Ravenous for Baba Ganush

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A couple days ago, I was hungry. Not like, "Hm, I could definitely eat a few bites right now," but more like the type of hungry one feels growing in the depths of her stomach for several noticeable hours. For me, this is the best type of hungry, because these are the times I'm most inspired to cook. What's more, when I'm this hungry, I know it will be worth the wait to eat a a real meal, rather than grazing on snacks. And thus, the idea ...

A Syrious Love Affair: Mujadara

If you've ever worked in the food service industry, you probably know that the food with which you work becomes about 100% less appetizing after you've been on the job for a few days. I've experienced this several times. When I worked at my favorite pizza place in town, I ate maybe one slice per month. My shifts at a coffee shop ended in a mad dash home to change out of my clothes that perpetually wafted of the caffeinated brew (which did have its ...