Colorful Rice Salad

 

Colorful Rice Salad

Colorful Rice Salad

Just in time for the 4th of July, here is an easy, delicious and beautiful salad that you can bring to a BBQ, celebration or just have it anytime during the summer. It has a very delicate flavor and everyone will want the recipe. It is based on one that I found in an old Hadassah cookbook from Rochester New York submitted by H. Stoler.  The Recipe

Shavuot Cheesecake Parfaits with Crazy-Good Nut Topping

Shavuot Cheesecake Parfaits with Crazy-Good Nut Topping

Shavuot is fast approaching (June 11, 2016) and it is customary to eat dairy foods. For those of you who love cheesecake, you eat this version with a spoon.  Add my Crazy Good Nut Topping (listed below) and you will be in heaven! It is a rich, easy and absolutely delicious way to end your Shavuot feast.  A little serving goes a long way. Chag Sameach, Have a Happy Shavuot. Enjoy!
The Recipe

Mindy’s Kol-Bo (Everything In It) Chicken

Mindy's Kol-Bo Chicken

Mindy’s Kol-Bo Chicken

Just in time for the Seder, here is the easiest dish ever! A what a crowd pleaser! I will be serving this at my Seder this year. Serve over potatoes or quinoa, it makes its own gravy. Make this and you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the Seder. It’s a very low-calorie option as well. Have a great Passover, Chag Sameach! The Recipe

Favorites for Purim

Relax & Nosh Mishloach Manot

Relax & Nosh Mishloach Manot

With Purim almost upon us, here are some of my favorite vegetarian recipes from this website to serve for Purim. They are quick and easy to prepare and great to serve with the traditional ending to the Purim feast – Hamantashen.

  • Chickpea & Veggie Stew
  • Light Falafel Bites
  • Orange Avocado Salad
  • Easy Lemon Herb Carrot Salad
  • Orange-Date Spread: Filling for Hamantashen
  • Hamantashen

Remember to give your friends delicious Mishloach Manot. Have a great time dressing up and enjoy all the Purim festivities!!

Pea Hummus

Pea Hummus

Pea Hummus

Purim will soon be upon us in a few short weeks. It is said that Queen Esther, the heroine of the Purim story, ate vegetables and legumes to avoid eating non-Kosher food. To honor her, we enjoy eating dishes prepared with legumes and vegetables. Here is the perfect “noshable”, or appetizer, to start the festive meal. It is delicious, easy and is delicately infused with the flavor of peas . Read on for the Recipe

Tu B’Shevat Crostini Noshable with Orange Date Spread

Tu B'Shevat Crostini with Orange Date Spread

Tu B’Shevat Crostini Noshable with Orange Date Spread

Here is a great “noshable” to serve at your Tu B’Shevat gathering or meal (if you keep Kosher, this should only be served with a dairy meal). It can also be served all year long. I’ve re-purposed the “Orange Date Spread – Filling for Hamantashen” from one of my previous recipes and am now using it to top a crostini spread with goat cheese or on topping a slice of ricotta salata cheese. Enjoy this noshable with “Fruits of Israel Fizz” and you’ll celebrate in style!
The Recipe

Fruits of Israel Fizz

Fruits of Israel Fizz

Fruits of Israel Fizz

Just in time for Tu B’Shevat, which starts tonight, is a wonderful holiday “cocktail” that is non- alcoholic and incorporates two fruits found in Israel, pomegranates and oranges. It is so easy to put together, make one for your self or  double/triple the recipe to serve to your family and friends . You will want to make this year round! The Recipe