Lessons in Palestinian Cooking: Sumac Chicken Dish (M’sakhan)

Joining the Azar family as Mr. Foodie’s wife has opened up a whole new world for me. Mr. Foodie’s family is originally from Aboud, Palestine, and so I am always learning about the rich traditions from “back home” as they call it. One of my great pleasures in getting to know them has been eating…

Seasons Eatings! Fall Fruit Salad Recipe

And we’re back! After a super long blog hiatus, Mr. Foodie and I are back to thinking, making, and writing about food. What have we been up to? Well it is not a coincidence that our blog dried up right around the time I defended my dissertation last year. You can now call me Dr….

Easy Summer Dinner for #MeatlessMondays

Necessity truly is the mother of invention. You may recall that Mr. Foodie and I were without A/C for the first full month of summer weather. At several points it reached a balmy 89 degrees in our living room. This forced us to get creative with meal planning as we wanted to avoid cooking for…

Beating the Heat – Grilled Surf and Turf

As some of you know, Mr. Foodie and I have been without air conditioning for the past month 😦 Until we can fix it, we have been finding creative ways to beat the heat. Let me say that it has been a bit tortuous not being able to flip the oven on whenever I want/have…