Avocado Egg Rolls with Cilantro Cashew Dipping Sauce

SuperBowl Sunday is coming. I know because my sons are counting down the days and regaling me with questions like, "Who do you want to win?!" (To which I respond, "Who's playing again?!") We always get together to watch the game at my friend … [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

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...]

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)

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...]

Summer Potato Kale Gratin

Oh happy day - my CSA started up again this week! The first few weeks of the season are usually quite leafy green-heavy. This is, of course, very healthy, but after the third week of kale and spinach, it starts to present a bit of a culinary … [Read more...]

Passover Recipes: Vegetable Kugel, Matzah Lasagna, Oven-Baked Matzah Brie

We are in the Leil HaSeder home stretch, so I thought we could use one last Pesach recipe post. I'm breaking with tradition and posting this on Thursday, since I figure most of us need all the time we can get (maybe I'm just projecting, … [Read more...]

Passover Side Dishes

I'm in denial. Pesach is two and a half weeks away and I haven't even made my  menu plan yet! Uhh... Meat? Vegetables? Matzah ball soup? DE.NIAL. Now I don't know about you, but I find that by the time we get to the actual meal, I am so ... weighted … [Read more...]

Red Cabbage Salad

I got some great ideas from all of you on Facebook last night for Recipe Exchange themes. Thank you, thank you! Rest assured, I will get to all of them. But today I am starting with salads - specifically, I'm thinking about the Shabbat salad … [Read more...]

A Frugal Experiment | Does Making Salsa from Scratch Save Money?

Anyone remember my first Frugal Experiment waaaaay back in October? I talked about making my own red sauce - which has proved to be so tasty that it is now a constant in our make-ahead-and-freeze rotation. After a too-long hiatus, I am getting … [Read more...]