Wedge Salad

Summer is well underway now, and for me there's nothing like a chill and crisp salad for lunch or dinner when it's hot out. Iceberg is my favorite ...

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...

Savory Pancakes

I love making savory pancakes for breakfast, and have been turned on to the simplicity and ease of complete pancake batter (where you just add wate...

Hawayej Halibut

For this recipe I make a simple sauce using fresh lemon, tomatoes, and dry sliced garlic. It comes together quickly and is a great way to enjoy fis...

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...

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 ...

Sour Cream Drop Biscuits

Drop biscuits are a classic Southern quick bread. I use sour cream and butter in place of lard and milk. They're incredibly easy to make even if yo...

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...

Enchiladas Suizas

My wife and I started making this dish years ago, and it's always a crowd pleaser. The acidity of the tomatillos and sour cream work beautifully t...