Caponata

Caponata Ronit Penso

When I’ve found some ripe tomatoes, eggplants and peppers at the farm stand, I’ve decided it’s time to prepare a nice batch of Caponata – a tasty sweet and sour Sicilian eggplant dish.
Caponata is wonderful as a side dish, especially with fish and seafood, but also with chicken and other meats. It is also wonderful as a topping for Crostini, and can also be served as a dip, with crackers or toasted points. Continue reading

Seven Vegetables Soup with Semolina

Seven Vegetables Soup with Semolina Ronit PensoMany times when the temperatures drop, a simple rustic soup is all that is needed to feel good. Here is a hearty and filling soup, that is loaded with vegetables and thickened with semolina. It is highly nutritious and just perfect for a cold day. Continue reading

Roasted Chicken with Vegetables

Roasted Chicken with Vegetables Ronit PensoThis rustic dish, of beautifully roasted chicken with potatoes and other vegetables, makes entertaining of a fairly large group of guests an easy task. Everything is prepared in advance, and roasted in one pan about an hour before serving.

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Curried Bow Tie Pasta and Tuna Salad

Curried Bow Tie Pasta Tuna Salad Ronit PensoHere is a very easy and very tasty summer salad, which is a perfect addition to a BBQ lunch, or on its own (think lunch at work, for example).

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Pot Roasted Chicken with Celery and Carrots, Sephardic Style

Pot roasted chicken Sephardic style Ronit Penso This simple chicken dish, from the fabulous Sephardic cuisine (find explanations about it HERE, or in THIS wonderful blog), is as tasty as it is easy to prepare. Continue reading

Three Crunchy Celery Salads

Three Crunchy Celery Salads Ronit PensoCelery is mostly known as an ingredient for flavoring soups and stocks, but in summer, I find myself using it more on its own right, as a base for great tasting fresh and crunchy salads. I just love the salty-sweet-juicy flavor and crispy texture of fresh celery, combined with other vegetables and fruits.
Here are a few of my favorite summer salads. Try them, and feel the crunch. :)

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