Lamb Labneh Flatbreads

You’re gonna love me. My mission has been and always will be that cooking dinner can happen in 15 minutes and use one pan… especially for Lady Lair LIVE. Want to save even more time? Skip the store bought pizza dough (although, come on it’s pretty easy) and use naan or pita bread. Don’t want to make labneh, that’s cool, use a high quality ricotta cheese. Best part, dress your own to show your true sense of style. You got this girl.

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Easiest Spring Cous Cous

This. Is. The. Easiest. Salad. EVER. When I just started freelancing I worked for an Israeli chef who taught me the easiest and most surefire way to make cous cous. There are a lot of theories out there on how to cook grains but here’s the tip on cous cous. Empty as much as you want into a bowl, boil water, season as you would pasta and pour 1” over the cous cous. I add frozen vegetables to the bowl (easy, peasy) and it’s a one bowl dish in less than 10 minutes.

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Montanara Pie

Montanara Pie
Makes 1 pie

This dough is fried. Don’t worry it’s not greasy. Montara pie is the original pizza of Naples and the effect is easier than ever to achieve at home.

1 pizza dough
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup marinara sauce
1/4 lb. mozzarella sauce
1 bunch fresh basil
Salt, to taste
Olive oil, garnish  


Deep fryer or deep sided pan cast iron pan

Preheat fryer to 365 degrees F. Preheat broiler.

Shape pizza into a 9”/10” round and poke the dough with a fork to create holes. When oil is hot slide dough into the hot oil and fry for 45 seconds. Flip using tongs and fry other side 45 sides.

Pull out dough and place onto a sheet tray and top with marinara and cheese. Place under broiler for 2 minutes until crust is bubbly and charred.

Top with generous amount of basil, a sprinkle of salt and a drizzle of olive oil.

Montanara Pie