Roasted Cauliflower With Yogurt & Cilantro

Summer you’re hot, toasty, sweaty, smelly, draining yet I miss you in the winter, welcome you with open arms in the spring, then bitch about you when autumn is around the corner.  Here is something to make summer cooler and refreshing.

Seed & Seaweed Crackers

Some people on instagram got upset that I called a non-dairy cheese cheese. Well a) what am I supposed to call it? and b) don’t they have other things to get upset about? I adapted this recipe from Everyone’s Table…

Tahini Dip with Tomato

Although I grew up in Israel and was familiar with tahini, I never forgot the first time I ate tahini as a dip and not as the sauce that moistens your falafel in pita (and makes it easier to swallow).…

Butternut Squash with Mushrooms & Walnuts

Not much is happening these days. The highlight of the previous week was our visit to Underwood Family Farms, in Moorpark CA. When my boys were little we used to go there often. They used to love picking the vegetables…

Iranian-Inspired Eggplant Mezze

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, they were always around. My family loved them, but…

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…

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…

Moroccan Cooked Tomato salad

You can’t write about salada matbucha without writing about Yeruham. The Jewish Moroccan spicy tomato cooked salad and my hometown in the Negev, the desert of Israel, go together. The aroma of tomatoes cooked with garlic and charred green spicy…

Turkish-Inspired Flatbreads

Bread recipes normally take long proofing time. The great thing about this one is that it needs only 30 minutes proofing and 1 hour in total. The second great thing is the number of ingredients, flour and yeast. I like…