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Lentil-Potato Stew

“Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and lentil stew.” (Genesis 24:34) So as you might have guessed from the Biblical verse above, the Old Testament suggests that the origins of this dish in the Mediterranean/Levantine region may be traced thousands of years back! Like most lentil-based foods (or mjadra, as we call them), I find […]

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Baked Vegetable-Stuffed Arancini (Rice Balls)

I have a special connection with this food: the first time my daughter said “yummm” was when she bit her earliest teeth into this sublime little thing. At that time, I was constantly devising new techniques to sneak in as many whole grains, proteins, and veggies together in one finger food. And this one was […]

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Beetroot-Tahini Dip

You’ll instantly be drawn toward the bright pink/magenta color–and so will the kids. And if you’re a fan of hummus, then you will most likely add this one to your favorites too. It makes a great dip for veggie sticks (such as celery, carrots, turnips, cucumbers), baked chips, or baked pita strips. It is also […]

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