Roasted Carrots with Lemony Labne and Za’atar

Hello everyone! I LOVE carrots and they’re even better when they are roasted. You can seriously whip up this side dish in no time like a pro if you keep a few ingredients on hand like the shelf stable za’atar spice blend and some Greek Yogurt if you don’t have Labne. Throw some protein on […]

Couscous with Chicken and Raisins

Hello everyone, Yes, it’s another chicken dish. Chicken is astoundingly versatile and this one is a keeper. Ras el hanout spice mixture may sound terrifyingly exotic and obscure but it’s just a spice mix, much lke ranch dressing mix is a spice mix. You can get it in many Middle Eastern stores or order it […]

Homemade Pita Chips-EASY!!!!

Hi everyone, Please don’t waste food! If you buy 3 bags of fresh and delicious pita bread and they get old and hard because the kids in your house say they love pita but then don’t eat it and you get really annoyed because you work so damn hard to keep the inventory moving and […]

Indian Methi Rice

Hello everyone! I am making a family dinner tonight since my husband is coming home on the earlier side. This quick rice dish is a keeper and 75% of the kids love it and 100% of the husband. If you live near me, there are Indian shops in Bloomfield on Broughton Ave., in Edison, NJ […]

Rosemary Coconut Quinoa with Tofu

Hello all! I forgot to plant herbs this year so I was extra excited when my friend Tim once again gave me his overload of garden delights. I’m talking chives, rosemary, basil, thyme, sage and even some tomatoes! I brought a large stash with me on vacation and incorporated some of them into a dish […]

Bingeing On Healthy Food

Some of us, sometimes, binge. I know I do. I recently met a cookbook author who was hell bent on sharing the info that if we just make a slight mental shift, we can binge but not necessarily set ourselves into a tailspin of eating garbage for the rest of the day, night, week or […]

Quinoa with Cinnamon, Fennel and Prunes and Food, Technology and Labeling

Happy new year, everyone! I will cut to the chase: 2018 sucked in many ways for me and for many others. I don’t like to be negative but I’m just putting it out there because as Socrates says, “An unexamined life is not worth living”. We need to deal with the crap that is presented […]

Indian Inspired Eggplant

There’s a mobile produce truck that stops at different places in my town. I finally made it to one of the stops last week and picked up some tomatoes and eggplant. They came in pretty handy when I needed to make a side dish for my sister’s Roshashanah dinner. Sadly not everyone likes nightshades but […]

Jackfruit “Tuna” Salad

Hello everyone, Well, I finally used the can of jackfruit I got at Trader Joe’s after I ate it at the Kripalu yoga retreat. It has a meaty texture, is healthy, and is canned which I love. I googled how to use it and saw that you can use it for mock tuna salad. I […]

Sweet and Spicy Baked Chicken Wings

Hello everyone, I know I am often viewed as the mother earth in the kitchen with my kids, teaching them to cook and bake on their own as I watch them with joy in my heart and a smile on my face as they learn to be independent in the kitchen. Don’t be fooled. I […]