Stovetop Chicken Shawarma

Stovetop Chicken Shawarma

This stovetop chicken shawarma isn't slow roasted on a spit like traditional shawarma, but it has all the flavor and texture. Promise. The trick is in the cooking temperatures and a killer marinade that gives this amazing flavor. This shawarma is quick to make and is great in wraps, pita pockets and salads. Make a batch and keep it in your fridge and you'll have multiple lunch or dinner options ready in minutes!

Arugula Watermelon Salad

Arugula Watermelon Salad

This arugula watermelon salad is a special one. Quite literally. It's a summer special at my favorite restaurant, Antico Posto. It's on the menu for a total of three weeks, and you bet I'm there every week when it is. But this year I feel like we all need something special, and we need it to last more than three weeks, so I recreated my favorite salad just for you. It's just fresh, simple ingredients that create a flavor palette like no other.

Dahi Bhalla

Dahi Bhalla

These fluffy little dumplings have my heart. I have always loved dahi bhallay. It was a weekly ritual to have chai at my Khala's (Mom's sister) house and on our way, we always stopped halfway and picked up 2 plates of Bhallay from "Jamal's" right before merging onto the Nehar and driving all the way to her house. We never really had home made bhallay, but forward a decade to a suburbs of Chicago, with no "Jamal's" in sight, and you have yourself a problem. Last year, during Ramadan, I finally decided to give these darn bhallay a try, and I haven't gone back since...