The Golden Soup

King Midas had a daughter called Marigold, and he loved her more than anything, and he wanted to give her the best, the finest, the fanciest, and the most expensive things in the world. That required lots of gold, and even though he had plenty, there is never a limit to gold fever, is there?…

One Lovely Blog Award

I owe a huge apology to charming Priya of Masala Vegan, an extremely knowledgeable and just as extremely helpful in all things food-related blogger-friend, who has nominated me for One Lovely Blogger Award  almost two weeks ago. I have humbly accepted, and then, in a whirlwind of preparing for a new semester and a new…

Sweet Potato Twigs

I had a craving for potatoes.  Not just potatoes, but long, thin, crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, deliciously greasy french fries! But I am too good for my own good – I don’t even have potatoes in the house, to avoid exactly this kind of temptation. I have sweet potatoes, though,…

Florentine Salad

This is a combination of two salads. Years ago in Israel, my aunt served a simple, yet delicious and healthy salad. It was just thinly sliced celery with diced scallions, dressed Israeli style, with lemon juice and olive oil. I loved it, and started making it regularly. Then I saw one of the antipasti offered…

Pumpkin Boats

Every day, around five in the afternoon, there is a traffic jam on the bridge (AKA causeway) connecting Miami Beach to the mainland. Locals are used to it, we explain to worried guests, nothing alarming is happening, it’s only the boats. Somewhere on that narrow bridge, I am sitting in traffic inching along, with the…

The True Alfredo

This is one of the most exciting events that have ever happened to me. Statistically, the chances of something like this happening are so minuscule as to make one believe in pure coincidence. I don’t believe in coincidences, though, so I think there is a message here somewhere. A few days ago, I posted a…

Crabless Crab Cakes

A few days ago, a wonderful chef Ronit Penso of Tasty Eats posted a recipe for Corn and Shrimp Cakes. They looked so appetizing that I was tempted to make them right away. There was only one problem: all shellfish is not kosher. There are a few kosher substitutes that are made to look like…

Thank You, Beautiful People!

Today was a record day for me: the highest number of likes in one day and over 100 followers. When I started this blog, these things haven’t crossed my mind, and I am not too concerned about the numbers now. The purpose of this post is to thank all of you, Beautiful People, for visiting…

No Bake No Dairy Cheesecake Choco-berry

This is the easiest, quickest, healthiest, and most delicious cheesecake I’ve ever had! And it’s not even a cheesecake; it only pretends to be one. It plays its role very well – if you don’t know, you can’t tell! Ooops, I didn’t mean to rhyme, it sort of happened. Years ago, I thought that was…

Penne Tofu with Impostor Alfredo

Where do newlyweds go on their honeymoon? To all kinds or romantic places, right? And what is more romantic than Rome, where even the word romantic comes from? Imagine a legendary couple (the term celebrity wasn’t trendy yet), both of them world famous movie stars, “America’s Sweetheart” and “The King of Hollywood,”  enjoying their honeymoon…

Ukha – Russian Fisherman Soup

Equally loved by Ivan the Terrible and the poorest of peasants, this simple soup could be a clear fish broth or a thick stew. Or anything in between, for that matter, as long as a fish swam through it at some point. Initially, during Ivan the Terrible’s times, it was a clear broth, sometimes meat-based,…