Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Spaghetti Squash With Black Beans and Salsa

spaghetti squash cut and seeded

It's fall and I am making another recipe using winter squash- specifically spaghetti squash. 

a bowl with black beans, spaghetti squash, and salsa

The trio of ingredients that I use in this recipe produces a delicious, warming, low calorie and low fat dinner that is naturally gluten-free and vegan.

Saturday, October 28, 2023

Quinoa Chickpea Salad- High In Protein

quinoa salad in a bowl

If you are looking for a simple healthy meal, this high protein salad is perfect. It's filling and satisfying without being heavy and high in fat. It's a crowd pleaser that everyone seems to like! 

Monday, October 23, 2023

Carrot Apple Breakfast Slaw- Vegan

bowl of grated carrots and apples, vegan, gluten free

Grated carrots, apples, and pomegranates- oh my!! A deliciously sweet juicy slaw loaded with valuable antioxidants and nutrients. 

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Perfect Steel Cut Oats In the Instant Pot

Free Blueberries Oats photo and picture

It's officially fall- the season of pumpkins, gorgeous mums, and trees displaying their colorful leaves. The temperatures have been dipping to the low 40's in the mornings, and I've started to crave a nice cozy bowl of warming oatmeal for breakfast. I use the Instant Pot and my oatmeal comes out perfect every time and doesn't stick to the pot (a bonus). It is important to have the correct ratio of oatmeal to water.

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Kitchen Wisdom- Reduce Sprouting In Potatoes

What's an apple doing in the potato basket? 
Does it help reduce sprouting? Our grandmothers may not have had all of our modern technology, but they knew some basic kitchen wisdom that worked for them. 

Monday, October 16, 2023

Vegan Stuffed Peppers - Israeli Style

Cooking pot filled with bell peppers stuffed with rice, vegan

Vegan stuffed peppers are colorful, tasty, and nutritious. I love this easy Israeli-style recipe that I originally tasted and then recorded when I visited my sister-In Law on our recent trip to Israel (June 2023). 

Friday, October 13, 2023

Perfect Spaghetti Squash In The Instant Pot

Free Spaghetti Squash photo and picture

Have you ever cooked a spaghetti squash? It is a unique yellow hard shelled squash that cooks up in strands that resembles spaghetti!

strands of spaghetti squash

Although it has a bland taste, this fun-to-eat squash pairs well with all kinds of sauces or sautéed vegetables for a delicious low calorie, yet nutrient dense "spaghetti" type dish!

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

I Stand With Israel

Israel is home to many of our close relatives. 
This is a very sad and scary time for us!

Free Architecture Jaffa photo and picture

As some of my readers may know, my husband (Jewish) was born in Cairo Egypt in 1948 to Jewish parents who were born and lived their lives in Egypt and grandparents who lived their lives in Egypt as well. 

Future Food Summit In Philadelphia (Oct 20-21)

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Mark your calendar for Oct 20-21 for the Food Summit in Philadelphia. Chef AJ will be teaching a cooking class on desserts, along with many other amazing speakers. 

Monday, October 9, 2023

Beautiful Murals in Philadelphia

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We met friends for dinner in the city of Philadelphia last week. 
(We live 1/2 hour from downtown Philly)

Free City Cityscape photo and picture

I am always blown away with the amazing murals that one sees throughout Philadelphia, which are some of the most beautiful I've ever seen. 

Saturday, October 7, 2023

Waldorf Chickpea Salad With Honey Mustard Dressing

Waldorf chickpeas salad

Do you like chickpeas? 
You will love my easy to make Waldorf chickpea salad.
This Waldorf Chickpea salad contains celery, parsley (or cilantro), apple chunks, finely grated carrot, cashews, raisins (or Craisins) and scallions dressed in a vegan "honey" mustard dressing.

Thursday, October 5, 2023

The Signs of Fall

Just because it's well past Sept 22 and officially fall, it still doesn't feel like fall to me. 

neighborhood with green grass and green trees

The temperatures have dropped into the 50's at night and in early morning, but it still doesn't feels like fall to me

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

My Last Summer Salad- Raw Corn and Tomato

salad vegetables with corn, olives, tomatoes

Although its officially fall, the temperatures are still in the mid 80's, so I'm still making summer salads for dinner.

corn cut off the cob

I went to a local farm (Shady Brook) and they were still selling the last of the corn on the cob, summer tomatoes, and cherry tomatoes. 

Monday, October 2, 2023


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Typically, I join in with Sherri (at Sherry's Pickings) and other bloggers to share what's IN MY KITCHEN at the beginning of each month.

Here is what I have for the beginning of October.