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…

Greens and Pita Benedict with Feta Zaatar Cream

Wanted to try this recipe after seeing it featured on Molly Yeh’s instagram and blog. I was particularly excited to try it because it is vegetarian (so am I), is made with homemade pita (one of my favorite types of bread), and is made with a feta cream sauce instead of hollandaise (I love poached…

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love peanut butter and chocolate, as shown through my various dessert combos containing these two ingredients: Healthy Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars, Peanut Butter Banana Cups, Chocolate Chip Banana Bread and Chocolate Dipped Frozen Banana Bites. This is my first cookie recipe to include both of these beloved ingredients! I found this cookie recipe off of…

Crunchy Sweet Potato Peels

I saw this recipe on food52’s instagram for what they called Potato Peel Chips. I had been wanting to try this recipe for a while, because I love crunchy foods, and sweet potatoes (especially the peel!) It makes me sad that a lot of the recipes discard sweet potato peels, especially since they are delicious…