Hanukkah is almost here, and just as I do every year, I like to experiment with different types of latkes. These carrot latkes are delicious – the combination of carrots, garlic and olive oil is very good. Lacking starch, they are more fragile than potato latkes and require careful handling, especially when you flip them, but I think the result is well worth the extra effort. Click for the recipe
You need to make this spaghetti squash recipe NOW. Buttery, cheesy and garlicky, it’s so good, and so close to the experience of eating real buttered noodles, that it’s now my favorite way to make spaghetti squash. Click for the recipe
To make these delicious spicy green beans, steam the beans first (I use the microwave), then saute in seasoned olive oil. Yum! They taste just like a salty, spicy snack. Click for the recipe
Chilled, flavorful and incredibly fresh, this Asian-style cucumber salad is the perfect summer side dish. Click for the recipe
Green beans are roasted in a hot oven until just-tender, then seasoned with garlic, red pepper flakes and Parmesan. Click for the recipe
I’ve got nothing against using a store-bought tomato sauce, as long as it doesn’t contain added sugar, flavoring, preservatives, or the all-mysterious “spices.” If the list of ingredients is clean, I go ahead and use it – it’s a huge time saver, and I really enjoy Rao’s spicy tomato sauce.
Having said that, sometimes I like to make my own quick homemade tomato sauce. It’s ready in 10 minutes, it’s very flavorful, and you can use it in so many ways – the obvious are as pasta sauce or pizza sauce, but you can also use it as a base for shakshuka or for baked eggs; cook meatballs in it; or use it as a topping for bruschetta.
I use the Pomi brand of chopped tomatoes for this recipe. I like this brand because it’s BPA-free, has no added sugar or salt, and also because the Italian tomatoes are sweeter than American canned diced tomatoes. Click for the recipe
Who would have thought? Just carrots, coconut oil and cinnamon – and you’ve got yourself a delicious, wholesome, super-healthy dessert. Granted, it’s not as sweet as sugary junk, but it’s really, really good. And if you find that these carrots are not sweet enough for dessert, they make a wonderful side dish. Click for the recipe