How to Make Cashew Milk

How to Make Cashew Milk on TheShiksa.com #recipe #tutorial
I’ve recently become obsessed with cashews. I’ve been adding them to smoothies, making sauces from them, and even using them in hummus. The greatest thing I’ve …

How to Make Almond Milk

How to Make Almond Milk on TheShiksa.com #recipe #cooking #tutorial
In response to your requests, I will be covering how to make several different non-dairy milks over the next few months. This week I’m sharing how to make almond …

Homemade Strawberry Syrup

Homemade Strawberry Syrup #recipe #drinks
Here’s a short, sweet little recipe for spring. Many beverage recipes call for “strawberry syrup,” a bright red, sugary syrup that gives a strawberry flavor and …

The Old Fashioned Way: Apple Juice & Apple Leather

Homemade Apple Juice and Apple Leather on The History Kitchen
In the autumn, jugs full of fresh-pressed apple cider adorn supermarket produce sections and farmer’s market tables. Hot, spiced, or cold, cider is as welcoming to …

Ensalada de Frutas con Chile

Ensalada de Frutas con Chile - Spicy Mexican Fruit Salad with Salt, Lemon and Chile de Arbol by Tori Avey
My friend Sandra was born in Puebla, Mexico, the site of the famous Battle of Puebla commemorated on Cinco de Mayo. Every year as the holiday approaches, I ask her to …

Date Honey Syrup – Silan

Date Honey Syrup - Recipe for Middle Eastern Silan, sweet condiment made only of pure natural dates by Tori Avey.
Date Honey Syrup – Recipe for Middle Eastern Silan, sweet condiment made only of pure natural dates. Sumerian legend claims that the date palm was Earth’s first …

Ambrosia Fruit Salad – Cooking Club 1907

Ambrosia Fruit Salad - Vintage Recipe from Cooking Club Magazine, May 1907
I tend to be a perfectionist, to a fault. Only lately have I started to realize that my compulsion to make everything I do “just so” might be more a hindrance than a …

Dark Chocolate Fruit Candies

Dark Chocolate Fruit Candies with Pomegranates, Figs and Dates - Sweet Natural Treats
I got naughty in my kitchen late last night. I indulged in an ooey gooey chocolate obsession. It was difficult to resist the call of a foil-wrapped gourmet 72% dark …

Martha Washington’s Preserved Cherries

Martha Washington's Preserved Cherries
My patriotic side is officially kicking into high gear. This week I dug out a historical American manuscript that I’ve wanted to read for a while now. It’s the …

Peach Saffron Preserves

Peach Saffron Preserves - Summer Recipe for Seasonal Peach Jam with an Exotic Twist by Tori Avey
Although commonly believed to have originated in Persia, peaches actually came from China, where they were a symbol of immortality as early as 550 B.C.E. They were …

Cashew Apple Green Smoothie

Cashew Apple Green Smoothie on TheShiksa.com #healthy #green #smoothie #recipe
Let’s face it. Summer starts on Friday, shorts weather is imminent, and most of us probably need to– ahem– “lighten up” a bit. I know I sure do… we’re …

Harissa

Harissa - Recipe for Spicy Middle Eastern Chili Garlic Sauce on ToriAvey.com
Harissa – Recipe for Spicy Middle Eastern Chili Garlic Sauce on ToriAvey.com Attention, pepperheads! I love to spice things up in my kitchen, and there is no …

Greek Salad Quinoa Bowl

Greek Salad Quinoa Bowl Recipe - Healthy Protein-Packed Vegetarian Recipe by Tori Avey
Online friend and fellow food blogger Jennifer Perillo pointed out on Facebook yesterday that Mercury is in retrograde. You may take astrology with a grain of salt …

Chickpea, Spinach and Mushroom Sauté

Chickpea, Mushroom and Spinach Sauté #healthy #vegan #recipe
In late 19th century America, mushrooming clubs were the place to be. As mushrooms became a more important part of fashionable French cuisine, American cooks (who took …

Dal Bukhara

Dal Bukhara - Beluga Lentils in Creamy Tomato Curry from the Aarti Paarti Cookbook
Dal Bukhara – Beluga Lentils in Creamy Tomato Curry from the Aarti Paarti Cookbook This weekend, I’ll be speaking on a panel at the TECHmunch LA Food …

Roasted Beet and Red Onion Salad

Roasted Beet and Red Onion Salad
… for Passover (use a KFP vinegar) Remove knobs and tails from the roasted beets and peel off skins. Cut into 1/2 …

Kale and Roasted Beet Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing

Kale and Roasted Beet Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing
Hanukkah is all about fried foods… latkes, sufganiyot, keftes, birmuelos. While frying is a symbolic way to celebrate the holiday, it’s also a surefire way to pack …

How to Make Candied Lemon Peels

Candied Lemon Peels
On The History Kitchen I made an apple pudding from Sarah Josepha Hale , commonly known as “ The Mother of Thanksgiving ” in America. The recipe called for …

Limonana – Frozen Mint Lemonade

Limonana
Summer officially began yesterday, and I am feeling the new season in every fiber of my being. The weather is getting warmer, days are getting lazier, meals are …

Roasted Beet Salad with Mint

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I love beets – they’re sweet, colorful, and full of health benefits. They contain a unique antioxidant called betalains, which are currently being studied as a …

Lekvar Apricot Butter – Apricot Filling for Hamantaschen

Apricot Hamantaschen
Here is a simple and delicious pareve apricot filling for Hamantaschen. Apricot doesn’t need much “dressing up”– the sweetness of a hamantaschen cookie …

Lekvar Plum Butter – Prune Filling for Hamantaschen

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Lekvar – aka Plum Butter- is one of my favorite Hamantaschen fillings. Prunes may not seem like the most romantic ingredient, but they are magical in the center of a …

Israeli Salad with Pickles and Mint

Israeli Salad with Pickles and Mint Close
Okay, so let’s get real. The other day I was passing by a mirror and I had to pause. Around my midsection, I could definitely see the results of a little too much …

Sandra’s Mexican Israeli Salad

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My dear friend Sandra (aka my BFF amiga) was born in Mexico. Her hubby Rafi was born in Israel, but his background is Indian Jewish. Because of the diverse flavor …

Spring Pea Guacamole

Spring Pea Guacamole - Recipe for Light and Healthy Guacamole-Style Dip by Tori Avey
Spring Pea Guacamole? Some of you might be shaking your head right now. Trust me, it’s not as weird as you might think. I’ll explain… but first, a little …
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