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

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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

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

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

Quick summer meals

With the sun shining outside in Chicago for only a few months a year, there's nothing to keep me inside--not even cooking. But plans at the pool, beach and park don't have to mean a healthy meal won't fit into the agenda. In fact, all this running around requires more fuel! Below are a few … Continue reading Quick summer meals

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

Better pasta in minutes

My office was closed for a summer break last week (yippee!) and rather than relax, I managed to fill every minute of my open mornings. I had at least a dozen projects I wanted to do, but topping the list was my girls' room. At ages 9 and 7, they were ready to get rid … Continue reading Better pasta in minutes