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

Beer Chicken & Other Granola Grills

Whether grilling for Lag BaOmer this weekend, Memorial Day or all summer, this beer chicken is what you'll want to serve. And then pair it with every sort of vegetable in your fridge. There's hardly anything that doesn't taste fabulous with a little oil, salt and pepper on the grill, even plantains. There's no recipe … Continue reading Beer Chicken & Other Granola Grills

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

Cornbread cakes and chili

Last week's "polar vortex" wasn't just cold. It cost us a fortune. At first it was just frozen pipes. And then it became burst pipes. And then, the final blow was when the furnace died. Permanently. One week later, we've got running water and heat, and for that we are quite grateful. We've also got … Continue reading Cornbread cakes and chili

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

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

Fresh is best

I have a confession: I just threw out a container of bay leaves from our first apartment. Why I never tossed them during the FOUR times we moved in the last decade, I cannot tell you. Truth is, spices in an airtight container last a long time. Still, though, after two years, they lose potency. … Continue reading Fresh is best