Easy Cheddar-Rosemary Spiralized Potato Pancakes

Easy Cheddar-Rosemary Spiralized Potato Pancakes

Last year during one of the Jewish holidays, my cousin Sara texted me excitedly and said, “I used the spiralizer to make latkes!”

I had never thought to post a recipe for latkes or potato pancakes, because I figured that it was nothing novel – people are already happy with their grated potato latkes.

Then, I snapped out of it – spiralizing potatoes is much, much, MUCH easier than grating potatoes. It’s quicker, it’s easier and it’s more fun.

So, today, we have a latke recipe that I’m calling “spiralized potato pancakes.” And there’s a twist – they have cheddar!

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Sesame-Ginger Daikon Noodle Soup with Bok Choy, Snow Peas and Shiitake Mushrooms

Sesame-Ginger Daikon Noodle Soup with Bok Choy, Snow Peas and Shiitake Mushrooms

This weekend, I was in Sarasota, Florida visiting my 93 year old grandmother. All of my life, she lived next door to me, but about 3 years ago, she moved to Florida.

My grandmother played a big part in my childhood – she actually helped me learn how to read and write (I struggled at first, although now I couldn’t imagine a life without writing every day.)

Despite the treacherous downpours and the stifling humidity, I had a wonderful weekend with her and my mother and sister.

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Butternut Squash Noodles with Shredded Brussels Sprouts, Walnuts and Caramelized Onions

Butternut Squash Noodles with Shredded Brussels Sprouts, Walnuts and Caramelized Onions

Now if this isn’t a bowl of autumny goodness, I don’t know what is.

It’s actually mind-boggling to me how people (mainly, kids, I guess) don’t like brsusels sprouts. Not only are brussels cute (they look like BABY cabbages!)  they carry such a distinct, lovely flavor that absorbs seasonings so well – olive oil, salt and pepper are all you need to transform them.

This fall, I’m most excited for brussels sprouts. Hence, this recipe, using another great fall and wintertime veg: butternut squash!

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Garlic-Parmesan Zucchini Noodles and Spaghetti Pasta

Garlic-Parmesan Zucchini Noodles and Spaghetti Pasta

The title of this recipe is definitely a confusing one. By spaghetti I mean “real” spaghetti (made of flour, not vegetables.)

Last Thursday, I did a cooking class in NJ and one of the “students” asked me if I had ever mixed together spiralized vegetables and regular spaghetti together.

Yes, indeed, I have. Julienned or cubed zucchini and “real” spaghetti is a great combination, especially with a simple sauce, such as this garlic-parmesan.

But why?

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Vegan Butternut Squash Noodles and Toasted Almonds with Pumpkin-Sage Sauce

Vegan Butternut Squash Noodles and Toasted Almonds with Pumpkin-Sage Sauce

DUN DUN NUH NUHHH! It’s our first butternut squash noodle recipe of the 2014 fall season!

Y’all, it took me a solid 3 minutes to figure out “dun dun nuh nuhhh” - thankfully, I’m alone in my apartment or else people nearby would have thought I had escaped from an asylum.

Yes! Grab your teapots and leg warmers, folks, we’re spiralizing butternut squash! And that’s not all… we’re making a pumpkin-sage sauce. I mean, I probably can’t get more cliche than this recipe, but it’s sensational and it’s….. vegan!

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Ginger Seared Salmon in Miso Broth with Jalapeno-Scallion Relish and Zucchini Noodles

Ginger Seared Salmon in Miso Broth with Jalapeno-Scallion Relish and Zucchini Noodles

Yesterday was the most odd day. I woke up at 7:30am when Lu did and I could barely lift my head off the pillow. Usually, I get ready with Lu when he wakes up for work, but I just couldn’t pull myself out of bed.

So, I grabbed my laptop and laid in bed and posted yesterday’s recipe, and fell back asleep until about 12:30/1pm. I had no appetite, but I knew that a solid meal would help energize me, because I had a lot to accomplish.

I made a bowl of zucchini noodles with a miso broth, salmon seared with ginger and a jalapeno-scallion relish. Very random, but I wanted the health benefits of ginger, salmon and vegetables. Plus, if anything, when I’m sick, I want soup.

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