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

Surviving So Much Food

With all the joy and family time approaching this month of holidays comes a lot of food. Pretty much any time with Jews brings a lot of food. It takes a lot of discipline to keep from overeating when we're surrounded by food for days at at time. And, it takes a plan. While nothing's … Continue reading Surviving So Much Food

9 days of eating hearty & well

During the nine days of mourning, there's hardly a home around here that's not in a tizzy over what to cook for dinner all week. Whether you cook meat every night or not, the idea of having to eat only dairy or parve every day intimidates people. But as someone who hardly ever eats meat, … Continue reading 9 days of eating hearty & well

Double dinners this week

This year's seder night (Friday, April 3), leaves many of us wondering when to turn over the kitchen. Do it Sunday, and you're left to either eat kosher for Passover food for 2 full weeks or scramble for meals for the first week. Do it on a weekday, and you're kashering in between work and … Continue reading Double dinners this week

Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

Meals are sometimes rough when you're the kid of a food blogger. Your mom ALWAYS seems to be in the kitchen. You learn to be entertained by sitting on the counter and "helping," but every time you get busy pouring and stirring, your mom pauses to take a photo. And when you're finally ready to … Continue reading Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

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

Summer fast food

We've got swimming lessons EVERY evening for two weeks (I can't recommend Wildkits Aquatics at ETHS in Evanston highly enough, BTW). Add to this very full days of work and entertaining kids between school and camp, and there's not much time to make dinner. Below are a few quick dinner ideas we've been managing to … Continue reading Summer fast food