Meze Plates

Meze Plates

Move over, charcuterie boards — here come meze plates! Meze is a collection of small dishes commonly served in the Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and Balkan regions. The word “meze” (also spelled mezze) comes from the Persian “mazze,”...
Tofu Rice Bowls with Sesame Dressing

Tofu Rice Bowls with Sesame Dressing

Even though I don’t eat a vegan diet, I just LOVE this plant-based dish with its contrasting textures, bright colors, and aromas. You can add pretty much anything in your fridge’s vegetable compartment to these bowls: sliced cabbage, sauteed mushrooms,...
Quick & Easy Bean & Salmon Salad

Quick & Easy Bean & Salmon Salad

I taught this dish at a webinar on muscle and protein; it’s a great example of the way in which Mediterranean recipes often combine animal protein (a scarce and precious commodity “back in the day”) with beans (a cheaper and more easily available...
Green Shakshuka

Green Shakshuka

Shakshuka is a popular North African and Middle Eastern dish that has gained popularity worldwide. It typically consists of poached eggs in a sauce made of tomatoes, peppers, onions, and spices such as cumin, paprika, and chili flakes. The dish is often served with...
Tomato Soup with Beans, Broccoli & Chicken Meatballs

Tomato Soup with Beans, Broccoli & Chicken Meatballs

This recipe is dedicated to my cousin, Mish Middelmann, who educates and encourages men with prostate cancer (and their partners) via his amazing blog, Recovering Man. When you visit him, please tell him hello from me. 🙂  If you are affected by prostate issues —...
Quick & Easy Cheesy Polenta

Quick & Easy Cheesy Polenta

This recipe is for anyone who wants a dish that’s (a) quick to make, (b) easy to digest, and (c) deeply comforting. I recommend it to clients eating a doctor-recommended low-residue diet, folks who have trouble chewing and swallowing (for instance, following...