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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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
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
contributed by Katy Morris; photos by Liz Rueven
After their highly successful launch of O.A.T.S. Granola, Westport “mom-preneurs” Dana Noorily and Julie Levitt have jointly opened an “enlightened” Westport eatery called The Granola Bar where you can pick up some of their famous granola, sip on some delicious coffee from Tobey’s Estate in Brooklyn, or nibble on simple, clean, whole foods.
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Six Main is a bit of a hike from New York City and Fairfield County, but WOW! It is worth the trip!
This all-vegetarian heaven, housed in a historic bank in the quaint town of Chester, Connecticut, is filled with masterfully crafted, creative vegan, vegetarian, and raw cuisine. And to top it off, most of their produce comes from their very own farm. Continue reading
Black Bean Veggie Burger courtesy BareBurger
Contributed by Katy Morris
Some say that veggie burger is a laughable oxymoron, but the ones we’ve rounded up here certainly hold their own when it comes to the hearty and tasty All-American sandwich.
Anyone who has swiped steaming freshly baked pita around a bowl of authentic and creamy hummus knows the real deal when they taste it.
The chickpeas are blended to a velvety smoothness with the help of tehina (sesame paste), seasoned simply with chopped or pureed garlic, freshly squeezed lemon juice, a dusting of paprika and parsley. Done!
Sounds so simple, but it can easily go awry. Continue reading
photo: Ben Alsop
contributed by Katy Morris
Have you heard about Blue Hill Yogurt yet?
This trailblazing stuff is brilliant! Made with milk from 100% grass-fed cows from family-owned farms in the Northeast and flavored with simple, fresh ingredients, all natural Blue Hill Yogurt is available in 6 VEGGIE based flavors, beet, carrot, sweet potato, butternut squash, tomato, and parsnip. And they’re all gluten-free. Continue reading