Heimishe Kosher Visits STAR-K
STAR-K Kosher Certification recently held its first Winter Kashrus Training Program for a group of mashgichim from New York. The participants, who live in Boro Park, traveled to attend the seminar in Baltimore on three consecutive Sundays, January-February. The program was the brainchild of Mr. Meir Rand, a Chasidishe mashgiach who has ...
Quinoa Salad with Edamame
1 cup quinoa, rinsed well
1 package frozen shelled edamame
1/2 cup pinenuts, toasted
1 red and 1 yellow pepper, diced
1 red onion diced
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2-3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
and pepper to taste
1/2 cup olive ...
Wheat Berry Salad with Feta
This salad was published by Bon Appetit about 13 years ago. I changed it a bit but have been making it all these years.
1 cup wheat berries (available at natural foods stores and some national markets)
1/2 cup diced Feta (about 2 ounces)
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
1/2 cup seedless cucumber, ...
Coca-Cola: No 'Kosher For Pesach' Coke In California
Coca-Cola may be missing from Passover feasts for the second year in a row in California.
The Coca-Cola Co. said Thursday it once again won’t be able to make “kosher for Passover” versions of its flagship cola this year because of manufacturing changes that were made in the state.
A spokeswoman for the Atlanta-based company said in an ...
For Pesach: Apricot Chicken With Quinoa Almond Pilaf
Quinoa has become quite a Passover phenomenon over the last few years (see the kashrus information at the bottom of the recipe). I’ve enjoyed the ingredient for many reasons. First, although it is not a grain (it’s a berry), it has a light grain-like texture so it feels filling and satiating on Passover. It’s a great alternative to potatoes and is ...
For Pesach: Quinoa Salad With Carrots & Sweet Cider
Quinoa has become quite a Passover phenomenon over the last few years (see the kashrus information at the bottom of the recipe). I’ve enjoyed the ingredient for many reasons. First, although it is not a grain (it’s a berry), it has a light grain-like texture so it feels filling and satiating on Passover. It’s a great alternative to ...
For Pesach: Quinoa Salad with Cucumbers, Orange Zest, & Craisins
Quinoa has become quite a Passover phenomenon over the last few years (see the kashrus information at the bottom of the recipe). I’ve enjoyed the ingredient for many reasons. First, although it is not a grain (it’s a berry), it has a light grain-like texture so it feels filling and satiating on Passover. It’s a great alternative to potatoes and is full of protein. I make it year round with black beans and corn and other interesting ingredients like edamame.
2 cups quinoa
For Pesach: Baby Lamb Chops with Wine Vinaigrette
15 baby lamb chops
2 cups red wine
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves
1 teaspoon kosher salt , plus more for seasoning
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more for seasoning
Place a grill pan over medium-high heat or preheat a gas or charcoal grill. Season ...
For Pesach: Sweet & Savory Brick Roast (or French Cut Square Roast)
Serves 8 -10
4 to 5-lb, Aarons fresh brick roast
1 Spanish onion, diced
½ teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon Paprika
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 package onion soup mix
½ small jar hot and spicy duck sauce
½ sma;; jar sweet and sour duck sauce
Heat 2 tablespoons oil in large ...
Edible Purim Gifts: Lemon Garlic Olives
1 pound good quality green olives
1⁄3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1⁄4 cup fresh lemon juice
4 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
¼ teaspoon coriander
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
1 lemon, cut in ½ inch chunks
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
Edible Purim Gifts: Crunchy Nutty Caramel Popcorn
3 quarts freshly popped popcorn
1 cup cashews (or other nut of choice), unsalted and roasted
1 cup salted and roasted macadamia nuts
1 cup whole almonds or pecans
1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
½ cup light corn syrup
½ cup margarine
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla ...
My Favorite Hamentaschen
I love hamentaschen. Every bite has a taste of sweet dough mixed with jelly, poppy seed or chocolate. I try lots of different flavor combinations like adding nuts, coconut, or even chocolate chips to any of the fillings below. Sometimes I like the classic version and sometimes more creative types. This dough is my favorite one and all ...
Edible Purim Gifts: Super Easy Dairy Chocolate Marshamallow Fudge
Makes 8 dozen pieces
12 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
2 cups toasted walnut, pecan, macadamia, or other nuts, chopped, optional
10 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
20 large marshmallows
4 cups sugar
2 (5-ounce) cans evaporated milk
Combine the ...
Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 large carrot, finely chopped
1 celery stalk, finely chopped
1 yellow onion, finely chopped
Kosher salt and cracked black pepper
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup dry red wine
2/3 cup coffee rich or soymilk
Two 28-ounce ...
Steak Skewers with Green Onion Dipping Sauce
This steak is super flavorful and easy to make. Make sure you soak the bamboo skewers for 30 minutes so that they don’t burn when you cook them.
Meat and Marinade
1 cup canned unsweetened coconut milk
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons (packed) light brown sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
6 garlic cloves
Asian Chicken Pieces
3-1/2 lb. chicken pieces
12 to 16 twelve-inch bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes (optional)
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
2 medium cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
2 scallions, white parts coarsely chopped, green parts thinly sliced (3 to 4 Tbs.)
1 jalapeño, thinly sliced (including seeds)
1/4 cup ...