Papaya Salad

Papaya Salad

Papayas are a less exciting mango to me. But in Israel when mango season is nearly over we have to compromise. I love to use papayas in salad because its sweetness enhances this dish and the salt and vinegar in the dressing brings out its flavors in a more savory way.

Smokey lentil burgers

Smokey lentil burgers

I used a blend of black and regular lentils (cooking them for the same amount of time) It really helps to place the mixture in the fridge for a bit to hold the burger together more but if you want to eat it right away, just be very cautious when turning it over, best with a spatula and spoon together. If you are eating the burger with cheese, place the cheese on top immediately after flipping it over to the second side.

Denise with roasted tomato sauce

Denise with roasted tomato sauce

Everyone cooks the same two fish – salmon and tilapia. And everyone says the same thing – I like fish if it doesn’t taste too fishy. So listen carefully to me: fish should never taste fishy. Fish should just taste buttery and delicious. It only tastes fishy if it is poor quality or not fresh. So do yourself and all your fish non-fish lovers a favor and buy some quality fresh fish and you will discover how fish is supposed to taste.

Grilled onion kasha

Grilled onion kasha

Kasha is called buckwheat groats. It is popularly consumed in Eastern Europe and many Ashkenazi Jews recognize it as “Kasha Varnishkes,” which is also known as kasha with bowties. Kasha is a very underrated grain, probably because it is usually prepared in a flavorless and dry way. It is beyond delicious and filling – give it another shot with this easy recipe.