Author: Eliyahu Mintz

Healthy, Parve, Shabbos

Recipe: Spinach-Stuffed Mushrooms

Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms make an elegant starter or even a side for any Shabbat or festive meal. They are a lot easier to make than you might suspect. I like to use frozen chopped spinach to save time. I just thaw and squeeze out the excess liquid before continuing with the recipe. If you have leftover …

Easy, Parve

Recipe: Thanksgiving Craisin Slaw

Purple slaw with cranberries

Nothing goes with turkey and all the fixings of Thanksgiving like a sweet and tangy slaw with craisins. This one fits the bill, though it cannot be made more than 6 hours in advance or it goes all soggy and loses its crisp, crunchy, and craisin-chewy charm. A guest once described this slaw as “So …

Easy, Good for You, Healthy, LCHF, Tips

Skinny Noodles Tips and Alfredo Recipe

skinny noodles shirataki glass

Skinny noodles, also known as “glass” or “shirataki” noodles are popular right now with the low carb, ketogenic crowd. Made of konjac, a type of gourd, the noodles are packed with fiber and in the purest form (read the label—some companies add oats or other ingredients) virtually net carb-free. They’re also quick to prepare and …

Food Science, Technique, Tips

Cooking Tips: The Art of Freezing Food

Man's hand taking food from freezer

Here are some tips on how to freeze food. Always cool food off completely before freezing. Double wrap baked goods before freezing. Wrap items airtight in plastic wrap, and then wrap them a second time in aluminum foil. To thaw: thaw at room temperature while still double-wrapped. Mark foods you’ve wrapped for freezing, to indicate …

Food Science, Tips

Cooking Tips: The Art of Cooling Food Right

Lemon Muffins left to cool on cake rack

Here are some handy tips on cooling food: Always cool hot food as quickly as possible before storing in the refrigerator or freezer. This prevents the growth of harmful organisms in your food, God forbid. Cooling hot items off the right way also protects the quality and texture of the items you cook and bake. …

Easy, Shabbos

Deli Roll: Because it’s Delicious

deli roll

Everyone likes deli roll. And it’s not difficult to make. Which is a plus after all those endless elaborate holiday meals we cooked. But hey, what’s not to like? Carbs in the form of pastry dough plus cold cuts, with a slathering of good mustard. Don’t know anyone who can say anything but “Yes, please!” …

Ashkenazi, Desserts, Parve

Nut Rolls to Fill That Empty Freezer

Nut rolls

Now that the Jewish high holidays are over, we can breathe a sigh of relief. The cooking marathon is over. Alas, our freezers are empty and we have nothing to serve our guests and grandchildren when they come to visit. Enter nut roll cakes to the rescue. The cake rolls aren’t difficult to make, and …

Ashkenazi, Easy, Parve, Rosh Hashana, Sukkot, Yom Kippur

Makeahead Parve Apple Noodle Kugel

Apple Noodle Kugel

Rosh Hashana is all about apples and hey, why not? It’s apple season. While we are sad to say goodbye to summer fruit, we are happy to welcome this new friend, which pairs so well with cinnamon. This kugel calls for a full tablespoon of this warm spice, so it is really for cinnamon lovers. …