Summertime – and the Salads are Easy!

September 1, 2015, by

Chef’s Secrets for Super Salads I Be Leaf: Experiment with different varieties of salad greens. Try arugula (rocket), bibb, Boston, endive, leafy field greens (mesclun), radicchio, romaine, spinach or watercress. The darker the greens, the better! Note that even pre-washed packaged salad greens should be washed in cold water and dried in a lettuce spinner.

Shavuot – Simple Recipes for Family and Friends

September 1, 2015, by

Shavuot will soon be here. It’s a happy holiday and one where dairy foods and honey shine. So, why dairy on Shavuot? Many people mentioned that they weren’t sure or didn’t remember. Some reasons given deal with the numerical value of milk corresponding to the number of days Moshe was on top of Mt. Sinai;

Diabetes-Friendly Dinner the Whole Family Will Love!

September 1, 2015, by

My friend, an art teacher, called me in tears. Her husband had just been diagnosed with type II diabetes. She spent an hour with a dietitian at the hospital, but still didn’t know what to make for dinner. Actually, what to make that was quick and easy and that her husband would eat. She’s not

Fast Food Jacques Pepin’s Way

August 31, 2015, by

Fast food from a celebrity French Chef? Yes. Television mega star and French chef, Jacques Pepin talked about his book and TV series “Fast Food My Way” on my recently interviewed him on OU Radio. I asked him what he meant by fast food. His answer — “Fast food is not a new type of

Vegetarian Cholent with Tofu

August 31, 2015, by

Tamar Ansh, Columnist – Nutritious and Delicious says: I make a sort of stew, but I never left it on the blech overnight. If I was trying to make a cholent from tofu here’s what I would do (it would serve about 4-6 people): In a large pot, saute a large onion and 4

Passover Dinner and the Bounties of Spring

August 27, 2015, by

Listen to Linda’s Food Talk show on! 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


August 21, 2015, by

Rosh Hashanah is usually associated with apples and honey, symbolizing sweetness for the coming New Year. In our family, honey cake, apple cake or strudel and a carrot tzimmes sweetened with honey are always on the menu. The following are recipes that include some of the special symbolic foods—the simanim—eaten on Rosh Hashanah: fish, pomegranates,

Chanukah Delights

July 29, 2015, by

In honor of Chanukah, it is traditional to eat foods fried in oil, including luscious latkes and sufganiyot (Israeli-style donuts traditionally filled with jam). Dairy dishes, especially those made with cheese, are also customary because the Jewish heroine Yehudit killed Holofernes, the Assyrian general, after feeding him cheese and wine. The challenge for today’s kosher

No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream

July 29, 2015, by

  FROM Adapted from Easy and Delicious – No ice cream maker required. Ingredients: 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1/4  cup half & half 1-2 cups confectioner’s sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions: Pour cream and half & half into a large bowl; beat with a hand mixer until semi–stiff peaks form. Add

Father’s Day

July 29, 2015, by

SLICE OF LIFE BY EILEEN GOLTZ Growing up the only time my dad cooked was when it was barbeque time. This is not to say that my dad was a good barbeque-er but rather, he was an enthusiastic barbequer who always surprised us with how he always managed to come within an inch of incinerating

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