For the non Jewiest of Jews, Passover has been coined “the Jewish diet”. For those of you who don’t participate, when it comes to the food part, we can’t eat leavened foods for a week. Many dread this, thinking their going to be stuck with a box of matzoh and butter for the week. Others think outside of that box. If you don’t cook, go visit my friends at Breads Bakery and buy all of these great eats! I forewarn you, everything is a must—Breads Bakery really knows what their doing. You will likely gain weight on this Jewish diet.
These carrots are sweet and extremely addicting. Definitely don’t look them over thinking, “eh, carrots I can handle”. These are better—sorry, not sorry!
This quiche reminds me of matzoh brei—duh, with eggs and matzoh, how could it not? That said, I look forward to Passover for matzoh brei, well, and macaroons—don’t worry, we’ll get to those!
A lot of people avoid eggplant. When it’s improperly prepared, I totally get it, it’s starchy, bitter and disgusting. Allow this to be your PSA, this is prepared perfectly! Don’t hold a grudge, if you don’t like this eggplant, you won’t like any eggplant. So, go for it!
I like to think that beets like these are what Michael Jackson was singing about. I know they’re not, but the first caption that comes to mind every single time I go to post a photo of beets on Instagram is “beet it, beet it, no one wants to be hungry, yeah”. Moral of the story, these beets are worth writing songs about!
May you get through your prayer packet quickly, be a little more than tipsy from all of the glasses of wine you “have to drink”, and have a fork long enough to reach across the table to dig into this tart. It’s killer! Do yourself a favor, don’t cut a slice, just eat it all!
Coconut Chocolate Chip Cake
Coconut and chocolate, um, can we make Passover last all year? Taste it, you’ll be thinking the same thing.
FYI, this comes as one long gorgeous cake. I cut it in half to see what the middle looked like. I then took more photos because it was so pretty.
No fuss, no muss, just the quintessential macaroons. You know, the kind of macaroons all other macaroons should aspire to be like. I could, scratch that, should eat about ten bags full of these bite-sized heavenly bites in one sitting. Get extra, they’ll go fast!
Chocolate Poppy Cake
This is perhaps the most stylish cake I have encountered. It makes me think of street style straight off the bat—it’s totally that poppy texture, it reminds me of concrete, and I love it! When I heard about this cake, it flipped a switch in my brain, I knew I had to sink my teeth into it.
Oh, it’s extremely different. It’s rich, savory and decadent all at the same time. If you’re the adventurous type, get it! It’s not for everyone, but it certainly is for me! Be clean about it. Cut off a small piece, taste it, If you don’t like it, send it my way! I’ll for sure take it off of your hands!
Like the Coconut Chocolate Chip Cake, this cake comes in one long gorgeous piece. A ways into my photoshoot, I cut it in half to keep playing.
As you may have noticed, I love incorporating International Delight creamers into my sweet breakfasts. Well, I got to thinking about how to streamline this deliciousness so that I can have that flavor in a snap every morning. The secret is in the syrup. Genius, I know! I mixed a traditional maple syrup with International Delight French Vanilla Creamer. Now, I can douse every breakfast, sweet and savory alike, with that flavor I love.
Their pastries are outrageous. Their babka is famous. It’s time to turn the spotlight onto their sandwiches, cause they’re way bomb!
Breads Bakery became one of my favorite lunch spots nearly three years ago and has maintained that “fave” status ever since. There’s no je ne sais quoi here, no secrets, the sandwiches are crazy good because of their simplicity and the freshness of every single ingredients starting, of course, with their amazing breads. It’s Jew food—straight forward, delicious and made with love.
I tried this sandwich for the first time this week. After eating it, and already knowing my obsession with the Smoked Salmon sandwich, I realized I had to try every single sandwich in this bakery. That’s how this guide came to be! The potato, olives, hardboiled eggs and tuna in this sandwich make for such a delicious high protein lunch. It’s such a killer flavor combination and it’ll keep you full till dinner. Wins all around!
Smoked Salmon Sandwich
This is my go-to sandwich. The freshness of the smoked salmon mixed with the creaminess of the cream cheese and the texture of the green medley never fails to better even the best of days. This is such a fun not-too-far stretched play on what is the epitome of jew food, you know, lox and a schmear on a bagel. If you couldn’t tell, I’m obsessed!
Almost too pretty to eat, don’t be scared of the word “vegan” the textures here make for a super exciting lunch. The roasting on the cauliflower paired with the micro greens is what makes this one so special both visually and texturally.
Eggs are my very favorite foods, or is it ingredient? Eh, either way, I don’t often see sliced hardboiled eggs on a breakfast sandwich—naturally, I had to try it. Oh, man, it’s great. It makes for a great lunch sandwich, too!
Goat Cheese And Eggplant Sandwich
The creaminess of goat cheese makes everything it touches better, that’s just a fact—well, a fact in my book. Paired with fresh eggplant, tomatoes and olives, there is definitely a Mediterranean vibe here. I love the combination of the soft inner textures with the crunch of the bread.
Every sandwich choice is a great one! Can’t wait to hear which one, or all, you try!
Some trips, you want to last forever. That’s how I’m still feeling about my incredibly gluttonous trip to South By Southwest in Austin Texas. Eating breakfast tacos from food trucks in the mornings quickly proved to be the best way to start my days. So, here I am making quick and easy, no fuss or muss, super delicious breakfast tacos while making sure to kick them up a notch by using Crab Classic—which, ahem, are made in 100% gluten-free facility and is certified heart healthy by the American Heart Association. Yeah, I’m feeling super healthy eating them as I’m writing this! Oh, I know you’ll love them, too.