Cheesy Leftover-Rice Muffins

Cheesy Leftover-Rice Muffins

Leftover rice, baked into a muffin with cheese, olive oil, fresh basil and topped with pine nuts will make you think you’re eating an arancini (Italian fried rice balls), with fresh pesto, only healthier!  Pesto Cheesy Rice Muffins Leftover Rice Leftover Rice?...
Mom’s Traditional Date Stuffed Arab Cookie

Mom’s Traditional Date Stuffed Arab Cookie

My mom’s orange blossom and date stuffed cookie dough of farina and Arab spices, shaped in a traditional wooden Ma’moul mold. This cookie, known as Kaak bel Ajweh, is the cookie recipe most loved from my childhood.  Date Stuffed Arab Cookie Traditional Arab...
Mediterranean Beef Stew In Red Wine

Mediterranean Beef Stew In Red Wine

Tender chunks of beef simmered in a rich red wine sauce with layers of Mediterranean spices and herbs finished with a spelt roux.  Mediterranean Beef Stew Beef Stew Beef stew, or any meat stew, is a smart way to take inexpensive cuts of meat, that are often the...
Brazilian Health Smoothie

Brazilian Health Smoothie

Raw vegetables and vitamin rich fruits, blended into a health drink, was popular in Brazil before I ever heard of smoothies here in America.  Brazil’s Passion For Health Smoothies In America Until 2006, when I moved to Brazil for a few years, I had never...