How to Make Hummus and More Grilling Tips

It is not every day that I get this excited about sharing a recipe. There is so much that I want to share but most of it gets put aside in my mind while I change another exploding diaper or save a restless child from trying to put a sharp shiny object in its mouth. Life is just like that right now. And then there … Continue reading How to Make Hummus and More Grilling Tips

Best Salad Bar in Downtown Seattle

Finally, we get a few nice days of summer weather, just a sign that light food is the way to go. One of my favorite places in Downtown Seattle for a quick bite in the midst of a shopping spree is the Il Fornaio Salad Bar located in Pacific Place. Who knew something as simple as a salad bar could be the best lunch route … Continue reading Best Salad Bar in Downtown Seattle

Wonderful Salad with Feta, Pears and Walnuts in Baguette Cups

I feel very lucky to know a few languages. I speak English, French and Hebrew. I know a lot of phrases in other languages but I would not say I come close to knowing them. Knowing how to count up to 50 in Vietnamese just gets the Vietnamese ladies to crack up.Reading cookbooks in other languages is a lot of fun. I always get introduced … Continue reading Wonderful Salad with Feta, Pears and Walnuts in Baguette Cups

Quinoa and Corn Summer Salad

The corn at the market was yelling “Keren, rescue me! Take me Home!” I couldn’t look away. I took it home and experimented with some flavors. This is the salad that saved the corn. I just couldn’t stop eating it! Quinoa and Corn Summer Salad 2 cups of cooked quinoa (just cook according to package directions) 2 ears of corn 1 onion (diced) 1 jalapeno … Continue reading Quinoa and Corn Summer Salad

Spinach Strawberry Salad

love munching on spinach. My husband needs a little convincing when it comes to leafy greens. I make this salad for him all the time. Then we end up fighting over who gets more. Ingredients: Spinach Mizithra (a light salty Greek cheese) grated finely any salty cheese tastes great such as ricotta salata or feta Sliced Strawberries Sliced pecans or other nuts (This time I … Continue reading Spinach Strawberry Salad

Avocado Salad with a Tomatillo

Last night I got a ripe avocado and decided to make an avocado salad. It was full of flavor with a an interesting spicy kick. The tomatillo adds a slight sweetness. I didn’t think of this myself. A while ago I had lunch at Austin Cantina and after being especially impressed with the guacamole I asked the waitress what gave it a hint of cherry … Continue reading Avocado Salad with a Tomatillo

Cranberry-Cornmeal Quick Bread and other Thankgiving Stuff

I attended a potluck yesterday and this is what I brought.Tomato with pine nuts saladSweet potato pancakes(actually yam pancakes)* Yam should be used instead of sweet potato. This was the success of the evening, not one pancake was left! Cranberry-Cornmeal Quick bread.( This came out amazing!)Wild Rice Dressing with Roasted Grapes and Walnuts. This turned out okay Not as great as I expected but I … Continue reading Cranberry-Cornmeal Quick Bread and other Thankgiving Stuff

Perfect Salad Dressing Recipe

My cousin Maya, who is actually my cousin Roy’s wife but I call her my cousin since we look more alike then Roy and I do, makes this dressing at every family meal. When the salad is placed on the table, it is only minutes before it disappears. There is always the polite person who asks if anyone wants any before he/she finishes it, hoping … Continue reading Perfect Salad Dressing Recipe