Zaalouk

If you are a fan of baba ganoush chances are you are going to love Zaalouk, which I like to call baba’s Moroccan cousin. Zaalouk is a warm and earthy dip made from eggplant, tomatoes, garlic, herbs, and spices. I will admit, this dip might not be the prettiest considering it’s well… brown, but after just 1 taste this recipe will be one of your favorites. Enjoy this ethnic vegetarian dish as a dip with warm pita or crusty bread,…

Spicy Calabrian Shrimp

If you’ve been following for a while you have probably picked up that there are a few flavor profiles I often play into. Salty, sour, texture, but by far my favorite is spicy. This spicy Calabrian shrimp recipe is buttery, and garlicky, and packed with tremendous flavor. Might I also mention it’s herby, with just the right amount of heat and flavor from the Calabrian chili paste. If you are having a hard time figuring out what this dish tastes…

Crunchy Parmesan Kale Salad

Hello 2022! It’s time we join the “new year, new me” January healthy movement that occurs every year at this time. If by healthy you mean still eat carbs and cheese then I am in! I am all about setting goals and resolutions especially revolving around food and lifestyle however turning your current lifestyle upside down and crash diets are just not my thing (been there done that). This crunchy parmesan kale salad is the best of both worlds. Yes,…

Cheesy Parmesan Garlic Bread

Where are all my garlic lovers at!? If you silently nodded your head yes then this is your recipe. This cheesy parmesan garlic bread is a great staple to have in your repertoire. It’s garlicky, but not pungent, cheesy, but not heavy, and just a little sharp and tangy. If you really like garlic and are looking for another garlic recipe check out my recipe for Garlic Confit. *This post is sponsored by Lifeway, as always all thoughts and opinions…

Pickled Red Cabbage Salad

I grew up eating red cabbage and rice. That is all, red cabbage, white rice, in a Middle Eastern cumin lemon dressing. I knew it was kind of weird when I made it for my boyfriend, now husband, 12 years ago and he was not on board with the combo. There was something about the dish though that kept you going back for more, maybe it was the fresh pickle on the cabbage, or the fact that the rice soaks…