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, [...]

Passover Mini Omelet Soufflés

2022-04-03T21:34:59-04:00April 3rd, 2022|Categories: Breakfast/Brunch, Cooking Light, Food Columns, Passover, Vegetarian|

A few weeks ago I wrote a food column for the Essex Fells Magazine about mini omelet soufflés, and posted them on my Instagram account and my website.  Since the ingredients for these mini omelet soufflés are Passover friendly, here they are again. They are low fat, low calorie, vegetarian, healthy, yet tasty and indulgent.  [...]

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 [...]

Vegetarian Lasagne

2021-05-13T18:12:52-04:00May 13th, 2021|Categories: Dairy, Shavuot, Vegetarian|

Vegetarian lasagna is one of my favorite dairy dishes. Golden brown and bubbling, the finished casserole yields a heavenly commingling of alternating layers of pasta, tomato sauce, sautéed vegetables and melted cheeses—a dairy dish sure to please both young and old alike. 10 ounces lasagna noodles* (about 12 noodles), slightly undercooked and spread on [...]

Spinach Ricotta Gnocchi

2021-05-13T18:12:13-04:00May 13th, 2021|Categories: Dairy, Shavuot, Vegetarian|

Here’s another tasty dairy option for Shavuot. Ricotta gnocchi are the faster, easier, and, some would say, tastier counterpart to potato gnocchi. If you’ve avoided making pasta or gnocchi recipes because of elaborate instructions and techniques, you’re in for a treat with this recipe, which will give you the satisfaction of making a home made [...]

Eggplant Parmesan

2021-05-20T13:39:57-04:00May 13th, 2021|Categories: Dairy, Shavuot, Vegetarian|

The Jewish holiday Shavuot begins at sunset this Sunday, May 16 and ends at sunset on Tuesday, May 18. Shavuot is also known as the Jewish Festival of Weeks and it commemorates the anniversary of the giving of the Torah. There are many traditions associated with this lovely holiday such as reading The Book of [...]

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 [...]