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…

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…

New York Style Bagels

FYI, You do not need New York water to make New York-style bagels. It’s a myth. Any tap water will do. Bagels are not a New York invention. They were made by European Jewish immigrants long before they arrived in…

Radish & carrot salad

I came across this brilliant recipe while I was flipping through a beautiful cookbook in Barnes & Noble. Unfortunately I didn’t write down the title of the book so I can’t credit the author. I made this salad because I needed to do something with…

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.…