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Lean Cuisine

August 27, 2015, by

There’s Four Questions. Pick a question, any question… see if you can find it again! Actually, I was hoping you’d pick the fourth of these parables: 4. Why is this night different from all other nights? For on all other nights, we eat either sitting straight or leaning; But tonight we are required to lean!

Haroset, Any Style

August 27, 2015, by

Like most Ashkenazi Jews I grew up thinking that haroset meant grated apples mixed with ground up walnuts and a little Manischewitz wine. Never mind that we read the Haggadah twice during the holiday and discussed its meaning and I learned that we ate haroset to symbolize the mortar spread between the bricks that were

Passover Dinner and the Bounties of Spring

August 27, 2015, by

Listen to Linda’s Food Talk show on OURadio.org! Tonight’s Dinner in Minutes? Grilled Salmon with Olive Tapenade and Roasted Potatoes and Asparagus Grilled salmon with an olive tapenade garnish makes an elegant dish that takes very little effort. Serve it for the family or for guests during this Holiday week. Grill this salmon on a

Meatless Menus for Passover

August 27, 2015, by

During Passover many of us tend to focus on the Seder dinner but it’s good to plan for the holiday’s other festive meals as well. There are Shabbat dinners, brunches and more casual occasions to get together with friends and relatives. After the copious Seder meals, which often include one or more substantial main courses

Passover – Creative Cooking

August 27, 2015, by

Most dishes we think of as “Jewish food” are delicious borrowings from whatever country our ancestors happened to find themselves in, but one of the very few foods that Jews actually did invent is matzah, the unleavened cakes the Hebrew slaves ate in their haste to depart Egypt. Today strict rabbinical rules govern every aspect

Make Ahead Dishes for Passover

August 27, 2015, by

So much to cook. So little time. This year the first night of Passover is April 8th, a Wednesday. Add a second Seder and Shabbat and we have to prepare meals for three holiday days in a row. If you work outside the home or have small children to care for or you’re just plain

Passover Memories Then and Now

August 27, 2015, by

My favorite recipes are those that stand the test of time, especially family recipes that are passed down from generation to generation. Each family has their own special food memories as food has the power to transport us back in time to life’s special occasions and the holidays from days gone by. When I was

Passover in Paris

August 27, 2015, by

During our years in France, my husband and I had the opportunity to explore French Jewish cuisine and to attend Parisian Passover Seders. Most of the Jews in France are either of North African or Ashkenazi origin, and the taste of both groups was apparent in our holiday fare. Although tradition dictates much of the

Macaroons for Passover

August 27, 2015, by

In the weeks before Passover, which begins this year at sundown on April 8th, I start to think about getting my home ready for the holiday and about the first Seder. Who will come? Because of space considerations and growing families it is my husband’s side one year, my side the next. What will I

Diabetes Myths, Realities and a Beef Skillet Supper

August 27, 2015, by

Listen to Linda’s Food Talk show on OURadio.org! So many of us are touched by diabetes – either through friends, families or ourselves. Wherever I go to promote my latest book Mix ‘n’ Match Meals in Minutes for People with Diabetes, I hear my father has diabetes or my sister or I’ve just become pre-diabetic.

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