Category for holiday

Hanukkah Dinner

Posted on December 19, 2008

Hanukkah is only 2 days away!  It starts on December 21st at sundown.  The big question?  What to serve for the holiday of lights and oil.

Here is a festive menu that I have put together for a delicious Hanukkah dinner, full of lovely winter vegetables in peak season.  You don’t have to tell anyone it’s gluten-free, dairy-free and does not contain processed white sugar.  I’ve served this to crowds before and no one had a clue.  They just chowed.  Enjoy […]

Thanksgiving Dishes

Posted on November 21, 2008

-photo from his daveness on Flickr

Thanksgiving is the holiday of plenty, bursting with gratitude, though often excess food as well.  Sometimes on this earthy, festive occasion, we end up too full and feel less than great by the day’s end.

To avoid that phenomenon, this year my family will cut down on sweet carb-filled dishes and make several with green vegetables, so that we have bounty and selection, though don’t end up stuffed.

Next Thursday, we will be having a simple roasted […]

Rosh Hashanah Dinner

Posted on September 19, 2008

Lately I have received many requests for a gluten free Rosh Hashanah menu.  People are asking what I will serve for this celebration of the Jewish New Year and so I am posting my dinner plans more than a week ahead of the actual holiday.  You people really know how to get me organized!

I make a habit of serving rich, seasonal and of course, gluten free fare at all of my family’s festive celebrations; below is a list of dishes […]

Top 10 Healthy Memorial Day Recipes

Posted on May 24, 2008

Memorial Day weekend is a great time for picnics and barbecues. Below you will find some of my favorite festive dishes for this great little three day weekend. These are perfect for warm weather parties. Packed with nutrition as well as flavor, this simple, healthy grub will wow your guests.

Select 3 or 4 dishes if you are having a smallish gathering, or cook up just about everything below if you are having a grand affair.

Lemonade
Crudité
Stuffed Mushrooms
Cherry Orange […]

Passover Round Up

Posted on April 15, 2008

UPDATE: Here’s my latest Kosher for Passover recipe roundup.

Passover is this Saturday! I have been cooking up many Pesach dishes of late and am happy to provide a round-up below.

charoset
maror
matzoh ball soup
chipotle orange chicken

gefilte fish

squash “kugel”
coconut macaroons
passover torte

A couple of notes:

I did not include a vegetable dish in the above list. Generally, I like to serve steamed broccoli or broiled asparagus with our Passover meal. I have linked to a […]

My Favorite Gluten Free Valentine’s Recipes

Posted on February 12, 2008

Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us. I don’t buy into the flowers and Hallmark card aspect of this holiday. Rather than the usual hoopla, my favorite taste tester (that would be my husband) and I don’t do much, if anything at all. Simply put, I try to appreciate and show my love for him day in and day out.

On another note, who on earth decided that consumers should show their love by purchasing useless items on some specific day? The […]

Thanksgiving

Posted on November 21, 2007

UPDATE: please visit my updated Thanksgiving Day recipes post for 2008.

Thanksgiving. I find it challenging to write the word without giving some sort of gratitude. Each year, before we partake in our Thanksgiving feast, we go around the table and take the time to say a few words of gratitude, stating our thanks for things such as the food at the table, good friends and the roof over our head.

Thanksgiving and autumn in general seem to be such a good […]