Mini Strawberry Swirl Cheesecakes Recipe

I’m squeezing in a recipe before Easter and even Passover (if you make some modifications.) This is a twist on a classic cheesecake recipe because I use cream cheese and Greek yogurt plus I am making MINIS!  I love an individual dessert. The strawberry swirl is easier than it looks and divine.  Let’s do it!Continue reading

Quiche with Matzoh Recipe

Coming up with Passover-compliant pastry crust is a challenge but I lean into matzoh for lasagne and chilaquiles, so why not the crust for quiche? In fact, matzoh works perfectly well and it’s dead simple to use. I am giving you an example of a filling, but you can use whatever you like!Continue reading

Pistachio-Crusted Salmon Recipe

This is a great salmon recipe for Easter or Passover, but there’s an evergreen quality about it that makes it perfect for anytime of year. It’s impressive enough to serve to guests, but very easy too.  There isn’t one way to make it, so don’t be discouraged if there’s an ingredient you don’t care for (even salmon!)Continue reading

Grain-Free Strawberries and Cream Cookies Recipe

These are the perfect spring cookie! They are quite delicious and so pretty. I rarely use white chocolate but I love the flavor with strawberries, kind of like a strawberries-and-cream situation. But obviously white chocolate is full of sugar, so please swap in dark chocolate chips if that’s more your thing. Another fun option is to take candy-coated chocolates in pastel colors and stir those in. There are some dye-free options like the brand Unreal.Continue reading

Spetses Braised Cod Recipe

Spetses is one of the Greek islands and a place I visited many years ago.  I love Greek food and I still remember this cod dish I had in Spetses which I have recreated often for weeknights with my family and dinners with friends. The recipe is written to serve 4, but you can easily increase to 6 if you can fit that number of filets in the skillet.  I am using cod here which is very commonly used in Mediterranean areas, but you can use halibut or whatever thicker white fish you have access to. I originally had the dish with zucchini, but I have swapped in fennel because it’s in season right now.  Definitely try it with zucchini in the summer!Continue reading

Dandelion and Radicchio Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette Recipe

This recipe is not going to be my most popular one, but I’m ok with that.  BUT, for those of you who are opened-minded to trying something new, stay with me.  Dandelion greens are among the most nutrient-dense greens around.  I grew up eating dandelion salad straight up with my Everyday Salad Dressing #1 (lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper) and sometimes with anchovies or sardines. (See another, more traditional dressing below.)  I still love it that way, but for anyone not used to dandelion greens, I paired it with this mild dressing which tones down the bitterness. You can also ease into bitter greens by mixing them with more mild salads.  I love sautéing dandelion greens with lots of garlic or adding them to vegetable soups.Continue reading