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  • SPRING MATZO KUGEL WITH ARTICHOKES AND PEAS

    By Elana Horwich

    April 20, 2016 | 8:32 am

    Within a twelve hour window, I received two emails asking me for a recipe for a Mushroom Matzah Kugel. I had never heard of such a thing, but once I committed to developing a recipe for it (you can get the yumminess here), I couldn’t NOT make one from more seasonal veggies that...

  • SPRING MATZO KUGEL WITH ARTICHOKES AND PEAS

    By Elana Horwich

    April 18, 2016 | 12:42 pm

    Within a twelve hour window, I received two emails asking me for a recipe for a Mushroom Matzah Kugel. I had never heard of such a thing, but once I committed to developing a recipe for it (you can get the yumminess here), I couldn’t NOT make one from more seasonal veggies that...

  • Mushroom Matzo Kugel

    By Elana Horwich

    April 18, 2016 | 12:31 pm

    Within a twelve hour window, I received two emails asking me for a recipe for a Mushroom Matzah Kugel. To be honest, I had never heard of such a thing. But what are the odds that two people sought me out, one a family friend and one a loyal blog follower in Brooklyn, looking for...

  • 7 Secrets to the Best Latkes?

    By Elana Horwich

    December 10, 2015 | 2:38 pm

    You don't start cooking school called Meal and a Spiel if you can't make a mean latke. It is my pleasure to share my secret, or rather my secrets, with you.

    1. Only use enough flour (I use potato flour) and egg to just hold the latkes together. Otherwise your latkes will be...

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  • Food: Deep Jewish roots in Tuscany

    October 8, 2015 | 12:19 pm

    “It’s a help-yourself kitchen,” Elana Horwich announced effusively as she kept an eye on simmering pots and pans atop burners on a roomy kitchen island stove. 

    On Oct. 1, Horwich, founder of the 5-year-old Meal and a Spiel quasi-roving cooking school, hosted an event cheekily...

  • Why don’t Italians drink cappuccino after a meal?

    By Elana Horwich

    September 11, 2015 | 9:08 am

    Italians don’t have cappuccino after 11 o’clock in the morning and if you are ordering one after a meal, your Italian waiter is laughing at you. Or at least shaking his head.

    Coffee and milk, though a tradition in many cultures, is not actually good for digestion and the Italians...

  • What ingredients should never go in the fridge?

    By Elana Horwich

    August 26, 2015 | 5:36 am

    1. Tomatoes.
    2. Garlic.
    3. Onions.

    I did not invent these no-­refrigeration principles. The Italians did. I am just the messenger. My cooking students across the country have learned what all Italians know, as they are essential to the outcome of good cooking.

    Why?

    ...
  • The Ultimate Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Low Sugar Summer Nectarine Tart [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    June 11, 2015 | 11:09 am

    One thing you should look out for in a nutritionist is someone who likes to eat. Far too often I meet nutritionists who seem to follow a textbook with everything they put in their mouths. They clearly know what’s good for them, but if they don’t ever tamper with what’s bad for...

  • Meal and a Spiel’s Passover Recipe Bible

    By Elana Horwich

    April 1, 2015 | 9:00 am

    I remember the agony of sitting through Passover seders as a child.

    I learned the suffering of the Jewish People through the intense and seemingly infinite boredom of these evenings. And on top of all that, when we finally did get to the meal, the food was never that good.

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  • Persian Food is Very Sexy

    By Elana Horwich

    March 19, 2015 | 9:00 am

    As many of you know, several months ago I committed to studying Persian food. What I discovered totally took me by surprise. Persian food is very sexy.

    Think about these ingredients: Syrups made from pomegranate, thick dense creamy yogurts, salty green and pink pistachios, rose...

  • The Best Parve Chocolate Mousse (For Passover Too!)

    By Elana Horwich

    March 18, 2015 | 9:00 am

    My objective when teaching extra-healthy cooking classes, like my recent New Year’s Detox Makeover is to give my students weapons to combat even the deepest cravings. Chocolate, sugar, fat...let’s face it, we can’t appease those longings with carrot sticks and hummus.

    Don’t trust...

  • What To Do With Leftover Challah [recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    December 23, 2014 | 12:25 pm

    Coconut Milk Challah Bread Pudding

    As you may already know, my definition of good food is that which makes you want to roll on the floor and shout mammmmmmaaaaa! And as you also may know, I’m not actually referring to my mother, as she never cooked, but to the Italian mamme who...

  • Are Gluten-Free Matzo Balls a Thing? Yes they are!! [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    December 16, 2014 | 5:20 pm

    I will first address those of you who are sick of hearing about everything being gluten free:

    I know you think the rising hype of a “no gluten diet” that has taken our country by storm is some sort of psychological weakness emblematic of a consumer society that is easily seduced...

  • Cleaner & Better Thanksgiving Recipes

    By Elana Horwich

    November 25, 2014 | 12:18 pm

    This is a collection of recipes that I hope will add a healthier indulgence to your holiday.  Enjoy!

     

     

     

     

  • Spaghetti Squash Primavera

    By Elana Horwich

    October 8, 2014 | 9:00 am

    What makes this particular spaghetti squash so unique is that the base is vegetarian, vegan, Paleo, gluten free, and all that other health nut stuff..... but the topping is 100% sensual, succulent Italian.

    Ingredients:

    for 2-4 people

    • one large spaghetti squash

    • ...
  • The Jewish Food Taste Test-OMG

    By Elana Horwich

    October 2, 2014 | 9:00 am

     

    Jewish Food gets a bad rep.  People think it is fattening, heavy, and bland.  This may have been true in the past but not since Meal and a Spiel came to town.  This video is hilarious insight into how Jewish Food is percieved. 

    Enough with Jewish Food not being considered...

  • Rosh Hashana: Meal and a Spiel Style

    By Elana Horwich

    September 23, 2014 | 1:44 pm

    The Head of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana, deserves food that makes it worth sitting in temple all day.  Here is a comprehensive collection of what I think are the best recipes you can make for the High Holidays.

     

    Matzo Ball Soup (Chicken Soup Easy Enough for Shiksas*)

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  • How to Make Chicken Soup With Matzo Balls [Video]

    By Elana Horwich

    September 18, 2014 | 9:00 am

     

    Watch my step by step tutorial that I filmed for Salted! TV on  How to make the Perfect Matzo Ball Soup.  Salted! TV is an amazing new online platform that teaches people how to cook.

     

    Wanna take cooking classes with me? Go to MealandaSpiel.com. If you would...

  • Spicy Black Cod Tacos [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    September 8, 2014 | 5:12 pm

    The innovation of these tacos were mothered by pure hunger.

    I happened to have a fresh piece of black cod in the fridge, but besides that there was nothing to eat except for an old package of blue corn tortillas from a Mexican dinner party I had catered. In the near empty veggie...

  • Sugar Free Frozen Hot Chocolate [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    July 15, 2014 | 9:03 am

    It was a hot summer day (why on hot days do I tend to feel more hungry?) so  I  was in my kitchen looking for something sweet but not too unhealthy.  Looking around my pantry, it hit me--I remembered Serendipity’s frozen hot chocolate and realized I could easily re-create the New...

  • “Doctored Up” Trader Joe’s GF Brownies with Sea Salt

    By Elana Horwich

    July 14, 2014 | 12:40 pm

    Who knew that the best brownies in the world would.….

        1. come from a box (or in this case a bag).

        2. take 5 minutes and zero brain power.

        3. be gluten free.

        4. all be bought with a one stop shop at Trader Joes for under ten bucks!?!

     

    These are “doctored...

  • How to Make Kosher Pigs in a Blanket [video]

    By Elana Horwich

    July 3, 2014 | 7:05 pm

    In honor of the good ole USA, I took a slight deviation from my Italian influenced cuisine this week, and made this special video (which my mom calls "award winning") for Kosher Pigs in a Blanket.

    Click the pic of the wieners to see how to make these Kosher bad boys.

    And if...

  • How to Make a Skinny Strong Margarita [Video]

    By Elana Horwich

    July 1, 2014 | 12:49 pm

    Mexico may be out of the World Cup but margaritas win over and over.  This margarita is simple, has no sugar and perfect for anytime you need a cocktail.

     

     

     

     

    For other "skinny" Mexican recipes from Meal and a Spiel click here

     

    Wanna take cooking classes with me? Go to MealandaSpiel.com. If you would like my recipes directly to your inbox sign up here.

  • How to Choose an Olive Oil

    By Elana Horwich

    June 24, 2014 | 5:22 pm

    A common question I receive in my cooking classes is which olive oil to choose. This is NOT a no-brainer question.

    I can walk into any market, glance at my choices and in a matter of minutes, make my decision. Minutes, yes minutes. Not seconds. Choosing an olive oil takes some...

  • How to Eat Pasta Like An Italian for the World Cup 2014 [Video]

    By Elana Horwich

    June 19, 2014 | 11:27 am

    It is hard for me to go to bed at night knowing that the majority of Americans don't know how to properly eat spaghetti.  I am on a mission to get rid of the use of knives as well as sauce dripping down the front of your face. Turns out I like editing my own videos, too.

    For those of you who are rooting for Italy in the world cup, it is time to align your energies by eating your spaghetti the the Azzurri do.

     

     

  • Impress Everyone With This Super Easy Asparagus and Goat Cheese Frittata [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    June 11, 2014 | 9:00 am

    (This article originially appeared on YouBeauty.com)

    What I love about this frittata is that in a relatively short amount of time you can easily feed lots of people brunch. Feel free to double or triple the recipe and leave this baby on the buffet. If you double/triple the recipe...

  • No Dairy Parve Skinny Sundae [Video Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    May 15, 2014 | 12:05 pm

    Eating a sundae doesn’t necessarily need to be bad for you. What if you made a sundae that actually made you stronger? Here’s one with lots of nutrients in it.

    Shopping List

    • Coconut Bliss Coconut Milk Ice Cream - Natural or Vanilla Flavor
    • Sunflower Seed Butter or...
  • Recipes with Roses for Mother’s Day

    By Elana Horwich

    May 6, 2014 | 9:00 am

    In western culture, roses are viewed as romantic and beautiful . No one thinks to actually eat the roses themselves and hence taste the romance and beauty.

    Roses can be consumed in the form of rose water. In fact, Middle Eastern cuisine has utilized the intoxicating flavor of the...

  • 5 “Skinny” Vegetarian Mexican Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

    By Elana Horwich

    April 29, 2014 | 9:00 am

    It's kind of funny that every year on Cinco de Mayo masses of Americans - who are unfamiliar with the history of May 5, 1862 - rush to eat Mexican food and down margaritas . We are ready to celebrate a holiday we know little about - a holiday that in fact is not highly celebrated...

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