Presto Pesto!

Without pesto, I might never have started a love affair with my food processor. You see, my first food processor was very tiny. I think my aunt and uncle got it for free from a casino(?). It was cute, but it was just too small to make pesto. I had to make it in batches, and I could never figure out how to divide the ingredients. So I got a bigger food processor, and now I’m in love and use … Continue reading

Apple and Walnut Charoset

Charoset is more than a symbolic food, meant to represent the mortar that binds the Egyptian pyramids. It is delicious! Charoset is my favorite part of the Passover sedar, and I love snacking on it throughout the rest of the holiday. It’s sweet and nutty, the perfect thing to liven up a piece of matzah or any kind of cracker. It is also really easy to make. No heat required! I first made charoset sitting on a dorm room floor … Continue reading

Quick and Easy Baba Ghanoush

Baba¬†ghanoush is a totally delicious eggplant dip, and it is really easy to whip together. When the creamy eggplant is flavored with olive oil, lemon, cilantro, and sesame, it turns into a healthy, tasty, and surprisingly filling snack. I’ll definitely be nibbling on it during the next football game. Traditional baba¬†ghanoush is made with grilled eggplant, but you can cook your eggplant in the microwave for a speedier version. I had tiny eggplants, so I sliced them in half and … Continue reading