Author Archives: myculinaryjoy
For peace sake (and the most amazing salad recipes)!
Do you have Ottolenghi fever? If you don’t, I highly recommend catching it! And no, it’s not some new disease… Chef Yotam Ottolenghi is a restaurateur and cookbook author from West Jerusalem who co-authored the book, Jerusalem, with his business partner from East … Continue reading
Pasteles (My way…)
When I crave the tastes of Puerto Rico, my hometown, I prepare this dish – my own marriage of pasteles (the traditional meat-filled pies) and pinon (a Puerto Rican plantain pie similar to a lasagna). While most recipes for pasteles are super labor-intensive and are typically reserved for bulk-cooking … Continue reading
When Lox & Bagels Won’t Cut It…
With the Jewish High Holidays beginning tomorrow evening, there’s going to be a lot of reflecting and repenting going on. And while hopefully meaningful and freeing, it sure is exhausting! When it comes to a close on Yom Kippur, don’t you … Continue reading
Miss me? I missed you! But I’ve been busy cooking up my most delicious creation yet… my sweet son – my Baby Chef-in-Training 🙂 As Mommy and Baby get used to our new schedule, we’ll go back to spending more … Continue reading
How to Scramble Eggs Inside Their Shell
WOW!! You have got to check out this technique for Eggs:
Freedom from What?
Each year at Passover, I enjoy making this charoset for my seder plate. Pasty and clay-colored like mud used to make bricks, this sweet mixture of fruits and nuts is meant to serve as a reminder that we, the Jewish … Continue reading
A Little Lamb
Whether celebrating Passover, Easter or both, everyone I know is planning out their holiday meals. But what to serve? That is always the question. For those celebrating Easter, lamb is a tradition and with the lambing season upon us (running … Continue reading
Nourishing the Body & Soul
Check out this newspaper write-up on one of my latest projects: Our Family Table. I’m so proud to combine my culinary skills with my background in Jewish studies – engaging people around Jewish values while simultaneously empowering them to cook! … Continue reading
MY Sweetie’s Valentine’s Day Treat…
Cake, candy, chocolates… In honor of Valentine’s Day, I’m sure you expected me to post a recipe for a delectable sweet. But no, Valentine’s Day is all about treating MY sweetie and therefore, it’s all about Ribs! Though we live in … Continue reading
Almond Lovers Unite!
Yup – the more I look at this picture and remember how delicious it actually tasted, the more I regret that I didn’t take a picture AFTER cutting into this cake… Alas, it’s too late because the cake is now … Continue reading