Chicken Tagine

Chicken Tagine is a classic braised dish that I have made often.  It's one of my comfort meals, particularly when living in foreign countries and w...

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...

Tangier Roasted Cabbage

Long roasted cabbage is a great set-it-and-forget-it, warmingly delicious dish.  Cabbage is great for those slow Sundays when the oven is already o...

Mini Skillet Meatloaves

I grew up eating my parents' ideas of what American food was. This included a meatloaf that was loosely based on the Joy of Cooking recipe, but cou...

Ragu Pronto

Pasta is a mainstay in our household, and I've always loved a rich meat sauce, slowly cooked down and rendered creamy by reduced milk. What I don't...

Lamb Pastilla

Pastilla (or Bastilla) is a traditional Moroccan festive dish using shredded chicken and almonds, dusted with sugar and cinnamon. Here is my fun sp...

Chicken Biryanish

This is a decadent and perfumed dish that demonstrates how spices can transform simple ingredients. Chicken, rice, and onions are rendered luxuriou...

Freekeh Maqluba

This simple recipe uses freekeh (toasted green wheat) to make Maqluba, which is traditionally done with rice. The freekeh has a round and smoky fl...

Honey Roasted Chicken Thighs

Honey and fruit, plus the Tangier blend, make for delicious roasted chicken.

Easy Puff Pastry - Empanadas

I love eating puff pastry almost as much as I dislike making it. I mentioned this to a customer and she shared a recipe with me from an old book b...

Grilled Cumin Lamb Belly

One of my favorite value cuts of lamb, this pint-size sister to beef’s brisket-plate-flank is stellar on the grill. Pressure tenderized, then rubbe...

Braised Lamb Shanks

The shank, the often neglected lower leg, is one of the most flavorful parts of an animal. Naturally lean, they contain loads of collagen, which g...