Baking: Better Challah

Baking: Better Challah

In December of 2013, I made my first challah. Many years and experimental recipes later, I’ve developed one that I really like and that increases the deliciousness and joy of our Shabbat table every week. What You’ll Need (makes 1 large challah or 2 medium challot) 3/4 cup warm water (I microwave for about 20-30 […]

BBQ Pulled Chicken

This is one of my favorite recipes, because all you have to do is throw everything in a crock pot. The possibilities for this recipe are endless, as you can mix and match vegetables and different spices in innumerable combinations. Feel free to experiment with your favorite flavors! What You’ll Need (serves 2-4 people) 3-4 […]

Tempeh Sloppy Joes

What You’ll Need (serves 2-4 people) 1/2 tbsp olive oil 1/4 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup chopped green pepper 1/2 lb tempeh, crumbled 1 1/2 tbsp tomato paste 3 tbsp crushed tomato 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp worcester sauce 1 tsp brown sugar 1/2 tsp paprika 3/8 tsp salt 1/8 tsp black pepper 4 hamburger […]

Baking: Better Bagels

Baking: Better Bagels

As you may recall, about a year ago, I started learning how to make bagels. I searched high and low for a good bagel recipe and I have finally created one that is fantastic! Practice makes perfect and I had a lot of practice.  In a single day this summer, I made 40 bagels! After […]

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Between dietary restrictions, food allergies, and the upcoming Passover season, cooking for friends and family can be a challenge.  Luckily, Quinoa Stuffed Peppers are the answer to all your cooking quandaries! Kosher? Check!  It’s even kosher for Passover! Gluten-free?  Check! Vegan/Parve?  Check! Delicious?  Double Check! What You’ll Need (serves 2 people) 1/3 cup quinoa 2 peppers, tops […]

Tofu Chicken Nuggets

  There are plenty of reasons to make your own tofu chicken nuggets: You have recently become vegetarian/vegan You keep kosher and don’t have easy access to kosher chicken OR you don’t want to wait six hours to eat dairy You don’t know what else to do with the tofu in your refrigerator It’s very […]

Homemade Banana Pudding

  So you bought too many bananas and a few of them have gotten kind of mushy before you had a chance to eat them?  Use them for banana pudding! What You’ll Need (makes 2 puddings in 4.5 inch ramekins) 30 vanilla wafers 2 bananas 1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons white sugar 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour […]