Category Archives: Appetizers

Za’atar Roasted Eggplant

This za’atar-coated eggplant is earthy, spicy, and delicious. What is za’atar, you ask? Za’atar is the Arabic word for thyme and also for a Middle Eastern spice mix.

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Roasted Cherry Tomato Galette

This appetizer combines a super-flaky crust with mouth-watering roasted cherry tomatoes. ‘Nuff said!

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Labor Day Vegetable-Tofu Kabobs

The combination of potatoes, eggplant, bell peppers, and red onion makes this a complete and tasty meal. I like to serve this with coleslaw or a garden-fresh green salad.

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Mushroom-Lentil Pâté

When I hear the word pâté, I picture a slice of toasted baguette with a modicum of creamy pâté spread on top. Until recently, I hadn’t considered making my own because I thought it had to be made with liver … Continue reading

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Fresh Tomato Tarte Tatin

Tarte Tatin is an upside-down tart of apples or other fruit. According to the website WhatsCookingAmerica, legend has it that Tarte Tartin originated in France:

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Mediterranean Flatbread

I like this flatbread with a warm bowl of soup. I also use this recipe as dough for a thick-crust pizza. The use of bread flour, as opposed to all-purpose flour, makes the final product crispier. For a chewier crust, … Continue reading

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Grilled Avocados on Crusty Rosemary-Olive Bread

Here’s a different way to use the grill this Memorial Day weekend: grill avocados! Grilling softens the avocados. It also brings out the natural oils that make this fruit tasty and satisfying.

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