My passion for cooking started many years ago as a desire to eat anything other than the constant Persian food being served at my house. Ironically enough, one of my favorite things to cook nowadays is the delicious food of my beloved homeland. Gheymeh Bademjan (eggplant lentil stew) is one of my all time favorite […]
The house is filled with fragrances of rosemary, red wine, and beef. The simmering stew fogs up the windows and warms the house on a crisp December day. Nothing comforts me more than a hot bowl of stew on a cold day – I hope you enjoy cooking and feasting on this recipe as much […]
Make ahead stuffed bell peppers packed with protein – this is what’s for dinner tonight! Six months of marriage down and many more blissful years to go! The first few months of marriage have been nothing short of magic. Kenny is my best friend and biggest supporter and he’s incredibly easy to love. I’ve made a […]
Make this one pot dinner Sunday night and eat for several days during the week! A personal vow I made after getting married just a few months ago is to always serve my family a home cooked dinner. I live and work full time in Silicon Valley, where the pace of life is anything but […]
When you’re in the mood for Mexican food but you’re too lazy to wrap individual enchiladas! The addition of lean ground beef gives you a healthy dose of protein and keeps you full for longer!
I love it when warm, cozy comfort food is stuffed into another comfort food classic! That’s exactly what happened when this chili twice baked potato was born! Hearty, beef and mushroom chili – stuffed into a baked potato, topped with cheese and baked until golden brown! You HAVE to try this before the fall months […]
All this talk about a New York blizzard is making me crave comfort food! This creamy concoction was easy to throw together and it held up nicely to the January chill. Featuring one of my favorite flavor duos, this recipe features mushrooms and rosemary as a satisfying alternative to meat. Just grab a few ingredients and […]
Taste all the bright flavors of summer with this easy and delicious Gazpacho recipe. The best part? You don’t need to heat up the house because there’s no cooking required. Just gather a few fresh ingredients and your blender and you’re all set!
I’ve never been a big fan of soups until fairly recently. Now I can’t get enough! Since my obsession started, I’ve tried everything from Creamy Mushroom to Split Pea and yet one of my all time favorites is this tomato soup recipe. This recipe was adapted from my go-to cook book, America’s Test Kitchen . To […]
The infamous “cauliflower crust pizza” gets a little make over with this breadstick recipe. I added some great flavor to the cauliflower simply by adding some pesto. It was so easy and delicious…and pretty unique. If you’re looking for ways to cut grains…or even just want to try something kinda cool, check out this super […]
Inspiration for my recipes usually comes from cook books, restaurants, and seasons. Sometimes inspiration hits simply because I happen to have a certain ingredient on hand and I start to feel adventurous. During a routine freezer clean out, I noticed that we had a few bags of frozen broccoli on hand. One thing lead to […]
Here’s a delicious chicken recipe that you don’t need to babysit. I love being able to throw something together and let the oven do most of the work. This is precisely one of those recipes. Just whisk all the marinade ingredients together, toss with the chicken, and roast in the oven. You can also pair […]
Ohhhh myyyy gooodnessss…I’m getting hungry just writing this blog post! Everyone know broccoli and cheddar are a stellar combination, but slapping them between two slices of buttered sourdough bread and grilling it up is just insane! Broccoli is one of my favorite vegetables but I don’t really eat much of it. This idea came to […]
Melty, savory brie, with lightly sweetened, golden onions…it’s not healthy, it’s just a great idea! As much as I’d love to take credit, this recipe was inspired by a delicious crepe I had at Crepes of Brittany, a quaint crepe shop in the heart of beautiful Monterey, California. I’m a firm believer of all things […]