Getting Dinner on the Table and Menu Plan Monday: Week of October 13, 2014

Every week I post my Menu Plan Monday with the hope that I’m inspiring your cooking and taking out some of the work of your meal planning. Whether you’re a parent, caregiver, personal chef, student, man, or woman, getting dinner on the table is no easy feat and everyone can use a hand or two to get it done. So when this weekend’s NY Times Magazine Food Issue was released online, I was especially intrigued by Virginia Heffernan’s article “What if You Just Hate Maki… read more »

Roasted Butternut Squash & Brussels Sprout Pasta with Lemon-Sage Ricotta {Recipe}

October is…. National Pasta Month! Roasted butternut squash and brussels sprouts tossed with creamy lemon-sage ricotta and a hint of maple syrup make this pasta dish nutritious and delicious, perfect for a cool fall night. {Disclosure: By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the National Pasta Association and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.} In celebration and honor of National Pasta Month, the Recipe ReD… read more »

All About Ancient Grains + Jalapeño Cheddar Crusted Salmon {Gluten Free Recipe}

Ancient grains may be old school, but with the rise in gluten sensitivity and allergies, boy have they made a comeback! And with these ancient grains come protein, fiber, and a whole host of long-term health benefits.  Disclosure: I was sent free product samples and compensated for my time to participate in a webinar sponsored by Udi’s Healthy Foods, LLC. The recipe and opinions in this blog post are my own. It’s a good thing I don’t have any food allergies or intolerances, especia… read more »

Menu Plan Monday: Week of September 29, 2014

We’ve been experiencing a heat wave here in NY! Saturday and Sunday were beautiful days in the 80s, which is lovely and unexpected for this time of year. But thanks to the change of weather, I have a dang cold 😥 . Don’t you just hate that?! We went out for Greek food last night and I could barely taste my favorite gigantes and spanakopita. Hopefully my taste buds will be back in time for dinner tonight – I’m experimenting with some new Udi’s Gluten Free products. St… read more »

Cooking with Honey for National Honey Month

Celebrate the flavor, versatility, and nutritional benefits of honey during            National Honey Month! Image Source: National Honey Board Ever since I was a little girl, the start of fall makes me think of honey. Growing up in a Jewish home and raising my children in one now, we celebrate honey for weeks between September and October as we dip apples in honey on Rosh Hashana (the Jewish New Year), drizzle honey on our round challahs (symbolic of the new year), and sit in the sukkah wit… read more »