Tomato Soup and Polenta

Chunky Tomato Soup with Crispy Polenta Sticks

Ever need a super quick and easy meal but also want something flavorful and delicious?  Every ... Continue Reading
Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs with Marinara Sauce

This Italian dish is always a huge crowd-pleaser.  Each beautiful meatball has a soft melted ... Continue Reading
Vegetarian Onion Dolma

Vegetarian Onion Dolma

Many vegetables can be stuffed with a mixture of rice, meat, and spices, but to me, nothing ... Continue Reading
Crock pot of Ash Rishteh

Persian Winter Noodle and Legumes Soup (Osh Reshteh)

I remember my grandmother making this winter soup when I was a child.  It was always such a ... Continue Reading
Persian Rice with Sour Cherries

Persian Rice with Sour Cherries

I adore this dish, called Albaloo in Farsi.  It combines so many exquisite yet simple flavors ... Continue Reading

Mediterranean Meat Loaf

Growing up in the United States, my parents' best friends were from the northern Iraqi city of ... Continue Reading
Couscous with Chicken and Chickpeas

Spicy Chicken Couscous with Caramelized Vegetables

It has been years since I've made couscous and I decided today was the day!  It's so easy and ... Continue Reading
Persian Style Rice with Golden Crust

Persian Style Rice with Golden Crust

Happy 2018!  I'm very much looking forward to starting a new year.  I have a good feeling ... Continue Reading