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Za’atar Chicken with Lemon and Red Onions

  This simple, marinate and bake za’atar chicken recipe, is a favorite of mine from Yotam Ottolenghi. Mediterranean flavors, combined with lots of red onions and lemon, make this simple dinner totally mouthwatering. I don’t know about you but I’m always looking for uncomplicated recipes. Even though I write about food doesn’t mean I always …

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Za atar Chicken with Chickpeas

Love recipes with za’atar? This za’atar chicken is grilled, laid on a bed of chickpeas, topped with a za’atar sauce and placed on grilled na’an or pita bread. It is good! Really good! I love recipes with za’atar which means this za’atar chicken is right up my alley. Middle Eastern recipes are some of my faves …

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Roasted Carrots with Hazelnut and Raisin Topping/They Don’t Have This in China

Roasted Carrots with a brown butter hazelnut topping will have everyone asking for seconds. Yes, carrots are a simple vegetable, but there is nothing simplistic about this delectable recipe. This is an updated post from 2015. Roasted Carrots. Really? How can something so simple be so incredibly good? As I was going through my recipe …

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Spinach Salad with Za’atar, Dates, Almonds and Fried Bread

  The salad is not often given  much respect. Bags are ripped open – processed dressing from a jar poured on – boxed croutons…People, we can do better. Growing up, bottled dressings or Good Seasons or buttermilk ranch from the packet were the norm. Now we have so much more to work with!  I  remember …

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Roasted Za’atar Chickpeas or Kadami (Definitely not potato chips!)

I admit it. I don’t really like chickpeas. I like hummus but only freshly made hummus. The Jerusalem cookbook’s recipe is fabulous; smooth and silky, creamy and luscious and reminds me of nothing that comes out of a container here. And I love dipping pita into hummus. But truth be told I never even liked …

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