Chocolate chip and granola cookies

You must trust me when I tell you that these are the best chocolate chip cookies in the world! Extremely easy to make, about 5 minutes to prepare and 8–10 minutes to bake. The granola is optional but adds a nice crunchiness and wholesomeness.…

Fig & Lemongrass Jam

After almost three endless months of never-ending summer vacation, Leo finally started school, a new charter school. Frankly, Z and I were excited about it but he wasn’t. He wanted to be excited, but, instead, he was very nervous. I don’t blame…

Vegan chocolate truffles

No time for BS. Just a quick, sweet recipe I found in a beautiful cookbook called Vegetarian Everyday, written by the sweet Scandinavian couple, who’s behind the blog Green Kitchen Stories. This exactly the kind of recipe I love – a “peace of mind” recipe, delicious and healthy. It’s…

1-Bowl Vegan Chocolate Cake

Three words to describe this cake: moist, dense and rich. It finishes usually in thirty minutes. My husband found the recipe in Martha Stewart’s Living Magazine. The picture and recipe didn’t look exciting but I didn’t have eggs and I was curious. I made it a few minor changes.

Banana Nice Cream

A friend of mine from New York recently emailed me this recipe. She wrote: “Thought of you the other night. We made a delish dairy-free, sugar-free banana ‘ice cream’ with a bit of chopped salty almonds and maple syrup on…

Blood Orange Bars

Our 5-year-old Alex (aka Alexander, aka Jacob, aka Sooshi) is obsessed with names. Everyday, ten times a day, he asks my husband and I if we like a certain name. Most days I find his name sake obsession cute but some…

almond lemon Cake

Eema (me): “Alex, this is delicious, are you sure you don’t want to be a pastry chef when you grow up?” Alex: “What is a pastry chef?” Eema: “A pastry chef is someone who makes cakes and cookies for a…

Almond & Asian Pear Cake

Two years ago I accepted the fact that my body and dairy don’t get along so I gave it up, almost completely. Occasionally, usually when I travel, I cheat and eat (and regret) a good cheese or buttery pastry. Since most of the…

moroccan donuts – sfinj

Chanukah is the holiday of lights, miracles, and donuts! Every year, for Chanukah, I make the classic jelly donuts – “sufganiyot” in Hebrew – but this year, I decided to go back to my roots. For the first time in…

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Leo and Alex never refuse to help when I offer to make something sweet. So here they are making chocolate chip cookies. All on their own! Leo reads the directions, while Alex wildly and clumsily beats the batter, and I…