Kofta & Potatoes in Tahini Sauce

I think this is our last recipe for the month from Falastin. Check out our other attempts: Lemon Chickpea Salad (Balilah), Saffron Butternut Squash Soup, and Chicken Musakhan! We'll definitely return to this cookbook later though... we have quite a few more recipes earmarked. This has been one of our favorite cookbooks since the Kitchn Cookbook Club... Continue Reading →

Chicken Musakhan

Over here, we're still loving cooking our way through Falastin, January's selection for the Kitchn's Cookbook Club. So far we've made Lemon Chickpea Salad (Balilah), Saffron Butternut Squash Soup, and a few others that we didn't share on here (yet). We love Middle Eastern food at baseline, and this cookbook has been a real treat. I've wanted... Continue Reading →

Saffron Butternut Squash Soup

We're a little bit in love with January's Cookbook Club selection Falastin. We always bookmark some recipes at the beginning of the month when there's a new cookbook. This month, we bookmarked pretty much the entire book, and just might actually follow through. This soup was pretty easy to prepare and a great winter and... Continue Reading →

Seven Vegetable Couscous

Last night, the world in general, and American women in particular, lost an icon. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Notorious RBG, died at the age of 87. The tiny legal legend was a champion for equal rights for women and the queen of dissent on the Supreme Court. The news of her death hit me harder... Continue Reading →

Corn Risotto

For the few people out there who read our blog with any regularity, you already know that I love risotto. I love carbs in general, and the adaptability of risotto specifically. We've experimented with taking risotto in a lot of different directions before (see our other risotto recipes), but this summer-y version is a new... Continue Reading →

Classic Beef & Broccoli

Sticking with our Cookbook Club selection, we made another recipe from Grace Young's Stir-Frying to the Sky's Edge. This month has been incredibly fun, even though we didn't join in until closer to the end of August. Ms. Young actually joined the club Facebook group and offered tips, suggestions, and kind comments on all of... Continue Reading →

Banh Mi Meatballs

The pandemic life means that we've been trying to limit our grocery store trips and only eating the food we have in the house. This has been good and bad for our cooking. It's forced some creativity that has been well-worth the effort, but other times it's just led to us eating the same thing... Continue Reading →

Baked “Tandoori” Chicken

I started off this pandemic era with increased energy for cooking and especially baking (see: Berry Pavlova with Chocolate Drizzle and Banana Chip Muffins), but recently I've swung to the opposite end of the spectrum. I think it's a little bit of COVID-depression... It's hard to get excited about cooking dinner, when your life consists... Continue Reading →

Blood Orange Lamb

While we like a lot of the same dishes and flavors, Selim and I approach cooking in completely different ways. He likes to combine flavors and add a pinch of this and a dash of that, until he ends up with a delicious end result. Frequently (and unfortunately) this doesn't lend itself to sharing on... Continue Reading →

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