Tu B’Shevat Recipes

January 29, 2015, by

Eretz cheetah, u’seorah, gefen, u’te’enah, rimon v’eretz zeit shemen u’devash min hatemarim. Eretz Yisrael is a land of seven species: Wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olive oil and sweet dates. Here are some recipes to make your Chag La’Illanot a festive one. Chava Dumas’ Favorite Tu B’shevat Recipes: Olive Salad 4 cups of olives, the

Slice of Life: Nuts by Eileen Goltz

January 22, 2015, by

We watch a lot of basketball and football in our house. Okay, to be truthful, I feed a lot of people who watch football and basketball in our house. There are the usual chips and dips and sandwiches but every now and then, when I’m feeling like I want to get a bit more creative I make candied

To Chilly for Chili?

January 14, 2015, by

This winter, cook up a big pot of warm (and vegan!) chili as a main dish or to accompany any weekday meal. Use ingredients likely find in your home for a quick, nutritious dinner ready in under 30 minutes. Chili features beans—a good source of folic acid, fiber, and iron and can keep you feeling full, longer. They

Slice of Life: Second-to-None Sides

January 7, 2015, by

More often than not the side dish can become the star of the meal. Whether you’re an empty nester or you’ve got your entire family scheduled to arrive in a couple of hours – these simple and scrumptious recipes are sure to be a hit. PASTRAMI BRUSSEL SPROUTS (meat) 6 slices of pastrami 2 lbs. Brussels

Slice of Life: Chicken Salad

December 24, 2014, by

This time of year there is always plenty of food to go around, in fact what kind of party would it be if there weren’t leftovers? Slices of turkey, chicken and even a bit of roast are sure to end up in everyone’s refrigerator. Turning leftovers into “planned-overs” is sort of a specialty of mine,

Latkes with a Twist

December 17, 2014, by

It’s Chanukah time! A time to celebrate, spin dreidels and overload on oily fattening foods. Wait…Is it possible to eat more health-consciously on Chanukah, to enjoy the “oil” factor of the miracle while increasing our nutrition panel at the same time? In terms of latkes, potatoes are a good vegetable with a profile of Vitamin

Slice of Life: “C” is for Chanukah Cookie

December 10, 2014, by

Chanukah and cookies are two words that always seem to go together (along with latkes and sufganyot, of course). We all have family favorites that, if not served, will cause a minor thermonuclear meltdown by those expecting them. While my chocolate chip cookies and mud bars never fail to make an appearance I try, every

Slice of Life: Mac & Cheese

December 4, 2014, by

Regardless of how old my kids get, mac & cheese is still one of the first things they want me to make when they are hungry. And to tell the truth, I kind of like it too. For most, mac & cheese is a “made from a box” kind of dish. While those pre-packaged, ready-made,

Slice of Life: Root, Root, Root for the Veggies

November 10, 2014, by

It’s a scientific fact that no matter how much food you make for your large family gatherings (Thanksgiving alert!) you’ll have too much. This anomaly is, of course, directly related to our constant application of the “law of company’s coming” theory. The theory states that no matter what we do, something will burn, we will

Slice of Life: Vive le French Toast

November 6, 2014, by

Jews have a habit of incorporating the foods of the counties they’ve found themselves in to accommodate the laws of kashruth. So it’s not surprising that many of the foods we eat have names associated with a specific country. However, many have absolutely nothing to do with the county tied to their name. Danish don’t

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