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EST. 2011 BY LIZ RUEVEN
Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Welcome More Green to your Passover Table with Asparagus

Welcome More Green to your Passover Table with Asparagus

If you're pondering a color theme for your Passover table, think GREEN as we celebrate this highly symbolic holiday of freedom. We already place parsley on the Seder plate as a symbol of springtime so why not add one of the earliest spring vegetables to your menu? With Passover also being called Hag Ha'Avi...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The Healthy Jewish Kitchen & Sri Lankan Rice with Dried Fruits & Nuts

The Healthy Jewish Kitchen & Sri Lankan Rice with Dried Fruits & Nuts

Jewish soul food and healthy recipes are perfectly in sync in Paula Shoyer’s most recent and fourth cookbook, The Healthy Jewish Kitchen; Fresh, Contemporary Recipes for Every Occasion. Vibrant recipes transport the home cook across the globe in Shoyer's exploration of nutrient dense dishes that reflect tod...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Soba Noodle Salad & Cooking with Tweens

Soba Noodle Salad & Cooking with Tweens

There's nothing like spending time with kids to brighten a grey winter week. On Monday, I taught a meat-free menu of three dishes to a trio of tweens who are 12 years old. I've worked with them before and I consider them a dream team.They're excited to learn, considerate of each other, attentive listeners and...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Thanksgiving Chutney with Cranberries & Cherries

Thanksgiving Chutney with Cranberries & Cherries

With Thanksgiving just two weeks from now, it's time to start building your menu with an eye towards   easy, do-ahead dishes so the day before the feast doesn't send you off into a tizzy. Considering that cranberry sauces, dressings and chutneys may be prepared up to one week in advance,  you can knock one...

Monday, September 25, 2017

Do- Ahead Grilled Corn & Avocado Salad

Do- Ahead Grilled Corn & Avocado Salad

Do- ahead, prep ahead, make in advance... these are the magic phrases when it comes to planning my break fast feast following Yom Kippur. If I have to do more than pull platters from the refrigerator or slip a casserole into the oven, I'm simply not up for it. Along with kugels and bread puddings, smoked f...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Crisp Autumn Salad Loaded with Symbolism

Crisp Autumn Salad Loaded with Symbolism

I've been giving a lot of thought to how to incorporate as many seasonal vegetables and fruits as possible into my celebratory menus as I begin to cook for Rosh HaShanah, the Jewish new year. While brisket and chicken soup will always have a place at my table, I turn to my local farmers' market for inspira...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Zucchini Crisps & Lessons Learned Cooking with Tweens

Zucchini Crisps & Lessons Learned Cooking with Tweens

A few weeks ago I hosted three tweens in my kitchen for a series of cooking classes on various themes. The experience was so rich that it left me ruminating about the lessons I learned from three eleven year olds this summer. While we chopped, simmered, improvised, questioned and consulted with each other ...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Grilling Jamaican Jerk Eggplant

Grilling Jamaican Jerk Eggplant

Just as the summer season gets into high gear, long sunny days yield slim asparagus, rosy ruffled salad greens and succulent strawberries along with lots more that we've been waiting all year for.

Miss one week at your farmers' market and you'll be in for surprises as those sweet 3 inch baby bok cho...

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Even Kids Can Make this Fried Rice For Dad

Even Kids Can Make this Fried Rice For Dad

I've got cooking with kids on my brain after this weekend's first Southern CT Jewish Food Festival* in my hometown.

Now that we're on the verge of Father's Day, it's a perfect time to think about involving your kids in the meal prep and festivities as you celebrate your favorite Dads.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Savory Mushroom Cheese Kugel for Shavuot

Savory Mushroom Cheese Kugel for Shavuot

Summer is starting off with a bash as Memorial Day weekend BBQ's and picnics are followed almost immediately by the two day joyful Jewish festival of Shavuot when all things dairy reign supreme.

Good things calories don't count 'cause it's a holiday.

My family is crazy about mushrooms and all...