• Braised Chicken with Golden Beets and Kale
    17 2014 April

    Braised Chicken with Golden Beets and Kale

    One advantage of a gluten-reduced, whole-food lifestyle, is that as I see people panic and prepare their Passover menus, I remain worry free.  Passover has always been one of the healthiest weeks of my life....

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    09 2014 April

    Vegetarian Lentil Soup

    I get asked for my lentil soup often, and for the longest time I could have sworn I had posted the recipe online, but time and time again, I was thinking of split pea soup,...

  • 11 Books That I Keep in the Kitchen
    31 2014 March

    11 Books I Keep in My Kitchen (my favorite is #5)

    I love books.  I love reading them, owning them and collecting them.  I think this is why I have a hard time embracing the dawn of the eBook.  A house lined with Kindles and iPads...

  • Egg Curry
    25 2014 March

    Egg Curry

    For the last six weeks, I feel like I have been running.  There was was NY trip, then the inevitable post-travel catch up, family visited, I bought a minivan, more family visited, our son turned...

  • Braised Lamb with Horseradish Cheese Sauce
    17 2014 March

    Braised Lamb with a Dairy Free Horseradish Cheese Sauce

    I’ve been experimenting with braising a lot recently.  I’ve mastered the chicken braised in red wine with golden beets and kale, in fact I have pictures of that dish ready to share with you.  As...

Lentil Soup

Squash, Lentil & Bean Stew with with Fig Raita

January 27, 2014 | 8 Comments

This is an an easy-to-prepare vegetarian dish bursting with flavor and “one pot meals” score high on my favorite list.  The fewer dishes I need to clean at the end of the meal, the more...

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Green Chicken Rice Bowls

Salsa Verde Green Chicken

January 23, 2014 | 9 Comments

If I think a recipe is quick and easy, I always ask my wife for a reality check before I share that with you.  You see, I’ll gladly come home from work and spend two...

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Potatoes stuffed with vegan chili

Vegan Chorizo Chili Stuffed Baked Potatoes

January 20, 2014 | 8 Comments

I’ve written about chili a number of times.  There’s my epic vegetarian chili which is free of meat and full of flavor.  If you’re more traditional there ‘s my chili con carne recipe (and I even...

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Shakshuka - Israeli Breakfast

Breakfast Shakshuka

January 13, 2014 | 5 Comments

 Ok, so I might have gone overboard with photos for this post, but I was just that excited.  When I saw Jewhungry’s Shakshuka post, I was itching to make this for my family too.  You see, shakshuka...

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And the winner is…

January 9, 2014 | 7 Comments

 Running my best of 2013 contest has been a lot of fun.  Your nominations introduced me to a number of new and exciting food writers and their websites and it was super cool to see you...

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Red Lentil Daal - This American Bite

Red Lentil Dhal Recipe

January 6, 2014 | 11 Comments

There’s something about that Gluten Free Naan bread that I shared last week that I can’t stay away from and lots of naan means lots of curry.  For our third curry night in two weeks,...

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Sweet potato and cauliflower curry

Sweet Potato Curry & Gluten Free Naan Bread

January 2, 2014 | 8 Comments

My mother makes delicious Indian food.  She credits the authenticity with which she  blooms the spices to the Indian neighbor she befriended in the early 80s.  When we were first married, my wife asked my...

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2013-Best

The Best of 2013: Your Nominations

December 30, 2013 | 8 Comments

Ten days ago I shared my idea for giving back to the food community by offering one food writer the chance to win a 5.5qt Le Creuset Dutch oven, but that wasn’t a choice I...

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Acorn Squash stuffed with Dirty Rice

December 26, 2013 | 5 Comments

I’ve been on the quest to find the perfect roast chicken.  I am getting close. The wonderful thing about the perfect roast chicken are the perfect drippings that collect under the bird.  Always think about...

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A Healthy English Breakfast

December 23, 2013 | 14 Comments

The traditional English breakfast is also known as a “fry up” for one reason.  Everything on that plate, including the toast, landed there after starting life in a lard-laden skillet.  Next to Fish and Chips the...

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Best recipes of 2013

The Best of 2013: Nominate your Favorite Recipe

December 18, 2013 | 8 Comments

The year is almost over and rather than reflect on my 2013 highlights, I want to give something back to the community of food writers that inspire me.  I want know which recipe inspired you...

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Chicken Nuggets and fries

Shnitzelonim, Chips & Affligem

December 16, 2013 | 23 Comments

It’s 2005.  I have just moved to Israel.  I wake up on foam mattress on the floor of my friend’s three room apartment.  A small three room apartment that is home to seven people.  As...

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Salmon with dill and lemons

15 Minute Salmon

December 10, 2013 | 12 Comments

Sometimes you need a quick and easy main dish for dinner.  Sometimes you forget that you have no plans for Shabbat (the sabbath, on which we do not cook) lunch until an hour before sundown on Friday...

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Dairy free mushroom parsnip soup

{Giveaway} Mushroom Parsnip Soup

December 3, 2013 | 118 Comments

 If I recall one thing from the kitchen of my childhood, it’s the red bold red Le Creuset dutch oven that graced the table more than anything else.  Whether a perfectly roasted chicken or a heartwarming pot...

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