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

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

Mediterranean Eggplant Stew

Upon arriving home from a my daily walk along the Charles River with my beagle, I happily consumed two bowls of this healthy but satisfying stew. Warm spices, common to Lebanese cooking, deepen the cozy flavors of the stew, complementing the tangy tomatoes, eggplant and bell peppers. This is a healthy, filling and comforting stew … Continue reading