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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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

Easy summer salad

We found one lonesome radish in our garden. My kids were in charge of planting them, and one was all that was ready last week. Good thing it doesn't take much to make a summer salad, when so many farmers' market veggies are perfectly ripe. If checking lettuce gets old, you can throw together a … Continue reading Easy summer salad

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

Asian ‘burgers’

A friend recently mistakenly ate a meat burger for the first time in 25 years. Now, if that sounds strange, let me assure you she's not the first to vegetarian to eat meat that way. If you've ever tried a veggie burger that looks exactly like meat and tastes pretty darn close to the real … Continue reading Asian ‘burgers’

Minute soup

Meet miso soup. If you haven't been acquainted, you really ought to get to know each other. That's because this soup is not only delicious, but it's ready in minutes. And any homemade dinner in minutes is a working mom's dear friend. Still, this week my daughter brought miso soup to school in a thermos, … Continue reading Minute soup

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