posts tagged "orange"

Orange Chocolate Coconut Clusters

Posted on October 3, 2008

New Year, new school.  Wow, this week has been busy.  The boys have settled miraculously into their new habitat and I can feel the relief flowing through my body.

My favorite comment this week was from Melissa, a reader who said, “It’s hard, but before you know it, they will adjust and be just fine. Kids are so resilient! It’s probably harder on mom. :-)”   Well, yes, Melissa, I couldn’t have said it better myself and the smiley face was much […]

Spinach Salad with Pistachios

Posted on May 13, 2008

Well, Mother’s Day was gorgeous. A warm and balmy 70°, we went for a lovely hike and after that, I prepared a big dinner for my husband, the boys, our friends Chris and Larry and their little ones. We had Chicken Marbella (delicious) and a big spinach salad. Chris helped me to surreptitiously photograph the salad above as the hub does not like it when I take food pics whilst we have guests visiting for a meal. […]

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 […]

Chipotle Orange Chicken

Posted on April 13, 2008

As some of you know, I write an op-ed column for The Daily Camera, covering political, economic and environmental issues. As we face increasing food prices and shortages worldwide, food becomes a more important aspect of such aforementioned matters.

This week, my column was called, The Politics of High Fructose Corn Syrup. In it, I discussed our government’s gigantic corn subsidy and our country’s growing waistlines. When I awoke this morning, my husband asked if I had received […]

Charoset

Posted on April 2, 2008

Charoset is one of my favorite Passover foods. During the Seder, this sweet, fruity dish holds a special, symbolic place, reminding us of the mortar which the Jews used to bond bricks while enslaved in Egypt. European Jews (Ashkenazi) traditionally use nuts, apples, cinnamon and sweet wine for this dish.

Jews of Middle Eastern descent (Sephardic) commonly use raisins, figs dates and sesame seeds. In general, Middle Eastern Jews have a far richer culinary tradition than European Jewry and charoset […]

Cranberry Apricot Truffles

Posted on January 18, 2008

Scrumptious homemade truffles using only four ingredients!

This recipe for handmade, gluten free and raw Cranberry Apricot Truffles is packed with nutrients, easy to make and aesthetically pleasing to boot.

After taking a brief hiatus from sweets, I am back on the dessert bandwagon! With Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching, I have been thinking of fun treats to give out to friends and family for the holiday.

Cranberry Apricot Truffles

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1 cup dried apricots
1 cup dried cranberries
1 teaspoon orange zest
2 cups chocolate chunks

Place apricots, […]

Cherry Orange Salad

Posted on July 26, 2007

My boys love this salad. Packed with fruit and full of good greens, they just can’t say no to this one.

Cherry Orange Salad

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4 cups mesclun greens
3 oranges, sliced into triangle wedges
1 cup cherries, pitted and cut in half
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Place greens, orange triangles and cherries in a medium salad bowl
Drizzle with olive oil and vinegar
Toss and serve

Serves 6

This gluten-free salad is a hit at barbecues, picnics and potlucks.

Yogurt with Orange and Coconut

Posted on July 5, 2007

Yum. My boys love this dish and somehow, a few simple ingredients thrown together look so elegant and appetizing. This easy snack for two takes mere minutes to make.

Yogurt with Orange and Coconut

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2 cups yogurt (I prefer Organic Nancy’s Whole Milk Yogurt)
2 oranges, peeled and sliced
¼ cup coconut flakes

Take out 2 medium bowls and place orange slices in each one
Spoon 1 cup of yogurt over orange slices in each bowl
Sprinkle concoction with coconut flakes
Enjoy!

Serves 2

Product Review: Rigoni di Asiago

Posted on May 22, 2007

These delicious jams by fiordifrutta Rigoni di Asiago are made with 100% organic fruit. They’re juice sweetened –no cane sugar, fructose or other forms of processed sugar in disguise. This is the only organic jam I have found with no added sugar. The flavors are great!

My favorites are orange and raspberry jam, though they come in a large variety including rose hip, which is quite tasty as well.

Update: This product has been renamed Rigoni di Asiago. It is still […]

Valentine’s Day Cookies

Posted on February 13, 2007

This recipe for heart shaped sugar cookies is gluten and dairy free, Paleo/primal friendly and does not use refined sugar. Further, this cookie recipe uses coconut oil, of which I am a big fan.

My older son did not want to give out paper valentines, so he made cookie valentines, as pictured above. Because the children in his class have a myriad of food allergies, this recipe is gluten-free, sugar-free and dairy-free. Even without those ingredients, my son claims the children […]

Orange Ginger Chicken

Posted on January 30, 2007

You missed the Orange Ginger Chicken…

This Paleo/primal-friendly Orange Ginger Chicken recipe is a great way to roast an entire chicken. The recipe is also child friendly –Orange Ginger Chicken is my younger son’s all time favorite dinner recipe.

My husband called and said he had to work late tonight. However, the boys and I were much too hungry to wait. So, before we ate, I snapped a photo of dinner and emailed it to him. I kept a plate […]

How to Make a Pomander

Posted on December 13, 2006

Busy hands are happy hands, so today we made pomanders. What are they, you ask? A fragrant little crafting project that I have enjoyed since childhood. All you need is an orange and cloves. My boys thought it was pretty fun too.