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. ...

Carbonara

This is one of the simplest pasta dishes, so much so that I regularly make it while camping. It’s the opposite of fussy, and just requires a bit of...

Beef Kefta

The word kefta usually refers to a meatball or patty. These can be made from various meats and sometimes even lentils and vegetables. They are ver...

Brownies

Chocolate is one of my favorite vehicles for spices. Its sweetness and fat hold flavors nicely, especially when baked into brownies rich with butte...

Rosemary and Garlic Risotto

My version of risotto adds the complex depth of spice at every stage of cooking. Because spices infuse the liquid, water is the base here, not stoc...

Spiced Croutons

Croutons are a great way to use up bread that is going stale or that you're worried will mold before you can eat it. I often use butter when making...

Tahina Sauce & Israeli Coleslaw

This is a two-in-one recipe. First we make a tahina sauce, then use it with Coquelicot to dress cabbage to make a delicious twist on coleslaw. 

Spice Crusted Short Ribs

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

Squash with Feta and Hazelnuts

Make the most of winter squash, and bring out the flavors by adding nuts, feta, and of course, spices. 

Chicken Murphy

The first time I had this dish was in a restaurant in Clifton, New Jersey. My wife and I were on our way to see her mom in Pennsylvania and we stum...

Tamil

This blend is inspired by flavors of Southern India, particularly sambar. The curry leaves are fantastic as a grounding earthy note, and the sumac...

Yogurt Challah

Growing up in Israel, I had challah every Friday for Shabbat and on most days in between. After trying countless recipes, I discovered my favorite ...