Tu BiShvat Challenge: Mergez Stuffed Dates Wrapped in Beef Bacon

Bacon Wrapped Dates

This coming Monday is Tu BiShvat, the Rosh Hashanah (New Years) for trees. Sort of an Abrahamic Arbor Day. Rachel has challenged me to come up with a date based recipe in honor of  Tu BiShvat.There is a custom to eat fruits from the Shiv’at HaMinim, the seven special species that Israel is known for … [Read more…]

Raw Walnut Tacos

The Challenge A few months ago, my co-worker texted me asking if I could give her some ideas for high-protein recipes (per instructions with her nutritionist), with the caveat of no meat, no tofu (but dairy is okay). My first question to her “what about nuts?” – and yes, luckily those were on the “do” … [Read more…]

Gluten-Free Honey Muffins & Ginger Maple Apple Chips For Rosh Hashanah

GF honey muffins

Happy Tuesday!  Hope ya’ll had a great Labor Day weekend! And what was I up to on the stormy last-official-summer day? Well since Rosh Hashanah starts this upcoming Sunday night, I thought I’d get my bake on!  On today’s menu – ginger maple apple chips and gluten-free honey muffins!  Even though I’m not eating many apples … [Read more…]

Baingan Bharta – Indian Eggplant Dip (and Cookbook Giveaway)!

Indian Baingan Bharta

I’ve been on a MAJOR okra kick right now, which works well in this Indian classic. You’re probably thinking, “wait, isn’t this an eggplant dish”.  And you’d be right.  But first let me back up and profess my new found love for okra first. I know okra gets a bad rap – that weird, slimy … [Read more…]