Tahini Banana Bread

Tahini Banana Bread

Tahini + Bananas Here’s a little secret for you that’s BANANAS, pun intended! I can buy a bunch of bananas and within two days, two things can happen: they are all eaten immediately while still in their beautiful yellow state, or the latter, they have 

Molasses Raisin Bran Muffins

Molasses Raisin Bran Muffins

Getting Enough Fiber? I am definitely that mom that worries about my kids getting enough fiber in their diet, how about you? Or for that matter, making sure we all get enough fiber, am I right? Enter these delightful Molasses Raisin Bran Muffins that not 

Braised Eggplant Lamb Stew

Braised Eggplant Lamb Stew

Rich Winter Meals Lamb is such a huge part of my family’s cuisine. Growing up, lamb was a regular on the family table. To me, one of the best cuts of lamb is actually one of the most affordable cuts, the shank. This Eggplant Lamb 

Holiday Maker Gift Guide

Holiday Maker Gift Guide

Tillamook Farm-Owned Co-Op This time of year is so magical and finding the perfect gifts to show your love, gratitude and appreciation is high on the list. I’m thrilled to be partnering with Tillamook this holiday season to honor different makers that have devoted their 

Pan Seared Salmon with Arugula and Cream Sauce

Pan Seared Salmon with Arugula and Cream Sauce

Copper River Salmon When it comes to choosing salmon, I am extremely particular! Not all salmon is created equal. And living in the Pacific Northwest, we take our seafood seriously. Copper River Salmon is sourced exactly there – straight from Copper River in southcentral Alaska. 

Lebanese Spiced Rice – Hashweh

Lebanese Spiced Rice – Hashweh

Simple Dinners Dinner doesn’t have to be complicated or fussy. Simple ingredients like Laura’s Lean Ground Beef, rice and spices will create an authentic Lebanese meal that is simple enough for a weeknight dinner but elegant enough to serve to friends and family. You’ll be 

Ma’amoul Cookies

Ma’amoul Cookies

Cookies of my Childhood When I think of home and my childhood, the scent of rose and orange blossom water linger in my mind. Those are the most distinct flavors and smells of most Middle Eastern desserts.  I can remember watching my mom in the 

Pear Galette

Pear Galette

It’s always pear season, but end of summer into fall is the best time to enjoy delicious pears. This simple galette recipe is probably the easiest way to pack the flavor of sweet pear, buttery crust and fall spices. I would choose making and eating 

Everyday Roasted Chicken

Everyday Roasted Chicken

September Hustle Every year about this time, myself and probably the majority of parents get completely overwhelmed! September! The time when school begins, activities resume, every school event from Open House to picture day is scheduled. One of the most important, but probably the last 

Mediterranean Roast Lamb

Mediterranean Roast Lamb

In partnership with Le Creuset #calmkitchen I’m not sure I can think of lamb and Easter without being reminded of one of the funniest movies of all time, My Big Fat Greek Wedding. They go hand in hand! Am I right? Lamb is such a