Blackened salmon

Blackened salmon by Bake Bellissima

This blackened salmon dish is a big hit over at Bake Bellissima’s. The seasonings work so nicely together, and the cooking method leaves the salmon fillets super moist. Heating the coriander seeds livens up the flavor of the spice, and makes the spice rub extra fragrant. Tip: Make sure the oil in the pan is […]

Lamb Keftas

Lamb keftas by Bake Bellissima

These lamb and veal keftas, fancy word for well seasoned meatballs, are absolutely delicious and full of flavor. If you are not a lamb aficionado such as myself, simply replace with ground beef in the recipe. It will still work perfectly. You must serve these with hummus or tahini, the contrasting flavors are just too […]

Veal Gremolata

Veal gremolata by Bake Bellissima

I am finally getting around to posting this delicious veal gremolata recipe I tried a little while ago. This is a simple, easy to prepare dish to serve company and it is bursting with bright flavor from the lemon zest and herbs. You start with a veal shoulder tied with string, to which you insert […]

Quinoa salad with mango and cilantro

Quinoa salad with red peppers and mango by

I make this quinoa salad with mango and diced peppers every week for Shabbat lunch, my daughter Sarah loves it and always has seconds! This recipe, adapted from Kosher by Design (Short on Time) by Susie Fishbein, has Thai flavorings with lime, basil and mango. It is a fresh and easy salad that is always […]

Arugula salad with pear, pomegranate, and goat cheese

Fall is my favorite season because of how gorgeous our city becomes with the changing colors of the leaves, the back to school excitement, and fall fashion magazines are the best! But I have to say that I also love going to the supermarket and seeing the beautiful seasonal fruits and vegetables that are available […]

Kale, apple and pecan salad with maple dressing

Kale, apple and pecan salad by Bake Bellissima

I love a good fall salad, and this kale, apple, and pecan salad with maple dressing has it all! This recipe is adapted from Once Upon a Chef, an amazing site full of great recipes and ideas. These kinds of hearty salads, full of colorful ingredients, make me crave vegetables, which I admit is not […]

Zucchini, potato and cilantro soup

Zucchini potato and cilantro soup

  This zucchini, potato and cilantro soup is a delicious and comforting starter now that the weather has gotten colder. The texture is velvety and creamy, even though there is no cream in the soup.  A final drizzle of olive oil, lime and cilantro really finishes the soup and makes a beautiful presentation. You could […]

Salmon Provençal

Salmon provencal by

  This is another easy idea for salmon leftovers, a delicious salmon Provençal that you can top with puff pastry and is a one pot meal.  The creamy sauce is the star of this dish. Made with white wine and thyme, and thickened with cream and a bit of flour, the flavor combinations are so […]