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Fennel Orange Salad and Sopa de Ajo

I found a Sephardic cookbook in the library last week, and just had to check it out. For those unfamiliar, Jews are basically divided into two groups based on their family origin. More well known around these parts are the Ashkenazim….or Jews from Eastern Europe. We have the Ashkenazim to thank for quintessential Jewish dishes [...]

Mediterranean Pesto Pasta

Sometimes leftovers are pretty blah…other times they’re pretty great, and today’s lunch erred on the side of pretty great. We’re in painful need of a grocery shopping excursion which is planned for later tonight, but I did manage to scrape up some remnants of food and put together a pretty nice lunch for myself. I [...]


When I spent the semester in Israel, I had one of two things for breakfast every day…the first was Israeli salad…fresh chopped cucumber,tomato, and bell pepper with lemon juice,olive oil,salt,pepper,and zataar. The other thing was Shakshukah. Think scrambled eggs, but with more tomato and veggies then eggs…in this case they’re simply a thickening agent so [...]

Mushroom Focaccia

We decided to mix up pizza night a bit by making focaccia instead of pizza…a mushroom one to be exact. I used a pizza dough mix for this…straight out of the bag and add water. The dough was topped with morrel mushrooms, white buttons, minced garlic, sundried tomatoes, dried basil, salt, pepper, and white truffle [...]

Slow Cooker Chili

Since I saw my first snow of the season last week (it didn’t stick…thankfully) I’ve officially deemed it chili season. I made chili in a pot last year, and kept an eye on it all day long to make sure I didn’t burn my apartment down in the process…this year, I have a slow cooker! [...]

Sweet Potato Shepards Pie

I was partially listening to Rachael Ray at some point last week, and saw that she was making a sweet potato Shepards Pie. It sounded like a great idea to me, and so later that night when I was at work and bored out of my mind, I put together a recipe for a Veggie [...]