An aromatic medley of ground meat, vegetables, dried fruit, and fresh spices make these peppers especially perfumed.
Grandma Rosenbaum's Persimmon Pudding
Grandma Lois Rosenbaum was my husband's maternal grandmother. I first tasted this pudding in 1971 and was delighted by its rich texture and tart, fruity taste. I didn't know a...
Beef Curry Cassoulet
This fusion of French cooking technique and Indian spices is delicious marriage of flavors.
Stuffed Peppers with Sumac Lamb and Rice
I've always wanted to try making stuffed peppers but never found a recipe that seemed quite right. Then came a day when I'd planned moussaka but decided to do something...
Baked Rhubarb Oatmeal
This is not a sliceable, solid oatmeal like some baked oatmeals, but just a convenient way to prepare conventional oatmeal that lets the individual grains keep their texture. Plus, baking...
Kashmiri Carrot Cake
My husband is from Kashmir, a beautiful valley in the western Himalayas. Kashmir is famous for high quality saffron, red peppers, apples, almonds, walnuts, woolens, and its scenic beauty. This...
Berbere - Ethiopian spice blend
The non-specific amounts in this recipe are because each Ethiopian cook has her own variation of this basic spice blend. Feel free to vary amounts to your own taste.
Moroccan Rice Pudding
Familiar Moroccan flavors like orange flower water, almond, and cinnamon give this pudding depth of flavor.
Toasted Fennel Spice Rub
Made it up from other ideas. I like to make a spice mix to my own specifications without too much salt or none at all. Then add it as needed....
Minimum cooking time is one hour but I let mine cook for 2.5 hours to let all the flavors mature.
Moroccan Carrot Salad
This crunchy, healthy salad provides a counterpoint to grilled fare, especially chicken or fish. The rose water gives the dish a beautiful and exotic bouquet.
Healing Curry Soup
This is from a book called Food Doctor that we found at our local library's annual used book sale. We like to put a dollop of soft fresh cheese or...
Sumac Spice Rub
After getting a jar of sumac from The Spice House, I couldn't wait to try it out. After pondering compatible flavors, this is what I came up with.
I love to experiment with different flavors, ethnic cuisines & foods from all over the world. After hearing Cat Cora talk about a tagine being one of her fav dishes,...
This is a norther-style chili recipe, calling for beans, tomatoes, and featuring nine different herbs and spices.
I'm from New York City, so the only kind of hermit I knew was a reclusive woman to whom we brought food, books and other things when I was a...
Ras el Hanout
After researching various ras el hanout blends, I created my own version. I recommend investing in a tajine and exploring North African cuisine!
Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken
I love Middle-Eastern-inspired dishes, and Moroccan Chicken is a favorite! Traditionally made in a tagine, this recipe is adapted for the slow cooker, with much the same results. The combination...
Ground Beef and Pickle Tacos
This recipe is shared courtesy of our friends, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Julie Tanous. You can also find this recipe and more like it in their cookbook, FOOD BETWEEN FRIENDS
Chicken Enchiladas in Red Sauce
The sweet, earthy, and mild flavor of the Ancho chile makes this chile the perfect base for an enchilada sauce.