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Gluten Free Whoopie Pie

There is something enticing about sinking your teeth in a soft sandwich of gewy marshmallow between two delicious chocolate cookies. It’s been on my mind for a couple of weeks and I finally made it for the kids.  I’ve only heard this kind of excitement a couple of times, mainly when opening gifts at Christmas! However, these are in…

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Roasted Red Kuri and Shiitaki Dumplings in a Hearty Lamb Sauce

It’s an incredibly beautiful Fall day.  I’m writing this outside listening to the birds on the trees, the neighborhood kids screaming with joy and my tummy rumbling from hunger.  Adding these pictures to the post isn’t helping either.  These dumplings are my take on a very traditional dish made with lamb-stuffed dumplings in a dehydrated bulgur -yogurt sauce (kishk). …

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Purslane and Thyme Pies – Flavors of Summer

With temperatures soaring in the 90s and 100s here in NC for the last few weeks, cooking is somewhat out the window. Instead we’re opting for lots of salads, sandwiches and light vegetarian meals. The kids are splish splashing in their inflatable fun world and I’m trying to keep my herbs and tomato plants hydrated and alive. Lebanese Summers…

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Savory Wild Oregano Pie with Walnuts

Man’oushe is really the appropriate word used in the Eastern Mediterranean and it is the cornerstone of a Lebanese breakfast. As popular a street food as it is a homemade item, it is topped with a variety of different foods such as cheeses like Kashkaval or Bulgarian, meats with pine nuts, vegetables, pepper pastes and many others. In my…

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