Monthly Archives : October 2015

Weeknight Pad Thai


I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to get this up here. A) I love pad thai and B) it’s really easy to make. I’m not going to have you seek out tamarind paste or juice…because this is a perfect mid-week meal and I want you to be able to make it with stuff you can stock your cupboards…

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Harissa Steak Chili


Hi. How are you? I really want to know…so tell me, I’m all ears. And how’s your weekend going? It’s still happening you know…we’ve got hours more to go. Are those brow furrows a little lessoned? Did you get to relax, make pancakes and walk around in socks? No? Well that’s how you should spend the rest of the evening. I insist.…

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dark chocolate + espresso babka


dark chocolate + espresso babka ( shiksa bakes } I don’t think there is any denying that I love to bake. I know people are supposed to take sides…more of a cook vs. more of a baker. I can’t claim allegiance to either side. I’m a bit of a centrist that way. But when someone gave me a 50-year old…

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{ pumpkin gnocchi with creamy sage browned butter + five-spice pomegranate molasses }


pumpkin gnocchi with creamy sage browned butter + five-spice pomegranate molasses I was recently challenged with making a savory dish, that could travel (and stay fresh) for several hours and it had to be complicated. I needed to make it at home, drive to LA, have it tasted and still be marvelous after several hours in transit…whilst looking like a rock…

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