Blood Orange and Olive Tabbouleh

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Out of all the citrus varieties found this season, blood oranges are unique. Their skin is just as gorgeous as the deep crimson hues and blood-colored flesh found on their insides. They almost have a hint of raspberry mixed with citrus notes. I find them to be less sweet than other oranges. They are just so darn elegant. Continue reading “Blood Orange and Olive Tabbouleh”

Spiced Ginger- Apple Chutney

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Hi friends,

Now that it is apple season, we are finding a variety of beautiful apples at the market. If you are wondering about different ways to preserve apples, try making chutney.  Continue reading “Spiced Ginger- Apple Chutney”

Socca Pizza with Beetroot Spread

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My sister brought my beautiful niece named Luna over last week. It was a Friday and I wanted to celebrate by making a special yet easy and quick lunch. Continue reading “Socca Pizza with Beetroot Spread”

Carrot-Sweet Potato Soup

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Nowadays it seems like everyone is busy; overscheduled and overbooked. We have apps to help manage our lives, supposedly making things easier for us, however with the accessibility of technology, we still seem to be stressed out. When a crisis strikes, we find ourselves in the midst of chaos struggling to hold on until the storm passes. If we are lucky, we have family close by to help with simple things such as providing a meal or household chores. Continue reading “Carrot-Sweet Potato Soup”

Slow-Roasted Tomato Sauce & Soup

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Hi Everyone,

The end of August marks a goodbye to summer and the beginning of school for our kids. It’s a bittersweet time where many of us ask ourselves “where did summer go?” Time seems fleeting especially in summer when many of us are busy traveling on holiday and hosting family and friends. As we wrap up summer and head into fall we have a few lovely things to hold onto like the end of summer produce. Continue reading “Slow-Roasted Tomato Sauce & Soup”

Honey-Millet Cornbread

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Hi Everyone,

It’s been quiet over here on the blog front. We’ve been in the midst of summer, happily enjoying visits from out-of-town friends, swimming, cooking and of course eating delicious meals together. My sister had a beautiful baby girl named Luna. YAY! Most recently, we were in Minnesota visiting family and took a little road trip to Madison, Wisconsin. Continue reading “Honey-Millet Cornbread”

Preserved Lemon Pearl Couscous Salad

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Are you wondering what to do with your jar of preserved lemons? I made a large jar this winter and this Pearl ( also known as Israeli) couscous salad is a great vessel for these salty beauties. Continue reading “Preserved Lemon Pearl Couscous Salad”

Roasted Golden-Beet Salad

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Most days, whatever I have leftover in the fridge will serve as lunch. Sometimes, it is as simple as a can of sardines, mixed with yogurt, salt & pepper and a side of avocado. Other days; dinner leftovers. I was lucky enough to have roasted these beautiful golden beets a few days earlier.

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Chickpea Popovers

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Today was Pie day. All over Instagram, there were beautiful posts of  delectable pies.  I wish I could make pie but I am a little bit challenged in the baking department. Saira, my eldest daughter has asthma and eczema so we try to stay away from butter & most dairy products. Which is why when I do bake, I try to find alternatives. We use olive oil a lot.  I sometimes feed her yogurt, creme fraiche and ghee because these foods are fermented, easier to digest and the probiotics are good for gut health. Continue reading “Chickpea Popovers”

Preserved Meyer Lemons

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In September 2014, I enrolled myself in holistic culinary school. It changed my perspective on food and cooking forever. I realized that so much of what I learned about the importance of preserving food, my mom was already doing. Food preservation was something she learned from her own mom, grandmother and great grandmother. Continue reading “Preserved Meyer Lemons”