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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

Super Bowl Snack – behold the “Nacho Jalapeno Cheese Crisp”!

If you’ve taken a look at your calendar lately, you might be shocked to realize that January is almost over and that could only mean one thing (well, besides the fact that winter just seems to never end and the bitter cold is here to stay). It means the SUPER BOWL is almost here! What … [Read more…]