Braised Cucumbers

It’s been a while! If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’ve been cooking. But blogging? That took a backseat to a rather ambitious work agenda. Happy to say it’s been a pretty good academic year. The funny thing is I find myself cooking for my mom’s house again because she fell and damaged…

Bakers Against Racism

Friends! I’m joining thousands of amateur and professional bakers across the nation to host a Bakers Against Racism bake sale. All proceeds from my sale will go to National Black Food and Justice Alliance —- a collection of organizations aimed at reversing Black land loss, preventing food insecurity in Black communities, and promoting the work…

Pistachio Halva Cupcakes with Rosewater Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Lately I’ve been experimenting more and more with incorporating middle eastern flavors into my baking. This post is partially inspired by making Molly Yeh’s Halva Magic Bars recently – what a treat! I’ve been adapting them to make them less cloyingly sweet, so stay tuned for that recipe. This post is also inspired by Sally’s…

Chocolate Pomegranate Heart Cake

Did you know that it’s National Chocolate Cake Day?! And do I ever have a great recipe for you chocolate cake lovers. It all started with wanting to make a baking recipe involving pomegranate which is in season through February and just so beautiful with its little ruby seeds. Then I thought, how great would…

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…