Hummus & Pita plus a few other dishes!

The other night I made a delicious dinner of Hummus & Pita plus a few other dishes! It was just what we wanted for a ‘beginning of spring dinner!

I bought pre-made frozen Falafel Balls to save a bit of time since.i was going to make the pita & other dishes! They were good & I am pretty sure they are available in most places now, If you can not find frozen Falafel Balls, maybe you can find the dry mix which is quick to use!

The menu was… Homemade Pita, Hummus, red pepper dip ( I will work on that recipe for the blog!), deviled eggs, pickles, cups up cucumbers, roasted cherry tomatoes & roasted cauliflower. I fried up some eggplant slices as well. OH… I can’t forget the tahini sauce too! So good! I have a few recipes on this blog for some of the food we ate so here they are! And.. I have added some recipes I did not make too!! This kind of dinner is just so versatile! You can add anything you like….

For the tahini, I do not have a recipe here … I have a recipe for tahini dressing & tahini sauce with roast potatoes. but here is how to make it , put this in a jar to shake it up or a bowl & uses a whisk, Take 1/2 cup tahini, juice of half a lemon, pinch of salt, & about 4 tbsp of cold water…mix, if this is too thick then add more cold water gradually. Adjust the seasonings…salt etc. you can add more lemon if you want too! Drizzle the tahini sauce over anything & everything!!

Oven-Baked Pita

I have had an Israeli cookbook for over 35 years… I look through it often but have not made anything for it before!

Hummus & Baked Pita Chips

There are so many recipes for Hummus & so many options to buy it ready-made in the grocery stores. But..I like making it myself. It is fast, easy & I can have it on a whim. I started making my own over 25 years ago and have come up with a recipe that we love.… Continue reading →

Baba Ganoush

As with Hummus, there are so many recipes for Baba Ganoush & I pretty much like all of them. Some are made with mayonnaise which I really like but the one that I have been making lately uses tahini.  Very quick & simple, delicious & healthy. If you can not eat tahini, add mayonnaise in its… Continue reading →

Hummus with Spiced Beef

I just love Hummus with beef. I like to get it when I am in a Middle Eastern restaurant so I jumped at the chance to make it at home when I saw this recipe! It was delicious!

Avocado Hummus

I love guacamole & I love hummus…so I combined them. Easy. Also good because I had 1 can of chickpeas & a couple of avocado that were getting nice & ripe so I needed to use them.

Side Dishes for Passover

These are 6 side dishes especially for Passover which means they are made with ingredients specific to Passover. Matzo Meal is used instead of bread crumbs etc. They are good so if you do not follow the laws of Passover or do not celebrate Passover you might still want to make these dishes away!! Just look for the needed ingredients in your grocery stores. Many stores carry Passover foods!

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Edith’s Passover Apple Cake

I posted this recipe in 2018 for the first time. Moist & tender, this apple cake is very good. A perfect dessert for any day during the week of Passover

My sister Edith makes this cake every year & I got the recipe from her.  I do not know where she got it from, a friend maybe so I can not give credit to the author of the recipe.

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Chicken Soup in the Instant Pot

Well, I decided to make a chicken soup in the Instant Pot. Usually I cook my soup for hours & hours on the stove & then some more! Lots of skimming & skimming…this is how my grandmother made her chicken soup & my mom & my sisters… but I have found a new way for me!!!! This soup was so delicious…full of flavour…Unless I am going to make a lot of chicken soup for a crowd, I am going to make my chicken soup in the Instant Pot from now on!! The final amount of soup that I got is exactly the amount of water I put in… no evaporation in the Instant Pot.

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Mrs.Shapiro’s Yeast Hamantashen with Poppyseed Filling

My friend, Anna Shapiro z’l. sadly passed away a few months ago. She was an inspiration to me in many ways. In the kitchen she was a Maven,  which means she was an expert. She was an expert in the kitchen & in life. Anna taught me so much about many things. I miss her & loved watching the videos attached in this post. She was generous with her time & knowledge & love. Always happy to be videoed & then featured on this blog. There are a few videos of her on my YouTube channel if you are interested in seeing her make some delicious dishes.   Continue reading “Mrs.Shapiro’s Yeast Hamantashen with Poppyseed Filling”