Jamaican Curry Rice

Print Recipe Jamaican Curry Rice Prep Time15 minsCook Time20 mins Course: Side DishCuisine: Caribbean Servings: 4 Author: Aliye Aydin Ingredients1 small onion1 Tablespoon butter or coconut oil1 Tablespoon Jamaican curry powder or to taste1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper1 1/2 cups…

Jamaican Curry Lamb Recipe

Print Recipe Jamaican Curry Lamb Recipe Goat is traditionally used, but Jamaican curry also goes well with lamb meat. Prep Time15 minsCook Time1 hr Course: Main CourseCuisine: Caribbean Author: Aliye Aydin Ingredients2 pounds lamb stew meat or kebabs1 medium onion2 cloves garlic1 scotch bonnet or…

Jamaican Vegetable Curry

Print Recipe Jamaican Vegetable Curry Prep Time15 minsCook Time20 mins Course: Main CourseCuisine: Caribbean Servings: 6 Author: Aliye Aydin Ingredients1 yellow onion4 cloves garlic1-3 scotch bonnet or habanero peppers (optional)2 medium carrots1 pound fingerling potato1/2 head green cabbage2 scallions1 Tablespoon coconut oil2 1/2 Tablespoons Spice…

Grilled Eggplant with Spiced Yogurt

Grilled Eggplant with Spiced Yogurt

Print Recipe Grilled Eggplant with Spiced Yogurt A delicious and simple eggplant recipe. Adapted from Bon Appetit. Prep Time15 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time30 mins Course: SaladsCuisine: Mediterranean Servings: 4 people Author: Aliye Aydin Ingredients1 globe eggplant (about 1 pound)3/4 teaspoon turmeric4 Tablespoons extra virgin olive…

How to Cook Food That Tastes Amazing

How to Cook Food That Tastes Amazing

How to cook food that tastes truly amazing does not have to be a mystery. Below are some of my favorite cooking hacks that I’ve learned over the years working as a professional chef, and use all the time to create delicious healthy meals at…

Creamy Lamb Meatball Soup with Lemon

Creamy Lamb Meatball Soup with Lemon

This creamy lamb meatball soup gets its silky texture from eggs. A version of the classic Greek soup, avgolemono, it’s filling without feeling too heavy. What is Avgolemono? The word avgolemono refers to an egg-lemon sauce found in many cultures across the Mediterranean, Middle East,…

Golden Baked Chicken Wings

Golden Baked Chicken Wings

These golden baked chicken wings are easy to make at home and easy fulfill any snack cravings. They are flavored with a turmeric spice blend, then cooked until a little crisp and absolutely succulent. Served with a 5-minute yogurt dipping sauce, it’s easy to whip…

One Skillet Simple Ground Beef Recipe with Zucchini and Spices

One Skillet Simple Ground Beef Recipe with Zucchini and Spices

This one-skillet simple ground beef recipe checks all the boxes when I’m looking for a weeknight meal. Quick? Check. Delicious? Check. Good for leftovers? Check. This dish will have everyone’s mouth watering even before the pan hits the table, I promise. A Versatile Ground Beef…

Sweet Potato Hash Recipe

Sweet Potato Hash Recipe

Sweet potato hash is a hearty option for breakfast. Pan-roasted sweet potatoes are cooked with bell peppers, onions, and ham for an easy and delicious meal. What foods pair well with sweet potatoes? I am often challenged to find breakfast solutions that my daughter will…

Spanish Tomato Sauce Recipe

Spanish Tomato Sauce Recipe

This Spanish tomato sauce recipe takes me back to a trip to Spain I took in 2015. During that trip, I noticed a jar of this tomato sauce on the table in every restaurant, much like ketchup one might find on any dinner table here…

Easy Mediterranean-Style Chicken Salad Recipe

Easy Mediterranean-Style Chicken Salad Recipe

Here are three reasons why this easy Mediterranean-style chicken salad recipe needs to be a part of your weekly meal prep. 1. We all need more crispy crunchy refreshing salads in our lives. I mean, let’s face it. As good as our intentions are to…

Watermelon Feta Salad Recipe with Mint

Watermelon Feta Salad Recipe with Mint

Learn how to pick the perfect watermelon, and make this watermelon feta salad with mint. It’s the perfect summer dish for days when it’s too hot to eat. Each bite of cold juicy watermelon paired with salty feta and cooling mint is so refreshing! How…

Zucchini Burger Recipe

Zucchini Burger Recipe

You might not know you need this zucchini burger in your life until you try it. It’s a delicious way to use up hordes of summer zucchini, while making a delicious vegetarian burger in the process. How to Make Homemade Veggie Burgers There are many…

Marinated Portobello Mushrooms with Tomatoes and Feta Cheese

Marinated Portobello Mushrooms with Tomatoes and Feta Cheese

If you’re looking for a vegetarian grilling recipe, make these marinated portobello mushrooms stuffed with tomatoes and feta cheese. They’ll satisfy vegetarians and meat eaters alike, and couldn’t be easier to make. Vegetarian Grilling Recipes Sometimes I feel a little challenged when I host a…

Mediterranean Green Beans with Fresh Dill and Olives

Mediterranean Green Beans with Fresh Dill and Olives

Mediterranean green beans are a fast and refreshing answer for your everyday salad needs. A quick blanch of green beans, combined with a perky dressing, fresh dill and briny olives creates a delicious salad. How to Blanch Green Beans Blanching is a cooking method that…

Turkish Yogurt Soup with Mint

Turkish Yogurt Soup with Mint

This summer soup recipe is a perfect option for when the temperatures go up and you want to cool down. Called “Yayla Çorbası” in Turkish, this Turkish yogurt soup with mint is a traditional recipe made with tangy yogurt, cooling mint, and pearl barley. How…

Turkish-style Tomato Cucumber Salad (Shephard’s Salad)

Turkish-style Tomato Cucumber Salad (Shephard’s Salad)

Shephard’s salad is a tomato cucumber salad that is the essence of summertime eating in Turkey. Called çoban salatasi in Turkish, it is a light and refreshing accompaniment to any meal. Summer Salads I was born in the United States, but have visited Turkey seven…

Roasted Eggplant with Spiced Chickpeas and Tomato

Roasted Eggplant with Spiced Chickpeas and Tomato

This easy eggplant recipe will become your go-to summer salad this year. Roast eggplant until soft and then combine with the perfect spices for a savory and succulent dish that is a great make-ahead side dish option. How to Cook Eggplant The eggplant in this…