Cuisine

Spinach and Pear Soup
American, Soup

Spinach and Pear Soup

This Spinach and Pear soup is silky smooth and light. It has a mild spinach flavor despite its rich green color. Cuisine Minceur by Chef Michel Guerard was my inspiration for this recipe. His cookbook is filled with low fat recipes that are not lacking in flavor and sophistication. The […]

Strawberry Sorbet
American, Parve, Uncategorized

Strawberry Sorbet

Strawberry sorbet is Smooth and creamy and easily made from frozen strawberries puréed with 3 simple ingredients.  Spoon it into an orange shell for a company dinner or eat it as soft serve right away. I promise, Strawberry Sorbet will quickly become your go-to instant dessert! I like to change […]

Parsnip Apple soup with Pomegranate drizzle
American, Soup

Parsnip and Apple Soup

Parsnip and Apple Soup takes full advantage of the distinctive flavors of sweet earthy parsnips and tart Granny Smith apples.  This combination is delicious on its own; but you can take it up a notch by adding a drizzle of pomegranate molasses and maple syrup. The play of tart and […]

Minestrone
Italian, Soup

Minestrone

 This Minestrone is delicious and perfect for those who don’t want to sauté, caramelize or sear. Just layer your ingredients in a pot, simmer and stir. The result is a flavorful, al dente vegetable mix with a small amount of  natural juices. If you prefer more liquid, just add a […]

American, Parve

Coconut-Chocolate Chip Squares

It’s so exciting to find a beloved recipe in the back of a box of “oldies but goodies”. I used to make these every year as part of a cookie assortment for holidays. I’ve reworked the recipe and made it healthier and “nut free”-except for the coconut. Naturally, you can […]

American, Parve, Uncategorized

Mocha Frosting

This Mocha Frosting is what I make when I realize that when I make tons of cupcakes for my grandchildren; I have to frost them in a short time. Using unsweetened cocoa instead of chocolate that you have to chop up and melt is a great time saver. This frosting […]