Vicky’s Blog

November 1, 2013

Chanukha
I am overcome with excitement and couldn’t wait to tell you, my readers, about what awaits you the next three weeks. Starting on Tuesday, November 5th, I am thrilled to present you with 8 guest bloggers, with special side dish, dessert and exciting latke recipes to celebrate the 8 days of Chanukah. These talented bloggers and cookbook authors have graciously accepted my invitation to post some of their favorite Chanukah foods, ones that I hope will become a regular addition to your holiday repertoire. Of… Read more >>

October 15, 2013

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  You know, it’s amazing to me how muffins have evolved from a healthy, smallish item, possibly warmed up for breakfast, or tucked into a loved one’s lunch bag, or offered as an afternoon snack, to over the top, sugar laden,  sometimes mammoth, not to mention gargantuan, little cakes thinly disguised as muffins. There’s nothing wrong with cake, mind you, but a muffin, especially if it’s supposedly a healthy type of muffin, should be exactly that. Case in point, carrot muffins. A muffin of this… Read more >>

October 8, 2013

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A healthy lemon muffin seemed a bit out of reach. Why, you ask? Well, one thing that I have realized is that when developing recipes for gluten-free baked goods, combining the right gluten-free flours is far less of a challenge if you use refined sugar. Refined sugar tends to add the airiness and height that gluten-free flours are unable to provide. I was, however, determined to develop a lemon muffin that wasn’t heavy and still called for raw sugar. I’m happy to report that the… Read more >>

October 1, 2013

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As clichéd as it may seem,   there’s more than a nugget of truth behind the fact that as the weather cools, our appetites and food expectations change as well. A main course salad, so apt and refreshing during the warm summer months, no longer holds the same appeal as the temperature dips and our bodies acclimatize to colder climes. It’s so very fitting that as we crave warmer, more deeply satisfying dishes, Hashem has provided us with a bountiful crop of vegetables that soothe and… Read more >>

Sep 17, 2013

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As the temperature dips slightly and our schedules acclimatize to the return to school, extra curricular events and projects, our appetites also grow more attuned to the changing season and what the markets have to offer. Just in time for the Jewish Holy Days and perfect for the end of Succot (the festival of the Fall harvest), the autumn favorite stuffed cabbage satisfies on many different levels. Depending on your heritage, be it Polish, Hungarian or Russian, cabbage rolls can have many different tastes. Even… Read more >>
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