Honey Roasted Carrots with Feta & Pistachio

Over the past few months, I've been seeing some amazing-looking roasted carrot recipes on Instagram, with some similar attributes. These by Noor Murad from a January Ottolenghi column, with mozzarella, maple, and hazelnuts. There was another with labneh and another with garlic yogurt. The combination of roasted carrots plus some sort of dairy, topped with... Continue Reading →

Ukrainian New Potatoes

Over the past few weeks, I, along with much of the rest of the world, have watched in horror as the Russian invasion of Ukraine has played out on the TV and internet right before my eyes. It's hard to know that you can't do much of anything other than bear witness and donate to... 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 →

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 →

Arroz con Gandules

How many times can we say it? A year like none other... so a Christmas unlike any other we've had. As of a few weeks ago, we'd come up with a plan for the weeks prior to Christmas, so we all felt comfortable visiting with my parents and siblings on Christmas Eve. Of course, we... Continue Reading →

Garlic-Truffle Mashed Potatoes

I don't have much to say here. We made mashed potatoes. And added garlic and truffle oil. What isn't better with garlic and truffle?? Garlic-Truffle Mashed Potatoes Ingredients:  5 large Russet potatoesSalt1/4 cup butter3 tbsp truffle oil1 shallot, minced8 cloves garlic, minced2+ tbsp milk Instructions: Peel and chop the potatoes into large chunks, roughly the... Continue Reading →

Indian-American Thanksgiving Stuffing

Growing up, Selim ate Indian food for Thanksgiving. His biological grandparents lived hours away and so his family celebrated with his non-biological family - who just so happen to be from India. So their traditional Thanksgiving table had samosas and paneer, as well as a turkey. When we realized we were going to be cooking... 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 →

Stir-Fried Ginger Broccoli

It's been awhile. We say this a lot. We obviously don't use this blog to make money or to showcase a business, so it's the first thing to fall by the wayside when we're busy. Currently, we have a baby, both work full-time, and are navigating a pandemic, so our blog has drifted to the... Continue Reading →

Spicy Elotes

Our friend Amanda texted yesterday and asked if we had a good street corn recipe. We've never made it before, but I remembered seeing a recipe in one of our cookbooks. I broke it out for her, but realized that we had all the needed ingredients on hand ourselves (key since we're still trying to... Continue Reading →

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