Oven-Baked Chicken Shawarma

Shawarma is a delicious Middle Eastern dish of marinated meat roasted on a spit and then thinly sliced.  My kitchen isn’t equipped with a rotisserie but I found that baking my chicken in the… Continue reading

Roasted Tomato, Chickpea and Mozzarella Salad

Roasted onions and tomatoes pair so well with cucumber and herbs to make a fresh and flavorful salad.  Yes, this does require turning on the oven in this heat wave but only for… Continue reading

Things to See and Do in Durham this Summer & LivingSocial Deal Bucks for You! {Giveaway Closed}

Sunday was the first official day of summer so to kick things off I’m partnering with LivingSocial to bring you a list of local experiences that can make this the best summer yet. To help one… Continue reading

Spice-Rubbed Steak with Garlicky Collard Greens

This is the third recipe I’ve made thanks to ingredients from the Spice Society gourmet line of non-GMO spices. You can find my first recipe for a Four-Spiced Cod dinner here and Spice-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin here.… Continue reading

Chicken Steam Buns with Cucumber Pickles

This recipe combines ground chicken in a delicately sweet fluffy steam bun with spicy cucumber pickles sprinkled with red pepper flakes.  Look for steamed buns in the freezer section of your grocery or… Continue reading

Balsamic Chicken Caprese with Roasted Tomatoes

When fresh tomatoes and basil pop up in the grocery store and at the farmers market, I can’t resist the lure of a caprese salad.  This recipe makes the caprese more than a… Continue reading

Pad See Ew with Sweet Peppers

Last week I decided to learn how to make one of my favorite Thai food takeout meals, Pad See Ew.  Pad See Ew  is a stir fry made with wide rice noodles in a soy… Continue reading

Ginger Snow Peas

This is a simple, fragrant way to cook one of my favorite spring vegetables, the lovely snow pea.  I served this alongside tabbouleh with roasted tomatoes and pan seared cod for a light, fresh and… Continue reading

Fettuccine with Arugula Pesto, Sugar Snaps and Mushrooms

I love peppery arugula and it makes a great pesto when blended with olive oil, pine nuts and parmesan.  I addd mushrooms and sugar snap peas to my fresh pasta to make a flavorful meatless dinner.  You can… Continue reading

Tabbouleh with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

In this recipe, cherry tomatoes are roasted then allowed to cool before being tossed with cucumber and herbs to make a refreshing side dish (or main) that’s perfect for a hot day.  The tomatoes take… Continue reading