Whole wheat challah for Rosh Hashanah

This 100% whole wheat challah has a secret ingredient that makes it as soft and fluffy as white flour. Only, I'm not sure which it is. I've managed to narrow it down to two, though: a cup of gluten or davening. And I'm pretty sure it's a combination of both. That's right, davening is one … Continue reading Whole wheat challah for Rosh Hashanah

Purim Bannontashen

Once upon a time there was a buffoon of a king who had a tremendous amount of money. He also had a big ego, so he was convinced he was, like, a really smart person. Despite his foolishness, many of his countrymen loved him, and even some Jews attended his bigly party. He ruled over … Continue reading Purim Bannontashen

Moosewood brownies, 2 ways

It's #NationalBrownDay! Because brownies. Below is the real Moosewood Cookbook brownie recipe. They're gooey and taste incredible--like Dunkin Heinz without all the chemicals. I use whole wheat flour, but no matter because there's hardly any flour in them. They're pretty much sugar and chocolate.  They're heavenly. But on any ol' day, I generally steer clear … Continue reading Moosewood brownies, 2 ways

Insanely good apple cake

This apple cake from Smitten Kitchen has become a regular at our Rosh Hashanah table. I use whole wheat flour, replace the oil with apple sauce and reduce the sugar by half to make it healthier. It's insanely good...that is, unless you eat all the apples off the top when before you serve it. Shana … Continue reading Insanely good apple cake

Yogurt bar & pancakes on Shavuos

As far as I'm concerned, for all that the upcoming holiday, Shavuos, lacks in detailed laws, it makes up for it in delicious foods. I'll take a buttery, broiled filet of fish over a roast any day. Our main course on Shavuos always features fish, coupled with a salad of greens, topped with feta cheese. … Continue reading Yogurt bar & pancakes on Shavuos

Cinco de Mayo pudding

Before I even heard of Mark Bittman, I was making this NY Times recipe for Mexican chocolate pudding. And while I spent most of today thinking about Yom HaShoah, Cinco de Mayo tends to better lend itself to a recipe post. Besides, I could use a chocolate pick-me-up. MEXICAN TOFU PUDDING (from a NY Times … Continue reading Cinco de Mayo pudding

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