I just bought the cookbook "Jerusalem".
I love the spinach salad--just made it again last night.
The lemony leek meatballs and the parsley and barley salad are great, as is the chermoula eggplant with bulgur. Oh the dessert with filo and cheese and syrup too! I cooked out of this book for a couple months straight last year.
I have been having so much fun cooking recipes from this cookbook over the last four months. I has absolutely revived my interest in cooking. Here are my favorites among the recipes I've made:
Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Fresh Figs (be sure to include the optional goat cheese)
Baby Spinach Salad (I could eat this every day)
Roasted eggplant w/fried onion and chopped lemon (though it's a lot easier to serve and eat if you scoop the flesh out of the roasted eggplant before topping and serving)
Roasted butternut squash & red onion w/tahini and za'atar
Butternut squash and tahini spread
Spicy carrot salad
Burnt eggplant w/garlic, lemon & pomegranate seeds
None of these recipes are hard, but most of them involve several steps or components. Just give yourself plenty of time and enjoy the process. Happy cooking!