Spinach Mushroom + Onion Quiche

Nine days ago our nephew Noah was born! He is the first nephew/grandchild in the family and we are so in love and excited. My brother Jeremy and his wife returned from the hospital after two nights and are settling into their new life with their baby boy. As aunt and sister to the growing…

Fig Tomato Arugula Salad

Two weeks ago we spent the week at the beach. This past week we spent the week at my parents because construction unexpectedly began in our house after some other unexpected flooding two months ago. We finally “moved back in,” as it were, to our place tonight and it felt so good to be home….

Kale Soba Noodle Salad

When I told James I was joining a Mahjong group he asked, “What are you, the Future Old Jewish Grandmothers of America?” We like to start early. We meet once a month and each person who hosts the game also provides the food.  As a group of Jewish women, we take the food part seriously….

Thai Grilled Tofu Kale Salad

The first time I heard about a “massaged kale” salad, I didn’t believe it to be true. What do you do? Massage the kale? [Pause] Yes, in fact, that’s exactly what you do. De-stem it, chop it and massage. Kale – in it’s many varieties – is a tough, leafy green that is packed with…

Moroccan Braised Lentils + Lamb Meatballs

Summer is here! My first vacation of the season started last weekend in Miami at the Canyon Ranch Resort and Spa with my mom. The resort, the spa, the breeze, the food – everything was amazing. We sat by the pool for lunch and overlooked the ocean at dinner (and of course, we started with…

Black-Eyed Pea Cakes

Happy Twenty thirteen! Celebrate with black-eyed peas and collard greens. At least that’s what we do in the south. A tradition which grew out of starving Confederate mouths. Confederate soldiers lived on black-eyed peas while they were waiting for the Civil War to cease. Now we eat them with greens, tomatoes or corn bread, hoping…

Latkes (aka Potato Pancakes) + a cookbook

Hannukah 2012 is over, but it’s never too late to share the latest holiday recipes to use for next year. These latkes are slightly different from the recipe I posted a few years ago, adding fresh herbs, a different kind of potato and…that’s about it! As with any latke, top with applesauce or plain greek…

Applesauce

Happy Hannukah! You can’t celebrate Hannukah without a bite of latkes + applesauce. This year, instead of getting store bought applesauce, treat yourself to this deliciousness. It takes no effort and you’ll have plenty for all eight nights, and beyond. Even if you don’t celebrate Hannukah, this would make a great side dish around the…