Meat and Vegetable Casserole with Pomegranate (Kowaj)

Beef with Pomegranate Molasses from An Edible Mosaic Cookbook

I am so sorry it’s been so quiet around here! The truth is, behind the scenes things have been anything but: for the past few weeks, I’ve been busy working on the final edits for my One Simple Change book (they were due yesterday). I’ve also been writing up a new book proposal!

I’ve missed this space, though, so I am happy to be back, and today I want to share an intriguing Middle Eastern meat and vegetable casserole with you. The recipe comes from my friend Faith, who runs the gem of a blog An Edible Mosaic. It’s found in her first cookbook (a collection of Middle Eastern Recipes also called An Edible Mosaic); the book was released a few months ago, and I’ve been dying to tell you all about it.

meat stew with pomegranate molasses

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What I’ve Been Reading + Lamb Stuffed Eggplant from Jerusalem: A Cookbook

I’ve acquired a number of wonderful books in the past few months.

I’ve mentioned a few here and there in the context of recipes that I’ve featured…now I’m going to tell you about a bunch more en masse (since I’m just too swamped these days to post about recipes from each one).

So here’s what I’ve been reading lately, in no particular order, along with a recipe for Lamb Stuffed Eggplant from Jerusalem: A Cookbook.

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Lemon Balm and Cashew Pesto

While I do love traditional pesto made with basil, I am also a fan of using different fresh herbs and greens to create variations of this versatile condiment. I have made tasty pestos with cilantro, mint, and parsley. I also recently tried this recipe for Kale Pesto…and loved it! As for the nuts, it’s fun … Read more

Black Barley, Purslane and Watermelon Salad

I featured watermelon in this recipe just last week. I wouldn’t normally showcase it again so soon, but this salad was SO good…I had to share! The inspiration for my Black Barley, Purslane and Watermelon Salad was this Tabbouleh with Watermelon which appears in the July issue of Martha Stewart Living. I am a huge … Read more

Greek Pizza

Greek Pizza

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of FRESCHETTA® for SocialSpark. I am being compensated for my efforts; all opinions are 100% mine. We make homemade pizza on a pretty regular basis around here. Though my husband and I like to get super creative with our toppings, I have to say that … Read more