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Lebanese Kafta Kebab Recipe

Lebanese Kafta Kebab Recipe

What is kafta, exactly? Kafta, sometimes spelled kofta or kifta, is a Lebanese beef kebab made with beef, parsley, onions, and a unique spice blend. There are many variations of this dish throughout the Mediterranean and Middle East, including kafta casseroles or even raw kafta…

Sweet and Salty Watermelon Mint Salad

Sweet and Salty Watermelon Mint Salad

Summer is almost here and that means it’s time for some watermelon recipes! My favorite recipe to use is this sweet and salty watermelon mint salad. It’s a beautiful looking dish that completely encompasses the mix of sweetness from the watermelon and the briny salt…

Tasty Desserts From Around Asia

Tasty Desserts From Around Asia

The Asian Dessert World Asia is a big continent with many cultures and diverse groups of people. We’ve all probably eaten pad thai or sesame chicken before, but many Asian desserts are overlooked for their savory counterparts. I’m here to tell you that we should…

Healthy Mediterranean Tabbouleh Salad

Healthy Mediterranean Tabbouleh Salad

Tabbouleh is a classic Mediterranean salad full of herbs, veggies, and bulgar wheat. There are many varieties of tabbouleh. It’s sometimes spelled tabouli and may contain couscous instead of bulgar. One thing all the variations have in common is delicious healthy flavor. When I’m looking…

Quick and Easy Pickled Veggies

Quick and Easy Pickled Veggies

Hooray for quick and easy pickled veggies! With this easy recipe you don’t have to wait days or weeks to enjoy delicious crunchy goodness. There’s nothing fancy about this recipe. It’s simple and takes no time at all. All you need is a few veggies,…

Easy Thai Chicken Satay Recipe

Easy Thai Chicken Satay Recipe

Chicken Satay is one of those recipes you NEED to try if you’ve never had it before. Juicy chicken is marinated and grilled to perfection. This recipe is served with THE BEST creamy peanut sauce!   My husband loves Thai food and there are no…

Aji Sauce (Peruvian Green Sauce)

Aji Sauce (Peruvian Green Sauce)

Say hello to my new favorite sauce! Aji sauce is a delicious Peruvian sauce made with jalapenos, cilantro and iceberg lettuce. Yup, lettuce. I thought lettuce sounded weird at first, too. It’s actually really, really, really, good. This zippy green sauce doesn’t just go well…

Norwegian Cucumber Radish Salad

Norwegian Cucumber Radish Salad

Norway is one of my absolute favorite places on earth. My husband and I had an amazing opportunity to travel to Oslo in 2018. It was a dream come true for me. I’ve wanted to visit Norway for as long as I can remember. And…

Frozen Strawberry Lemonade Tartlets

Frozen Strawberry Lemonade Tartlets

There’s nothing quite like a fruit forward dessert during spring. And there’s really nothing like a dessert with fresh seasonal fruit. Strawberries are in season and I thought it all to fitting to make strawberry tartlets. I was inspired to make this recipe when browsing…

North African Harissa Paste

North African Harissa Paste

Say hello to your new favorite spice paste! If you haven’t heard of or tasted harissa, then you are totally missing out on some amazing flavor components all blended up into a tasty paste. Harissa is common throughout North Africa and some parts of the…