Easy Slow Cooker Chili for Game Day

Photo: Liz Rueven

Photo: Liz Rueven

There are plenty of reasons to consider serving chili on Super Bowl Sunday. It’s healthy, a cinch to prepare, satisfies a crowd and feels like a party once you mound the toppings in an array of colorful bowls. Serving chili on a chilly winter day is as natural as well, watching Sunday football.

Even if you don’t, your friends do and they need to eat. And so do you.

Scroll down to find four easy chili recipes to satisfy your crew. You’ll find a range that will appeal to all eaters. These recipes are so effortless you might even consider making more than one crock of this spicy party food so everyone can be happy.

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Sweet & Savory Nibbles to Pack & Go

Photo: OLOVES

Photo: OLOVES

 

Katy Morris

Whether you’re regularly caught with a grumbling tummy when you’re on the go or just lookin’ to jazz up your (and your kids’) lunchbox menu, healthy, simple snacks are just the trick.

Lucky for you (and us!), we’ve landed two Continue reading

Winter Salad that Meets the Challenge

Photo: Liz Rueven

Photo: Liz Rueven

Winter salads can taste a little lackluster, we know. But colder months provide an opportunity to create pairings with dried fruits and nuts that sing differently but still shine in composed salads bursting with warm flavors and colors. Continue reading

You Can Win this Cookbook!

The New Kosher; photo Kate Sears

The New Kosher; photo Kate Sears

New Year; New Ideas!

We know how difficult it can be to stay inspired in the kitchen during these winter months. So we’re offering Kim Kushner’s refreshing and luscious cookbook, THE NEW KOSHER, Simple Ideas to Savor & Share, in this give-away!

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What’s New with Kim Kushner

 

 Photo: Kate Sears; Poisson a la Marocaine

Photo: Kate Sears; Poisson a la Marocaine

When a cookbook author launches her intro with a line like “I don’t always love to cook,” her honesty feels like the confession of a delightfully candid friend. Or something we each feel, but probably don’t say, as we face another ___________ (fill in the blank: Monday, weekend, holiday, Shabbat, work week, school week, family dinner….)

It’s this tone of openness that first attracted me to Kim Kushner’s The New Kosher, Simple Recipes to Savor and Share (2015).

Watch for our cookbook give-away later this week! 

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Vegan Temptations by CHLOE.

Chloe Coscarelli Image courtesy of by CHLOE.

Chloe Coscarelli
Image courtesy of by CHLOE.

An omnivore, a kosher keeper and a vegan grad student met for lunch at by CHLOE. on Bleecker St. in NYC on a balmy late Autumn day. Together, we waded through the hipster crowd to savor, critique, and agree that we loved almost everything we tasted at this hotter than hot vegan cafe.

The dishes were so tasty and the variety so enticing, that by CHLOE. just might convince any remaining naysayers that vegans DO indeed, cook and eat well. Continue reading

Marrakesh Chicken for a Crowd

photo: Liz Rueven

photo: Liz Rueven

Marrakesh chicken is a real crowd pleaser. It’s interesting enough to serve for holidays or special dinners. It’s easy enough to serve for casual weekend gatherings, too. We appreciate the load of dried apricots and figs along with warmth inducing cumin and ginger during these  winter months.

Best of all, this dish is best when assembled a day in advance.

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Seasonal Snippet: Jicama Lends Tropical Crunch to Winter Dishes

Photo: Hannah Kaminsky

Photo: Hannah Kaminsky

By Katy Morris

Jicama (pronounced “hee-ka-mah”) has made its way up north to uplift our winter dishes with its welcoming crispness – a perfect textural contrast to all the root veggies we’ve been roasting lately.

And with Chanukah calories having settled into certain, ahem, body parts, it’s the perfect time to switch gears and think about raw, low-cal, seasonal salads. Continue reading

Global Gardens Olive Oil Giveaway

Photo: Global Gardens

Photo: Global Gardens

As  we approach the mid-way point during Chanukah week we think it’s high time for a gift for our dedicated readers! 

We’ve partnered with Global Gardens to offer a delectable (and symbolic) gift to one lucky reader who will surely relish these organically grown,  hand harvested, California olive oils from one of our favorite small businesses. These recently harvested, PERFECT FOR Chanukah olive oils are NEVER available in grocery stores. 

Get ready to enter and win this GIVEAWAY! We’re making it super easy since we know how busy you are preparing mounds of sizzling latkes for your crew.  Continue reading