Thursday, December 29, 2011

Baba Ghanoush - A Mediterranean Eggplant Dip - A Guest Post at Veggie Belly

When Sala of Veggie Belly asked me to guest post for her while she was traveling, I said yes, of course. You probably remember Sala from her guest post, White Peas Sautéed with Green Mango and Coconut,in my India Series. Sala is a well seasoned traveler and I cannot wait to hear her impressions from her quick trip to Israel, while she is, for the first time, in the Middle East.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Indian Inspired Potato & Onion Fritters (Latkes) & A Pear, Lime & Cardamon Sauce

Pick up the Washington Post this morning, I must admit I picked up a couple extra copies. Delighted to be featured with Indian Inspired Latkes Dinner in 40 Minutes and Pear, Lime and Cardamon Sauce in The Washington Post Food Section. You will also find couple of photos by me not appearing in this post. In addition you might want to read tips and additional latke recipes in this latke primer article by Bonnie Benwick Hanukkah recipes: How to build better latkes.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Maple, Raisins and Rolled Oats Cookies & Extra Bonus Rolled Oats Cookie Recipe

I bake, but baking with yeast as in these Quince Challah Knots is what I like best. 

In the past couple of years, thanks to you my friends, I mustered the courage and patience to embark on Holiday cookie baking. Although you will see in my cook's tips at the bottom of this post I advise you to follow the directions in the recipes, but the rebel in me got the best of me and I had to make some changes. Completely unruly. I did experiment all week long and mounds of cookies later I came up with this post.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Celeriac Mashed Potatoes - No Traditional Recipe, Just a Thanksgiving Recount

Since there were multiple beautiful mashed potatoes, Thanksgiving posts, I didn't feel compelled to add yet another. Simply wanted to tell you about my mashed potatoes chronicles, as I dreaded making my version for an American crowd, much less this past Thanksgiving weekend, a European one. Though I am always determined and make it my mission to win over even the most skeptical audience with my olive oil creamed potatoes.