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Best and Easiest Mediterranean Shrimp Pasta with Kale Pesto

Can you smell Spring in this plate? Seriously love this dish! It’s fresh, filling, healthy and full of delicious mediterranean flavors.  I couldn’t pass up the beautiful basil I saw at the market yesterday morning, came home with one thought: Pesto Pasta! This is one of my go-to dinner when crunched for time and it’s also my favorite way…

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Greens and Brown Rice with Roasted Almonds

A trip to the Farmer’s Market is necessary to wet the appetite and juice creativity.  I don’t know if that applies to everyone but certainly true for a foodie.  Shopping for food is the most joyful shopping I do, I could spend hours.  As for the Farmer’s Market, it’s no exception.  However, I avoid it on the weekend because…

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Rainbow Trout with a Rustic Herb Sauce

Anytime I prepare whole fish, thoughts of platters of crispy-skinned sardines and red mullet (or Sultan Ibrahim as it’s called in Lebanon) flood my vision.  It was my favorite way to eat fish growing up – crispy fish, lemon to squeeze and a garlicky tahini sauce!! Today, we’re not making those, but another seriously yummy and super easy recipe.  It…

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Roasted Delicata Squash Soup – Perfect Welcome for Fall!

It’s been a mostly rainy first week of Fall, begging for soups and autumn dishes – satisfying, colorful and healthy.  And on a personal note, I’ve been finding much satisfaction in clean and simple cooking, no fads, no trendy ingredients – just what naturally resonates with me.   Many of the recipes lately have been transmuted from flavors of childhood…

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Stuffed Cousa in Lemon Herb Sauce

What a brilliantly sunny and mild week it has been.  The fig tree in the backyard actually believes it’s Spring again and started blooming.  It’s a sneak peak of a glorious Fall season, my absolute favorite.  It’s a wonderful time to plan and organize, and of course to cook.   We are lucky to have a bountiful year-round Farmer’s Market. …

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