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 hamantashen 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…]

Review: Backyard BBQ & Brew in Surfside, FL


 Upon walking into¬†Mendel‚Äôs joint, Backyard BBQ and Brew, the first impression I got was a cool and hip ambiance with a laid back attitude, a place to chill with amazing food and drinks. The artfully decorated walls displaying just a sampling of¬†Mendel‚Äôs awards from various BBQ competitions that he has been competing in for only … [Read more…]