Persian Charoset

Persian Charoset

Charoset is a traditional Passover food used during the seder. It represents the mortar the Jews used to cement the pyramids together during their enslavement. There are many recipes out there for charoset, and I was tired of the version endemic to Ashkenazi Jews in Read more…

Meyer Lemon Roasted Chicken with Mushrooms and Artichokes

Meyer Lemon Roasted Chicken with Mushrooms and Artichokes

Meyer lemons smell like spring time and look like the sun. They give me warm fuzzies. A cross between a lemon and a tangerine, they’re a golden yellow and taste less sour than their yellow cousins. They’re often readily available during the late winter, a Read more…

Roasted Sunchokes with Creamy Lemon Sauce

Roasted Sunchokes with Creamy Lemon Sauce

During the early fall growing up in NJ, I remember a raised garden bed at my parents’ house that was full of tall stalks dotted with bright yellow sunflowers reaching towards the sky. Later in the fall my sister and I would have a blast Read more…

Basic Veggie Soup

Basic Veggie Soup

Sometimes I need something quick and easy for dinner, that is a flexible enough recipe that I can just wing it without an extra trip to the store or a lengthy grocery list. Or any grocery list, for that matter. During those times, I go with Read more…

Basil Pesto

Basil Pesto

In the midst of a damp, dreary, and cold afternoon, I decided I needed a little burst of sunshine. While it has been getting cooler in TX, a freeze hasn’t yet set in, and surprisingly I still have quite a bit of basil growing outside. Read more…

Lemon-Tahini Sauce

Lemon-Tahini Sauce

Tahini is simply a paste made from sesame seeds, preferably raw. It is common in middle eastern cooking.

Honeynut Squash with Tahini, Pomegranate, and Pistachios

Honeynut Squash with Tahini, Pomegranate, and Pistachios

For me, fall signals pumpkins. But not in a “pumpkin spice” kinda way. When I think pumpkin, I think “winter squash.” I love seeing what’s available at the market this time of year. The colors always amaze me: blues, greens, yellows, oranges, browns. Butternut, acorn, Read more…

Roasted Vegetables with Moroccan Spices

Roasted Vegetables with Moroccan Spices

I recently made a beautiful Moroccan-inspired dish, chicken with preserved lemons and olives, for my family. However, for my vegan family member, chicken was not going to cut it. A Moroccan-themed vegan side dish was eminently needed. As was an opportunity to clear out the Read more…

Chicken with Preserved Lemons and Olives

Chicken with Preserved Lemons and Olives

Last year I had an abundance of juicy, fragrant Meyer lemons that I preserved with salt. Fermenting lemons is a traditional Moroccan practice, and I had tantalizing visions of my future full of lemony cooking projects as I pounded each lemon half with salt into Read more…

Ishavsrøye, or Arctic Char with Cabbage and Potatoes 

Ishavsrøye, or Arctic Char with Cabbage and Potatoes 

Ishavsrøye, or Arctic Char with Cabbage and Potatoes  Sometimes the best meals are those that are the simplest and come together quickly. Even if you can’t pronounce them. My family recently visited Bergen, Norway and ate at a small restaurant called Bryggeloftet & Stuene. It Read more…