Archive for the ‘Cooking Light’ Category
Monday, February 3rd, 2014
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…)
Friday, January 17th, 2014
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…)
Wednesday, January 1st, 2014
First of all, Happy New Year, Dear Readers! I hope you had a beautiful holiday season and that the New Year holds much happiness for you.
And now for something hearty… (more…)
Monday, December 23rd, 2013
For me, this fall has been all about cranberries.
And I’m completely shocked to say that even my seasonal favs like apple and pumpkin have taken the backseat to cranberry this fall. (How did that happen?!)
I think I’m finally giving cranberry the spotlight it deserves. (And shame on me for not doing it sooner! But I did share some pretty fabulous Cranberry-Flax Cookies and some lovely Dark Chocolate-Coated Cranberry Cake Bites.)
Monday, December 9th, 2013
I love a beautiful pot roast as much as the next girl (who occasionally enjoys meat and always enjoys a home-cooked meal). There’s just something about pot roast that says comfort food on a cool fall evening.
Did you ever notice how pot roast leftovers tend to dry out? (more…)
Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
Recently finding myself with a lone sweet potato in my fridge and hoping for some inspiration, I did a quick search on my site to see what sweet potato recipes I’ve shared with you.
Friends, I am hanging my head in shame. (more…)
Monday, November 11th, 2013
Except for the rosemary leaves on top, this bread might look sweet; in addition to the herbs being a clue, the fact that it’s savory is also given away by smelling it. It’s softly scented of onion and savory herbs. Flavor and taste-wise, I’d call it say it’s reminiscent of a savory pound cake…but in a good way. (And of course this is much lighter than a classic pound cake; there is no pound of butter, sugar, or even eggs in here!) The best thing for smearing across the top? Kerrygold Irish butter, of course. (Has anyone else noticed that Kerrygold butter almost eats like a cheese? It’s dangerous, people.) (more…)
Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
Until I made this soup, I have never had Borscht in my life, which is strange because my dad has Russian roots…but what’s even stranger is that I had been craving this soup for a good month before I caved in and made it.
I’ve always been a fan of beets, even as a kid, so Borscht was a natural fit for me. I love how beets stain everything in this soup with their lovely deep red color. No matter what’s in your spoonful, it looks like beets. Of course the beets also stain your cutting board and your hands, but no matter, it doesn’t last long. Wear it like a badge of honor for making this glorious soup. (more…)
Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
I’m always surprised when someone tells me they don’t like broccoli…it’s one of my favorite green veggies!
Not to mention, broccoli cooks up super quick, is fabulous in risotto, and goes so well with cheese (or vegan “cheese” sauce!). Plus the florets look like little trees. What’s not to love?
When I ask why they don’t like it, the most common response I get is I guess I’m just sick of it…I need new ideas!
Well, there’s no way I can hear that and not come to the rescue. (more…)
Friday, October 11th, 2013
Have I ever told you about my mom’s apple pie?
She always makes it deep-dish style (like Chicago pizza). Sometimes she’ll make it with a double crust and sometimes she’ll make it with what she calls a “French crumble topping”, and her thick apple layer is perfectly spiced and sweetened. It is hands-down the best apple pie. In the world. (Tall claim, but I’m sticking to it…but I won’t argue if you tell me the same about your mom’s pie.) (more…)