Moroccan Harira Soup

Harira is a Moroccan soup made with dried legumes and plenty of cumin, turmeric, and cinnamon, traditionally cooked with lamb or beef. Although it is typically eaten to break the fast during Ramadan, it is served throughout the rest of the year as well. The soup tastes best the next day after all the flavors had…

Grain and Seed Loaf

Bursting with whole grain and seeds, this bread requires minimum effort. You don’t need to knead and proof the dough or even preheat the oven. Simply combine all ingredients and place your loaf in a cold oven. Set up the temperature and bake for an hour.  

Italian Grilled Chicken

My Italian grilled chicken is perfect for family cookouts and picnics. It has a simple lemon, chili and rosemary marinade which is an ideal contrast to the smoky and earthy flavor of the charcoal grill.    

Homemade Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise is versatile and goes especially well with fish and seafood. It is also the basis for many other dips and sauces. With only four ingredients that you already have in your pantry and 10 minutes of your time, you can make the best homemade mayonnaise.    

The Perfect Lemon Cake

I always bake the cake the day before and let the fresh lemon flavor unfold overnight – the cake tastes particularly lemony then.  

Homemade Carnival Jelly Doughnuts

The Poles call them Pączki, a diminutive plural of the polish word pąk “bud”. In German-speaking countries, they are known either as Berliner or Krapfen. North Americans call them Bismarks or Jelly Doughnuts. No matter what you call them these fluffy, somewhat collapsed pastries are a Carnival staple and taste best homemade and still warm….