Ginger Rice Pilaf with Chickpeas

Ginger Rice Pilaf with Chickpeas

Ginger rice is a simple yet flavorful dish that is a great side for a heartier meal. It can also be served as a main component of a vegetarian meal. It has a hint of ginger spicy-ness, plus earthy-ness from the ground cumin. It’s a 

Bulgur Pilaf Recipe with Turkish 10-Spice

Bulgur Pilaf Recipe with Turkish 10-Spice

Bulgur pilaf is a classic Turkish dish. It’s made from bulgur, a quick-cooking whole grain with an incredible nutty flavor and deliciously chewy texture. This bulgur pilaf recipe makes a great side dish to roasted meats, veggies, and salads.  Spiced Pilaf I love experimenting with 

Sauteed Mushroom Recipe with Green Peas

Sauteed Mushroom Recipe with Green Peas

This sauteed mushroom recipe with green peas combines simple ingredients with spices for a quick and easy side dish. Spices That Go Well with Mushrooms Some of the best spices that complement the earthy flavor of mushrooms are allspice, cinnamon, sumac, and more. These essential Turkish 

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 

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 

Marinated Portobello Mushrooms with Tomatoes and Feta Cheese

Marinated Portobello Mushrooms with Tomatoes and Feta Cheese

This vegetarian grilling recipe of marinated portobello mushrooms stuffed with tomatoes and feta cheese satisfies vegetarians and meat eaters alike, and couldn’t be easier to make. Spices That Go With Mushrooms Some of the best spices that complement the earthy flavor of mushrooms are red 

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-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. Spices to Use in Tomato Cucumber Salad This Turkish-style salad uses two essential Turkish 

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. Spices That Go Well with Eggplant There are 

Easy Asparagus Recipe with Tomato-Olive Salsa

Easy Asparagus Recipe with Tomato-Olive Salsa

This easy asparagus recipe is a delicious side dish. Asparagus stalks are briefly steamed, then topped with a brightly flavored tomato and olive salsa that is seasoned with za’atar spice blend, fresh garlic, and vinegar or fresh lemon juice. Za’atar Spice Blend with Vegetables Za’atar 

Garlicky Swiss Chard and Chickpeas

Garlicky Swiss Chard and Chickpeas

This healthy side dish, garlicky Swiss chard and chickpeas, is a quick and easy side dish for any meal. Swiss Chard: A Versatile Vegetable Swiss chard is in the same plant family as spinach, and has similar flavor and cooking qualities. It’s a little more 

Maple Glazed Carrots with Smoky Walnut Gremolata

Maple Glazed Carrots with Smoky Walnut Gremolata

These maple glazed carrots with smoky walnut gremolata will impress everyone at the table. Best news? They are super simple to make. What is Gremolata? Gremolata is an Italian condiment, traditionally made with parsley, lemon zest, and garlic. Truth be told, I have been a 

Turkish-Style Stuffed Tomato Recipe

Turkish-Style Stuffed Tomato Recipe

This stuffed tomato recipe is a classic Turkish dish. Combining cooked rice with ground beef, onion, spices, pine nuts and currants, creates a delicious dish perfect for a light lunch or first course at dinner. Spices in Stuffed Tomatoes These stuffed tomatoes include allspice and 

Turkish-Style Braised Leeks Recipe

Turkish-Style Braised Leeks Recipe

In this Turkish-style braised leeks recipe, called prasa, leeks are combined with extra virgin olive oil, carrots, lemon, and a small amount of white rice for a classic Turkish dish that tastes much more than the sum of its parts. Braised Leeks are a Traditional 

Roasted Sweet Potato Fries Recipe with Coriander-Onion Dip

Roasted Sweet Potato Fries Recipe with Coriander-Onion Dip

This sweet potato fries recipe with coriander-onion dip is an easy weeknight side dish or snack that’s easy to love. Reworking a Family Favorite Every Thanksgiving my extended family gets together for our annual celebration, and it’s basically a feeding frenzy. Before the main course 

Brussels Sprouts Salad Recipe with Apple and Goat Cheese

Brussels Sprouts Salad Recipe with Apple and Goat Cheese

This Brussels sprouts salad recipe is yummy. I made it because I had some leftover over Brussels sprouts kicking around the fridge. I hate food waste, so I knew I had to do something quickly with them. Brussels Sprouts Recipes Brussels sprouts recipes of old 

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 

Potato Salad with Tangy Cilantro Dressing

Potato Salad with Tangy Cilantro Dressing

This homemade potato salad with cilantro scallion dressing couldn’t be any easier to make. The delicious 4-ingredient cilantro scallion dressing is really the star here. Best Potato Salad Recipe When you’re looking for a twist on the classic potato salad, make this. I love throwing