Crunchy Sesame Tofu & Dipping Sauce

crunchy sesame tofu

It is my firm opinion that tofu gets a bad rap. I have many a friend whose reaction to tofu is "Blech!" Maybe it was my years spent as a vegetarian - or maybe it's just my highly sophisticated palette, but I happen to think that tofu is … [Read more...]

Broccoli Cheddar Quiche

Kosher by Design broccoli quiche

Gone are the days of "real men don't eat quiche" - thank goodness! Today's awesome quiche recipe, sure to be loved by men and women (and kids), comes from Tali of the new and improved More Quiche, Please blog. When I was 16, I made an … [Read more...]

Black Bean & Quinoa Salad


Quinoa is one of my favorite foods - and not just because you can eat it on Pesach! For the uninitiated quinoa (KEEN-wa) is a protein-packed berry, which substitutes nicely for rice or couscous and is perfect in both hot and cold dishes. I make it … [Read more...]

Roasted Zucchini & Eggplant Salsa Recipe

roasted eggplant zucchini sala_1560

Today's recipe comes courtesy of Rivki at Kosher Cooking for Ordinary People (and Healthy Eating for Ordinary People.) I can't say enough good things about Rivki's recipes. And her lovely photos. Makes me want to invite myself over for diner (and … [Read more...]

Chilled Mixed Berry Soup


It is so terribly hot here in Kansas, that the thought of cooking is just too much to bear. Enter: The summer soup recipe exchange. A (long) while ago, I shared my rather surprising gazpacho soup recipe, which remains a perennial favorite. But … [Read more...]

Best Ever Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

Best Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

I am a huge fan of muffins. So are my kids. I’ve even been know to bake kugel in muffin tins, tell them it’s muffins, and watch them go to town. Baked in a 9x11 pyrex, that same kugel would be scoffed at. But muffins are more than just good … [Read more...]

Overnight Cinnamon Raisin French Toast


Today I am excited to welcome Rochel from Barefoot and Cooking for a special KOAB Recipe Exchange on brunch recipes. My mouth is already watering... Let’s talk Brunch – which, incidentally, is my absolute favorite meal. First of all, I love that … [Read more...]

Smashed Spuds


I love potatoes. I think they might be my most favorite food. They are flexible and adaptable, which are great qualities in a vegetable (or in a spouse). They perfect so many recipes - from a sublime potato and leek soup to a fattening … [Read more...]

Best Peanut Noodle Salad (Perfect for a BBQ Side Dish)

peanut noodle salad

Sundays are BBQ nights at our house, according to my new theme menu plan (which, by the way, is working out smashingly). For us, that usually means either burgers or dogs. But sometimes we get fancy and make chicken shishlik... or steak (birthdays … [Read more...]

Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownies

Cream Cheese Brownies

We are rapidly closing in on my all-time favorite holiday: Shavuot. As I confessed last week, the reasons for my love are largely gastronomical: I am ALL about the dairy, so Shavuot is a special kind of heaven for me. When it comes to dessert, my … [Read more...]