Double dinners this week

Pesach is expensive enough as it is; the food alone is at least double what I would normally spend in a week. Add to that the spring clothes and shoes we all need, yom tov gifts, chol hamoed activities and the random gadgets I purchase for the kitchen--and we've just about blown our budget for … Continue reading Double dinners this week

Pesach, Granoladox style

Turns out there are a lot of recipes already on this blog that are kosher for Pesach. And since we're all a bit, uh, busy right now, I'll do you a favor. I'll sift through the blog for you. SOUPS Squash soup Cauliflower soup Pumpkin soup Strawberry rhubarb soup Gazpacho SIDES Cauliflower popcorn Farro Salad … Continue reading Pesach, Granoladox style

Livin’ in the tropics

I'm not sure why Chicago's 87 degrees in mid-March, and I'm certainly not going to complain. All I know is that it's hard to stay inside cleaning when it feels like summer. Yesterday I compromised by biking to Hungarian for my first round of Pesach shopping. I only had an hour, and by the time … Continue reading Livin’ in the tropics

‘Greated’ root vegetables

As if there aren't enough rules on Passover, I've added one more. This one, though, makes the holiday a lot more pleasurable (and digestible!): I won't make or eat anything on Pesach that I wouldn't enjoy eating during the rest of the year. That said, my plan for the next few weeks is to include … Continue reading ‘Greated’ root vegetables

Cookies for dinner

My kids thought it was a little silly when we had soft pretzels for dinner. Last night when I offered them cookies as a side dish, they thought I had gone off the deep end. So did my husband. But it was no joke. I put together dinner chock full of vegetables that were busting … Continue reading Cookies for dinner

Berry almond smoothie

It doesn't take much to inspire a smoothie around here. A few days of good weather, and we're eating them every day. I pack them for lunches in water bottles or make them for after-school snacks. Just about any frozen fruit, combined with a banana, yogurt and milk makes a delicious smoothie, but lately we've … Continue reading Berry almond smoothie

KFP larabars

This blog has become somewhat of a family project, so it should have come as no surprise today when my 4-year-old whipped out the camera and offered to take pictures of me experimenting with kosher for Pesach larabars. As a busy working mama, any time I embark on a new endeavor, whether for myself or … Continue reading KFP larabars