Mediterranean

ginger winter vegetable soup

ginger winter vegetable soup

Soups are such a huge part of my winter diet. There’s something about them that I find so comforting, especially on a cold winter night. One of my favorite vegetables to cook in a soup is winter squash, its sugary taste intensified when simmered with […]

savory zucchini feta pancakes

savory zucchini feta pancakes

Our toddler absolutely loves pancakes (honestly, who doesn’t!?). I always make sweet healthy pancakes for breakfast on Sunday mornings, but yesterday I wanted to make a savory version for Gabriel’s lunch full of veggies. I decided to grate zucchini — one of his favorite vegetables […]

roasted bell pepper and cashew pesto

roasted bell pepper and cashew pesto

Why buy pesto at a supermarket when you can make so many delicious varieties at home? I love to experiment with different pairings — I always use a fresh herb, a vegetable and a nut. Add some lemon juice, garlic, olive oil and seasonings and […]

vegetarian bolognese

vegetarian bolognese

Vegetarian bolognese…you mean meatless bolognese? Yes, that is very possible — and it happens to be so incredibly delicious! This pasta sauce is loaded with vegetables and protein from chickpeas. It gets its meaty flavor from all the mushrooms and its chunky texture from the […]

beef and green bean stew

beef and green bean stew

Besides ground beef, I have to admit that meat is not really my thing. I’m not a steak person at all and at barbecues I stick to grilled chicken, kebabs and vegetables. But given that I’m married to a real carnivore, I had to start […]

cooked mushroom and caramelized onion salad

cooked mushroom and caramelized onion salad

If there’s one thing all Jewish families have in common no matter their origin, it’s our love for food. We always tend to overcook and have leftovers for days, which is not a bad thing, since we end up having lots of meals in the freezer […]

roasted eggplant tomato and arugula gratin

roasted eggplant tomato and arugula gratin

Whenever I’m craving cheesy pasta but want something lighter, I make a vegetable gratin. Less caloric (because there’s no pasta) but cheesy and full of flavor nonetheless, vegetable gratins make great lunches with a light salad or can also be served as a side dish for dinner. […]

mediterranean barley salad

mediterranean barley salad

Vegetables have always been a huge part of my diet. Not a day goes by without vegetables in my kitchen, and even those days when we come back from holidays to an empty fridge, I still have bags of frozen veggies in the freezer to cook […]