Seared Gefilte Fish Cakes

For a modern version of the classic gefilte fish, we adjusted some ingredients and gave them a nice sear. As part of the evolving Passover table (c...

Braised Endive with Orange

I love the savory flavor of tender, caramelized endive finished with orange juice and sherry vinegar.  The addition of Escabeche gives the dish tha...

Harira

Harira is a traditional Moroccan soup for breaking the Ramadan fast with something light but satisfying.  Full of flavors, hearty ingredients, and ...

Red Wine & Mushroom Risotto

Dried shiitake delivers an intense mushroom flavor without the fuss of cleaning fresh mushrooms. Red wine, along with marjoram, highlights the eart...

Leeks Vinaigrette

Another great classic that solidifies the arrival of spring – leeks vinaigrette.  Smell the sunny breeze, fork and knife gently coaxing the bites a...

The Edible Seder Plate

We updated the symbolic seder plate with delicious items to emphasize the respect and appreciation for gathering together to reflect on where we ca...

Fresh Pea Salad

This fresh pea salad is all about spring vegetables and can easily be adapted to the season’s best, no matter the season.  We start with fresh, raw...

Lemon Cake

This lemon cake is one of the most popular things I make at home. My boys just love it and will have some for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (and sna...

Persian Vegetable Frittata

"Kuku sibzamini is the Persian version of a frittata. Shredded carrots, onion, zucchini and potato give it excellent texture—light and airy but de...

Jollof Rice and Eggplant

Jollof rice is such a delicious and flavorful dish, the times I’ve had it, it was the best thing on the plate.  Adding meaty vegetables like eggpla...

Brown Butter Tomato Sauce

I accidentally came up with this pasta sauce many years ago and still make versions of it at home and work. Here’s to brown butter tomato sauce. Th...

Basic Tomato Sauce

A good basic tomato sauce is a must have pantry item.  Whether you buy a good quality one in a jar or make your own, basic tomato sauce makes pasta...