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Falafel Chicken Schnitzel on a white plate

Falafel Chicken Schnitzel

No matter how old we get, the meals we had as kids will always have a big place in our hearts. Schnitzel is something I

No-Bake Energy Balls

I’ve been a fan of energy balls for years. I make these no-bake energy balls just about every week. Sweet and packed with only good-for-you

avocado on toast and chili on the side

Avocado on Toast

You can never go wrong with avocado toast! Creamy avocado spread on toasted fresh bread is one of my favorite quick meals or snacks. It

Fattoush salad in a bowl

Fattoush Salad

ck}This Fattoush Salad recipe is so good! A classic Middle Eastern salad and one of my all-time favorites. The signature and most important ingredient is

baked tofu in a white bowl

Sary’s Baked Tofu

My mother-in-law, Sary, makes this delicious baked tofu. It is a great protein addition to any form of raw or cooked vegetables, rice, or quinoa,

crackers

Tahini- Curry Crackers

Believe it or not, making crackers is very simple. Of course, you could just buy a package of crackers from the store, but once you

Lahmajun Bread

Lahmajun Bread

Crisp, delicious, meat-topped Pitas. Some may call it “The Middle Eastern Pizza”. Serve it with tahini and a fresh salad on the side and enjoy!

Pita with zaatar

Pita Bread with Za’atar

The stay-at-home order in Washington State was extended with some modifications…so now, we are in “phase 2”. What was life before the pandemic? Will things

Pickled Red Onions in a jar

Pickled Red Onions

Welcome to one of my all-time favorite condiments. It only takes five minutes, and you’ll love having a jar of these in your fridge for

Khachapuri Shakshuka

I just love a good bread! And this recipe combines two of my favorite dishes – Khachapuri (Georgian cheese bread) and Shakshuka (poached eggs in

Sabich- The Ultimate Sandwich

October began in the shadow of the pandemic.We first built a lovely and small Sukkah, a Sukkah that is just enough for our social capsule.

Cheese Bourekas Spirals

Cheese Bourekas Spirals

I love making Bourekas with Phyllo dough. I’ll devour any filling there is- potatoes, spinach, mushrooms, but this cheese filling is my absolute favorite. It

whole rosted cauliflower

Whole Roasted Cauliflower

It’s been more than a year of on-again, off-again lockdown restrictions, and quarantine fatigue. After spending spring break in Nevada, I am hungry for more

hallumi salad

Halloumi Salad

This is one of my favorite salads to order when we visit Israel, and it’s also easy to throw together and make at home. The

Labaneh dip on a plate

Labaneh

Labaneh is the Middle Eastern version of cream cheese, and making it is simple! You need a quality full-fat yogurt and a cheesecloth. Feeling fancy?

baked cauliflower

Cauliflower in Yogurt

I feel like cauliflower made a comeback in recent years. Gone are the days of cauliflower being the sad veggie.  From whole roasted and Pizza

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…

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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

Fattoush salad in a bowl

Fattoush Salad

ck}This Fattoush Salad recipe is so good! A classic Middle Eastern salad and one of my all-time favorites. The signature and most important ingredient is

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

Jerusalem Salad

When I was a teen, I used to hang out in downtown Jerusalem, and my favorite place was Aroma Coffee Bar. Back then, there was