Tomato Pomegranate Salad

The Jewish New Year I can’t believe we’re here. Rosh Hashanah, is just ONE WEEK AWAY! Surely that means your ovens are fired up, tablecloths are freshly laundered and you’re ready to cook up a storm for the Jewish New Year. Oh, and don’t call me Shirley. 🙂 As the tradition goes on Rosh Hashanah … [Read more…]

Cocoa Nib Biscotti

My Happy Place Does reading cookbooks make you happy like it does for me?  I could spend hours flipping through the pages, imagining how I could put my own spin on the recipes. A few weeks ago, I came across Laura Frankel’s “Jewish Cooking for All Seasons” that was tucked away in my bookshelf.  The … [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…]

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…]

Spicy Moroccan Salmon with Pickle Slaw

Want to impress your guests at your next Shabbat meal?  How about a new spin on the good ‘ole classic Gefilte Fish and try my Spicy Moroccan Salmon with my Pickle Slaw – chock full of aromatic spices, sweet and spicy pickles with a good kick of acid, this will definitely be a big hit … [Read more…]