Ultimate Whole Wheat Challah Recipe

Ultimate Honey Whole Wheat Challah

Get ready for Rosh Hashanah or Shabbat with the Ultimate Whole Wheat Challah Recipe. This post is sponsored by Red Star Yeast. Thank you for supporting the brands I love and use in my own kitchen, and that help me continue to share free recipes with you. From the day I started this blog, there's one recipe that I've gotten request after request after request for. And somehow, the time never came to share said recipe. Until today. Let me back-track. When I'm dieting carefully, one of the things I avoid completely is white flour, which means that I've eaten a whole lot of whole wheat bread over the years. After trying numerous kinds, I discovered that most whole wheat bread falls … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Hawaiian Chicken Burgers

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Flavorful, moist and low fat - three great reasons to enjoy these Hawaiian Chicken Burgers! Ladies and gentlemen! Step right up please and meet your newest favorite supper: The Hawaiian Chicken Burger! I've been dreaming of Hawaiian Chicken Burgers for, oh, about a year now. I've made variations of it before (see my instagram profile from about a year ago!) but finally perfected this recipe. And now I can share it with you. Let me tell you - ground chicken can get pretty dried out in the cooking process, but not when you add all the good stuff that this recipe has. These burgers are moist and full of flavor. Plus they're easy, which I know is so important to all of you. Grill some … [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...]

My Weight Loss Journey with Start Fresh: Week 6

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My first week of my Weight Loss Journey with Start Fresh - phase 2 - is over. And the result is... Yep, I lost another 2 pounds! I am through the moon with excitement over that. I am down a total of 13 pounds since starting, my clothes are getting too big on me, and I feel GREAT! The second phase of Start Fresh is called Start Fresh Program for Life. It's meant to be a diet program you can follow in the long run...and I totally see it working for me. The program allows for some more choices than it did in the previous weeks, bread, pasta, all in limited amounts. It also gives you daily "StarSaver" points - which you can use to have small amounts of treats, or save up and have one big … [Read more...]

Coffee Crinkle Cookies

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These coffee crinkle cookies have no butter or margarine, but they do have an incredible texture and they're packed with flavor! Have we discussed recently just how much I adore coffee? Seriously, I like to say that it's coffee running through my veins - not blood. And while part of what I love about my beloved coffee is the caffeine, the buzz, the liquid energy, I also love the flavor. No, I really do. So much so, in fact, that I've even had decaf coffee a couple of times in my life. I know, crazy, right? But what can I say, coffee is just so awesome. So. Naturally, for a flavor this good, this beloved, I needed to come up with a rocking cookie...because, cookie. And boy did I come up … [Read more...]