Sfenj with Cardamom

Sfenj (or “Sfinj”) are Moroccan sufganiyot / donuts / beignet. Of all the sweet fried doughs, Sfenj are my favorite and the least harmful. The dough doesn’t contain any butter or milk, and has only 2 heaping tablespoons of sugar.…

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

I was craving cookies but run out of coconut sugar or maple syrup so I decide to use molasses to make my basic cookies recipe. Molasses has a strong, burnt flavor but with pumpkin spice it somehow disappear. I grounded…

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…

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,…

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…

Apricot & Chocolate Rugelach

The best thing about them is that they are low in sugar and easy to make. The worst thing is that you can’t stop eating them. If you love your cookies very sweet then you should add 1-2 tablespoons powdered…

Finca Son Mico, Sóller, Mallorca

Imagine you’re doing a hike when suddenly, in the middle of nowhere, you see a sign: Tartes, Quiches, Zumo, Cafe I don’t know about you but I would be ecstatic. Now that we live in Mallorca, I hike often to Son…

Mexico, Playa Del Carmen

The first time I visited Playa Del Carmen was fifteen years ago (f&#$ I’m getting old!). After spending six months in America on tourist visa, I had to leave in order to extend my stay. In New York I met an…

Moroccan style Charoset

    There is an old pessach song that we sing in the seder, it basically suggests how you should feel around this time of year: “Simcha raba, simcha raba” – Great joy, great joy “Aviv hegia’” – Spring has arrived “Pessach ba!” – Passover came! 

bread rolls & challahs

I was always fascinated by the process of bread making. I remember I couldn’t take my eyes away from my mother or grandmother’s hands, when they were stretching, flattening and punching the dough. I admired them when they rolled and…

moroccan donuts – sfinj

Chanukah is the holiday of lights, miracles, and donuts! Every year, for Chanukah, I make the classic jelly donuts – “sufganiyot” in Hebrew – but this year, I decided to go back to my roots. For the first time in…