Recent Recipes

Hasselback German Potato Salad

German potato salad, but ELEVATED. Filled with warm, comforting, and bright flavors. This side dish will amaze with its looks and its taste! While they definitely don’t call it hasselback for nothing (what a hassle)! Don’t let the cutting deter you, the end result will be well worth the effort.

Marinated Mozzarella Pasta Salad

Marinated Mozzarella Pasta Salad Bursting with flavor in every bite. This Marinated Mozzarella Pasta Salad will be the hit of the party every time! A great dish to prep for weekday lunches as it lasts beautifully in the fridge for days. Fresh, flavorful, and bright, what more could you need?

Persimmon Pancakes

I’m about to say something pretty controversial… Persimmon is the new banana! I know crazy. But I’ll prove it with these 5 ingredient Persimmon Pancakes! Thanks to this magical fruit, these pancakes are dairy free and have no added sugar or sweeteners. They come together in 5 minutes for an

Indian Stewed Lentils and Chickpeas

Happy Monday and welcome to a new week of trying to figure out what the heck to eat!! With the baby, work, and the never ending pile of laundry, I’ve found myself a little pressed for time and a tad bit out of inspiration in the kitchen. I’m always looking

Passover Lacey Cookies

What makes these Passover cookies different than all other Passover cookies? The fact that the recipe is inherently Passover friendly with no major substitutions or special Passover ingredients. These cookies are gluten free, dairy free, potato starch free, kitneyot free, but not so guilt free. This recipe is deceptively easy

The Only Chicken and Onion Recipe You Will Ever Need

The story behind this insanely good chicken recipe is one of those could only happen in Israel kind of things… except it happened in Mexico. Let me explain, a little over a week ago, while my husband and I were in Cancun for winter break, we took a catamaran cruise

Easy Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup

I have decided that there is absolutely so way to mess up the classic tomato and cheese combo. I’ve been racking my brain for hours (okay really just a few seconds) but still absolutely nothing comes to mind in where tomato and cheese could don’t pair well together. While you

Aloo Gobi Latkes with Tomato Chutney

Happy Chanuka!! Change up your holiday usual this year with these insanely flavorful Aloo Gobi Latkes with Tomato Chutney! Aloo Gobi is a traditional Indian dish made up of potato, cauliflower, onion, and Indian spices. When I visit home in Seattle, my first stop on the way to and from

Pumpkin Spice Buns with Cream Cheese Frosting

I might as well let you in on a little secret about me now, I don’t believe in food seasons. (Que gasps now) I don’t think we need to wait until the temperature drops to enjoy a hearty bowl of soup, some winter days I love an ice cold smoothie,

Make a mess with me!

I’m so glad you’re here! My name’s Richelle, I’m 21 years old, newly married, living in New York City but originally from Seattle, WA. For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved to cook and bake. I remember distinctly a Succos meal we were hosting at our house when

Hi, I’m Richelle!

Welcome to Cooking not Cleaning, I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a presently untrained twenty-something food lover just here for a good time. Here you’ll find, just like my cooking style, a little bit of this and a little bit of that. I can be all over the place in the kitchen, creativity and mess wise, but the result is always delicious. Learn more about me here!

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