Tasty Tabbouleh Salad

A delicious Mediterranean twist on your salad night, try this Tasty Tabbouleh Salad!      Tabbouleh is a common salad eaten throughout many countries in the Mediterranean and Middle East. It is a simple salad but packed with flavor in every bite. It starts with fresh veggies that are mixed together with bulgur and tossed with … Continue reading Tasty Tabbouleh Salad

Never Again

An original poem inspired by #NeverAgain  Never Again  by EE Winkler Now ain’t the time to stay seated we’re rising up… Now ain’t the time to stay silent we’ve had enough Haven’t enough lives been lost Isn’t it time we count the cost If we really want to live a life that matters Then we … Continue reading Never Again

Chicken Tikka Masala

Creamy, flavorful and seasoned masala sauce with tender pieces of marinated chicken. The perfect blend of spices with tomatoes create a delicious “masala” or sauce for this dish. The chicken is marinated in a thick yogurt mixture and is tender, flavorful and so good. If you think marinades are not worth the work, then you’ll … Continue reading Chicken Tikka Masala

I’m Speaking for Her (a poem inspired by International Women’s Day 2018)

Although one day is designated to celebrate International Women’s Day, this is something we can choose to see, embrace, support and celebrate every single day of the year. I wrote this poem on International Women’s Day 2018. I am inspired by the movement of so many women who have come before me and paved the … Continue reading I’m Speaking for Her (a poem inspired by International Women’s Day 2018)

Onion & Herb Frittata

Simple, elegant, quick and delicious — this frittata recipe is so good. It’s perfect for any breakfast or brunch! I love frittata! It’s all of the delicious flavor of an omelette with less work! I love the fact that I have the freedom to customize my frittata based on my favorite veggies or whatever I … Continue reading Onion & Herb Frittata

Homemade Tomato Soup

This tomato soup recipe is a simple and delicious classic recipe. It’s versatile, simple and oh so good. There’s nothing quite like a good bowl of tomato soup. It’s something so simple and so basic yet so comforting and delicious. To make the soup, it starts with really good tomatoes. I use a jar of … Continue reading Homemade Tomato Soup

Shepherd’s Pie

Don’t let the name fool you; this pie is anything but sweet. A savory delicious blend of meat and veggies and topped with fresh mashed potatoes and then baked to perfection. Technically, this was the first home cooked meal I made for my husband. I had a limited amount of time but I wanted to … Continue reading Shepherd’s Pie

DIY Fresh Ravioli

Light, cheesy, pillows of stuffed pasta. This fresh ravioli recipe is a must try. Once you’ve tried fresh pasta, you’ll never forget it! As a kid, I loved ravioli. Fortunately, they sometimes sold it at the supermarket or when we went out to eat, I would order it from our favorite Italian restaurant. Also, I’ll … Continue reading DIY Fresh Ravioli

Rice Pilaf with Almonds, Pine Nuts and Dried Currants (Iç Pilav)

Savory and sweet — in the best possible way, this rice pilaf is packed with crunchy pine nuts and almonds and filled with tender pieces of dried currants. Iç Pilav, is literally translated as “Inner Rice.” It is the perfect combination of blending sweet and savory flavors into one dish. The cinnamon and the all spice … Continue reading Rice Pilaf with Almonds, Pine Nuts and Dried Currants (Iç Pilav)