Posts Tagged ‘Giveaways’
Friday, May 24th, 2013
Armed with a spoon in the kitchen can be a dangerous thing.
Heading over to the pantry, there are things like peanut butter and coconut-vanilla syrup. And the fridge can be even more of a hot zone, housing spoon-able treats like pudding, custard, mousse, or jam. Or yogurt treats.
And caramel. Always rich caramel, with its beautiful flavor notes. (more…)
Monday, January 28th, 2013
I can’t resist picking up a unique (or better yet, strange) food item, and even something that seems as ordinary as pasta is no different. (Food bloggers, I know you get this…everyone else, I know it’s a little weird.) (more…)
Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013
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…)
Thursday, December 20th, 2012
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…)
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…)
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.
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…)
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.