I am often asked for suggestions for Thanksgiving side dishes. This recipe for roasted autumn vegetables is one of my favorite side dishes to make for Thanksgiving and other festive autumn and winter get-togethers. It has a beautiful array or autumn tastes, textures, and colors and is a great accompaniment to turkey, chicken, or beef. [...]
Spaghetti squash is known as a vibrant fall/winter vegetable, but it really is a fruit. Botanically speaking, spaghetti squash as well as other squashes such as pumpkin and zucchini are fruit since they develop from flowers and contain seeds. However, from a culinary point of view, spaghetti squash is treated as a vegetable in its [...]
Stuffed foods are a tradition for Sukkot. In keeping with the concept of abundance and plenitude, stuffed meats, poultry, fruits, and vegetables are often served as a meal in the Sukkah. A colorful medley of bell peppers, filled to the brim with brown and wild rice pilaf is the quintessential side dish to serve on [...]
Looking for a special side dish for your Rosh Hashanah menu? You will love these tasty, nutritious, quick and easy hasselback baby sweet potatoes that make such an impressive presentation. 6 baby sweet potatoes or the smallest you can find canola oil salt and pepper cinnamon melted honey Preheat oven to 425 degrees. [...]
This is my version of Tsimmes--a traditional Ashkenazi Jewish dish of stewed vegetables and dried fruits. It has sweet overtones to evoke a Sweet New Year. "Tsimmes" is Yiddish for "fuss". This Tsimmes comes together quickly and is not too "fussy".
My family just loves this veggie chopped liver, which I like to serve in apple flowers. I’ve made some changes to the recipe, which is from The Kosher Palette, Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy.
It’s July! While we’re thinking in red, white and blue, we want to spend as little time as possible in the kitchen and to keep it cool. Here are a trio of appetizers in red, white and blue that are healthy, no bake and quick and easy to make. The fresh tomato and basil topping [...]
We Americans are an independent lot. Imbued with free spirits, we embrace individuality, creativity, and self reliance. Since we so admire the self-made, do-it-yourself attribute, a burger bar is the way to go for your July Fourth festivities. Essentially, you will provide your guests with burgers and all the fixings, so that they can create [...]
I love ratatouille, a classic vegetable stew hailing from the Provencal region of southern France near the Mediterranean Sea. To make these colorful and healthy veggie stacks, I used many of the seasonal vegetables and flavorings you would find in a ratatouille—eggplant, zucchini, peppers, tomatoes and onions, infused with olive oil and fragrant with garlic [...]
Halibut is my go-to fish for grilling season. It is a mild white fish with a firm, meaty texture that holds up well on the barbecue. I marinate the halibut in a soy honey mixture infused with citrus juices, and brush on the reserved marinade to glaze the fish while grilling. I like to serve [...]