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I OVERDOSED ON THE HOLIDAY FOOD AND DRINK, SO I’M DETOXING WITH VEGGIE SOUPS FOR A FEW DAYS, TO RESET MYSELF. Here’s …

I LOVE SOUPS. NOT NECESSARILY COLD SOUPS. BUT THERE’S SOMETHING REALLY REFRESHING ABOUT A GAZPACHO. It’s a great appetizer to cleanse and …

THIS IS MY DAD’S COMFORT FOOD, A DISH CREATED IN HIS HOME WHEN HE WAS A CHILD. IT’S BEEN PASSED ONTO MY …

I EAT TOO MUCH MEAT. I COULD HAVE MEAT FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER. I KNOW THAT’S NOT GOOD FOR ME. SO …

TWO INGREDIENTS I WOULDN’T TOUCH WITH A TEN FOOT POLE ARE KALE AND QUINOA. THEY’VE NEVER BEEN MY CUP OF TEA. THEY …

MY BROTHER JUST WENT VEGAN. FOR A FAMILY OF CARNIVORES, THAT WAS A SHOCKER. NO EGGS. NO MEAT. WHAT WOULD I COOK …

I USED TO HAVE A MENTAL BLOCK ABOUT RISOTTO. I’D HEARD OF SO MANY VERSIONS AND SO MANY METHODS. THEY ALL …

IT’S HOLIDAY SEASON AND TIME FOR FESTIVE FEASTS. SO HERE ARE A COUPLE OF SIDES THAT CAN ACCOMPANY ANY HOLIDAY MEAL. They …

THIS IS A VERY UN-FRENCH FRENCH TOAST. IT’S A SAVORY VERSION OF THE CLASSIC. MY MOTHER GREW UP EATING THIS, AND IT’S …

I HAVE TO ADMIT. THE THOUGHT OF A VEGGIE BURGER NEVER APPEALED TO ME. UNTIL I TRIED THESE. Portobello mushrooms are so …

GRANTED SOME OF THE DISHES I COOK CAN BE A BIT COMPLICATED, SO I’M CONSTANTLY ASKED FOR SIMPLER RECIPES. I’M ALSO OFTEN …

FOR ME SUMMER MEANS SIMPLE, FRESH FLAVORS. When it’s hot, no one wants to be weighed down by stodgy food. This …

THIS IS SOOO EASY.  IT’S SUPER QUICK, AND IT DOESN’T REQUIRE TOO MANY INGREDIENTS (MUSIC TO MOST EARS). I saw King Gordon …

Menemen

July 2, 2015
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TURKS TAKE THEIR BREAKFAST VERY SERIOUSLY. AND THIS IS THE EGG STAPLE IN ANY TURKISH BREKKIE. I had the privilege of learning …

SIDE DISHES ARE SO UNDERRATED. NO MEAL WOULD BE COMPLETE WITHOUT THEM. This one is TO DIE-FOR (I know I say that …

VEGETARIAN DOESN’T MEAN SIMPLE FLAVORS. That’s one thing I’ve learned from the Middle Eastern culinary geniuses at Ottolenghi. This is no exception. …

THIS IS MY GO-TO SUMMER SALAD (although I started making it in the spring). This is based on an Ottolenghi recipe. It’s …

THIS SALAD IS ONE OF MY FAVEEE SIDE DISHES. It’s a classic Ottolenghi salad that pairs nicely with just about everything, especially …

Shakshuka

October 4, 2014
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WHEN I LIVED IN THE MIDDLE EAST, MY FRIENDS AND I SPENT MANY-A-WEEKEND-BRUNCH CHATTING OVER A SHAKSHUKA. So it’s become one of …

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