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Lemongrass Basil Couscous Cakes

Lemongrass Basil Text

“Save it for a rainy day.” I must have heard this phrase a hundred times growing up and when MarocBaba moved to the US it was one of the first idioms he learned in English. My dad said (and still says!) this regularly in reference to just about anything but specifically money. Even now, 10 […]

Great Grandma’s Spritz and Chocolate Coconut Cheesecake

Great Grandma's Spritz with Sugar

There are always a few holiday memories that tend to stick with us. Whether it’s a trip to grandma’s house for Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas morning at your house, complete with pancakes and hot cocoa these memories are what make holidays so special. For me, spritz cookies are an instant trip to Christmas memory lane. […]

Easy Holiday Entertaining Dessert Bar

Dessert Buffet

After spending 3 weeks in the US, it’s safe to say I’ve gotten my fill of “holiday stuff.” Everywhere I went there was Thanksgiving decorations/food/music at every turn and then plastered in front of it all was the looming Christmas panic. I seriously wondered why every year this happens earlier and earlier.  I came at […]

Thai Red Curry Turkey Legs

Thai Red Curry Turkey

I don’t always shop in what we in the US would consider a grocery store, but when I do I can’t help but be surprised at how much turkey is for sale. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan, it just surprises me.  Oddly, I’ve never seen my in-laws cooking with turkey so either […]

Vegetarian Moroccan Harira

Vegetarian Harira

For Moroccans, harira soup is a Ramadan ritual.  Every evening families sit down to bowls of steaming harira – even when daytime summer temperatures soar about the 100F mark. I love soup, but the last thing I want to do is leave my stove on for hours during the hottest part of summer. Instead, I […]

Vegetarian Thai Red Curry Pakora

Thai Red Curry Pakora

My friend Aimee, who blogs at Goa Getter, lives in Hyderabad, India and I am incredibly jealous of her food adventures. Late one night (thanks to a 10 1/2 hr time difference) we were talking about food – go figure. She was telling me all about the different delicious-already-made food she could find by just […]