This is a classic Syrian dish. We often eat it on Shabbat, but really it’s the perfect weeknight dinner. It’s a make ahead meal, so you can make it on a weekend, pop it in the fridge, and heat it up, make rice and a salad or simple roasted veggie, and dinner is ready! Continue reading
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Spiralized Cucumber Salad with Peanut Dressing
The one food I would want if stranded on an island would be this peanut sauce recipe. Seriously.
I cannot believe it has taken me this long to share this recipe with you! Really, I probably make this salad once a week, if not more. I actually started tripling the dressing just so that I don’t have to make it so often…I love cooking and baking in advance and getting ready for super easy weeknight dinners, especially now that I have a job and two kids. It is definitely a desert island recipe for me. I usually make it over spiralized cucumbers, but it is really quite versatile. You can use it as a dipping sauce for baked tofu, make noodles with it and add sesame seeds. The list goes on. Continue reading
Homemade Cashew Milk
Chag Sameach! We are back here and back to blogging after a busy busy few months and a little blog hiatus. We have still been active on Instagram, though. And have actually been cooking, and even photographing some recipes. And now we will catch up with those. I have a confession to make: We made this a LONG time ago. Probably in June, actually. Better late than never, right?
Some news: We just moved into a new house! With a double wall oven, five burner stove, and two dishwashers! Plus, no more green counter tops and yellow walls; I have black granite and three skylights in my kitchen! I cannot wait for the food photos in my new kitchen. Steph wants to start off by making me bake cronuts for her, but I’m open to ideas and suggestions from everyone else.
But for now, I will give you an amazingly delicious and simple recipe that we made together this summer. In my favorite kitchen gadget, my Vitamix! It’s amazing for making nut milks, but really if you have just any old blender, cashew milk is the best kind of nut milk to make. Cashews are very soft and will blend well. Because of that, the milk from them is super creamy and silky. Also, cashews are cheaper than almonds, so really this is a great substitution.
PB2 Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Who doesn’t love peanut butter?
I recently discovered PB2, and while I don’t believe in low-fat and fat-free diets, I did notice that making smoothies and baking with this stuff is amazing. So I set out to make delicious and easy peanut butter-y cookies with them.
Bacon-Wrapped String Beans
We just love Jack’s Gourmet’s Facon! It gives us kosher people the ability to add that smoky bacon flavor to our meals. Now, I can’t actually compare it to the real thing, but I know it’s pretty good, works well in BLTs, and adds a great flavor to stews and other meat dishes, like this duck breast and Beef Bourguignone. Continue reading
Osem Whole Wheat Matzah Meal + Passover Pancakes
Matzah meal is definitely a staple in our household. We love matzah ball soup, and you need matzah meal to make those fluffy matzah balls all year ’round! We always try to make the healthiest meals possible for our families, so we were very happy to discover that Osem sells whole wheat matzah meal. They sent us a sample, and we just love it!
Zucchini Noodles 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
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
Chocolate Cream Crispie Treats
Everyone 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
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