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Vegetarian Lentil Soup

April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

I get asked for my lentil soup often, and for the longest time I could have sworn I had posted the recipe online, but time and time again, I was thinking of split pea soup,...

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Egg Curry

Egg Curry

March 25, 2014 | 4 Comments

For the last six weeks, I feel like I have been running.  There was was NY trip, then the inevitable post-travel catch up, family visited, I bought a minivan, more family visited, our son turned...

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Shakshuka - Israeli Breakfast

Breakfast Shakshuka

January 13, 2014 | 5 Comments

 Ok, so I might have gone overboard with photos for this post, but I was just that excited.  When I saw Jewhungry’s Shakshuka post, I was itching to make this for my family too.  You see, shakshuka...

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Orly and Family

Cook in Israel by Orly Ziv

October 31, 2013 | 7 Comments

There are lots of Israeli cookbooks on the market.  For some time, my favorite authors in this niche have included Janna Gur, Yotam Ottolenghi and Einat Admony but when I received my copy of Cook in Israel in the mail,...

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Pear Cornbread

Pear Cornbread

October 21, 2013 | 9 Comments

My previous gluten free cornbread recipe is good.  It’s my go to recipe, great with chilli or on its own. It’s traditional, simple cornbread. Perhaps that’s what I don’t love about it.  The simplicty.  Not...

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Gluten Free Fried Green Tomatoes

Gluten Free Fried Green Tomatoes

September 2, 2013 | 7 Comments

It seems like the Kosher BBQ festival was months ago, but in reality it was just two weeks ago that I walked through the door of our house, exhausted, yet exhilarated, after the most enjoyable...

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A couple of weeks ago, my wife headed to the gym for an early morning class, our baby girl was sleeping and there was the perfect opportunity to make breakfast with our son.  I asked...

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It’s amazing to think that this year our little man completed another year of preschool and the summer schedule of play dates, activities, visitors and Camp Mama is about to begin.  One of the highlights of...

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It’s not often that I cook with “finished ingredients” like a pre-made sauce or can of soup but can I acknowledge that there are many people that appreciate a quick short cut.  When I was...

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Papaya and Red Onion Relish

April 29, 2013 | 11 Comments

We all have those “what’s for dinner?” nights when we open the almost-bare fridge, make a mental note to do groceries after work the next day.  On closing the door, we still have no idea...

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How to Make Homemade Preserved Lemons

April 25, 2013 | 16 Comments

There are dozens of recipes in the book Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi that I want to make.  Each and every page of that book inspires me to get cooking and the photography in...

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Split Pea Soup

Kansas City Split Pea Soup

March 14, 2013 | 14 Comments

In February 2013 I flew to New York for 50 hours  to attend the Kosher Food and Wine Experience.  As I made friends and mingled with foodies, there are two questions I was asked over...

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Hummus Salad

Deconstructed Hummus Salad

March 4, 2013 | 16 Comments

Sometimes you want something quick and easy, a short cut that will get you most of the way there.  Last night, in the midst of my hummus prep, I ran out of steam and with my...

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Sweet Potato, Chickpea and Spinach Curry

February 28, 2013 | 17 Comments

The foodie community is vast.  Not a week goes by without me adding another foodie to my google reader and swear to return to read each and every recipe.  Sometimes, it will be weeks or...

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Thirteen years ago, Malcolm Gladwell’s popular science book, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference  hit the shelves.  I first heard of the book when I was new to life in...

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The Jewish holiday of Purim is just around the corner and it’s a holiday that I have always enjoyed. There’s a carnival spirit in the air and communities come together to honor the holiday and...

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