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

Tu B’Shevat

Trees1Tu B’Shevat, the 15th day of the month of Shevat, is the New Year of the Trees. It falls this year on Monday, January 25, 2016 (Begins on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at sundown). This holiday celebrates the time in Israel when the rainy season is coming to an end and the first buds begin to appear on the trees. In ancient times and today, trees have always been very important in Israel, providing fruit for food and shade and transforming an arid country into a green and rich land. It is customary to eat fruits and nuts typically found in Israel such as figs, dates, walnuts, almonds, pomegranates, apples, oranges and olives. Some people celebrate the holiday by holding a Tu B’Shevat Seder, modeled after the Passover Seder, eating many of the above foods accompanied by four cups of wine consisting of white and red wines mixed together. Have a wonderful Tu B’Shevat!

Easy Colorful Green Beans

Easy Colorful Green Beans

Here is the perfect side dish for your upcoming New Years Day feast. It is so easy to make, has an amazing light flavor and looks so festive. You can also serve this any night of the week. Adding the pine nuts on top of the beans takes the dish to a whole new level. Enjoy and have a Happy New Year!!  The Recipe