2014 Here I Come!

It seems as though I took an unintentional two-month hiatus. At the end of November we moved and then the holidays hit and we didn’t have an oven (which is getting replaced next week). All that to say, I’m back! The next few months will be equally busy as work kicks back into full gear…

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…

Antipasto Caesar Salad

Over the course of a recent weekend, I felt like I ate a lot of carbs (pizza, bagels, sandwiches). I just can’t eat the same amount I used to – I’m getting old. I’m not gluten free, but I’ve noticed I reach carb overload a lot sooner! To counteract the carb-bomb feeling, I adapted a…

Lentil Quinoa Salad

Summer is around the corner and everyone’s always looking for a good salad to bring to their next picnic. Or this is great to make on Sunday and eat for lunch the rest of the week. It’s filling, fresh, healthy and really good. You could adapt it a but by adding sauteed eggplant, chopped tomatoes…

Bulghur Pilaf with Chickpeas and Tomatoes (Bulghur bi Banadoura)

Hooray for making lunch ahead of time! Making big salads at the beginning of each week makes making lunch easy. I’m already running fast enough out the door with my espresso cup half-full, let alone thinking about what to make for lunch! So this turned out to be a super easy and wonderful lunch-salad-option! It…