Pesach, Granoladox style

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, matzah balls, brisket, potatoes and  chocolate-eggy-sugary-potato-starch concoction settles in, and we feel like beached … Continue reading Pesach, Granoladox style

Salmon cakes for beach bums

Winter break starts this Friday for most schools around here, and with so many people packing up for Florida, a girl can get kinda stir crazy. As a kid, winter break meant sun and beach, with loads of seafood for dinner. And since my grandmother's usual order of a "female lobster" (don't ask me what … Continue reading Salmon cakes for beach bums

Lazy American sushi salad

Whatever you do, don't let any of your authentic sushi-loving friends know you made this salad. It's just too embarrassing. Only Americans could dream up a cheater's version to homemade sushi. But it's really good. And it's really easy. The best part about it? I don't have to watch my kids tear apart the expensive … Continue reading Lazy American sushi salad

Make-Your-Own Grilling Sauce + Grilled Plaintains Bonus Recipe

It's hard to ruin food on a grill. I can assure you, after eating a week's worth of grilled dinners during our family camping trip last week, there wasn't one night that the meal didn't taste fabulous. Sure, there are those who will insist that grilling is an art. You've seen them before. They're the … Continue reading Make-Your-Own Grilling Sauce + Grilled Plaintains Bonus Recipe

More than 9 ways for 9 days

Forget about frozen pizzas and fish sticks. Vegan and dairy dinners can be the healthiest, yummiest and yes, most filling of all. We may abstain from meat for the 9 days, but that doesn't mean denying your family good, hearty food. Lucky for you, this blog is chock full of all you can eat in … Continue reading More than 9 ways for 9 days

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

Fish tacos for 4-year-olds

The first time I heard of dousing noodles in ketchup and calling it lunch was when my oldest went to a "backyard camp" at age three. Now I'll be honest--I don't come from the most sophisticated culture of childhood lunches. My elementary school fed us two triangles of Wonderbread held together with margarine every day. … Continue reading Fish tacos for 4-year-olds