Celebration smoothies for Israel Independence Day

My job as communications director at a Modern Orthodox Jewish high school has many advantages, chief among them is that I get paid to celebrate Yom HaAtzmaut. Here are some highlights of how we celebrated Israel's 64th birthday today. Granola Baby joined me at work for a lively round of Yom HaAtzmaut dancing, where teenage … Continue reading Celebration smoothies for Israel Independence Day

Pesach desserts that aren’t full of sugar and egg and don’t cost an arm and a leg

Pesach desserts usually fall into one of two categories. 1. Desserts that taste like cardboard, or 2. Desserts that taste almost as good as chometz. The problem with the latter is the amount of eggs, sugar and potato starch they take. So, here's my list of desserts that taste good and let you leave the … Continue reading Pesach desserts that aren’t full of sugar and egg and don’t cost an arm and a leg

Thai cabbage slaw

My whole house filled with the smell of roasted coconut when I made this salad. I closed my eyes and imagined I was smelling tanning lotion at a Pesach hotel instead of cooking in Chicago. A girl can dream, right? I've been making Pesach since I was newly married, only months after I learned to … Continue reading Thai cabbage slaw

Roasted veggies for Yom Tov

I got a new Mark Bittman cookbook recently, which makes me the rare woman looking forward to cooking this week. My first cookbook of his, How to Cook Everything Vegetarian, is so full of chometz, it's not even worth cleaning. I use it several times a day. My friend, Eve, had delivered the book as … Continue reading Roasted veggies for Yom Tov

Granola Baby Eats Everything

The newest foodie-mom book is French Kids Eat Everything, where author Karen Le Billon moves her two young American kids to France and encounters a food culture entirely different from home. From school lunches to meals at home, French children eat everything, and most of it is healthy. Snacking between meals is absolutely forbidden, and … Continue reading Granola Baby Eats Everything

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