A Vegetarian Eid al Adha with Saffron Road Food

eid soup

Eid al Adha is right around the corner (Sunday) and is perhaps most well known as the “sheep holiday”.  Muslim families purchase a live ram and on the morning of Eid sacrifice the animal.  This is done as a remembrance of Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son on God’s command.  At the last minute God […]

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 […]

Moroccan Spice Edamame

soybeans on stalk

One of the most unique items that has come in our CSA box is soybeans…on the stalk.  Trust me my first thought was, what am I ever going to do with this? A little research showed me that you can’t eat the beans on the pod.  That’s a good thing because the pods are a […]

The Settlement Pizza

cooked pizza

I live in Wisconsin, the dairy state.  Perhaps you’ve heard that we are known as the dairy state.  However there are some disturbing TV commercials that try to claim that happy cows are in California, ergo California should be the new dairy state.  It’s a bit of a controversy.  So I’m calling this pizza the […]

Food for Change: What’s a CSA?

kale chips

This year our family decided to sign up for a CSA share.  If you’ve never heard of a CSA let me give you a few details about it.  CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture.  Individuals or families buy a share (or a half share) in the CSA to help the farmer cover the production costs […]