Armenian Coffee, Cardamom and Chocolate Cookies (Gluten-Free)

These cookies are delightful and elegant. The mix of cardamom into sweet dishes is very common in the Mediterranean culture and gives a nice exotic touch. Cardamom should be probably be sprinkled a little on everything anyway with its highly notable health benefits in aiding digestion, detoxification and fighting inflammation. I love the addition of […]


Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt-Pistachio Dipped Apricots

Chocolate-dipped apricots are elegant and light snacks especially with tasty pistachios. These bite-sized treats taste and look sophisticated with a mix of unique and great flavors. The salty pistachio touch with dark chocolate provides complexity as well as texture against the chewy apricot. The overall treat is really just a perfect, well-rounded bite 🙂 Dried […]


Yellow Lentil Chorba (Soup) with Red Pepper Flakes & Cumin

Since winter doesn’t seem to want to slow down, I will continue to make my favorite lentil soup ☺ Lentil soup is particularly the soup of choice in the Middle East with its hearty, creamy quality yet still being nutritious and protein rich. Lentils are very nutrient dense with dietary fiber, B vitamins, folate and […]


Turmeric Chai Tea Latte

Chai lattes are so flavorful! But chai lattes are only as good as the spices that are used to make them. Chai is originally based from India and its history dates back 5,000 years to the ancient courts of Siam and India. Legend has it that a king had the recipe concocted in a quest […]


Persian Cucumber, Yogurt and Raisin Salad

I had this salad in a lovely Persian restaurant. It was so exotic and delightful. I love the crispy cucumbers with the chewy raisins and then the creamy yogurt to bring it all together. Lovely combination of texture with flavor! 3 medium cucumbers, peeled ½ cup Greek Style yogurt 15 fresh mint leaves 3 tablespoons […]

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