Muhammara – The Red Pepper, Pomegranate, and Walnut Triple Threat!

Maoomba Pinnable - glutenfree paleo muhammara dip

Middle Eastern dips and sauces are some of the best in the world, in my opinion.  Often thick, rich in flavor, and healthy for you, they are also easy to make – and to modify – if you know what goes into them. What is Muhammara? Muhammara, a red pepper and walnut dip from Aleppo […]

Eating Indian Food + Pumpkin Masala Recipe

Pumpkin Masala over basmati rice

These days, Indian food is a significant part of our diet. So much so, that I buy spices in 8 oz and 16 oz quantities – not the average spice bottle. My cupboards are filled with large glass bottles (repurposed from other things) filled with cumin, coriander, garam masala, turmeric, curry powder, chile powder, and mustard seeds. This week, I put them to the test on another favorite of mine: pumpkin.

Enjoying the Fruits (and Vegetables) of Summer

farmer's market fare - heirloom tomatoes, zucchini, onions, beets

I love this time of year.  It brings back childhood memories of running through late-summer orchards, eating ripe peaches from the tree and not caring that the fuzz tickled and that juice was running down my face and neck. My home town was the epicenter of fruit-growing in Utah.  The road, two blocks from my […]

Yummy Honey, Seed & Nut Power Snack Recipes

Honey Seed Power Snacks Pinnable @Maoomba

Last week I talked about tasting honey.  In my opinion, honey can be overpowering – rich, sweet, even palpitation-inducing – on its own and tastes best in combination with more savory ingredients…like tea, or nuts, or meat. The very different flavors balance and enhance each other. And, honey is a great binding agent for pulling together […]