Kasha

My mom made Kasha a lot!!!! It was a staple in out house…kind of like pasta in some other houses…. & I had no idea what Kasha actually was when I was a kid, now I know it is roasted buckwheat My aunt made Kasha Varnishkes.. which is kasha & tradition Ashkenazi Jewish dish that…

Braised Brussels Sprouts

I posted this recipe several months ago, but it is so delicious I wanted to share it again. A good winter side dish or anytime of year, but I think it is especially good as a side dish for any roasted meat or fish.

Spinach Mushroom Strudel

What do you do with a pile of spinach your fridge when you don’t really want a spinach salad? I looked & looked on the internet & nothing really got me too excited yesterday. So I decided to try 7 make a Spinach Mushroom Strudel. A Spanakopita would have been good but I did not…

Butternut Kugel

This baked butternut squash side dish is delicious! Just mix it up & pop it in the oven to cook while you get the rest of dinner ready!

Roasted Green Beans

When I was growing up we ate green beans…canned green beans….they have a weird kind of taste & colour..& I remember not really liking them. Then we started eating frozen green beans…better- but my mom boiled them…the texture was weird…they kind of squeak when you bite them… I have not opened a can of green…

Zelda’s Varenikis

My mother-in-law Zelda is famous for her varenikis. These are different from the pyroghy recipe I posted at the beginning of the year,,,,Peroghy…Pirogi…Pierogi anyway you spell it, they are delicious The peroghy have a dough that has sour cream in it & the dough for the varenikis is dairy free.

Sweet & Sour Baked Eggplant

My friend Pnina has given me recipes over the years but this year she gave me 2 new ones to try! The first one is this delicious & simple baked eggplant casserole. 

Sweet Noodle Kugel with Apples & Raisins

This sweet noodle kugel with apples & raisins ( you can omit the raisins if you don’t like them!)  is a family recipe of my friend Pnina. I am so honoured that she shared this recipe with me. Perfect for this time of year when there is an abundance of apples….but don’t limit yourself to…

Sweet Noodle Kugel

I love this noodle kugel recipe. It is sweet & delicious. The method is really interesting & different then any way I have ever made a noodle kugel before!

Coconut Quinoa

We love quinoa so when a recipe I saw suggested to serve the main with coconut rice, I thought I would make Coconut Quinoa. Luckily, I had the only 2 main ingredients needed for this simple & delicious side dish.

Vegetable Torte

This is a wonderful recipe for a layered vegetable torte. This is the perfect time of year to make it with all of the fresh vegetables available at farmers markets, but it would be good anytime of year. You can grill the vegetables or roast them before putting this dish together so it is pretty…