Category: Mediterranean

Paprika Chicken with Chickpeas

This is an irresistible dinner – easy to make, so flavorful, very tender, and also healthy. It goes perfectly with some roasted vegetables or a salad on the side. And a glass of wine of course. These chicken pieces (skin-on and…

Cucumber Chickpea Salad

It has been so hot lately! Heat wave? It’s hard to feel motivated even to go for a short walk or run. I guess if I’m not exercising, I better eat healthier. On top of all that, I had just…

Roasted Shrimp Orzo

Ever since I watched Ina Garten make this on Barefoot Contessa, I couldn’t get it out of my head! It looked so delicious for any hot summer day. It also seemed perfect for a crowd. Orzo in a fresh lemony…

Grilled Salmon Pita

There is a restaurant in Manhattan Beach called Petros and it serves up great classic Greek dishes. On their lunch menu is a Grilled Salmon Pita that I order everytime, and instead of the Caesar dressing I get a lemon…

Party Olive Tapenade Toasts

Happy New Year’s Eve everyone! Where did 2014 go? For me, 2014 was a busy and amazing year. I traveled around France, around Japan, celebrated four weddings with close friends, hiked new trails around LA, tried out a few five-star-worthy…

Sweet and Salty Tahini Crumbles

The weather has been so pleasant here, with a constant mild breeze and just the right amount of sun. I’ve never been much for warm weather, but when it comes to winter in LA, the weather is perfect at 65 degrees. After…

Plenty: Pasta and Fried Zucchini Salad

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Plenty cookbook has 120 perfected and creative vegetarian recipes. This Pasta and Fried Zucchini Salad is one of them. The pasta salad combines pesto (not the traditional kind with cheese and garlic, more of a simple parsley-basil oil pesto), edamame,…

Smoky Black Hummus

This is an incredible hummus made from black chickpeas, commonly known as “kala chana” in India. These black chickpeas are more flavorful and definitely have a kick to them. The texture is a little thicker than regular hummus, resembling a…

Fresh Heirloom Tomato Salsa & Mahi Mahi

I spotted a box of beautiful heirloom cherry tomatoes when I was shopping this weekend and couldn’t resist bringing them home with me. Just when I thought I couldn’t find anything more gorgeous than regular heirloom tomatoes… Having a mason…