Cuban Avocado, Watercress, and Pineapple Salad

Another summer day, another cooked fruit salad! This is very similar to that roasted peach and sausage salad I made a couple of weeks ago. When I saw it featured as one of Food52′s genius recipes, I knew I had to make it. It really is genius to put avocado! watercress, pineapple and avocado salad from the kosher foodies

This was Shabbat dinner along with tacos and rice and beans. It was an interesting Friday night meal; interesting but delicious! This salad was the biggest hit. Continue reading

Watercress Pesto

watercress pesto by the kosher foodies

Watercress is one of those “super foods” that I’ve been seeing a lot of lately. And summer is all about being healthy, so when I had a bag of watercress just lying in my fridge I racked my brain to see what I could do with it – and pesto was just the ticket! Pesto is a favorite summertime item because it’s so easy to make and extremely versatile. You can use it to dress up sandwiches, as a sauce on pasta, or even to spread over a simple fish or chicken. This pesto recipe is extremely easy to make, as long as you have a food processor or blender on hand.
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Coconut Lemon Bars

coconut lemon bars {the kosher foodies}

I love lemon desserts! They’re tangy and sweet at the same time, and not too rich, like a piece of flourless chocolate cake would be. Plus, every time we go to the fruit store, my son picks up a lemon and just HAS to buy it. This means we have a lot of lemons in the house. So when I was racking my brains for a great summer dessert, of course something with lemons came to mind. Of course, lemon meringue pie was possible, but I wanted something that travels well. While flipping through the “bar cookies and brownies” section of my Bon Appetit Desserts book, I came across this recipe, and was happy to see I had all the ingredients to make the dessert! Decision made.  Continue reading

Butterscotch Pie

butterscotch pie, by the kosher foodies

This is one of the BEST desserts we have ever made. And stephanie and I make a ton of desserts. Let’s just say at a holiday table with about 10 desserts, this one finished. The pictures are from two different times we baked the pie. So that’s why you’ll see two different pie plates and two different kitchens.  Continue reading

Stewed Lentils and Tomatoes

stewed lentils and tomatoes, by the kosher foodies

These lentils are easy to make, can be made in advance, and are super healthy! Score! You can definitely just chop all the veggies and then throw everything together while preparing a different dish. It’s a great Sunday activity. For some reason, this Ina recipe was never on her show (according to the Food Network site), but it is in one of her cookbooks, which I own, and you can also find it online on her website. I made it vegetarian so we can use it with any type of meal. Continue reading

Lamb Stuffed Eggplants

lamb stuffed eggplant, by the kosher foodies

The Jerusalem Cookbook has so many recipes that I need to make! But this is the first one that jumped out at me, and I’m so glad I made it. It’s a simple recipe that can be made in advance, but since it’s lamb and has pine nuts in it (which I usually leave out, as you know), it can be served as a fancy dish or a weeknight make ahead dinner (my favorite).

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Coconut Cream Pie

coconut cream pie, by the kosher foodies

Cream pies are just amazing desserts. I mean, custard, whipped cream, and cookie crusts, how can you go wrong? Well, you can’t. The only thing that’s so confusing is figuring out what kind of cream pie to make. This banana cream pie is a family favorite, but I decided to try something new. I adapted the recipe to make coconut cream pie and it was a huge hit! I’ll definitely be making it again. And very soon, because Zeke just loves banana cream pie.  Continue reading

Summer Salad with Peaches, Apricots and Spicy Sausage

Grilled peaches are one of my favorite things about summer. I don’t have a grill in my apartment, unless you count my grill pan, which is impossible to clean, so I made this salad by roasting the fruits and sausage, but the whole time I was thinking about turning this recipe into a grilled salad at my parents’ house this summer! Grilled Summer Salad from the Kosher Foodies Continue reading

Gazpacho, June Kosher Connection Link Up

This month’s link up is cold soups. I racked my brain for days trying to think of a fun, different, and original cold soup idea. And I thought of a bunch, mostly dessert ones. But then I thought to myself that summer is coming and a lot of my family members like the original cold soup, gaspacho, and I realized we don’t have a recipe for it on this blog. So why not just stay simple and make that?homemade gazpacho -- the kosher foodies Continue reading