The trick to this Israeli Couscous with Vegetables is to add the diced carrots, zucchini and sliced asparagus to the couscous while it is still piping hot. That way, the heat from the couscous cooks the vegetables so that they retain their color and bite. I’ve purposely left this recipe […]
Starters & Sides
The blend of mint, dill and parsley- the Turkish spice trilogy-gives the ground lamb and rice wonderful flavor. Finger food, knife and fork, anyway you eat these, you will be happy.
This is such an easy, elegant , and flexible hors d’oeuvre. Dot it with creme fraiche and it’s dairy. Skip the crème fraiche and it’s pareve. Either way, this make ahead delicious hors d’oeuvre is always a hit!
A garlicky crunchy treat! Prep time: 15 minutes
These Mushroom Ears couldn’t be easier. Defrost a box of puff pastry, spread it with sautéed mushrooms and onions, roll up, slice and bake. They are actually easier to slice when they’re slightly frozen; so I always try to have a few rolls in my freezer for whenever we need […]
The flavor from the combination of sweet pears, funky bleu cheese and caramelized onions in this salad is nothing short of spectacular! The Candied Pecans add a sweet crunch to all the other components. You can arrange the various elements on a platter for a buffet or make individual servings […]
Cod is a medium firm white fish with a delicate flavor. It flakes easily and lends itself to absorbing many different flavors. These cod cakes are the kosher answer to crab cakes. They are light, satisfying and so “non-fishy” that even your guests who shy away from fish will love […]
Pour a glass of wine, spread this creamy pâté on some French bread, turn on some music and you’ll feel like you’re in Paris.
Chopped Liver is the quintessential Jewish comfort food and always a guilty pleasure! Annie Mae used to “kasher” the livers and make the schmaltz in my child hood kitchen. Of course, you can buy pre- kashered livers and rendered chicken fat at the butcher- but it just isn’t the same.
Brussels Sprouts were not my favorite vegetable growing up. I’ve done a complete turnaround! I discovered that if you buy them small and steam them gently they are wonderful. The dill and walnuts make the sprouts extra special.