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10 Aug Smashed Potatoes with Tahini Sauce, Feta, Za’atar and Olives

When I lived in Israel many moons ago, I fell in love with many flavors of the middle east. The most memorable, though, has to be the Za'atar spice blend. A perfect mix of sumac, toasted sesame seeds, sea salt, and the herb Za'atar (a variety of wild thyme we often do not get here in the states so it is often substituted with greek oregano), Israelis put it on everything from baked goods to eggs to meats to pizza. My favorite of all Za'atar food vehicles was from a pizza place around the corner from me, a perfect pie consisting of mozzarella, feta, green olives, and za'atar (I must have consumed several hundred pounds worth in just half a year), and is the inspiration for this recipe. Now, if you've followed me for a while you know that I'm majorly potato-obsessed (really, it's the perfect food- you can do anything...

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Cooking for Luv Wrinkled Potatoes with Olive Crack Sauce

08 Jun Wrinkled Potatoes with Black Olive Crack Sauce

I first experienced wrinkled potatoes, or Papas Arrugadas, at José Andrés' Bazaar restaurant in Los Angeles a few years ago, and they absolutely BLEW MY MIND. Something so simple, tender baby boiled potatoes, transformed by a crusty layer of salt on the exterior and an exceptionally tasty sauce. I've been making them ever since, but had a next level experience with them on my recent trip to Spain at a tiny restaurant in Barcelona called La Gilda because of what I can only call Crack Sauce. As a person who lives for sauces, dressings, and dips, this little bowl of creamy olive based sauce sitting in a pool of ultra spicy olive oil literally caused me to LICK THE BOWL (one of the perks of traveling alone- nobody to judge you from across the table). The owner wouldn't tell me what was in it and my only clue was from...

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31 Dec 15-Minute Vegetarian New Years Appetizer Platter

15-Minute Vegetarian New Years Appetizer Platter If you're like me, you tend to wait until the last minute to do a lot of things. Like making an hors d'oeuvres platter for New Years eve the night before since you have to work right up until party time, or creating the content for a meatless Monday post right as the sun sets on your Monday. In this case, both are colliding so I decided to create something spectacular that will take you no more than 15 minutes to put together (so you'll have tons of time to get all fabulous before the big night). The surprising and complex flavors of all three of these dishes will wow your friends and make you look way fancier than you actually are (so you can sit back and drink copious amounts of champagne while everyone sings your praises instead of slaving in the kitchen and...

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