Passover Meals and Snacks
Curried Squash and Apple Soup
This is a perfect Autumn harvest soup! The apples add a slight tang that pairs so nicely with the creamy sweetness of the squash!
Ginger Poached Pears
Pears and ginger love each other’s company in this beautiful poached treat! This can be served for an elegant dessert or brunch. If you would like to prepare in advance you can store the pears in an airtight container with the poaching liquid for about a week. Be sure to keep the liquid even after the pears are eaten – it is great to sweeten up your morning smoothies!
Vietnamese Pho with Spiralized Yellow Beets and Rutabaga
There’s nothing quite like a big bowl of Pho – a classic Vietnamese soup filled with loads of veggies and noodles. In this version, I use spiralized beets and rutabaga in place of the noodles, for some guilt-free slurping!
Kale & Sweet Potato Slaw with Cranberries and Pecans
This is a really hearty salad for any meal! And yes ... the sweet potato is added raw and it is delicious!! Bring this salad to your next potluck and you will be the hero! This will make a very large salad, but it will keep in the fridge for a few days if you have leftovers.
Oooh yes Apple Nachos! Crisp apple slices are layered with melted peanut butter, caramel and toasted nuts – what could be better! This is a great “healthy” treat to have while watching a big game without the guilt!
Maple Tahini Baked Eggplants
If you are looking to really wow your guests – this recipe is it! I use round Italian eggplants for a spectacular presentation here, any small eggplants can be used!
Apple Date Quinoa Porridge
This is a great alternative to the classic oatmeal – using superfood quinoa! It’s also super delicious and satisfying!
Sesame Roasted Asparagus
A nice simple side dish! The asparagus is laced with sesame goodness both from the sesame oil and the beautiful sprinkling of sesame seeds.
Lemony Celery and Portobello Salad
This is a great change from a routine green salad. It is really easy to put together and it is really fun to eat, really fresh, lemony and crunchy!
Homemade Almond Halva
Halva is a Middle Eastern Dessert delicacy! Making your own is actually a lot easier than you may imagine! In this version I added almonds and a touch of rose water, as that has always been my favorite halva flavorings. I suggest you use a candy thermometer for this to ensure precision.
Roasted Balsamic Onion Slices
While onions are really important as a flavor base in most every dish, I like to use them as the star once in a while! Here, they do just that! These balsamic onion slices make a great veggie side to serve with your meal or a salad topper.
Smoky Mediterranean Eggplant Salad
This dish is so creamy and smoky – really delicious! Serve it as a side salad or as an appetizer with some pita chips for dipping.
Boston Lettuce Topped with Cremini Mushrroms
A great simple side salad to serve with a pizza or quiche!
Peanutty Cucumber “Noodle” Salad
This is a great refreshing “noodle” salad – where the noodles are made entirely of ... cucumbers!! Really yummy without the guilt!
Dark Chocolate Almond Treats
These little dessert treats are so special! The crunchy almonds underneath the smooth dark chocolate is just divine! When baking with nuts its always important to use good quality nuts and toast them to bring out their flavor. I suggest using a chocolate mold which can be purchased at a baking supply store to make the pretty flower shapes. You can also use a silicone ice cube tray. If you want to make these in advance, pop them out of the molds once set and place in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months. This recipe will give you about 36 chocolate treats.
This rice is actually made from .... yes... cauliflower!!! It looks and feels just like rice – without all the guilt! Great for topping with stews and curries!
Balsamic Roasted Baby Bok Choy
Baby Bok is a really versatile veggie for Asian dishes – but did you know you can roast it as well? Here is a fun and easy side dish to showcase this great little veggie!
Perfect Roasted Asparagus
This is definitely the best and simplest way to prepare asparagus! They come out crispy and juicy! I love to serve these with a side of Spicy Mayo for dipping.
Spiralized Shoe String Potatoes
These are crazy addictive!! They come out super crispy and tasty – from the oven – no deep frying necessary! You will need a spiralizer to create the shoe string effect here.
Gingered Eggplant and Shitake
A great veggie dish as a side or a main meal served over some Chinese rice.