getting “back in the game” with a healthier spinach-artichoke dip.

Posted in American, cooking and recipes, Our Favorites!, sides, snacks, Tali, tofu, vegetarian on February 2nd, 2010 by tali – 6,673 Comments


Well, I guess I took about a month-long blogging hiatus.  It wasn't intentional, but I guess I've been getting adjusted to living somewhere new, cooking in a different kitchen, and of course...working.  But now that a month has passed, and Superbowl Sunday is around the corner, I decided it was time to get "back in the game" before the big game! Honestly, I don't really watch football, but I've always loved Superbowl Sunday because of the commercials, the half-time show, and the Superbowl parties!  Great excuse to get together with friends and eat good food!  One of my favorites for Superbowl Sunday is spinach-artichoke dip.  Actually, it's one of my favorites, period.  But it's usually so unhealthy.  Did you know… continue reading getting "back in the game" with a healthier spinach-artichoke dip. | 6673 Comments

Tofu and Eggplant Stir Fry

Posted in Asian, cooking and recipes, tofu, Tudy, vegetarian on November 2nd, 2009 by tudy – 2,021 Comments

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The other night we went to our friends' house for dinner who were vegetarians. I know Tali is a great vegetarian cook since she is a vegetarian, but sometimes I still find it challenging to come up with a good hearty vegetarian meal if I don't consult Tali first. But I think this asian inspired dish is great and you can get your vegetables and proteins all in one dish!! Eggplant and Tofu Stir Fry 3 medium asian (either chinese or japanese) eggplants sliced in half and cut in 1 inch pieces 1 package Extra Firm Tofu cut into 1 inch cubes 3 garlic cloves minced 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 1/2… continue reading Tofu and Eggplant Stir Fry | 2021 Comments

pumpkin swirl cheesecake.

Posted in a thin thanksgiving!, American, cooking and recipes, dessert, Our Favorites!, Tali, tofu, vegetarian on October 27th, 2009 by tali – 405 Comments


I love love love pumpkin pie, but since it isn't thanksgiving yet, I thought that a pumpkin swirl cheesecake would be more appropriate.  It's so easy to make thanks to the prepared graham cracker crust I used (I keep finding great ones - only 100 calories per serving in this one and no bizarre artificial ingredients) - using a prepared crust saves so much time!   This is much lighter than regular cheesecake, and you get protein from the tofu and vitamin A from the pumpkin.  Also, don't tell anyone that there's tofu in this - you really won't taste it!  I think this is my favorite dessert I've made in a long time - it's sweet and yummy but… continue reading pumpkin swirl cheesecake. | 405 Comments

HAVE TO eat cheesecake?!

Posted in American, cooking and recipes, dessert, Tali, tips, tofu, vegetarian on May 30th, 2009 by tali – 1,857 Comments
One of my favorite Jewish holidays, Shavuot, just passed.  It's always been my favorite holiday because you're supposed to eat dairy foods (...why is it that my favorite things always revolve around food??).  I guess technically, there's no actual requirement to eat cheesecake on this holiday, but it's one of those traditions that I love and just HAVE TO follow...wouldn't want to break with tradition!! I don't eat cheesecake that often, so I guess it wouldn't be a big deal to just eat a slice (sometimes you just want the real deal) and feel gross later (and probably force myself to "diet" for a few days trying to make up for it).  Did you know that your average slice of cheesecake can contain about