Shrimp and Grits

With smoky garlicky shrimp on a bed of rich cheesy grits, this Shrimp and Grits recipe is easy delicious comfort food at its best.

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Chicken Biryani

Chicken Biryani is a delicious savory rice dish that's loaded with spicy marinated chicken, caramelized onions, and flavorful saffron rice.

Sesame Snap Pea Chicken

This easy chicken stir-fry with savory mushrooms, crisp snap peas and ground sesame seeds was so easy and good I’ve already made it twice this week. Although it uses chicken breast, I employ a few tricks to ensure the meat stays juicy and flavorful. Head over to PBS Food for my full post and recipe … Continue reading “Sesame Snap Pea Chicken”


Tricks for making a simple Caponata with creamy eggplant, briny green olives & capers, crisp celery, sweet raisins and earthy pine nuts.

Bananas Foster Pancakes

I don’t really know what my fixation with turning this classic dessert into breakfast, but I’ve done a Bananas Foster Dutch Baby before, and I’ve been at it again with these Bananas Foster Pancakes. Thick and fluffy, these pancakes are studded with caramelized bananas, and get served with an irresistible butterscotch sauce. Head over to PBS food … Continue reading “Bananas Foster Pancakes”


Hashweh (lit. "stuffing") is a classic Levantine dish made with ground lamb and rice, seasoned with sweet spices such as allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg.

Green Tomato Mint Salad

I’ve always loved using green fruit and vegetables to make salads and green tomatoes are no exception. This vibrant green salad features crisp green tomatoes and mint toss with a simple lemon dressing and feta. It makes for a delightfully refreshing side that screams SPRING! Head over to PBS Food for my full post and … Continue reading “Green Tomato Mint Salad”

Kimchi Pasta

Vibrant, spicy and ultra-flavorful, Kimchi Pasta makes for a quick weeknight entree, or a stunning side that comes together from a handful of ingredients.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Muffins

Like most people who spent their childhood in the US, peanut butter and jelly, is a combination that invokes feelings of nostalgia, comfort and hunger for me. I love this combo so much I’ve turned this classic sandwich into things like PB&J Biscuits and thumbprint cookies in the past. For my latest creation, behold: Peanut Butter & Jelly Muffins. … Continue reading “Peanut Butter & Jelly Muffins”