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 When I originally made this dish, I set out to make my Honey Glazed Garlic and Ginger Sugar Snaps.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...]

Broccoli and Quinoa Salad with Asian Vinaigrette

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So I know that we've discussed the crazy sources of my recipes a few times before, but we should probably discuss it again today. The idea for this recipe struck late one night. And by late, I don't mean my usual 1-am-still-baking-cookies late. I mean almost asleep kind of late. And for those of you who know me...that's late! So I opened up one eye, opened up the notes app on my iphone, and typed "quinoa + broccoli salad." And it's been in the back of my brain ever since. At first, I was going to go with a traditional broccoli salad type dressing, but with added quinoa. Then I decided to take the flavors in a different direction. I settled on an asian-inspired dressing, and I am thrilled … [Read more...]

Dijon Roasted Broccoli

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Have you ever read something that was so ludicrous, so insane, so out of place, that you read and re-read it before you were able to figure out that you aren't the crazy one? If you have never had the pleasure of encountering something quite this hilariously crazy, let me tell you about what happened to me last week. It's started out pretty normal. A request for a quote came to my company, it landed on my desk. I briefly noticed that it wasn't from a customer I recognized, so I stuck it on the back of my pile of work. I finally got to this quote request, and started to read a list of items. Before we go forward, I'd like to note, for those who don't know this yet, that I sell electronics. … [Read more...]

Zucchini and Broccoli Soup

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I think that every time I post a soup recipe, I precede it with a long introduction about my love of soups. Are you tired of the introduction yet? Because if not, I can totally talk about it again. Or I can steer you to the other soup recipes on this blog. And in place of an introduction, I can go on a little rant about the New iPod. Don't get me wrong. I'm typing this on my iPhone, and really love all things apple. But! Here's what I don't get- why the lines outside electronics retailers on Release Day? Let's say you have the 500+ bucks to drop on a new iPad, and have been waiting excitedly for the new release. Would it kill you to wait until the next day, or even a week? Or sell your … [Read more...]

Broccoli Kugel Muffins


I recently posed the question on twitter: "how does one describe broccoli kugel to non-Kosher eating folks?" For someone like me, who grew up eating kosher, Jewish style foods, kugel is a no-brainer. But when you stop and think about it, try to determine how one can define kugel, it gets infinitely complicated. Is it a side dish? Maybe. Is it savory? Occasionally. A sweet dish? Can be. Something eaten on Shabbos (sabbath)? Often times. Is there one blanket definition of kugel? Sadly not. So while my Jewish readers will probably know exactly what a broccoli kugel is, it may be perplexing to my non-Jewish readers. What exactly is a broccoli kugel, you may be asking yourself. Well, according … [Read more...]