Category Archive: Dairy-free

Baked Fish

  This is the way my mother makes baked fish. At some point, my father, who grew up in the Mediterranean cities of  Yafa and Gaza, Palestine, told my mother that they used… Continue reading


Last week I got a new cast iron skillet as a gift from Gina and Erik, my newly married friends, as a thank-you for designing their wedding invitations. (I am an editor and… Continue reading

Roasted Eggplant Salad

  Roasted eggplant salad is pretty much just that. Cube some eggplants (I love eggplant skin, so I leave it on), onions, and red pepper (and maybe some zucchini or mushrooms) and place… Continue reading

Primal Chili

Primal chili. What does that mean? Really, it’s just good chili, but its ingredients just so happen to fit into eating in the Primal fashion, as I have been doing fairly strictly since… Continue reading

Fennel and Sausage Hash

Hash is a term that can bring up images of lumps of thrown together ingredients (such as strange, unhealthy oils and processed “meat products”), resulting in greasy, unsophisticated flavors. But it doesn’t have to… Continue reading

Roasted Figs and Grape Sauce

It’s late summer, when the intense heat has softened and darkness starts lingering on either side of daylight. It’s when summer reflects on itself before it disappears into the sunsets of autumn, remembering… Continue reading

Onions and Sumac

This post also appears on Gluten Free U.A.E as a part of a Ramadan 2012 series.   This little dish is part condiment and part salad. It is often served alongside grilled meats, providing a… Continue reading


This post also appears on Gluten Free U.A.E as a part of a Ramadan 2012 series. Kifta (or kafta, kefta, kofta, or kufta, depending on your dialect and spelling preferences), is a basic Arab recipe… Continue reading

Baba Ghanouj

This post also appears on Gluten Free U.A.E as a part of a Ramadan 2012 series. Baba ghanouj, also called mutabbal beitinjan (or, properly, bathinjan), is so easy to find in Arab restaurants… Continue reading

Thai Basil Stir Fries

Living just outside of New York City, I get to reap the benefits of a buzzing, cosmopolitan metropolis. This area has residents that represent many cooking cultures, so it’s usually easy to track… Continue reading