Hanukkah: the Menorah, Sufganiyot and a Potato Pancake

The first of the December Festivals of Light to be celebrated this year is Hanukkah, which begins on December 22. I was familiar with the story of Judah Maccabee and the menorah that burned for 8 nights but not why two traditional foods: sufganiyot and latkes, are eaten during this festival. Hanukkah, known as the […]

Pumpkin Pancakes

If you are rushed in the morning, you might not have time to make pumpkin pancakes completely from scratch. Save time by making pumpkin puree the night before, or use canned pumpkin. Pumpkin pie spice is a completely valid shortcut: it’s simply a combination of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice. Ingredients 1/2 cup canned or […]

Oatmeal Raisin Pancakes

Ingredients: 2 eggs 2 cups buttermilk 4 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups flour 1/2 cup rolled oats 2 tablespoons light brown sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Pinch of salt and ground nutmeg 1/2 cup raisins To Make:  In a large […]

Banana Oatmeal Smoothie

Ingredients: 1 ripe banana 1 cup plain yogurt 1/2 cup skim milk 2 tablespoons reduced-fat peanut butter 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats 1 teaspoon honey To Make:  Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. (Recipe adapted from: https://www.babble.com/best-recipes/peanut-butter-and-banana-oatmeal-to-go/)

Avocado Baked Eggs

Ingredients: 1 ripe avocado 2 eggs Salt and pepper Fresh herbs To Make:  Preheat oven to 425. Slice the avocado in half and remove the pit. Scoop out some of the flesh to make room for the egg – you’ll need a cavity approximately twice as big – feel free to eat the scooped avocado. […]

Yogurt Blueberry Muffins

Ingredients: 2 cups flour 3/4 cup sugar 2 eggs 4 tablespoons melted butter 1 1/4 cups plain yogurt 1 cup fresh blueberries 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon Zest of one lemon Pinch of salt To Make: Preheat oven to 375. Prepare muffin tins. In a bowl, sift together the […]

Peach Pancakes

Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups peaches, diced 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon sugar 2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly greated 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 1/4 cups buttermilk 2 large eggs, separated 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 2 tablespoons maple syrup To Make: Pre-heat griddle to medium-high […]

Pumpkin Apple Muffins

Ingredients: 1 cup pumpkin puree (see our video here) 1/3 cup diced apple 1 cup rolled oats 1 1/2 cups flour 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground clove 1/8 teaspoon ground fresh nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon […]