Category: Recipes

Instant Pot recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Instant Pot recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner
My neighbor convinced me to order an Instant Pot from Amazon at our block party one summer night.  Two days later, I arrived at home to find an Instant Pot on my front stoop. An Instant Pot is essentially a programmable pressure cooker that makes food faster, easier, smarter and healthier. My first attempt was... Read more »

What to eat on Rosh Hashanah

What to eat on Rosh Hashanah
This is one of the first years that I remember hosting Rosh Hashanah dinner. I find it fun and interesting to learn and share the meanings behind some of the traditional and common foods we serve and eat on the holiday. Honey is for a sweet new year.  The reason they are commonly shared with apples... Read more »

Udon Noodle Buddha Bowl

Udon Noodle Buddha Bowl
I crave noodle bowls now that I’m in the suburbs where they are not as readily available.  This warm Meatless Monday recipe was enjoyed by all four of us and a cleansing and needed way to start the week. Udon Noodle Buddha Bowl What you need: 5 cups mushroom stock 1 tablespoon chopped ginger 1... Read more »
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Meatless Monday: Spiralized Zucchini with Cheese

Meatless Monday: Spiralized Zucchini with Cheese
Spiralized zucchini and squash is big these days.  It can be challenging to do yourself and I humbly recommend that most grocery stores offer already spiralized veggies. I call them noodles and I’m not sure if I fool the kids but then I pile cheese on top and nobody complains. Spiralized Zucchini with Cheese 1... Read more »

What's for Dinner: Three items from Trader Joe's

What's for Dinner: Three items from Trader Joe's
I strive to put a complete meal on our family dinner table most weeknights.  There are days when the clock reads 6:00 p.m. and the last thing I want to do is prepare a complicated dinner and that is when I turn to Trader Joe’s. Trader Joe’s offers prepared options that taste as if I cooked... Read more »

How to make a frittata

How to make a frittata
A frittata is an Italian egg dish made with beaten eggs resembling an omelet.  This delicious and easy breakfast, brunch or lunch is a crowd pleaser and a great way to use the peppers, spinach and other wilting veggies in the fridge. First, I chopped the peppers, onion and potatoes. Next I sautéed them until soft... Read more »
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The best and easiest Passover dessert

The best and easiest Passover dessert
I have eaten Passover dessert for over 35 years and never been happy with the flour free cakes or cookies.  Finally, I’ve found the best and easiest Passover dessert out there. You will love Matzah toffee (or some call it Matzah crack) regardless what time of year it is.  For the record, I don’t even... Read more »

Let your kids decide what's for dinner

Let your kids decide what's for dinner
A friend recently gave me the best tip when I complained to her about the daily struggle to figure out what’s for dinner. She told me to create a private Pinterest page for each child under my account.  Then they can go on Pinterest and pin the recipes that they want to eat. I then request they... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Quinoa Apple Salad

Meatless Monday: Quinoa Apple Salad
Now that I’m living in the suburbs, I’m seeking out all the nearby healthy dining options.  A neighbor recommended True Juice and my adventurous mom agreed to try it with me.  I picked a pre-packed dairy-free tuna salad and she chose a quinoa salad.  We also tried green smoothies and only wished there were more... Read more »
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Take a break and bake a cake

Take a break and bake a cake
My girl has gotten into cooking lately.  She impressed me when she helped me chop up red peppers, shallots and garlic for a corn salad I made last weekend for our block party. Later when talking about it, she revealed she can make salads but doesn’t yet know how to make a cake. Like any... Read more »