Lentils

Le Puy lentils are small, nearly black, and, when uncooked, hard as little stones. Unlike green lentils or red lentils, these French ones don’t bur...

Msabbaha

This dish is so easy and delicious I could probably eat it every day, especially since it's so easy to add variety by changing the spices or ingred...

Pea & Chickpea Salad

My wife regularly makes a Southern salad using canned peas, and I regularly make variants since it's such an easy prep. This time we had an open ca...

Hummus & Pita

These simple recipes are perfect for making and enjoying hummus and pita at home. Ice water is the key to a great texture.

Masala-Spiced Veggie Bowl

Someone asked me the other day, “Samah, what do you eat to feed yourself? I mean, if you’re constantly cooking all day, do you just eat all your re...

Coconut Curry Dal

Dal has probably been the most constant thing in my life. Okay, kidding - I love my family and friends too - they've been around. But let me tell y...

Green Chraime

One of the most delicious and beloved dishes in Israeli cuisine is Chraime - a spicy fish stew with the deep flavor of tomatoes. In our seasonal ve...