The Most Outrageous Matzah Ball Soup Recipe

A few years ago when I was out in Los Angeles visiting my family, my brother insisted we head to Canter’s Deli, an iconic Jewish deli that has been around since 1931. I am never one to turn down some good Jewish comfort food, and was thrilled to order a big bowl of matzah ball soup on a cool, rainy December night to share with my then 2 year old daughter. The bowl was filled to the brim with not only a larger-than-life matzah ball, but kreplach, rice and noodles. That’s right – it was a matzah ball carb fest, and it was glorious.

Posted on February 15, 2017

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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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Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup with Matzah Balls

Thanksgiving was a sacred holiday in my family growing up. There were a series of rituals, smells, sounds and foods we knew we could expect each and every year without fail. The Macy’s Day Parade on TV in the background. Pillsbury biscuits with lots of butter. Stuffed mushrooms. Glazed sweet potatoes. And at least one person lighting themselves on fire by accident.

Posted on November 10, 2015

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