Frozen Passover treats

Do yourself a favor, march over to the dollar store (or if your time is money, go on Amazon), and buy yourself a few packages of popsicle molds for Pesach. Buy a bunch because they break, and use them for the rest of the spring and summer. Fill them with juice and leftover smoothies for … Continue reading Frozen Passover treats

Pesach, Granoladox style

Reposting this from last year, since chometz is going out of style again soon. We start out Pesach with grand plans. We're feeling like royalty--dressed in our finest clothes, the table is set for a king and we even lean to drink our wine. And then, only a few hours into the holiday, the matzah, … Continue reading Pesach, Granoladox style

My Pesach essentials

If you eat whole foods (as in mostly plants, not the grocery) year round, then it doesn't take as much creativity to cook on Pesach. In fact, just last night we ate spaghetti squash with marinara sauce and butternut squash soup--all with kosher for Pesach ingredients. So, my best advice on Peasch, for the sake … Continue reading My Pesach essentials

Granola for Pesach

You didn't think I would go through Pesach without granola, did you? Not when the only thing to eat for breakfast is yogurt, eggs and scary Passover cereal. Yogurt and eggs are fine, but I like to stay full 'til lunch. Granola-sans-oats isn't quite up to par with the real thing, but it's pretty close. … Continue reading Granola for Pesach

Grilled Cedar Salmon Burgers

With this glorious weather in Chicago this summer (we deserve it!) there's no sense in spending time in the kitchen. With the grill, I can cook Thursday night dinner and Shabbos dinner without ever entering the kitchen. And as for Shabbos lunch? Salmon burgers with miso dressing. You could grill these directly on the grates, … Continue reading Grilled Cedar Salmon Burgers

Channeling the inner caveman

The Paleo diet--a nutritional plan based on the presumed diet of Paleolithic humans--is all over the place lately. The idea is based on the premise that human genetics have scarcely changed since the dawn of agriculture, around 15,000 years ago, and that modern humans are still adapted to the diet of the Paleolithic period. Since I'm … Continue reading Channeling the inner caveman

Rethinking vegetables

My kids eat brussel sprouts and pretty much any other vegetable. Part of this fact, I realize is just plain good fortune. Plenty of moms try every trick in the book, and their kids won't touch a lot of vegetables. Besides luck, I have a few tricks of my own, and I do think that … Continue reading Rethinking vegetables