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Harrison Chocolate Torte

Try not to get whiplash as we careen from healthy middle eastern dishes with gorgeous veggies toward chocolate cake so delicious, it may in fact be illegal.  I cannot help my love for chocolate, it’s hereditary.  I am convinced that eventually geneticists will identify the gene on which the code for “chocolate addict” is written.  Until then, I am unscientifically […]

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Falafel

The last stop on our Israeli food tour is the beloved lunch staple, the falefel.  If you’ve never tried falafel before, you’re in for a treat.  You can often find these deep-fried chick pea balls at ethnic restaurants and food carts in larger cities.  Next time you’re out on the town, grab a pita full of falafel, top it with […]

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Tzatziki and Other Pita Fillings

With all that pocket bread on hand, the options for lunches, lunchboxes and quick dinners are almost endless.  Here are a few of my favorite ways to eat a pita: Torn into triangles with hummus or tzatziki sauce. Stuffed with grilled veggies and a few pickles. brushed with butter and sprinkled with Parmesan, parsley and salt then baked into pita […]

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Feel-Better Mint Herbal Tea

Whether it’s major allergies or the first cold of the season is still to be determined, but I can say with certainty that I’ve felt better other days of my life than I do today.  So, I’m sharing and sipping my Feel Better Mint Herbal Tea.  I hope that the school-year sickies haven’t visited your house yet and that when […]

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Tropical Peach Smoothie

Monday mornings (or any weekday mornings for that matter) very often call for breakfast through a straw around here.  We are still a little groggy from the rude awakening of the alarm clock, and not moving quickly enough for a leisurely breakfast.  Enter: the smoothie.   If you do the smoothie right, it is a balanced breakfast that can be […]

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