Pita Pockets

Pita Pockets

These Pita pockets are so light and refreshing, they can be great for a light lunch, and if you can find mini pita's a great dish to serve at party's. I love just setting everything out on the table like a taco bar, so everyone can make their own, customizing it their personal taste. Add a salad and a side of fries and these are a great weeknight dinner option...

Best Hummus

Best Hummus

I take my hummus very seriously. I may be a Pakistani but I grew up in Michigan, surrounded by delicious and authentic Mediteranean food. I can spot a fake and lumpy hummus full of unwelcome ingredients from a mile away. I keep mine simple, to the point, and delicious, as it should be. It's beautifully balanced with nutty notes from the tahini, a fresh zing from the lemon juice and a subtle bitterness from the olive oil and garlic. You take one bite and you know you're eating the real thing.

Sumac Chicken

Sumac Chicken

While this dish is not a traditional Musakhan, the flavors are heavily inspired by it... I made this Sumac Chicken when I moved to Chicago. Not only did I miss my family, but the food we loved eating together. I missed the Mediteranean restaurants we used to gather at for every celebration.