Maple Roasted Acorn Squash

Every Thanksgiving my family has at least 5 different variations of sweet potatoes on the dinner table, including maple sweet potatoes which are so yummy. I wanted to try something a little different and made Maple Acorn Squash instead! Acorn squash has a yellow-orange flesh and has a light taste of hazelnut and pepper. They are rich…

Double Baked Sweet Potatoes

This is a new recipe that I wanted to try out from a ripped magazine page I tore out a while ago. I always eat sweet potatoes in a sweet way with butter and maple syrup or brown sugar. The only time I eat them in a savory way is when I’m eating sweet potato fries-yummy!…

Roasted Chicken Thighs with Thai Coconut Sauce

It was raining non-stop all weekend and all i wanted to do (and actually did) was veg out on the couch all day in my pj’s and a blanket, watching reality show reruns and the food channel. Rainy weather makes me so tired and lazy. Sure enough, I dragged myself off the couch and mustered up the strength to…

Roasted Sweet Potato with Greens

My family came over for Shabbat dinner this past week and I decided to play around with the side dishes. I try to change things up every so often and not always cook the same traditional foods. One of the new sides I decided to make was this fall inspired sweet potato dish that was just…

Cold Sesame Noodles

This is such an easy and delicious lunch or dinner. The sauce is mostly composed of pantry ingredients and takes no more than 10 minutes to put together. The noodles are supposed to be cold which means you can not only whip this up quickly but you can make this dish ahead of time and put…

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…

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…

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…

Chickpea Hummus

Everyone likes their hummus different ways. Some people like it with or without garlic, clumpy or smooth, lemony or with more tahini, and some people like it with toppings such as sautéed mushrooms. For me, I like hummus simple. I like to taste the chickpeas and dont like too many ingredients overpowering the flavor. The simpler the better….