Pork & Rice Cabbage Rolls

Cabbage rolls can be found in traditional cuisines all across Europe and the Middle East, though in my head, I most associate them with eastern Europe. In keeping with our Ukrainian dinner theme, we made these cabbage rolls in more of a Ukrainian style. As with every "traditional dish" I've ever researched or made, there... Continue Reading →

White Bean & Tiny Pasta Soup

This is the easiest soup and one of my favorite family recipe soups. In our family cookbook, it's attributed to by Aunt Townley. It's the one my mom makes for me if I'm not feeling well (or that I steal out of her fridge any time I see it). It's another one of those things... Continue Reading →

Miso e Cacio e Pepe

Circling back to September's Cookbook Club selection for this one. I knew I wanted to make this as soon as we opened the book, but just hadn't gotten to it yet. I'm glad we finally did! This was easy to bring together and used ingredients that we already had on hand. (Although we may keep... Continue Reading →

Spicy Pasta alla Norma with Sausage

We're definitely adding Joshua McFadden's Six Seasons to our list of favorite cookbooks. And this recipe may just be our favorite one (so far) from there! We've been getting these gorgeous fairy-tale eggplants from our Farm Share this summer and, not being super experienced eggplant-ers, have been trying new ways to enjoy them. Not only... Continue Reading →

Afghan Chickpea Curry

This was our second attempt from May's Cookbook Club selection, Parwana, by Durkhanai Ayubi. The first, Afghan Lamb & Root Veggie Aush, was a big hit. We have about 80% of the recipes in this book earmarked to try. I was also very encouraged when I was picking this book up at the library and... Continue Reading →

Za’atar Chicken over Yogurt

Looking for a meal that looks beautiful and feels complex, but isn't actually that hard or time-consuming to make? Got one for you! It's a great meal to share when friends are over... though it also is best if your eaters don't mind just digging into the shared platter and eating with their fingers. The... Continue Reading →

Afghan Lamb & Root Veggie Aush

This was our first recipe attempt from Parwana, by Durkhanai Ayubi, May's Cookbook Club selection. This is another cookbook we just knew we were going to love! It may end up at the top of the favorites list with Falastin and Stir Frying to the Sky's Edge. We bookmarked half of the book to try... Continue Reading →

Cauliflower in Turmeric Yogurt

Do we cook anything not inspired by the Cookbook Club anymore? Barely. February's selection is The Flavor Equation by Nik Sharma. The original recipe utilizes kefir and thickens it for the sauce. Sharma talks about how he likes the tangy, sour flavor of the kefir for this dish. When I read that, I thought that... Continue Reading →

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 →

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