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 […]

Diamants or Vanilla butter cookies

This classic french cookie, called a diamant, for the sparkling effect of the sugar surrounding it, is very similar to a shortbread, with a delicious buttery and vanilla scent. My husband has a much less fancy name for these, he calls them crack cookies, because they are just insanely addictive and once you start eating, […]

Skillet brownies

Skillet brownies by Bake Bellissima

They say the way to a man’s heart is though his stomach. This past Valentine’s Day week-end, I prepared these dreamy skillet brownies, and won the hearts of my entire family as a result, proving the old adage true and applicable to children as well! This recipe by Ina Garten is extremely easy to follow, […]

Fruit salad with ginger syrup, lime and mint

Fruit salad with ginger syrup, lime and mint by Bake Bellissima

This is no ordinary fruit salad, or your average orange juice flavored fruit mix. Even though fruit is the main ingredient, the flavors and ingredients are bold and will please even the most sophisticated palates! Beautiful seasonal fruit, in a ginger lime syrup bring sweetness and heat, while lime and mint bring contrasting acidity and […]

Strawberry rugelach

Bake Bellissima Strawberry rugelach

  My parents are both from Tangier where the sweets are honey and orange scented, and there is not a cinnamon or chocolate rugelach in sight. I only discovered these sweet rolled pastries over the years from neighbourhood bakeries, or at my friends’ homes, and they were tasty but I never really thought twice about […]

Quinoa salad with mango and cilantro

Quinoa salad with red peppers and mango by Bakebellissima.com

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 […]

Pumpkin muffins with streusel topping

Pumpkin muffins with streusel topping by Bake Bellissima

What kind of food blogger would I be if I didn’t feature a pumpkin recipe in the month of October? As soon as the leaves start changing colors, we enter PSL season, and pumpkin recipes abound, both savory and sweet. Some people get extremely creative, putting the healthy vegetable in everything from enchiladas to ice […]

5 easy homemade lunch box snacks

The Healthy lunchbox series: Chocolate granola bar by Bakebellissima.com

These homemade lunch box snacks are Bake Bellissima approved and you will not see these in the lunch boxes at 4pm because they will for sure have been consumed by your hungry kids at school! These recipes are easy, can be made ahead, and the best part is they are so much tastier and fresher […]

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 […]

Zucchini chocolate brownies

Skinny zucchini brownies by Bake Bellissima

If you are a Sneaky Chef type, hiding veggies in everything from pancakes to burgers, then this recipe for zucchini chocolate brownies is perfect for you! Here is what I love about these brownies: they are fudgy and delicious, so easy to prepare, and they also happen to be pretty healthy and diet-friendly. I made […]