Lemony Chicken Broth

I drink chicken broth every morning and the Persian Lime (limon omani) in Isphahan has a bright, lemony flavor that retains its earthy acidity to m...

Chamin (Cholent)

Chamin (a.k.a. Cholent) is a warmly spiced overnight stew that has survived centuries of history and migration.  I used to have it and make it with...

Roasted Turkey and Braised Kefte

The bone in turkey breast is simpler to roast and takes up less refrigerator and oven real estate when planning a feast for the family.  Accompanie...

Apollonia Baked Pasta

Cubes of squash are cooked with capers, pine nuts, Apollonia, and Hawayej, then baked with pasta and cheese for a wonderfully aromatic dish that's ...

Hawayej Roasted Eggplant

This eggplant recipe is sure to become a classic in your home. You can serve it warm or cold, as a side dish or main course. Feel free to switch t...

Yemenite Chicken Thighs

So much of how good this grilled chicken recipe is, lies within the simplicity and the use of La Boite spices. It’s only a few ingredients, is supe...

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...

Spice Crusted Short Ribs

Most of the cooking is hands off, and you'll be left with plenty of flavorful leftovers

Braised Grey Squash

August is deep into summer squash season, and I’m always looking for fun new ways to prepare them as we usually have so many. I was playing around...

Spiced Skillet Flatbreads

When it's warm or I'm feeling lazy the last thing I want to do is heat up my oven to make bread or do any laborious kneading. This no-knead flatbr...