Kale Salad with Orange Blossom Water

When I first saw a photo Chef Chad Sarno’s Kale Salad presented in a cucumber “bowl”, I fell in love. I’m totally into the “pretty” when it comes to food and immediately decided that I would make my own version one day. Since plants are often thought of as boring or bland food items, making nourishing and… Read More

Shakshuka (Galette)

Who knew poaching eggs in a savory tomato sauce would be all the rage? Sure, shakshuka (also shakshouka, chakchouka, or choukchouka) is a fun word to say, but this one-skillet meal is now considered an obsession and a comfort food to many around the world. Its origins are believed to be from North Africa—Tunisia, to be exact, but there are many countries… Read More

Summer Freekah and Herb Salad with Pomegranate Molasses Dressing

A traditional food of the Middle East and Northeastern Africa, freekah has recently made its way into Western food culture. It’s not a common grain seen in many Western kitchens, but I think it has the potential to catch the interest of many home cooks and chefs. High in fiber and iron, and a good source of niacin, vitamin… Read More

PWC’s Healthy Lifestyle Challenge

Very little in life that is worth having comes easy, would you agree? A great marriage; knowledge or mastery of an art or skill; a happy home; good friendships, raising well-rounded children; and more, all require commitment and sustained efforts over a long period of time. Self-discipine and the practice of a healthy lifestyle are no… Read More

Fresh-Herb Kuku

A fresh-herb kuku such as this one is a traditional New Year’s dish in Iran. The green herbs symbolize rebirth, and the eggs symbolize fertility and happiness for the year to come. Similar to an Italian frittata or a French quiche, a kuku is a thick and fluffy baked omelet that is typically stuffed with… Read More

Za’atar and Pomegranate Roasted Tofu

While browsing the web to find an interesting recipe for fresh pomegranates, I came across an inspiration for this sweet, sour and tangy dish. Since I had recently written about za’atar, my favorite Middle Eastern spice, I thought this recipe would be a great follow-up as it includes another traditional Middle Eastern ingredient, pomegranate molasses. Both… Read More