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Crispy Zucchini Hanukka Latkes by Culinary Kosher

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Crispy Zucchini Hanukka Latkes by Culinary Kosher

No Comments 16 December 2014

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 Adding zuchinni into plain potato latkes adds an extra boost of  antioxidants such as Vitamin C ,  Vitamin A, and Manganese. Try this no fail latkes recipe from Yael at Culinary Kosher, a great resource for Kosher recipes! p.s.  for rave reviews, try serving them hot off the pan. (but for a lower fat version make sure to blot them with a paper towel for a minute or two!) Marlene M.

  • 1 pound/s Medium Zucchini
  • 1 Large Baking Potato Peeled
  • 1 Small Onion Peeled
  • 1/2 cup/s Matza Meal
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 teaspoon/s Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon/s Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon/s Pepper
Half the zucchini crosswise. Cut out the seedy center and coarsely grate in food processor. Coarsely grate the potato and onion. Transfer the zucchini, potato and onion to a colander and squeeze dry. Transfer vegetables to a large bowl. Add the matza meal, egg (slightly beaten), lemon juice, salt and pepper and stir to combine. Heat 2 tbsp of oil until shimmering. Drop batter and flatten with a spoon. Cook over medium high until golden (about 1 1/2 minutes) flip and fry about another minute. Continue using up the batter adding oil as necessary.

You can also find tons of other latkes recipes on Culinary Kosher for all of the nights of Hanukka!

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Baker’s Alert! Keep Sending Us Pics of Your Hanukka Cakes and Cookies! Check These Out!

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Baker’s Alert! Keep Sending Us Pics of Your Hanukka Cakes and Cookies! Check These Out!

1 Comment 15 December 2014

Whether you spell it Hanukka, Hanuka or Chanuka, holiday memories are kept alive because of the fun that goes into the holiday planning. Help us keep up the inspiration by sharing your pics, ideas, and recipes.  Enjoy this re-post from 201o! 

Send your pics and holiday creative sparks  to marlene@thejewishhostess.com.

Delectable Cupcakes by Rachel Mamiye Dweck!:


“Happy Chanukah Jewish Hostess!
Attached is a pic of my Chanukah I made for a Chanukah party.”:

From “mwygoda”- thanks for the pic!

Thanks Vicki! Gorgeous Cupcakes!

by Vicki Betesh Hoffstein:

 

Thanks jenharari for these yummy looking cookies!:

“Hi, I hope I can be entered even though I do this professionally.” Cheryl

YES!!!! Check out Cheryl’s website mmdesignsny.com:

by Cheryl Spilzinger

Cookies by Shirley Mamiye:

Check out her baking website HOMEBAKED

by Shirley Mamiye

Dreidel Cake by Esther Chrem:

Check out her delicious website!

www.ECPattycake.com

Patty Cake by Esther Chrem

PattyCake by Esther Chrem

By Rebecca Willis:

“Thank you! Its basically kosher marshmallows with a pretzle stick in the top, and a Hershey kiss on the bottom.  I used frosting to stick the kiss to the bottom.  Then I just used frosting to write the letters on the side. For the platter in the picture, I only wrote one letter on each driedle so the frosting wouldn’t smear.  This year I am setting it up as an activity for the kids to do themselves, which should be a lot of fun!”

Chanukah Treats by the Willis Family

By Magen David Yeshivah third grade girls:

by Meirah, Sarah, Danielle, Lauren, Rivka, and Judy

Chanuka Menorah cake by Alexis Fallas:

Menorah Cake by Alexis Fallas

“I make these cookies every year for hanukah and they are a big hit! there sugar cookies with rolled fondant and decorated with a frosting.”  Beth Cayre

Chanuka cookies by Beth Cayre

Keep sending in your Hanuka cake and cookie pics to marlene@thejewishhostess.com

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Sarah Nuseiri’s Decadent Hanukka Dessert Table

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Sarah Nuseiri’s Decadent Hanukka Dessert Table

No Comments 10 December 2014

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What a Hanukka dessert table! Thank you Sarah Nuseiri for sharing your Hanukkah party with us!!! I especially love the Hanukka cake pops!!!

“Hi Marlene!

I had the best time doing this dessert table! I think the highlight are my munchkin cake pops. I originally thought of making jelly donut cake pops, but didnt have the time. So I literally bought a dozen jelly donuts, chocolate and powdered munchkins from Dunkin Donuts, stuck them on a popsicle and added ribbon!  Easiest thing ever,and adorable!!  Shirley Mamiye Dana did the gorgeous Hannuka cookies and cupcakes. She’s amazing! I think its more of a fun Hanukka table for kids to enjoy after lighting. There’s lots of candies and chocolates, and the chocolate gelt streamers were also a fun idea.   The mirrors are propped up on candles and it would be a cool effect if they were lit (I didn’t want to ruin the tablecloth though).  I wrote Happy Hannuka with dry erase marker. These could be used to personalize any event, either on the buffet , or even as initial place setting around the table. Sarah Nuseiri”

 

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Kim Dabah’s Fabulous Hanukkah Dessert Table!

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Kim Dabah’s Fabulous Hanukkah Dessert Table!

4 Comments 08 December 2014

 

 

 

Thank you Kim Dabah for sharing your gorgeous Hanukkah themed table with us! The  white lucite rectangles and cubes add a subtle modern architecture to your dessert buffet. Blue frosted cupcakes, Dreidel blue linzer tarts,  dipped marshmalow treats and Hanukkah cookies are a kids Hanukkah feast. The gorgeous swirly Venetian glass menorah is the perfect setting for your Hanukkah centerpiece. Wow! Happy Hanukkah! Marlene M.

 

 

 

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Melt in Your Mouth Minute Steak Roast for the Holidays

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Melt in Your Mouth Minute Steak Roast for the Holidays

2 Comments 10 September 2014

When making our Passover, Sukkot, Rosh Hashanah menus etc., its easy to get overwhelmed by the thousands of kosher recipes on many other sites. Here at The Jewish Hostess, I really try to sort through all of the wonderful kosher Jewish holiday recipes out there, and I try to publish the ones that I would make for my own Jewish holiday and  Passover dinners. This minute steak recipe is delicious and takes about 15 minutes to prepare. Its a no brainer. Thanks Elyse Lincer for sending it in!

:Hi Marlene,
Just prepared this minute steak roast for passover. I got it from Passover by Design by Susie Fishbein.
I made it yesterday before shabbat and it looked so good I had to sneak a piece!!  Was delish and very easy.. And freezes well too!”
Elyse Lincer
Ingredients for this kosher recipe:
  • 1 minute steak roast sliced and deveined by your kosher butcher into 2 pieces.
  • 1 c barbeque sauce
  • 1 c   ketchup
  • 6 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 large onions, sliced into rings
  • 10 cloves of garlic, chopped in food processor.

Directions:

  1. Saute onion and garlic in a little oil.
  2. Mix together sauces and sugar  in a separate bowl.
  3. Place meat in a roaster
  4. Add onion, garlic and sauce on top of roast.
  5. Bake at 350 for an hour.
  6. When cool, slice and freeze on top of kosher for Passover parchment paper (parchment can have flour sprinkled on it) lined in a tin.
  7. If serving fresh, slice thin and reheat at 350 degrees for another half hour.

 

 

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Sweet Holiday Tender Brisket with Red Wine

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Sweet Holiday Tender Brisket with Red Wine

1 Comment 10 September 2014

Here is another kosher recipe to put on to your seder menu.

Brisket, brick roast and minute steak recipes are staples for our Jewish holiday meals. I buy organic brick roast at the Kosher butcher. Hopefully there are less unwanted chemicals and hormones in the beef! This is a quick and easy recipe for Passover.

 

This recipe is courtesy of Gourmet Kosher Cooking

Brisket Recipe Ingredients:

  • 2 medium shallots, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4  teaspoons chili powder
  • 4  teaspoons smoked paprika or Hungarian paprika
  • 2  teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2  teaspoons oregano
  • 1  teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4  pounds first-cut brisket
  • ¼ cup red wine
  • 1  cup chicken stock
  • 1  14-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • ¼  cup packed dark brown sugar
  • ¼  cup cider vinegar

Directions

  1. Combine shallots, garlic, chili powder, paprika, cinnamon, oregano and salt in a small bowl. Rub into both sides of meat. Set the meat in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish, cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Pour wine and stock over the meat. Cover the pan with foil and set aside at room temperature while the oven heats to 350°F.
  3. Bake the brisket, covered, for 2 hours. Meanwhile, blend tomatoes, brown sugar and vinegar in a large blender or food processor until smooth.
  4. After 2 hours, pour the tomato mixture over the meat; continue baking, covered, until fork-tender, basting with pan juices every 30 minutes, for about 1 1/2 hours more.
  5. Remove the meat from the sauce. Let rest for 10 minutes; then slice against the grain. Skim the fat from the sauce in the pan; pour the sauce over the meat and serve.


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Carb-Free Low-fat Cauliflower Passover Pizza

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Carb-Free Low-fat Cauliflower Passover Pizza

3 Comments 02 April 2014

Carb-less Pizza for #Passover

 

Pizza recipe trends are constantly evolving, and this carb-free, low-fat Passover version from Emanuelle Lee of London is one that you will want to whip up all year round. If you are a Passover hostess that is trying to escape the post holiday waistline bulge, then this recipe is for you!

Check out Emanuelle’s blog at  www.manusmenu.blogspot.com.

 

Carb-less #Passover Pizza

Carb-less #Passover Pizza

Ingredients

    For the crust:
  • 1 Cauliflower cut into small pieces (or equivalent amount pre-cut)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp grated cheese (preferably mozzarella)
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Polenta mixture
  • For the sauce
  • 1 clove of garlic (chopped)
  • 1 can cherry tomatoes
  • Olive oil
  • 2 Tsp sugar
  • 1/2 chilli flakes
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • Salt and pepper
  • Low fat mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 Degrees F.
  2. Blend the cauliflower in a food processor until it has become a grainy paste. Pour into a mixing bowl and mix in the garlic paste, olive oil, egg and grated cheese. Mix all the ingredients together. Add a pinch of salt and pepper.
  3. Cover a flat baking tray with parchment paper. Grease the paper with a little bit of olive oil. Sprinkle a pinch of polenta mixture on to the tray.
  4. Take about 3 heaps of cauliflower and flatten it out onto the tray with a spatula into the pizza shape of your choice.
  5. You should have enough 'dough' left over for 1 another medium sized pizza. Repeat sequence with the rest of the dough.
  6. Bake for 20-25 or until golden. With a large spatula, carefully turn the pizza crust over and bake the other side for 10 minutes.
  7. (You may put the crusts under the broiler for a few minutes to make them extra crispy but make sure they don't burn!)
  8. While the crusts are baking, make the sauce. In a pan, heat up a tablespoon of olive oil, add the chopped garlic, sauté until softened a little and add the can of tomatoes. Smash the pieces of tomato so the sauce is a little smoother. Add the rest of the ingredients.
  9. Once the pizza 'dough' is golden and hard, smooth a large amount of the sauce on top and leave about a half inch space around the outside to make the crust. Top with (low fat) fresh mozzarella cheese and top with a little olive oil, salt and pepper.
  10. Add your favourite toppings. Bake for 10 minutes. Sprinkle some basil leaves for decoration and enjoy! (guilt-free!)
http://www.thejewishhostess.com/2014/04/carb-less-pizza-for-passover/

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Moroccan Date Charoset “Truffles” with Dates, Raisins, and Walnuts, Rolled in Cinnamon

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Moroccan Date Charoset “Truffles” with Dates, Raisins, and Walnuts, Rolled in Cinnamon

No Comments 30 March 2014

This modern twist on the traditional Charoset recipe for your Passover Seder,was created by my new friend  Jennifer Abadi, author of a wonderful new cookbook,  A Fistful of Lentils . Jennifer’s passion for carrying on her family’s Syrian Jewish tradition is evident within the 125 recipes that she shares with us.

Upon reading that Jennifer’s recipes were inspired by her grandmother Fritzie Abadi A’H  I realized that Jennifer and I have a connection. Five years ago, I set out to produce a coffee table book  documenting the artwork of 200 of our communities artists of which all of the proceeds were donated to Magen David Yeshivah in Brooklyn.

“Our Art”- A collection of the Artists of the Syrian Jewish Community.

Guess which artist’s work is on the first page? None other than Fritzie Abadi A’H’ herself!

The quote on the page, as told to me 5 years ago by Mrs. Luna Sutton (who recently passed away in her late 90’s and who bought the painting from Fritzie 50 years ago), is,

“When Fritzie Abadi painted these in the 1920’s, it was said that she was inspired by the strong features of the typical Syrian woman that immigrated to America at the time.”

So, you can see that in her own way, Jennifer’s grandma Fritzi was also trying to preserve memories of her heritage!

You should also know that Fritzi’s father Chacham Matloub Abadi was a great Rabbi of the Syrian community in the early 1900’s, but that is another story…..

Hope you enjoyed that little tidbit of info!

Moroccan Charoset “Truffles” with Dates, Raisins, and Walnuts, Rolled in Cinnamon

photograph by April Selditch

“Here they are!!  I rolled the Moroccan Charroset Truffles  in three flavors: cinnamon, crushed almond and coconut.
They are so delicious!  Yep, I tasted one. April. “

  • ½ cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 6 large Medjool dates or 10 regular-size dates, pitted and coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup dark raisins
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons sweet Passover wine, such as Manischewitz

For Serving:

1 box of matzah sheets or tea size matzahs

Cinnamon (for dusting the outside)

1. Place the walnuts and almonds in the food processor and pulse until coarsely ground, but not into a meal-like consistency (about 30 seconds).

2. Add the dates and raisins and combine in the food processor until a thick paste is formed.

3. Add one tablespoon of the wine at a time until the paste is smooth but not so sticky that you cannot roll it into small balls.

4. Taking approximately one tablespoon at a time, roll the thick paste into 1-inch balls* (if the paste is sticking too much to your hands, try dipping your hands in cold water and then rolling them) and sprinkle the outsides lightly with cinnamon. Store balls in a tightly covered plastic container in refrigerator for up to one week.

5. Dust the outsides of the balls with ground cinnamon. Serve charoset balls at room temperature on a platter, alongside tea matzahs (can also be served as a paste in one or two small dessert bowls, placed at either end of the seder table.)

Yield: Serves 6 to 8 (approximately 1 ½ cups or 24 one-inch balls)

*Note: If you wish to serve the mixture in the more common way of a paste in a bowl, then add a little more wine and warm water to make a bit smoother and softer for spreading.

©Jennifer Felicia Abadi

(Author of: A Fistful of Lentils: Syrian-Jewish Recipes From Grandma Fritzie’s Kitchen)
www.FistfulofLentils.com

 

 

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Terri’s Lamb Shanks for Passover

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Terri’s Lamb Shanks for Passover

3 Comments 28 March 2014

Every time I get a gourmet recipe from Terri,I know it’s a good one. Every single woman in her family is either a gourmet kosher cook, a talented photographer, an entrepeneur, a professional baker, and the list goes on… thanks Terri !

To all my Jewish Hostesses- keep sending recipes and a little something about yourself to me! marlene@thejewishhostess.com.

“Hi Marlene,

My cousin gave me this delicious recipe for kosher lamb shanks, my kids were licking their fingers.

If you like lamb they will love this easy recipe.
I bought 6  lamb shanks for my family, a little too much but we had leftovers the next day.

Its a great passover recipe!

  • 6 lamb shanks
  • 3 crushed garlic
  • A little  olive oil,
  • kosher salt,
  • pepper
  • paprika
  • 2-3  sliced onions

Covered 2-3 hours at 350 degrees.

How Easy? Enjoy!

Love, Terri ”

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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.
http://www.thejewishhostess.com/2014/03/arleens-secret-family-recipe-syrian-style-pickled-vegetables/

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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.
http://www.thejewishhostess.com/2014/03/chocolate-and-coconut-dipped-matzah-dessert-for-passover/

 

 

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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

 

dates

 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.
http://www.thejewishhostess.com/2014/03/dukeh-yemenite-style-charoset-with-black-raisins-toasted-sesame-seeds-dates-and-pomegranate-seeds/

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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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Honey Mustard Hoisin Friday Night Chicken Roast Marinated with Potatoes

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Honey Mustard Hoisin Friday Night Chicken Roast Marinated with Potatoes

No Comments 19 February 2014

Dear Hostesses,

As most of our best kosher recipes slide out of the steamy oven just before candles are lighting on a Friday evening, the LAST thing that a Jewish Hostess is thinking about is, “Wait! let me just snap a picture!”  The truth is, what’s on MY mind is, “How can I lay down and escape for a couple of minutes before my husband comes home from shul?”

So ladies, here I present the Friday morning pics. The ones that I took hours before the Friday afternoon rush of, “OMG the kids are home from school and my potatoes are not even CHOPPED yet!!!!!”

Lately I’ve been avoiding  red meat roasts for all of the high cholesterol heart rescuing reasons that you must have read about. This is an organic chicken roast that many butchers offer without the bone, and pre-tied with twine, so that when it’s time to slice, the roast really looks like a roast, and not just like a sliced whole chicken. I like to use the Soy Vay brand marinades because they don’t have the extra preservatives, yet they marinate my roasts to yummy Shabbat perfection. I prepared 2 chicken roasts and froze one so that I could just defrost, warm,  and serve with brown rice for the next Shabbat. And if I feel like it, MAYBE I will have time to run out and get a last minute manicure too. Enjoy!

This is my recipe for:

 Honey Mustard Hoisin Friday Night Chicken Roast Marinated with Potatoes

Honey Mustard Hoisin Friday Night Chicken Roast Marinated with Potatoes

Honey Mustard Hoisin  Friday Night Chicken Roast Marinated with Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Soy Vay Hoisin Marinade
  • 1/2 cup dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • garlic salt
  • freshly ground black pepper-
  • 2 chicken roasts
  • 2 large spanish onions sliced
  • 12 yukon potatoes cubed

Instructions

  1. Place sliced onions in roaster over the 2 chicken roasts.
  2. Season chicken roasts with garlic salt and pepper.
  3. Mix Dijon mustard, honey, hioisin sauce and pouur over chicken roasts.
  4. With kitchen gloves massage roasts with the marinade while taking sliced onions and squeezing them over the chickens.
  5. Cook in oven at 350 degrees for an hour.
  6. In the meantime cube potatoes.
  7. Put in a bowl and mix with olive oil. salt and pepper.
  8. Roast in the oven at 350 till the edges of potatoes are light brown and patties are cooked.
  9. When chicken is cooked, and smells great, take it out, cool and slice.
  10. Pour the chicken juices over the potatoes and then add the juicy potatoes to the sliced chicken.
  11. Cook for about 45 minutes at 350 covered.
  12. Check for doneness and uncover and cook for another 20 minutes to brown.
  13. You can freeze half for next week, or serve with brown rice for a crowd of 20- 25.
  14. One roast serves 5-10 with enough to spare to serve leftovers on Sunday or Monday night.
  15. Enjoy!
http://www.thejewishhostess.com/2014/02/honey-mustard-hoisin-friday-night-chicken-roast-marinated-with-potatoes/

 

 

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Coconut Crusted Chicken Cutlets

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Coconut Crusted Chicken Cutlets

No Comments 24 December 2013

 

Coconut Crusted Chicken Strips

Thank you  @_wifelife_  via Instagram for sharing your coconut crusted chicken cutlets. I’ve always wanted to try this lowfat version of fried coconut chicken. It’s an easy kid’s dinner and served over salad, it can be dressed up too!

 

“Hi Marlene,

I slice thinly pounded chicken breast cutlets (with all fat removed) into long strips. Dredge in flour that is seasoned with cayenne pepper, black pepper and salt. Then dip is egg wash (I use only egg whites) and them fully coat in unsweetened coconut flakes. You can use sweetened too, up to you. I dip in the egg whites again and do a double coating of the coconut flakes. Heat a frying pan with a thin layer of coconut oil or canola oil. Fry the chicken, a few minutes on each side until golden brown.”

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Quick Sweet Potato Soup with Collard Greens and Jasmine RIce

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Quick Sweet Potato Soup with Collard Greens and Jasmine RIce

4 Comments 22 October 2013

Last week I attended a cooking class at the Sephardic Community Center with Peter Berley,  former executive chef of Angelica Kitchen in NYC. His cooking style is based upon the macrobiotic way of eating that was SO popular in the 80’s and 90’s. He now still uses his skills to whip up quick and simple vegetarian meals, and we were so lucky to share some of his recipes and easy healthy  tips in the kitchen.

I especially loved his Sweet Potato Soup, so right after the class, I ran to buy some collard greens (which is supposed to be healthier for your digestive tract than steamed kale, mustard greens, broccoli, brussels sprouts, and cabbage- read more about collard greens HERE) and a jalapeño pepper. I already had a some coconut milk sitting in my pantry just begging to meet that can opener. The ginger, sweet potato and spices are regulars in my fridge. Within 20 minutes I had everything chopped and in the soup pot.

I also have a bag of Jasmine Rice has also been sitting on my kitchen shelf, and after hearing that rice may have arsenic leached within, I’ve been staring at it longingly waiting to hear any good news about poison in rice on CNN. Here’s another report link by ABC NEWS, (also please be educated and informed about  possibly avoiding rice cereals for infants). I decided to skip the Jasmine rice addition until the rice companies decide to literally clean up their act.

Anyways, the soup was piping hot within the hour, and it was just in time to be served with my Grilled Miso Salmon.

I hope that you get to try this recipe. It was SO delicious!  I was lucky enough to get a signed copy of  Peter Berley’s cookbook but you can get it on Amazon just in time for the holidays!

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Ingredients for the soup:

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 cups diced onion (about 2 medium)
2 teaspoons coarse sea salt or kosher salt
1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks (about 4 cups)
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 small jalapeño pepper with seeds, minced
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 (14-ounce) can light coconut milk
1 small bunch collard greens, tough stems removed, and leaves cut in half along the rib, and then crosswise into 1/4-inch-wide strips.
1 lime, cut into wedges
1/2 cup roughly chopped cilantro, for garnish

Here is the brand of LITE coconut milk that Peter recommends:

1) In a medium saucepan over high heat, combine the rice, butter, and salt with 3 cups of water and bring to a boil. Stir the rice once, reduce the heat, and cover the pan. Cook until the water is absorbed and the rice begins to stick on the bottom, about 18 to 20 minutes. Let sit covered for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork when ready to serve.
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2) In a large saucepan over medium heat, warm the oil. Add the onion and a pinch of salt, and sauté until softened, for 3 to 4 minutes.
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3) Add the sweet potato, garlic, jalapeño, ginger, coriander, and turmeric, and sauté for 2 minutes. Add 2 cups of water, the coconut milk, and 2 teaspoons of salt, raise the heat, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.
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4) Add the collard greens to the soup and simmer, uncovered, until tender, about 10 minutes. Add a bit of water if the soup is too thick.
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5) Ladle the soup into 3 or 4 wide soup plates, and top with a spoonful of jasmine rice. Squeeze lime over all and sprinkle with cilantro.

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