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OATrageous Oatmeals. Kathy Hester. Book Review

1st of October, 2014

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http://www.amazon.com/OATrageous-Oatmeals-Surprising-Plant-Based-Heart-Healthy/dp/1624140742 Bravo to Kathy Hester for her delightful new Cookbook OATrageous Oatmeals. The title alone is a great promise, a promise Kathy Hester keeps throughout the book. Beside the obvious OATrageous pun, I do love the tweaking of oatmeal, that little “s” at the end propels oatmeal from a humble...
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Filed under: Book Reviews, Cookbook Reviews, Cookbooks, Gluten Free Recipes, Gluten-Free Grain Recipes, Kathy Hester, Kosher Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Oatmeal Recipes, Recipes, Stories, Vegan Recipes

Taste of Beirut. Joumana Accad. Book Review

1st of October, 2014

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http://www.amazon.com/Taste-Beirut-Delicious-Lebanese-Contemporary/dp/0757317707 After regaling us these past several years with her blog, Taste of Beirut, Joumana Accad has recently published a cookbook of her favorite native Lebanese dishes in a book also named Taste of Beirut. Getting past her relatively small repertoire and several somewhat repetitive pictures and compositions, I applaud Joumana Accad’s philosophy...
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Filed under: Book Reviews, Cookbook Reviews, Cookbooks, Lebanese Recipes, Recipes, Stories

My Rosh Hashana Dishes. Menus and Recipes

28th of September, 2014

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This Rosh Hashana we hosted three meals: Wednesday Night Dinner; Thursday Lunch; Friday Night Dinner. I am including here not only all the Rosh Hashana dishes we served at each meal, but – good utilitarian that I am – what I did with the leftovers before they become leftovers. I think...
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Filed under: Baba Ghanoush Recipes, Beef Tongue Recipes, Beets Recipes, Chocolate Truffles Recipes, Coconut Cookies Recipes, Cranberries Recipes, Cranberry Vinegar Recipes, Dairy-Free Dessert Recipes, Dairy-Free Frozen Dessert Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Eggplant Recipes, Fruit Salad Recipes, Honey Cake Recipes, Ice Cream Cake Recipes, Jewish Holiday Recipes, Jewish Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Lamb recipes, Mezze Recipes, Miso Soup Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Recipes, Salad Dressing Recipes, Salad Recipes, Salmon Recipes, Stories, Tajines Recipes, Vegetable Dishes Recipes

Chopped Liver Recipe

28th of September, 2014

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Photo via www.staceysnacksonline.com We always confess our love for all things liver as a sort of illicit guilty pleasure.  We grew up eating it quite often, enjoyed it in moderate amounts without any remorse and without getting lectured. My Pate de Campagne and my Moroccan Chicken, Liver and Lamb Meatballs are guaranteed...
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Filed under: appetizers, Chicken Livers Recipes, Chopped Liver Recipes, Jewish Food Recipes, Jewish Holiday Recipes, Jewish Recipes, Liver Recipes, Recipes

My Latest Sheva Brachot Dinner Menu and Recipes

16th of September, 2014

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We usually try to host our nephews and nieces’ Sheva Brachot right after their wedding, before most of the out-of-town guests disband. But this last wedding, for my nephew Meir Abner, took place in Montreal, as well as all subsequent Sheva Brachot, except ours,  which took place last night, and...
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Filed under: Antipasto Recipes, Berry Recipes, Coconut Cookies Recipes, Condiments Recipes, Corn Chowder Recipes, Dinner Menu Ideas, Eggplant Recipes, Fish Recipes, Fruit Salad Recipes, Grape Leaves Recipes, Hummus Recipes, Ice Cream Cake Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Mustard Recipes, Olives Recipes, Recipes, Salad Recipes, Sashimi Salad, Seaweed Recipes, Stories

Hot and Sweet Mustard Recipe. Dip Variation

16th of September, 2014

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I used to make a wonderful but somewhat labor-intensive hot and sweet mustard, using eggs and whisking the mixture on a stovetop, like a hollandaise sauce, but I gave it up, preferring a more streamlined but no less delicious (and egg-free) hot and sweet mustard. This hot and sweet mustard...
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Filed under: Condiments Recipes, Dips Recipes, Hot and Sweet Mustard Recipes, Mustard Sauce Recipes, Recipes

Coconut Cookies Recipe. Gluten-Free-Friendly

16th of September, 2014

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I am a total nut for coconut. Natural corn flake crumbs are easy to find in health food stores, and give the coconut cookies their delightful gritty texture and funky flavor. The lemon zest is a must here, and will complement the coconut cookies beautifully.  This coconut cookies recipe is in my...
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Filed under: Coconut Cookies Recipes, Coconut Oil Recipes, Coconut Recipes, Cookie Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Gluten-free Cookie Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Lemon Recipes, Recipes

Moroccan Mixed Olives and Lemon Salad Recipe

16th of September, 2014

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We Moroccans grew up eating olives at every meal, not only in salads but cooked with our dishes. I love mixing good quality olives for this olive salad. The lemon here is not a garnish, but a real ingredient in its own right, and gets eaten, skin and all. This...
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Filed under: Kosher Recipes, Moroccan Food, Moroccan Recipes, Moroccan Salads Recipes, Olives Recipes, Recipes, Salad Recipes

Tsimmis Recipe

7th of September, 2014

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There seems to be no Rosh Hashana without Tsimmis, as it is the perfect quintessence of all our prayers in a dinner plate: Sweet, strong, deep, spicy, nourishing, delicious. My Tsimmis Recipe is included in my giant Rosh Hashana Recipe and Menu File, with an amazing selection. Tsimmis falls in...
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Filed under: Apples Recipes, Apricot Recipes, Carrot Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Healthy Cooking Recipes, Jewish Food Recipes, Jewish Holiday Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Recipes, Recipes, Rosh Hashana Recipes, Tsimmis Recipes, Vegetable Dishes Recipes, Vegetable Terrine Recipes

Food, Family and Tradition. Hungarian Kosher Recipes. Lynn Kirsche Shapiro. My Book Review

4th of September, 2014

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Gee thanks  Sammy’s Romanian, dubbed Heartburn City, for serving Treif  Shmaltz all these years, right in the Lower East Side, the original American scene of the religious Jewish settlers, to emancipated immigrants who want authentic Eastern European food (Romanian, Hungarian, Polish: all quite closely related) with no kosher strings attached. I can only contemplate...
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Filed under: Book Reviews, Family and Tradition, Hungarian Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Recipes, Lynn Kirsche Shapiro, Recipes, Sammy's Romanian, Stories