Archive for the ‘Cooking Light’ Category

Savory Pineapple Salad {Paleo}

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Savory Pineapple Salad

Most of us go through phases…

For example, I’ll go through the same routine for months, and then suddenly wake up one day and decide I want to completely switch up my workout program, rearrange the bedroom furniture, and – you know what else? – have broiled fish with roasted vegetables for breakfast. (Yeah, weird.) (more…)

BLT Pasta Salad {And a Few Other Pasta Salad Recipe Ideas}

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

BLT Pasta Salad with White Beans

Out of all my childhood memories, I remember summer vacation most vividly…those memories seem to be brighter, louder, and definitely more full of delicious smells and tastes. (more…)

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Sweet and Sour Chicken

One of my favorite lines in Friends is when Chandler is moving in with Monica and he and Joey are enjoying their last night together. Not knowing what the other was doing, Joey ordered pizza and Chandler ordered Chinese; Joey (who is of Italian descent) told Chandler (who is really obviously not of Chinese descent) something like, “It’s kind of nice…me bringing the food of my ancestors and you bringing the food of yours.” What made it so hilarious was Chandler’s reaction. (Gosh, I miss that show!) (more…)

Quick Lasagna Casserole {aka Lazy Lasagna}

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Quick Lasagna Casserole with Bowtie Pasta {aka Lazy Lasagna}

Not too long ago, I made a huge batch of bison, bean, and vegetable soup. It was, if I do say so myself, pretty fabulous.

Naturally, I completely expected my hubby not to like it. (more…)

Falafel-Spiced Roasted Chickpeas

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Falafel-Spiced Roasted Chickpeas

I remember the first time I bit into fresh falafel.

Mike and I were in Amman, Jordan on our honeymoon, out and about just strolling along arm-in-arm, the way you’d expect people on their honeymoon to do. We passed a guy frying up falafel on a street corner; simultaneously, Mike’s stomach growled and I inhaled deeply, asking what that amazing smell was.

You know we had to stop and get some. (more…)

Yellow Banana Cake with Whipped Dark Chocolate Ganache

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Yellow Banana Cake with Whipped Dark Chocolate Ganache

Let’s talk birthday cake for a quick minute.

Do you have the same cake every year, or do you switch it up? (more…)

Grain-Free Thai Eggplant Tempura with Spicy Garlic-Soy Dipping Sauce

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Grain-Free Thai Eggplant Tempura with Spicy Garlic-Soy Dipping Sauce

I think I’ve probably mentioned before that although I try with all my might not to be an impulse shopper, I’m a huge sucker for cutsie foods. (more…)

10-Minute Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

10-Minute Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce

I’m nothing approaching a homesteader (heck, I’m really not even a camper!), but I like a DIY cooking project as much as the next girl. This is why it seriously surprised me that it never even dawned on me to make homemade enchilada sauce until recently.

Not long ago, enchiladas were requested for dinner and as my pantry was bereft of canned sauce, I knew I either had to head to the grocery store for just a single item (which I was not about to do…this is one of my pet peeves!) or get creative. (more…)

Banana-Sour Cream Coffee Cake with Brown Sugar-Pecan Swirl

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Banana-Sour Cream Coffee Cake with Brown Sugar-Pecan Swirl

I’m not really a shopper, at least not in the sense that most ladies are.

I steer clear of the mall unless absolutely necessary (darn Apple Store with its only location in the mall…and double darn Cheesecake Factory with its fabulous cheesecake!). Anyway. (more…)

Ras el Hanout {Moroccan Spice Mix}

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Ras el Hanout

What I love most about my Middle Eastern kitchen here in Kuwait is how it smells.

Yes, it’s clean, so there’s the background smell of cleaner (which I actually love), lol. But it’s the other smells that captivate me…

The heady aroma of spices mingling with the soft scent of sweet fresh fruit and the bright smell of freshly ground Turkish coffee. Every time I pass the shelf where I keep my canister of Turkish coffee I can’t help but stop for a moment and inhale deeply. (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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