Poached Egg with Labne and Harissa Honey

When you have a well-stocked fridge, amazing and quick meals are only minutes away.  We always have labne, eggs, and a batch of harissa honey in th...

Scampi with Lemon Risotto

One of my favorite kitchen appliances is my pressure cooker, and I've been an evangelist for close to two decades now. People think risotto means a...

Brown Butter Tomato Sauce

I accidentally came up with this pasta sauce many years ago and still make versions of it at home and work. Here’s to brown butter tomato sauce. Th...

Basic Tomato Sauce

A good basic tomato sauce is a must have pantry item.  Whether you buy a good quality one in a jar or make your own, basic tomato sauce makes pasta...

Classic Tomato Soup

A good classic tomato soup is perfect and comforting.  This recipe comes together quickly with pantry ingredients and can be a blank canvas to spic...

Cioppino

I discovered cioppino when I moved to the US, but it is very similar to bouillabaisse. Cioppino is a great way to enjoy seafood and the best part i...

Scarola e Fagioli (Escarole & Beans)

A classic Tuscan cucina povera (aka broke eats) dish. This hearty, energizing, and healthy dish is one of my winter go-tos when there isn't much in...

Chili Oil Three Ways

There are so many amazing ways to enjoy chilies. You can have them fresh or fried, ground or whole, flakes or powder. And they're delicious in a wi...

Shabazi Fried Calamari

Crunchy and spiced with crispy slices of lemon, this calamari pairs well with cooling Harissa Honey yogurt sauce and sweet and tangy Pickled Green ...

Gambas al Ajillo with Harissa Honey

Gambas al ajillo is a tapas favorite and a great way to turn a small plate into a meal.  The basics are olive, butter, garlic, and shrimp.  From th...

Pepper Grilled Ribeye and Carrots

You can never have enough flavor in your arsenal when grilling or roasting with single step spices. No mixing, no grinding, just marinate or sprin...

Za'atar Roasted Branzino

Cooking a whole fish seems intimidating for some but is actually super easy, simple, and a great dish to master. Once you figure out the time and t...