Chicken Packets with Spinach and Peppers {Guest Post}

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 Chicken Packets with Spinach and Peppers are an easy-to-make, family-friendly recipe that's healthy too! Over the next couple of months, as I race to finish my cookbook and get it out to you, you'll be seeing a couple more guest posts than usual, as my foodie friends step in to share recipes with you while I'm busy! Today's post is from Daniella Silver. You probably don't know her name, but you're about to. Daniella's new cookbook The Silver Platter, is due for release on May 6th. Here's the story behind the story: Daniella and I first met two years ago through Norene Gilletz, who has partnered with her on this cookbook. When Norene told me that Daniella was working on her first … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy BBQ Tofu

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This Quick and Easy BBQ Tofu recipe is flavorful, easy to make and healthy! This post is sponsored by The Soyfoods Association of North America. Thank you for supporting the brands I love that help make this blog possible. ***Before we start – have you signed up for my email newsletters? You’ll get new recipes, cooking tips, menu suggestions, kitchen deals  – and more! Click here to signup.*** Did you know that April is National Soyfoods Month? Well, I didn't either until recently, but I have to say, I find it very appropriate because after Passover, when people have spent the week eating (too much) chicken and meat, it's good to have some lightened up, healthful meals featuring … [Read more...]

Zucchini Chicken Pinwheels for a #PassoverPotluck

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Healthy, easy and delicious - these Zucchini Chicken Pinwheels are about to become your new favorite chicken dish! Best of all? It's kosher for passover! ***Before we start – have you signed up for my email newsletters? You’ll get new recipes, cooking tips, menu suggestions, kitchen deals  – and more! Click here to sign-up.*** I know you're all looking for exciting new Passover recipes. Last week's roundup of over 100 Delicious Passover Recipes has already been viewed nearly 100,000 times(!!), so trust me...you're not alone in your search! Well, if you've looked through that list and planned your menus, I hope you've saved some space on your menu for at least one more delicious … [Read more...]

Grilled Chicken and Grapefruit Salad

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Grilled Chicken and Grapefruit Salad is loaded with savory, tart and sweet flavors - making the perfect healthy meal! It's time to talk about grapefruits, guys. You all know I have my favorites when it comes to food, and grapefruits is top of the list. If it's winter, you're pretty much guaranteed to find a grapefruit or three in my refrigerator. That's why I'm super excited to tell you all about Florida Grapefruits. I could tell you all kinds of useful things about grapefruits from Florida. Like how they are at their sweetest and most juicy just when other fruits are out of season - between the months of January and March. I could also tell you about how grapefruits make a really … [Read more...]

Butternut Squash Tomato Soup

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Thick, filling and hearty, this Butternut Squash Tomato soup is great winter comfort food.  ***Before we start – have you signed up for my email newsletters? You’ll get new recipes, cooking tips, menu suggestions, kitchen deals  – and more! Click here to signup.*** Looking to start 2015 off with some healthy recipes? Looking for warm, comforting recipes to get you through the cold winter? Looking for easy recipes that taste great? Love soups of any sort? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I'm here with your new favorite recipe: Butternut Squash Tomato Soup. So, we've been through this before: I. Love. Soups. I know it's not a new story, which is why it's … [Read more...]

Air Fried French Fries and an Air Fryer Review and Giveaway

Air Fryer Review: Air Fried French Fries

Air Fryer Review - can fat free french fries taste as good as the real kind? ***Before we start – have you signed up for my email newsletters? You’ll get new recipes, cooking tips, menu suggestions, kitchen deals  – and more! Click here to signup.*** Scroll to the end of the post for a giveaway! I first heard about the concept of an air fryer a couple of months ago, and was kinda intrigued. But as Hanukkah approached, and frying is weighing (hehe, excuse the pun) on people's minds, loads and loads of my more health conscious readers have been asking what I thought of air fryers. Do they work? Is air-fried food as good as fat-fried food? Well I couldn't answer these questions … [Read more...]

Roasted Butternut Squash Orzo Salad

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Roasted Butternut Squash Orzo Salad with pomegranate seeds and a tangy dressing is the perfect seasonal side dish! ***Have you signed up for email newsletters from Overtime Cook? Don't miss out - click here to sign up!*** I think I meant to write an introduction to this Roasted Butternut Squash Orzo Salad - all about how it is seasonal, easy to make, and a perfect side dish for Thanksgiving. But when I sit here trying to think of something to say, the only thing that comes to mind is how this salad is insanely satisfying and filling. Seriously. There's something about the salty, sweet and spicy flavors of this dish that come together to start a party in your mouth that makes this … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Fried Rice

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Quick and Easy Fried Rice is a yummy side dish that takes just minutes to make!   Excuse me for a minute while I go all nostalgic on you here, but I grew up with this dish, so it's really exciting to share Daddy's Quick and Easy Fried Rice and Eggs with you all. My father made it all the time when I was growing up - and it's no wonder! If you have leftover rice (or you can make extra rice when making some for a different dish) you can transform it into a yummy side dish.  My father used to do it as a real spur-of-the-moment thing. "Oh look - leftover rice from supper? Let's make lunch for tomorrow!" With just a few minutes of prep and simple ingredients, this is bound to become your … [Read more...]

Skinny Iced Vanilla Latte

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Indulge yourself without too many calories or spending too much money with this Skinny Iced Vanilla Latte! Why, you might be wondering, am I posting a summery-looking, iced drink - NOW - just as the heaters are coming on, the sweatshirts are coming out of the closet, and the days are getting shorter and colder. Well, let me assure you, I have a very good reason. Well, maybe it's not very good, but I do have a reason. I love cold drinks. Summer, spring, winter, fall. It doesn't matter what the temperature is, I love my iced tea, my ice cold soda, and even my coffee is better over ice. Besides, I know that after a ton of holidays and way too much fattening food, many of you are probably … [Read more...]

Roasted Sesame Broccoli

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Roasted Sesame Broccoli is a quick, easy, and tasty side dish! The way I've always cooked for holidays like Sukkot is to prepare all of the freezer-friendly dishes well in advance, then last minute, I prepare some veggie sides, which don't freeze well. If you're looking for quick and easy veggie sides to add to your Sukkos menus, I've got just the thing for you: Roasted Sesame Broccoli. When I originally made this dish, I set out to make my Honey Glazed Garlic and Ginger Sugar Snaps. I know, it's quite a stretch to get from there to Roasted Sesame Broccoli, but let me tell you how that happened. My sister asked me to make a vegetable side dish for Rosh Hashanah (I was her guest). I … [Read more...]