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How to Make Authentic Falafel and Israeli Chopped Salad

Falafel and Israeli Chopped Salad
When my family and I go back to Israel, our first stop is a little roadside falafel stand in Haifa, on the Carmel. Hot, crunchy with a bright green center, it’s stuffed into pillowy pita bread, chopped Israeli salad, pickles and drizzled generously with tangy tahini. It’s possibly my favorite food on the planet and I have finally perfected my recipe. Enjoy it as much as I do! Falafel 1 1/2 cups dried
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Fourth of July Foods to Feed a Crowd

I’ve compiled some of my favorite summer recipes and punched up the flavor but adding tons of fresh herbs – Tarragon Lemon Chicken, Mediterranean Pasta Salad and a Fruit Pizza with Mint Mascarpone. Below are some of the easiest summer recipes that can be made ahead of time and can be enjoyed throughout the season. For other summer cooking and entertaining ideas, check out this Pistachio pesto crudité platter and grilled Mexican […]
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New Twist on Classic Summer Dishes

Summer is the perfect time to relax, throw some food on the grill, and casually entertain. I stopped by Great Day Houston to share some tips for summer cooking and show how simple changes can really elevate your game. Pistachio Basil Pesto and Crudite Platter   For the Pesto: 2 cups packed fresh basil 1/4 cup roasted, salted pistachios 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 clove garlic juice of half a lemon 1/4 cup grated parmesan salt to taste Directions: […]
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Tzaziki Chicken Skewers

Summer Picnic Foods Tzaziki Chicken Skewers Chicken Tzaziki Skewers What could be more cooling on a hot summer day than cold yogurt Tzaziki sauce, slathered on grilled chicken skewers? This is one of my favorite dips, I doubled it to make a marinade for the chicken as well. After grilling, I skewered the chicken with thin slices of Persian cucumbers, and a cherry tomato on top. Perfect for snacking by the pool, and now that Memorial Day is here, […]
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Mediterranean Shrimp Orzo Salad

The Best Shrimp Orzo Salad
This Mediterranean Shrimp and Orzo salad is anything but your standard pasta salad.  Lemony  shrimp, tiny orzo pasta, crunchy cucumbers and plump tomatoes and the creamiest feta cheese give this refreshing salad a delightful flavor. I love to serve it by the pool or outdoors under the patio on warm spring and summer evenings. Hearty enough for a complete meal but light enough to eat two servings and not feel guilty.  
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Shrimp Scampi in 5 Minutes

Shrimp Scampi was one of my grandmother’s favorite dishes. She always ordered it when we went to an Italian restaurant. And while it tastes decadent, there are only a handful of ingredients that go into making it and it only takes a few minutes to prepare. I am all about shaving time off my weeknight dinner routine, so I cook my spaghetti ahead of time, toss it with olive oil so it won’t stick, and pop it into a tupperware to keep in the […]
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Simple and Delicious Salmon Burgers

Basil Pesto Salmon Burgers 2 – 8oz. cooked salmon filets 2 tbsp fresh basil pesto 1/4 cup mayonaise 1 tbsp dijon mustard 1 green onion, sliced thin small squeeze of fresh lemon juice 1 cup panko, Japanese breadcrumbs light olive oil for pan frying 4 hamburger buns arugula for garnish Directions: In a large mixing bowl flake the salmon gently, add the other ingredients, and gently toss to combine. Do not over mix the salmon, you want nice […]
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Sheet Pan Salmon and Snow Peas with Basil Pesto Cream Sauce

Sheet Pan Salmon and Snow peas with Basil Pesto Cream Sauce 12 ounces of salmon 2 small Russet Potatoes (I microwave mine for 5-10 minutes or until they are soft) 2 cup of fresh snow peas 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil juice from one lemon 1/4 cup fresh basil pesto 1/4 cup heavy cream salt and pepper to taste Directions: On a large sheet pan, lined with parchment paper, place the salmon and brush with a light coating of olive oil and sprinkle with salt […]
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Cowboy Chili

Cowboy Chili Classic Texas Cowboy Chili is so simple to make, even on the busiest of weeknights. I use leftover steak the I cube and add to a delicious blend of seasonings. Perfect for a cool night or any time you want a heart one pot dinner in minutes! Don’t forget the garnishes, chili isn’t complete without Frito’s (at least here in Texas that is!) Cowboy Chili 2 tbsp olive oil ½ yellow onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 […]
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2019 Food Trends You Can Make At Home

  Sweet Potato Toast Food trends come and go, but one ‘trend’ that isn’t slowing down is the idea of real food, clean and simple. Diets like Keto, Whole30 and Paleo all emphasize higher fats (the good kinds like unrefined coconut oil and avocado oil) lower carbs or clean carbs like sweet potatoes. As we begin to understand more about what goes into our food, consumers are hungry for products they can feel good about buying […]
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