Lentils are boring. I think the only way I’ve ever even eaten lentils is in soup (and that’s the red variety, the kind that Esav traded his birthright for) and in rice and lentils. But when Ina made her salmon with lentils and everyone about the lentils on the bottom, I knew I should try it. Continue reading
Okay, okay. I know it’s still Sunday! But you have to make this ahead of time to let the flavors really set, so make this tonight before going to bed and eat it with dinner tomorrow!
I had some leftover cabbage and limes from our Pad Thai dinner, so I obviously had to make coleslaw. It’s easy to make, requires no cooking, and is barely any cleaning to do once you’re finished. The result is a crisp, refreshing, and delicious take on coleslaw.
Shavuot is distinct from most other holidays because we traditionally eat dairy (why?). This means that we can eat gooey cheesey dinners, and more importantly, we don’t have to make desserts using fake butter like we usually do!! So we always pick out some special recipes to share with our family during this holiday.
Here is a meatless yet satisfying soup for Meatless Monday:
Whenever I go into a Williams-Sonoma, even if I don’t buy anything (you know I want to!), I always leave with something: one of those free recipe cards they give out. This recipe for curried carrot soup is just that. It was hanging on my refrigerator since I moved in over a month ago, but I didn’t have the tools to make it yet. Luckily, I got an immersion blender in the mail (thanks, Claudette and Moe!) and got to make this delicious soup for my guests. Continue reading
It’s spring time and that means that asparagus is popping up on New York City’s fruit stands! These guys not only have the best produce, they also have the best prices; I can buy three or four bananas for a dollar from the stand on my corner or one for 90 cents at Starbucks! I even once found a five-for-a-dollar stand, but that’s rare. I digress. So I bought a bunch of asparagus this week. It cost me $2.
I usually don’t fry things, but the other day I happened to be really hungry and had hardly anything in the house to eat (which happens pretty often, believe it or not). I found some mini potatoes on the counter and remembered watching Giada make potatoes by smashing them and frying them. They looked great on her show, so why not try it!
This dish is in no way filling, but it works as a snack, a side dish, or something to fend off hungry husbands until dinner time. I like it best as a side with eggs – they’re easier to make than hash browns, but still crispy like that breakfast potato we all love. Continue reading
One of my college roommates always made these mushrooms, but I could never eat her version, because she put bacon in them. So I tweaked her recipe to fit my kosher needs and created this pareve recipe.
Believe it or not, we eat well during Passover. We don’t even miss bread. It’s only a week! If you can’t go eight days without eating a bagel, there’s probably something wrong with you (not that we don’t love bagels, clearly).
Our secret to delicious Passover dining is using matzah only for what it is intended (read: forgoing desserts that replace flour with matzah meal) and experimenting with sweets that can be enjoyed all year long, but just happen to be kosher for Passover. Continue reading
There are so many varieties of salad dressing available in the supermarket, but those are filled with oil and high fructose corn syrup! Isn’t salad supposed to be healthy? Control what’s in your dressing by making it yourself.
Growing up, we always thought we didn’t like string beans. Looking back, that sounds ridiculous. What’s not to like? But the only string bean we’d ever eaten were once frozen and burnt to a crisp. Our sister Rayna reintroduced us to string beans years later with this recipe.