Non Alcoholic Watermelon Mojito

It doesn't need to be five o'clock somewhere to have this drink! I just graduated 8th grade this past Wednesday which means summer vacation is in full swing! What's a better way to start the summer, then with a nice cold drink. It is super fresh and will surely cool you down from the hot sun. Best of all, it's alcohol free so everyone can enjoy it. But I did add an adult option of tequila if you're more of a purist. (And over 21!) I made this for company on Shavuot. Everyone ...

Strawberry Shortcake Buiscut Towers

I am super pumped for this week! Today I will be marching in the Israeli Day Parade. On Tuesday, I'm off to Canada for my school trip. Then the week ends with Shavuot! I love Shavot because it's one of the few holidays when we eat a lot of dairy. That means tons of yummy dairy desserts! I decided to go off the typical path of making a heavy cheesecake and am sharing with you all a lighter dessert. My Strawberry Shortcake Biscuit Towers are sure to rock ...

Meet Katsuji Tanabe

I met Katsuji two years ago at Kosherfest. He was one of the competitors at the CKCA Cooking Competition two years ago.  He cooked with such composure and he really showed that he was a master of cooking. After the cooking time was done, he brought his food to the judges and I got to see his amazing plate. It looked so yummy! Well, it indeed was yummy. He won the competition! Lucky for me, I became very friendly with one of the judges,  Naomi Nachman, and she let me taste ...

Brown Bag Muddy Buddies

I have to warn you. If you are on a diet, you might not want to make this! This is probably one of the most addicting snacks I have ever come across. Trust me, I am a huge snacker. I would know. There is just something about the combination of peanut butter, chocolate, Chex cereal, and powdered sugar that is magical. Once you have one, you won't stop reaching for more. It's just that good. Now you might be thinking that it takes a lot work to make such an addictive ...

Chicken Tikka

If you follow me on Instagram (@chefeitanbernath), then you know that I LOVE Indian food! Ever since I was little my mom brought me and my brother to Indian restaurants. I have been eating it ever since I can remember. I love it because it has so many amazing flavors and textures that our Jewish or American food doesn't. Chicken Tika is a traditional Punjabi street food. It is either cooked in a tandoori oven or over hot coals.  I reacareated the street food favorite in my ...

The Silver Platter By Daniella Silver and Norene Gilletz

The Silver Platter by Daniella Silver is one of my newest cookbook obsessions! It is jam-packed full of over 150 plus flavorful recipes.  As I looked through it the first time, I felt each and every recipe was something my family and I would love to make and eat.  I literally didn't know which to make first. Each recipe has a reasonable amount of familiar ingredients with a short list of step by step directions to make the dish. Whether you are a novice or an experienced cook, ...

Huevos Rancheros

Today is the day that we appreciate mothers around the world.  I am so fortunate to have such an amazing mom! She is so supportive of my whole cooking career . I know you might find this hard to believe, but I was a very picky eater for years so she had to be super patient with me.  Who knew I would end up being a foodie?  I love her to the moon and back! So Mother's Day is a great occasion to serve a festive brunch. This is the best Mexican breakfast for you to make for ...

Meet Gaby Dalkin

Gaby Dalkin is a food blogger, cookbook writer and recipe developer.  If you haven't already checked out Gaby’s daily blog, What’s Gaby Cooking, you are definitely missing out! Gaby’s blog is my favorite food blog. She is a super successful blogger with over 150,000 followers on Instagram. I check her blog everyday to see her latest post. Whether it’s a recipe, an “Obsessed” post, or about her latest travels, it's all super interesting and fun to read. As I ...

Mediterranean Beet Dip

People tend to be afraid of cooking with beets. First off you need to roast them which takes time and they stain everything. There is no need to worry anymore! They now sell precooked beats that you can just pop into whatever you are making. This has made cooking with beets so much easier. You can dip pita chips, veggies, or really anything into it for a yummy snack. Click here for an amazing Crudités Bar with this dip. If you love the flavor (and color) of beets but don't ...

Basic French Macarons

Happy Passover! (And Earth Day!) My favorite dessert to make for Passover is French Macarons. They are the delicate cookies with a crunchy exterior and weightless interior. They have a marshmallow-like, chewy texture in your mouth and are filled with everything from cream cheese to chocolate ganache. It has become a favorite in my house after I began making them a few Passovers ago. I also make sure to drop some off to my friend Ben's mom, who loves them! If there...

Berry Pavlova

Why does my birthday have to fall out on Passover?!? Don't get me wrong. I love having a birthday in April. There is almost always good weather on my birthday. But the big downside of it is that every few years my birthday falls out on Passover. I love Passover. It might possibly be my favorite holiday. But that means that I can't have a cake or go out for dinner for my birthday. I happen to not be the biggest fan of cake. But it still is annoying. But as everything in life, I ...

The New Passover Menu By Paula Shoyer

Yay! Time for another cookbook review! Passover is just over a week away and that means it's time for a cookbook review! This book, The New Passover Menu, is written by my friend, Paula Shoyer. You may know her as "The Kosher Baker". She is the author of two other baking cookbooks, The Kosher Baker and The Holiday Kosher Baker. Last Passover Paula published a third cookbook for Passover.  It is full of amazing recipes that don't seem like they are adapted for Passover. ...