Category: Healthy

Healthy, Main courses, Parve

Italian Potato and Green Bean Salad

potato and green bean salad

We are big into salads during the hottest days of summer. This potato and green bean salad is a particular favorite since it can even be used as a main course, thanks to the fact that combining potatoes and green beans turns the two into a protein. Thus you’ve got a green vegetable, a hearty …

Easy, Healthy, Main courses

Easy Pasta and Broccoli Salad

pasta and broccoli

When temperatures are hot, pasta salads thrill with their medley of textures and cool flavors. This one is kid-tested and they’ll even eat the broccoli because it’s still got crunch. A palate-pleaser for the hottest days of summer, but really anytime. Because it makes a whole lot and it’s totally delicious. Easy Pasta and Broccoli …

Easy, Good for You, Healthy

Batrik: A No-Cook Tomato Bulgur Salad

Batrik tomato bulgur salad

In the summer, no one much wants to cook. But we still like to eat, so this no-cook salad hits the spot in more ways than one. Palates tend to become jaded, dull, and sluggish in the midsummer heat, so we want things a little spicier which is why there’s a bit of heat and …

Easy, Healthy, Soup

Brown Rice and Tomato Soup

brown rice and tomato soup

While it’s not really appropriate for the low carb high fat people, this hearty brown rice and tomato soup is easy-to-make, stick-to-the-ribs deliciousness. It’s also the perfect vehicle for lots and lots of grated cheese, so you get that lovely stringy melted cheese topping on every piping hot bowl of soup. We have this often …

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, 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 …

Easy, Good for You, Healthy, Israeli food

A Cool Treat: Watermelon With Bulgarian Cheese

Watermelon with Bulgarian cheese

For a change, I offer no true recipe, as it is too hot to type! Well, thanks to a/c, that’s not really true. Nonetheless, we are not in the mood for heavy, hot foods at this juncture. Which is why we have been rediscovering the summer Middle Eastern pleasure of watermelon served with Bulgarian cheese. …

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

Matbucha: The Summer Bright Tomato and Roasted Pepper Salad

Matbucha garnished with cashew nuts

Now is when we finally get those beautiful, summer-ripened tomatoes. That is when we can rejoice in the flavor of a truly remarkable ingredient that is at its peak. And we need something like that in the summer heat. A salad like this matbucha just perks up your taste buds. Great with challah at the …

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

Slow-Roasted Salmon with Lemon and Thyme

Salmon roasted with thyme

After all that heavy holiday food, we could all stand for something a little lighter on the tummy. Something that says spring, like, for instance, salmon. This slow-roasted rendition leaves the fish mouthwateringly juicy and full of bright lemon flavor. Slow-Roasted Salmon with Lemon and Thyme Yield: 4 servings Ingredients: 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive …