Appetizer

Turkish Meze – Circassian Chicken Recipe

Turkish Meze – Circassian Chicken Recipe

This Turkish meze recipe is an absolute delight. Chicken is poached in an aromatic liquid and combined with a paprika-laced walnut sauce. Circassian chicken is a delicious addition to any meze spread or perfect for a party appetizer. Origins of Turkish Meze Meze refers to […]

Manchego Grilled Cheese Toasts with Olive Tapenade

Manchego Grilled Cheese Toasts with Olive Tapenade

These Manchego grilled cheese toasts smear homemade green olive tapenade over a toasted baguette slice, and melt sweet nutty Manchego cheese over the top. They are a perfect accompaniment to soups and salads, or as a tasty snack or appetizer. Manchego Grilled Cheese I love […]

Chickpea Herb Pita Pizzas

Chickpea Herb Pita Pizzas

Chickpea herb healthy pita pizzas are a quick easy meal or snack. A chunky herb-y mess of chickpeas is spread on pita bread, and topped with arugula, feta cheese, tomatoes, and a tahini drizzle. Weekly Meal Plans When heading into a work week, I do […]

Spinach and Arugula Bruschetta with Dukkah Recipe

Spinach and Arugula Bruschetta with Dukkah Recipe

In this dukkah recipe, walnuts and sesame seeds are toasted and combined with ground coriander, nutmeg, and salt for a delicious condiment. What is Dukkah? Dukkah is an Egyptian nut, seed, herb, and spice blend typically served as an appetizer dip with vegetables, fresh bread, […]

Chickpea and Chorizo Tapas Recipe

Chickpea and Chorizo Tapas Recipe

This chickpea and chorizo tapas recipe combines flavorful Spanish chorizo with piquillo peppers and chickpeas, creating a succulent summertime dish that is a perfect dinner on a sweltering evening. Summertime Meals Tapas, or small Spanish savory dishes, are perfect for when the warmth of summer […]

Zucchini Hummus Recipe

Zucchini Hummus Recipe

Learn how to make hummus without chickpeas with this zucchini hummus recipe. Whether you are craving something different, avoiding beans, or have a bumper crop of zucchini needing to be used up, this delicious dip recipe combines olive oil, garlic, tahini, and spices, and takes […]

Roasted Pistachio and Yellow Lentil Dip Recipe

Roasted Pistachio and Yellow Lentil Dip Recipe

Save this healthy dip recipe for your next gathering. In this roasted pistachio and yellow lentil dip recipe, cooked yellow lentils are combined with roasted pistachios, olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice for a tasty and unusual dip that is a total upgrade from your […]

Muhammara | Roasted Red Pepper & Walnut Dip Recipe

Muhammara | Roasted Red Pepper & Walnut Dip Recipe

Use pomegranate molasses in this muhammara recipe to create a sweet and tangy roasted red pepper and walnut dip. It’s an addicting combination and a delicious recipe perfect for your next sandwich, snack, or holiday appetizer. Roasted Red Pepper and Walnut Dip There is a […]

Turkish-Style Spinach and Cheese Savory Pie Recipe

Turkish-Style Spinach and Cheese Savory Pie Recipe

Borek, or Turkish-style spinach and cheese savory pie, combines two types of cheeses with onion, parsley, spinach, dill, and a touch of nutmeg for a savory treat that is delicious for any meal or snack. Working with Filo Dough I know what you’re thinking: “but […]

Salmon Patties with Cilantro Stem Aioli

Salmon Patties with Cilantro Stem Aioli

This easy salmon recipe is a delectable option for a quick and satisfying weeknight meal. Made from leftover cooked salmon or canned salmon and a few pantry ingredients, they will become a staple in your regular dinner rotation. Sourcing Salmon I make my decision for […]

Turkish-Style Braised Green Beans Recipe

Turkish-Style Braised Green Beans Recipe

This Turkish green beans recipe is one of my absolute favorite Turkish dishes. If there’s one vegetable dish I had to choose to eat every day for the rest of my life, these Turkish-style braised green beans would be it. Traditional Turkish Food This Turkish […]

Turkish-Style Zucchini Fritters Recipe

Turkish-Style Zucchini Fritters Recipe

Of all zucchini recipes, these Turkish zucchini fritters are one of my favorite. Lightly fried in olive oil, and chock full of fresh herbs, these delicate patties melt in your mouth. They are a great way to use up bumper crops of zucchini, and can […]

Marinated Mushrooms Recipe

Marinated Mushrooms Recipe

This marinated mushrooms recipe with garlic and herbs is ready in just 20 minutes, plus marinating time. A favorite of mine for more than 20 years, it is originally from Claudia Roden’s cookbook, Book of Middle Eastern Food. The book was originally published in 1968, […]

Garlic and Lemon Zest Shrimp Recipe

Garlic and Lemon Zest Shrimp Recipe

This easy shrimp recipe, with a 15-minute garlic and lemon zest marinade, is a delicious solution for a fast weeknight dinner. An Easy Healthy Dinner I love shrimp because is so quick to cook, and tastes delicious! I loving pairing the finished dish with olives, […]

Hard-Boiled Eggs Recipe with Garlic and Parsley

Hard-Boiled Eggs Recipe with Garlic and Parsley

This hard-boiled egg recipe with garlic and parsley is a perfect party appetizer. It’s easy to make and so so delicious. Who Needs a Hard Boiled Egg Recipe? There are many opinions out there on how to make the perfect hard boiled egg. From salting […]

Mom’s Meatball Recipe with Parsley and Onion Salad

Mom’s Meatball Recipe with Parsley and Onion Salad

This healthy dinner recipe is a terrific way to get a nutritious and delicious meal on the table in under an hour. My meatball recipe contains fresh parsley and mint, adding a zesty kick, and can easily be made gluten-free. Meatball Recipe: A Quick Kid-Friendly […]