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

Lemony Roasted Potatoes with Aleppo Pepper & Herbs

  I love using lemon to add sparkle and zip to almost any recipe, especially in summer. Here, they dress up golden brown fingerling potatoes. Roasted potatoes with a creamy center and a splash of energizing citrus are good eating.  The potatoes are substantial. The lemon and mint give them vitality and excitement, suitable for … 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

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

Fresh Pasta with Mushrooms & Tomatoes

Patience has never been one of my virtues. When it comes getting to a meal ready when I’m hungry, patience goes go out the window. I try to cook nutritional food, even when I’m tired. The peanut-butter-and-jelly-sandwich-and-ramen-noodle-diet that sustained me through college will not do anymore. I’ve learned to take better care of myself. With … Continue reading

Mediterranean Mushrooms ~ Lemon and Zaatar

  I find the easiest and most delicious way to enjoy mushrooms is to roast them. Simple. Simple. Simple. Big Reward. This is a healthy way to prepare mushrooms.  It makes a great side dish for roasted, grilled or sauteed chicken or beef. You can toss them into pasta with a flurry of grated Parmesan … Continue reading

Cauliflower Cheddar Quinoa Fritters

Hello Everyone! There’s just a fe recipes that I’ll be sharing on my new  blog. This is one of them. Please click on the link to view this recipe: Quinoa & Cauliflower Fritters xo ~ Jilly

Lemony Roasted Cauliflower ~ Foolproof, Easy Method

  Cauliflower is a favorite in our home. I adore browning and caramelizing it in the oven. Spritzing it with lots of lemon juice balances the warm, roasted flavors. Garlic and oregano give this humble vegetable a Mediterranean spin. Fresh mint finishes everything off with hints of summertime and sunshine. Flaky sea salt enhances all … Continue reading