Entrees

Summer Shakshuka {Recipe}

Take this classic Israeli breakfast for a summer spin with summer squash, zucchini, and corn. Serve Summer Shakshuka for any meal of the day with a hunk of bread for dipping. I received coupons for free samples of Davidson’s Safest Choice Eggs mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. Eggs again? That’s what my 3 year old daughter said to me the other day. Between eg… read more »

Vegetarian Lentil Bolognese Over Polenta Cakes {Recipe}

Umami-rich, vegetarian lentil bolognese served over polenta cakes and sprinkled with grated Parmesan is a filling and flavorful meal to savor. Last week I shared my Homemade Tomato Sauce with Mushrooms and filled you in on the various ways in which I use it – for pizza, pasta, meatballs, and as a starter for a multitude of sauces, including my bolognese. I have traditionally made my bolognese sauce with ground turkey breast, ground beef, or a mixture of the two. But keeping a Kosher home means I… read more »

Peanut Soba Noodles with Crispy Tofu and Spring Vegetables {Recipe ReDux}

Peanut Soba Noodles combine pantry staples to make a more Nutritioulicious version of a classic takeout favorite. Add in some seasonal vegetables and crispy baked tofu for a balanced meal.   Now that the flowers are in bloom in our backyard, the temperature is resting in the 60s and low 70s most of the time, and artichokes, strawberries, and asparagus are lining the produce aisle, I think it’s fair to say we are officially in spring. To go along with the spring cleaning we do for our hou… read more »

Quinoa-Stuffed Cornish Hens {Recipe}

Wow your guests with this elegantly presented Moroccan-inspired cornish hen stuffed with aromatic and flavorful quinoa.  When entertaining, serving buffet style is a pretty easy way to go and it offers lots of benefits. Your dining room stays cleaner as you avoid bowls and plates of food being passed around, guests can mingle as they walk around the buffet to fill their plates, and from a nutritional standpoint you’re less likely to overeat since the food isn’t sitting on the table r… read more »

Roasted Chicken with Fennel, Carrots, & Dried Plums {Recipe ReDux}

Juicy, savory, and flavorful roasted chicken with fennel, carrots, onions, and dried plums is easy enough for a weeknight meal and elegant enough for company. Also a great recipe for leftovers – if there are any! Most recipes I am inspired to make come from something I ate at a restaurant, a recipe featured in one of the magazines I read (these days that’s primarily Real Simple and Better Homes and Gardens), or something I’ve seen on Pinterest or Instagram. Occasionally I’… read more »