Olive oil Anise Cookies

The Spanish anise and sesame cookies, tortas (cakes) de aceite y anís are very similar to reifat, the Moroccan anise biscuits I grew up on. The flavor is almost the same but the texture and shape are different. My ancestors…

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.

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).…

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…

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…

savory vegetable crumble

Don’t you find it annoying when you search for a recipe online, click on a picture, scroll down, and down, and down and down, and after 10 seconds, you’re like, “screw you, I don’t need your recipe!” So from now…

Roasted cauliflower with tahini and herbs

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