Healthy Shabbat Recipe: Sweet and Sour Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash

My 4-year-old previously meatball-loving child, has recently decided, in fact, she does not like meatballs any longer. Or tomato sauce.  My husband does not like spaghetti squash. And I am trying to cut back on my carbs just a smidge. In short, dinner is becoming harder and harder to coordinate. So when I made sweet and sour meatballs for the first time recently and they were devoured, I knew we had a winner.

Posted on January 11, 2017

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Cauliflower Steak with Tahini and Pine Nuts Recipe

We were so lucky to have our sister Rebecca and her family stay with us all summer this year. Having them here cooking for Shabbat every week was such a treat, especially since Rebecca and her husband are both such good cooks! Every Friday night, the table as filled with delicious salatim (Hebrew for salads) and appetizers filled with an array of Israeli flavors.

Posted on November 2, 2016

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Scrumptious Sweet Potato Hummus Recipe

If you are looking for a light, healthy appetizer to brighten your Sukkot table, this sweet potato hummus is bursting with flavor. Because of its high protein and fiber content, it will help control your appetite and mood. My 450-pound ad man dad named it the caviar of hummus — exclaiming that it was almost illegal for something so nutritious to be this delicious. “All the ‘gusto’ without all the Jewish guilt,” my dad complimented,  paraphrasing his award-winning slogan for Schlitz Beer and my 11-year-old, culinary skills. 

Posted on October 19, 2016

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Spiced Lamb and Butternut Squash Burekas Recipe

By the time Sukkot arrives, and we are three weeks into nonstop Jewish holiday mode, some people might be a little tired of cooking. I don’t blame those people one bit. But Sukkot is probably my favorite holiday of the season to cook for – I love sitting outdoors in the brisk autumn air, enjoying harvest-inspired dishes with friends and family.

Posted on October 11, 2016

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