Izak Seared Salmon

Our Izak spice is essentially a harissa powder, which achieves the great flavor of harissa without adding moisture to the dish. Because we use swee...

Chicken Biryanish

This is a decadent and perfumed dish that demonstrates how spices can transform simple ingredients. Chicken, rice, and onions are rendered luxuriou...

California Frittata

This recipe captures a lot of the flavors of my home state, and is quick and easy to prepare. This is a summer frittata, so I do most of the cookin...

Smoky Chickpeas

While canned chickpeas are passable, they’ll never be as tasty as these freshly cooked ones. I like to cook chickpeas just to have them around. The...

Izak Roasted Cauliflower

A whole head of cauliflower is easy to make and creates a great vegetarian centerpiece or side.  

Hummus & Pita

These simple recipes are perfect for making and enjoying hummus and pita at home. Ice water is the key to a great texture.  

Chard Kefta

A pan-fried veggie version of the beef kefta I like to make. These are also great with tahina sauce or any other condiment you like. 

Silan Roasted Carrots

I like to roast carrots with silan (date syrup), it balances and enhances the natural sweetness. For salt I like to use black olives.    

Two Tacos

We had a beautiful sunny day yesterday and I made breakfast tacos using up some potatoes that were starting to spout, some soft chorizo, and eggs. ...

Spicing Up Pizza

Here's a non-recipe for a change. We often get people in the shop who are here with friends and stand to the side, and when I ask them what they're...

Fruit Caponata

As you may know, I’m a huge fan of Sicily and their regional cuisine. My wife and I had many servings of caponata as we traveled the island, and th...

Easy Puff Pastry - Empanadas

I love eating puff pastry almost as much as I dislike making it. I mentioned this to a customer and she shared a recipe with me from an old book b...