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!
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
I’ve only ever made veal roast in rubut, and while that’s amazing and delicious, I wanted to try something new.
Fig season came to Brooklyn a little late this year, so we had extra time to think up recipes using fresh figs. Fall came a little late, too, and the idea of not turning my oven on was appealing last week while the air conditioning was shut off, but we still had summer temperatures inside my apartment. That’s why when I found this recipe, I turned it into a CrockPot recipe.
Jessica found cedar wraps on sale at Wegman’s. While I’ve cooked with a cedar plank on the grill before, I’d never seen these! So when I saw that recipes were inside, I had to open it up to check them out. And when we had all of the ingredients for the Mediterranean halibut, minus the fish, I knew that’s what I’d make with them. Luckily, the fishmonger had fresh, kosher halibut for me.
Edamame is kind of boring these days. I stopped ordering it at restaurants, because I can buy a bag of the frozen stuff and make it the same at home, but even that got boring, and I needed something new to do it besides boiling it and eating with salt.
When I heard ramps were available at the farmer’s market, I made plans to rush over there, baby and all, and buy some right away! But then I realized that I was going away for Pesach and not cooking for more than a week, so that wouldn’t have been a good idea. Then, I found out Fresh Direct has ramps! So I made sure to place an order to be delivered the second I got home from Florida. I would need to restock my kitchen, anyway, but I did it mostly for the ramps. Continue reading
Everyone goes crazy over Kosher for Passover Coke this time of year, but even though there’s no high fructose corn syrup in it, there are still plenty of other ingredients I try to avoid.
That’s why I was excited when Whole Foods Market sent me this Harrison’s Sweet Shoppe cane sugar cola. David drank the orange soda before I could experiment with it, but I was more interested in the cola anyway. Continue reading