• Homemade Dukkah
    Sides,  Snacks

    Homemade Dukkah

    Before seeing it at Trader Joes, I had never heard of dukkah before. Boy, was I missing out! I now have a glass jar full of homemade dukkah (or duqqa) on my counter stocked next to my spice rack at all times. If you aren’t familiar with dukkah, it is an Egyptian nut and spice mixed used for dipping or topping vegetables or meats. Dukkah is also great for using as crusts on meat or fish. It is crunchy and earthy in flavor. My favorite way to use dukkah is in a bowl of olive oil on the lunch or dinner table for dipping bread, and sometimes for a quick…

  • roasted carrot and fennel

    Roasted Cumin Carrots and Fennel

    The first time I had this roasted carrot and fennel side dish was when my husband cooked it for me when we were on vacation. The funny thing is I don’t even remember where we were exactly, but I remember him cooking this dish because it was SO GOOD. I have never had roasted carrots and fennel before that day, and couldn’t believe the incredible flavors I had been missing out on. The key to making this side dish a success, I think, is a lot of olive oil and cumin. Don’t be shy! As you probably know, carrots are considered a super food for the eyes. They are packed…