Tag: nuts

  • Syrian-style Baklava (Parade of Pies, Part 5)

    Syrian-style Baklava (Parade of Pies, Part 5)

    **So it’s not a pie in the usual sense, but baklava is pastry stuffed with nuts, sweet syrup, and butter. The pie spirit is there. And really, who would complain about getting baklava?** Growing up I never knew that there was more than one kind of baklava. The sticky, crispy, little diamonds with pistachio and […]

  • Tangy Bulgur Salad and New Foods

    Tangy Bulgur Salad and New Foods

    We were recently invited to a potluck lunch with an ingenious theme: “New Foods.” The host wanted guests to bring foods that would most likely be new to him, and hopefully the other guests. I gave the challenge a lot of thought. I eat a lot of weird things, so I had plenty of options. […]

  • Bittersweet’s Chocolate Chickpea Spread

    Bittersweet’s Chocolate Chickpea Spread

    Move over Nutella, I’ve found a chocolate spread that’s richer, thicker, cheaper and easier to get my hands on. I’m not sure I’ll ever look back.

  • Warm Creamy Peanut Chicken Salad

    Warm Creamy Peanut Chicken Salad

    This isn’t the prettiest chicken salad out there, but really what chicken salad is? This salad is really easy to throw together after a long day and is great warm or cold. You can go as gourmet or as instant as you like by using fresh chicken, fresh grated ginger and garlic, or canned chicken […]

  • Almond Butter Cookies

    Almond Butter Cookies

    My favorite cookies growing up were Syrian butter cookies called “greybeh” in Arabic. My grandmother would serve them for dessert on a doily sprinkled with powdered sugar. The delicate cookies were shaped like bracelets and would usually have a pistachio pressed into the area where the two ends of the dough overlapped. They would melt […]

  • Almond Milk

    Almond Milk

    After a recent trip to the local wholesale warehouse, we ended up several pounds of almonds, pecans and walnuts on our hands. Emily over at Dragonfly: Tales from the Phantom Rickshaw posted a recipe for almond milk that sounded like such a simple and tasty use for almonds, I just had to try it. Good […]

  • Spicy Peanut Butter Cookies

    Spicy Peanut Butter Cookies

    Another cookie recipe! For some reason my mind is obsessed with cookies at the moment, even though I don’t really love them as a food group. These cookies, however, are much more my style. They are peanuty, spicy and just a little bit sweet. The best part is they are much easier to bake than […]

  • Flourless Chewy Chocolate Brownie Cookies

    Flourless Chewy Chocolate Brownie Cookies

    I’m not much of a sweet tooth. I would almost always reach for seconds of my dinner instead of dessert. My love for the savory shows up in the food I try to cook. I rarely bake, and when I do, my favorite thing to bake is bread. Sometimes, though, a good cookie can pull […]