Mediterranean

Mediterranean food tastes like sunshine, and Mediterranean recipes use all the best sun-ripened ingredients. Touching Southern Europe, North Africa, and the western part of the Middle East, Mediterranean cooking has influences from many cultures and cuisines.

Prosciutto with Melon

Prosciutto with Melon

There are things in this food world that just go together. Bread and butter. Peanut butter and jelly. Tomato and basil. Nutella and banana. Cheese and wine. Milk and cookies. I could go on and on, but instead, I’ll leave you with one pairing that […]

How To:  Make Homemade Labneh

How To: Make Homemade Labneh

Making cheese yourself sounds really hard, right? Sounds like it would be a lot of work, you’d need some fancy equipment or ingredients, and it probably wouldn’t be worth the effort, right? Wrong, my friends! Enter homemade labneh. I bet you have all the things […]

Spanish Orange & Olive Salad

Spanish Orange & Olive Salad

Spanish food doesn’t get all the same love that other Mediterranean food does. From my experience in the US at least, we idolize the Mediterranean cuisine of France and Italy, we exoticize Mediterranean food of Morocco and Greece, and we kind of forget about ALL […]

Agua de Valencia

Agua de Valencia

Even though I spent much more measurable amount of time living in France, the country that really left the biggest imprint on me was Spain. I studied abroad in Spain the summer I turned 20 years old – which is so young in so many […]

Easy Tzatziki & Za’atar Roasted Naan

Easy Tzatziki & Za’atar Roasted Naan

Hummus is the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dip that gets all the glory, but I’m here to advocate for a place at the table for yogurt dips too. For the purposes of right now, I’m talking about Greek tzatziki sauce – that undeniably fresh and […]

Baked Cod with Lemon Caper Cauliflower Sauce

Baked Cod with Lemon Caper Cauliflower Sauce

Of all the classic food combinations that exist in the world, I could make a strong case for lemon and capers being one of the greatest. Sharp, briny, salty, acidic – they breathe life and flavor into dishes. And when you add garlic in there? […]

Moroccan Couscous Salad

Moroccan Couscous Salad

Sometimes when I’m coming up with a recipe to share with you guys, I’m trying really hard to make it exactly as close to inspiration for the recipe as possible. Like, ahem, my love letter to Khao Soi a few days ago. But sometimes I’m […]

Baked Feta with Honey and Herbs

Baked Feta with Honey and Herbs

As far as entertaining goes, I’m going to contest there is literally nothing more crowd pleasing than melty cheese with some sort of dipping mechanism.  Tell me about your favorite appetizers – they almost all have melted cheese in them in some fashion. One of […]

Charred Eggplant & Farro Salad

Charred Eggplant & Farro Salad

I’m still very much on the Italian/Mediterranean cooking kick since I came back from my trip to Europe.  Every time I travel there I’m reminded of how much cooking Mediterranean food feels natural to me.  It’s very much how I choose to cook at home, […]

White Wine Braised Chicken Thighs

White Wine Braised Chicken Thighs

I’m back!  Back from Italy, back from the cooking course, back to real life.  It’s been a whirlwind 4 weeks of traveling, and I’m so grateful for the entire experience.  The real gem for me was (predictably) the Awaiting Table cooking class in southern Italy. It […]

Tomato and Roasted Beet Gazpacho

Tomato and Roasted Beet Gazpacho

Do you have any food experiences that you have marked as particularly formative?  Any meals that really stick out in your memory?  As you can probably imagine, I have a few 🙂 . One of them is eating my first bowl of cold gazpacho on […]

Burek – Bosnian Spinach & Feta Pie

Burek – Bosnian Spinach & Feta Pie

By now you’ve probably heard of Croatia as one of the hidden gem destinations you need to add to your bucket list.  Croatia is admittedly wonderful, but the other countries in the Balkans deserve some love too.  Bosnia & Herzegovina in particular with its storied […]