Sunday, July 22, 2007

Squash & Tomato Salad

Yesterday I did a cooking demo at the Farmer's Market in Harlem on 145th Street. I had to improvise because it was my first demo at the market and I did not know what the farmer's would be bringing. I ended up making an easy squash and tomato salad which turned out to be a big hit. There is nothing finer than healthy kosher soul food!

Plum Tomatoes
Yellow Squash (also called Summer Squash)
Red Onion

Balsamic Vinegar
Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Cut the tomatoes, squash, and onion to your liking (if you prefer tomatoes add more tomatoes, if you prefer more squash add more squash and so forth). Mix the olive oil and balsamic vinegar together to your liking. Drizzle the dressing on the vegetables, give the salad a quick toss. Enjoy.

Nosh on,
"The Luscious Lifestyle Diva"

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Pecan Hummus

Next weekend kicks off my summer of Saturday cooking demos in Harlem. For most of the demos I will mostly be preparing raw food. Most people do not want to cook during the summer months because it is so HOT, I figure I would keep it simple by mainly doing raw food. Be sure to check my website all the 411 if you want to drop on by.

While we are on the subject of raw. Here is a great recipe for a raw hummus made with pecans. I love hummus, but every once in awhile it's nice to mix it up. Talk about kosher soul food, yum..this hummus is delicious and healthy. It doesn't get any better!

Chunky Pecan Hummus


2 cups soaked pecans
½ cup raw tahini
1 large garlic clove, minced
2 large lemons, juice of
½ teaspoon Sea Salt(to taste)
1 Tbsp fresh chopped parsley
1 teaspoon basil
Water (optional)


Grind down the pecans in a food processor to a paste. Next add all other ingredients and process. Stop occasionally to scape down the sides of the processor with a rubber spatula. Add a little water if necessary. Process until you have the consistency you desire, a little chunky or smooth. Enjoy!

Nosh on,

Sunday, July 1, 2007

The KSG Blogzine

It is a groovy Sunday in NYC, my kind of day...

So, I am putting the blogzine concept on hold for now. My ultimate goal is to create a hot, hip, and sexy online kosher magazine called "Kosher Soul Gourmet" that goes along with the book I am working on. Since I do not have the funds I need, I was going to do a blogzine. I now want to stick to my gut and get the funding to create the vision that I have. Holla!

I don't want to do something that becomes yet another LAME attempt to create something new and fresh in the Jewish community!!! If you know of any organizations/people/funders I should speak about this project, please drop me a line (I am fiscally sponsored for this). I may just have to do some yummy food fundraiser events..hmmm...

I will just simply do some of the things that I want to do with the magazine on this blog, so expect a few changes. I thank you all so much for reading!! I have been getting the best comments and emails. People are recognizing me in the streets as the "kosher soul" lady. Lovin' it! : P

I will be launching an online radio show this month called "Luscious Living" that will be about kosher food, fashion, lifestyle, politics, etc. It will be hot. More information is on the way!

Nosh on,
"Luscious Lifestyle Diva"

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