Chicken Biryanish

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

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...

Olive Oil Cake

As much as I love butter, I prefer olive oil in my cake batter. It’s a flavorful and interesting fat that’s a vehicle for either savory or sweet se...

Orange Teriyaki Burger

Eating a teriyaki burger is one of my favorite childhood memories. Since I was little, my go-to for a burger was a chain restaurant called MOS Burg...

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...

Masala Roast Chicken

Making a masala (a blend of Indian spices that varies from town to town and kitchen to kitchen), lets you add great flavor to a dish you might alre...

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....

Limonana

This is a classic beverage throughout the Middle East, and a very popular summer drink in Israel. Unsurprisingly, it’s traditionally made without a...

Ochazuke Paella

This new dish, blending the flavors of Japanese ochazuke with paella technique, was a delight to create and even more fun to eat. This version is ...

Spice Crusted Grilled Ribeye

Ribeye is one of my favorite cuts and is fun to cook on a grill. Cooking a steak with a spice crust is a bit different than cooking one that just h...

Orange Blossom Bundt Cake

Based on the master recipe for Olive Oil Cake, the chocolate and citrus aroma of urfa is echoed in both the cocoa powder and orange blossom water a...