Creamy Avocado Salad Dressing

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Y'know what distresses me, as a food blogger? Sometimes I have a recipe that gets buried under the awesomeness of another one. Like, when there's a great cupcake recipe, and then it's dreamy frosting recipe gets buries. Shame, especially because said frosting is totally my favorite chocolate frosting. Ever. And then there was the post with mouthwateringly delicious ribs, but nobody noticed the world's best barbecue sauce that goes with it. Or with other food. Slathered over chicken cutlets on the barbecue grill this summer, for example. Oh, and did I mention my favorite salad dressing in the world - totally unique by the way - hidden inside a salad post? And that brings us to today's … [Read more...]

Barbecue Beef Ribs with Homemade Mole Barbecue Sauce

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There's a secret ingredient in these barbecue beef ribs that makes them the most succulent and tasty ribs you'll ever eat! Allow me to introduce you to my family's favorite holiday dish. Dessert? Nope. It's meat. Ribs, to be precise. No jokes. Not only do I make the best ribs in the world, but my family would probably revolt if I would try not making them for a holiday. Many have you have probably tried my ribs with homemade bourbon barbecue sauce. Smart of you - those are amazing! But bourbon isn't kosher for Passover, so I decided I had to come up with a version that I could make on Pesach. Enter my secret ingredient: cocoa powder. Yes, I am totally serious. With all the Passover … [Read more...]

Red Wine London Broil Salad + A Taste of Pesach Review and Giveaway

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Red Wine London Broil Salad makes an elegant appetizer, a delightful side, or a lighter main - making it perfect for Passover or year-round. Adapted from the hottest new cookbook, A Taste of Pesach. The hottest new Passover cookbook is the newly released A Taste of Pesach, and I'm super excited to review it today. Plus, I'm sharing an awesome steak salad from the book, and one lucky person will win a copy! A Taste of Pesach started as a fundraising campaign for a local Yeshivah. A bunch of women gathered their favorite Passover recipes together and mailed them out in the form of a pamphlet. Six years and tens of thousands of fans later, they've compiled the best of their yearly … [Read more...]

Grilled Chicken and Portobello Wraps with Garlic Mayo

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Grilled Chicken and Portobello Wraps with Garlic Mayo are a healthy supper that's easy to make and delicious to eat! So you might have guessed, based on the (in)frequency of posts lately that I've been crazy busy. Nothing new for me, you say? Well sadly, I've found myself the kind of busy where I am cooking less frequently than usual. And that means...eating or ordering out. Not the best option when you're dieting, but one of the more diet friendly options you can usually find is a grilled chicken wrap. Problem is, no matter how healthy they say it is, you just know there's gonna be hidden calories all over the place, right? Second problem, it's painful to pay a restaurant to … [Read more...]

Roasted Red Pepper Dip

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Roasted Red Pepper Dip is easy to make, is healthy and the perfect party dip! Raise your hand if you love dips. Shabbat challah and dips go together like...peanut butter and jelly? My personal favorite has always been hummus. I like the dips full of mayo too, like creamy basil dip or creamy eggplant dip. But then I went on my diet, and couldn't quite indulge in endless amounts of hummus or mayo based dips. (Who should, really? So calorie dense!) So I started making my mom's old classic - roasted red pepper dip! Here's the thing though. I grew up enjoying it, not as a healthy dip, but just as one that my siblings and I enjoyed. It wasn't until I was an adult on a diet that I realized … [Read more...]

Thai Peanut Chicken Satay and a Review and Giveaway of The Prime Grill Cookbook

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If you keep kosher and live in the New York area, chances are, you've heard of The Prime Grill. This iconic kosher restaurant has been at the forefront of upscale kosher cuisine for over 10 years. And for those of us, like me, who have never been to this restaurant, they've released a beautiful new cookbook full of delicious recipes, including some signature dishes from Chef David Kolotkin. I'm super excited to review The Prime Grill Cookbook today! Scroll past my review for a sample recipe and a chance to WIN a copy! At a first glance:  Wow, now I really want to go eat in the prime grill! The food looks delicious and it's beautifully presented. Most importantly, the chef's desire to … [Read more...]

Crispy Baked Onion Rings

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Crispy Baked Onion Rings are healthier than they look. Intrigued? Read on! Remember how last week I was craving onion rings? You might have read about it on facebook, and then later on when I mentioned it in my post. Well those who know me will not be surprised to learn that once I get an idea in my head, it doesn't leave very easily. And so onion rings were right on the top of my mind for a couple of days now. And finally I made them. But let me backtrack for a minute. I recently photographed baked onion rings for a photography job I did. (You didn't know that I do freelance photography? Now you do!) And really, that's when the cravings started. Those were baked, but still, not so … [Read more...]

Citrus Shallot Salad Dressing

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When it comes to eating food repetitively, I think there are two types of people. Those who are totally fine with it, and those who can't face the same food too often. My parents fall into the first category. They both have a habit of finding a food, cuisine, style of cooking, spice, or some other food they enjoy. Then they cook it. And cook it. And cook it again. And so many more times that people like me want to scream at the sight of the repetition. Personally, I need to vary my food. (I can't imagine you're shocked right now.) And while I definitely have old standby foods that I'll fall back on, I'll almost never eat the same food day after day after day. And when I do, you know that … [Read more...]

Roasted Jalapeno Dip

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It's funny that I am posting one of my passover recipe hits now, when so many of you have been asking me when I am starting to post recipes for Shavuot. (For those of you who don't know, Shavuot is a Jewish holiday celebrating the Torah. And it's traditional to eat delicious dairy food...like cheesecake! I've got you covered in that area...later in the week! But today I want to share this fabulous dip recipe. I made it on Passover, when I couldn't use many spices (or even the garlic) so I roasted the jalapeno to bring out more flavor. It was an amazing hit, so I knew I would make it again to photograph and post. Well when my awesome friend BL told me she was coming as a Shabbat guest, I … [Read more...]

Pretzel Crusted Chicken Fingers with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

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Today's post is going to be short, but I won't apologize. Mostly because I feel like I've been doing that far too often lately. I'm busy. You all know that. And I think many of you are very busy this week, with Purim coming and whatnot. So the good news is that I have a great dish to share today. These chicken fingers are super fun, they're easy to make, and they are a nice change for anyone looking to switch things up a bit. Oh, and did I mention how these are baked, which makes them healthier? So whether you are cooking for your Purim party (seudah), looking for a fun appetizer idea, or even an exciting weeknight dinner idea, make these. You will love them! Pretzel Crusted Chicken … [Read more...]