year : 2017 51 results

Traditional Mosbolletjies

When researching for interesting bread from around the world I came across this South African bread called Mosbolletjie.  I then played round in the kitchen, developing my own version of the recipe, and after a single bite, I fell in love with this delicious bread. The best way to describe mosbolletjies is that it’s a sweet brioche, traditionally made with fermented grape juice and flavored with aniseed. There is just nothing on earth like a torn piece of mosbolletjie ...

Chicken Tinga Tacos

Hey Guys! I had a crazy busy schedule this weekend. For my brother Yoni's birthday, we went to a restaurant Saturday night, which was really yummy and fun. The following morning, I spoke on a student panel at my high school's open house then met with my stylist for a photoshoot of me in the outfit she styled for the event later that day. That evening I headed into the city for the 5th Annual Orthodox Jewish All Stars Awards where I was a judge at the cooking competition. It was such an incred...

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

I am known for my huge cookie obsession. Not a day goes by without me consuming at least one cookie. I eat practically all the cookies out there, chocolate chip, oatmeal, crinkle, you name it.  Basically, if its a cookie I am here for it. But I'll be honest, when my cookie cravings come on I don't always want to wait for the butter to soften and to make a whole elaborate cookie. I need something super simple but at the same time yummy and satisfying.  These Chocolate Dipped ...

Pomegranate Glazed Salmon

What’s your favorite fish in the whole wide world? Mine is without a doubt salmon. It’s probably obvious by all the salmon recipes I've posted on the blog. Today I found one of my new favorites, this Pomegranate Glazed Salmon. Not only does it make enough to feed a whole family in under 30 minutes but it's also incredibly delicious and beautiful.  I was inspired by flavors of the middle east with the pomegranate and cumin in the glaze, additionally, I added other ingredients to ...

Redoing My Spices

Today is an exciting day! Hands down, my favorite ingredients in my kitchen are my spices. Whether I am mixing them together in a spice rub for fish tacos or frying them in some ghee for an Indian curry, I love cooking with spices. Spices are used all around the world to add flavor and aroma to our favorite dishes.  Up until now, at my house, we had a big collection of spices, but to be honest it was kind of a mess.  It was always hard to find the spice we needed and very often ...

Homemade Gnocchi with Browned Butter & Sage

Gnocchi are little Italian dumplings, primarily made of potato, that are the ultimate comfort food! I first remember making gnocchi at a culinary course I took a few years ago at ICC and have been making it at home since. I fell in love with Gnocchi’s plump, pillowy texture and mild, delicate flavor that pairs so well with many flavorful sauces. By itself, Gnocchi is great but when the little pillows are doused in this browned butter sage sauce and topped with nutty, freshly grated ...

Shakshuka

When I talk about my new favorite dish, Shakshuka, people usually give me a strange look…like I’ve sneezed, or something. That look on their faces makes me excited because it means they have no idea what Shakshuka is and I immediately make it my job to teach them. So, if you have never heard of Shakshuka, I am thrilled to teach you about it. Recently Shakshuka has become one of my favorite dishes that is a simple while incredibly flavorful, go-to meal that works for breakfast, lunch, or ...

Pumpkin Spice Churros

It’s officially Fall, which means the air is getting colder, the leaves are falling from the trees, and pumpkin spice is EVERYWHERE! Being a non-coffee drinker myself, I only got on the trend of pumpkin spice last year when I made some decadent Pumpkin Spice Buns for the blog. For those of you who have never heard of it, pumpkin spice is the seasoning typically used when baking a pumpkin pie. It gained popularity when coffee shops around the country started adding it to their drinks ...

Apple Tart Squares with Honey Glaze

Today I am sharing my recipe for these delicious Apple Tart Squares with Honey Glaze that really highlights the beauty of this season's bounty of apples with the signature crunch from puff pastry dough. What isn't there to love about puff pastry dough?! First off, the crunch of perfectly baked puff pastry dough makes for a uniquely scrumptious bite and the fact that it can always be stored in your freezer means you are always ready to whip up a dessert for any occasion. Once defrost...

Sesame Chicken with Honey Lime Slaw

During the school year quick and easy to make dinners are a necessity. Lucky for you, I have a new and fun take on the classic chicken dinner that your family will love! This dinner is a meal on a plate of sesame crusted chicken with a slaw full of red cabbage, shreaded carrot, cilantro, thinly sliced chilies and a super tangy dressing. I encourage you to serve the chicken with all your favorite sides! Another reason I love this dinner is because it's gluten free so my mom can eat it! I ...

Mexican Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Today, I think I have found one of my new favorite cookies of all time, Mexican Chocolate Crinkle Cookies. This classic cookie with inspiration from Mexican flavors has all the things you need for a great cookie and more. Just like any great cookie it has a chewy center and a slightly crunchy exterior. While it may look like your typical Chocolate Crinkle Cookie what makes this cookie unique is its flavor. This cookie has a deep chocolaty flavor that pairs so well with the earthy ...

Punjabi Samosas with Mint Chutney

During the summer I like to experiment in the kitchen with more involved recipes than I would typically make during the school year. Today I made these beautifully delicious Punjabi Samosas with Mint Chutney! Samosas are deep fried, cone shaped dumplings that are traditionally filled with a mixture of potatoes or meat. They also happen to be seriously delicious! My personal favorite version of the Samosa is one from Punjab, a state in the Northern part of India. Their version of this ...