Posts tagged "Cooking"

Plan in advance Thanksgiving

Plan in advance Thanksgiving
Today I realized that Thanksgiving is a short two weeks away and I need to plan my menu in advance for this year. What I am Serving Turkey, obviously.  In the past I ordered from the reputable Paulina Market in the city.  Now that I’m a suburbanite I no longer have that option and last year... 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 »

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 »
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Meatless Monday: Healthy Ramen Noodles

Meatless Monday: Healthy Ramen Noodles
I love ramen noodles.  The kind that got me through college at only .25 cent per meal are very bad for us.  Despite that, I still love warm soup with thin noodles and salty broth.  Luckily, I found a healthier alternative. Lotus Foods Purple Potato and Brown Rice Ramen with Vegetable Broth uses real ingredients... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Squash & Chickpea Moroccan Stew

Meatless Monday: Squash & Chickpea Moroccan Stew
I’ve had this large squash dominating my kitchen  counter as a center piece for the past week.  It reminds me of autumn, but I’ve been itching to cook with it.  I found this recipe in my November issue of Yoga Journal and thought it looked hearty and unique. The most difficult part of the stew was chopping... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Baked Eggplant Parmesan

My second cousin’s wife mentioned Eggplant Parmesan on my Facebook page as her Meatless Monday meal.  When I asked her to share her recipe, she wrote she was laughing as she doesn’t cook.  The dinner was store bought at Trader Joes.  I adore Trader Joes and purchase some of my best meals (and snacks) from them, but I was... Read more »
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Meatless Monday: No Recipe Quesadillas and Three Salsas

    All of my previous Meatless Mondays have required following a recipe.  This has been a terrific way to try unknown ingredients and learn new culinary techniques.  This is the first week I’ve used the ingredients I had in the house to create my own recipe.   I began with cheese and tortillas, planning to prepare simple quesadillas.  I added... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Cold Cucumber Yogurt Soup

Today is the last night of Passover, and we still cannot eat bread and grains.  My chef sister-in-law, suggested a cold cucumber soup and mentioned how cleansing it is.  Below is the simple recipe. Cacik: Cold Yogurt Soup 2c plain yogurt1 clove garlic finely minced1 large cucumber, peeled seeded and shredded (box grater is fine-do over bowl to catch... Read more »

A Recap of My Meatless Monday

If you read my post last week, you read of my intention to prepare Papperdelle with Broccoli Rabe and Ricotta in honor of Meatless Monday. After finally I got my hyperactive kids to bed, the last thing I wanted to do was cook dinner.  Once I started, I began to really enjoy the process of following a recipe and creating a... Read more »
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A Delicious Recipe for Meatless Monday

Did you see the Oprah about veganism?  The graphic images of the slaughterhouses reinforced my love of animals and my secret wish that I could actually be vegan.  I spent years in my high school and college life as a vegetarian. My now husband, then boyfriend told me he would not live with me unless I ate... Read more »