Layered Pistachio Baklava

Layered Pistachio Baklava

Baklava was always the treat I bought or was gifted. I never attempted making it at home because it seemed like it would be an overly tedious task. Once you get into the rhythm of things though, the act of layering each sheet of phyllo and chopped nuts, becomes quite cathartic.

Spiced Carrots, Chickpeas, and Herbs

Spiced Carrots, Chickpeas, and Herbs

These golden brown carrots and chickpeas, paired with the punchy and tangy dressing, is something you’ll want to serve at every meal! Eat as an appetizer, side dish, or even main course.

Cubano Pizza

Cubano Pizza

If you have never had a Cubano Sandwich before – you are really missing out. They are so delicious with ham, pork, swiss cheese, onions, pickles, and mustard piled high on a nice crusty bread and usually grilled or pressed to melt it all together. I love them so much that I turned them into a pizza!!! Cubano Pizza is all of those yummy flavors on a delicious pizza crust – and you are going to love it!

One-Pot Garlic Pasta

One-Pot Garlic Pasta

One-Pot meals are always a go to for me – especially as we get back into the swing of balancing school and work and life. I wanted to have something with a little more kick to it so I decided to make this One-Pot Garlic Pasta with some hot Italian sausage in addition to the mild.

Air-Fried Pumpkin Shakarparas

Air-Fried Pumpkin Shakarparas

Growing up in an Indian-American household, shakarparas are a staple cookie for the holidays. My family makes traditional shakarparas every year, and I wanted to give my own twist on it for the fall season. I used the original recipe and adapted it for the fall season by adding pumpkin and different spices.

Pear fried rice

Pear fried rice

Fried rice with bacon, hot links, pears and edamame topped with scallions.