Raw Nut-Free Cacao Hamentaschen

The Jewish holiday of Purim is in a few days.  This festive holiday, commonly celebrated with wild costume parties and drunken escapades, commemorates the time when the Jewish people living in Persia were saved from extermination.  The villain of the Purim, a man named Haman, is remembered by the traditional food of the holiday – the Hamentaschen. Continue reading

Mardi Gras Superfood Parfait

How are you celebrating Mardi Gras?  Not everyone can go to New Orleans to attend the parades.  Chances are that you’re eating some Fat Tuesday-themed goodies, such as King Cake.  I’ve never been to Mardi Gras or even tried King Cake – maybe the artificial colorings used to decorate the cakes is a bit too scary for me! Continue reading

Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

Thanksgiving is just days away and I couldn’t be more excited!  While many families prefer to prepare and eat the same recipes year after year, I like to experiment and add new dishes to my family’s holiday table.  Between now and Thanksgiving, I’ll be sharing some of the simple recipes that I’ve developed this season.  Whether you add them to your Thanksgiving table or not, I hope you will give them a try. Continue reading