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EST. 2011 BY LIZ RUEVEN
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Cooking Heart Healthy Foods & Salmon Burgers

Cooking Heart Healthy Foods & Salmon Burgers

Invite me to a cooking class?  I am in!  I love them all: demos, hands on, famous chefs, home-style cooks … I am eager to be inspired by some unfamiliar flavor or technique. But with the steep cost of these classes,  I need to choose carefully. For me that means honing in on classes that focus on usi...

Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Seduction of Dark Chocolate & Make Your own Bark

The Seduction of Dark Chocolate & Make Your own Bark

The powers of dark chocolate have been revealed in study after study.  I admit to feeling giddy each time my disbelief is dispelled. The exciting news, that dark chocolate can help reduce mild high blood pressure, was big enough. But then came the news that dark chocolate is a potent antioxidant that work...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The New Year of the Trees & Couscous with Chicken

The New Year of the Trees & Couscous with Chicken

Take a moment to pause and imagine:  Spring is only a few weeks away! The Jewish holiday of Tu b’Shvat is a day set aside to celebrate the fruit of the trees and to give thanks for their well-being and bounty. Perfect timing. 12048...

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Island Flavors via Creole Sauce

Island Flavors via Creole Sauce

Grilled Fish or  roasted chicken are the perfect foil for this flavor packed Creole Sauce that Chef Shabba prepared for us more than once while we ate his delicious food on Canouan Island in the Grenadines.   It also is great as a topping for eggs or alongside a grilled cheese sandwich! 12052...

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Simple Fish Soup from Canouan Island

Simple Fish Soup from Canouan Island

This simple soup can be as flexible as you like.  Add Creole seasoning or flaked red pepper to heat it up or stir in some dark greens like spinach or kale to boost the nutritional value! 12054...

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

“Sweet Genius” Contestant, Paula Shoyer, Baking in Westport, CT.

“Sweet Genius” Contestant, Paula Shoyer, Baking in Westport, CT.

Did you miss Paula Shoyer, author of THE KOSHER BAKER, on the Food Network’s new baking competition “Sweet Genius”?  If so, you can catch her in Westport on Wednesday, January 25 when she will be offering a baking demonstration and scrumptious tasting at Chabad of Westport. 12056...

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

o.a.t.s. Spells Delicious Granola

o.a.t.s. Spells Delicious Granola

Julie Gaines and Dana Noorily exude the confidence and buoyancy of two 30 something’s on the rise.  It is the vibe of energetic women having a good time together. They finished each other’s sentences, pausing just long enough to catch their breath as they shared their story of creating o.a.t.s. with me...

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Kosher, Vegetarian, Locavore, Omnivore…

Kosher, Vegetarian, Locavore, Omnivore…

Living in Fairfield County, CT., we are blessed to have properties that are often zoned with a couple of acres of land.  It’s very peaceful but can be a little isolating if you want to connect with your neighbors. Sometimes we mistakenly imagine that once our kids no longer need friends to ride bikes wi...

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Poached Pears The Easy Way

Poached Pears The Easy Way

Here is a reliably tasty recipe for luscious and elegant poached pears. This recipe came to me via my friend Elise, blogger at Much Ado About Stuffing.  She is a fearless kosher cook with an endless array of great recipes up her sleeve. I love this recipe because it is not hugely decadent but it’s still...

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Sizzling Latkes and Gravlax with Chef Russell Moss in TriBeCa

Sizzling Latkes and Gravlax with Chef Russell Moss in TriBeCa

Chanukah is fast approaching. We celebrate from December 20-27 this year. My head is already sizzling with ideas for latkes variations.You know what I mean. How do you like your latkes: bite size, lacy and crisp throughout or voluminous and golden brown all over with extra crunchy edges? And, what about i...