Breaking bread

Middle East advocacy coordinator shares father’s hummus recipe

Ilona with hummus plate

Ilona with hummus

Ilona garnishes the hummus with olive oil and parsley and serves it with pita and tomatoes.


Ilona Kassissieh’s father Nasri had a Bethlehem restaurant for 40 years, where her taught her some of the tricks of the trade. Her favorite recipe is a hummus dish with olive oil and parsley.

South L.A. student shares lemon-balm iced tea recipe

Joanna Farias

Making lemon-balm iced tea

Joanna with a batch of her lemon-balm iced tea.

Using lemon balm from the urban garden at their school in South L.A., 19-year-old Joanna Farais and her friend Aubrey came up with their iced tea recipe on the fly.

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