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A Fresh Take on High Holiday Cooking with Joan Nathan | FoodieGoesHealthy.com

A New Twist on High Holiday Recipes with Joan Nathan

I hosted a cooking class with legendary cookbook author Joan Nathan.We gathered around my kitchen island. It felt like an intimate group of girlfriends hanging out, getting cooking tips and enjoying Joan’s stories. Joan Nathan is a compelling storyteller, and the backstory to each recipe is fascinating. Joan has spent decades researching Jewish food history and collecting recipes from Jewish cooks around the world.

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Thai Chicken Salad with Peanut Dressing | Foodie Goes Healthy

Thai Chicken Salad with Peanut Dressing: My Favorite Summer Dinner

This Crunchy Thai Chicken Salad has been popular in my house for summer dinners and lunchtime entertaining. My friends in my cooking club have declared this salad one of the best dishes that I have ever made.

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Easy, Mini Chocolate Crosisants| FoodieGoesHealthy

Easy, Mini Chocolate Croissants & Life is Bittersweet

I took mini chocolate croissants out of the oven, let them cool briefly, and then dashed out the door with them to go pick up my kids at school. The smell of warm bittersweet chocolate was killing me as the aroma concentrated inside my car. I imagined how excited my kids would be when they were greeted by this bakery scent. Then I patted myself on the back and said to myself, “You rock.” I couldn’t think of anything more awesome than greeting them with pastries just out of oven.

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Crispy Smashed Potatoes - Foodie Goes Healthy

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Sometimes I just want to change up dinner and try something new. I don’t know if I’m late to the party, but these potatoes are the bomb. They might be so 2014 because I think I saw these all over the Web last year. Recently, I was at the farmers market thinking that I just keep walking by Weiser Family Farms’ lovely little potatoes week after week. I hadn’t bought them in a while because I didn’t feel inspired. Then it just hit me: I must buy these potatoes and smash them. And so I did. Revelatory.

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Apple Harosets for Passover | Foodie Goes Healthy

My Family’s Apple Harosets Recipe & What Passover Is Really About

This recipe has to be one of the only family recipes that I haven’t tinkered with. The recipe is simple and perfectly balanced as is. This is a rare family recipe that actually comes with precise measurements. So many of my family’s legendary old recipes seem to be just a list of ingredients without measurements or directions.

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Honey Mustard Chicken with Apples, Butternut Squash, & Brussels Sprouts | FoodieGoesHealthy

Honey Mustard Chicken with Apples, Butternut Squash, & Brussels Sprouts

There’s nothing better than a one-pot dinner on a hectic week night. This Honey Mustard Chicken with Apples, Butternut Squash, and Brussels Sprouts can even be prepped ahead. I was feeling like I was in a rut making the same entrees for dinner each week. Adding this dish to our winter dinner lineup has livened up my repertoire. My kids get excited when this dish hits the table.

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