My mom’s got the best brownies on the block. It’s one of the reasons I don’t dread Pesach, I know there will be something delicious to nosh on. My sister Rivky has taken my holiday favorite and created something even more decadent with it. This cheesecake brownie is so amazing, you will want to make it all year round!
This dish is a fav of both adults and children for it’s creamy goodness. If you want to make it a healthier meal for the fams, throw in broccoli or cauliflower after mixing the cheese in, right before baking it with the crumb topping.
Hanukkah, the holiday of all things fried and delicious is upon us! Much like children who wait for the holidays to unwrap presents, I eagerly anticipate the festival of lights so I can bite into powdered jelly donuts and fried potato latkes. While I usually try to eat a balanced healthy diet, I always give myself the green light on Hanukkah to indulge in all things sweet and savory. When you eat good year round, it doesn’t feel very bad to nosh when the holidays come around! That said, this year I decided to try and make the usually greasy pancake a bit lighter. This is the healthiest recipe I could come up with that still screams eat me cuz I have been fried for Hanukkah! I like the extra crunch the panko crumbs add, however if you really want to cut out any extra “pounds” you can leave them out as well as the potatoes and only use 2 eggs. Personally, I would rather have a smaller portion of something that tastes great then a full serving of something low fat.
I was craving Fettucine Alfredo the other night and decided to experiment in the kitchen. I wanted to eat a pasta that was rich and creamy, yet lighter on calories than the original dish which is loaded with fat. I skipped the heavy cream and butter and swapped them with low fat cream cheese and olive oil. I added the mushrooms and spinach for extra nutrition and flavor.
You know when you make something that you just can’t stop eating? Well for me, this is the recipe! It’s a pasta salad with a zing to it that I love! Today, we served it at my cousin’s bridal shower and it was definitely a hit. It can be served hot or cold and lasts for a few days in the fridge (although it’s best served fresh).
Often mistaken as a frou-frou French concoction (it actually originates in medieval Germany), quiche gets a pretty bad rap sometimes. True, the word “quiche” often summons visions of snooty country-club women brunching with mimosas in hand, but, truth be told, quiche was an invention of convenience; an easily transportable food item enjoyed by the masses. Quiche gained especially wide popularity during World War II in England, due to its ease of preparation and its sparing use of meat, in favor of vegetarian ingredients.
Since we no longer ration ingredients in this country, quiche recipes abound, overflowing with pork products. But, quiche is versatile, so let’s try and change that. Quiches take very little prep time or experience. In fact, most of the prep work can be done in a blender, food processor, or whisked up in a bowl. With the convenience of ready-made pie crusts, what have you got to lose? Besides, who wouldn’t want pie for lunch?