everyday israeli salad

We, Israelis, like to eat breakfast anytime in the day, especially for dinner because it has many elements yet it’s a light. Typical Israeli  breakfast usually includes eggs (shakshuka is one style), different types of cheeses, bread, tahini sauce and…

spiced tahini cookies

I’m craving something sweet But healthy sweet Something to have with my jungle tea Quick and delicious Maybe a cookie? Definitely a cookie Chocolate chip cookie? Noooo…  not again Oh wow those look good  Ooooh I love tahini cookies Let’s…

Celery, apple & basil smoothie

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a singer, actress, fashion designer and a mom of four adopted children from Africa. I never became a singer, actress or…

Biscotti

If you could live anywhere in the world for one year, where would you live? I would live in a small village in Italy, where I would make friends with the local ladies, learn how to make pasta, explore the area,…

Cashew e pepe

I have serious writer’s block. My brain slams the door in my face every time I sit down to write, just like our nasty upstairs neighbor. I knocked on her door and begged her to ask her little girls to…

Vegan caramelized apple tart

I know that Thanksgiving is tomorrow so I hope you get this recipe before. It’s the best and easiest pie I ever made. I wish though that puff pastry had a nutrition value, but unfortunately it doesn’t. The fact that it’s…

Sweet Potato Rice & Quinoa Pilaf

Six years ago I didn’t think I can cook rice together with the vegetables or meat in one pot.  Now I use this method to cook all kind of things, especially when I’m in rush or feeling lazy – it…

Basic Porridge

If you love porridge, great. If you don’t, I would love to change your mind about it. First you should know that I totally get why you don’t like porridge because me too for years until I had a good…

potato & herb salad

I love potatoes and anything that is made with potatoes, from Russian potato salad to tortilla Española to Belgian pommes frites to campfire potatoes. Now that we have a fireplace – the second best thing you can have in the…

Root Hummus

I had started to write this post in the summer, while we where visiting Israel, but never finished it for the same reasons I haven’t been able to start or finish any posts since leaving Los Angeles back in June: lack of time, lack of motivation…

moroccan warm olive salad

Shabbat dinner at my mom’s is like Thanks Giving at Martha Stewart. The dining table is packed with enough food to feed a village. My mom is actually Martha minus the luck. Her home-cooking and entertainment skills are pretty impressive.…