A chicken breast starts out on the grill and ends up on the stove in this lovely dish of middle-eastern inspiration. The grilled chicken is covered with a rich and melting mascarpone sauce with capers and chopped dates, presented on a mound of hot couscous, and topped with fresh tomato and cucumber.

A chicken breast starts out on the grill and ends up on the stove in this lovely dish of middle-eastern inspiration. The grilled chicken is covered with a rich and melting mascarpone sauce with capers and chopped dates, presented on a mound of hot couscous, and topped with fresh tomato and cucumber.

There are so many versions of this street food found in Thailand. Mine has been in our family for years, and we serve it with a tangy sweet chili sauce that really goes well with this easy dish. We often make a large quantity for parties as all our friends request this.

There are so many versions of this street food found in Thailand. Mine has been in our family for years, and we serve it with a tangy sweet chili sauce that really goes well with this easy dish. We often make a large quantity for parties as all our friends request this.

These are the best cocktail wieners I’ve ever tasted! Just put in a slow cooker and forget about them, they could not be any easier. Red currant jelly is the special ingredient in this rich, sweet and tangy sauce.

These are the best cocktail wieners I’ve ever tasted! Just put in a slow cooker and forget about them, they could not be any easier. Red currant jelly is the special ingredient in this rich, sweet and tangy sauce.

From my friend Tasneem – an easy recipe to prepare, resulting in a downright sophisticated dish. Asparagus and pasta are tossed with a cheesy mushroom sauce.

From my friend Tasneem – an easy recipe to prepare, resulting in a downright sophisticated dish. Asparagus and pasta are tossed with a cheesy mushroom sauce.

A chicken breast starts out on the grill and ends up on the stove in this lovely dish of middle-eastern inspiration. The grilled chicken is covered with a rich and melting mascarpone sauce with capers and chopped dates, presented on a mound of hot couscous, and topped with fresh tomato and cucumber.

A chicken breast starts out on the grill and ends up on the stove in this lovely dish of middle-eastern inspiration. The grilled chicken is covered with a rich and melting mascarpone sauce with capers and chopped dates, presented on a mound of hot couscous, and topped with fresh tomato and cucumber.

You don’t have to use powdered mix to make your own falafel! Mashed chickpeas are combined with onion, bread crumbs, egg and herbs, and fried. Serve with the cucumber sauce in a pita with tomatoes.

You don’t have to use powdered mix to make your own falafel! Mashed chickpeas are combined with onion, bread crumbs, egg and herbs, and fried. Serve with the cucumber sauce in a pita with tomatoes.