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Sun Dried Tomato Pesto- Six Ingredients

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Sun Dried Tomato Pesto- Six Ingredients

No Comments 10 November 2010

Six Ingredients for the New Bride (or tired mom):

My family is not loving  regular pesto made with basil, so I decided to try this recipe by Giada.

Kids and adults loved it this past Shabbat lunch, including my one year old nephew,  who literally – practically,  devoured his plate.

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto by Giada De Laurentiis

  • 12 ounces penne pasta
  • 1 (8.5-ounce) jar sun-dried tomatoes packed in olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup (packed) fresh basil leaves OR 1/4 cup of prepared basil pesto
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • toasted pine nuts (optional)

Directions for this Kosher Recipe

Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/2  cup of the cooking liquid.

Meanwhile, blend the sun-dried tomatoes and their oil, garlic, salt and pepper,pine nuts(optional) to taste, and basil  or pre-made pesto in a food processor and blend until the tomatoes are finely chopped. Transfer the tomato mixture to a large bowl. Stir in the Parmesan, or omit to make it pareve.

Add the pasta to the pesto and toss to coat, adding enough reserved cooking liquid to moisten. Season the pasta, to taste, with salt and pepper and serve with toasted pine nuts on top.

adapted from Food Network


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Citrus Roasted Turkey for Your Holiday Guests

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Citrus Roasted Turkey for Your Holiday Guests

No Comments 10 November 2010

Citrus Roast Turkey

by Norene Gilletz

Norene Gilletz is the leading author of Kosher cookbooks in Canada.Norene is a Certified Culinary Professional (CCP) with the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP).
It’s turkey thyme! The zesty blend of citrus fruit, garlic, and herbs will impart a fabulous flavor to your turkey. This is excellent with cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving, Chanuka, Passover, or any holiday celebration!

Marinade

  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup orange or mixed fruit marmalade (preferably all-fruit)
  • Juice of 1 large orange, about 1/4 cup (reserve the rind)
  • Juice of 1/2 a large lemon, about 2 Tbsp (reserve the rind)
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 12 to 14 lb (5.4 to 6.4 kg) turkey
  • 4 stalks celery, cut into chunks

Directions for this Kosher Recipe

1. In a food processor fitted with the steel blade, drop the garlic through the feed tube while the motor is running; process until minced. Add the marmalade, orange juice, lemon juice, olive oil, honey, salt, pepper, paprika, and thyme; process until blended, about 8 to 10 seconds. (The marinade can be prepared in advance and refrigerated, covered, for up to 2 days.)

2. Rinse the turkey well and pat dry. Trim excess fat and remove the giblets from the cavity.  Place the turkey, breast-side up, on a rack in a large roasting pan. Loosen the skin but don’t remove it. Rub the marinade over the turkey, inside the cavity, and under the skin. Pour any of the remaining marinade into the pan. Place the celery and reserved orange and lemon rinds inside the cavity of the turkey.

3. Cover the pan and refrigerate the turkey overnight (or up to 2 days), basting occasionally. Remove the turkey from the refrigerator about 30 minutes before cooking.

4. Preheat the oven to 325°F. The turkey will take a total of 3 1/2 to 3 3/4 hours to cook. Cover the pan loosely with foil and roast the turkey for 1 1/2 hours. Remove the foil and continue cooking the turkey for 2 to 2 1/4 hours longer, basting occasionally. If it gets too brown, cover loosely with foil. When done, the juices will run clear when pierced and a meat thermometer, inserted into the thickest part of the breast, should register 165 to 170°F.

5. Let turkey stand for 20 minutes before carving. Discard the celery, and orange and lemon rinds. Serve the turkey with defatted pan juices and All-Fruit Cranberry Sauce (Norene’s Healthy Kitchen page 102).

Yield: 16 servings. Keeps for up to 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator; reheats well. Freezes well for up to 4 months.

Recipe Courtesy of : Norenes Healthy Kitchen

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Healthy Black Bean Soup

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Healthy Black Bean Soup

No Comments 04 November 2010

By Janet Harary

“Be creative with toppings – onions, parsley, cilantro, sour cream, diced tomatoes, pico de gallo, tortilla strips, shredded cheese, diced peppers, french bread…”

Needed for this Kosher Recipe

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil shopping list
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable (for vegetarian) stock
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (8.75 ounce) can whole kernel corn (or use fresh corn from 2 corn on the cob)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes
  • juice of one small lime (optional)

How to Make this Kosher Recipe

In large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion, garlic, and carrots, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until onion is softened. Add chili powder and cumin; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add stock, 1 can of the beans, corn, and pepper; bring to boil.

Meanwhile, in food processor or blender, puree together tomatoes and remaining can of beans; add to pot. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until carrots are tender. You can control the thickness by reducing or adding the amount of stock.

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Quick Almond Loaf- 6 Ingredients

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Quick Almond Loaf- 6 Ingredients

1 Comment 01 November 2010

by Esther Serouya

Another Shabbat is coming up and its time to try this new, easy  almond loaf.  For a lower fat version, substitute unsweetened applesauce for the oil. You can also bake it, wrap it in plastic wrap  and freeze as one of your pareve Thanksgiving desserts.

Quick Almond Loaf

2 cups sifted flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 1/2 cups sugar

3 eggs

3/4 cup oil (or applesauce)

2 tsp almond extract

beat oil,eggs and sugar. add the flour and baking powder then almond extract. the batter will be thick. bake in a greased bundt or loaf pan for 50 mins at 350 degrees.

by Esther Seruya

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Winter Butternut Squash Tea Cake

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Winter Butternut Squash Tea Cake

No Comments 01 November 2010

“Hi Marlene, I first wanna give u a pat on the back for a great website!!! I just saw ur facebook post about thanksgiving recipes I attached a  link for an amazing cake which can also be made into muffins. I personally never cooked for Thanksgiving but this is definitely a recipe for this time of year. I hope u enjoy it as much as I do. 1 small note I usually double the recipe to get a decent size cake I bake it in a bunt pan” Jacqueline Kapetas

Pureed winter squash, honey and sugar give this tea bread a round, rich sweetness. It’s terrific warm with a little pat of butter for breakfast, snack or even dessert and of course afternoon tea, if you’re so inclined. I didn’t add the ginger, cloves and allspice- a teaspoon of cinnamon can be substituted.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3/4 cup squash puree, (see Tip)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white

PREPARATION

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly oil and flour a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan.
  2. Whisk all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, salt, allspice and cloves in a medium bowl until combined.
  3. Beat squash puree, sugar, honey and oil in a large bowl with an electric mixer at medium speed until smooth, about 1 minute. Beat in egg and egg white. Turn off the mixer, add the dry ingredients and beat at low speed until combined. Scrape into the prepared loaf pan.
  4. Bake the bread until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and let cool for 30 minutes more. Serve warm.

TIPS & NOTES

  • Make Ahead Tip: Tightly wrap in plastic wrap and freeze for up to 6 months. Unwrap and thaw on a wire rack at room temperature for 4 hours.
  • Tip: To make your own squash puree, halve and seed one medium acorn or butternut squash. Place, cut-side down, on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 375°F oven until soft, about 50 minutes. Cool, then scrape out the flesh with a fork. Or simply use frozen (thawed) or canned squash puree. Find frozen squash puree near other vegetables in the freezer section and canned squash near the canned pumpkin.

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Sarah’s Shabbat Apricot Pistachio Chicken

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Sarah’s Shabbat Apricot Pistachio Chicken

No Comments 08 September 2010

My cousin Sarah (Abe) Mamiye - (who is- by the way – known for her gourmet cooking)- sent in a recipe for kosher chicken that she adapted from her sister-in-law Carol Azizo. The recipe will serve at least 16 people.

  • 4  2 lb whole. kosher chickens
  • place in roaster and marinate with lots of chopped onion, chopped garlic, salt and pepper.
  • Cook at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.

Make kosher sauce

  • 1 jar of dip-n-joy
  • 1 jar of apricot preserves
  • handful of dried apricots

Melt  all sauce ingredients in a pan.

Pour on top of kosher chicken

Add toasted pistachios.

Cook 20 minutes more.

Enjoy!

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Two Juicy Turkey Roast Recipes

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Two Juicy Turkey Roast Recipes

No Comments 04 September 2010

Recipe #1:

Apricot Turkey Roast

By Marcey Gindi -Marcey is the chicest personal shopper for all of your party wear and accessories. email Marcey.

Preheat oven 425 degrees

  • 1/2 packet of goodmans onion soup mix
  • 1 1/2 tbs ketchup
  • 3 tbs apricot preserves
  • 2 tbs mayonnaise or olive oil

Mix all together, rub some of the mixture all over turkey roast than coat the rest of it on top.
Roast uncoverd for 35-40min until golden and a bit charred.
Add 1 cup of water to the roaster, reduce temp to 350 and cover for an hour.  For more well done, roast for an hour and 1/2.
Let it rest after till cool, than slice. Pour juices on top or serve on the side.

Recipe #2:

Teriyaki Turkey Roast   (marinade can also be used on any other kind of roast)

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  • 1/4 cup teraki sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Mix and pour cook for 1 1/2 hours.

Slice and leave in the juices. Enjoy!

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Bring on the Veggies

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Bring on the Veggies

No Comments 26 March 2010

Vegetables are often viewed as  side dishes  alongside a heavier entree. But why not make the vegetables the main attraction at your next meal?

Vegetable Tian                                         

Serves 4-6

Ingredients for this Kosher Recipe

  • Good olive oil
  • 2 large yellow onions, cut in half and sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound medium round potatoes, unpeeled (yukon gold)
  • 3/4 pound zucchini
  • 2 medium sized eggplant
  • 1 1/4 pounds medium tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, plus extra sprigs
  • optional- 2 ounces of Mozzarella cheese, grated

Directions for preparation

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Brush a 9 by 13 by 2-inch baking dish with olive oil. In a medium saute pan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil and cook the onions over medium-low heat for 8 to 10 minutes, until translucent. Add the garlic and cook for another minute. Spread the onion mixture on the bottom of the baking dish.

Slice the potatoes, zucchini, and tomatoes in 1/4-inch thick slices. Layer them alternately in the dish on top of the onions, fitting them tightly, making only 1 layer. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, thyme leaves, and thyme sprigs and drizzle with 1 more tablespoon of olive oil. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until the potatoes are tender. Uncover the dish, remove the thyme sprigs, sprinkle the cheese on top, and bake for another 30 minutes until browned. Serve warm.

Recipe adapted from Barefoot in Paris

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