Hummus Update – Lighter, Smoother, Tastier

Hummus Update – Lighter, Smoother, TastierHummus Update – Join the Hummus Celebration on May 13

Rarely a day goes by without hummus in our refrigerator. Hummus, both “plain” and “fancy” (with preserved lemon or garlic scapes), is my comfort food. Perfect for quick energy straight from a spoon. Perfect as a snack, breakfast, lunch and dinner wrapped in a lettuce leaf with a Continue reading

Power Pancakes with Sumac Lemon Yogurt Sauce

Power Pancakes with Sumac Lemon Yogurt Sauce Power Pancakes Made With Powerhouse Greens

Spring greening is everywhere. From the emerging leaves on our trees to the new shoots of peonies and lilies, and buds on our daffodils. Despite last night’s inch or more of spring snow, I’m still seeing green. Even our refrigerator is filled with green vegetables and greens. Continue reading

Dukkah Duqqa Who’s Got the Dukka?

Dukkah Duqqa Who’s Got the Dukka?Dukkah – the More You Eat, the More You Want

Egypt’s popular aromatic nut and seed blend. Go beyond dukkah’s (pronounced doo’ kah) traditional use as a bread dipper with good olive oil. Dukkah also delivers its exotic flavors and crunchy texture when sprinkled on hummus, green salads and vegetables, grains and legumes of every kind. Continue reading

Tangerine Almond Cake – Made with Love

Tangerine Almond Cake – Made with LoveTangerine Almond Cake for Your Valentine

Citrus-flavored and richly textured, Tangerine Almond Cake has a Middle-Eastern pedigree. If you’re at all familiar with Ottolenghi & Tamimi’s Jerusalem, from which this recipe’s adapted, then you just know this cake’s something special. Special enough for your Valentine. Continue reading

Roasted Delicata Squash, Purple Onions & Tahini Sauce

Roasted Delicata Squash & Purple Onions w/ Tahini SauceRoasted Delicata Squash & Friends—Made for Holiday Meals

A family favorite for at least a month now. Ever since I saw it among the New York Times’ Thanksgiving recipes. It was love at first sight. The two beautiful delicata squash on my kitchen counter took to this new recipe famously with their tender skin and sweet flesh. Continue reading

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Yams – Thank You, Yotam Ottolenghi

Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Yams w/ Scallions, Chile & Balsamic ReductionRoasted Sweet Potatoes and Yams Dressed Up for Dinner with Scallions, Chili & Balsamic Reduction

These are the most vibrant and complex-flavored roasted sweet potatoes and yams that I’ve ever tasted. Each bite of soft and crispy sweet potato laced with a balsamic reduction and savory green onions Continue reading