Kasha with Bow Tie Pasta (Kasha Varnishkes)

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This delicious recipe is one introduced to me by my friend, Felissa, at a holiday pot luck. This is a traditional dish that she makes for Jewish holidays. Since being introduced to it, it is a traditional dish that I make whenever I desire a tasty pasta dish with a bit more depth. This simple combination of kasha, pasta, onions and mushrooms creates a main dish that will fill you up and leave Continue Reading

Easy Potato Latkes


I love a good latke! Latkes, Bubbie's brisket and matzo ball soup are three of the best parts of Hanukkah. In my opinion, they win out over the jelly doughnuts and presents, but come in a close second to spending time with family. Food is a big part of most Jewish holidays. If the holiday doesn't involve a fast, then it surely involves a table full of delectable, and not-so-healthy foods. Continue Reading

Light and Fluffy Matzo Ball Soup


Matzo ball soup is the perfect comfort food. The light broth warms your soul while the hearty matzo balls leave you feeling full and happy. As a matter of fact, it is often referred to as Jewish penicillin (especially when made with chicken).   To achieve a light and fluffy texture, I use baking powder in my matzo ball soup recipe. If you prefer a denser matzo ball, feel free to leave Continue Reading

Best Homemade Baked Beans You’ll Ever Taste {Vegan}


Baked beans are one of my favorite comfort foods. I admit that I will even happily eat them out of a can at times. But nothing beats homemade baked beans. In this recipe, six simple and pure ingredients meld to create a hearty but sweet flavor with just a hint of savory to round it out. The hardest part of this recipe is the wait. The very best homemade baked beans take time, and these are no Continue Reading

Pureed Ginger Vegetable Soup


Are you looking for a great way to get more vegetables in your diet? Start your meal with this delicious alternative to a salad. This simple recipe can be modified to use whatever vegetables you have on hand (including leftovers). A healthy recipe that also gives you a great use for your vegetable leftovers? You can't beat that. There are  many great ways that you can put your own twist on Continue Reading

Perfect “Hard-Boiled” Eggs in the Oven


I love hard-boiled eggs.  They are easy and delicious, and you can eat them for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack. I especially like them by themselves or on salads. I am trying to make better food choices, and I find that having hard-boiled eggs in the fridge makes that easier. I have seen the pins on Pinterest about baking eggs in the shell, and I have wanted to try it for about a year now. Continue Reading

Quinoa and Spaghetti Squash Casserole


What a week! It started out with me and the kids having colds. Then my youngest's "giant boo boo" got infected and he started antibiotics... which resulted in us finding out, the hard way, that he is allergic to penicillin. Around the time that he broke out in head-to-toe hives, he also caught a virus. A little later in the week, we found out that my oldest has 20/70 vision and astigmatisms. Continue Reading