Steamed Mussels with Chourico

I was on a seafood kick over the summer and at one point, I actually heard my brother say, "Seafood again?" Nonetheless, I changed his mind with this dish. Neither my brother nor my mother really enjoy mussels. At least that's what they said before I made this dish. I will admit that while the... Continue Reading →

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Cucumber Yogurt Sauce (Tzatziki) Recipe

This is a fairly quick and simple post that's really just here to complement a few other dishes. More specifically this savory yogurt sauce goes extremely well with grilled lamb, chicken, grape leaves, homemade gyros, and salads. There are a lot of different ways to make this cucumber yogurt or Greek tzatziki-like sauce/dressing/dip. The few truths... Continue Reading →

Molokhia Soup Recipe

Eat like a Pharaoh! I don't care how you spell it (Molokhia, Molokheya, Mulukhiya) or what you call it (Jews Mallow, Jute Mallow, Mallow Leaves) because regardless of the name, this is one of my favorite comfort foods. It is a traditional Egyptian soup that was typically eaten by royalty in Ancient Egypt, but eventually... Continue Reading →

Collard Greens Recipe

One of my friends described the feeling of coming back from New Orleans as "NOLA withdrawal."  That makes sense because while in New Orleans for a friend's wedding we tasted many delicious foods ranging from po' boys to turtle soup to smoked bbq to boudin (a ridiculously amazing cajun sausage).  At Mother's Restaurant in New... Continue Reading →

Simple and Authentic Hummus Recipe

Making hummus is more of an art than a science... At least that's what I was led to believe whenever I asked my mother for a solid hummus recipe.  Instead, the only knowledge I gained was about what was in hummus and what it should taste like.  Based on that, I had to just keep... Continue Reading →

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