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New Year’s Good Luck Foods

It’s time to sweep all of last year’s happenings under the rug, because the New Year is here and that means, a clean slate! What better way to start 2013 with a bit of luck on your side? You can do just that by making sure to eat one or more of the world’s “luckiest” … Continue reading

Seafood Cioppino Stew

Makes: 6 Servings Prep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes Ingredients: 1 pound salmon fillets 1 pound seafood medley (clams, mussels, shrimp, octopus) 2 ½ cups low sodium chicken stock 1 cup dry white wine 1 ½ pounds red potatoes, cooked and quartered 1 medium-sized onion, chopped 2 shallots, chopped 3 cloves … Continue reading

Clementine Chutney

Makes: 2 cups (or about 8, ¼ cup servings) Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 1 hour Ingredients: ½ cup apple, diced ¼ cup red pepper, diced ½ cup yellow onion, diced 3-4 clementines, peeled, halved horizontally and segmented 1 whole Chile pepper, dried, chopped fine 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons honey ½ … Continue reading

Savory Potato Kugel with Crispy Shallots

Adapted from Big Girls, Small Kitchen recipe for Potato Kugel with Sauteed Shallots Prep: 30 minutes Total: 90 minutes Makes: 6 servings Ingredients: 4 shallots, thinly sliced 4 medium russet potatoes 1 large onion 2 eggs 2 egg yolks 1 tablespoon kosher salt 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 4 apples 1 tablespoon fresh sage, roughly … Continue reading

Sesame String Beans

Makes: 4 Servings Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 15-20 minutes Ingredients: 2 pounds string beans, trimmed and washed ¼ cup sugar-free maple syrup 2½ tablespoons spicy brown mustard 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 teaspoon sesame seeds ½ teaspoon chili flakes ½ teaspoon minced garlic Directions: In a small bowl, … Continue reading

Happy Hanukkah!

Happy Hanukkah! The Festival of Lights came early this year, but not to worry; there’s still plenty of time to plan your celebration. Remember that the holidays are all about tradition; take time to reflect on the story of Hanukkah.  Hanukkah, which translates to dedication in Hebrew, commemorates the revolution of the Jews against the … Continue reading