Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Winter Borscht & a Class to Sway You

Winter Borscht & a Class to Sway You
Borscht, a simple beet soup with roots in Eastern Europe, never held much appeal for me. So when Rabbi Evan Krame, spiritual leader of The Jewish Studio, suggested that I teach a zoom cooking session about borscht, I politely suggested other seasonal options. But NO. He wanted BORSCHT as the subject of thi...


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Celebrate Spring with this Creamy Asparagus Soup (Surprise! Its Vegan!)

Celebrate Spring with this Creamy Asparagus Soup (Surprise! Its Vegan!)

Looking for a great green first course to start your Passover meals? Head over 11328...



Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Warming Sweet & Savory Red Lentil Soup

Warming Sweet & Savory Red Lentil Soup

If you follow our Side Dish column (look to the right, yes, there!) you may have noticed that our friend, Jennifer Abadi, taught a vegetarian cooking class at the JCC in NYC a few weeks ago. The class focused on meat-free sides from the Middle East, a region Abadi is intimately familiar with as her family's r...



Monday, November 24, 2014

Oh- So Easy Vegetarian Mushroom Soup

Oh- So Easy Vegetarian Mushroom Soup
Mushroom soup is one of our all-time favorites.  On a chilly day, there’s nothing better than wrapping your hands around a warm mug of soup and enjoying! Offer this vegetarian soup as a first course with some fun garnishes, or make it a meal with a big salad and hot crusty bread....


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Carrot Soup with Harissa and Coconut

Carrot Soup with Harissa and Coconut

Do you serve a soup course for Thanksgiving? I love the warm spices and seasonal veggies highlighted in the soups we'll be sharing this week and next. Consider making any of these bowls of goodness 3-4 days ahead of the feast. They will all benefit from time spent resting in the back of your refrigerator as t...



Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Soup Dumplings (Kreplach) in Golden Broth

Soup Dumplings (Kreplach) in Golden Broth

Contributed by Melissa Roberts Served on Sukkot, kreplach (soup dumplings) serve a dual purpose. First, for practical purposes and when served in soup, it’s a warming dish when eaten outdoors on a cool autumn night. 11586...



Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Here’s THAT Easy Gazpacho Recipe

Here’s THAT Easy Gazpacho Recipe

I picked up about a dozen tomatoes from one of my favorite farms here in CT as I was heading home from an early morning walk at the beach today.  I am happy to go out of my way  to see what's being offered at Stahursky Farm. Single words burnished into weathered plaques inform passersby about what ha...



Thursday, January 10, 2013

Trust this Cooking Coach & Spicy Fish Hot Pot

Trust this Cooking Coach & Spicy Fish Hot Pot

When news of Susie Fishbein’s eighth cookbook in her Kosher By Design series arrived on my laptop, I wondered what could be new from one of my go-to favorite cookbook authors? Yes, I am a big fan of this Jersey girl, but I needed to be convinced that her latest would provide me with more than just anothe...



Thursday, November 15, 2012

Launch Your Thanksgiving Feast with Pumpkin Bisque

Launch Your Thanksgiving Feast with Pumpkin Bisque

With Thanksgiving one week away, there is still plenty of time to deliberate over the menu.  One thing is for sure, though, and that is that I'll be serving soup as a warming and tantalizing opener at our Autumnal Feast. 11956...



Monday, October 10, 2011

Sukkot and the Seasonal Shift

It happens like clockwork.  Here in Connecticut, Rosh Hashanah is generally warm and sunny and by Yom Kippur the nights are downright chilly. Sukkot comes just five days after and the foliage is suddenly tinged with vibrant oranges and happy yellows of Autumn.  The festival of Sukkot requires us to shift...