Category Archives: Dressing/ Sauce

Classic Israeli Salad

Israeli Salad

The vegetables in Israel are always so fresh and delicious. Salad is served at every meal, no joke, Israelis even have salads for breakfasts. The classic Israeli salad is perfect as a light meal, a side or to stuff in a pita. This is one of those salads that is not filled with heavy dressing but actually is extremely healthy and not to mention tasty as well 🙂

Ingredients:

Salad:

  • 3 tomatoes – chopped small dice
  • 3 Persian/Israeli cucumbers- Chopped small dice with the peel
  • 1/2 cup parsley (flat leaf)- chopped
  • 1/2 an onion – Chopped Small

Dressing:

  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste

Preparation:

1. Finely chop the vegetables and place all chopped veggies into a bowl.

2. Immediately before serving, season with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT:

“Adopting a new healthier lifestyle can involve changing diet to include more fresh fruit and vegetables as well as increasing levels of exercise.”

~ Linford Christie

Speak to you soon,

                  Nicole Doreen

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Spaghetti with Homemade Pesto Sauce

Pasta With Pesto Sauce

So I gave you a recipe for Marinara Sauce and now it’s only right that I give you a great recipe for Pesto Sauce. Yes this sauce is a bit heavier on the calories because it is an oil based sauce and has pine nuts in the recipe but it is absolutely delicious.

There is a Kosher Dairy Restaurant in New York called “My Most Favorite Food” http://www.mymostfavorite.com/ which serves the most amazing Farfalle Pasta with Pesto Sauce and ever since I tasted it there I was hooked.

I made it this week and served it with pasta but it’s not only a pasta sauce. Pesto sauce is often served with salad as a dressing, put into grilled cheese sandwiches or on top of chicken. I also like putting pesto sauce when I make avocado/feta veggie wraps. It is totally up to you!

So here goes:

Ingredients:

  • ·       12oz Olive Oil
  • ·       3 oz toasted pine nuts
  • ·       6 oz Basil Leave- Cleaned and Chopped
  • ·       1 Tablespoon Garlic
  • ·       4oz Parmesan Cheese ( if you want to serve the sauce with a meat dish omit the Parmesan cheese)
  • ·       Salt and Pepper to taste

Preparation:

  1.  Place 1/3 of the oil in a blender or food processor and add all the remaining ingredients.
  2. Blend/Process until smooth then add the remaining olive oil and blend for a few more seconds.

    

FOOD FOR THOUGHT:

“No man is lonely eating spaghetti; it requires so much attention.”

~ Christopher Morley

Speak to you soon,

                  Nicole Doreen