Category Archive: Recipes

Date Bread from 1,001 Recipes of Arabia

It’s snowing right now in Baltimore. Once it settles, I want to go outside and play (i.e. run). Right now it’s coming down too hard, so I’ve been doing the next best thing:… Continue reading


Most kids get mac ‘n cheese when they cry for a quick fix; instead my mom would make me mujadara. To this day, rice and lentils together as mujadara remains my favorite comfort… Continue reading

A Case for Homemade Yogurt

A quart of yogurt at Safeway costs $4.00. A gallon of milk costs $4.00. Every other week, I ferment a gallon of milk into yogurt, yielding four quarts for the price of one.… Continue reading

Ginger Date Chews

For a long time, I’ve been working to develop a ginger chew recipe, and I’m thrilled with this latest concoction, inspired by Iraqi date-based desserts. Pit and smash dates Crush fresh ginger root… Continue reading

Coconut Almond Truffles

I’ve been experimenting with portable fuel for my trail runs, and here is a recent favorite.   Recipe crushed almonds shredded coconut raw honey Mix all the ingredients and form into balls.  

Pumpkin Pie

After today’s Turkey Trot, I came home to my mom’s delicious Pumpkin Pie.  Her pie is special because she uses fresh pumpkins–the “carving type,” which is edible!  Ingredients pumpkin: peeled, sliced, and cooked… Continue reading