Tabouli

I used to have a fairly major parsley aversion. Too much of it (which usually amounted to anything over about 1/4 tsp) would completely ruin a dish for me. I think it was mostly a mental hang-up though, because I’ve been known to polish off loads of tabouli in [...]

Mjaddrah (Lentils with Carmelized Onions)

My interest in Lebanese food began when I was just learning how to cook, around age 12. My best friend’s mom was from Lebanon and I can remember the food she made as being unlike anything I’d ever tasted, but so much better than what I was used to. [...]

Barley with White Beans and Broccoli

This was inspired by a recipe in one of my all-time favorite cookbooks, Super Natural Cooking. I modified it it based on what I had on hand, and the fact that asparagus cost about four times as much as broccoli (and the broccoli didn’t come all the way from [...]

Marrakesh Minestrone

What I really feel like eating right now is piles of these No-Bake Bars but I did a little too much of that on New Years Eve. Instead I thought it might be a smarter idea to find some more healthy recipes to throw your way (and make myself, [...]

Stuffed Acorn Squash

I grew up eating a LOT of acorn squash. My mom grew it in the backyard (if I remember correctly, Mom, is that true?) and we kept a box of squash in the basement through the winter, eating it at least once a week. The past few years I [...]

Curried millet with browned onions

When we lived in California, my husband and I were OBSESSED with Indian food. Seriously, I have to type it in all caps because it was not just some fleeting fondness. Our pantry was stocked with all the essentials: multiple kinds of dal, asafoetida, amchur, curry leaves, fenugreek seeds, [...]

Quinoa and Edamame Salad

My mom included quinoa in my last care package, and I was pretty stoked to see it.  Brown rice is fine, but I’m definitely starting to get a little tired of it, and I want to play around a little more with different whole grains. I found some fresh [...]

Ricotta Stuffed Tomatoes

As tempted as I was to eat all my homemade ricotta by the spoonful, I wanted to figure out a recipe that would really let it shine. I’ve made ricotta-stuffed tomatoes before, but this time I decided to make them a little heartier by mixing cooked millet and ricotta [...]

Brown Rice Salad with Spinach and Balsamic Chicken

I read a LOT of food blogs on a regular basis, and I’m starting to see a trend: I gravitate towards blogs with a) fantastic, beautiful pictures and b) original recipes. This is because my blog usually has c) none of the above (but I’m working on it! I [...]

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