Date Glazed Orange Chicken

I want to share a recipe I used for one of our Rosh Hashanah dinners. It has wonderful flavors, but was simple to make so it could be made for any dinner where you want to enjoy the flavors of dates and oranges.   It does take a little prep ahead of time.  The first…

Strawberry Date Bars

Can you believe these are really healthy?! 5 ingredients: Dates Macadamia Nuts Oats Sea Salt Strawberries Not only are they healthy, they are delicious, and…so easy to make! Strawberry Date Bars Slightly adapted from Whole Living Magazine’s Strawberry Oat Bars 1 1/2 cups pitted dates 1/4 cup macadamia nuts 2 tablespoons old-fashioned rolled oats Pinch sea…

Citrus Chicken with Dates and Olives

Who would have imagined that Martha Stewart would have included some great recipes for Tu B’Shevat in her magazine that came out just before the holiday?  Yep, the highlight of the month was dates (which is why I bought the magazine).  So this is what we ate for our Tu B’Shevat dinner – an adaptation…

Tu B’Shevat Couscous Salad

Tu B’Shevat, the new year for the trees is here. It is traditional to eat tree fruits and also the seven species listed in the Torah: Dates, Figs, Barley, Wheat, Grapes, Pomegranates and Olives.  This makes me very happy since, as you probably have realized by now, I LOVE dates and figs. Grapes, pomegranates and…

Sticky Date-Nut Bread

I have a love affair with dates.  My favorites, of course, are the ones I get in the Middle East, but there are some really good dates to be had that are grown in California.  I tasted some fantastic dates at the farmers market when I was in Sonoma County this summer. Now there is…

Baby Spinach Salad with Dates & Almonds

It is time to use two of the ingredients I brought back from Israel:  Dates and Almonds. I have been eating both with my breakfast – greek yogurt with almonds and fresh fruit, with a date and a fig on the side.  But here was my opportunity to make them the stars at dinner-time… Yotam…

Date-Walnut-Nut Butter Energy Fudge

When my husband, nephew and I ran the Shamrock half marathon on Sunday, I wanted to have a batch of Almond Date Energy Nuggets for us.  But I did not have any almond butter in the house.  What I did have was extra Date-Walnut Filling from the hamentaschen and some NuttZo seven nut & seed butter…

Adas Polo – Rice with Green Lentils, Raisins and Dates

Lentils, rice and onions, that wonderful combination.  Then add raisins and dates and it turns into a high protein, high energy meal that is also a real treat. I had never tasted Adas Polo before making it, but when I tasted the rice, lentil and fruit mixture, I couldn’t believe how good it was!  I…

Date Challah for Rosh Hashanah

Last year, I saw a post on The Smitten Kitchen for Fig, Olive Oil & Sea Salt Challah that simply captivated me. It sounded wonderful and looked absolutely beautiful.  I decided to try a variation on it for the High Holidays this year using dried dates (since I still have so many from our trip…

Almond Date Energy Nuggets – Back in Training

My distance training break has ended and I am back to building up for the Amsterdam Half Marathon.  While I was on “break” I decided to have some “fun” and do speed drills.  If I wasn’t going long, I would go fast.  I was focused on increasing speed without injury – the two often had…