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Spicy Walnut-Chili Paste Dip

Warning: this is not for the faint taste-budded! Among the many different ways of making “mhammara”, this is absolutely the most volcanically spicy. It is indeed my mom’s most special spread recipe–paired with our love for ultra-spicy foods, of course. And speaking of pairing, mhammara goes well with almost any mezze item (hummus, baba ghanouj, tabbouli, etc.), or […]

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Lemon-chia seed teacakes

This teacake tastes even better the next day, when the full flavor has taken its time to seep in. And it’s so simple to make, it’s literally as easy as 1-2-3. Served hot, at room temperature, or even cold, this is a great accompaniment for a cup of tea–or coffee. It has biscuit-like crunch when […]

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Spaghetti Squash and Truffle Gratin

I think that this season, the prize goes to spaghetti squash for being our favorite vegetable. It’s the first thing I aim for at the farmer’s market, and always a very special treat at home. And it is not just the faux-pasta quality and lack of guilt-inducing carbs that makes this “spaghetti” dish stand out. […]

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Gluten-free Frozen Berry “Cheesecake”

More than meets the eye–or palate, this treat is amazingly nutritious for a dessert and highly refreshing–and all-natural, of course. While it isn’t really a “cheesecake”, its frozen texture is instead down to  ice-cream or frozen yogurt. And you don’t really miss the breadcrumbs, or the treacly sweetness of sugar. Not when you get an even […]

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