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Easy Oven Fries with Parmesan Cheese and Truffle Oil

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Easy Oven Fries with Parmesan Cheese and Truffle Oil

No Comments 14 November 2011

 

This sophisticated version of good old  french fries are updated with tangy parmesan cheese and exotic truffle oil from Italy. Truffle oils are used in small amounts to enhance the flavor of a dish and is usually added AFTER cooking because it is said that  the aromatic flavor gets lost in the cooking process. Learn more about truffle oils HERE.  Let me know how you like this gourmet and easy side dish!! Marlene

Parmesan & White Truffle Oil Oven Fries

Truffle Oil, D'Allasandro, White - 8 Oz Bottle Each

If you don’t have truffle oil on hand, you can easily buy it  from Amazon: Kosher Truffle Oil, D’Allasandro, White – 8 Oz Bottle Each.

Ingredients:

    • 6-8 Yukon Gold potatoes, sliced into 12 wedges
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • salt & pepper to taste
    • 2 tablespoons kosher  white truffle oil
    • 2-4 tablespoons of  fresh kosher parmesan cheese
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Thoroughly clean the potatoes and slice each potato into 12 wedges.  Toss with olive oil, salt & pepper.  Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and roast in the oven until golden brown, about 18-25 minutes (depending on how crispy you like your fries).  Remove from the oven, toss with parmesan  Drizzle with white truffle oil.  Sprinkle with chopped parsley for garnish, if desired. Serve with any fish, soup, and a salad.

kosher recipe adapted from http://blogs.babble.com

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Sweet Potato “Fries” with Fresh Basil

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Sweet Potato “Fries” with Fresh Basil

No Comments 20 September 2011

Try this “healthier” version of french fries. The fresh basil is a nice surprise on the crispy sweet potatoes. This is a delicious side dish for a dairy or meat meal, but don’t expect any leftovers. I would make these fresh out of the oven on Sukkot with cruchy salads salads and some sreaming barbeque or fish as a main dish!


Kosher Recipe Ingredients:

 

    • 5 sweet potatoes, cut into about 1 by 5-inch “fries”
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
    • 2 teaspoons kosher salt or sea salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place the sweet potato “fries” on a foil-lined baking sheet and toss with the olive oil. Bake until crisp, about 45 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile combine the basil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
  4. When the sweet potato fries come out of the oven, sprinkle with the “basil salt.”

Recipe courtesy of Giada de Laurentiis

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Pretty in Pink – Birthday Dinner for Friends

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Pretty in Pink – Birthday Dinner for Friends

4 Comments 25 December 2010

“For my best friends birthday, I went all out in MY favorite color with my pink placemats, drinking glasses and my rhinestone glitzy bow napkin rings wrapped in not one- but two napkins. I folded both a white and a pink napkin together to get that perfect shape to fit beautifully into my bows. For her special day , I served spaggheti squash baked ziti, a big hearty salad (every girls favorite) , artichoke bottoms, bruchetta, parmesan truffle french fries and last noodles with pesto. A deliciouse meal brings a smile to everyone :)

Recipe by Gladys Bawabeh

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Nutrition for Kids On The Go

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Nutrition for Kids On The Go

No Comments 13 October 2010

Many Yeshivahs have their winter vacation this month, so take these great tips with you if you plan on traveling soon:

Whether on the beach, running around Disney World, skiing, or navigating a new destination, healthy eating and meal planning is the way to go. Your vacation starts as soon as you lock your front door and roll your suitcase into the car. Pack your carry-on bags with lots of healthy snacks like;

fresh fruit
carrot and celery sticks
humus
nuts
string cheese
peanut butter sandwiches
turkey sandwiches

These snacks will come in handy when your child is hungry and is looking for something to eat.

Fill your hotel room with all of these healthy snacks. Vacation days are long, and there’s lots of junk food available to kids everywhere they go. Your room should be a “junk free zone”; this gives some control with the amount of sweets available. The strategy is to fill them with healthy food.

How can we do this? Let’s start with breakfast because its the most important meal of the day.

The morning is the best time to encourage kids to get some of the essential nutrients they need, like eating veggies; sliced tomatoes and cucumbers, or an omelet with mushrooms, peppers, or spinach. Fruit, half a grapefruit, sliced oranges, yogurt with low-sweetened breakfast cereal,  berries or sliced strawberries. Your goal is to make sure breakfast consists of 3 food groups; protein, veggies and fruit, and carbs. Be very careful with breakfast cereals, many times hotels and restaurants have cereals that are high in added sugars.

You will want to make sure to keep the kids hydrated. WATER, WATER, WATER, that is their best choice! Don’t get caught up in the “sweetened beverage trap” with sodas, juices, iced teas. Pack a water bottle that you can refill and have it available to them when they ask for something to drink, save the extra sugar for ices and pops.

The next challenge is lunch.  Here are a few suggestions to help guide your kids into making better choices;

  1. Salad bars are always fun, but remember they will not feel full enough with just greens, you want to encourage them to  add a protein into their salad;  Chickpeas, tuna, hard boiled eggs, kidney, white or black beans, or feta cheese. Adding some croutons for crunch can be fun. Be careful with the salad dressing.
  2. Tuna, egg salad, turkey, peanut butter sandwiches on whole wheat bread
  3. Baked potatoes stuffed with veggies’ and cheese
  4. Omelets with veggies
  5. Grilled cheese on whole wheat with tomato

Things to avoid / substitute with

  1. French fries / try baked potato  instead
  2. Macaroni and cheese / try pasta and sauce with parmesan cheese
  3. Fried fish or chicken / try grilled or baked

When going back to your room for a break before dinner, you’re going to be happy that you chose to keep your room free of junk food. Having healthy snacks around, will avoid conflicts, and you won’t mind if the kids are having a healthy snack before dinner!

Be Smart ,Be Healthy

Diane Terzi RD

Diane Terzi is a Registered Dietitian. She is certified in Weight Management for Children, Teens & Adolescents. Diane’s expertise is in working with kids; she has created a nutrition education program and teaches nutrition education in private schools throughout Brooklyn. Diane also works in private practice; she works directly with kids and their families. Her consultations are customized to meet each child’s needs, confidence  building balances the education so each child learns to make the choices they need to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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