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 →

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 →

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