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…

Fennel And 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…

Salad With Croutons and 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 10 I was in London visiting friends when the Hamas horrific massacre occurred. I was…

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…

Schug, Herb & Garlic Spicy Sauce

When you have some 1 or more fresh or wrinkly jalapeños that you’re not sure what to do with, make this yemenite chimichurri. It would last for a month and you can use it during the week  on avocado or…