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Make Lavash at Home

Friday February 28, 2014

I was recently in a supermarket in North Carolina and was surprised to see a couple of pieces of lavash for 4.99 -- and that was with the shopping discount card! Lavash is by no means a gourmet or artisan bread; I wondered why it cost so much, especially when it costs so little to make! I asked asked a gal at the bakery counter about it and she said that in their region, it is considered an artisan bread. Very few people eat it or even buy it, so the cost is high. Take it from me, fellow lavash lovers, and make it yourself. It's easy and a lot less expensive than what you will pay at the supermarket.

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Like Halvah? Like Cookies? Try These Halvah Inspired Cookie!

Friday February 28, 2014

When you think of sesame seeds, I bet you never associate them with cookies. Surprisingly, they are perfect in cookies! Think of a peanut butter cookie, but only sesame seeds instead of the peanut butter. Sesame seed cookies are delightfully sweet, but have a nice nutty tone as well. Even kids love these sweet treat and they never make it from the cooling rack to the cookie jar because of the little hands in my house. Sesame Seed Cookie Recipe

Tahini walnut cookies are also a yummy cookie that are super easy to make. The tahini also produces a peanut butter like cookies and the walnuts give it that extra crunch. Delicious!

How to Make Saffron Chicken

Friday February 28, 2014

Saffron chicken is a staple in my family's dinner rotation. The kids love it for its bright color and not too spicy flavor and I love it because it's its tasty, pairs well a variety of side dishes, and its simple to prepare. The thing about my saffron chicken recipe is that its not for those who are seeking a spicy or tangy dish. Not to say that it is bland, it has a soft flavor that is far from boring. This makes it great for those who can't eat spicy or for families with small children. Try it to night and let me know what you think! Saffron Chicken Recipe

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Heard of Stuffed Peppers? Well, Try These Stuffed Tomatoes!

Friday February 28, 2014

Fresh tomatoes are just around the corner and I have never been more ready! One of the first dishes I make with Spring/Summer tomatoes is stuffed tomatoes. It is a meatless dish and the whole family loves it. Pair it with a salad or some roasted new potatoes and you have a perfect meal that is not only easy to make, but really healthy!

I have to caution you to use firm, not overripe tomatoes, which shrivel to nothing while being cooked in the oven. Learn from my mistakes! Plus, overripe tomatoes are much too sweet!  Stuffed Tomato Recipe

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