Category Archives: Sides

Matbucha

Budget Tip #1: Waste Not, Want Not I had some tomatoes and peppers that were starting to look over the hill, not rotten or moldy, but definitely tired. Normally, I use vegetables like this in soup or tomato sauce. It’s … Continue reading

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Pull-Apart Roasted Garlic Eggplant

Every year, after Pesach, I try to cook healthier. When the kitchen is already empty, it’s the perfect time to pass over the junk when I’m restocking. I think, this will finally be the year when I stop buying white … Continue reading

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Pesach 2017 Round-Up

Pesach, Passover, is the holiday of freedom. Our ancestors were released from bondage in Egypt, and ever since, we slave away cleaning for a month before the holiday. šŸ™‚ When applied to the kitchen, freedom could me explained in more … Continue reading

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Half-Roasted Ratatouille Salad

“Half-roasted” sounds kind of like “half-baked,” as in “Where did you come up with that crazy idea?” This half-roasted ratatouille, however, is not crazy at all. It’s just a combination of roasted and fresh vegetables, the best of both worlds, … Continue reading

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Savory Challah Kugel

“You’re not allowed to eat the ends of bread loaves!” I hear from the other room. “You’re not allowed to throw out good food. It’sĀ baal tashchit!” another voice responds. “The ends of bread don’t count as food,” the first voice … Continue reading

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Peatitim

Update: An incomplete draft without the full recipe was accidentally published yesterday. I have corrected it. Happy Monday! I know, it’s really Wednesday, but with Purim on Sunday, the kids all still on vacation Monday, and Tuesday being “get to … Continue reading

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Vegan Burritos with Easy Refried Beans

I grew up in a fiber-rich household. We ate bran muffins, not blueberry; Sorbees, not Skittles; macaroni and baked beans more than macaroni and cheese. At school, I sat across the lunch table from white bread with mayo and American … Continue reading

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French Toast Casserole

I used to make French toast at least once a week. As a meal for two or three people, it’s very fast and easy, and there are always remains of challah and the ends of bread loaves floating around my … Continue reading

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Species of Israel Salad

“A land of wheat and barley, and grapes and figs and pomegranates, a land of oil-olives and (date) honey.” (Deuteronomy 8:8) Everyone in Israel agrees that Tu B’Shvat is a time to eat fruit. What type of fruit varies from … Continue reading

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Ratatoille-Inspired Mediterranean Grain Bowl

Mothers need to eat, too. Just because not everyone in my family appreciates roasted eggplant, roasted red peppers, bulgur, chickpeas, scallions, tomatoes, avocado, roasted garlic, and balsamic vinegar shouldn’t mean that I’m stuck eatingĀ macaroni and cheeseĀ four times every week. Okay, … Continue reading

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