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School Lunch: Dearest Little Musia, You’ve Got Mail!

26th of June, 2013

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A few months ago, my granddaughter Musia sent a letter to the Mayor’s Office, pouring her heart out about the deplorable state of the School Lunch Programs, and sent her letter with a petition signed by all the girls in her school. Her idea was simple and beautifully expressed in...
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Filed under: Children Meals Recipes, Mayor Bloomberg, School Lunch Programs, Stories

Gravlax Recipe.

26th of June, 2013

Gravlax recipe

Gravlax is a great treat, and a snap to make. It just needs a couple days’ advance planning, just like all cured, pickled, fermented foods. And the rewards are great. I own six bricks, which I use only for the preparation of gravlax. Once I passed a construction site and...
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Filed under: Cured Salmon Recipes, Fermented Foods Recipes, Fish Recipes, Gravlax Recipes, Kosher Fish Recipes, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Recipes, Salmon Recipes

Kasha with Onions and Mushrooms Recipe. Quinoa Variation. Gluten-Free

18th of June, 2013

Kasha with Onions and Mushrooms Recipe. Quinoa Variation. Gluten-Free

Kasha, onions, mushrooms: Perfect expat Jewish food. Kasha, known to much of the world as buckwheat, is a staple in many Eastern European countries. Toasting it gives it a delicious nutty taste, and rolling it in beaten egg keeps every kernel separated and plump. Do not skip either of these very quick...
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Filed under: Buckwheat Recipes, Chestnut Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Gluten-Free Grain Recipes, Hot Cereal Recipes, Jewish Food Recipes, Jewish Recipes, Kasha Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Natural Foods, Mushroom Recipes, Quinoa Recipes, Recipes

Moroccan Tomato Salad Recipe. Salsa Variation

18th of June, 2013

Moroccan Tomato Salad Recipe. Salsa Variation

Photo Courtesy of Kayotic.nl We Moroccans cook tomatoes, sun-dry tomatoes, pickle tomatoes, candy tomatoes, we prepare tomatoes in every way possible. This is our answer to Salsa. In Mediterranean climates, tomatoes are spectacular year round, inexpensive and bursting with color and fragrance. Recently, it has become easier (although not cheaper)...
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Filed under: Capers Recipes, Kosher Natural Foods, Moroccan Food, Moroccan Recipes, Moroccan Salads Recipes, Preserved Lemons Recipes, Recipes, Salad Recipes, Salsa Recipes, Tomato Recipes

Salmon or Tuna Tartare Recipe. Mock Crab Variation

17th of June, 2013

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The term “tartare” is used loosely here. It only suggests that the fish is not cooked, in the strictest sense of the word. But in reality, the lime juice and oil do “cook” the finely shredded fish. You can prepare the tuna tartare a day or two in advance, just...
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Filed under: Asian Recipes, Fish Salads Recipes, Hors d'Oeuvre Recipes, Mock Crab Recipes, Nori Recipes, Recipes, Salmon Recipes, Tuna Steaks Recipes, Tuna Tartare Recipes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe. Gluten-Free Adaptable

17th of June, 2013

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe. Gluten-Free Adaptable

Chocolate and peanut butter: A marriage made in cookie heaven! These are so much fun, cracked all over and forming dark ridges on the white-dusted tops: hide them well! Dear Gluten-Free Friends, boy you’ll be happy to know these are every bit as delicious made with Gluten-Free flour! Ingredients: 1 cup...
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Filed under: Chocolate Recipes, Cookie Recipes, Dairy-Free Dessert Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Gluten-free Cookie Recipes, Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Peanut Butter Recipes, Recipes

Oatmeal Cookies Recipe with all the Fixin’s! Gluten-Free-Friendly and Vegan-Friendly

5th of June, 2013

Best Oatmeal Cookie

Photo courtesy of divinehealthyfood.com This gem of a recipe does all my bidding: added nuts and seeds, gluten-free, vegan, different kinds of oil, you name it! I use the recipe in a dozen permutations and get a different cookie each time, all fun and exciting. They are so crunchy you can crumble them...
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Filed under: Cookie Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Gluten-free Cookie Recipes, Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes, Granola Recipes, Healthy Cookie Recipes, Heathy Cookies Recipes, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Oatmeal Cookies Recipes, Oatmeal Recipes, Recipes, Vegan Cookie Recipes, Vegan Desserts Recipes

Isabella Freedman Retreat. A Wonderful World in NYC’s Backyard

4th of June, 2013

Isabella Freedman

Enjoy the pictures https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.566167356768468.1073741832.213383695380171&type=1 Several friends had been telling me about the Isabella Freedman Retreat, at the border of Connecticut and the Berkshires (hence the name, Connecticut Berkshires), just two hours of GWB, so I was thrilled to receive an invitation from Sarah Chandler at the Retreat to give a couple...
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Filed under: Asian Pickles Recipes, Fermented Foods Recipes, Fish Recipes, Goat Cheese Recipes, Grow and Behold Meats, Healthy Cooking Recipes, Hot Cereal Recipes, Isabella Freedman Retreat, Kim Chi Recipes, Kosher Natural Foods, Meatloaf Recipes, Moroccan Food, Moroccan Recipes, Mustard Greens Recipes, Recipes, Stories

Magnoodles for Shabbos Dinner: Can Pasta be Smart AND Delicious?

1st of June, 2013

Pasta Salad

Shhhh, don’t tell anyone! I get really lazy about preparing Shabbos meals on hot summer days when we have no guests, in part because my husband always votes for salads, in all shapes or form, and very little else. So imagine my excitement when I received Aileen Magnotto’s box containing...
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Filed under: Kosher Food, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Magnoodles, Pasta Recipes, Pasta Recipes, Recipes, Shabbos Dishes, Stories, Whole Grain Pasta Recipes

Mustard Greens Braised in Beer Recipe

26th of May, 2013

Mustard Greens Braised in Beer Recipe

 Great side dish, hot or at room temperature. You will love the pungent flavor and funky look of this dish. Mustard greens are so good for you, and there’s so much I like to use them in: Raw in salads,  juiced, stir-fried, even in vegetable burgers or omelets. I would also...
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Filed under: Beer Recipes, Collard Greens Recipes, Dark Leaves Recipes, Kale Recipes, Mustard Greens Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Side Dishes Recipes, Turnip Greens Recipes