A few good knives

One of the biggest obstacles to cooking healthy meals is time. But I rarely spend more than 10 minutes on any recipe, and 20 is my max. My secret? A chef’s knife that--thanks to my husband--I actually learned to use. Using the proper knife can significantly reduce prep time. So may I humbly suggest the … Continue reading A few good knives

Our vacation home

Last summer we refinanced our mortgage, and when the broker asked if we owned a second home, I answered, “Yes. We have a tent, and we can take it anywhere.” Sure, our home has its obvious disadvantages (namely a lack of AC and leaky windows in a rainstorm), but the benefits far outweigh them. Here … Continue reading Our vacation home

Beans: Try ’em, you’ll like ’em

You're going to have to trust me on this one. Even if you don't normally like the texture or taste of beans, you will like these two dishes. The first features mung beans. They're a small, round green bean that packs a giant nutty flavor. Best of all, they cook quickly and don't require a … Continue reading Beans: Try ’em, you’ll like ’em

Buying in bulk (and I don’t mean at Sam’s)

With food prices on the rise, we common folks are spending a higher percentage of our income at the grocery than ever before. But try your hand at the bulk food bins, and--if you're anything like me--you'll feel like a kid in a candy store. There are dozens of bins, full of healthy, easy-to-prepare foods … Continue reading Buying in bulk (and I don’t mean at Sam’s)

Dinner on the fly

There's never any time to cook during the week. In the summer, I'm too busy playing, and in the school year, I'm too busy carpooling. And since most frozen kosher dinners are too expensive and too full of garbage, week-night dinners require a little creativity. Following are a few of our favorites, all under 20 … Continue reading Dinner on the fly