Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Snacks

"I think it's nice that there are all different kinds of lunches and breakfasts and dinners and snacks. I think eating is nice." – Albert from Bread and Jam for Frances, by Russell C. Hoban

Is it over yet? Holiday survival thoughts.

Okay, the weather is better but the repeating round of meal planning, shopping, cooking, cleanup, serving and eating is..exhausting to belly and soul. How to survive? Plan well. Build your … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

Fabulous Roasted Eggplant

We’ve rediscovered eggplant this year. It’s so easy and available, as well as inexpensive. Yes, it sometimes makes my tongue feel weird but I’ve found that if I salt or … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · 2 Comments

Cauliflower and Mushroom Masala

Masala means a mixture of spices  – think,  garam masala (a particular spice blend)  or chai masala, a spiced black tea, or masala dosa, a stuffed dosa (some kind of … Continue reading

November 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

North African Chickpeas and Greens

Chickpeas and greens are a wonderful combination. Healthy and easy to digest – especially if the chickpeas have been soaked and cooked at home (soak up a pound or two … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Menu #2 Shabbat. The Emperors’ Return

While Ira would question the presumption around here, that he’s an emperor of any sort, indeed, his return after 2 weeks away means more than anything that we have to … Continue reading

November 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tofu in Red Curry Paste

Curry continued. For all of you who think tofu just isn’t flavorful enough, this is for you. Curry pastes are easily found in the grocery store in red, yellow and … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Menu Planning…Bah, humbug

It’s the bane of everyone’s life – menu planning. What to serve, what’s the order of operations in the kitchen? How to best plan the shopping, the prepping, the cooking, … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · 6 Comments

Fish in Coriander Sauce

I’m having a curry moment. Deal with it. People hear curry and they get nervous . “Oh, it’s spicy.” But it doesn’t have to be. Curries are compounds, that is … Continue reading

October 27, 2013 · 3 Comments

Summer into Fall Salad – Crunchy and good

It’s all we’ve been making of late. It can be adapted to what’s in the market and what you like to eat. Important notes, I think, are green beans, various … Continue reading

September 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Moroccan Stew: Fragrant and Easy

Now that the evenings are just a bit cooler here in Jerusalem, I can think autumnal dishes – this is one of my favorites. While this is one of my … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · 2 Comments

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