Kale & Seaweed Salad

Here's a Japanese inspired salad that's great served hot or cold. It's an easy way to introduce sea vegetables to your diet; hijiki is lightly salt...

Kinpira Gobo

I grew up eating this dish, and every time I have it I feel a great connection to my Japanese heritage. Of course it doesn't hurt that it's easy to...

Quick Summer Stew

This chickpea, chard and tomato quick summer stew is great whether you have cooked or canned chickpeas, It's a perfect side dish or even served col...

Amba Vegetables

I grew up in Israel eating falafel at least once a week. One of the main condiment was amba, made from pickled preserved mango, turmeric and lemon....

Halibut Eggplant Curry

This is a quick all-in-one dish using our Vadouvan curry and coconut milk. This version is with eggplant, chard, and halibut, but you can substitut...

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...

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...

My Mom’s Coffee-Braised Brisket

This is my take on the dish my mother served at virtually every special-occasion dinner of my childhood. I make brisket over several days. The firs...

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...

Pan-Braised Meatballs

My wife and I had gotten tired of the usual meatballs and kofte we make. This variation brings together lamb for flavor and pork for texture, and t...