Fried Egg over Grilled Asparagus with a Herb Yogurt Sauce

Anita Breakfast, Cheeses, Eggs, Gluten Free, Vegetables, Vegetarian, What's Cooking 4 Comments

I was having a conversation the other day with a friend of mine about how crazy our lives have become. We’re both mothers of two, and trying to juggle what seems to be a never-ending list of chores, doing it all with the relentless pressure to be perfect: a perfect mom, a perfect wife, a perfect friend, just perfect. What …

Herb Eggs in Fresh Tomato Sauce with Goat Cheese

Anita Breakfast, Cheeses, Eggs, Gluten Free, Herbs, Vegetables, Vegetarian, What's Cooking 4 Comments

There is nothing more enjoyable than a delicious breakfast and a hot cup of coffee.  Eggs are my favorite breakfast item, they are so versatile and present a blank canvas to be embelished.  This is a very traditional Lebanese breakfast, popular during the summers.  It’s fresh, juicy and full of bold flavors.  It’s a great way to use up your …

Quinoa-stuffed Red Cabbage Salad

Anita Cheeses, Dairy Free, Entrée, Gluten Free, Grains, Salad, Vegetables, Vegetarian, What's Cooking 3 Comments

I’ve been attracted to deep colored vegetables lately. I guess I’m ready for Spring, a fresh morning breeze, blossoms on the trees and the sight of new life with all its colorful wonder everywhere. It’s been a long cold winter and I have cabin fever AND I live in the South!! Several years ago, I lived in Vail, Colorado and …

Aromatic Grilled Halloumi and Watermelon Sandwich

Anita Appetizer, Cheeses, Fruits, Sandwiches, What's Cooking 1 Comment

It’s been so hot and humid here lately, and I’m craving a refreshing light lunch. Halloumi is probably my favorite Cypriot cheese, and has been adopted by the entire levantine region. It’s a hard, somewhat salty cheese and has a high melting point, which makes it a good grill candidate. During the neon-colored 80’s, my family lived in Limassol, Cyprus. …