Perfect Passover Snack: Medjool Date Energy Bars

Get creative this Passover with some vegan, gluten-free and kosher-for-Passover fruit and nut bars! Dense and chewy, they’re similar to Lara bars. They’re packed with dates, which are full of natural sugar and potassium. The combination of nuts, dried fruit and coconut will be sure to keep your “hanger” at bay. If you’re like me, snacks like these come in handy as a mid-morning snack–breakfast only gets you so far.

Posted on April 25, 2016

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Creamy Non-Dairy Asparagus Soup Recipe

Veering off the matzah path towards plenty of fresh veggies is an easy way to stay healthy and feel satisfied during the eight days of Passover. I like to serve vegetable soups to take the edge off that inevitable and inexplicable hunger we sometimes feel when we have, uh, matzah belly. Eating plenty of fresh greens takes the cue from one of the Hebrew names for Pesach, Chag Ha’aviv, or spring festival. With symbols of rebirth and new beginnings front and center on the seder plate, consider including green veggies and herbs as often as possible.

Posted on April 12, 2016

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Passover Pecan Pie Bites Recipe

My little sister April and I loved to play a game called “Big Sister Little Sister.” Whoever was the big sister would make an elaborate snack for the other. The little sister also got to be the royal princess for the evening and would lounge in my parent’s bed—our magical fortress. We were not really allowed to be in my parent’s room or eat in their bed but when they were out, the house was ours and their bed was our castle. When it was my turn I would create elaborate dishes that I meticulously prepared, after all I was 9.

Posted on March 22, 2016

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Braised Leeks with Thyme and Pomegranate

I never try new dishes when I am serving guests. But last year I found myself at the market just days before Rosh Hashanah and spotted the most beautiful leeks. While leeks are not an ingredient that I cook with often, they were calling out to me and I knew I needed to use them for our holiday meal, even despite my fear that the dish might be a huge flop. The recipe was a big hit with all fifteen of my guests and so I wanted to share this simple, symbolic and delicious side dish.

Posted on September 9, 2015

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