Ayala Lamb Chops

My wife and I love making these lamb chops since they are so simple. I based the recipe on a Northern Italian preparation, scottadito (which means ...

Root Vegetable & Date Stew

Rub Adom is fantastic on meats, and here it lends depth to a Middle Eastern twist on beef stew. Comforting and familiar, fresh and interesting.

Dill Pickles

Bernise and high-quality dried dill leaves are great to have on hand to make these quick dill pickles.

Dvora Falafel Burger

Full of fresh herbs and crunchy Dvora flavor, the falafel burger has the satisfaction and crispy edges of a crusty, cast iron seared meat patty.

Cataluña Walnuts

I always have toasted and spiced seeds and nuts on hand for salads and to top platters of vegetables.  I recommend them as pantry staples.

Broccoli Rabe and Amba Aioli

Tender stems and charry leaves of grilled broccoli rabe get a delicious finish with Amba Aioli and smokey sweet Cataluña walnuts.

Aloo Gobi Chaat

This hybrid of Indian food and home fries is a perfect side-dish, or main if you gussy it up a bit. I take a few liberties to make it easy to make,...

Herbed Fish Kebabs

Light and delicate fish kebabs with a chimichurri/zhoug hybrid made using the Herbes de Carmel blend. Delicious!

Dali Scampi

Prepared in the Italian-American way, with shrimp or prawns, this simple dish is a perfect way to make a hearty pasta dish, a warm or chilled appet...

Preserved Lemon Roasted Carrots

Roasted carrots are something I make once or twice a week and are great hot or as a salad. They can really take on any flavor or spice. Here I am u...

Shabazi Fried Chicken

Shabazi fried chicken makes you feel like it’s picnic time - sitting outside with dips, salads, breads, drinks, friends, family, and pets.  It’s al...

Fire Bird

My playful and spicy riff on the classic Jungle Bird (a tiki-style cocktail invented in Kuala Lumpur in the 1970s). I lighten it up with crushed ic...