Family legend says that our great grandma Pauline (Grandma Sally‘s mother) invented Mechshie Potato. Being that we Syrian stuff everything with hashu, like zucchini, grape leaves, onions, etc., it wouldn’t be surprising that more than one person came up with stuffing a potato with it too. Whether or not Grandma Pauline invented this recipe, it’s definitely a special one, because it’s deep fried! Continue reading
When Whole Foods sent me an email about their latest Passover offerings, my excitement was twofold. A new Whole Foods just opened in my neighborhood! KforP cashew butter was on the list!
Many can’t eat peanut butter on Pesach (kitniyot—also if you’re Sephardic, we just learned that KForP peanut butter exists!) but cashew butter and jelly matzah sandwiches sound even better. Pick up a jar of Gefen cashew butter from your nearest whole foods for some Chol Hamoed lunches, but be sure to save some for these delicious, healthy (protein! sweetened with just a touch of maple syrup!) and easy twist on a classic holiday cookie.
Again, I realized that I shared a bunch of nice pizza recipes (see: tacos), but not the one I make practically every other time we make pizza for dinner: white pizza with caramelized onions. Continue reading
Can you believe Purim is right around the corner!? Of course, our fellow bloggers are busy working on creative hamentaschen varieties. It’s hard to compete with all of these delicious recipes, and we usually revert to our favorite original version, but this year we decided to go with a super simple, savory pizzataschen!
I’m an eggplant convert. I never ever used to eat it, but I’ve been experimenting with it lately, and really it’s not so bad! The key is the salt drain—never skip it! I started off simply with eggplant parmesan, and eggplant with meat and tomato sauce, but now I’m going way out of my comfort zone with this vegetarian moussaka. Continue reading
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When I made these lamb riblets for dinner, I proclaimed that they were the best thing I’ve ever made, and David said that they’re better than lamb chops. So obviously I had to share them with you guys. Then I thought to myself, today is a good day to share this recipe with you, because it’s our birthday, and what’s a better birthday present to ourselves than my favorite new recipe? Usually we make ourselves decadent desserts like s’mores ice cream sandwiches or maple crunch layer cakes for our birthday, but there’s nothing wrong with a special savory treat!
Hanukkah starts next week, but here in the city, it’s hard even for us Jews to avoid the Christmas cheer. This holiday season, we’re embracing Jewish stereotypes by eating Chinese food and watching movies on Christmas; we’re teaming up with Soy Vay for a #ShalomLomein giveaway, so you can host your very own Jewish Christmas Eve party.
We love Soy Vay sauces not only because they’re kosher (OU), but because they’re made without preservatives and other gross ingredients that we avoid in our cooking. You can read more about Soy Vay, and how the company started, here.
Follow us and Soy Vay on Instagram and repost our photo to enter our #shalomlomein giveaway!
Ten winners will receive their very own #ShalomLomein party kit, which includes:
- $50 grocery gift card
- $25 Netflix gift card
- Soy Vay product: Veri Veri Teriyaki, Island Teriyaki and Hoisin Garlic
- Soy Vay recipe cards: Veri Veri Teriyaki Saucy Vegetable Chow Mein, Island Teriyaki Mango Chicken and Hoisin Garlic Beef and Asparagus Stir-fry
- Decorations for the Christmas Eve parties including paper lanterns, chopsticks, and toys/games (Mahjong and Dreidel)
Winner will be announced December 18.
Plus, share your Christmas eve party with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the #shalomlomein hashtag, to be entered to win the grand prize of $100 gift card for cooking class or personal chef.
Not sure what to get your fellow foodie friend for Hanukkah this year? We’re not big on gifts, but if someone wanted to send us something from this list, we wouldn’t complain!
Here are some of our favorite things in the kitchen these days, along with some things we’ve been eyeing—might have to treat ourselves this holiday season! Continue reading
We’re leaving town today for an extended Thanksgiving celebration, so I didn’t want to go shopping to make dinner yesterday, even though we still had to eat. I still managed to feed my family a pantry and cook-everything-that-might-spoil kind of dinner. That’s how this cacio e pepe mac & cheese came to be. Continue reading