I am a wife, a mom of three, and the kitchen is my favorite place in the house. I read cookbooks in my spare time and enjoy getting kitchen appliances for presents :) I love preparing delicious and healthy food for my family and here are a some of what graces our table each week.

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Kitchen Goodies

A few weeks ago, I went to a Challah making class and I learned how to make a Jewish star challah.  Pretty cool, huh?


Tofu Scramble – a bit of a combination of recipes, a little turmeric, garlic powder, onion powder…etc. 


Veggie Burgers from Vegan Planet Cookbook.  I even roasted a red pepper.  Danny and I liked these, need to make them again.


It’s Martha Stewart’s apple pie, but I used whole wheat flour for the crust and crumble.  It was a delicious Thanksgiving treat.


Veggie Soup and Matzah Balls – I am not sure what my kids would do if it didn’t show up for Shabbat dinner…


Sweet and Spicy Almonds from Martha Stewart.  If you want to make them like I did:
* double the almonds
* double the glaze
* keep the same recipe for the sugar mix, but cut the cayenne in half
* hide them from your husband if you ever want to see them again



Applesauce granola


I didn’t have brown rice syrup so I looked it up and substituted molasses.  Per the advice, I did 1/2 of what was called for.   Danny added raisins to his and took it everyday to work. 


This is called “dinner rice” (I think) from the Spice and Spirit cookbook.  It’s cooked rice, onions, celery, and pecans baked together.  I used brown rice and it was our Shabbat dinner.


Pressure cooker split pea soup – amazing. 



After all this cooking and after all of the “I don’t like (fill in the blank) from Leo, I needed to bring pizza back into our house.  I am gone for dinner two nights a week and I really need some easy things to throw together.  I did not want to get into the vegan cheeses (the kids do each cheese – and restaurant pizza - but I am trying to limit it) so I was determined to make something that everyone would eat.  I made a whole wheat crust (5 c. WW, 1 c. white), topped it with pureed whole canned tomatoes and a homemade garlic mix that I use on garlic bread that everyone loves (olive oil, dried garlic, onion powder, basil, oregano, parsley).  I added nutritional yeast which has a cheesey flavor and is supposed to be good for you.  Macie preferred the plain tomato and Danny had veggie and everyone ate and ate and ate PIZZA!


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

More Veggie Offerings…

Tehina/Sesame Seed crusted tofu – adapted from Vegan Planet Cookbook



Butternut Squash dumplings – butternut squash, salt, pepper, nutmeg, thyme, cinnamon.  Boiled and then sautéed.



Udon Salad with Spicy Peanut Sauce – (mostly) from Vegan Planet Cookbook



Yay – I got a pressure cooker! On Sunday, I made wheat berries, black beans and brown rice.  This is Ellie Kreiger’s Wheat Berry Salad.  I followed the recipe and added red pepper.  If it weren’t 9pm when I made this, I would have devoured the entire thing.  This is lunch for both Danny and I for tomorrow.  I might even sneak it into Amelia’s lunch too!