Foul Mudammas (Egyptian Mashed Fava Beans with Olive Oil, Lemon Juice, and Garlic)

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Each year, Ramadan comes about 11 days earlier than it did the previous year because it’s based on the lunar calendar. The good news is, this rotation around the calendar year makes it more fair (so to speak) in terms of the length of day because that’s what determines how long is spent fasting (Muslims fast from dawn to sunset during Ramadan). Meaning, if Ramadan were on a set date, for example, on June 21, people fasting in the Northern Hemisphere would always have to fast a much longer day than those fasting in the Southern Hemisphere (or vice versa if Ramadan were on December […]...

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Quick Creamy Chicken Paprika Soup

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I’m a planner. (I may have mentioned that here before or you may have guessed. Or you may know from personal experience, and if that’s the case and I drove you nuts with my 1001 lists all I can say is I’m sorry. Truly. But remember, like Monica’s label maker, sometimes organization comes in handy. ;) ) Anyway....

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Cheddar-Caramel Chicago Mix Cupcakes

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So, Chicago Mix. You sweet, salty, sultry little vixen, you. I think you might very well be the one and only trashy snack from the junk food aisle that tempts me. But you tempt me so badly I avoid that aisle like the plague....

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Happy Memorial Day 2015

Arlington National Cemetery

Heartfelt thanks to all the brave men and women who have sacrificed for our country. xoxo, Faith P.S. I took this photo at the Arlington National Cemetery in D.C. earlier this month. For anyone who has the opportunity to visit, it is a completely overwhelming experience....

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Strawberry Chia Seed Iced Green Tea

Strawberry Chia Seed Iced Green Tea

Say it’s the morning of something. (It could be anything…say an event you’re speaking at, or a lunch where you’re meeting clients, or an interview with a potential employer…basically anything where you want to look halfway decent.) You wake up like any other day and head to the bathroom. Sleep blurring your vision, you glance in the mirror and do a double take as you notice that the worst is upon you....

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Herbed Chicken and Brown Rice Sun-Washed Mediterranean Salad Bowls

Herbed Chicken and Brown Rice Sun-Washed Mediterranean Salad Bowls 1

We all know there’s a correlation: when temps start warming up, our salad consumption skyrockets. Whether you’re trying to lose those last few stubborn pounds before summer or are just craving lighter fare, salad seems to be the key. I try to eat a salad as a full meal at least once each day (usually for lunch or dinner, but sometimes even breakfast), and it never gets boring because there are so many different ways to do it....

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Sweet and Spicy Mango Vinaigrette

Sweet and Spicy Mango Vinaigrette

One of my favorite things about moving to a new place and exploring the area is checking out the local restaurants. You know, seeing who has the best coffee and where I can grab a quick lunch on the go. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it. ;)...

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Cookbook Review: Steeped by Annelies Zijderveld

French Lentil, Carrot Curl, and Moroccan Mint Sauce Salad

In the overwhelming sea of cookbooks, every so often one comes along that truly stands out. Calls to you, speaks to you, and beckons to be cooked from, again and again. This is one such book. Before I even saw it, I was pretty excited to get my hands on Steeped: Recipes Infused with Tea. The author is none other than the incredibly talented and genuinely sweet Annelies Zijderveld, who I happened to have the pleasure of meeting for lunch one day not too long ago. (And let me just say, the food was pretty fabulous, but the company was even better!)...

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