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

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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

Dinner Guest Post from Granola Girl

My 9-year-old just submitted her favorite dinner recipe to the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids’ State Dinner with the hopes of winning an invitation to The White House. Not likely, but if it were up to me, she'd win. Here's her post: My name is Adina. I'm in fourth grade. My family eats really healthy. … Continue reading Dinner Guest Post from Granola Girl

Kosher food on the road

There are three kinds of kosher travelers: 1. Those that head to big cities with lots of kosher restaurants. 2. Those that visit all-inclusive kosher resorts. 3. Those that shlep their own food cross country. These are the Hoi Palloi. AKA: us. The thing about bringing food on the road is that it's not nearly … Continue reading Kosher food on the road

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

9 days of eating hearty & well

With the beginning of 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 … Continue reading 9 days of eating hearty & well