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...]

Sauteed Snow Peas and Mushrooms with Shallots and Red Wine

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Well hello there friends. It's been a while. I missed you all, and I missed my kitchen. But after weeks of cooking non-stop for passover, I could barely face my kitchen. Take out and freezer food became my best friends, especially as I worked overtime at work, trying to catch up. And yesterday, I was finally ready to get back to my kitchen and cook. I started chopping shallots to prepare this old favorite of mine, and fell back into a rhythm of relaxed cooking that I haven't felt in a while. And as I finished off the dish, I suddenly remembered that this is one of the reasons I started my blog. I first made these snow peas about two years ago. Maybe two and a half. I don't remember. What … [Read more...]

Chicken in Mushroom Sauce

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I've been saving this recipe for ages. Why, you ask? Well, I don't really know. It's one of my favorite recipes to make, it's totally versatile, it's a meal in a pot, it's gluten free and I need to go on? I was going to post this forever-ago, then I got side tracked with stuff like purim and I kinda forgot about this recipe. Then I cooked it for supper tonight (it's simmering on my stove right now and it smells amazing and I was all oh. I never posted this recipe. And then I realized how passover friendly this recipe is, and I knew it was going to have to get featured. Regarding passover (who gets all stressed out when I start discussing Passover? Just me?), this recipe's … [Read more...]

Quinoa and Spinach Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

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Let's talk about a pet peeve of mine. I probably mentioned this here before, but it's my blog, and I'll kvetch if I want to. Why in the world to people have this idea that healthy food and good food are mutually exclusive? Listen to me folks. Let me say it loud and clear (or type it nice and bold. Work with me here): Good food can and should taste good! I think I have proven this a bunch of times here. Take my Spicy Zucchini Sticks, for example. They are healthy, but they are also boldly flavored, insanely delicious and kinda addictive. Or what about my Healthy Breaded Cauliflower? Ok, so they have some whole wheat bread crumbs, so some of you might not find them healthy enough, but for … [Read more...]

Mushroom Beef Sliders and a Review and Giveaway of CHIC Made Simple

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Giveaway Closed! I'm super excited to be reviewing another fabulous and hot new kosher cookbook, CHIC Made Simple. The author, Esther Deutch, actually writes for the same magazine as me, Ami Living's Whisk magazine. Oddly enough, I didn't meet her until Kosher Fest, when we practically bumped into each-other. "You're Overtime Cook?!" She exclaimed. "I am such a fan." Well. After an introduction like that, I couldn't wait to see her beautiful cookbook and try some of the recipes. At a First Glance: CHIC Made Simple is beautiful. And I am not talking simply about the pictures (which are really nice!). This book is big, hard covered, and really nice all around. Every page has a recipe … [Read more...]

Kasha with Onions and Mushrooms…and a Cookbook Review

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Often when I read cookbooks, I make mental notes such as "I'll make this when I have lots of spare time" or "I'll make this when I have guests and don't want to serve something too dietetic." Rarely do I read cookbooks thinking "I must make this!" and "Wow I really want to try that!" Those of you that have been reading this blog for a while know this already, but for those who don't, let me explain how I cook: super fattening and over-indulgent desserts which I don't touch because I am perpetually on a diet and then I make relatively healthy real food, which is what I eat because I am perpetually on a diet. Pay attention.  Back to cookbooks, here's why that was important to know: I finally … [Read more...]