Cucumber and Tomato Salad

The preparation takes only 10 minutes. However, to allow the salad to develop its full flavor, I recommend that you set it aside for 20 – 30 minutes before serving. As a variation, try the cucumber and tomato salad with an addition of crumbled feta cheese.  

Pork Milanese

Pork Milanese is traditionally served with lightly dressed arugula, however, you can serve it with potatoes or pasta if you prefer. This dish is a good choice for a quick weeknight dinner.  

Roasted Potato Wedges

A crispy, spicy alternative to french fries, perfect as a side dish to meat or poultry.  

NY Black & White Cookies

A New York classic, these iconic cookies are more like flat cakes coated with chocolate icing on one half and vanilla on the other. They are best eaten within 24 hours of baking when the cake is at its softest. But if you store them in an airtight container at room temperature, they’ll be good…

Authentic Baba Ghanoush (Eastern Mediterranean Aubergine Dip)

Baba Ghanoush is a popular Levantine appetizer of puréed roasted aubergine mixed with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, and various spices. Some recipes also include freshly minced garlic. I intentionally abstained from garlic since it has the tendency to overpower the subtle flavor of the aubergine. However, I leave it up to you how you…

Blueberry Muffins

This easy blueberry muffins recipe makes eight generously-sized muffins bursting with fresh blueberries and topped with a crunchy, cinnamon-flavored sugar topping.  

Moroccan Harira Soup

Harira is a Moroccan soup made with dried legumes and plenty of cumin, turmeric, and cinnamon, traditionally cooked with lamb or beef. Although it is typically eaten to break the fast during Ramadan, it is served throughout the rest of the year as well. The soup tastes best the next day after all the flavors had…

Grain and Seed Loaf

Bursting with whole grain and seeds, this bread requires minimum effort. You don’t need to knead and proof the dough or even preheat the oven. Simply combine all ingredients and place your loaf in a cold oven. Set up the temperature and bake for an hour.