Vegan Chili (That is My New Favorite)

Ok, you might be thinking after last week’s post and this post that I’m going vegan. Well…I’m not. I think that’s great if you want to be vegan, but I’m sticking with my yogurt and cheese. But, I do like the idea of eating a more plant-based diet. Believe it or not, this recipe rivals […]

Simple Saturday: Lentil Salad

I find it very interesting that this was the recipe I had in mind to post today. Lentil salad: A dish that is so French in many ways (green lentils, red wine vinegar) and one that has its Middle Eastern roots, as well. After what happened in France yesterday, all of us are reeling with […]

A Few Questions

First question: Have you been to Neomonde in Raleigh, NC? If yes, then good choice. If no, then get down here and take yourself out for some freshly made pita and the best hummus and Mediterranean sides of your life. Second question: Have you ever had or heard of mujaddara? This middle eastern dish happens to […]

Hot Weather Lunch

I was going to name this post “Warm Weather Lunch”, but, let’s face it, it’s been hitting the 100-degree mark around here and it’s just plain hot (I won’t even mention the humidity). On days like this, you don’t want an elaborate meal or a casserole. You just want something fresh and healthy that won’t […]

Lazy Night Soup

It’s always a good idea to keep a few recipes in your repertoire that are quick, comforting, cheap and make lots of leftovers. This Lentil Soup is the epitome of those things. And it’s a recipe from a new blogger friend of mine, The Olive and The Sea. Check out her post for step-by-step photos. This warming, […]