Butternut Mish Galette

For a savory reason to justify pie as a meal, the butternut squash Mishmish galette is between a tart and a quiche.  Adding hazelnut, thyme, and a ...

Tomato Soup alla Norma

A good tomato soup is soul warming and this one comes together in twenty minutes, while you cook the garnish.  Based on the dish Pasta alla Norma, ...

Zucchini Flatbreads with Caraway Seeds

Mild zucchini gets a boost from the savory pop of caraway seeds and the nuttiness of mahleb (ground cherry seeds). A hint of rose’s aroma and pomeg...

Zucchini Lasagna

This is a simple spin on a lasagna using just zucchinis. You can of course use eggplant and squash or mix all of these. This is also a great way to...

Grated Tomato Flatbreads with Poppy Seeds

Spreading grated fresh tomatoes over garlicky flatbread adds a summery freshness. Adding the juicy tomatoes to the already baked flatbreads instead...

Canning Tomatoes

Whether preserving the fruits of labor from your own tomato garden or hoarding those amazing summer farmers’ market tomatoes, canning is a great wa...

Ayala Smashed Potatoes

This is one of my go to side dishes that never fails and is a crowd pleaser. It can be prepared in advance and paired with a protein or a salad.

End of Summer Salad

I love this time of year here in Brooklyn. Summer vegetables abound, and fresh herbs and radishes are returning now that the heat has died down. Th...

Spicy Sour Pickles

This is a quick little pickle featuring the Sheba blend with cumin, paprika, and cayenne.  It uses only two Persian cucumbers, a little vinegar, an...

Dvora Falafel

Full of fresh herbs and crunchy Dvora flavor, falafel is always best freshly made and straight out of the pan.

Radicchio with Zaatar and Olive

Grilled or pan roasted radicchio get a roasted flavor while remaining crisp. 

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.