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Green Salad with Blue Cheese and Pomegranate

Green Salad with Fresh Figs

Fig season is here! This simple salad recipe is the perfect side dish or a light meal in itself. So beautiful and elegant, and you

avocado salad on toast

Avocado and Chickpea Salad

I love making this salad and could eat this every day. The salad could not be simpler to make and can be enjoyed all by

Greek salad in a white bowl

Greek Salad

You can never have too many salad recipes, right? Especially when they are so delicious and easy to make. To make this salad all you


Best Brownies Ever

Brownies are a favorite in our house. We eat them when they are slightly warm straight out of the pan, or frozen, straight out of

four Potato Bourekas

Speedy Potato Bourekas

Looking for a quick and easy appetizer or snack? Look no more! I was even thinking of changing the name of this recipe to “the

Falafel and Israeli chopped salad


I am a huge fan of Middle Eastern food. Well, I guess it makes sense…it is where I grew up. Falafel is easily one of

Flourless Brownie on a plate with a fork

Flourless Brownies

These gooey chocolate brownies have a secret ingredient….shhhh, don’t tell anyone. Gluten-free and perfect for Passover! Be sure to serve with vanilla ice cream or

My Mom’s Charoset

My parents were supposed to come to Seattle and celebrate Passover with us. We had been planning this visit for almost 6 months. I was

eggs tomatoes sauce in a pan


Shakshuka has been my family’s favorite breakfast for years. Honestly, sometimes I make it for lunch, brunch, or dinner. In my opinion, shakshuka is the

egg salad on toast

My Favorite Egg Salad

I really think that a bowl of egg salad makes the perfect brunch, but it is also a nice upgrade to any sandwich. Everyone has

Alfajores Truffles on a cutting board

Alfajores Truffles

These truffles are a fun twist on traditional chocolate truffles! As with most truffles, this recipe is easy to make and pretty quick too. You

Green Shakshuka

Here is a lovely, simple recipe that will make your mornings a happier time (or lunch or dinner). A great way to get your protein


Israeli Cheese Bourekas

For many years, on Fridays, my dad used to buy a big bag or box of warm, fresh Bourekas. There was a variety of savory

hamantaschen on a plate

Basic Hamantaschen

This is the most fun and exciting holiday! Purim is celebrated in all kinds of ways. In our family, we celebrate by dressing in festive

hummus on a plate with egg

5-Minute Hummus

In the Middle East, hummus is traditionally eaten for breakfast. Humusiyot (hummus restaurants) usually open early in the morning and close around noon when they

Chocolate Biscuit Balls in a blue bowl

Chocolate Biscuit Balls

Every kitchen buff has a first memory of his attempt at cooking or baking and the successes and failures from which they learned and developed.

Two Ingredients Halvah Spread

Two Ingredients Halvah Spread

This recipe was created in an attempt to make healthier spreads for my kids’ sandwiches. A sweet, dense tahini-based spread, you will not believe how

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Tzatziki (Greek Yogurt Sauce)

Greece will always have a warm place in my heart. Is it the beautiful beaches? The food? The Mediterranean vibe? Probably all of these things…

Pull-Apart Garlic Knotted Bread Rolls

Pull-Apart Garlic Knotted Bread Rolls

Have you ever tried my Knotted Bread Rolls Recipe? It is, without a doubt, my kids’ favorite recipe. However, I wanted to take it to

No bake date strawberry on a white plate

No-Bake Date Strawberry Energy Balls

Simple no-bake energy ball recipe that you will love to make and snack on! The combination of dates and strawberries is absolutely delicious. Full of

chili in a bowl

“Dump” Vegetarian Chili

When the days are shorter, and the temperatures are lower, it is time for chili. I call it the “dump chili” because the beans are