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…]

Indian night pop-up event!

Well folks, it’s been a few weeks since Daniel and I tackled our first ever #Meatyourvegetables pop-up food event and the Indian food was a HUGE success and a big hit overall! First off, we have to thank the incredible people at Congregation Ezras Israel in West Rogers Park for their help in getting this … [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…]

2018 Chicago Kosher BBQ Competition!

The rain boots are dry, the stench of smoke has dissipated and showers and laundry and done. This could only mean one thing – the BBQ competition has wrapped up!¬† This year, we had the unforeseen pleasure of working in muddy, and VERY swampy conditions (the giant puddle was affectionately known as “Lake Q”). It’s … [Read more…]