Leek Omelet

I talked the importance of leeks during Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, in yesterday’s post for stuffed leeks. Well, this is another great way to make leeks relish for the seder and it doesn’t only have to be during Rosh Hashanah! It a great dish for brunch, breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Leek Omelet Serves: 6-8  …

Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

In our household we love brussels sprouts! Whether it’s a shaved brussels sprout salad or steamed brussels sprouts, we can always appreciate good brussels sprouts. So how can you make them 10x tastier? add some garlic and balsamic glaze and voila! I guarantee someone who doesn’t like brussels sprouts will start loving it after eating this recipe! It’s…

Candied Spaghetti Squash

On Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, we have many symbolic foods that our family eats and makes blessings on during the Rosh Hashanah seder including gourd, dates, leeks, pomegranate, black-eyed peas, swiss chard, fish head, lamb head, a “new” fruit which is sometimes a star fruit, and of course the apple and honey. The hebrew word for…

Stuffed Leeks

Stuffed Leeks is one of those dishes where simpler is better. All it takes is a little technique and a few ingredients. During Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, we eat certain foods to symbolize our prayers for a sweet new year. We bless and eat each of these foods before eating a big feast of a…

One Bowl Moist Honey Cake

To be honest, if there is a full table full of desserts, I would not go for the honey cake–UNLESS it’s this one! There are so many times that I have attempted to eat honey cake and found it to be so dry, heavy, and hard to swallow. This recipe is the complete opposite. It…

Better Than Takeout Orange Beef

I was in the mood for chinese food, so instead of ordering in or eating out, I dug up one of my old recipes–orange beef. I obviously didn’t invent this dish and I’m not sure this is technically the way its supposed to be made, but this is how I make it and it is pretty…

Rainbow Swiss Chard with Pine Nuts & Golden Raisins

Wow this weekends weather was amazing!! If I could describe perfect weather, it is NY fall weather. It has to be my favorite season. A little chilly, but still sunny and beautiful. Ahhhhh. I am so excited for all the fall local farmers markets to open up with harvested organic fruits and vegetables. I can spend a whole…

Mom’s Chicken Soup

Nothing is better than homemade chicken soup on a rainy or cold day. Today was not only pouring rain outside but I wasn’t feeling too good. So I mustered up the strength to make my moms recipe for chicken soup. “Its like medicine” my mom has always said growing up. Anytime one of us was…

Matbucha (Tomato Pepper Mezze)

The one mezze (or side dish) that I know will always be on my families Shabbat table is matbucha. I guess the easiest way to describe matbucha would be to say that it’s a tomato pepper dip. But it is so much more than that. The secret of success for this mezze is to keep…

Classic Red Sangria

We invited some family over for BBQ the other night. The main thing I love about hosting dinners is setting up the table–my husband can tell you that I buy more accessories for our house than I buy for myself. Fall is also my favorite season to host dinners. The cool evening weather always makes me want to sit outside and Bar B Q,…

Tabbouleh Salad

Everytime my family gets together for a Bar B Q, there is always Tabbouleh Salad being served. It is light, refreshing, flavorful, and loaded with healthy nutrients. The 2 main ingredients in this salad are parsley and bulgar wheat. Bulgar is a highly underrated pre-cooked wheat grain that is super healthy for you. So there is no…

Kousa Mahshi AKA Stuffed Zucchini with a Tamarind Apricot Prune Sauce

Stuffed veggies are fun to make but even funner to eat. This stuffed zucchini dish was a staple in my home growing up, especially on Shabbat and around Sukkot time. During Sukkot, it is a tradition to eat stuffed foods, which is symbolic of an abundant harvest season. There are many different variations of stuffed…