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Category Archives: Kosher 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

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

Maia: New and Best Greek Yogurt. My Product Review

23rd of July, 2014

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In a memorable scene of the movie As Good As It Gets, bigoted, homophobic, irascible pet-fiend Jack Nicholson is actually seen crying about a neighbor’s dog he had previously stuffed into a trash chute and who was pulled out miraculously, saying something like “Can you imagine this? I am crying! about...
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Filed under: Greek Yogurt, Kosher Recipes, Product Review, Recipes, Stories, Yogurt Recipes

My Latest Summer Feast Menu and Recipes

18th of July, 2014

  Every year I host a Summer Feast for a few wonderful lady friends at my home. Ladies who lunch: highly recommend! Mine is a wonderful group of about thirty amazingly generous, creative and accomplished ladies. What unites us is, we are mostly current or former Upper West Siders. Do not let...
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Filed under: Asian Pickles Recipes, Beets Recipes, Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes, Dips Recipes, Eggplant Recipes, Fennel Recipes, Gazpacho Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Nut Pastries Recipes, Olives Recipes, Pasta Recipes, Recipes, Seaweed Recipes, Summer Feast, Sun-Dried Tomatoes Recipes

Crockpot Turkey and Wild Rice Cholent Recipe

17th of July, 2014

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Photo via kenblair.com For this fabulous and incredibly easy dish, I gamely share the credit with two brands that devote their expertize to wrapping food in bags. I will explain, keep reading. This dish is called cholent only because it spent the night in a crockpot and was served on Shabbos....
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Filed under: Cholent Recipes, Crockpot recipes, Gluten-Free Grain Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Turkey Recipes

365 Vegan Smoothies Book Review

17th of July, 2014

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Kudos to Kathy Patalsky for her beautiful new book, 365 Vegan Smoothies.  I suspect the 365 allusion is fully intentional, and expresses you would do well with a smoothie a day, a different smoothie every day of the year. How exciting is that? Not for nothing does Kathy run a blog...
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Filed under: Book Reviews, Kathy Patalsky, Kosher Recipes, Recipes, Smoothie Recipes, Stories

I Remember Bubbie

4th of July, 2014

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It’s been just a year since my husband Maurice’s mother Fanya – Bubbie – passed away. Bubbie was Fan for her four boys, Maurice, Avrum, Sol and Sam, the ultimate Em Habanim (sons’ mother). My sisters and I gave her name an affectionate old-fashioned Sephardi twist and called her Freha. I never referred to her...
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Filed under: Bubbie Stories, Jewish Food Recipes, Jewish Mothers, Jewish Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Russian Recipes, Stories