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

Superbowl Dips

Each of these three dips take only minutes to make, are healthy and taste divine. Make all three, and you'll be the life of the party. Serve them with tortilla chips, pita wedges or even homemade bread (fear not, it also takes minutes to make!). ARTICHOKE BEAN DIP 2 jars of artichokes (about 24oz.) 1 … Continue reading Superbowl Dips

Lentils for Parshas Toldos

This post is dedicated to all the mom's who spend Friday working (or running errands because they spend every other day working) and are just now starting to cook Shabbos. No worries, this soup takes 10 minutes prep and about a half hour to cook. I can’t promise this soup’s worth your birthright, but it’s … Continue reading Lentils for Parshas Toldos

Sweet Roasted Beets

Our garden is full of beets and greens, and that's about it now that the weather's gone south. I think we'll manage just fine with the two. ROASTED BEETS AND GREENS 3-4 large beets, peeled and sliced 4 handfuls greens (kale, chard, spinach) 3 freshly minced garlic cloves 1/4 cup raw walnuts sea salt and … Continue reading Sweet Roasted Beets

Surviving So Much Food

With all the joy and family time approaching this month of holidays comes a lot of food. Pretty much any time with Jews brings a lot of food. It takes a lot of discipline to keep from overeating when we're surrounded by food for days at at time. And, it takes a plan. While nothing's … Continue reading Surviving So Much Food

Cauliflower Popcorn

**News Flash!** Slathering a healthy food with a lot of fat and/or sugar makes it no longer healthy. This might sound obvious, but you'd be amazed how easily we are confused. Yogurt's healthy, right? How about granola bars? (It's granola, for crying out loud!) And fried cauliflower is a vegetable, so it must be healthy, … Continue reading Cauliflower Popcorn

Blooming Onion…Almost

Ever taste a blooming onion? The thing practically melts in your mouth. It also sits in your gut. You eat it because your eyes think it's a good idea, and then your stomach hates you for the rest of the night. Try this simpler, healthier onion for a delicious side that you can eat and … Continue reading Blooming Onion…Almost

3-Day Yom Tov Plan

There's a lot to do to get ready for Rosh Hashana. Fall clothes to purchase, food to buy, menus to plan and--oh, yeah--teshuva to do. After all that, there's little time to plan more, but I'd like to humbly suggest one more plan to make all these days of cooking and eating leave us fulfilled … Continue reading 3-Day Yom Tov Plan

Garden glory

We pretty much ate exclusively from the garden last Shabbos, as we should in mid-August. Put enough money and time into the backyard, and with a little luck, you get to reap the rewards, literally. The garden prize goes to the potatoes. You know those gross "eyes" that grow out of old potatoes? Well, you … Continue reading Garden glory

Rutabaga Fries

These fries are a nice change from conventional french fries. The rutabaga has a subtle sweetness that when combined with salt bursts with flavor. The recipe will work well with any fries, though.RUTABAGA FRIES 2 rutabaga, peeled and cut in long strips 4T neutral oil (I use grape seed oil) 1t sea salt 2t corn … Continue reading Rutabaga Fries