Oil-Free Roasted Eggplant (Two ways)

Likely due to my middle eastern background, eggplant is one of my favorite foods. I’ve been seeing different methods of roasting eggplant without oil, and decided to do an experiment using two similarly sized eggplants from the same store to figure out which method I liked best. I tried two methods: one using the stove…

Favorite Dessert Spots in Tel Aviv

I have a huge sweet tooth, so when I visit Israel I love trying out different dessert places! Plus, many of the dessert shops in Israel use fresh fruit, something else I love. Here are some of my favorites in Tel Aviv! Tamara– the best frozen yogurt in Tel Aviv (many locations) Normally full of…

Superfood Roasted Salmon

I found this recipe from on the @cottercrunch instagram page and knew I had to try it! I had a surplus of blueberries and basil from my local farmers market that I wanted to use last night before they spoiled, so I thought this was the perfect recipe to make. According to Cotter Crunch this…

Drinks to Try in Israel

Israeli Drinks to Try Freshly squeezed Pomegranate juice (or really any fresh squeezed juice): You can find delicious, fresh squeezed pomegranate juice at literally any fruit juice stand in any shuk (market) during the winter. Fresh squeezed pomegranate juice in Israel is such a treat for me, as it is so affordable compared to the…

Peanut Butter Tempeh

A combination of two of my favorite foods, peanut butter and tempeh. I snagged a few bites of the tempeh with the peanut sauce before I baked it, and I knew I would love the final product because it was delicious even before putting it into the oven. This recipe is very easy to make,…

Ooey Gooey Khachapuri

I just came back from Israel. When I was in Jerusalem, one of the restaurants I was recommended to check out (and didn’t have a chance to) was called the Khachapuriah, which is known for it’s Khachapuri. Ever since seeing pictures of this dish, I’ve been craving it, and today I decided to make it…

Four Days in Romania

Four Day Trip to Romania During my most recent trip to Israel I spontaneously decided to join a friend on a trip to Romania, the country where my Saba (grandpa) is from. I never had a desire to go to Romania before getting invited to join my friend’s trip. My Saba isn’t connected to his…

Restaurants to Try in Romania

Restaurants to Try in Bucharest, Romania The exchange between the American dollar and the Romanian Leu is advantageous to tourists, and makes eating delicious, high quality foods at restaurants more affordable than what comparable dishes in the United States. Also, according to Romanians I talked to, the tip amount is only 10%, so you pay…

Day Trip to Bulgaria

During my recent four day trip to Romania, I took a private day trip from Bucharest to Bulgaria with Rolandia Tours (our tour guide was Christian Paul). The car ride was very scenic, and as soon as we got into the car we were given helpful background information from Christian about both Romania and Bulgaria….

Romanian Foods You Need to Try

I was recently on a trip to Romania for four days, and was obviously excited to try traditional Romanian cuisine. I have a huge sweet tooth, so most of the traditional foods I ate through on my four day trip to Romania were desserts. Here were some of the highlights of my trip, including foods…