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The NEW Yiddish Kitchen – a BIG announcement!

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015 in Dinner | 8 comments

The NEW Yiddish Kitchen – a BIG announcement!

Last fall, my friend Jennifer of Predominantly Paleo and I started kvetching about the lack of Jewish Paleo recipes that were available. Sure there were a few here and there, but what’s a nosh when you can have a feast? We started talking about challah, about bagels, even about matzo. We longed for our Bubbe’s brisket, stuffed cabbage, and matzo ball soup. And of course we dreamt of rugelach and honey cake and madelbrot.  (What’s a feast without dessert, after all?) It didn’t take long for us to realize that if anyone was going to put together a book like this, it was...

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90 minute Kalua Pork

Posted by on Mar 14, 2015 in Dinner, pork | 1 comment

90 minute Kalua Pork

Tender, fatty, fall apart pork shoulder is one of life’s true treasures. (Am I being dramatic?) The general rule with meat cuts is: the tougher the muscle, the more dynamic the flavor. A filet mignon is tender, sure, but is it interesting? No, not really. It’s the muscles that actually get used by the animal that have the most flavor. But the tenderness needs to be coaxed out. Traditionally, this is done with low, slow cooking. But what about those of us who are impatient? (me!) What if we don’t plan ahead and want dinner TODAY? (also me!) Well. There’s a solution for...

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Spicy Roasted Romanesco with Lemon and Capers

Posted by on Feb 28, 2015 in 21DSD, vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Whole 30 | 5 comments

Spicy Roasted Romanesco with Lemon and Capers

Confession time: While I actually love vegetables (hi, Mom!), I tend to get in a rut and eat the same ones over and over again. Although the old standbys (broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, kale, collards, Brussels) have a definite season, here in northern California, they’re always around in grocery stores. (Which I’m not complaining about, of course.) Romanesco, though, is different. It’s a rebel that only shows up a couple of times a year. Based on a quick google search, the season for romanesco is late summer. But based on the bright green spindly heads that are...

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Hazelnut Brown Butter Chocolate Hearts

Posted by on Jan 25, 2015 in Dessert | 6 comments

Hazelnut Brown Butter Chocolate Hearts

It’s like I don’t even know who I am anymore. Somehow, I’ve managed to obtain multiple heart shaped baking items; a donut pan, cake molds, and candy molds. I blame being a food blogger. I see these things and have visions of cutesy Valentine’s Day blog posts and just have to have them. Well, I put at least one of the above silly items to good use this week. I knew I had to make some kind of decadent chocolatey treat, and chocolate + brown butter + hazelnuts + sea salt just felt right. I went sort of classic candy mode on these; meaning I added a little sugar. I tried...

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Almost Oatmeal Cookies from Everyday Grain-Free Baking

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in Dessert | 5 comments

Almost Oatmeal Cookies from Everyday Grain-Free Baking

 I’m so happy to have Kelly of The Nourishing Home as a special guest today sharing her delectable recipe for grain-free “oatmeal” cookies. It’s part of a collection of over 100 irresistible grain-free, starch-free and dairy-free recipes from her new published cookbook – Everyday Grain-Free Baking! I received an advance copy of Kelly’s new book, and am really looking forward to baking from it. The only reason I haven’t busted out the baking supplies yet is because I’m trying reeeeeally hard to keep it under control with the sugar this month. Next month, though- it’s...

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