Spicing up the matzah

Six days into this holiday, and the matzah is getting old. How many times can you eat it with cream cheese? Try these recipes to get you through the home stretch. Moadim l'simcha! SALSA VERDE 4 large or 6 small tomatillos (looks like a green tomato in a husk) 3 scallions 1 clove of garlic … Continue reading Spicing up the matzah

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Nachos for dinner

I tricked my kids into eating black beans and fresh spinach for dinner. No joke. I layered a plate with tortilla chips, topped it with shredded spinach and black beans and loads of cheddar cheese. Once I popped that in the microwave, I added guacamole, sour cream and salsa verde. They ate the whole thing. … Continue reading Nachos for dinner

Fish tacos for 4-year-olds

The first time I heard of dousing noodles in ketchup and calling it lunch was when my oldest went to a "backyard camp" at age three. Now I'll be honest--I don't come from the most sophisticated culture of childhood lunches. My elementary school fed us two triangles of Wonderbread held together with margarine every day. … Continue reading Fish tacos for 4-year-olds

Salsa verde in the winter

Salsa may be a summer food, but around here it's a staple. We pour it over burritos at least once a week and munch on chips and salsa for Shabbos lunch. But in the winter, tomatoes are usually mealy and flavorless--the same only in name to the ripe summer fruit. My solution? Tomatillos. This salsa … Continue reading Salsa verde in the winter