Koshari & Baharat – 2 Jewels of Egypt

Koshari is the national dish of Egypt … and deservingly so. The texture, the aroma, the taste … it’s something that needs to be internationally recognized. So until that happens, we’re going to pay homage to it here on our blog. The main ingredients are rice, macaroni, brown lentils, and garbanzo beans (a.k.a. chickpeas). This…

Baby Spinach Salad with Homemade Mango Chipotle Dressing

This is a simple yet nutritious salad that is sure to please your toughest critic. Not only is the flavor out of this world, but the benefits of eating this salad can be called “healthy on a plate!” Let’s look at each main ingredient and talk about how each one adds to value to this…

Our Take on the Cook the Book Challenge, Week 1

In a previous blog post we stated there was a slight mix-up on our end regarding Chef Marcus Samuelsson’s recipe, Warm Quinoa with Vegetables and Eggs. Well, as promised, here’s our take on that dish. Our version has some of the same ingredients: like quinoa and an egg. But it also introduces a variety of…

Marcus Samuelsson’s Warm Quinoa with Vegetables and Eggs (Week 1)

When I┬álearned that one of my favorite chefs of all time was doing a cooking challenge, I was super elated! I knew without a shadow of a doubt it was fate. Chef Marcus Samuelsson announced the #RedRoosterCookbook Cook the Book Challenge. Once a week until the end of the year, Chef Marcus will post a…

Antioxidant Salad

Not only is this dish a display of beautiful colors, but it’s also extremely nutrient-dense. This salad has everything from cucumbers to carrots, peppers to pomegranates, and seeds to scallions. And yes, I case you were wondering, those are black beans. So, what exactly is an antioxidant? An antioxidant is a substance that removes potentially…