Category: Healthy

Healthy, Main courses, Passover, Soup

Recipe: Meatball and Zoodle Soup

Meatball and Zoodle Soup

A one-pot, hearty Italian-tasting soup for chilly, rainy days. Yield: 8 servings Ingredients: For the Meatballs 2 pounds ground beef 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/3 cup chopped parsley 1 teaspoon minced garlic 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning 2 teaspoons garlic salt 1 teaspoon ground pepper For the Soup: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon minced garlic …

Easy, Good for You, Healthy, Israeli food, Parve, Sephardi

Going for the Crunch: Fennel Salad

2 fennel bulbs

For some people, giving up carbs is difficult because it means giving up sweets, while for others, it’s about giving up crunchy, salty snack foods. One great low-carb solution to the need for crunch is fennel, with its celery-like texture, and mild licorice flavor. Because the taste of fennel is so subtle, like chicken, it …

Easy, Healthy, LCHF, Parve, Sephardi

Roasted Cauliflower with Tehina Sauce

roast cauliflower with tehina sauce

During a recent trip to Israel, my wife and I sampled a wonderful local dish, roasted cauliflower with tehina sauce. It was rich and saucy and piqued the taste buds something fierce. I immediately knew I’d have to reproduce this dish at home. Here is the result: Roasted Cauliflower with Tehina Sauce Yield: 4 servings …

Healthy, Israeli food, Obscure

Hilbeh: A Familiar Yet Unfamiliar Condiment

Botanically accurate drawing of fenugreek

Hilbeh is a condiment that is, by tradition, served with Yemenite Meat Soup. There are a few different types of Hilbeh. Here is a video of the basic, whipped Hilbeh, a kind of light foam, reminiscent of not-quite-set whipped Jello, but with a piquant green flavor that adds new layers of flavor to an already …

Easy, Healthy, Israeli food, Main courses, Parve, Sephardi

RECIPE: Easy Shakshuka

Shashuka in a black skillet

Shashuka is a full-flavored Mediterranean poached egg dish. You make a quick sauce with tomatoes, peppers, onions, and garlic, with lots of olive oil, of course. Then you poach the eggs right in the skillet, just before serving. Marvelous with good bread to mop up that amazing sauce. You don’t need anything else. Easy Shakshuka …

Easy, Healthy, Parve, Sephardi

Versatile Chimichurri Sauce

chimichurri on grilled meat, grilled corn on the cob

Chimichurri sauce, a sauce used in Argentina and Uruguay that is popular in Israeli eateries, is amazing stuff. You can use it as an amazing marinade for chicken, or as a sauce to pump up the flavor of grilled meats. You can mix it with tehina for an awesome salad dressing. Heck—you could probably eat …

Good for You, Healthy, Israeli food, Parve, Sephardi

RECIPE: The Best Tehina

Hummus bi tehini Tehina is in the center of a well of hummus

For some people, hummus is da bomb. But in our home, Shabbos is not Shabbos without my special tehina sauce. Which is funny, because I’m Ashkenazi, and tehina is most definitely a Sephardic treat. Somehow, I’ve hit on the perfect rendition that even Sephardi Shabbos guests pronounce the best tehina they’ve ever tasted. It makes …

Ashkenazi, Easy, Good for You, Healthy, LCHF, Parve

RECIPE: Cauliflower Kugel for Dummies

Cauliflower kugel

Remember that series of books? Windows for Dummies, and etc.? Someone needs to do that for cooking, especially since we just came out of Shabbos followed by a two-day holiday. Cooking for 3 days?? On top of work and caring for children????? Yikes. So yeah. We need a break from all that cooking. We’re BURNT. …

Good for You, Healthy, LCHF, Main courses, Parve

Parve Crustless Zucchini Quiche

Crustless zucchini quiche with coconut milk

Many of us are trying to cut carbs from our diets, and so a crustless quiche is a very attractive addition to our kitchen repertoire. For those of us who observe the Jewish dietary laws, this particular quiche is a boon for being parve, or a neutral dish that can be eaten with dairy or …