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…

Bread Baking Class in Los Angeles

With everything happening in my country, I completely forgot to post about my upcoming bread baking class at Los Angeles Valley College. If you live in Los Angeles or know anyone who lives in LA, please join us or forward…

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…

How To Make Herb Salt

Do you write a journal? I do. I write almost everyday. I write almost every day. Why? For different reasons. Partially because I want to leave something behind for my family. Perhaps my offspring would be as curious about their…

Frozen Garlic Ginger Cubes

Teenage-boy craves Indian curries every day. His mom loves Indian food but hates peeling and grating ginger and garlic. Sometimes she asks teenage-boy to do it for her or cook for them. He is usually up for it. But most…

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.