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EST. 2011 BY LIZ RUEVEN
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Summer Plums with Minty Cardamom Dressing

Summer Plums with Minty Cardamom Dressing

When C. asked me if I would like her to bake her irresistible dark chocolate cake for dessert on a recent Shabbat we were hosting, I jumped at her offer. Then I wandered through my farmers' market in CT  imagining which summer fruit would be a little unpredictable alongside a generous slice of her rich and d...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Zoodles with No-Cook Tomato Sauce for the Hottest Days of Summer

Zoodles with No-Cook Tomato Sauce for the Hottest Days of Summer

You know the dilemma all too well. It's another heat wave and this summer swelter has you stumped again wondering "what can I make for dinner?" We're turning to peak of season ingredients for inspiration and this simple, chilled, vegan and gluten-free bowl of Zoodles with No-Cook Tomato Sauce. While ripe ...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Real Food Ready in 10 Minutes or Less

Real Food Ready in 10 Minutes or Less

Hannah Kaminsky is determined to get you cooking nutritious, seasonal, plant based meals from scratch that you'll be eating at your table in ten minutes. She's a vegan whiz kid with four other cookbooks to her credit, all of which are invaluable resources for kosher keepers seeking healthy, dairy-free solutio...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Kubeh: Dumplings with History & Roasted Eggplant

Kubeh: Dumplings with History & Roasted Eggplant

Once upon a time there was a nice Jewish girl from Long Island who fell in love with the Iraqi-Israeli cooking of one of her ex-boyfriend's Mom. Specifically, she fell hard for kubeh, a Middle Eastern dumpling with sprawling roots throughout Iraq, Syria and Kurdistan. When this labor intensive comfort food...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Smoky Summer Eggplant Salad via Timna, NYC

Smoky Summer Eggplant Salad via Timna, NYC

Nir Mesika, Chef/Owner of Timna in NYC, plays boldly with unexpected flavors which pair perfectly with quieter elements in his carefully balanced dishes. His Moroccan inspired creations, with roots in Israel and more subtly influenced by his time in Milan, are almost always connected in some way, to his mothe...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Strawberries & Rhubarb are Best Friends

Strawberries & Rhubarb are Best Friends

Anyone else relish food centric summer travels? I love to plan around great meals in vegetarian friendly restaurants, bike rides and picnics, and meeting organic growers at local farmers' markets. Throw in a cooking class using seasonal and local ingredients, like the one where we made these Strawberry Fin...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Easy Creamy Cheesecake Bites

Easy Creamy Cheesecake Bites

I think everything is better in mini, especially enticing holiday desserts that are better eaten in controlled portions. Shavuot desserts, laden and rich with creamy cheese, may be hard to resist, though. I really understood how tantalizing mini cheesecakes are when I taught an animated group of tweens ho...

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Mother’s Day Pizza Party with Spring Asparagus

Mother’s Day Pizza Party with Spring Asparagus

This Mother's Day we're thinking about how much fun a pizza making party for Mom would be. Surprise her with something beyond basic by including early spring asparagus with lemon zest and fresh oregano for a more sophisticated spin on what she'll expect. She'll be soooo impressed with your sourcing a seasona...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Cherry Rice Soufflé & A Culinary History

Cherry Rice Soufflé & A Culinary History

When I whipped up Gabrielle Rossmer Gropman's favorite and "quintessential German-Jewish meatless meal" I became teary as the sweet fragrance of simmering whole milk and stewed fruit wafted through my kitchen. This simple baked rice souffle studded with cherries brought this treasure of a cookbook alive for...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Looking Back to Some of our Favorite Passover Recipes

Looking Back to Some of our Favorite Passover Recipes

Are your plans and menus all lined up for Passover? Me neither! If you need some help with ideas, we're looking back at some of our favorite recipes from Passovers past. We have lots more, though, so don't forget to go to our HOLIDAY tab on the home page and scroll to PASSOVER for all of your eight days of...