Lemony Tahini

We, Israelis and Palestinians love our lemony tahini. We eat it for breakfast with our omelets, frittatas or shakshuka; for lunch with falafel or sweet potato boats; and for dinner with roasted cabbage, sweet potatoes or cauliflower. My family and…

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,…

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…

Dairy-Free Orange Pancakes

My boys asked  if I can make normal pancakes for a change. Normal as with gluten and eggs. This is my most normal pancake recipe. With a small twist but as fluffy  and light as classic pancakes. No one complained.…

quick fennel salad

If you’re one of those who love anisey flavors, this is definitely for you. If you’re not a big fun or you dislike anything with fennel, anise or licorice, I feel sorry for you but hopeful. I know from experience…