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Spicy Organic Pumpkin Seeds

mina harissa

My kids LOVE pumpkin seeds.  Actually they love any kind of seeds or nuts, sunflower seeds, soybeans, almonds, peanuts, squash seeds, you name it and roast it -they eat it.  We had two organic pumpkins to carve for fall/Halloween and while I had dreams of roasting and eating the pumpkins the kids had other plans. […]

White Bean Garlic Dip with Green Olives and Tomatoes

white bean dip

Dips and scoop-able salads are really big at our house.  It seems to me that in Middle Eastern/North African cuisine dips are just an excuse to eat more fantastic bread.  I’m ok with that.  I came up with this dip during Ramadan as a side dish for iftar.  It came together out of a bunch […]

Lasagna Cups

lasagna cups

  Maybe you’ve been noticing that I haven’t been posting as much lately.  I have to confess I haven’t been here as much as normal.  Over the last few months I’ve been struggling with some pretty nasty wrist pain (in both wrists).  While I first wrote it off as just overuse when it didn’t go […]

Moroccan Flavored “Pizzas”

meat pies 2

As promised I continue to delve into the appetizers that I tested out during Ramadan.  This recipe came from a group I’m a part of on Facebook but I adapted a little bit while making.  The recipe is a little in depth but once you get into a good rhythm it goes fast.  You can […]

Cheesy Puffy Appetizers

baked puffs

One thing this Ramadan has brought for me is the testing out of several new appetizers.  I’ll admit my repetoire in this department is limited but luckily I’ve tried several new things.  I’m going to be posting several of them over the next few days.  First up is a cheesy puffy appetizer.  I originally saw […]

Planning your Summer Party

olives crab

Now that you’re loaded up with new recipe ideas (and even more after Monday’s chat) it’s time to start planning the fun part of the party – the decorations!  I love the idea of simple, chic design that’s easy to set up and even easier to clean up.  I put together this little picture collage […]