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 →

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 →

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 →

Sour Beets

Since having our baby girl, we realized that having friends and family over for dinner is a little more difficult than it once was. We love cooking and hosting, but given that she goes to bed in the 6 o'clock hour and lets be honest, most people are coming over to see her and not... Continue Reading →

Potatoes Vindaloo

Tonight's recipe is our second effort from Plenty, by Yotam Ottolenghi. Our first attempt was the super unique Eggplant & Mango Soba Noodles, which we loved! I love all things carbs, so a dish of not one, but two types of potatoes is right up my ally. We enjoyed cooking with curry leaves for the... 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 →

Dill & Goat Cheese Risotto

I've had this idea for a risotto with dill and goat cheese to yield a dish with a rich and creamy texture like a normal risotto, but with a tangy, less heavy flavor. This is one of the best things about risotto in my opinion - it's one of those kitchen sink dishes that can... 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 →

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