Month: July 2017

Lentil Rice Pilaf Recipe with Sweet Potato and Peas

Lentil Rice Pilaf with Sweet Potato

Here’s a recipe inspired by the cleansing and healing Ayurvedic dish called kitchari (a one pot meal of lentils and rice with spices). Yes, I said inspired. In reality what I have created here is something a little more a Lebanese lentil rice pilaf. There’s garlic and onion here… extra flavor people! But I am […]

Caramelised Shallot Tart recipe with Prosciutto, Thyme and Ricotta

Caramelised Shallot Tart

This caramelised shallot tart is not only super easy to make but is incredibly delicious. I mean really who doesn’t love caramelised shallots, or onions for that matter? Add a little salty prosciutto di Parma, some fresh garden thyme and layer it on a puff pastry tart slathered with ricotta cheese, bake it until it’s […]

Middle Eastern Roasted Tomatoes and Chickpeas with Bulgur Recipe with Cilantro, Cucumber and Pine Nuts

Middle Eastern Roasted Tomatoes and Chickpeas with Bulgur

I love simple salads that simply taste good. I when I say good, I mean good with a capital “G”. And guess where the awesomeness starts… in the oven. Imagine this… roasted sumac tomatoes AND roasted cumin-spiced chickpeas. Together… side by side! Then this delicious duo is tossed together in a simple bulgur salad with […]

Roasted green beans recipe with fresh dill, lemon, red onion, and pine nuts.

Roasted Green Beans with Lemon and Dill

Hello fellow green bean loving friends! If any of you have had to endure some a childhood of very mediocre limp green beans (or worst canned ones!), then I am telling you now, forget those days. Green beams done right are awesome. Of course, blanched, crisp-but-tender beans are fantastic in a salad, BUT if you […]

Morroccan-Style Millet Salad with Chickpeas and Carrots recipe with roasted pine nuts and a subtle sweet flavour from dried cranberries

Morroccan-Style Millet Salad with Chickpeas & Carrots

When I think of Moroccan food I think of fragrant spices, bright colours and sweet, savory flavors. And in my world, this translates to a dish that is full of warm spices (like cumin, cayenne and paprika), fresh herbs, some toasted nuts and sweet dried fruit. And in this case, carrots for color and chickpeas, […]

Favorite Original Tzatziki (Greek Yogurt Cucumber Dip)

Favorite Original Tzatziki (Greek Yogurt Cucumber Dip)

This tzatziki and I new besties. Or shall I say reacquainted besties. A bestie that I just can’t get enough of lately. I’ve always loved tzatziki, but I became particularly fond of it when we traveling the Peloponese coast of Greece. And to narrow things down even further, it was one particular restaurant in the […]