This year – at least so far – I have been unable to find the quinoa flakes that were so helpful last year for my Passover Granola. So what’s a gal to do?! After asking at both of the likely stores nearby (there is one more a bit further away to check), I woke upContinue reading “UPDATE – Kosher L’Pesach Granola with Buckwheat”
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One More Granola Before Pesach….
It’s almost time to switch from making conventional granola with rolled oats to quinoa for Pesach. This week I am starting to see the early posts of baking, meal plans and questions about Passover recipes. Now that I have replenished our granola supply one more tome, I will also be focusing on Passover!
Mushroom Barley Soup
A close friend has requested my recipe for Mushroom Barley Soup – the ultimate compliment – so I am sharing it here. After several weeks of beautiful weather with balmy temperatures we are back to wind and rain here in the north of Israel and so a perfect day to make another hardy, winter soup!
Easy Tofu Tips + Everyday Tofu Recipe
If you have wistfully picked up a box of fresh tofu in the supermarket only to put it down again because it would “just sit in your refrigerator,” this is for you.
Crunchy Tofu Salad
You don’t have to sauté or marinade tofu to enjoy it. Whenever you find yourself short on time or just don’t want to cook, this is a super easy and delicious way to add healthy protein to a green salad. This is my favorite cold Crunchy Tofu Salad recipe, provided by special request. If youContinue reading “Crunchy Tofu Salad”
Basic Vegan Sour Cream
Making vegan sour cream from silken tofu is more of an idea than a recipe; different iterations are readily available online. This is mine. But first, the back story: While “veganizing” my favorite marble cake recipe requiring sour cream, I realized that I had no vegan sour cream on hand. I don’t like to buyContinue reading “Basic Vegan Sour Cream”
Papaya Salad with Tofu
This is a Thai-Style salad that I have adapted from the amazing Thai Vegetarian Cooking (1991) by Vatharin Shumichitr. I can’t claim that it is truly Thai; I did not follow the recipe exactly, both because of the ingredients that I had on hand, and our preferences. It was still delicious!
Gluten Free (GF) Granola
Back in the day, we used to eat granola in the morning with milk or yogurt for breakfast, as a snack throughout the day, and in the evening to top fruit or ice cream. I am not sure why we stopped making it (and eating it), however of the blue last week my husband asked if I would make him some granola. Now we are off and running again.
These beautiful chocolate rolls taste as good – or better – as traditional sweet rolls with healthier substitutions consistent with a Microbiome Diet. After all, it does not matter how healthy something is if no one wants to eat it.
Alternative (Vegetable) Piecrust
As an alternative piecrust for vegetable pies/quiches, I have been experimenting with gluten-free, vegan and lower-carb substitutions for the traditional wheat-based crust. In the past, I have used shredded potatoes seasoned with onion or shallot and garlic for a Passover-friendly pie crust, and so I thought I would try using different vegetables for a lower-carb alternative crust.