Wow! What a whirlwind month it has been! Adam and I got married almost a month ago exactly, school and work (for Adam) began two weeks ago, and my poor little blog has truly seen busier days. For our wedding, we gave out party favors of my favorite spice mix: Baharat. After making 150+ jars …

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Chag Sameach! Happy Passover! If you’re Ashkenazi, I’m sorry that this recipe will likely make you sad. Cheer up, you can always enjoy it next week when Passover ends. If you’re Sephardic, WAHOO! You’ll LOVE this recipe while you’re missing all your leavened goodies this week. This is kind of like a two-in-one deal. The …

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Note to self: Cooking with butter is WAY better than cooking without butter. This is probably the best thing I have ever made. And this is one of the most delicious vegetarian dishes I have ever eaten. Anywhere. Make this THIS week. Or NOW. And it’s remarkably easy to put together for how good it …

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Pronounced: Khore-esht-eh Gore-meh Sab-ZEE Sometimes there is just nothing in the fridge. Sometimes there is no money (in the fridge either). But really, sometimes there is just no TIME, and the best you can do is pull out a box of Mac ‘n cheese from the cupboard, pour that neon orange powder over those noodles …

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  A few things first. 1. Pronunciation: “Muh-rock Koo-beh Ah-dome” = Red kubbeh soup. Kind of  a mouth full, so let’s just call it “kubbeh.” 2. Kibbe/kubbeh/kubbi/kubba: sort of a “tuh-may-toe v. tuh-maw-toe” deal here = dough balls (made from semolina or bulgar) stuffed with ground beef (vegetarian suggestion below). Apparently there are over 17 …

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I don’t know that Adam thought about the repercussions of making such a delicious tomato sauce when he did a couple of weeks ago. Had he, I’m nearly certain he would have kept his talents under cover because we’ve had it four time since! That night, brainstorming dinner ideas, he very casually mentioned, “You know, I could …

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I should have kept my big mouth shut. After all that gloating about San Francisco summer arriving, it has been raining, raining, raining on and off for the last week. So, a warm bowl of soup seems more appropriate than a cold  bowl of ice cream. This is Adam’s mom’s recipe for pea soup, and …

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Aunt Sarah: This posts’s for you. Over the weekend my aunt texted me to say that a local bakery had a killer pizza that day. As soon as I read the words “roasted fennel” and “balsamic vinegar” my tongue got all hot, my mouth suddenly  felt parched and my peanut butter & jelly sandwich that …

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Sigh. I made it through my first week of law school. And, side note: I promise this blog will not turn into my “law school diaries.” But, for the first time in ten days or so, I’m not hopelessly wandering through the fog of summary judgments and direct verdicts and the only question on my …

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Routine getting you down? This is a Middle Eastern take on the classic & boring American hamburger. It’s very similar to the Persian-style kebab, koobideh (koob-ee-deh), but the shape of the patty is slightly different. The meat is so tender it melts in your mouth and the baharat gives the kebab a gorgeous aroma and …

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