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

Food for all this Friday

This post is dedicated to all eaters on December 25, no matter your religion. The world could use a little more unity and civility these days anyway. For my Christmas celebrating friends, these vegan caramels are insane. Give them away to be well loved, or better yet, eat them yourself. For my fellow members of … Continue reading Food for all this Friday

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

Tomatos Galore!

After two weeks of vacation (more on that to come!), the state of our tomato plants makes it pretty obvious what's for dinner. And lunch. And, anyone want tomatoes and eggs? Anyone? We've been munching on tomatoes and feta (add some basil), spicy salsa and slurping up tomato soup. HOMEMADE TOMATO SOUP 1 medium onion, … Continue reading Tomatos Galore!

Carrot Ginger Soup

I'm wearing three layers, a scarf and boots on June 1. I have no comment. Instead I'm going to offer you a soup recipe. CARROT GINGER SOUP 1lb. peeled carrots 3 cloves crushed garlic 1tsp. freshly minced ginger 1t curry powder 1tsp. olive oil or butter 1t salt 12oz. coconut milk freshly ground pepper to … Continue reading Carrot Ginger Soup

What the Pho?

Drive through certain neighborhoods in Chicago, and every restaurant features pho. But since it's not the hottest item on kosher menus--where Mexican cuisine is considered exotic--all I knew was that it involved soup and noodles. Well, folks, thanks to the World Wide Web, I too can eat pho. And now, so can you. Meet pho … Continue reading What the Pho?

Creamy corn soup

What this soup lacks in looks, it makes up for in taste and time. It takes all of 5 minutes to prepare it and another 15 minutes (or so) to cook it. Once it's done, adults and kids alike will devour it. CREAMY CORN SOUP 16oz. corn (I use one bag of frozen corn) 1/2t … Continue reading Creamy corn soup

Fall favorites for Sukkos

For a family that loves camping and the outdoors, there's pretty much no better holiday than Sukkos. Despite the anticipation of 12 (!) upcoming meals, all the size of a typical American's Thanksgiving dinner, I can't wait. To manage the cooking and eating of all that food, read the following posts. Simplifying Sukkos Cheaper, easier … Continue reading Fall favorites for Sukkos

All you need is soup

My toes are frozen and so are my pipes. This "polar vortex" has been so miserable that I actually joined a gym. Yes, after more than a decade of running in Chicago winters, I gave in. New Year's was my last run outside, and I actually thought I might die. Whether it was the ice, … Continue reading All you need is soup

Winter warmth soup

I'm on my fourth cup of tea, and I'm still cold. I don't mean to complain, except my knuckles started hurting this week, the day the temperature turned south. I'm 35. Too young for arthritis. Time to move. But alas, we like our friends, our family and our house. Plus, we have jobs. I'll have … Continue reading Winter warmth soup