Rachel’s Purim Seudah Menu Idea: smoked salmon deviled eggs, mini mushroom frittatas with harissa mayo dipping sauce, lemon poppyseed coconut hamantaschen

Deviled eggs with smoked salmon and capers

Here we go!¬† Purim seudah time! Last year I made a bold and insanely spicy “drunken noodles”, because…you know…Purim. ūüôā¬† This year, I thought of a bit more simple foods to put on the menu – more of an appetizer meal.¬† I’m a big fan of serving little salads and dips, a little scoop of … [Read more…]

Low carb lemon poppyseed coconut hamantashen

I know this year is just flying by already, but who can believe the “P” holiday is almost here?!¬† No, I’m not talking about Pesach – though that too is around the corner, but Purim comes first!¬† So what better time to whip out a new hamantaschen recipe! Lately I’ve been on a “lemon poppyseed” … [Read more…]

Healthy Superbowl Snack – Almond Butter Snickerdoodle Cookies

Almond Butter Snickerdoodle cookies

It’s no surprise here that before February rolls around, many of us start brainstorming what to make for our Superbowl parties.¬† If you’re like me, usually you bounce around to about 2 or 3 potluck parties and it’s always¬†quite the “show”¬†to see who is bringing what and how spicy their dish is.¬† Good time to … [Read more…]

Pizza Challenge! (the Rachel version)

…And we’re BACK!¬† It’s been so busy here, but we’re back to bring you some new “food challenges”.¬† First up?¬† PIZZA!¬† This one could be harder than it seems.¬† I tend to overthink my food and sometimes it’s better to just stick with the classics instead of going so over-the-top that it’s just too pretentious … [Read more…]

Meals and Mitzvot!

Well, we’ve made through Rosh Hashanah! ¬†It’s officially the year 5778 and I want to wish all of our readers a Shana Tova¬†U’metikah – ¬†and here’s to this year being full of health, happiness, love, laughter and LOTS of good food! ¬†And that got me thinking. ¬†As we are now in the 10 days of … [Read more…]

Spicy Slaw with Pickled Jicama and Creamy Salsa Verde Dressing

Jicama Slaw

Welcome back from the Passover craziness! It feels like the Seder meals were forever ago, am I right? ¬†Well, back to the swing of things, and this latest challenge ingredient is “Jicama”, also commonly known as a Mexican turnip. ¬†I think it tastes somewhere in between an apple and a potato. ¬†I love the versatility … [Read more…]