Easy Garlicky Potato Salad

Did you know that garlic is more than a pungent and medicinal ingredient? It’s also a powerful spiritual symbol. In many cultures, garlic is believed to protect from evil spirits and negative energies. Some cultures and spiritual practices used garlic…

Salad Inspired By Mexico City

My husband and I just got back from a trip to Mexico City. We flew down there so I can get a dental implant. It is much cheaper there. It’s not something I would normally do but the dentist was…

Easy To Make Spicy Condiment

One of the most annoying things in my work as a recipe developer is titling the recipes—giving them an appealing name so people will want to make the recipes and eat the food. Nowadays it’s not enough to call a…

Beet and Beet leaves soup 

It’s only 10PM but I am drained and tired. Probably from politics, propaganda and worrying. The computer screen hurts my eyes, but before I crawl into bed with Barbara Kingsolver’s book Copperhead Demon let me give you this recipe before…

Delicious Fennel & Persimmon Salad

A letter I left in one of the houses in my neighborhood.  Dear lucky neighbor, For a month now, every time I pass by your house I hear your persimmon tree whispering “Please come pick my fruits”. I told her…

The Best Carrot Salad Ever

First, say Hi to your new favorite salad. Second, lemon season is around the corner. During the next 10 months, I won’t be buying lemons, I would be picking them from the trees in my neighborhood. I always joke that…

Green Salad With Croutons & Tahini

Before I tell you about this easy and refreshing salad I want you to know where I stand about what happened in my country on the 7th of October. I was in London visiting friends when the Hamas horrific massacre…

Spanish Sesame Cookies

These Spanish cookies (tortas de aceite y anís) are the delicate sisters of my grandmother’s anise cookies. They taste very similar, but the Iberian cookies are flaky and dissolve in the mouth. Whereas the Moroccan anise cookies are more rustic…

Creamy Chana Masala (Vegan)

Vegan-boy wants chana masala. Teenage-boy prefers something with Korma sauce. Helicopter-dad doesn’t care. He’ll eat anything. Although he prefers to avoid chickpeas. They make him gussy. Neurotic-mom is up for Indian but not korma. It’s too sweet for her. To…

Vegan Chocolate Bar Topped With Granola

Vegan boy complains that there’s nothing sweet in the house. He threatens to go to CVS to buy candy. Neurotic mom says “Wait! Don’t go, I’ll make something”. Quickly she melts a bar of Trader’s Joe’s 72% dark chocolate and…

Roasted Cauliflower Over Vegan Yogurt

Summer, you’re hot, toasty, sweaty, smelly, exhausting, Yet, I miss you in the winter and welcome you with open arms in the spring. You and this refreshing and light cauliflower dish. This recipe works also with labneh or lemony tahini.

Lemony Tahini Dip with Tomato

Although I grew up in Israel and was familiar with tahini, the first time I had tahini as a dip, rather than as the sauce that moistens your falafel, was when I moved to New York in 1997. My friend-sister,…

Quick & Simple Eggplant Dip

When I was a kid, my mother cooked eggplants at least twice a week. I didn’t mind the eggplant cooked with meat and tomatoes, but I found the baba ganoush disgusting. I couldn’t even look at it. My love affair…