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 →

Lemon Chickpea Salad (Balilah)

January's pick for the Cookbook Club is Falastin, by Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley. I've been a fan of Tamimi's for a long time, as he co-authored one of my all-time favorite cookbooks, Jerusalem, so I was very excited about this pick. While Jerusalem looks at the food of Jerusalem from both the Jewish and... 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 →

Eggplant & Mango Soba Noodles

For Cookbook Club this month, we're cooking Plenty, by Yotam Ottolenghi. I love Ottolenghi... he's one of my favorite chefs to follow on social media and I find his recipes universally delicious! I was introduced to him several years back when my sister gave me the cookbook Jerusalem that he co-authored with Sami Tamimi. It... Continue Reading →

Ballpark Stuffed Peppers

This isn't the first time we'd tried a riff on stuffed peppers around here. I loved our last creation - Chicken & Couscous Stuffed Peppers, probably because I like anything with pearl couscous. This variation goes pretty much the opposite direction and is stuffed full of rice, cheese, and the American classic - hot dog.... Continue Reading →

Beef Barley Soup

A lot of our family and friends think because we have this food blog and enjoy 'fancy' dinner date nights, that we only eat complex, homemade dishes for every single meal. Hate to burst the bubble, but that is far from the truth. We obviously do love experimenting with new recipes and tend to take... Continue Reading →

Dinner Salad with a Poached Egg

In my mid-to-late 20s, there was this salad I used to make myself all the time. I'm talking maybe two or three times a week for months to years. (Katie & Terry probably remember this phase of my life well 😂🤣). I saw it originally in a magazine somewhere I think, though I can't remember... Continue Reading →

Curried Chicken Salad

I think I'm an anomaly of my generation. I still love the lunchbox sandwiches of the 90s. Egg salad, chicken salad, tuna salad? Yes please! (Side note, what makes these "salad?") I think most of my peers either a) ate so many of these sandwiches in childhood that they refuse to even glance at them... Continue Reading →

Persian Spiced Lentil Soup

Happy first day of spring! Or if you're of Persian descent, Happy Nowruz! Nowruz literally translates to "new day" and is the name for the Persian new year, which occurs on the vernal (spring) equinox. The holiday has been celebrated for thousands of years and is a holy day from the Zoroastrian tradition, though it... Continue Reading →

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