I don’t eat gluten.  I often get asked why and in truth, it started as an experiment.  I don’t eat gluten because when I do, I don’t like how I feel.  In fact, this happened earlier in the week: Post by This American Bite. My gluten free lifestyle, just like my choice to eat kosher...

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Quinoa Majadra Recipe - This American Bite

Quinoa Majadra & Bob’s Red Mill Giveaway

June 23, 2014 | 40 Comments

If you want to experience the real Israeli dining experience, find a shippudiah.  These restaurants, named for the array of grilled meats they serve on skewers (shippudim) aren’t looking to cater to tourists and their menus are not in English, but they have a loyal following among locals who will flock there daily for lunch,...

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Cilantro Coconut Poached Salmon

Cilantro & Coconut Poached Salmon

June 17, 2014 | 1 Comments

Quick recipes are my favorite at the moment.  The kind of recipes that don’t need much prep and cook quickly.  I have a tremendous amount of appreciation for any nutritious dish I can shop for, prepare and serve in 30 minutes or less.  Especially on a Friday afternoon....

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I’ve been experimenting much less in the kitchen since our baby girl was born last month. We had the pleasure of friends sending us home cooked meals for a couple of weeks, then we ate our way through the freezer, or I focused on familiar, easy or quick dinners as we adjusted to being a...

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Everyone has a secret to their meatballs.  I soak slices of bread in almond milk instead of using breadcrumbs, others add a touch of cocoa and some people swear that cinnamon is the secret ingredient.  You see, the simple meatball, the classic comfort food, is anything but simple....

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Zucchini stuffed with tomato sauce, fried onions and topped with vegan cheese

Zucchini Pizza Boats

May 19, 2014 | 7 Comments

Two things told me it’s spring.  More and more of you are visiting my asparagus, garlic and preserved lemons recipe and there are beautiful, plump zucchini at the farmer’s market and grocery store.  When I see zucchini, I buy a lot of them.  I figure I’ll make zucchini soup, raw zucchi salad and this time, zucchini...

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Moroccan Lamb Tagine

Moroccan Lamb Tajine

May 5, 2014 | 2 Comments

October 2009.  After a whirlwind summer in the States, we returned to Israel and found ourselves living in a beautiful Jerusalem apartment.  We were four or five months away from becoming first time parents and we loved to open our home up to our friends. Our porch looked like this… We would cook with the...

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Homemade dried tomatoes

How to Make Homemade Dried Tomatoes

April 30, 2014 | 4 Comments

Our local grocery store, Sprouts Market, change their weekly specials every Wednesday (and specials from each week overlap on Wednesday so shop on hump day for maximum savings) and when they reduce the price of produce, it’s cheap.  It’s cheap and it’s still great quality so I have found that their deals and specials have...

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