Category Archives: Lunch


Summer Tomato Sauce

Sitting here in my hot kitchen, (day seven of a broken air conditioner), it's hard to envision actually cooking something and heating up the room ... making it even more uncomfortable!

Veggie Cheese Bowl

My father-in-law used to make two dishes especially for me whenever I came to visit. I'm sure he also made them for others in the family, but he always made a point of having them ready and available when I arrived.

Spinach-Egg Patties

Sitting at the airport waiting for an early morning flight, I was so thankful to have a few of these spinach-egg patties in my bag ...

Homemade Gravlax

Start curing your salmon on Wednesday and it will transform into gravlax for brunch by Sunday ...

Cauliflower and Egg Salad

Cauliflower often beloved in it's purest form is the great chameleon, taking on the attributes of foods around it: adding texture and absorbing flavors without imposing it's own strong characteristics. Once again we have cauliflower subbing in ... this time for carb heavy potatoes.

Baked Versht / Baked Salami

Fanned out with deep scores and slathered with mustard, the versht was covered with tinfoil and cooked to crispy perfection. I'm not a salami eater yet I could never get enough ...

Spaghetti Squash Souffles

Spaghetti Squash = Nature's Noodles. A wonderful alternative to flour laden pasta, especially if you are gluten-free, following a Paleo lifestyle, are trying to incorporate more vegetables into your diet, or are looking for food alternatives during the [long] week of Passover!! I don't think you can go wrong with these ...
shakshuka - baked eggs 2


You know those moments where you can actually smell the dish you're craving, more intensely than remembering the taste. That's the way it is with Shakshuka, a wonderful middle-eastern dish. It's such a uniquely identifiable presentation, simple yet complicated all in the same bite: a bit of sweet, a bit of heat, creamy smooth yet also chunky.
Salmon Cobb - blog image

Composed Salmon ‘Cobb Salad’

In the summer I prepare a Composed Ni├žoise Salad, but I always feel it's too light to eat in the winter -- silly since I eat tuna and potatoes and green beans all year round! However, I was really excited about making this Salmon based salad, it seemed perfect for a snowy December day.
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Ever-present Roasted Mushrooms

One of my children hates mushrooms! That's unfathomable to me. Consequently, for years mushrooms were an absent ingredient in our home. Pretty ironic considering roasted mushrooms are a staple in our house these days ... ever since my mushroom-loathing child left for university.