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EST. 2011 BY LIZ RUEVEN
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Easy Creamy Cheesecake Bites

Easy Creamy Cheesecake Bites
I think everything is better in mini, especially enticing holiday desserts that are better eaten in controlled portions. Shavuot desserts, laden and rich with creamy cheese, may be hard to resist, though. I really understood how tantalizing mini cheesecakes are when I taught an animated group of tweens ho...


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Springing Forward & a Few Observations

Springing Forward & a Few Observations
Springtime has sprung on the vines and on the fruit trees. While we're patiently waiting for piles of snow to melt in the shadiest corners of our yard, we're doing a daily walkabout and noticing signs of new growth. Delicate blush tinged buds are popping on our bent and gnarled apple trees. They're grouped...


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, March 14, 2018

Chocolate Matzah Bark with Dried Pineapple and Pistachio Bits

Chocolate Matzah Bark with Dried Pineapple and Pistachio Bits
If baking kosher for Passover desserts is not your forte you might turn to Chocolate Matzah Bark for the easiest sweet treat to hit your buffet. This updated version of the classic is delightfully tropical with chunks of dried pineapple and chopped pistachios. Make it gluten-free and dairy free with easy subs...


Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Lucious Meatballs Nestled in Creamy Tehini

Lucious Meatballs Nestled in Creamy Tehini
Tahini is a remarkably versatile ingredient that has finally found a broad swath of fans outside of the Middle East. For kosher keepers and vegans, it has held a prized place in our cupboards for ages. Why do we love tehini? Its nutty flavor adds unique depth and character while calcium rich creaminess co...


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Lemon Hamantaschen with Swiss Meringue Swirls

Lemon Hamantaschen with Swiss Meringue Swirls
The two things all hamantaschen have in common are their triangular shape and some sort of filling nestled inside cookie walls. Some like 'em sweet and jammy with a crisp exterior. Others love flavored doughs (yes to all chocolate or anything flecked with herbs) as a starting point for imaginative Purim treat...


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...


Sunday, January 7, 2018

Warming Winter Vegetable Soup & Kosher Like Me on TV

Warming Winter Vegetable Soup & Kosher Like Me on TV
Simmering this vegetarian winter soup on television this morning was thrilling for this food blogger! Simply put: It was mind-blowing and humbling to share my passion for supporting local CT farmers and my love for easy kosher recipes with a larger state-wide audience. I like to make this soup both dairy-f...


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Simple Roasted Salsa Brings the Heat Home from Baja

Simple Roasted Salsa Brings the Heat Home from Baja
Working with local chefs and taking cooking classes are two of my favorite ways to get to know a culture when I travel. Stimulating conversations around regional ingredients and farmers' markets are always illuminating and the chances of getting some off-the-beaten path recommendations for quiet beaches and a...