Whole Foods Market: Cola-Glazed Salmon (Kosher for Passover)

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.

kosher for passover cola-glazed salmon {the kosher foodies}

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

Butternut Squash Enchiladas

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I’ve always loved La Tortilla Factory’s handmade-style corn tortillas for tacos (like black bean tacoschili tacos, chicken tinga tacos, steak tacos, tuna tacos), so when they sent me a different product to review, I was excited to try something else from the line. Since they sent me low carb, high fiber tortillas in the larger size, I wanted to venture away from my taco comfort zone and try something new. And so butternut squash enchiladas were born. butternut squash enchiladas {the kosher foodies} Continue reading

Zucchini Noodles with Creamy Cashew Sauce

spiralized zucchini with creamy cashew sauce

Ever since buying a spiralizer a few weeks ago, I’ve made sure to use it a few times a week. I’m usually boring and just make the same cucumber salad with it, but recently I’ve decided to leave my comfort zone and try out different veggies and combos with it. Lately, my favorite veggie to spiralize has to be zucchini. And it’s definitely better than spaghetti squash.  Continue reading

Beef Lomein

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Sometimes, you are just in the mood for Chinese food, but you want it to be semi- healthy. That’s where this recipe came in. Beef lomein without all the MSG and junk. I know exactly what went into it, and used whole wheat pasta, of course!

My husband thought it was delicious, but actually thought I should have used tofu in place of the steak. That’s pretty unlike him, but I think the tofu would have been better, especially if it was marinated in the delicious sauce.  Continue reading

March Linkup: Spaghetti with Roasted Vegetables and Horseradish-Thyme Butter

I guess New Yorkers don’t cook with horseradish very often. When I remembered that this linkup was coming up, I searched high and low for some fresh horseradish root. At my sixth (6th!!!) supermarket stop, I finally found some (It was at Citerella, in case you’re wondering. Whole Foods, Fairway, A Matter of Health, Agata and Valentina, and Gristedes did not have any).

whole wheat spaghetti with roasted vegetables and horseradish-thyme butter {the kosher foodies}

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Guarnaschelli’s Roasted Halibut with Wine-Braised Fennel

Before Alexandra “Alex” Guarnaschelli became a Food Network celebrity chef, she was crowned as America’s Next Iron Chef on Iron Chef America in 2012. Now, aside from her successful shows on the Food Network, she is the world-renowned executive chef at both New York City’s Butter restaurant and The Darby restaurant.

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Turkish Ground Lamb Pizza with Egg

It’s not often you find a meat pizza recipe in a mainstream publication that doesn’t have to be kosherized. I knew had to make this amazing and cheeseless lamb pizza the first time I saw this recipe in Food & Wine; the following day I took pizza dough and ground lamb out of the oven and made it for dinner.

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Broccoli Casserole

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For some reason, our family always made the traditional Green Bean Casserole with broccoli. I really can’t tell you why, but that’s how we had broccoli. So, when my husband requested this for dinner one night, I accepted the challenge. Instead of using canned soup and canned onions, though, I knew I had to make the whole dish from scratch. Of course, Alton Brown came to the rescue this time, and while reading his rendition of the American classic, I decided it’s easy to make this dish in three steps. And I did. Continue reading

Roasted Chicken with Arak and Clementines

Do you ever cook recipes or with ingredients you don’t like? Our mom does, she makes a lot of Shabbat staples over and over again, but never eats them. Our aunt Michelle is the same way. I always thought it was weird.

I do not like anise; not sure why this triple-licorice chicken recipe appealed to me, but I made it, and it was tasty, according to the people who ate it. I guess I’m weird!

roast chicken with arak & clementines {the kosher foodies}

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Shurba, Tomato and Rice Soup with Kibbe

Brrr, it’s cold in New York these days! I know, I know, it’s winter… but I’ve spent all of my winters in NYC, and it is not a normal one. Plus, I’ve been stuck inside with a now 11-month old (today! happy 11 months, Steve-o!) a lot lately, since sometimes we just can’t bundle enough for a pleasant stroll. So we’ve been hanging out at home, playing on the floor, and cooking and eating a lot of soup. Steven loves it, and it’s just what I need after a long day stuck in our apartment together when David finally comes home and I get some grown-up time. This is Syrian comfort food at its finest.shurba: tomato rice soup with bulgur beef kibbe meatballs {a recipe from the kosher foodies}

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