Author: Eliyahu Mintz

Main courses, Rosh Hashana, Sephardi, Sukkot

Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemon and Olives

chicken tagine with preserved lemon and olives

Israel may be the land of citrus fruits, but friends tell us that lemons disappear from most supermarkets at this time of year, through the end of the Jewish High Holidays. The good news is that preserved lemons are even more delicious than regular lemons and every canny Israeli housewife has a jar or two …

Desserts, Parve

Preserved Lemon and Olive Oil Biscotti

lemon biscotti

We are in love with the flavor of preserved or pickled lemons, but were surprised to discover there aren’t many recipes for baked goods using this lemony condiment, so ubiquitous to the Middle East. Wanting to make some lemon and olive oil biscotti, but being out of lemons and too lazy to go to the …

Healthy, Main courses, Parve

Italian Potato and Green Bean Salad

potato and green bean salad

We are big into salads during the hottest days of summer. This potato and green bean salad is a particular favorite since it can even be used as a main course, thanks to the fact that combining potatoes and green beans turns the two into a protein. Thus you’ve got a green vegetable, a hearty …

Easy, Healthy, Main courses

Easy Pasta and Broccoli Salad

pasta and broccoli

When temperatures are hot, pasta salads thrill with their medley of textures and cool flavors. This one is kid-tested and they’ll even eat the broccoli because it’s still got crunch. A palate-pleaser for the hottest days of summer, but really anytime. Because it makes a whole lot and it’s totally delicious. Easy Pasta and Broccoli …

Easy, Good for You, Healthy

Batrik: A No-Cook Tomato Bulgur Salad

Batrik tomato bulgur salad

In the summer, no one much wants to cook. But we still like to eat, so this no-cook salad hits the spot in more ways than one. Palates tend to become jaded, dull, and sluggish in the midsummer heat, so we want things a little spicier which is why there’s a bit of heat and …