Recipes

quinoa salad

There’s endless possibilities that you could make with quinoa, and here’s one more!

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Bean and Barley soup with flanken

Comfort in a bowl! This soup is so hearty and is a favorite in most households that I know.

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salmon with teriyaki sauce

Salmon is a staple in my household. It’s funny because unless people are over for supper, I’m the only one who eats it!

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roasted pear and spinach salad

Remember my blog 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Spinach? #2 was ‘it’s delicious on its own’ and it certainly was in this salad!

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chocolate chip pumpkin loaf

I love to bake! The whole house smells so wonderful and warm and just brightens up a dreary day.

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roasted red kuri squash with greens side dish

Were you wondering what I did with the beautiful Red Kuri Squash that I blogged about last week?

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roasted butternut squash and quinoa salad

I think by now you know that I love quinoa and butternut squash! When you combine them together it makes a great Fall salad!

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Although I don’t make it too often, my kids love this noodle salad.

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There’s something about cauliflower that draws me to it and it always seems to be in my grocery cart!

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Lottie is like my second mother and our families have been close friends for over 55 years! She probably has been making this scrumptious dish for that long too!

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I think by now you must know that I like healthy foods, but I also have a hugeeeeeeee sweet tooth!

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When September rolls around there’s alot of emotions running through everyone’s mind. Summer’s over, back to school and the Jewish Holidays are around the corner!

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Delish! Another chicken dish that’s a winner!!!

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The recipe for this veggie burger came about by accident.

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My son Jarred really likes quinoa and has been wanting to make a stir fry with it as the base for a while now.

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I often find my inspiration for recipes while at the grocery store.

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In the summer I’d rather have company over than go out to a restaurant.

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I admit, I am a creature of habit and am very happy and content to just alternate between a few of my favorite breakfasts every morning.

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My kids make fun of me well, almost all the time, but more specifically, when I eat.

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3 ingredients are needed for this recipe – that’s it!

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Couscous has got to be one of the easiest and least time consuming salads to make!

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Now that so many of you bought parchment paper muffin liners, I thought the least that I could do is find a new muffin recipe!

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This fluffy, fragrant rice dish is made with basmati rice, spices and vegetables. The list may look long, but don’t let it scare you, it’s really quite simple to make!

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This salmon is so delicious and the flavors of sweet with a little lime and a little spice works perfectly.

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I’ve been wanting to make this dish for a while now, but for some reason I kept putting it off.

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I really enjoy cooking outdoors! Let me rephrase that, I really enjoy when my husband Charles barbeques and cooks outdoors!

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I think by now you see that I like to mix things up a bit! Why should I make the same old stir fry that I always do?

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This hearty dish is so flavorful and rich, it’s a shame that I only make it during the holidays.

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I love the taste of my homemade granola over yogurt and fresh fruit. Why should it be any different over Passover?

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This recipe is by far my most popular and a must have dessert for my Passover Seders.

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You can always find a quinoa salad on my table and my guests have come to expect it at my Passover Seders too.

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20 minutes. That’s all it took to make this delicious jam!

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I just love this blend of rice and lentils! I was inspired to create this recipe after eating something similar in a restaurant and knew I had to figure it out.

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This is definitely not your typical orzo pasta salad! This salad is so flavorful and has a delicious blend of sweet and tangy mixed in with the wild rice and orzo pasta.

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How amazing would it be to come home at the end of your day and be greeted by a waft of a wonderful, warm smell coming from your kitchen? And bonus would be that supper was already made!!!

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With Valentine’s Day coming, how could I not share this scrumptious dessert?

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Have you ever used arugula in your salads? I never did until recently!

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Easy to prepare, pretty to look at and packed with beta-carotene, this dish of fragrant Chinese broccoli is absolutely delicious!

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On Friday and I took out a cut up chicken for supper and had no clue what I was going to do with it! Do you find that you go through these same thoughts too?

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This soup has such a nice rich flavor to it and is better even the next day.

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Sometimes I feel like I’m trying to re-invent the wheel! I love quinoa and am always trying to mix it up a bit – these stuffed tomatoes are just fabulous!

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If you need an easy, healthy dish, especially after all the goodies eaten over the holidays, this is a great dish that’s healthy and easy!

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Most of my supper meals involve chicken and I’m always looking for new ideas on what to do with it.  You too?

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Are you still buying store bought granola? Why?? I know, I know, I hear you, because it’s easy.

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There’s nothing like a nice muffin with a cup of tea or coffee. I can’t remember the last time that I bought a muffin from a coffee shop or anywhere else for that matter!

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Just in case you thought that I was joking about making scrumptious desserts mini size, I wasn’t!!! These little cheesecakes are the perfect size when you want to have an indulgence without feeling guilty.

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When the weather gets chilly and there are signs of snow, I’m really not looking for fresh salads to warm me up. I’m looking for warm, comforting food. You too?

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Parchment paper is one of the best inventions ever! I use it in baking to line cake pans and as paper liners for muffins. I also line baking sheets with them too and it makes clean up a breeze. So many uses for it, but I’m wondering if you have you ever used it to bake fish?

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Now that the weather has changed, my cooking methods have to as well. This has to be one of the easiest, no fuss chicken recipes that I have ever made.

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This soup is pure heaven! It’s creamy, light and has a little ‘kick’ to it! When you take a look at the ingredient list, you’ll probably notice that you have all the all the items handy already!

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Over the years I’ve tried many different recipes for lentil soup. This one is a winner!

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I love salmon – no question about it. But, I do need to change it up a bit or else I get bored of the same flavors. You too?

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I have a huge sweet tooth and I’m always trying out new recipes that are a little healthier without sacrificing the taste.

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I’m in Fall mode and along with what seems to be a weekly purchase of butternut squash, I added two pomegranates to my grocery cart.

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I hope you bought a butternut squash because you’re going to want to try this soup!

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With Rosh Hashonah really around the corner, if you’re looking to add a new chicken dish to your holiday menu, then this is the one!!

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Rosh Hashonah, the Jewish New Year, commences this year on the eve of October 2nd, and I have been getting lots of requests asking me to post some recipes for the holidays.

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Although I subscribe to what seems like a zillion different recipe blogs, I have to say I love flipping through a cookbook in order to get inspiration!

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The past few months I have eaten salads at restaurants that had spiralized daikon radish in it. That addition was sooooo good that I made it my mission to buy a daikon and actually use it.

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I know what you’re thinking – how can a loaf of bread change your life? Let me tell you, this is no ordinary loaf of bread.

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Did you BBQ any fruit this past weekend? Even if you didn’t have the chance to, here’s a great salad that will give you an opportunity because it calls for grilled peaches.

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Are you looking for a new easy peasy fresh and colorful salad to make? This is it then!

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I bet you’re wondering what wheat berries are! Have you ever heard of them before?

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I know….I have desserts on my mind! This is one of the desserts that I love making when I have friends over for a bbq or even when it’s just for my family, as it was on Sunday night!

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It doesn’t matter how healthy I eat at home or that I try to make better choices when eating out, the fact remains that I love sweets.

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I was going through my recipes and realized that I haven’t made my Greek Quinoa Salad in such a long time! Do you ever make the same thing over and over again and forget about some other things that you’ve made and loved? It happens to me all the time!!

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I truly believe that we learn something new everyday.

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You heard me right – these are the best burgers!

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The other day I was greeted by fresh asparagus! Not really, but that was the first thing that I saw when I went into my local grocery store and it looked so good that I bought a bunch!

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If you’re looking for something fresh, healthy and easy to make – this salad is for you! Not only does it look so beautiful with all the different colors of the tomatoes, everyone in my house likes ALL of the ingredients!

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Have you ever made your own almond or other nut butter? I never have, but that’s about to change!

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I’ve always loved Rice Krispies Treats as a little girl. Now that I’ve adopted better eating habits and I’m trying to cook healthier for my family, I love the idea of making a healthier version of this favorite treat!

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My family just doesn’t trust me and I don’t know why!! Ok, I do have an idea….

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Love love love this salmon!! Part of the reason is that it’s so easy to put together, but mainly, it’s just simply delicious and has a fabulous Asian flavor to it.

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With the weather getting nicer, it’s the perfect time to use the barbecue and cook outdoors!

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Not to make you nervous (4 more days until Passover!), but if you’re still searching for something else to add to your menu-this could be it! I love love love the flavors of this eggplant dish!

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I don’t only serve desserts at my Passover Seder, it just so happens that I made these the other day so that I can have variety on my dessert table. They freeze great and I wanted to share the recipe with you.

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Every year I look at my Passover Seder menu and try to change it up a little bit by adding a new dish. None of my dinner guests care, but I do! And while I am so impressed by friends of mine who are opting out of chicken soup and replacing it with a pureed sweet potato and vegetable soup, there’s no way I could pull that off in my house!!

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And the countdown is on! I’ll be posting Passover recipes all week and I’ve decided to start with this one. Probably because I have a huge sweet tooth!

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I have so many different recipes and yet sometimes I still look at that raw package of deboned chicken and wonder just what am I going to do with it. Ever feel that way??

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Supper was almost ready and I seriously forgot all about putting some potatoes in the oven or rice on top of the stove. And I really think that no one in my family wanted just salad to go with dinner!!

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Are you enjoying the sunshine that Spring has brought us? I am and it’s nice to start seeing displays of bright vegetables, fresh fruits and fresh herbs in the grocery stores. It just makes me want to buy everything that is colorful and use it in my meals. And I did.</strong

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These yummy muffins have a nice tart flavor to them. You can use any frozen berry blend, but a mixture with cherries in it will definitely make the muffins pop with flavor.

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Love love love this cake and so does anyone who has ever had it at my house! And trust me, they usually have a second slice, some have even had a third. This cake is so moist and delicious, it reminds me of an old fashioned pound cake.

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How yummy does this look? The sad looking broccoli, over ripe tomatoes and onions were full of flavor after I roasted them and were absolutely delicious in this frittata.

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Years ago I used to make baked spaghetti – it was loaded with cheese, a can of diced tomatoes and then some more cheese.  I was having friends over for lunch the other day so I thought why not recreate it using a spaghetti squash and some healthy veggies?

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This was my first attempt at making gnocchi and I really had a good time with it. Like anything you attempt, it’s all about trial and error and I cut the gnocchi a little too big with the first few rolls. I needed an opinion so I sent a picture of it to my good friend Penny. Well, we both laughed and she wondered if these gnocchi would float and keep their shape while cooking in the pot. They did!!!!

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I roasted butternut squash and just to have a different look, I cut the pieces in half moon shapes.

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It’s a crazy concept, but you really don’t have to slave over the stove to make an amazing meal! This fish recipe is so easy and I’m positive that you would have all the ingredients in your pantry. Ok, you might have to buy a piece of cod, but everything else should be a staple in your home.

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‘Isa Does It’ has to be one of my favorite go to cookbooks for inspiration and feel good recipes.

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While thumbing through some of my cookbooks I came across one of Jamie Oliver’s recipes for a whole chicken that he stuffed with a fragrant couscous. Hmmm, I had a whole chicken, I like couscous, why not?

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