Food and Recipes

Chicken Okra Stew – Simple and tasty stew made with okra, chicken, carrots and North African spices. Delicious and comforting one-pot meal. This weekend, I celebrated a very special toddler's 2 year-old birthday. This little boy is a precious, precocious force that has drawn our family closer together like a magnet. [...]
Tue, Aug 15, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Grilled Peach Sundae with Brandy Butterscotch Sauce - Recipe for grilled ripe peaches and creamy caramelized sauce over vanilla frozen yogurt.
Grilled Peach Sundae with Brandy Butterscotch Sauce – Recipe for grilled ripe peaches and creamy caramelized sauce over vanilla frozen yogurt. King George IV ruled the United Kingdom from 1820 to 1830. During his ten-year reign he became known as a glutton, a hedonist, and a passionate lover of peaches. [...]
Wed, Jul 26, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Hello! Summer has officially arrived at Jewhungry! If you follow me on Instagram (and I hope you do — check out the sidebar to see all the fun you're missing in case you aren't), you'll know that a few weeks ago, I posted what turned out to be a popsicle [...]
Wed, Jul 12, 2017, Continue reading at the source
How to Cook and Freeze Dried Black Eyed Peas – Learn how cook dried black eyed peas to prepare them for use in recipes. Includes storage and freezing techniques. Black-eyed peas are culturally and historically significant during the celebration of the New Year for both Sephardic Jews and those living in [...]
Tue, Jul 11, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Romantic Summer Picnic Date from ToriAvey.com contributor Brenda Ponnay My friend Brenda shares the simple joy of a summer picnic with us this week. I am in Israel at the moment, and would love to take a picnic basket like this one to the Galilee! — Tori — A summertime picnic date [...]
Wed, Jul 05, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Collecting Recipes in Israel - ToriAvey.com
Levinsky Market, Tel Aviv For the past few weeks I have been touring Israel, tasting my way through this beautiful historical land. It has been a whirlwind feast for the senses! I am collecting new recipes and ideas that I am eager to share with you all here on the [...]
Sun, Jul 02, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Sparkling Mint Juleps – Sweet, aromatic and refreshing summer cocktail. Bourbon, fresh mint syrup and fresh lemon juice. In Greek mythology, a fetching water nymph named Minthe attracted the attention of Hades, ruler of the underworld. The two engaged in an illicit affair until the goddess Persephone, wife of Hades, found [...]
Sat, Jul 01, 2017, Continue reading at the source
So it's officially summer though, to be honest, I wouldn't know it. I'm knee-deep in teaching summer school health. It's actually not as bad as it sounds. While I'd REALLY LOVE some time off, I rarely get to be in the classroom teaching students subject matter that I'm so passionate [...]
Tue, Jun 27, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Recipes for 4th of July – Patriotic Foods for Independence Day Holiday from Tori Avey #redwhiteandblue 4th of July falls on a Tuesday this year, and I'm willing to bet many of you will be celebrating the weekend before. Of course, hosting a weekend-long bash calls for lots and lots of [...]
Sat, Jun 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
All About Fava Beans: How to Cook, Soak, Peel and Freeze - Learn how to cook all varieties of fava beans to prepare them for use in recipes. Includes storage and freezing techniques.
All About Fava Beans: How to Cook, Soak, Peel and Freeze. Learn how to cook all varieties of fava beans to prepare them for use in recipes. Includes storage and freezing techniques. Fava beans are one of the oldest domesticated food legumes. References to favas occur in both the Talmud and [...]
Fri, Jun 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Pistachio Mint Pesto - Flavorful fresh herb pesto sauce with fresh mint, roasted garlic, basil, lemon and parmesan.
Pistachio Mint Pesto – Flavorful fresh herb pesto sauce with fresh mint, roasted garlic, basil, lemon and parmesan. When the season changes and the weather warms, I crave the herby flavor of a freshly made pesto. The farmers markets are teeming with lovely fresh herbs, and pesto can be made a [...]
Sun, Jun 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Oh hey, what's up? I'm just sitting here, editing a post and thinking about the fact that my almost 5 year-old is ‘graduating' preschool this week. And while I'm not crying right NOW, you best believe that this has been hitting me quite intensely for a few weeks now. How [...]
Mon, Jun 12, 2017, Continue reading at the source
You ever wonder how it is you got somewhere? Not like, “I'm at home and now I'm at Target. How did that happen?” Because, really, we all know how that happens. The more appropriate question for Target is, “I went in for toilet paper. How did I end up walking [...]
Mon, May 29, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Israeli Salad with Grilled Peaches
If you know me at all then you know that Israel lives in my heart. I met my husband there. I fell in love with cooking there. I named my children Siona (Zion) and Eden. Our home is filled with artifacts, knickknacks and Judaica all reminding us and calling us [...]
Mon, May 08, 2017, Continue reading at the source
How do you know when you're done? Not done with eating, mind you, but done having kids? I thought I knew. I participated in a week-long Positive Psychology workshop last summer and spent the majority of my time digging deep and reflecting on the fact that I thought I was [...]
Wed, May 03, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Hello and happy Passover! I hope everyone had wonderful Sedarim. We went low-key this year as it's been a tough couple weeks. Unfortunately, my husband lost his beloved father to cancer the week before Passover. He had been sick for only a handful of months and, as cancer tends to [...]
Thu, Apr 13, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Lemon Turmeric Salmon – A Recipe from Chef Uri Jeremias of Uri Buri Restaurant in Acre, Israel. In November of last year I took one of the most amazing trips of my life. We started in Germany, where we saw my husband's musical performed in Munster, then we continued on to [...]
Wed, Apr 12, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I remember sitting at lunch one day at a restaurant on the corner of 3rd and Harper in Los Angeles with my peeps, Keeli and her husband David (hi, Wolkin!) when Keeli ordered a dish I had never heard of before—chilaquiles. When the word left her mouth I was like, [...]
Wed, Apr 05, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Not all quinoa is created equal—at least that's the case when it comes to finding Kosher for Passover quinoa. It was only recently that this healthy rice/noodle alternative became a hit amongst healthy eaters and though it's not as popular as it was a few years ago (every fad must [...]
Thu, Mar 30, 2017, Continue reading at the source
As my previous post mentioned, we are at the home stretch of Passover planning and you know what that means . . . carb-loading!!!! HOLLER!!!! While I'm no athlete, and if I wasn't completely morally opposed to it, I think I'd be an amazing competitive eater. How do I know this? [...]
Fri, Mar 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source