Vietnamese Sandwich with Braised Pork Belly

Bánh mì (“bread” in Vietnamese”) sandwich is fusion at its best, as it combines Vietnamese-Asian flavors with French ones. It became a popular street food in Saigon around the 50’s, and from there its popularity spread around the world. Continue reading

Banana, Blueberries and Coconut Cake

With abundance of fresh berries, I find myself buying more than needed, and, as they don’t keep well, I try to find ways to use them in baking. I often also have some overripe bananas around, so I’ve decided to combine both in the form of a tasty cake. Continue reading

A Few Dishes with Dandelion Greens

Dandelion is known mostly as a seasonal plant, of which all its parts have been used in cooking and traditional medicine from ancient times. To many who are unfamiliar with the plant, the greens are many times considered an invasive weed in fields and gardens, but they are in fact edible and highly nutritious. As I’m not a gardener myself, nor a forager of wild greens, I’ve never tried them, until I recently found them at the store, and decided to buy a bunch. Continue reading

Multi Grain Soda Bread

Soda bread is the perfect bread to bake when you want a fresh warm loaf, without waiting for the dough to rise. The texture is obviously denser than yeast dough bread, but the easiness and quickness of making this bread compensate for that.
Unlike in traditional Irish soda bread, here I, once again, used different types of flour in the dough, in order to give it a more interesting texture and higher nutritional value. Continue reading

Oats, Semolina, Yogurt and Sesame Seeds Bread Rolls

These tasty rolls started with some yogurt that was close to expiration date. I decided to use it in the form of a yeast dough, which I enriched with oats, semolina and olive oil. To make it even more nutritious and interesting, I decided to roll the dough in sesame seeds. The seeds added another layer of texture and a nice nutty flavor. Continue reading

Vegetables Loaded Tuna Salad and Open Face Tuna Melt

Tuna salad is too often a boring and heavy blend of canned tuna, mixed with too much mayonnaise, a bit of celery and not much else.
The version I have for you here is tastier and healthier: Continue reading

No knead Multigrain Bread


This tasty bread is very easy to make: it only requires a bit of mixing – and waiting in between. If you have a day around the house, this is the project to choose. Continue reading

Savory Scallions, Red Pepper and Olives Muffins

If you get up in the morning and feel like having some fresh bread that doesn’t require lots of work, these quick “all in one bowl” savory muffins are the answer. Continue reading

Goat Cheese, Apple and Beets Breakfast Bread

Goat Cheese, Apple and Beets Breakfast Bread Ronit Penso

The following special bread came to mind when I was planning to bake a variation of Soda Bread. Continue reading

Multi Grain Focaccia with Grapes and Rosemary

Multi Grain Focaccia with Grapes and Rosemary Ronit PensoThis tasty, summery focaccia comes from Tuscany, and is believed to have Etruscan origins.
From the first time I’ve tried this unique bread, I loved how the taste of the sweet and slightly acidic grapes, combined with the saltiness of the bread and the wonderful aroma from the rosemary, were just perfect together. Continue reading

Multi Grain Bread stuffed with Roasted Vegetables

Multi Flour Bread stuffed with Roasted Vegetables Ronit PensoOnce again I’ve been experimenting with baking with different types of flour. This time I combined quite a few of them, to create these very tasty breads. The texture came out incredibly multi-layered, where each type of flour brought a unique one. Continue reading