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

Apple-Plum Crisp with Ginger and Lime

Crisp is my favorite, go-to, dessert. It makes use of aging fruit – just trim carefully as needed – and it’s a good answer, year-round with whatever’s in season. There are … Continue reading

September 29, 2015 · Leave a 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

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

Cilantro Pesto, or, how to save wilted herbs

I looked in the fridge and saw a bunch of wilting Cilantro. I actually almost always see wilting Cilantro in the fridge, since it comes in large bunches and I … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Roasted Winter Squash and Red Pepper Soup

Orange soup. In Israel, it’s a given during the winter. Filling, tasty and easy on the pocket, winter squash works well in a variety of soups, from chunky versions with … Continue reading

January 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Gingery Carrot Soup. For what ails you.

Winter colds and fevers need feeding – warming soups and broths, nourishing stews and casseroles, and countless cups of ginger tea. At least that’s what I think you need. I’m … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · 4 Comments

Shakshuka. Eggs and sauce, Middle Eastern style.

Shakushuka at it’s most basic is that wonderful marriage between egg and tomato. Eggs with ketchup on the side, made more sophisticated if you will. Eggs delicately poached in a … Continue reading

January 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

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