Gatherer Stew

I fell in love with cooking when I started to cook without recipes. When I let my intuition tell me what to do with the ingredients I have in hand. I would take the vegetables out of the fridge or…

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…

Blood Orange Waldorf Salad

Here is another recipe you can make with oranges or blood oranges beside orange madeleines and caramelized oranges. I thought about making my grandmother’s orange salad with black olives but the boys wouldn’t like it. I decided to make my…

Sfenj with Cardamom

Sfenj (or “Sfinj”) are Moroccan sufganiyot / donuts / beignet. Of all the sweet fried doughs, Sfenj are my favorite and the least harmful. The dough doesn’t contain any butter or milk, and has only 2 heaping tablespoons of sugar.…