Pear and Pecan Salad

Last weekend, our good friends, Katie and Steve, visited from Philadelphia. For dinner, I made Pasta Bolognese and this Pear and Pecan Salad.  When Katie eyed the salad she hesitated. I later found out she is not much of a nut or spinach fan. But to her surprise and my relief, she loved the salad! … Continue reading

Crispy Beet Chips!

I got the idea to make these while scrolling through my food-filled instagram account and saw a bunch of beet inspired dishes. While grocery shopping I saw red and golden beets and had to buy them. I was making burgers for dinner and instead of going for my go-to side of baked sweet potato fries, … Continue reading

Israeli Vegetable Salad

This salad is one that I have grown up eating. It started my love for vegetables young because I don’t think we ever had a meal without a variation of this salad. It is so simple and easy that I was hesitant to put it on the blog but I noticed that every time I … Continue reading

Grazing Acres… A Real Good Burger!

If you have read my blog, you know how strongly I feel about eating grass-fed beef. The health benefits and the taste make it a no-brainer. Luckily, here in NY there are many options of places to buy grass-fed meat. A few weeks ago, while were in Hudson, NY we went to a local diner, … Continue reading

Happy Passover… Matzo Ball Soup!

For those of you celebrating Passover, I hope you all had a great Passover Seder last night, filled with delicious foods. For those of you who do not celebrate, Passover is a holiday celebrated to commemorate the Jewish people’s deliverance by God from slavery in Egypt. Celebrated for 7 days in Israel and 8 days … Continue reading

A Classic Favorite…Mashed Potatoes!

After couscous and Chipotle burritos, mashed potatoes are Tal’s favorite food. Specifically, he loves his mom’s mashed potatoes, which she makes with white potatoes and a couple sweet potatoes mixed in for flavor. Since, she lives in Israel, he only eats her mashed potatoes a few times a year. She was kind enough to give … Continue reading

Uncharted Territory… Crispy Roast Chicken

I confess. There are some recipes that I am too nervous to cook. They seem too complicated and I rather not deal with them.  Roast chicken falls under that umbrella. I have heard over and over that it is simple, but the idea of dealing with a whole raw chicken was always intimidating. On Sunday … Continue reading