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EST. 2011 BY LIZ RUEVEN
Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Turkish Inspired Meatballs for Passover

Turkish Inspired Meatballs for Passover

When my Turkish friend, Moshe Aelyon, invited me to prepare his grandmother's recipe for savory, leek infused meatballs, I was hooked even before I tasted them. But I had no idea why this would be considered a Passover specialty....

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Greening your Passover Menus & Asparagus Soup

Greening your Passover Menus & Asparagus Soup

I'm in the very best company as I present my Passover cooking class via zoom on April 6, 2022 from 7:30- 9 PM. I'm smack in the middle of presentations by two of my favorite Jewish cooking icons, Joan Nathan and Leah Koenig. I'm honored to be in such talented company. Truly gobsmacked, in fact. You may reg...

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Essentials for Passover Meals; Or Not

Essentials for Passover Meals; Or Not

Flowers, special dishes and serving pieces on your holiday table? Essential or not? How about a buffet loaded with multiple family favorites? How many are enough? The word "essential" has taken on new meaning since we re-imagined Passover seders one year ago, in 2020. If we've learned anything, as we face ...

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Set Aside 15 Minutes to Prep this Chicken for Roasting

Set Aside 15 Minutes to Prep this Chicken for Roasting

There's almost nothing more tempting than well-seasoned, simply roasted chicken. With aromatics and fresh herbs contributing to mouthwatering jus, Leah Koenig's recipe for Roast Chicken with Thyme and Honey is a spot-on choice for an effortless Passover or Shabbat entree....

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Make your Passover Seders Easier with these Simplified Menus

Make your Passover Seders Easier with these Simplified Menus

No way to stop the calendar, huh? Passover is indeed approaching and nobody wants COVID-19 as an uninvited visitor. Small family gatherings and limited access to ingredients means re-thinking seder preparations. Let's chose to simplify menus and keep the holiday joyful but not exhausting. With these new...

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Perfect Passover Chocolate Walnut Torte

Perfect Passover Chocolate Walnut Torte

You know that joke about the mother-in-law who shares her son's favorite recipe with the daughter-in-law but leaves out just a few key instructions so that the recipe fails? Voila! The mother-in-law continues to be THE BEST maker of her son's favorite cake. This is NOT that story. Because when I asked Litz...

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Lighten Up: Roasted Salmon during Passover

Lighten Up: Roasted Salmon during Passover

Kim Kushner has opened up her heart and home to us in her lusciously photographed third cookbook, I Heart Kosher: Beautiful Recipes from my Kitchen. Scroll to end of this post for recipe for Roasted Salmon with Squash & Zucchini Crunchies. As in both of her previous cookbooks, her cooking style is appro...

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

KuKu Sabzi Brings Greens to the Passover Table

KuKu Sabzi Brings Greens to the Passover Table

I assisted Chef Susan Barocas with the third in a series of kosher pop-up restaurant style dinners* I've curated in my hometown in CT this week. Our friendship is rooted in co-chairing the Hazon Food Conference last summer. It's now sealed by our shvitzing together in the kitchen as we cooked through two sol...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Looking Back to Some of our Favorite Passover Recipes

Looking Back to Some of our Favorite Passover Recipes

Are your plans and menus all lined up for Passover? Me neither! If you need some help with ideas, we're looking back at some of our favorite recipes from Passovers past. We have lots more, though, so don't forget to go to our HOLIDAY tab on the home page and scroll to PASSOVER for all of your eight days of...

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...