Monthly Archives: June 2020


weight, Rebecca Lazar - PINEAPPLE CHICKEN

Simple and healthy, this chicken is a family favorite!


2 family packs of chicken legs and thighs with skin, bone in

3 – 4 rings fresh pineapple, cut into chunks*

3 Tablespoons organic ketchup

3 Tablespoons pure organic maple syrup

2 teaspoons fresh squeezed lemon juice

Himalayan pink salt, black pepper and organic garlic powder, to taste

Putting it all together:

  • Pre-heat oven to 375 F.
  • Trim chicken of excess fat and place in single layer on parchment lined pan or glass baking dish.
  • Sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic powder
  • Combine ketchup, maple syrup, lemon and pineapple in a small bowl. Brush over chicken pieces.
  • Bake for 1 hour, uncovered, basting occasionally.


* We love this simple and easy pineapple corer.

Optional: Top with fresh parsley before serving.

Sauce from the chicken is delicious on top of organic brown rice or gluten free noodles.

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weight, Rebecca Lazar - EGGPLANT SPREAD

I always made this eggplant dish without the peel, until I tried something similar at a friend’s house with the peel chopped up in it… now I do it either way, depending on my mood.  Always a family favorite with challah on Friday night!


3 medium or 2 large eggplants

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 Tablespoon soy free vegenaise

1 Tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice

Himalayan pink salt and Pepper, to taste

Green onion, sliced thin

Putting it all Together:

  • Wash eggplants well (I like this veggie scrub brush), prick all over with a knife and bake in the oven on a parchment-lined baking sheet at 425 degrees for 1 – 1 1/2 hours, depending on the size. Remove from oven and let cool.
  • Cut off the ends of the eggplants and discard.  Chop the rest in a food processor, pulsing a few times.
  • Add the vegennaise, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper.  Mix well and top with green onion. Refrigerate until serving.
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