Simple Snacks For Hosting: Focaccia and Za’atar Dough Balls

How many of you scramble, trying to think about what to prepare when people come over to your place? I know it can be stressful to think about what to serve. This is why I have created this multi-part series: ‘Simple Snacks For Hosting’. This series is here to help give you ideas and easy…

Easy Mediterranean Pasta Salad

This pasta salad is something my kids love as well. It’s delicious, flavorful, and so fresh. It includes all the ingredients that will take your taste buds on a trip to through mediterranean coast! Just a few tips before making this salad: Do not over-toss your salad. It loses its crunch and freshness. More notes…

5 tips to cooking better pasta

There are several mistakes people make when cooking pasta, but here are 5 easy to remember tips on how to make the perfect pasta (and pasta water for the perfect sauce) There is nothing more disappointing than making delicious pasta sauce, then having it slide right off your pasta. What also happens is the pasta…

White Truffle Italian Basil Pesto Spaghetti

This recipe is truly a summer favorite! Make it at home, for a date night or a family affair. You will love this one. White Truffle Oil I used white truffle oil for this recipe, so the truffle flavours are infused into the sauce during the blending process, and when sautéed. You could used real…

Vegan Pesto Pasta (with Thai basil)

This pasta recipe is unbelievably easy to make, and so delicious. Thai basil is known for its antioxidants. It’s anti-cancer, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties make it a healing herb. In addition to that, Thai basil aroma is traditionally used to help relieve stress. Thai basil is slightly different from Italian basil (sweet basil). It’s…

Mediterranean Cheese Toast

My 5-ingredient, no onion, no garlic Mediterranean Cheese Toast…slathered with fresh pesto and chilli flakes! No Onion? No Garlic? I chose to make this with no onion and no garlic. Why? Starting your day with no heat producing ingredients that stimulate the nervous systems, especially in this summer heat, may be beneficial for some. Onions…

Spicy Peanut Sauce Naan Pizza with Japanese Pea Sprouts

Fusion food is what I grew up eating. My mom used to cook so many different cuisines at home that me and my sisters developed an extensive palette for all kinds of flavour.  Naan is a traditional North Indian bread, made in a charcoal tandoor. It’s soft and fluffy on the inside, but crunchy on…

Smoked Garlic Cream and White Wine Pappardelle

The perfect white wine sauce is not that easy to make. It takes patience but also, it takes the correct methodology. Not too bitter, and not too sweet. Follow these steps to make the perfect white wine sauce. Don’t forget to tag me or send me your recreations if you make this. I would love…

Sage Butter Cream Fettuccine with Garlic Mushrooms

Sage is an aromatic herb and a member of the mint family. It’s uses range from medicinal to ornaments but it is commonly used in Mediterranean cooking.  Since sage tastes quite bitter, it is best combined with cream or butter to create a good balance of flavours.  I used fettuccine for this recipe because according…