Lemony Tahini

We, Israelis and Palestinians love our lemony tahini. We eat it for breakfast with our omelets, frittatas or shakshuka; for lunch with falafel or sweet potato boats; and for dinner with roasted cabbage, sweet potatoes or cauliflower. My family and…

Iranian-Inspired Eggplants

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, I was disgusted by eggplant dips or fried eggplants,…

Gatherer Stew

I fell in love with cooking when I started to cook without recipes. When I let my intuition tell me what to do with the ingredients I have in hand. I would take the vegetables out of the fridge or…

Smoky Eggplant Dip

There are so many ways to include vegetables in your meals. The most exciting way, in my opinion, is to make a bunch of mezes /tapas /small plates for dinner instead of a typical main dish-side-and-salad dinner. This is a…

Blood Orange Waldorf Salad

Here is another recipe you can make with oranges or blood oranges beside orange madeleines and caramelized oranges. I thought about making my grandmother’s orange salad with black olives but the boys wouldn’t like it. I decided to make my…