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

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

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

Kumquat Compote – a winter recipe

I love kumquats. In Israel, they’re a specialty winter fruit along with the rest of the citrus family. They’re tart and sweet and assertively flavored in a way that I … Continue reading

June 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

What’s for Dinner? Chard and Beans with Goat Cheese Noodles

It was another classic “it’s dinnertime, what’s in my fridge?” moment. Taking stock, I had a bunch of swiss chard and a large log of plain goat cheese. A can … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

Always learning with Collard Greens and Potatoes

I got back very hungry after a long day and I wanted to cook something. I looked in the fridge, saw a bunch of wilting collards. I looked in the … Continue reading

February 7, 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

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