Arleen’s Secret Family Recipe- Syrian Style Pickled Vegetables

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Arleen’s Secret Family Recipe- Syrian Style Pickled Vegetables

8 Comments 27 March 2014

Syriian STYLE PICKLES, The Jewish Hostess

“Hi Marlene,
We love your site. I thought your followers would appreciate this colorful array of pickled vegetables. My mother gave us this recipe long ago and prided herself on the perfect proportions of water to vinegar to salt. She used to make all of her children a huge mason jar full of peppers every Passover. I now do the same.
Happy holiday and I hope you share this with your followers.
Arleen Morano

Thanks Arleen for sharing your family recipe with us! Marlene

Syrian Style Pickles

Syrian Style Pickles

Ingredients

  • Mason Jar
  • 5 c water
  • 1 c white vinegar
  • 1/2 c kosher salt
  • 18 peppers, sliced
  • celery, sliced into 3 inch sticks or on the diagonal
  • carrots sliced long or on the diagonal
  • lots of garlic cloves
  • 2 cauliflower, sliced with the stem
  • 1 beet for each jar, sliced
  • dill
  • 1 tsp oil

Instructions

  1. Pile each type of sliced vegetables into separate mason jars layering with garlic.
  2. Top with a sprinkle of dill.
  3. add
  4. 5 c water
  5. 1 c vinegar
  6. 1/2 c kosher salt
  7. Add 1 tsp oil leave out for 1 day, and then put in fridge
  8. For the cauliflower and turnips: Add sliced beets for color and top with dill.
    These pickles take about three to five days to fully develop flavor.
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Zuchinni Pasta Salad with Sautéed  Mushrooms and Cherry Tomatoes

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Zuchinni Pasta Salad with Sautéed Mushrooms and Cherry Tomatoes

8 Comments 27 March 2014

 

Zucchini Pasta, The jewish hostess

Grated Zuchinni

Dear Hostesses,

Welcome to the carb free world of zucchini pasta! I wouldn’t expect any kid under 16 to really gobble it up and think it’s spaghetti, but this dish is truly for eaters like me who crave the carbs, but don’t want the end result to  end up as an extension of our butts as we start to peel off our cozy winter layers.

So, here goes… it all starts with an easy $3.99 zucchini shredder and a couple of dark green Italian zucchini.   First put on some cooking gloves and  scrub your zucchini with a clean Dobie Sponge and some running cold water to get off all of the sandy grit  that will give your zucchini pasta an unwelcome crunch.

Next, hold your zucchini in one hand (wearing your cooking gloves) and shred away. You will be amazed at how easy it is to use your new shredder.

Next-   add your shredded zuchinni to some garlic and hot pepper flakes that have been warming up  in olive oil that has been starting to get fragrant on a low flame.

 Sauté for about 4-5 minutes mixing with a spoon. Over-sautéing will make it mushy. If you are serving it the next day (Like for Shabbat lunch), then just sauté your garlic and hot pepper flakes and add into your zucchini pasta an hour or two before serving.  Cover it in a bowl till you are ready to serve. The garlic and hot pepper flakes will cook it last minute and wont leave you with a reduced puddle of pre-cooked mush.

Sauté sliced mushrooms in a separate pot with some garlic, you can also lightly sauté some halved cherry tomatoes, broccoli, peppers, or any combination that you can dream up. Shred some parmesan and sprinkle on top, add pesto, or just leave in a pretty bowl on the side so that your guests can help themselves. Of course this dish can be made pareve by just omitting the cheese. Im sure that you will enjoy this dish and will continue to serve it all year round (even as part of your Passover menu!)  using different combinations each time.

Enjoy! Marlene

Lemon Garlic Roasted Chicken

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Lemon Garlic Roasted Chicken

1 Comment 27 March 2014

 

Dear Hostesses, 

I am honored to present this  fabulous holiday chicken recipe from Kim Kushner’s brand new kosher cookbook, The Modern Menu. Chock full of gorgeous color photos and easy directions, Kim’s innovative  recipes are the ones that you will keep making over and over again. Kim began her studies at the prestigious Institute of Culinary Education in Manhattan, where she excelled in their Professional Culinary Program. The Modern Menu, 5 years in the making, is a culmination of her very own delicious, easy, and modern recipes. Its a perfect hostess gift for the holidays. Every Jewish Hostess should make sure to have a copy of their own in their  kitchen!  

Enjoy! Marlene

 

Lemon Garlic Roast Chicken for Passover or Jon’s Roast Chicken

by Kim Kushner

“This dish, a weekly staple in my house and my husband Jon’s favorite, is a perfect example of how a few top-quality ingredients are all you need to make a fabulous meal.Cooking this chicken on a vertical chicken roaster stand (available online) allows you to roast a whole chicken in an upright position. The result is unfailingly moist and juicy chicken. In a pinch, you can use an empty soda can! The chicken tastes best the day it is roasted.”

The Jewish Hostess, Kim Kushner roast chicken

Lemon Garlic Roasted Chicken for Passover

Serving Size: Serves 4 to 6

Lemon Garlic Roasted Chicken for Passover

Ingredients

  • 1 (3-to 4-pound) roaster chicken
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 lemons, halved
  • 1 garlic bulb
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 10 fresh thyme sprigs

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Rinse the chicken under cold running water and pat dry with paper towels. Generously season the chicken inside and out with salt and pepper. Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon into the chicken’s cavity and then stuff what’s left of it into the cavity. Squeeze the juice of the remaining lemon all over the outside of the chicken and throw the halves into the pan.
  2. Cut a ¼-inch slice off the top of the garlic bulb and discard the top. The garlic cloves should be peeking out of the top. Place the bulb on a piece of aluminum foil, drizzle the oil over the top, and wrap tightly.
  3. Stuff the garlic into the chicken cavity followed by
  4. 4 thyme sprigs.
  5. Insert the roaster stand into the chicken cavity, pushing it in as far as it will go. Stand the chicken in a roasting pan and place the remaining thyme sprigs over the chicken. Roast for 1 hour. Reduce the tempera­ture to 325°F and roast for an additional 20 minutes, until cooked through to the bone and the juices run clear at the thickest part of the breast. Let cool slightly.
  6. Carefully remove the lemon and wrapped garlic from the chicken cavity. Discard the thyme sprigs. Squeeze any juice from the cooked lemons over the chicken, then discard. Unwrap the garlic and squeeze the softened cloves over the chicken. Cut the chicken into eight pieces and serve warm. Alternatively, let it come to room temperature before serving.
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Chocolate and Coconut Dipped Matzah Dessert for Passover

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Chocolate and Coconut Dipped Matzah Dessert for Passover

3 Comments 27 March 2014

This simple Passover dessert recipe is so easy and delicious with three simple  Passover ingredients!

Enjoy, and we will all detox AFTER Passover!  Marlene

 

Passover Ingredients:

Chocolate and Coconut Dipped Matzah Dessert for Passover

Chocolate and Coconut Dipped Matzah Dessert for Passover

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. semi-sweet baking chocolate
  • 2 matzos, broken into several pieces
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut

Instructions

  1. MELT chocolate in small saucepan on very low heat, stirring constantly.
  2. DIP each matzo piece partially into chocolate; sprinkle with coconut.
  3. PLACE on wax paper-covered tray. Let stand until chocolate is firm.
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Dukeh (Yemenite Style Charoset with Black Raisins, Toasted Sesame Seeds, Dates, and Pomegranate Seeds)

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Dukeh (Yemenite Style Charoset with Black Raisins, Toasted Sesame Seeds, Dates, and Pomegranate Seeds)

2 Comments 27 March 2014

 

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 Though I have to admit that I am partial to my mother in law’s Syrian style Haroset, I love sharing haroset recipes from other communities. Come to think of it, how nice would it be to add a selection of different Harosets from around the world on the table with their own place cards? 

Here are some photos  that I just gathered for some table top food tagging inspiration….

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Enjoy Jennifer Abadi’s Yemenite style Haroset recipe and check out her Passover site HERE.

Dukeh (Yemenite Style Charoset with Black Raisins, Toasted Sesame Seeds, Dates, and Pomegranate Seeds)

Yield: Serves 6 (Makes 1 ½ cups)

Dukeh (Yemenite Style Charoset with Black Raisins, Toasted Sesame Seeds, Dates, and Pomegranate Seeds)

Ingredients

    For Charoset:
  • 1/3 cup raw walnuts
  • 1/3 cup raw whole almonds
  • 1/4 cup roasted sesame seeds
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons pomegranate juice, or kosher for Passover sweet red wine
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds, or 1 cup coarsely chopped apple (skin left on)
  • 1/2 cups small dates, pitted (these are usually a bit drier than the mejool kind)
  • 4 to 6 large mejool dates, pitted
  • 1/3 cup black raisins
  • For Serving:
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons kosher for Passover sweet red wine
  • Matzah

Instructions

  1. Place walnuts, almonds, and sesame seeds into the food processor and pulse quickly 3 or 4 times, just until the walnuts and almonds are broken down a little bit.
  2. Add the pomegranate juice (or wine), pomegranate seeds (or apple pieces), dates, and raisins and process until a thick paste.
  3. Pour into a medium container and seal. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days, or freezer for up to two weeks. When ready to eat, bring to room temperature. Blend with a few tablespoons of wine until the consistency of apple butter, or serve thick as is.
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Roast Lamb with Sauteed Spinach and Matzo Meal Stuffing

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Roast Lamb with Sauteed Spinach and Matzo Meal Stuffing

No Comments 27 March 2014

 

 

Thank you Michelle Safdieh and Vicky Cohen for this delicious lamb and spinach recipe- Im definitely putting this one on my Passover holiday menu! Marlene

Roast Lamb with Sauteed Spinach

by Michelle Safdieh from Vicky Cohen

  • I used a 5 – 6 lb lamb roast.
  • Saute 2 large onions, 3 celery ribs and 2 bags of spinach  in oil.
  • Add 1/2 C matzah meal to mixture.
  • Season lamb w/ chopped garlic, kosher salt and pepper.
  • Put spinach mixture around lamb. Cover pot and cook on 350 for approx 3 hours.  Baste as needed.
Veggie Egg White Pizza Omelet by Grace G.

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Veggie Egg White Pizza Omelet by Grace G.

No Comments 27 March 2014

My sister in law Grace is a fabulous cook and friend, although she never wants to take credit for it. She is one of the few people I know that will do anything for anyone without being asked to, including dropping off a plethora of last minute perfectly folded Purim costumes for a niece in need, constantly sending gourmet meals to my parents, making me a “surprise” family birthday party,  accompanying  me on my various business ventures, and too many more to mention. She is a true sister in every sense of the word. Several months ago she made an unbelievable dairy Sunday brunch, and this was just one of the gourmet dishes that she served, which of course would be perfect on a Shavuot, Passover, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or summer brunch menu. Love u, Grace! Marlene

 Veggie Egg White Pizza Omelet

  • onions
  • mushrooms
  • peppers
  • tomatoes
  1. From the day before you can saute onions, mushrooms and peppers until soft and refrigerate.
  2. Next day heat frying pan with Pam,beat egg whites and pour into pan.
  3. Add sauteed veggies into omelete along with diced raw tomatoes…let cook.
  4. Flip over once add salt and pepper.
  5. When the egg omelete is done place onto a plate…to make it fun cut like a pizza!!
  6. If desired you can sprinkle with chopped parsley.
  7. Enjoy!!!
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Quinoa with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Dried Cranberries

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Quinoa with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Dried Cranberries

6 Comments 27 March 2014

This is a great  gluten–free recipe to serve on Mother’s Day. I made it this week for Shabbat lunch. Thanks to Paula Shoyer for sending it in to The Jewish Hostess. Check out her new book “The Kosher Baker.”
I added fresh corn to this salad.
The Kosher Baker: Over 160 Dairy-free Recipes from Traditional to Trendy

By Paula Shoyer

serves 8

  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup fresh corn
  • 1 medium sweet potato, cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts, toasted, optional
  • 3 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 3 scallions, sliced thin

Directions

Preheat oven to 400ºF. Place the quinoa into a small saucepan and add 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 15 minutes, covered, or until the water is evaporated. Turn off the heat and let quinoa sit covered for at least one hour, up to 8 hours.  While the quinoa is sitting, place the sweet potato cubes into a roasting pan and toss with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Bake for 25 minutes, stirring once or twice, or until you can just pierce the cubes with a fork. Set aside.

Place the pine nuts into a small pan over medium heat and cook until lightly toasted, stirring often. Watch carefully so they do not burn. Set aside.  In a small bowl, place the remaining two tablespoons olive oil, vinegar, honey, salt, pepper, cumin and cinnamon. Whisk well.

When the quinoa is dry, use a whisk to break apart the grains. Add the vinaigrette and mix with the whisk. Add the sweet potatoes, pine nuts, cranberries and scallions and mix gently. Serve at room temperature.

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Healthy Stuffed Onions for Passover from Passover Made Easy

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Healthy Stuffed Onions for Passover from Passover Made Easy

9 Comments 27 March 2014

 

Stuffed Onions, The Jewish Hostess, Mechshe

Stuffed onions, or “mechshe” is a common Shabbat and holiday dish for all Syrian Jews. Traditionally, our grandmas would stuff their squash, tomatoes, carrots, and Spanish onions with fatty beef that they would grind themselves. They would then add in Arborio (short grain) rice, salt, allspice, and cinnamon. A homemade  sweet and sour tamarind “ourt” sauce would then be poured on and this yummy concoction would simmer on the fire or in the oven for hours. Well, Victoria Dwek has managed to modernize this centuries old mechshe recipe, plus make it taste fabulous AND healthy. Victoria and Leah Shapirah feature this stuffed onion recipe PLUS 59 more fabulous and easy kosher for Passover recipes in their new cookbook Passover Made Easy. Not only is it beautifully designed, but the innovative recipes have been triple tested and actually have gorgeous FULL COLOR photos for each dish!  I would truly send this new take on Passover cooking  kosher cookbook as the perfect Passover gift. At $10. what are you waiting for???  Click and buy now! Enjoy! Marlene

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“When Leah Schapira and I began working on the side dishes chapter of our newly released book, Passover Made Easy, I knew I absolutely had to borrow inspiration from my heritage and “stuff” something. It wouldn’t be zucchini or eggplant, though, that would be too ethnic for a wider audience. But how about an onion? Leah suggested I make an all-vegetable filling, and I got to work. Most recipes take a few tries to perfect, but this was an instant winner.

I had fun making these because onions are among the easiest vegetables to stuff. They’re also freezer-friendly, so you can prepare this pretty side dish in advance and rewarm before the meal. The ground almonds in the recipe don’t only do a great job of binding the stuffing together — they also taste way better than bread crumbs. The end result is a dainty and flavorful little bite. For a prettier presentation, be sure to select round onions.

You can also use red onions, or a combination of red and white, to give this dish a different look.” -Victoria

Healthy Stuffed Onions for Passover from Passover Made Easy

Yield: 24 Stuffed Onions

Healthy Stuffed Onions for Passover from Passover Made Easy

Ingredients

  • 8 small onions
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • Stuffing
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and finely diced
  • 1 zucchini, finely diced
  • 1 small eggplant, peeled and finely diced
  • • pinch coarse black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1-2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup ground almonds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cutting off as little as possible, remove the two ends of each onion; peel onions. Make a slit through one side of each onion to the center, so that each ring is sliced halfway through.
  2. In a large saucepan, bring water to boil. Add onions and boil 15 minutes. Strain and let cool. At this point, it should be easy to peel apart each onion layer. Separate onion layers.
  3. Prepare the stuffing: Heat oil in a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and sweet potato; sauté, stirring occasionally, for 12 minutes. Add zucchini and eggplant. Cover, lower heat, and cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are soft and cooked through, about 20-30 minutes. Stir in seasoning and almonds. Remove from heat.
  4. Place a spoonful of stuffing into each onion layer. Roll up and seal each layer. (Onions can be frozen at this point.)
  5. Place stuffed onions into a baking pan just large enough to hold them. Sprinkle with oil. Cover and bake 20 minutes. Uncover and bake additional 10 minutes.
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Passover Made Easy, co-authored by Victoria Dwek and Leah Schapira, and published by Artscroll, includes 60 creative new recipes for Passover, each with a gorgeous full color photo. You can find it wherever Jewish books are sold, or online at Amazon.Leah Schapira is the co-founder of CookKosher.com, a popular online kosher recipe exchange, and the author of the bestselling Fresh & Easy Kosher Cooking. A self-taught cook, Leah expresses her love of cooking through her recipe column, her busy website, and her exciting cooking demos and classes. Passover Made Easy is Leah’s second release with ArtScroll/Shaar Press.

Victoria Dwek is the managing editor of Whisk, a popular kosher food magazine published weekly by Ami Magazine. Her feature articles take readers behind the scenes to learn from chefs and other professionals in the kosher food world. An experienced journalist and avid hostess, Victoria’s work combines her passions for good food and good writing.

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Claudia’s Passover Marshmallow-Nut Log

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Claudia’s Passover Marshmallow-Nut Log

11 Comments 27 March 2014

 

by Claudia Bildirici
My Mom made this marshmallow and nut recipe every single year on Passover. We all looked forward to this special Passover dessert. I look back now and wonder, why did she only made them on Passover?
The truth is, you can really make these passover dessert treats all year round but this year, just like my mom,  I waited till Passover 2011 to make them again!

PASSOVER INGREDIENTS :

  • one bag chocolate chips
  • 1 cap of oil
  • two 5 ounce bag mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup chopped toasted pecans
Create this Kosher Recipe:
  1. toast pecans in a 350 oven for 10 min. Toasting will bring out the flavor.  Watch closely they burn quickly
  2. In a microwave melt chocolate chips on high for 30 seconds Mix return for another 30 seconds
  3. do not try to melt the chip completely . they will melt when you mix the chocolate
  4. add a cap of oil to the chocolate and mix ( this will thin the chocolate)
  5. Cool a couple of min.
  6. add marshmallows and 1/4 cup of pecans
  7. mix till all combined and no whites of the marshmallow show
  8. now for the mess!!
  9. take one parchment paper and sprinkle with pecans.. top with 1/2 the mixture in a log shape. top with more pecans
  10. now roll the mixture in the parchment paper trying to tighten the mixture.
  11. repeat and chill till firm about 1-2 hours  Remove paper slice into 1″ rounds and store in freezer. or should I say HIDE in the freezer?
Enjoy and happy holiday!


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