Lemon Scallion Couscous Cakes

These lemony couscous cakes get their moisture and flavor from lots of scallions, the larger the better. If you can only find small scallions then just use more of them. I like to serve these cakes with my Moroccan Chickpea Tagine, my  Moroccan Eggplant Tagine or a Persian Salad (recipe under salad on the side bar). But, … Continue reading

Sticky Sweet & Spicy Turkey Meatball Poppers

These caramelized meatball poppers come together in a flash. Finely grated onion keeps them ultra moist and tender. Ground turkey keeps them on the lighter side. Sweet and a little bit spicy, these mini meatballs are anything but boring. The sticky honey glaze, cozy cumin and spicy harissa (or sriracha), give them a Moroccan flair. … Continue reading

Creamy Fresh Pea Soup with Lime & Basil

  This is a creamy, dreamy, fast and easy pea soup. It’s made with frozen peas. They’re elevated to something quite fresh and lovely. White wine, basil and fennel give it a complex flavor. If you don’t love fennel, you can omit it with good results. But, it quietly complements the flavor of the peas … Continue reading

Moroccan Chickpea Stew with Tomatoes & Warm Spices

Moroccan tagines are savory stews made with spices and vegetables. A bit of a departure from the usual fare,  these stews provide you with welcoming warmth and intoxicating aromas. They  make for good eating.   Chickpeas are simmered in a light tomato sauce infused with several spices. This is no ordinary beans and rice dish. Smoked paprika … Continue reading

Potato, Pea & Leek Cakes

Hello Everyone! There’s just a few recipes that I’ll be sharing on my new  blog. This is one of them. Please click on the link to view this recipe: Potato Leek Cakes with Fresh Dill       xo ~ Jilly

Artichoke and White Bean Salad

  This is a Mediterranean inspired, sunny salad that relies on some canned ingredients and some fresh ingredients to make it work. Canned artichoke hearts add a lemony lift to the creamy white beans. The salad is tossed with a simple dressing of olive oil and lemon juice. I make it in winter with either … Continue reading

Fresh Pasta with Lemon, Herbs and Peas

  This is light, lemony pasta dish can be bumped up with sauteed shrimp or toasted pine nuts. It can be made vegan by omitting the cheese. It’s also a great sidekick for a piece of grilled fish or chicken. Rustic and easy, this no-fuss pasta is what I love so much about simple Italian cooking. … Continue reading