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…

5 nutritious Breakfast

I know that Honey Nut Cheerios is easier but do you really want your kids or yourself to start the day with unnatural, full of sugar breakfast?  With these light, nutritious breakfasts, you’ll definitely have a good, healthy day. They require very little effort and some willingness. 

Moroccan style Charoset

    There is an old pessach song that we sing in the seder, it basically suggests how you should feel around this time of year: “Simcha raba, simcha raba” – Great joy, great joy “Aviv hegia’” – Spring has arrived “Pessach ba!” – Passover came! 

Root vegetables salad

Here is the most popular salad among the children in my family, Saba Zion’s Salad. “Saba” means grandfather in Hebrew. My father is a humble cook and master of seasoning. He made his grandchildren fall in love with raw vegetables. It’s…

Toast with avocado

Recently I discovered that not only I can cook I can also draw. It’s so fun and relaxing. I wish I had more time for my new hobby. Anyway, it was very flattering and exciting to discover that other people beside my…

Bruschetta

It’s strange to cook for one when you used to cook for two, four, or more. This week I am home alone. Hallelujah! My husband is in New York and the boys are in school. I was content eating my…

Hummus

Asli means “authentic” in Arabic. Somehow I always forget how much I love hummus and how easy it is to make. Unlike in Israel, here in Los Angeles it’s hard to find good hummus. There are rumors that there are bunch of decent humus places…

Homemade Bread

There was a single, short period when I completely lost interest in cooking. It was exactly three years ago, when my youngest sister, Inbar, passed away at the age of 27. When she left, my joy of cooking and baking left with her. Like everyone…

bread rolls & challahs

I was always fascinated by the process of bread making. I remember I couldn’t take my eyes away from my mother or grandmother’s hands, when they were stretching, flattening and punching the dough. I admired them when they rolled and…

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…