There are so many wonderful spices and seasonings to choose from in this world, sometimes it can be difficult to put them to use. I have learned the hard way that pastes and sauces are easier to cook with than reaching for the spice rack, the moisture allows the flavor to stick and soak in more easily than spices alone.
If you want to make your own paste it’s a whole lot easier than you may have thought! All you need is equal parts of your favorite spice, water and oil. Mix well and slather on!
My Dad taught me this recipe when I had a house full of guests one weekend and wanted to have a nice breakfast ready for them when they woke up.
This is now my favorite thing to make when I host a Sunday brunch. It’s one of those dishes that look impressive but are extremely easy. Serve with whole wheat toast or English muffins and some fresh squeezed OJ and you’ve got yourself a lovely meal!
Dish Type: Dairy- Meal
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45- 60 minutes
Total Time: approx 1 hour
Nutrition Info (per serving): 194 cals, 7g fat, 1g carbs, 3g fiber, 16g protein, 488 mg sodium
This dessert tastes like a cross between a scone and the funnel cake that they sell at carnivals. It’s a great recipe for kids to experiment in the kitchen, let them help pick the add-ons! For the grownups in your house it makes a perfect treat alongside coffee or tea.
Dish Type: Dairy- Dessert
Prep time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour (plus 2 hours+ to set)
Nutrition Info (per serving): 248 cals, 6g fat, 2.5g sat fat, 39g carbs, 1g fiber, 3g protein, 94 mg sodium
Although vegetables are inherently healthy, many people drench them in oil and overdo it with marinades and salt. Try this light and flavorful side that is as delicious as it is colorful!
Dish Type: Parve- Side
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Nutrition Info (per serving): 57 cals, 2g fat, 8g carbs, 2g fiber, 2g protein, 35mg sodium
As a child I had two loves; visiting my Grandma Shirley in Florida (healthy) and eating entire 1/2 gallons of ice cream (not so healthy). I still love visiting my amazing Bubbie (Yiddish for Grandma), but try to stay away from fattening ice cream.
The other day when I was blissfully walking through Whole Foods I came across Bubbie’s Homemade Ice Cream. This delicious Hawaiian made treat is just 110 calories a piece and 6g fat. Since it’s naturally portion controlled by a rice based enclosure I don’t have to worry about over doing it. It tastes as delicious as it looks, rich, creamy and totally decadent.
Now I can enjoy both of my favorite things in a healthy way!
$55 for 16 pieces or find at your local supermarket for around $10 for a box of 8.
Wild Blackened Salmon
Try this quick and flavorful salmon dish tonight and with the time you saved cooking you may just have time to pick up a new hobby….no really!
Plus, salmon is high in omega-3 fatty acids (good for hair, skin and nails and more importantly brain function…among other benefits), and it’s a rich source of protein. Delicious and nutritious!
Dish Type: Parve or Dairy (depending on fat used in cooking)- Meal
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Serve with my roasted Brussel sprouts or your favorite veggie dish!
Nutrition Info (per 4oz filet): 250 cal, 13g fat, 3g sat fat, 0g carb, 24g protein, 253 mg sodium