Photo: Melinda Strauss
I’ve decided to avoid breaking the calorie bank as we prepare for Shavuot this weekend. Maybe if I say it out loud and share it with y’all I will stick to my plan.
Since I suspect that some of you may be like-minded eaters as we try to drop those dreaded winter pounds, I’ve reconsidered our tradition of eating dairy kugels and blintzes by re-directing my focus.
Photo: Sang An
Classic French Toast doesn’t take much to prepare. And we would never knock it as a great starter recipe for young kids wanting to thrill Moms with breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day.
In fact, it never crossed our minds to stray from the basic challah soaked, cinnamon laced, eggy breakfast fave that we all love. Paired with fresh summer strawberries and local maple syrup, we were always happy (we thought) to use up thick slices of delicious challah that were on the path to becoming stale by Monday.
Until we found a completely out of the box recipe for Savory French Toast with Seared Tomatoes and Za’atar Butter in Modern Jewish Cooking; Recipes and Customs for Today’s Kitchen by Leah Koenig. Continue reading
photo: Liz Rueven
This matzah lasagna goes beyond the ordinary matzah/cheese/ jarred tomato sauce Passover mish mash. You’ll love the way the creamy bechamel sauce keeps the lasagna moist and adds depth and nuance while keeping it kid- friendly.
It is a few extra steps but well worth it. Continue reading
photo: Whitney Fisch
Yearning for something pasta-like with a savory kick just about now? Of course, you are! We’re mid-way through Passover!
And while vegan may not be your thang, these “meatballs” may just change your mind. Continue reading
photo: Amy Krtizer
We don’t think it’s possible or even imaginable to make it through Passover without a few kugels on the holiday table.
And why not?
Photo: Liz Rueven
I’ve been feeling all warm and fuzzy as we wind our way towards Passover this year.
It was only a year ago that I met three like-minded bloggers and we had the crazy idea of pooling our very different viewpoints and co-authoring a Passover cookbook together. We bonded over countless hours of recipe brainstorming, strategizing, and late night laughter, ditzy from too many hours of Google Chat.
In just four intensely focused months, we created the e-book, 4 Bloggers Dish: Passover, Modern Twists on Traditional Flavors.
The beauty of it is, that we are now true friends, despite the fact that we have never all been in the same room. If any of us were to need something, food related or not, I believe we would be right there for each other. Talk about the beauty of technology! Continue reading
We’ve invited Yosef Silver of Kosherwine.com to share some great Passover wine finds and pairings with just enough time to order before the holiday begins on April 3.
He’s made it easy by breaking it down into his favorite pairings with meat, vegetarian and fish meals. And he’s attached a discount code just for our readers!
Photo: Brian Kennedy for Breads Bakery
I love it when my readers tell me what they need! So when M. phoned to ask where oh where should she buy her Passover desserts, we took the challenge and got to work looking for the best of the best.
For those strictly kosher or not so much, those on the west side or the west coast, we’ve got your freshly baked, professionally made Passover dessert options covered. Continue reading
The New Passover Menu by Paula Shoyer enticed me from the first moment I flipped through it’s fifty plus recipes. And for fans of Shoyer’s previous baking cookbooks, you’ll be thrilled to find 16 mostly gluten-free, kosher for Passover desserts. Continue reading
photo: Jennifer Abadi
Do you love to eat foods imbued with symbolism? With the Tu B’Shvat holiday approaching on the eve of February 3 we have an opportunity to pause and connect nature’s wondrous cycles with deeper meaning while enjoying tasty fruits and grains.
The holiday of Tu B’Shvat (15th day of the Hebrew month of Shvat) is often called the birthday of the trees. Continue reading