Israeli 7-Layer Mosaic Spread

2022-05-05T10:07:26-04:00May 5th, 2022|Categories: Appetizers, Side Dishes, Vegetables, Vegetarian|

This Israeli Seven Layer Mosaic Spread has become my new go-to dish when I’m looking for an hors d’oeuvre or appetizer that’s fun and festive and visually appealing.  It features two popular Middle Eastern spreads:  Hummus—made with mashed chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic—and Baba ghanoush, made with baked or grilled eggplant, [...]

Veggie Burgers

2022-05-02T14:11:21-04:00May 2nd, 2022|Categories: Cooking Light, Food Columns, Pasta, Rice, Grains, Vegetables, Vegetarian|

Here’s a great recipe for veggie burgers.  Composed of healthy veggies, grains, and beans, these burgers are sure to please the vegetarians.   Tasty, wholesome, and filling burgers, the meat eaters may come around and enjoy one of these as well.  I like to serve my veggie burgers on my homemade buns with curly lettuce, tomatoes, [...]

Eggplant Parmesan

2021-10-15T11:28:44-04:00October 13th, 2021|Categories: Pasta, Rice, Grains, Uncategorized, Vegetables, Vegetarian|

March 2016 Last October, during our travels in Tuscany, Italy, my husband and I boarded a train in Florence and headed 29 miles southeast to the charming medieval town, Figline Valdarno, to take a private cooking class with one of the great chefs of Tuscany--Claudio Piantini.  It was just the two of us with Chef [...]

Tsimmes

2021-08-30T10:40:11-04:00August 30th, 2021|Categories: Rosh Hashanah, Side Dishes, Vegetables|

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".

Baked Spaghetti Squash with Braised Garlic Tomato Sauce and Roasted Cauliflower

2020-02-27T15:17:59-05:00February 27th, 2020|Categories: Cooking Light, Food Columns, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian|Tags: , |

As I write this column it is late January of the New Year and the new decade.   Many of us have made some New Year’s resolutions that are still intact. Among the top resolutions is—no surprise here—eating healthy.  If you’re still in healthy eating mode for 2020, then this recipe for baked spaghetti squash is [...]

Summer Sweet Corn Soup

2019-11-09T11:13:16-05:00August 1st, 2014|Categories: Food Columns, Soups, Vegetables, Vegetarian|Tags: , |

Summertime and the livin’ is easy…and the corn is sweet and bountiful.  As residents of New Jersey, we are blessed with some of the best corn in the country. New Jersey’s sweet corn is one of the reasons for its well-deserved “Garden State” moniker. Sweet corn is in season from May to September.  While the [...]

Zucchini Pie

2019-11-09T11:09:09-05:00May 1st, 2014|Categories: Appetizers, Breakfast/Brunch, Food Columns, Pies, Tarts and Tortes, Side Dishes, Vegetables, Vegetarian|Tags: |

Here is a tasty recipe for a quiche-like vegetable pie that lends credence to the saying “easy as pie.” Once you’ve prepped all the ingredients, you simply place them in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade and process until smooth.  The mixture is then poured into a prepared pie plate [...]

Thanksgiving Cornucopia of Roasted Vegetables

2019-08-26T11:07:36-04:00November 1st, 2013|Categories: Food Columns, Side Dishes, Thanksgiving, Vegetables, Vegetarian|Tags: , |

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.  [...]