Tic-Tac-Toe Salad Plate

I recently wrote a ten page spread for Mishpacha Magazine Family First showcasing ideas for preparing your own simcha. Included were exciting recipes, garnishing and plating ideas from entree through dessert. The feedback (no pun intended!) was fabulous.  Over the next few weeks, I … Continue reading

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Grilled Mini Peppers on Skewers

My guests were arriving and I still had not decided on a hot vegetable to be served with the main. Obviously, I did not have much time on my hands. Upon openening  the fridge, I spotted a bag of mini peppers I had just … Continue reading

food ; mishpacha ester 11.2011

Fruity Trifle Spread

Photography by Dan Engongora Being that this Fruity Trifle Spread was from my first posts,I just wanted to make sure you dont miss out on it….the perfect salad for this Shabbat-Tu B’shvat! GO HORIZONTAL- Update your typical salad trifle by … Continue reading


Trader Joe’s Rainbow Salad

For years I have been trying (unsuccessfully) to convince the management of Trader Joe’s to open a store in my area. Well, until that happens, I’ll continue to benefit only from afar, as my mother-in-law always makes sure to bring … Continue reading


Cabbage Mango Salad

Photography by Dan Engongora Salad Ingredients : 1 bag green cabbage 1 mango diced 1 bunch scallions-chopped 2 tsp black sesame seeds Dressing: ¼ cup vinegar ¼ cup olive oil 2 T  sugar or xylitol 1 t lemon juice Salt/pepper … Continue reading

food ; mishpacha ester 2.3.2012

Grilled Vegetables

Photography by Dan Engongora Ingredients: 2 zuchini, cut diagonally 2 yellow squash, cut diagonally 2 red peppers, cut in eighths 2 yellow peppers, cut in eighths 2 onions, sliced 10 oz (280 g) mushrooms Marinade ¼ cup olive oil 1 … Continue reading