Avocado Egg Rolls with Tamarind Honey Dipping Sauce

Avocado Egg Rolls with Tamarind Honey Dipping Sauce | Rivka's Kitchen

My feelings towards the Cheesecake Factory have always been apathetic at best, slightly resentful at worst. We go way back, the CF and I. In high school I happened to be a frequent  patron of the establishment. Young and highly impressionable, I was in awe of their ability to offer 36 different flavors of cheesecake. Sometimes, I had to hold myself back from pressing my nose against the glass and ever so softly whispering, “I’ll have one of each.” Continue reading

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Pear, Arugula and Goat Cheese Salad

Pear, Arugula and Goat Cheese Salad | Rivka's Kitchen

Over the course of my not very eventful life, I have developed a very invaluable useless skill. So while I don’t often toot my own horn, please excuse me while I do. I am really good at ordering food at restaurants. Who cares? I care! I finally found something that I am good at, something I can be proud of. Continue reading

Pumpkin Muffins with White Chocolate Cream Cheese

Pumpkin Muffins with White Chocolate Cream Cheese | Rivka's Kitchen

Forgive me for saying this, but pumpkins are currently having a moment. I know, I KNOW, this has been happening for a while now and maybe I’ve only started to notice this now because I haven’t been living stateside for over five years. What’s important to focus on is that there is no ignoring the pumpkin and my mixed feelings about its quick rise to fame. Continue reading

Bacon, Cheddar and Scallion Scones

Bacon Scallion and Cheddar Scones | Rivka's Kitchen

When you’re doing something that most people advise you not to do, things can get a little tiring. Sort of like swimming against a current, you spend most of your energy doing your best to stay afloat. Inevitably, the current will overtake you, and when that happens, it’s good to take a step back and see if the path you’re swimming on is really all that you had hoped for. Continue reading

Mango Salsa

Mango Salsa | Rivka's Kitchen

When the most reputable source for journalism and world news declared mangoes as the tastiest health food ever, I had no objections. It wasn’t clear if there were actually any other foods in the running or how they came to this conclusion, but I am in no place to argue. A lot of different things can be said about mangoes. They are orange (duh) and have a very pretty colored peel that sort of reminds me of a parrot. Mangoes are an enigma – hard to cut, messy to eat, but you know what? They taste so damn good that it doesn’t even matter. Continue reading