Mediterranean Braised Lamb

Mediterranean Braised Lamb

Since having this dish at my friend’s, the Tellhamis, I cannot get enough of this lamb. Two of my favorite things are lamb and shredded meat, so this makes for the perfect combo. This dish is super simple and fairly hands off, which makes for my ideal dinner. Once it is done it melts in your mouth and shreds so […]

Pesto Hasselback Eggplant

Pesto Hasselback Eggplant

Lately eggplant has been my absolute favorite vegetable. I eat it in almost all forms, from simply roasted, to baba ganoush, and now my new favorite way, hasselbacked with homemade pesto. Hasselback is when you cut an item 3/4 of the way through in thin slices and bake with the option of stuffing the slices. I have seen other vegetables […]

Tomato Braised Chicken

Tomato Braised Chicken

Nothing is better than a savory braise that you can just throw everything in a pot and let go for a few hours. This chicken braise has quickly become my favorite for the many depths of flavors it has. With some mediterranean and Middle Eastern vibes, this is the perfect dinner served over rice or greens. As winter weather is […]

Middle Eastern Eggplant Boat

Middle Eastern Eggplant Boat

Recently I have been obsessed with Middle Eastern flavors because of my good friend Kristina Telhami and her family who are from Pakistan. Her mom, Jamila, is an amazing cook and has showed me so many great seasonings and flavors that she uses in her cooking. I cannot get enough eggplant, lamb, ground beef, tahini, sumac, and so many other […]

Banana Cream Chia Pudding

Banana Cream Chia Pudding

Lately I have been having a strong sweet tooth, but instead of turning towards all of bad sugary items I have been making healthy “sweets” to satisfy the craving. This Banana Cream Chia Pudding has been my go to for when I am wanting something sweet. It is the perfect breakfast, dessert or snack, and it literally only takes 5 […]

Italian Bolognese

Italian Bolognese

For those who do not know, I am part Italian from my mother’s side. My grandma and great grandparents are 100% Italian, and therefore great cooks. One of my favorite Italian recipes that has been passed down through multiple generations is this traditional Italian bolognese. My family has been making it for years and it is hands down the best […]

Kitchen Knives

Kitchen Knives

One of the most frequently asked questions that I get is “What kinds of knives should I use in the kitchen?” Now that I have been in the food industry for 2 years and have been to culinary school, I have tried many different knives and have learned what is the best and worst. The first thing you should know […]

Chile Oil

Chile Oil

To make my food more flavorful I always like to add some sort of sauce or flavorful oil to top it off. I first made this oil for my mother around Christmas time, since I think homemade gifts that are food related are always better. Ever since then I have this on top of my food EVERY day. I got […]

Osso Buco

Osso Buco

Around once a week on a day off from work I like to cook myself a little fancier meal. Recently I ventured into making an Osso Buco, something I have never tried before because it seemed intimidating. But this recipe turned out super easy and will 100% impressive your dinner guests. Check out this recipe for a mouthwatering and healthy […]