Black Cumin and Turmeric Eggplant

This spice blend recipe is from the Spice Companion book and highlights turmeric and black cumin. It is also great for meat and fish. Japanese egg...

Challah Sandwich Loaves

Fine-grained and pleasantly chewy, challah is ideal for sandwiches. These loaves will give you the perfect shape to slice for sandwiches.  

Turmeric & Coconut Vegetable Soup

Turmeric, ginger, and cardamom—three common ingredients in curry—bring warmth and a welcome bitterness to this soup, while coconut milk adds ri...

Yakhni

My friend Asya Ghafarshad’s parents immigrated to the US from Afghanistan in the 1960s. Asya was born in the US and her mom tells her stories of gr...

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...

Delicious Durban Curry

My good friend’s mom is South African and I was recently chatting with her about spices. She was sharing the most glorious stories of her childhood...

Toor Dal

There is something about dal (lentils) that is hard to beat when one is looking for a pantry-friendly meal that provides oodles of comfort. Lentils...

Sabich Burgers with Peach Amba

We’re big on Meatless Mondays in my house so I’m always trying to come up with creative ways to feed my family. Eggplants make a great substitute f...

Roasted Eggplant with Couscous

This is one of the winning recipes from our recent Spice Challenge. Created by reader Sylvia Lavietes and tied together with her original spice ble...

Spicy Delicious Potato Salad

This is one of the winning recipes from our recent Spice Challenge. Created by reader Sylvia Lavietes, this is a step up from your usual potato sal...

Kubaneh Bread

This is Chef Nir Mesika's version of a traditional pull-apart Yemenite Jewish bread.           

Masala-Spiced Veggie Bowl

Someone asked me the other day, “Samah, what do you eat to feed yourself? I mean, if you’re constantly cooking all day, do you just eat all your re...