Author Archives: Yael Tenenbaum

About Yael Tenenbaum

Mom of 2 kids

How to Steam Vegetables

Steaming is a moist-heat cooking method in which foods are cooked on a rack or in a steamer basket in a covered pan over, (NOT IN) simmering or boiling water (usually about an inch in depth).  Steaming provides a gentle … Continue reading

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Candied Citrus Peel

Serve as a sweet finish to a meal.  Dip into melted semisweet chocolate, let set, then pack as a gift.  Or finely chop and stir into muffin batter or scone dough. Prep Time 20 minutes Total Time 45 minutes, plus … Continue reading

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Spiced Fresh Orange and Honey Sorbet

If you’re stopping at a Greek market for ingredients, grab some butter cookies.  You could also serve with biscotti with nuts, which would be equally good! Makes about 4 cups Recipe by Michael Psilakis Ingredients: 3 cups water 1 cup … Continue reading

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Tropical Blend Popsicles

By Yael Tenenbaum Popsicles are a great treat for kids and are super easy to make.  This is my healthy version.  You can use virtually any fruit.  If you kids like a thicker consistency use Greek yogurt, for a thinner … Continue reading

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Strawberry Ice Cream- Vegan and Non-Vegan Versions

Note from Spago executive pastry chef Sherry Yard:  Adjust the sugar to the sweetness of the berries used.  Yael says: “This is one of my favorite recipes!  I have made it for years, and it is always amazing. You can … Continue reading

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Strawberry-Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches

Prep Time 30 minutes, Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes Yield  6 Ingredients: 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled) 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature … Continue reading

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Frozen Yogurt Sandwiches With Strawberries & Chocolate Cookies

Yael says, “This is an easy recipe because you can use store-bought non-fat frozen yogurt. Add ½ cup of your favorite fruit into vanilla frozen yogurt, and it will make it a healthier snack.  See below for a tip to dip … Continue reading

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Mixed Berry Popsicle

Popsicles are a great treat for kids and  super easy to make.  This version is a healthy one. You can use virtually any fruit.  My kids love strawberry and banana blended with Greek yogurt.  If you kids like a thicker consistency … Continue reading

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Cheese Spinach Quesadillas

Cheese Spinach Quesadillas By Sharon123 on April 18, 2003, Food.com Servings: 2 Prep Time: 10 mins Total Time: 17 mins 4 flour tortillas (( like whole grain) 1 tablespoon butter 2 green onions, chopped 1 1/4 cups monterey jack cheese (or … Continue reading

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Broccoli Pesto Pasta

By Yael Tenenbaum Boil 1/2 pound (8 ounces) dried pasta (fusilli, penne, or spaghetti) with salt.  Once pasta is done, reserve 2 cups of pasta water for cooking the Pesto. Blend the items listed below: 1 Medium head of broccoli … Continue reading

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