Beef Lomein

beef lo mein

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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Baked French Toast Casserole

make-ahead french toast casserole

If there’s any leftover challah on Sunday, we love to make French toast for breakfast. But when a crowd is coming over for brunch, you don’t want to be stuck in the kitchen with a frying pan. That’s where casseroles come in. Make this on Saturday night and sleep in on Sunday before your friends arrive. And don’t forget the mimosas!

I first made this recipe with crumbled chocolate wafers mixed with the challah and in the topping, but it’s just as delicious without. It’s already French toast, it doesn’t need the extra decadence!  Continue reading

Chocolate Cream Crispie Treats

oreo crispy treatsEveryone loves Rice Krispie Treats. Seriously, I always see them at birthday parties, bridal showers, and every party in between. They’re easy to make, easy to pick up and eat, and who doesn’t love a crunchy dessert, right? Well, the problem is that they’re boring. They’re boring because they’re everywhere. Okay, sometimes people put them on sticks or shape them in balls, but they’re always the same. This recipe adds just a bit of awesomeness with the crushed chocolate and added creamy filling, but is just as easy. Just one extra ingredients makes these super special. Continue reading

Fattoush

fattoush

Last spring, my friend Paulette made this salad for me and I absolutely loved it. I loved it so much that I asked her for the recipe and promised I would feature it on my blog, which I finally got around to today. Seriously, this recipe is great. Fresh salad with pita chips inside to soak up the delicious dressing. Whenever I make it, it all goes, no matter how big the portion is. Continue reading

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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Blueberry Coconut Smoothie

blueberry coconut

This month’s linkup is all about drinks! Cocktails (and mocktails) to serve at your next party. Well, I’m all about my Vitamix these days, and while I could easily whip up a frozen margarita, I am more into making healthy smoothies and drinks. You can add vodka to this if you like, or really anything to make it more of a cocktail. It’s a wonderful drink that quenches thirst and fights cancer! That is, as long as you can crack open that young coconut.

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Broccoli Casserole

broccoli casserole

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