Archive for February, 2009

Interesting Jewish Food Sites

February 25, 2009

The Jewish Press had an article about a recipe contest sponsored by Kosher in the Kitch.The site has the recipes from the participants: chocolate cake with a pareve whipped topping, chocolate mousse, peanut butter ice cream, strawberry shortcake, biscotti.

The chocolate cake and topping sound like exactly the thing my husband loves.

And check out the site for The Jew and the Carrot.

Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Chocolate Cookies

February 23, 2009


I am already thinking ahead to Passover. I gave one of my favorite flourless cookies from last year a test run.

The cookies are based on a recipe from Maida Heatter that has been copied all over.  Or rather, it is based on that recipe plus a variation by Alice Medrich that calls for all semisweet chocolate and a mere two tablespoons of butter.


Dairy-Free Cream of Tomato Soup

February 23, 2009

I made a dairy-free version of  the cream of tomato soup that my family has been enjoying.


Black Bean Tortillas

February 23, 2009

black bean tortillas

I have been meaning to make the Crispy Rolled Tortillas with Black Bean Filling from The  Six O’Clock Scramble cookbook. So, when my husband said that he wanted something different for dinner, I suggested that recipe. Well, I was thinking Chinese, but OK, my husband reluctantly agreed.

Then, I saw that I was missing some key ingredients. So, I improvised.


Aloo Gobi: Leftover Peas & Potatoes, Repurposed

February 19, 2009

aloo gobi

I had leftover baked potatoes and steamed peas, plus a head of cauliflower in the fridge. Time to make the recipe for Aloo Gobi from Olive Trees and Honey! Except, I was also tempted by the recipe on Smitten Kitchen. I ended up improvising, since I didn’t really have all the ingredients for either recipe.


Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese

February 16, 2009

We love vegetable soup around here.


Rich in vegetables, beans and whole grains, these soups are inexpensive, filling, high in fiber and vitamins, low in calories, and kid-friendly, too. Vegetables that my son would normally reject are happily gobbled up by the steaming bowlful.


Corn and Black Bean Salad

February 16, 2009

corn and black bean salad

The Real Food Daily Cookbook has recipes with some very unexpected flavor combinations. Take the above pictured corn and black bean salad.


Lower Carb Mac & Cheese

February 16, 2009

Mac & Cheese

My husband is very focused on comfort food these days. He brought me a magazine with a cover shot of Mac & Cheese. “Comfort Food Tonight: Your Favorite Recipes Made Faster (and Healthier),” the cover of Real Simple promised.  “Could you please make this?” he asked.


Comfort Food 202: French Toast, Hash Browns & Scrambled Eggs

February 15, 2009

diner breakfast

My husband needs comfort food right now, and there is nothing better than a diner breakfast to soothe a troubled mind. I’m talking challah french toast, hash browns, and scrambled eggs.


Comfort Food 101: Pancakes

February 13, 2009

My husband loves these pancakes. My current favorite go-to recipe for pancakes comes from The Good Enough to Eat Breakfast Book. These pancakes are tender, buttery, delicate and perfect sponges for maple syrup. Just the thing for when you are feeling down.