Month: March 2018

Desserts, Passover

Passover: Consider the Meringue

Scalloped meringue kisses on natural wood background

Meringue prepared in a kosher for Passover kitchen, is kosher for Passover, no matter who you go by. It’s pretty much just egg whites and sugar. Scrape in some vanilla bean seeds, throw in some chocolate chips, and if the weather’s not too damp, you get amazing meringue kisses that it’s difficult to stop eating. …

Ashkenazi, Passover, Soup

Passover Potato Starch Noodles

Passover potato starch noodle illustration: dried pasta coils against white backdrop

With all that heavy matzoh at the Passover seder, it’s nice to think of lightening things up by using something other than matzoh balls in the chicken soup. To that end, here’s a recipe for soup noodles made with potato starch instead of flour. The method couldn’t be simpler: you make a batter, cook it …

Ashkenazi, Passover

Eliminating Passover Cooking Panic

Roast chicken and potatoes is perfectly acceptable for Passover

People panic too much over cooking for Passover and that’s the truth. There is no reason one must cook any differently than during the year, for the most part. Roast chicken and potatoes, for instance, is just as suitable for Passover as it is year round. But it seems that people think they must do …

Good for You, LCHF, Purim

Cauliflower Tabbouleh: An Old Favorite with a Low Carb Twist

Cauliflower rice tabbouleh, in wooden bowl

A lot of us are doing low carb diets, because, well, they work. It is difficult giving up all those favorite foods. Which is why it’s fun to find a substitute for a beloved Middle Eastern bulgur wheat salad, tabbouleh, made with raw cauliflower “rice.” We had it at our Purim meal: a perfect “nafochu,” …