Stuffed Dates

Dates have so many health benefits. They are a good source of protein, potassium and vitamins, just to name a few.  They are a great energy booster since they contain natural sugars like glucose and fructose. For that reason, you will always find dates on my kitchen counter top instead of cookies or chips. I […]

Potato Gratin

This potato gratin recipe is one of my mom’s favorites. My mom fries her potatoes instead of boiling them in water which gives them extra flavor, and then tops it off with a creamy bechamel sauce. Like Paula Deen says: “it is out of this world”.  I have to admit this is not the healthiest recipe […]

Moroccan Chicken with Carrots

The traditional Moroccan Chicken with carrots has olives and preserved lemons . You can check out the recipe here. But I like to pair cinnamon with carrots whenever I have a chance. So I came up with this recipe by changing a couple of ingredients, yet the dish still kept the rich Moroccan flavor. If […]


Ghaymen is a traditional Persian meat stew, also called Khoresht in the Farsi language.  It is with no doubt, one my favorite comfort foods. I, of course cook it using my Moroccan technique. This recipe is not one of easiest, but it is a great crowd pleaser, which makes it the perfect dish for big […]

Chocolate Yogurt Bunt Cake

If you are a chocoholic like me, you will love making this pound cake. I make this cake once in a while or on special occasions only just because I end up eating most of it within a day or two, which doesn’t help the diet at all. You will notice that I am not […]

Yellow Squash Soup

This is a very easy recipe, yet delicious and elegant. The ingredients are simple. Perfect for vegetarians. I make yellow squash soup for dinner whenever I have a rough or busy day, and want to get something comforting yet easy enough so I don’t have to spend a lot of time and energy in the […]

Moroccan Eggplant Salad

This eggplant recipe is a traditional Moroccan side dish/salad. My mom made this for us whenever we had fish or kebab as a side dish.   The eggplant can be either fried, grilled or even baked.  I personally fry the eggplant because it is easier and I like the taste of the olive oil. If you prefer a […]

Moroccan Green Pea Soup

This traditional Moroccan Green Pea Soup is the perfect meal for a cold winter or even spring night. It is very easy to make, super cheap, and full of nutrition. I was shocked when my very picky 6 year old was eating and enjoying it with bread. He calls it the Green Soup. If time […]

Chicken Fingers

Just like most moms, I am always looking for creative ways to feed my little picky eater healthy meals. Since he loves chicken fingers or chicken nuggets, I came up with an easy, yet healthy recipe. Let’s face it, most pre-made chicken nuggets we buy from the freezer section are fried, full or fat and […]

Moroccan Kebab

This is a the traditional recipe for the Moroccan Kebab, or kuftah.  In Morocco, the butcher usually prepare the Kuftah for you with all the herbs and spices, and you just have to grill it at home. But you can make your own at home, it’s not that difficult. For grilling I used skewers for Kebabs, but if […]

Chicken and Green Squash Pasta

This Chicken and Green Squash Pasta recipe is easy, healthy and delicious.  Also, if you have picky eaters, who love pasta, this would be a great way to get them to eat their vegetables. I hope you get to try this recipe and enjoy it! Serves: 4 Prep Time: 10 Minutes Cook Time: 35 Minutes  Ingredients 1 Tbsp […]

Meat Balls

In this recipe, I combined a Moroccan technique with Persian spices.       Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 40 minutes       Ingredients 1 lb of lean Ground Beef (Preferably 95%) 2 Tomatoes Peeled and Diced 1/2 Onion Finely Chopped Salt, Pepper 1Tbsp of Ginger 1/2 Tsp of Saffron 1/2 Tsp of Cinnamon […]

Minestrone Soup

Minestrone soup is one my favorite soups to make winter nights. When I was in college, I used to buy the canned minestrone soup for a quick dinner so I could go back to my homework and projects. One day I decided to make my own. I tried many minestrone soup recipes, and created many […]

Fried Kebab

If you crave Kebab on a rainy day, this Persian Fried Kebab recipe is super easy and won’t require any grilling. More importantly, it is very delicious. Now of course if you prefer a healthier version, then grilling is a better cooking method. Persian Fried Kebab is usually served with steamed rice and fried tomatoes. To fry the tomatoes, cut […]

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