One Pot Mujadarra with Freekeh

I finally woke up to a dark, gloomy, and chilly morning, which after having lived half of my life in Florida, is an occasion for excitement. Autumn is my favorite time of the year. It calls for hot teas, cozy fires, revitalizing meals, good reads, and most importantly, good company. Mujadarra, which is a traditional Levantine dish…

Roasted Butternut Squash with Zaa’tar and Tahineh

The ingredients that make this recipe so special are as basic in my pantry as salt and pepper. Zaa’tar, tahineh, and extra-virgin olive oil are my kitchen staples, but they add a degree of complexity and depth to so many dishes. And as I have recently discovered, one of the best partners to tahineh is one…

Mediterranean Spinach and Ricotta Pie

During the chilly autumn and winter seasons, I get inspired to get creative with pies. As this will be my first winter in the Eastern Mediterranean, I decided to make a savory pie that reflects the region’s flavors in all their glory. This Mediterranean spinach and ricotta pie is accompanied by various Middle Eastern ingredients….