Passover Sushi with Cauliflower or Quinoa

Who doesn’t want to eat sushi all the time, right?? For the last 20 years sushi has become a staple at every Jewish simcha and kiddush.  Everyone seems to flock around the sushi station and fill up their plates. But for Pesach, we feel the loss of not eating sushi for 8 days because rice […]

Mandel bread (Pesach Biscotti)

For the last few years I have been a personal chef to many lovely families. Each Pesach season I look forward to our family reunion, when I move into their kitchen and whip up their pesach menus.  This recipe for mandel bread has become my most requested recipe. This year alone my team and I […]

Pastrami Hamentashen

Everyone knows how much I love meat.  Here is my Pastrami Hamentashen recipe that was inspired by my friend Leah Schapira of CookKosher. I don’t have a particularly sweet tooth but but this recipe fills the need to make the iconic triangle shaped food we all eat on Purim.  Mine you don’t have to wait […]

Gefilte Fish Hamentashen

I don’t have a very sweet tooth so, hence, I am not a big baker. Some of our holidays, such as Purim, involve baking dessert foods (i.e., Hamentashen). I decided to come up with a savory way to use this iconic cookie as the appetizer part of my dinner, rather than serving it for dessert. […]

Tu B’shvat Feast 5775

When I was in Seminary in Israel, it was the first time I could really appreciate what Tu B’Shevat really meant. One could hardly move on Rechov Yaffo as there were vendors packing the streets selling plants, trees, shrubs and flowers. Tu B’Shevat, the 15th of Shevat on the Jewish calendar — celebrated this year […]

Easy Soup for The Blizzard

Vegetable Soup with Kale, Apple and Cabanossi Sausage Well, the panic is in the air already.  The first big blizzard of the season has been predicted.  For me, that means… make soup! I am recipe-testing meat products for Hod Golan.  One of the products is Chicken Cabanossi (a dried spiced sausage).  I put together this […]

Guest Recipe Post by Chef Eitan Bernath- Churros – Get them while they are hot!!!

This past week I broadcast my radio show, Table For Two with Naomi Nachman, from the Gourmet Glatt Emporium in Cedarhurst. It is always fun doing a show with a large audience. We had a great line-up of guests, including Seth Leavitt (who owns Abeles & Heymann), Jay Buchsbaum from Royal Wines, Nate Kruman from […]

Deep Fried Oreos – a dessert from heaven!!!

Deep Fried Oreos 2 quarts vegetable oil for frying 1 large egg 1 cup milk (Parve) 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1 cup pancake mix 1 (18 ounce) package cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies (such as Oreo®) DIRECTIONS: 1. Heat oil in deep-fryer to 360 degrees 2. Whisk together the egg, milk, and 2 teaspoons of vegetable […]

Best Cheese Latkes ever!!! Just in time for Chanukah.

Chanukah is the only time of the year when I feel that we have a license to fry without the guilt. As many of my readers know, I love frying foods — from Fried Goat Cheese salad (Shavuot) to Deep Fried Turkey (Thanksgiving). It doesn’t take much to get me to fry something, but I […]

Hawaiian Tuna Poke

I recently was lucky enough to vacation in Hawaii. It’s a beautiful part of the world and we really enjoyed ourselves. Any time I travel, I love to explore and research the local cuisine. Even though Hawaii has no kosher restaurants (yes, I had to schlep all my own food!), I took the time to […]