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EST. 2011 BY LIZ RUEVEN
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Delicata Squash & Pandemic Cooking Fatigue

Delicata Squash & Pandemic Cooking Fatigue

During these months, when pandemic cooking fatigue translates to suffering from daily burnout, I've found new habits that help make preparing three meals a day a little easier. My goal is to spend less time in the kitchen with tasty results that can carry us through a few meals. For me, this means prepping...

Monday, November 23, 2020

Roasted Daikon & a Simpler Thanksgiving 2020

Roasted Daikon & a Simpler Thanksgiving 2020

Thanksgiving 2020 will be one for the history books, that's for sure. We'll be keeping ours very small, just four of us, and very simple. With the obvious goals of keeping our crew safe and well -fed, I backed into my menu thinking about roasting purple daikon radishes. I admit that it's a little unexpected. ...

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Stuff, Roll & Simmer these Brussels Leaves

Stuff, Roll & Simmer these Brussels Leaves

Have you seen the thick stalks of brussels sprouts at your local farmers' market yet? This cold weather crop begins to appear at the end of October and crescendos in November, landing on Thanksgiving tables across America. While I love brussels sprout buds (yup, that's what they're called) halved or shaved...

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

One Bowl Summer Salad: Quinoa, Peaches & Minty Lime Dressing

One Bowl Summer Salad: Quinoa, Peaches & Minty Lime Dressing

There's nothing that sets my heart aflutter like local peaches piled high at my farmers' market in CT. Now that our market has cautiously re-opened for "day of" shopping (so carefully, masked up, all precautions taken in this crazy time of pandemic) I'm honing in on big salads that will serve as a one bowl ...

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Tahini & Turmeric; Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Tahini & Turmeric; Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Middle Eastern cookbooks are popping up like weeds in my overgrown vegetable garden in August. So, what makes Tahini & Turmeric; 101 Middle Eastern Classics- Made Irresistibly Vegan, a standout? Start with the authors' unusual background story. They're sisters who call themselves "Jewish-Lebanese-now Amer...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Roasted Fairytale Eggplant & Tomato Rotini

Roasted Fairytale Eggplant & Tomato Rotini

As my summer vegetable garden was winding down I waited patiently for the last warm days to ripen my end of season tomatoes. When torrential rain and  fierce winds descended upon Connecticut a couple of weeks ago (actually a documented tornado that a friend and I watched with great excitement from my screene...

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, 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...