Meat / Recipes

Herb stuffed chicken

Three three-day yom tovs equals 18 meals. For those friends of mine who aren’t accustomed to observant Jewish life, that’s like cooking (and eating) 18 Thanksgiving meals. In three weeks. As we scurry to make menu, after menu, after menu–we’re all inevitably thinking, “How many times can we eat chicken?” Alas, here’s a chicken dish … Continue reading

All things granola

No complaints

It’s the Jewish month of Elul, which in these parts, means t’shuva, or repentance. Or, for an easier translation to swallow–returning to our higher selves. In an effort to accomplish something in the spirit of the season, I’ve decided to stop complaining. My complaints had reached a level where I would complain to my husband, … Continue reading

Ban trans fat?
Dessert / Recipes

Ban trans fat?

That’s just what Illinois has done with legislation passed in April banning trans fat in restaurants beginning in 2013. The ban, however, doesn’t cover pre-packaged foods, and this is what is rampant in the Orthodox Jewish community. Many families cook with margarine, and all the bakeries use shortening. All of the heimishe brands–even their whole … Continue reading