Category Archives: Sides

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

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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

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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

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Peatitim

Update: An incomplete draft without the full recipe was accidentally published yesterday. I have corrected it. Happy Monday! I know, it’s really Wednesday, but with Purim on Sunday, the kids all still on vacation Monday, and Tuesday being “get to … Continue reading

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Vegan Burritos with Easy Refried Beans

I grew up in a fiber-rich household. We ate bran muffins, not blueberry; Sorbees, not Skittles; macaroni and baked beans more than macaroni and cheese. At school, I sat across the lunch table from white bread with mayo and American … Continue reading

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French Toast Casserole

I used to make French toast at least once a week. As a meal for two or three people, it’s very fast and easy, and there are always remains of challah and the ends of bread loaves floating around my … Continue reading

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Species of Israel Salad

“A land of wheat and barley, and grapes and figs and pomegranates, a land of oil-olives and (date) honey.” (Deuteronomy 8:8) Everyone in Israel agrees that Tu B’Shvat is a time to eat fruit. What type of fruit varies from … Continue reading

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Ratatoille-Inspired Mediterranean Grain Bowl

Mothers need to eat, too. Just because not everyone in my family appreciates roasted eggplant, roasted red peppers, bulgur, chickpeas, scallions, tomatoes, avocado, roasted garlic, and balsamic vinegar shouldn’t mean that I’m stuck eating macaroni and cheese four times every week. Okay, … Continue reading

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Beet Bulgur Salad

Success in life is all about balance, right? I was lying in bed with my two-year-old at 6:40 yesterday morning (because she was crying at 6:38), dreaming about salad. After eating too many “Emergency” Cookies this week, all I wanted today was a … Continue reading

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Warm Tuna Couscous Salad

Ten minutes, start to finish, in one bowl with all the major food groups. You can’t get much more instant than that! My tuna couscous salad is usually made with a bowl of couscous pulled out of the fridge after … Continue reading

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