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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

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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

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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

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Baby Chef-in-Training

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

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How to Scramble Eggs Inside Their Shell

WOW!! You have got to check out this technique for Eggs:

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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