Appetizers 22 results
  • Shakshuka

    When I talk about my new favorite dish, Shakshuka, people usually give me a strange look…like I’ve sneezed, or something. That look on their faces makes me excited because it means they have no idea what Shakshuka is and I immediately make it my job to teach them. So, if you have never heard of Shakshuka, I am thrilled to teach you about it. Recently Shakshuka has become one of my favorite dishes that is a simple while incredibly flavorful, go-to meal that works for breakfast, lunch, or ...
  • Punjabi Samosas with Mint Chutney

    During the summer I like to experiment in the kitchen with more involved recipes than I would typically make during the school year. Today I made these beautifully delicious Punjabi Samosas with Mint Chutney! Samosas are deep fried, cone shaped dumplings that are traditionally filled with a mixture of potatoes or meat. They also happen to be seriously delicious! My personal favorite version of the Samosa is one from Punjab, a state in the Northern part of India. Their version of this ...
  • Beef Souvlaki Kebabs With Tzatziki Sauce

    It's time to bust out your grill because I've got your new favorite beef kebabs! Today we are grilling up some flavor packed Beef Souvlaki Kebobs with a Tzatziki Sauce that will rock your back yard barbecue. Souvlaki is a popular Greek fast food that consists of small pieces of meat that are grilled on a skewer over a hot open flame. I am serving it the traditional way with pita bread and tons of tzatziki.  Tzatziki is a Greek sauce typically served with grilled meat that is made ...
  • Tomato Bruschetta with Balsamic Glaze

    Hands down Tomato Bruschetta is my all time favorite appetizer, this summer! This classic Italian antipasto consists of a toasted slice of bread topped with a mixture of tomato, red onion, basil, garlic, balsamic vinegar or glaze, salt, and pepper. It is the perfect appetizer for summertime entertaining. It’s also a great use of stuff often picked up at a farmer’s ingredients that are easy to work with, fresh and delicious.  I am sure after making this it will instantly ...
  • Cheesy Mushroom Flatbread

    This recipe is a result of what I call a "Pantry Dinner", a dinner made with just what you already have in your pantry, fridge, and garden. A few weeks ago, I was hungry around dinner time and I looked in the fridge and saw we had mushrooms and cheese. We had a red onion, and some flatbreads in the pantry and fresh thyme in the garden. I immediately knew what I had to make, the cheesiest, yummiest, and mushroomiest flatbread EVER! I sauteed the onions and mushroom with some olive oil ...
  • Thai Chicken Summer Rolls

    Today, I am bringing you the freshest, most refreshing, light, and the summeriest (yes I invented that word just for this recipe) dish that is perfect for this summer. These beautiful Thai Chicken Summer Rolls are what I am talking about! They are really easy and quick to make. So make sure to put the ingredients on your food list because you'll want to make these for dinner this week!  To make these Summer Rolls, you start by soaking a sheet of rice paper in some ...
  • Grilled Romaine Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

    For as long as I can remember, I have not been into salads. I would always go for the carbs instead of the salad any day of the week. But recently, I had been trying to eat healthier and I have started eating salads. While a slice of pizza with fries is way tastier, I just overall feel better after eating a bowl of salad. After adding in salads into my diet I have just felt more energetic and its overall helped my productivity. As a proud workaholic, I will do almost anything to increase my ...
  • Garlic Rosemary Focaccia

    If you watch my Instagram stories, then you know that every day I have a slice or two (or three or four..to be honest) of pizza from my school's insanely amazing cafeteria. Now, I don't mean to offend the cheese and sauce but my favorite part of the pizza is the definitely the crust. That is why focaccia is a new favorite of mine. It is basically pizza dough, without the sauce and cheese, drenched in olive oil olive and topped with garlic and rosemary. Now I know ...
  • Blackened Salmon with Mango Salsa

    I love this time of year when the weather is just right, the sun shining but still a cool breeze. It is the perfect time to eat some feel good food, outside with family and friends. That is why this recipe is perfect for this time of year. The versatility of the salmon allows this dish to be eaten hot or cold. You can serve it fresh off the pan or cold from a cooler at a picnic. Also, that the mix of the spicy salmon with the freshness from the salsa is what makes this recipe a ...
  • Mediterranean Dips Crudités Bar

    For this year's Mothers Day, I wanted to elevate our family's typical mothers day brunch with this beautiful Mediterranean Crudités Bar. A lot of people are intimated by making their own crudités bar. Sure, there are many components in a nice crudités bar, but all you need to make one is a bunch of vegetables and some killer dips. It also helps to have a variety of types of vegetables with all different colors and shapes. You can totally go with just the classics like ...
  • Salsa De Molcajete

    Ever since I have been cooking my two culinary idols were Guy Fieri and Marcela Valladolid. They are the people that inspired be to get in the kitchen and start cooking. They also taught be to be proud of my cooking.  I learned from them that I should not be embarrassed and that cooking really is cool.  I have been fortunate enough to have met both of my culinary idols. I met Marcela a few years ago on the set of "The Kitchen". It is filmed not far from where I live so my ...
  • Dal Tadka with Cumin Rice

    My love for Indian food goes way back. I have my mom to thank for introducing Indian food to me at such a young age. We have been going to Indian restaurants ever since I was a little kid. I now like making Indian food just as much as I enjoy eating it. I am always experimenting with new Indian dishes in my kitchen. I have made homemade paneer cheese, roti bread, lamb vindaloos, and more. The thing that I love about Indian food is that it has so many dimensions of flavor. Every dish ...