Archive for the ‘Fun’ Category

Dragon Fruit Shrub and a Game of Thrones Tribute

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Dragon Fruit Shrub with Pomegranate Arils

I’m so excited, it’s a little scary.

And if you’re a Game of Thrones fan, I’m sure you’re just as through-the-roof thrilled as I am for Sunday night.

(If you’re not a fan, you might not find this post all that interesting, so I won’t take it personally if you just want to scroll down to the bottom and check out the fabulously delicious recipe that you definitely don’t have to be a Game of Thrones fan to enjoy. Or stay a while and read a little bit about the story; but I warn you, you will be intrigued if you do!) (more…)

5 of My Favorite Places to Eat in Kuwait City #MyHomeTownGuide

Friday, March 7th, 2014

My Hometown Guide

Thank you to Fiji Water for sponsoring this post. I have been working on writing up a few of my favorite places to eat in Kuwait for a while now, and I couldn’t be more excited to share them with my readers.

5 of my favorite places to eat in kuwait city

Like so many who enjoy traveling, my favorite way to experience a culture is to dive head-first into their cuisine. Not only do you get the obvious benefit of trying new food and expanding your palate, but you also get to experience the customs that are part of the cuisine. (more…)

Food Blogger Cookbook Swap 2014

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Food Blogger Cookbook Swap

Nearly everyone I know is a cookbook collector.

It always starts innocently enough; maybe you found a book that was on sale for a song and couldn’t be missed, or maybe you had to buy your favorite chef’s cookbook(s). But then before you realized what was happening, you moved your entire collection into the spare room and bought a third new bookshelf to house it.

Sound familiar? Me too. (more…)

Unblogged: The Ones That Didn’t Make the Cut

Monday, December 30th, 2013


With food blogging, there are some recipe posts that never see the light of day for whatever reason.

It could be that the recipe still needs a bit of tweaking, or maybe it’s that the photos aren’t stellar. Or maybe it’s just me being picky, lol. Whatever the reason, these are the dishes that usually don’t make it to the blog, but I thought they’d make a fun blog post, especially now at the end of the year when it’s time to reflect back.

Here are a few dishes that just didn’t make the cut… (more…)

Why I Cook

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Thank you to Swanson and Kitchen Daily for sponsoring this post! I am happy to share more about myself with my readers, and I hope you enjoy reading about why I cook.

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Indian Bitter Gourd/Melon; I took this photo in Souk Al Mubarakiyah in Kuwait. A walk through that market is an endless source of cooking inspiration.

For my husband and I, date night always means Indian food.

I’m not sure why or how is has come to be that way, but that is just the way it is for us. We have a few places where we love to frequent, and a few things we love to order. Sometimes we’ll be adventurous with our choices, but in general, we usually go to a certain place for a certain dish. We cherry pick our favorites like that. (more…)

How to Make Natural Purple, Teal (Blue-Green), & Fuchsia (Purple-Pink) Food Colorings {Using the Red Cabbage Method & the Blueberry Method}

Thursday, June 27th, 2013


If you follow me on Instagram, you might already know that yesterday I made natural food coloring.

This is because I recently got the idea in my head that I absolutely had to make blue frosting.

I’ll tell you all about why I needed it soon, but for now, here is a big hint… (more…)

Food Blogger Prop Swap 2013

Monday, June 17th, 2013


Have you ever been to a restaurant and while waiting for your meal to arrive, someone else’s meal at a nearby table came and it smelled so good or it looked so beautiful going by that you just had to sneak a peek? (I know I can’t be the only one, lol.)

Kind-of like the impulse to look at someone else’s food, I love looking at other food blogger’s props. And drooling over not only the food they’re serving, but what they’re serving it on.

Along those lines, I was pretty excited about the Food Blogger Prop Swap. (more…)

Secret Ingredient

Thursday, February 28th, 2013


Does anyone know what this Middle Eastern ingredient is? I will be back tomorrow with the answer, along with a recipe for it! (Here it is!)

What I Ate Wednesday #4

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

DSC_7097(small)Breakfast, Part 1 (pre-workout): Cottage Cheese 

I can’t believe it’s been about a year since I last did a What I Ate Wednesday post! (Here are my first three: 1, 2, and 3.) I’d like to say I’ll try to do more of these posts, but in reality, my daily eats generally aren’t always interesting (I’m still stuck on my cottage cheese in the morning! :) ). There is a random day that is pretty fun though, and this day was one of them…enjoy! (more…)

An Edible Mosaic: Virtual Book Launch Party {Giveaway of Over $1300 Worth of Items!}

Friday, November 9th, 2012

I feel so incredibly blessed beyond measure. I have wonderful family and friends, a job I love so much it doesn’t really feel like work, I’m part of an amazingly supportive community of food bloggers, and I have the best readers in the world. And now I have a book that contains a small piece of my heart and soul to hold in my hands and call my own.

Truth be told, I’m still pinching myself because the reality of it still hasn’t quite sunk in yet. I am humbled, truly, more than words can express. All I can say is thank you to those of you have taken time out of your busy lives to support me…whether it’s reading my blog, leaving me a comment here, sending me a message on Facebook, tweeting something to me, pinning a photo of one of my recipes that you want to make, shooting me an email, or buying my book. There is no gesture too small. You all make my world brighter.

So now, I want to invite you to my virtual book launch party. This is a time for celebration and joy, and I am thrilled to share it with you. Grab a hot cuppa and settle in because this post is a long one full of goodies that you do not want to miss! (more…)

Hello! I’m Faith and I write An Edible Mosaic. This is my recipe collection of international favorites and updated American classics, with an emphasis on seasonal dishes. I focus on real foods that sustain body and mind, bring people together, and make a house a home. Welcome to my mosaic of recipes.

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