Iranian-Inspired Eggplants

Eggplant lovers, jump to the recipe.  Eggplant haters, bear with me for a second.  I have a story that might help you see eggplants in a different light.  As a child, I was disgusted by eggplant dips or fried eggplants,…

Smoky Eggplant Dip

There are so many ways to include vegetables in your meals. The most exciting way, in my opinion, is to make a bunch of mezes /tapas /small plates for dinner instead of a typical main dish-side-and-salad dinner. This is a…

Quick Hot Sauce

If you’re not sure what to do with 1 or more jalapeños you can always make this. The good thing is that it doesn’t require a food processor or blender. Then use it  in rice bowls, sandwiches, avocado toasts, braised…

Smoky Bell Peppers

The aroma of burnt peppers always reminds me of home, my mother’s house in the Negev, the desert of Israel. Every Friday noon my mother burns, directly on the flames, green hot peppers for Matbucha, spicy cooked tomato salad and…