Israeli Shawarma Feta Salad

Meatless Monday – a great go-to salad Shawarma, really?  During the 9 days of no meat?  This may sound a bit out of your comfort zone, but this fresh and easy Israeli Shawarma Feta Salad has warm, aromatic flavors of Shawarma without the meat.  This is a great way to incorporate some bright summer flavors … [Read more…]

Wild Salmon Sweet Potato Sliders with Garlic Chive Mayo

The Meatless Nine The 9 days before Tisha B’av are among us, and we Jews have a custom of not eating meat during this time period.  Well, luckily for me, this what I do all year long, so I have a few recipes up my sleeve to help you out – including this “Wild Salmon … [Read more…]

“Hava NaGrilla” – Philadelphia Kosher Smoke BBQ Festival recap!

Philly, here we come! On this 4th of July, America’s Independence Day, it feels appropriate to share my recap of the Philadelphia Kosher BBQ “Hava Nagrilla” festival from just nearly 2 weeks ago, where your fav team, “5 Dudes & A Vegetarian” competed! So here you go, ‘Murica – Happy Birthday! But really, what isn’t … [Read more…]

Low-carb Dinner Rolls

Playing with my food I’m always playing around with recipes, making tweaks, adding in flavors and “making it my own”, and this one is no different. I’d been reading about the combo of coconut flour and psyllium husk (buy it at Whole Foods), that it creates a light and fluffy texture, and these Low-carb dinner … [Read more…]

Lemon Coconut Almond Cake

Happy Sunday and hope you all are enjoying a great Memorial Day weekend! Even though tomorrow is most commonly a day of BBQ’s, beach and a day off, we observe this day to remember and honor the fallen who have served our country so bravely.  Just some food for thought on this holiday weekend… 🙂 … [Read more…]

Broccoli Cheddar Jalapeño Scones For Passover

Broccoli Cheddar Jalapeño Scones

Passover – Here We Come! What could possibly go wrong when you mix some broccoli florets with cheddar cheese and diced jalapeño?  I mean, how about the perfect bite?  A heaping tablespoon of yummy perfection, that tastes like broccoli cheddar soup with a spicy kick! Enter my Broccoli Cheddar Jalapeño Scones – and let the … [Read more…]

Herby Cabbage Salad – perfect for Passover!

Cabbage Salad with Parsley and Mint I know I say this every year, but how is it Pesach already?  Well, believe it or not, recipes are popping up everywhere for the perfect Passover food.  Today’s recipe is for my Herby Cabbage salad!  This salad is super refreshing on a warm spring day and very simple … [Read more…]

Lemon Coconut Halva Cookies

Halva – the Rachel way! There is something so comforting about Halva.  That rich, decadent dessert made with tahini (ground sesame seeds), butter and sugar. Cue the drooling, and welcome to my no-bake creamy, lemon coconut halva cookies! When I lived in Israel for a year after High School, I remember walking through the Shuk … [Read more…]