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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About a decade ago, I dated someone for a very short time.  Less than a month, in fact.  During that short period, two moments stick out in my mind.  The first is this Hungarian Pasta dish which I now know to be called Kaposztas Teszta or Balushka.  The other memorable (and much more significant) moment of that...

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Braised Chicken with Golden Beets and Kale

Braised Chicken with Golden Beets and Kale

April 17, 2014 | 3 Comments

One advantage of a gluten-reduced, whole-food lifestyle, is that as I see people panic and prepare their Passover menus, I remain worry free.  Passover has always been one of the healthiest weeks of my life.  Produce rich, homemade foods for an entire week.  This recipe is one of those that you can make ahead for...

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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, which happens to be delicious, and somewhat similar.  I have been known to mix split peas with lentils if I...

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I love books.  I love reading them, owning them and collecting them.  I think this is why I have a hard time embracing the dawn of the eBook.  A house lined with Kindles and iPads create the same image in my mind as a home lined from ceiling to floor with books.  I can lose...

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Egg Curry

Egg Curry

March 25, 2014 | 5 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 four, and now it’s spring.  I’m sitting on the patio with a glass of wine, and for the first time...

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