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Moroccan Quinoa Salad with Mint and Raisins Recipe

There are dozen ways to make a wonderful Quinoa Salad, all exciting and all healthy and delicious, and all gluten-free. Quinoa is the grain I use most often in salads, even in Tabouleh I am going with a decidedly Sephardi Quinoa Salad, with…
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Pasta Bolognese Recipe. Sephardi Variations

Pasta Bolognese is the lazy-but-health-minded cook's gastronomic dream actualized. Deconstructed Pasta and Meatballs. To parody Mark Twain, Pasta Bolognese is nothing but Sloppy Joe with a college education. You might just enjoy the dish more…
black rice
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Black Rice Risotto with King Oyster Mushrooms Recipe

Black rice is also called purple rice and forbidden rice It deserves all the evocative aliases it goes by. Deep in color and flavor, with an appealing bite and nutty notes. It turns a dish into something not only delicious but stunning. Black…
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Spinach Lasagna Recipe. Gluten-Free, Low Carb and all Other Variations

Lasagna is a real chore to me, sorry. Dear reader, please don't ask me why until recently I found the preparation of lasagna so daunting. I do love lasagna flavors, and I do appreciate it as a great treat. I can whip up a couscous or a Bourguignon…
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Kasha with Onions and Mushrooms Recipe. Quinoa Variation. Gluten-Free

Kasha, onions, mushrooms: Perfect expat Jewish food. Kasha, known to much of the world as buckwheat, is a staple in many Eastern European countries. Toasting the kasha before cooking it gives it a delicious nutty taste, and rolling it in beaten…
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Roasted Vegetable Lasagna Recipe. Gluten-Free-Friendly

Roasted vegetable lasagna is only one of the many ways you can enjoy lasagna. Vegetable lasagna can be made with a great variety of vegetables, variety of fillings (vegetables, tomato sauce, spinach, etc.), all good. Try this no-tomato vegetable…
pasta tomato sauce
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Pasta with Tomato Sauce Recipe. All Variations

Pasta tomato sauce: There’s nothing more delicious than homemade! And so versatile: whatever you might like to throw in will make it only more exciting. It is guaranteed to leave all (repeat: all) its store-bought pasta tomato sauce counterparts…
Raw Tomato Sauce
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Cooking with Mahia: Pasta with Raw Tomato Sauce Recipe

Raw Tomato Sauce, using the Wonderful Mahia by Nahmias and Sons Enjoy the other Recipes I developed using the Mahia! This pasta with raw tomato sauce has so much going for it you have no cooking to do: All aboard in a food processor,…
apple noodle kugel
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Apple Noodle Kugel Recipe. Gluten-Free Friendly

Apple Noodle Kugel is a huge favorite in Jewish cooking. Alas, it can often err on the rich and eggy side. I have tinkered with the ingredients, and ended up with a lean, easy eggless (suitable for our vegan friends) and delicious apple noodle…
pasta tuna sauce
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Pasta Tuna Sauce Recipe. Gluten-Free Friendly

Pasta Tuna Sauce: as funky as it gets! If it is true that opposites attract, no dish would bear this out better than this Pasta Tuna Sauce with Fennel. Tuna  and Fennel: yum! Besides, my pasta with tuna sauce is a whole new and fun way…
pesto
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Pasta with Pesto Sauce Recipe. All Variations

Pesto most often based on basil, olive oil, and toasted walnuts. But we have seen it recast with a different herb or nut, and tasting just as delicious and interesting. Use it not only as a pasta sauce but as topping for cooked chicken or…
cauliflower pasta
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Roasted Cauliflower Pasta. Gluten-Free Friendly

Cauliflower pasta: Yum! You will love the robust flavor of  cauliflower, and the roasting intensifies the flavors even further.  I use frozen cauliflower, as it is already cut, cleaned, and every bit as delicious and nutritious as fresh…