Ohitashi

Here's another dish from my childhood and one of my favorite ways to eat spinach in warm weather. A light blanch, chill, then soak (ohitashi お浸し me...

Crispy Baked Wings

I love chicken wings but don’t always have time or the desire to deep fry them. This simple recipe is easy to make in the oven or on the grill, an...

Sabich Burgers with Peach Amba

We’re big on Meatless Monday’s in my house so I’m always trying to come up with creative ways to feed my family. Eggplants make a great substitute ...

Shabazi Michelada

Beer? yes. Mezcal? yes! Shabazi? Oh yes! One of my favorite long drinks for a warm spring afternoon.   

Avocado Zhug

I've been regularly making zhug, which you may also know as zahawiq, ever since I first had it with a Yemeni friend more than 20 years ago. In an o...

Pico de Gallo

Pico de gallo is a great condiment to keep in the fridge. The fact that it's hot, sour, salty, sweet, and bitter makes it extremely versatile, and ...

Spiced Croutons

Croutons are a great way to use up bread that is going stale or that you're worried will mold before you can eat it. I often use butter when making...

Chicken Murphy

The first time I had this dish was in a restaurant in Clifton, New Jersey. My wife and I were on our way to see her mom in Pennsylvania and we stum...

Chraime

Chraime is a traditional North African dish that’s also popular in Israel and other Middle Eastern countries. It’s essentially fish simmered in a t...

Cabbage and Apple Slaw

A hearty raw vegetable slaw holds well in the refrigerator, making this trio of cabbage, apples, and carrots ideal as a quick make-ahead salad or s...

Japanese Curry

I grew up eating Japanese curry (it’s one of the most popular meals to cook at home in Japan). It’s a curious dish when you actually look at the i...

Creamy Carrot Soup

The magic of this soup is that it’s creamy without any cream. When the vegetables are blended together, they develop a luxurious silky texture and ...