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Mejadra- Israeli Rice with Lentils

If this Israeli mejadra was in a one-on-one competition with my go-to Indian lentil rice pilaf, it might lose if judged as a one-item meal.  The Indian version’s...

Grilled Oysters with Garlic Butter Topping and Gluten-Free Breadcrumbs

Oysters have been an extremely important shellfish to the Irish for centuries and so I thought now was the perfect time to reacquaint myself with...

Jerusalem Mixed Grill

Think you’re not an offal fan?  This recipe might just convert you.  Chicken livers and chicken breast cooked in a baharat spice mixture, drizzled with tahini sauce and served on flatbread with...

Israeli Malabi Pudding

It was only after I chose Israel as one of my first culinary destinations that I learned a debate as to whether Israel has...

Indonesian Fried Bananas

Last weekend I went to the Punahou Carnival.  Although I was extremely excited to see a sign for gluten-free nacho plates (!!!), I still got a little jealous...

Gluten-Free Amaranth Honey Cake

I guess honey cake is traditional for Rosh Hashanah because I saw versions of it in many of the Israeli cookbooks I looked through.  It was...

Acarajé- Brazilian Black-Eyed Pea Fritters

In the book Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon, main character Nacib quickly finds himself the owner of the most popular bar in town after his new cook, Gabriela,...

Pad Thai Noodles

If I’m going to make Thai noodles, nine times out of ten it’ll be a simpler spicy noodle with garlic and Chinese cabbage.  But...

Thai Chile Jam

For those of you who have already tried nam prik pow, I certainly don’t need to sell you on its virtues…  you’re likely already...

Spicy Eggplant with Red Bell Pepper and Thai Basil

Every so often I stumble upon a food blog post  in which the author is trying to persuade his or her readers into “trying...