Spicy Falafel and Roasted Veggie Naan-wich

INGREDIENTS for the roasted veggies 5-7 carrots 1 head cauliflower 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 teaspoons cumin for the naan-wiches 1 12-ounce jar of sun dried tomatoes, packed in oil 3 big pieces of garlic naan, torn in half (I use store-bought and I’m very okay with it) 10-12 pieces of easy 5 ingredient baked […]

Pear & Walnut Cake with Honey Buttercream

INGREDIENTS Poached Pears: 3 cups water 1 cup honey 2 Tbsp lemon juice 1 cinnamon stick 4 pears small, peeled Pear & Walnut Cake: 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp baking powder 3/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 3/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature 3/4 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup light brown sugar packed 3 large eggs room temperature 1 1/2 tsp vanilla 1 cup buttermilk room temperature 1 cup chopped walnuts toasted 2 cups shredded pears approx. 2 pears, peeled, cored, and coarse shredded Honey Swiss Meringue Buttercream: 4 large egg whites 1 cups granulated […]


It was the Egyptians who first endeavored to make pastries in their crudest of forms out of fruits, honey, spices and the regular grain meal. These crude forms of pastries were called Filo and Baklava. The European chefs first got the taste of these scrumptious desserts when it was brought to the European soil at […]