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Jeanette’s Chicken and Veggie Tacos

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Jeanette’s Chicken and Veggie Tacos

1 Comment 28 February 2012

Looking for a great healthy recipe for tacos?

My sister Jeanette makes a great chicken taco recipe that her brood of hoodlums can down in a minute. (just joking- she has all boys B’H’ and when they come over all h— breaks loose!-Jeanette- I  really do love your kids with all my heart!).

When I invited her to my Purim party I silently panicked. You know that inner fear you get when you are not sure if you are cooking enough food? So, when she offered to bring a dish, I felt relief. I just told her to bring something that all of her kids will love. And she did!

When I texted her that my Jewish Hostess readers requested her healthy tacos  recipe as seen on my

Purim Party Post,

she replied,:

“Ooh how exciting!!

  1. Ok: heat an 8inch skillet wth a teaspoon of oil.
  2. Add 1 pound of organic chicken chop meat continuously breaking with a fork, until no longer pink.
  3. add 1/2 cup water and the seasoning packet that comes in the Ortega box.
  4. Shred lettuce, fresh corn off the cob and place in a t0asted taco shell with chicken on bottom.
  5. Its delicious and so easy. I serve wth mazza friday night!-

Shabbat Shalom!


P.S. Jeanette sells all top brands of activewear. Whether you are an exercise guru, or just need comfy cool leggings and tops to hang out in, Jeanette has it all. Even if  you live in Australia, California, Florida, or Israel, (which many of The Jewish Hostess readers do) just contact Jeanette (a NY girl) and she will size you up  and make you a custom order  while  still on the phone with you. Orders (and gifts) will be shipped the next day. Contact Jeanette at jeanette(at)stretchactivewear.com.


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Pareve Stuffed Grape  with Tamarind Sauce-Meatless Monday Kosher Recipe

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Pareve Stuffed Grape with Tamarind Sauce-Meatless Monday Kosher Recipe

2 Comments 22 May 2011

With all of the dairy dishes that are prepared for the festive holiday of Shavuot, its a good idea to serve some lighter sides like this pareve yebrat, or stuffed grape leaves recipe. Stuffed grape leaves also are frequently called Dolma which is a family of stuffed vegetable dishes in the cuisines of the former Ottoman Empire and surrounding regions such as RussiaIran and the Caucasus and Central and South Asia. Perhaps the best-known is the grape-leaf dolma. Common vegetables to stuff include zucchinieggplanttomato and pepper. The stuffing may or may not include meat. Meat dolma are generally served warm, often with sauce; meatless ones are generally served cold, though meatless dolma are eaten both ways in Iran. Dairy stuffed grape leaves are often eaten with yogurt. (source Wikipedeia)

This recipe is from Nina Cohen, who is famous for her  elegant entertaining and gourmet dishes. She is our very own Jewish Martha Stewart!

Pareve Yebra (Stuffed Grape Leaves Recipe)

  • 2 ½ cups goya white rice rinsed three times
  • ¾ cup pitted prunes
  • ¾ cup California apricots
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 ½ Tbsp kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 6 shallots chopped, about 1 cup
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 16oz jar of grape leaves (available at specialty supermarkets such as Kosher Corner in Brooklyn)

Place prunes and apricots in food processor with steel blade and process until chopped and forms a ball. Boil water and add salt, oil, rice and prune and apricot mixture. Wisk mixture to combine well.

Cover and simmer on low flame for 15 – 20 minutes, or until rice is tender. Mix after 10 minutes while cooking.

While rice is cooking, sauté shallots in olive oil until golden.

Add shallots to cooked rice. Let mixture cool before rolling.

Rinse grape leaves and cut off stems.

Place leaves in a large pot of boiling water and cook for 15 minutes to soften leaves. Drain in colander.

Place leaves vein side up and roll as you would an egg roll. May be frozen at this point. Yield about 50-60 yebra

Place 36 yebra in a 3 quart pyrex    Preheat oven 350


  • 2 Tbsp tamarind -this is traditionally called “ourt”-this sweet and tangy sauce is available at specialty supermarkets such as Kosher Corner and Pomegrante in Brooklyn.
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice,
  • 2 Tbsp dried mint,
  • ¼ cup olive oil,
  • 2 tsp sugar,
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 cup water.

Combine and pour over yebra. Cover and bake about 60 to 75 minutes. Serve hot or cold. Garnish with lemon slices.

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Who Wants to Win $100 Worth of Shabbat or Holiday Spring Flowers?

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Who Wants to Win $100 Worth of Shabbat or Holiday Spring Flowers?

3 Comments 10 January 2011

The Jewish Hostess is offering $100 worth of gorgeous flowers from Josh and Co. Florist to the winner of the most creative Pesach table.

If you live beyond the Delivery area, Josh is offering the winner a $100 check, so all of you Hostesses in Israel, Florida, California, Australia, and Canada, (etc.) have no excuse!!!

Second and Third Prizes will be announced.

Last year, Claudia Bildirici sent in her magnificent tablesetting ideas:


and stunning.

Be inspired by our:

Centerpiece Ideas HERE,

Baitzah or Hard-Boiled Egg Decor HERE,

Some Cheap and Chic Napkin Ring and Tablecloth Decor Ideas HERE,

Blue Hues Passover Accents HERE,

Vibrant Gold and Bold Accent Tips HERE,

and More Centerpiece Tips HERE

p.s I’ve heard from the grapevine that you can find great table accents at Amazing Savings and Target…..

Don’t be camera shy!

The goal here is to make your holiday table  as memorable and unique as you are.

Right before you light your  Passover candles, snap a pic of your Passover Seder table and/or  your seder plate,  and send it to


Forward this to a creative friend!

I can’t wait to see your Passover tables!!!

Visit Josh and Co. Florist at their brand new location in Brooklyn, at 1965 McDonald Avenue Between Kings Highway and Quentin Road.

Go in and order your Passover flowers today!

or email Josh at sales(at)joshandcompany.com.

Below is just a sample of Josh’s Spring Party Centerpieces:


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Kids Flower Crafts for the Shabbat table

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Kids Flower Crafts for the Shabbat table

1 Comment 08 May 2010

by Creative Jewish Mom in Israel.

Cupcake liner flowers are one of those crafts that just make you smile! What’s not to love? A few days ago I showed you some romantic carnation-like versions here. So now I thought I’d share this little colorful bouquet, made the same way just with the addition of some blue-striped liners and some bright paint.

Its easy for kids and moms too!

I’m originally from California, where Mexican heritage has quite a presence, so though I’m preparing for the upcoming Jewish holiday of Shavuos, I just couldn’t help but think how great these would be for Cinco de Mayo! And I even pulled out my authentic Mexican blanket for the photo! And by the way, large vintage sugar and flour shakers (or even salt and pepper, but they’re usually much smaller) make great little vases, just stick the stems into the holes and voila!

For a complete cupcake liner flower tutorial, visit my previous post here. Enjoy!

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