Author Archives: israelisalad

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Sunday night supper: leftover chicken soup. “I just have a quarter of a zucchini peel in my bowl!” my son complains about his second bowl. “That’s what there is,” my husband replies. “It’s Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. Do you know … Continue reading

Posted in Food for Thought | Leave a comment

The Key to Perfect Challah

This post is dedicated to a fast and complete recovery for Michal bat Esther Miriam and Michal Leah bat Baila Hadas. For the Shabbat after Pesach (Passover), many people have the custom of baking challah in the shape of a … Continue reading

Posted in Baked Goods, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments

Pesach 2017 Round-Up

Pesach, Passover, is the holiday of freedom. Our ancestors were released from bondage in Egypt, and ever since, we slave away cleaning for a month before the holiday. 🙂 When applied to the kitchen, freedom could me explained in more … Continue reading

Posted in Fast Food, Salad, Sides, Snacks, Soup, Stovetop, sweets | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Charoset-Stuffed Matzah Brei

Matzah brei (matzah fried with eggs) is a standard hol hamoed Pesach (Passover) staple for many families. How it is served, though, comes in countless varieties. The matzah brei I grew up with, for example, was scrambled. In my husband’s … Continue reading

Posted in Fast Food, Snacks, Stovetop | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Easy Coconut Macaroons (GF, Passover)

Pesach (Passover) can be hard for US ex-pats in Israel. Simply put, the kosher supervision industries in America and Israel work differently and are run by different people and different rules. The bottom-line result is that there are fewer kosher-for-Pesach … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 10 Comments

Half-Roasted Ratatouille Salad

“Half-roasted” sounds kind of like “half-baked,” as in “Where did you come up with that crazy idea?” This half-roasted ratatouille, however, is not crazy at all. It’s just a combination of roasted and fresh vegetables, the best of both worlds, … Continue reading

Posted in Salad, Sides | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Poor Man’s Pesto

And the seven years of famine began…and there was great hunger in the land… Over here, we’ve had a few weeks of plenty, also known as carb overload. We’re trying to be done eating chametz in the house by the … Continue reading

Posted in Salad, Sauces | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Banana Muffins with the Works

I am typing with a baby on my lap. In fact, most of the 38 posts I have written since I started this blog three months ago I wrote with a baby on my lap. He eats or climbs up … Continue reading

Posted in Snacks, sweets | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Savory Challah Kugel

“You’re not allowed to eat the ends of bread loaves!” I hear from the other room. “You’re not allowed to throw out good food. It’s baal tashchit!” another voice responds. “The ends of bread don’t count as food,” the first voice … Continue reading

Posted in Sides | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Jerusalem Marathon

I am a runner. I am not a distance runner. I didn’t run in the Jerusalem Marathon today. I have never run in a marathon. I sprint. Friends will attest to spotting me running on a regular basis. 200 meter … Continue reading

Posted in A Taste of..., Food for Thought | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment