Posts Tagged ‘Giveaways’

Almond-Crusted Salmon with Gingered Grapefruit Relish {And a Huge Superfoods Giveaway}

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

DSC_7843(small)I hope everyone’s New Year is off to a wonderful start! With so many people making resolutions to get healthier, I thought this would be the perfect time to share a recipe that is as nourishing and healthy as it is delicious. It’s the kind of meal you’d get in a spa for lunch if you were taking the whole day to pamper yourself. (more…)

Where to Find Middle Eastern Ingredients {Giveaway: 4 Middle Eastern Ingredient Prize Packs, Each with a Signed Copy of My Cookbook}

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

frontbookcover(small)Today’s post is a fun one.

Not only is it a giveaway (four giveaways, actually!), but I’m hoping to be able to convince you to try something that you might not normally try. To step out of your comfort zone and discover something that’s as rich in culture as it is delicious. You never know, maybe you’ll find a new family favorite!

In some cases, you might want to try something new, but have no idea where to look for ingredients… (more…)

Russian Tea Cakes {7 Days of Festive Holiday Treats} and A $25 King Arthur Flour Giveaway

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

DSC_6636(small)It’s the last day of my 7 Days of Festive Holiday Treats event, and for my final recipe I wanted to share something from my childhood.

My mom has made these cookies for as long as I can remember. Which, oddly enough, has nothing to do with the fact that my family is Russian on my dad’s side and “Russian” is in the title of these cookies (and note that I have no idea whether these cookies are authentically Russian or not!).

My mom usually refers to them as Butterballs anyway. (more…)

Date-Filled Cookies (Ma’amoul)

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Photo (taken by yours truly) of Date-Filled Cookies from my cookbook, An Edible Mosaic: Middle Eastern Fare with Extraordinary Flair.

I bet your family has a favorite holiday cookie recipe. Maybe it’s Benne Cakes, Speculaas, Vanillekipferl, or Rugelach; no matter what it is, it’s probably very close to your heart. The memories conjured up by baking and eating the cookies are truly cherished.

For my hubby’s family (and now for me!), this cookie is Ma’amoul. (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…)

Mujaddara Burghul (And a HUGE Giveaway of My Cookbook + Prize Packs From Bob’s Red Mill!)

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Photo (taken by yours truly) of Mujaddara Burghul from my cookbook, An Edible Mosaic: Middle Eastern Fare with Extraordinary Flair.

If you’re curious about Middle Eastern food and looking for a good recipe to start with, Mujaddara Burghul, otherwise known as Lentil & Bulgur Wheat Pilaf with Caramelized Onion, is the perfect dish.

It’s very healthy with lentils and whole-grain bulgur wheat as its main ingredients. (Since it’s a vegetarian meal, it’s easy on the wallet too!) It couldn’t be simpler to make…if making rice intimidates you, know that bulgur is much more forgiving than rice. And with caramelized onion and the perfect blend of spices, it’s incredibly flavorful.

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Quail Eggs {Giveaway}

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Sometimes I wish I lived on a farm out in the country (or at least had the chance to spend a long weekend at one).  I could bask in nature, enjoy a little quiet.  (Ok, I know it’s only quiet until the animals start making noise…but I bet it beats the sound of sirens and car horns any day).  I’d wake up to birds chirping, sunshine streaming in my window, and the smell of fresh-mown grass.  Then I’d start my day with fresh milk and eggs, and maybe a loaf of country bread. (more…)

Cascal Fermented Soda Giveaway

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

“Crisp White” has notes of pear, apricot, and magnolia, and pairs well with Brie, sushi, or strawberry ice cream.

I’ve probably said it before, but I am really not a fan of soda.  All soda-related health concerns aside, it does nothing to quench my thirst.

I recently heard about a soft drink called Cascal.  It’s a natural soft drink so I was willing to try it, thinking it would be like a carbonated juice drink (similar to Izze products), which I much prefer over regular soda.  But when I found out that Cascal was made with fermented juices, it sounded different from any product I’d had and I couldn’t contain my excitement in trying it.

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Homemade Hearty Almond-Vanilla Cereal {And a Big Bob’s Red Mill & Attune Foods Giveaway!}

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

I make granola frequently and I’ve shared a couple recipes for it (this Pumpkin Spice version is one of my favs when autumn is in the air and even when it’s not), but I’ve never tried my hand at homemade cereal before.  (You know, the flake kind.)  Until now.

I found a recipe on Mr Breakfast for Nutty Bran Flakes and I was immediately inspired.  (Obsessed is probably a better word, lol.)  I knew I had to make my own version. (more…)

Sea Island Coffee {Giveaway}

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Are you one of those people who can drink coffee any time of day?  Mike likes to joke that I drink coffee instead of warm milk at night to help me sleep…and while that isn’t exactly true, it is true that coffee doesn’t keep me awake.  I joke that it’s because every time he and I visit the Middle East we chug countless pots of Turkish coffee at all hours of the day.  :) (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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