Monthly Archives: May 2010

Roasted Radishes w/ Garlic & Thyme

At a recent trip to an Indian restaurant, I had a delicious dish of tomatoes, potatoes and radishes. I’d never had anything but raw radishes before (in fact, I’d never even contemplated cooked radishes), but they were really good; the cooking makes them a lot less bitter. After reading this article in the NYTimes about…

Spicy Coconut Carrot Soup

I wanted a cold soup for a first course over the past holiday, but AK isn’t so into fruit soups so I needed something different. Both potato and carrot are great cold, but I decided on carrot since it’s light, and the weather is getting warm (although this soup would be great hot too). I…

Creamy Lemony Cheesecake

I usually don’t make things I can’t eat, but for Shavuot I decided to go all out and make cheesecake! It was certainly worth all of the Lactaid pills :) [Note: You can also make this cheesecake with dairy-free cream cheese and sour cream].┬áThis cheesecake is dense but still creamy, and the lemon zest really…

Easy & Delicious Baked Apples

[This isn't exactly my recipe, but since I have participated in the buying of ingredients and it was baked in my oven, I figure it counts :)] AK first made these divine baked apples for me a few months ago (it’s his mom’s recipe, thanks JW!), and it’s a great alternative dessert if you don’t…

Food Musings: The Bane & Blessing of Food Allergies

I eat in a pretty healthy manner. I cook most of my own meals, and even when I eat out or at other people’s homes I’m careful what and how much I eat. [I also keep kosher, so I guess by definition I think a lot about what I eat or don’t eat, but it’s…

Basil & White Bean Dip

Basil & White Bean Dip I like chumus but have been wanting to try a white bean dip for a while. I made my ginger, basil & pine nut crusted salmon earlier this week and had some leftover basil, so I decided on a basil &white bean dip. All I used was a can of…

Penny Pinching Tip #10: Meal Planning

Now that I’ve started a new job that has me working some long hours, I’ve had to get smarter about planning my meals, i.e. I’m too tired to go shopping after work and then make dinner like I used to, so I’m doing a lot more pre-planning and pre-shopping. The key to meal planning but…

Sweet Potato Muffins

Annoyingly, grocery stores seem to think that people don’t use canned pumpkin year-round since I haven’t been able to find it in any stores near me. Thus, I decided to make sweet potato muffins instead! I used fresh sweet potatoes that I boiled and then pureed, but if you don’t have time, you can use…

Sesame-Soy Tofu w/ Asian Mustard Greens

I was at Shoppers last week and was pleasantly surprised to see that they had expanded their Asian vegetable section! They had lot of different sizes of bok choy (including teeny baby ones the size of my thumb!), and Asian mustard greens which I just had to try. They are a lot more mild than…