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EST. 2011 BY LIZ RUEVEN
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...

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...