I’m not interested in fooling our dinner guests into thinking I’ve slaved for days to cook for them. But I am interested in easy techniques that yield delicious results and even a little drama on the plate.
I should have learned this easy technique for cooking fish eons ago. The truth is that I didn’t learn it until I took a cooking class in my hometown in CT a few weeks back The theme was Deceptively Easy Recipes for Entertaining.
April showers bring May flowers and asparagus! While local farmers are gearing up for their spring harvest, we found one veg that is in peak season now…Green Asparagus.
Eaten raw, stir-fried, boiled, or steamed, as a side, in salads or soups, this versatile, tender veggie of the Lily Family has been highly prized for centuries. It is packed with anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant nutrients, provides digestive support, and is delicious.
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By now you know that I love it when like-minded eaters tip me off to vegetarian spots that have plenty of options for anyone kosher like me or vegetarian. So when N. suggested that I check out The Little Beet I was totally game. Its menu is seasonal, ingredients are farm fresh and there are plenty of heathy non-meat options to keep all sorts happy here.
And to my amazement the whole menu is gluten-free. Located right in the heart of busy midtown Manhattan, I was thrilled to find a fast but not fast-food option for breakfast, lunch or early dinner. Continue reading
It’s an all recipe week here at Kosher Like Me, with Passover in full swing and the local farms starting to sprout.
Asparagus and radishes are among the earliest spring veggies and welcome harbingers of the abundance to come. Watch for our Seasonal Snippets ALL about asparagus next week. Continue reading
I’m guessing it’s time for fruit and something much lighter than the fare you’ve been eating at your Seders.
I’m keeping it fresh and simple with this Orange and Fennel Salad from our Passover eBook, 4 Bloggers Dish: Passover. This vegan, pareve, gluten-free salad is so easy to make and so refreshing, you’ll want to make it all year round. Continue reading
In collaborating on my recent eBook, 4 Bloggers Dish: Passover, Modern Twists on Traditional Flavors, I thought a lot about how my tastes have shifted over the years and how in some ways, they haven’t at all.
During Passover, a lot of home-cooks turn back to traditional foods that may be outside of the scope of what they normally eat. This naturally brought me to contemplating gefilte fish. And while I LOVE my gefilte fish, I’m totally DIS-interested in making it. The stink of simmering fish broth in my home? No thanks. Continue reading
Photo: Foodman Matzolah
This Passover, you can have your granola and eat it too!
Gluten free, all natural, kosher granola, that is. We are thrilled that Foodman’s has expanded their kosher Matzolah line to include a tasty Cranberry-Orange Gluten Free variety just in time for what may be the most challenging Jewish holidays food-wise. This KOF-K certified and dairy free (pareve) granola couldn’t have come at a better time. Continue reading
My eyes swam through the menu, reeling with delight. Oh, what to choose?
The arugula & pear salad? Mini fish tacos? Risotto cake? Oh wait – the gluten free ravioli? Or the grilled cod?
F.I.S.H Restaurant & Bar located in the heart of downtown Stamford, CT, has an impressive selection of kosher-friendly fish and vegetarian options. They serve them in a chic and inviting atmosphere. The biggest challenge was choosing what to order, given the diverse and tantalizing temptations.
High hopes reigned supreme for this fresh fish restaurant considering that the owners have been at the helm of the long popular Quattro Pazzi and Osianna restaurants in Fairfield, CT. Continue reading
photo courtesy of Marcia Selden Catering, CT.
Spring is in the air! We’re happy to put away our soup pots in exchange for lighter fare. There’s nothing more delicious than a meal taken outdoors in the first warmth of the season. We love these white bean recipes from Marcia Selden Catering and know you will find them inspiring, too.
Low in fat, high in fiber, white beans are at the head of the super-food pack. Loaded with antioxidants and vitamin B9 (better known as folic acid), these power houses are not only good for your heart, but keep you feeling full.
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Image courtesy of Shearwater
Groundbreaking, eye opening, and palate pleasing… Shearwater Coffee Roasters is the FIRST and ONLY USDA certified organic coffee roaster in Fairfield County, CT and they have roasted up some delicious, unalloyed coffee. Continue reading