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Coconut Crusted Chicken Cutlets

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Coconut Crusted Chicken Cutlets

No Comments 24 December 2015


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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Honey Mustard Hoisin Friday Night Chicken Roast Marinated with Potatoes

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Honey Mustard Hoisin Friday Night Chicken Roast Marinated with Potatoes

1 Comment 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


  • 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


  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!



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Rosh Hashanah Roasted Marinated Honey Chicken

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Rosh Hashanah Roasted Marinated Honey Chicken

8 Comments 14 September 2013


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I call this “Rosh Hashanah” Honey Chicken, but of course you can use recipe all year round. I devised my own version of this recipe after hunting online for a roasted holiday chicken marinade. Make sure you continually baste and brush with the honey at the end of roasting. You don’t want leathery dry chicken on Rosh Hashanah!

The overnight marinade is also essential for the great flavor boost. I made it last week and I knew it was good when my son’s teenage friend kept forking more chicken pieces over into his plate. I heard him say , “This is great chicken” as he was gobbling it up.

Teens don’t lie! (at least not about food…)

Enjoy and Happy New Year! Marlene

Ingredients for Rosh Hashanah Roasted Honey Chicken:

3 chickens cut into 10 pieces each, or you can order 3 packs of chicken legs and thighs separated.(I always order my chicken pieces without the skin.)

Make a paste and marinate overnight:

  • 3/4 cup olive oil (if you buy chicken without the skin, then use more olive oil so it doesn’t dry out.)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme – finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp dried rosemary – finely chopped
  • 3 tsp. lemon juice
  • 8 cloves garlic – finely chopped
3/4 cup honey melted in a pot over low flame.

1. Rinse chicken and remove excess fat. PAT DRY so that the marinade sticks.

2. Combine paste ingredients, put on kitchen gloves and rub onto all chicken pieces in a large bowl.

3. Slice about 3 large onions and place on the bottom go the roaster. Drizzle safflower oil over the bottom of the roaster.

4.Place chicken pieces on top of onions .Marinate overnight.

5. Cover and cook for one hour at 350. Remember to baste continually.

6. Melt  3/4 cup of honey in a pot and brush  every 15-20 minutes till pieces of chicken slides off the bone and top is brown.

7. Leftover chicken is even better deboned, warmed up, and served the next day for lunch.


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Juicy Peking Duck (Chicken) Soy Vay Wraps with Asian Slaw by Lisa Ades

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Juicy Peking Duck (Chicken) Soy Vay Wraps with Asian Slaw by Lisa Ades

No Comments 14 August 2013

Peking Chicken-Asian Kosher Soy Vay Marinades

 Ever since I told my Sephardic Heritage Documentary film co-producer Lisa Ades about how much I am enjoying cooking with Soy Vay marinades, she has been experimenting with Soy Vay  entree ideas to share with all  of my Jewish Hostesses. She created this juicy chicken version of Peking Duck which happens to be  Beijing’s most famous dish.  It’s so easy to prepare for a quick weeknight meal. Thanks Lisa!

Peking Chicken Soy Vay Wraps 

“This is a healthy and easy version of peking duck, which ends up essentially being duck skin wrapped in a white flour pancake with hoisin and scallions.  Marinating boneless chicken breasts in Soy Vay Hoisin Garlic sauce makes this dish a snap and serving it in low-carb tortillas with scallions and cucumbers makes it light and refreshing.  You can have guests assemble each wrap themselves or make them in advance and tie them with a scallion for a pretty finish.  I added 5 spice powder for an authentic chinese bbq flavor in the marinade for the chicken.  Then drizzle some extra plain soy vay  hoisin Garlic sauce over the wrap before folding it.
The perfect side dish to go with your Peking Soy Vay Wraps is a Crunchy Asian Slaw, which you can find HERE! ” Lisa Ades


So the basic recipe is:

Juicy Peking Duck (Chicken) Soy Vay Wraps with Asian Slaw

Juicy Peking Duck (Chicken) Soy Vay Wraps with Asian Slaw


  • 2 pounds boneless chicken breasts, thinly sliced or slice each breast in 1/2 lengthwise making two cutlets
  • (1/2 cup or more)Soy Vay Hoisin garlic sauce mixed with 1/2 tsp.
  • Chinese 5 spice powder (Frontier makes a kosher version; I think Whole Foods does as well).


  1. Add the chicken in and coat throughly.
  2. Grill till brown and cooked thru - then sliced cross-wise into strips.
  3. Serve with julienned cucumber and scallions & small tortillas of any kind (i like Joseph's lo-carb Flax, Oat Bran & Whole Wheat tortillas or even smaller and better for this are Trader Joe's lo-carb tortillas (both are kosher)
  4. Assemble wraps by putting chicken strips down the center of the tortilla, top with desired amount of scallions and cucumbers, drizzle with soy vay hoisin garlic sauce and fold over. You can also roll it up like moo shu pancakes or a burrito...



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Israeli Grilled Juicy Pargiot Chicken Under A  Brick

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Israeli Grilled Juicy Pargiot Chicken Under A Brick

2 Comments 10 April 2013

Jewish Hostess Brick Chicken Pargiot

This recipe is courtesy of @FrancineSuttonAronowitz

Pargiot chicken is an Israeli term for a young chicken, or a boneless chicken thigh. In this recipe, Francine Sutton Aronowitz make sure to pack all the flavors of her juicy chicken Pargiot by sealing it under a weighty foil wrapped brick. If you would rather not have the tin foil mingle with your chicken as it cooks, you can always place a heavy cast iron skillet atop your chicken and then layer your brick on top. Thanks- Francine!!!

Brick Chicken Pargiot

Brick Chicken Pargiot


  • Chicken pieces
  • Olive Oil
  • Your Favorite Spices
  • Pam
  • 2 Bricks


  1. Pour some olive oil into a bowl and sprinkle your favorite spices (I use garlic powder, onion powder, kosher salt, blk pepper, turmeric, cumin, and paprika).
  2. Mix all spices with the oil to form a paste-like substance
  3. Place your chicken pieces in it, making sure to smother them completely
  4. Allow chicken to marinate in fridge for a minimum of 3 hours-overnight
  5. Take 2 large bricks and cover them with heavy foil paper
  6. Heat up your griddle and spray with Pam
  7. Place chicken pieces on griddle and place bricks on top to cover chicken pieces for 4 minutes
  8. Carefully remove bricks and set aside while you flip chicken pieces
  9. Place bricks back on for another 4 min
  10. Remove chicken and put in a tray or Pyrex and cover immediately with foil to seal in the juices
  11. The bricks flattens the chicken pieces allowing them to cook more evenly and keeps all the juices in. Enjoy!!

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Chicken Wonton Flower Appetizers

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Chicken Wonton Flower Appetizers

5 Comments 02 March 2013

Kosher Chicken Appetizers


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Chicken WontonFlower Appetizers by Esther Mitta via Instagram

Use these golden chicken bites as an impressive Shabbat appetizer or as a an add-in to any meat meal. Bake for so many less calories and fat, as the wonton skins add so few carbs, its worth every nibble!

Golden Chicken Flower Appetizers

Golden Chicken Flower Appetizers


  • 1 large onion sliced thinly
  • 1 package chicken cutlets, cubed into small pieces.
  • 1 tsp chicken consomme, salt, pepper
  • 1 pkg wonton skins


  1. Caramelize the onion on the stove with 2 teaspoons oil.
  2. Add chicken to golden onions
  3. Add salt, pepper, and chicken consomme, stirring till cooked.
  4. Place a tablespoon of chicken mixture inside one wonton skin laid flat.
  5. Gather and secure with two toothpicks as pictured above.
  6. Deep fry or brush with oil and bake at 350 degrees for till golden.


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Chicken with Wine, Apricots, Dates, and Cranberries- Perfect for Tu Bishvat!

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Chicken with Wine, Apricots, Dates, and Cranberries- Perfect for Tu Bishvat!

1 Comment 30 December 2012

Apricots and dates, dried apricots,

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Thank you  Ellin for this nice chicken recipe! I love this for Tu Bishvat as it has lot’s of delicious fruits to flavor the chicken! Tu Bishvat fruits are traditionally from the land of Israel- mainly  grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives and dates. Tu Bishvat this year starts on Friday evening January 25, and continues till Saturday January 26 at sundown.

Perhaps we can even adapt some new Tu Bishvat fruits for this recipe!

Take the Tu Bishvat Chicken challenge!

Anyone have good ideas to convert this into a Tu Bishvat chicken recipe? Comment below!

Chicken with Dried Fruit adapted from Chef Confidential

by Ellin Orlinsky


  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 head garlic peeled and chopped
  • 2 tsp minced ginger
  • 2 tbs dried oregano
  • 2 tbs dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 chickens cut into 1/8ths
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Put chciken in a large baking dish. Pour fruit mixture over chicken. Cover and marinate in fridge overnight.
  2.  Preheat oven to 350. bake 1 hour the remove dried fruit from the pan reserving fruit. return chicken to oven for another 1/2 hour. discard bay leaves. season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3.  To plate: Spoon pan juices over chicken with cooked fruit. ( I put all the fruit back on when reheating the chicken). Enjoy!

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Chicken Lettuce Cups from “Cooking for a Cause” Kosher Cookbook

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Chicken Lettuce Cups from “Cooking for a Cause” Kosher Cookbook

8 Comments 01 November 2012

If you are lucky enough to get a hold of  this brand new gourmet kosher  cookbook, then dont just buy one, buy at least 4!!! One for your mother, sister, best friend, daughters…. Here’s why:

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  2. Its compact and kitchen friendly.
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  4. You will get a head start on your Rosh Hashanah gifts.
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Recipe for Chicken Lettuce Wraps  from “Cooking for a Cause” Gourmet Kosher Cookbook

  •  2 large chicken breasts (boned, skinned & diced)
  • 1 red pepper (chopped)
  • 1 green pepper (chopped)
  • 3 stalks celery (chopped)
  • 3 carrots (chopped)
  • parsley (for garnish)
  • ½ can bean sprouts (drained)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 3 tbs. hoisun sauce
  • 1 tbs. apricot preserves
  • 3 tbs. soy sauce
  • 3 tbs. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tbs. olive oil
  • lettuce leaves for cups (either Boston, butter or romaine)

1. In sauté pan over high heat, add oil, sauté garlic for a minute.

2. Add chicken, celery, peppers, carrots and bean sprouts.  Sauté until chicken is cooked.

3. When chicken is cooked, add the remaining ingredients for the sauce.

4. Cook over medium heat for 2 more minutes.

5. Spoon chicken mixture into lettuce cups and serve.

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Chicken with Pine Nuts in Lettuce Cups

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Chicken with Pine Nuts in Lettuce Cups

2 Comments 22 September 2012

This is a healthy and easy dish adapted from New York’s famous Shun Lee restaurant (who will arrange for kosher banquets by special request btw).

When I’m in the mood for Chinese food but don’t want greasy take-out, I make this for dinner with cold ginger scallion noodles (recipe below), a lighter alternative to those gloppy peanut butter laden noodles.

Throw some frozen egg rolls into the mix and some seasonal stir-fried veggies and you’ve got your own Chinese feast at home.

Adapted from Shun Lee restaurant

Serves 4


  • ½ pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into ¼ cubes
  • 2 teaspoons egg white (beat the white until foamy, then measure)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch


  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar (or red wine vinegar)
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine or dry sherry
  • 1-2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1/8 – ¼ tsp ground white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 4 celery ribs, finely diced (1 cup)
  • 4 scallions, white and green parts, trimmed and minced (3/4 cup)
  • 3 carrots, finely diced (1/2 cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • hoisin sauce (for serving)
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce (for serving)
  • 2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
  • 1-2 Tablespoons canola (or peanut) oil

1. Core the lettuce and separate into leaves. Pile on a platter and set aside. Prepare a small serving bowl with the hoisin sauce.

2. Place the diced chicken meat in a mixing bowl and add the egg white, salt and cornstarch. Blend well. Refrigerate 30 minutes or longer.

3. Combine the chopped celery, carrots, scallions and garlic. Set aside.

4. In another bowl, combine the soy sauce, vinegar, rice wine or sherry, sugar, water, white pepper and cornstarch and set aside.

5. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a wok or large non-stick skillet and when it is hot add the chicken; stir constantly to separate the cubes. Cook a few minutes until it turns white and is just cooked through. Remove from pan and set aside.

6. Add 1 teaspoon of sesame oil to the pan and add the celery, carrot and scallion mixture. Cook, stirring, about a minute or two and then add back in the cooked chicken and the sauce, stirring, another minute until the chicken is hot. Add in the pine nuts and remove from heat.

7. Serve the chicken with the lettuce on the side. Let guests help themselves, adding a spoonful or so of the chicken mixture to a lettuce leaf with the hoisin sauce and folding it before eating.

Serve as a first course or part of meal. You can double the recipe for a larger group.

Adapted from The Best of Vietnamese and Thai Cooking, by Mai Pham

I love these noodles as a side dish with just scallions and the ginger dressing, but throw in broccoli and red pepper strips for a more complete dish if you wish. The noodles marinate in soy sauce, which give them depth and flavor.

• 1 pound dried chow-mein or lo-mein style noodles or thin whole-wheat spaghetti, cooked until just done, rinsed and drained
• ½ cup soy sauce
• 2-4 green onions, thinly sliced (or more to taste)
• 3 cups broccoli florets, blanched or microwaved (rinsed in cold water & drained)
• ½ red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
• fresh cilantro for garnish (optional)

• 2 tablespoons minced or grated fresh ginger
• 1/3 cup sugar
• 1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
• ¼ – ½ tsp dried chili flakes or to taste (optional)
• 1/3 cup good-quality dark sesame oil

1. Combine the cooked noodles with the soy sauce in a mixing bowl. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

2. To make the dressing, place all of the ingredients except the sesame oil in a food processor and blend until creamy. With the motor running, slowly pour in the sesame oil and blend for about 20 seconds (do not overblend or the dressing will turn whitish)

3. To serve, gently toss the noodles with the dressing, adding 3 or 4 tablespoons at a time. The noodles should be evenly coated but not soggy. Add the broccoli, red pepper and green onions and gently toss. Garnish with cilantro if you wish.

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Easy Shabbat Cornish Hens with Roasted Potatoes by Sarah Harari

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Easy Shabbat Cornish Hens with Roasted Potatoes by Sarah Harari

No Comments 25 August 2012

Sarah Harari is know to be a gourmet kosher cook within the Syrian Jewish Community.

I know that any Shabbat recipe from Sarah will go straight onto my Shabbat and Jewish holiday menus!!!

Shabbat Cornish Hens with Roasted Potatoes by Sarah Harari

  • 2 cornish hens, cleaned
  • 3/4 c honey
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 4 cloves of garlic, chopped
  •  1 red onion, chopped .
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • salt and pepper.
  1. Place 2 cornish hens in a roaster.
  2. Mix  all ingredients in a measuring cup and mix well with a fork or emulsion blender.
  3. Pour mixture on top of cornish hens.
  4. Marinating overnight is preferable.
  5. Cook uncovered at 350 for an hour or until top is lacquered and juices run clear.
  6. Roast 2 lbs. of peeled and cubed pototoes in a tray with salt, pepper, paprika, garlic salt, and  oil.
  7. Add the roasted potatoes on bottom of the roaster and heat roasted potatoes together with the  roasted cornish hens for about 45 minutes before serving.
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Sweet Maple Chicken for  Rosh Hashanah

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Sweet Maple Chicken for Rosh Hashanah

2 Comments 25 August 2012

Start Planning your  sweet  Jewish New Year menu  now with this Maple sweetened  holiday chicken- a proven winner on the dinner table!

  • 1 cup apple cider or juice
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbs veg oil
  • 2 tbs soy sauce
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 6 unpeeled garlic cloves
  • ½ tsp red hot pepper flakes (optional)
  • 6 chicken thighs
  1. -       In a pitcher or bowl, whisk together apple cider, maple syrup, oil, and soy sauce. Add star anise, cinnamon stick, garlic and hot pepper.
  2. -       In a large freezer bag or bowl, add chicken. Pour the cider mixture over and seal bag or cover bowl. Refrigerate overnight or up to 2 days.
  3. -       Remove marinated mixture from fridge and heat oven to 400 deg. Pour contents of bag or bowl (including liquid) into a large roasting pan. Turn chicken skin side up.
  4. -       Roast chicken  about 1 hour  leaving chicken skin side up until cooked.

by Marie Torgueman

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Sicilian Eggplant Meat Rollups for the Jewish Holidays

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Sicilian Eggplant Meat Rollups for the Jewish Holidays

No Comments 24 August 2012

Use Eggplants to create Sicilian Eggplant - Chopped Meat Casserole

by Vivien Hidary

Sicilian eggplants are sweeter and creamier than any other variety of eggplant. My friend Vivien, a gourmet cook, makes sure that this stuffed eggplant dish is on most of her Jewish holiday menus because its a family favorite! It can be prepared in advance, frozen, and baked before serving.

How to Create this Kosher Dish:

- Peel and slice about 4 sicilian eggplants and place on a tray sprayed with Pam.

- Brush a little olive oil on top of the slices.

- Bake on  350 degrees for approximately 20 minutes.

- Meanwhile, mix equal parts of chopped meat and cooked rice with allspice and salt to make filling.

- When eggplant is done roll each slice around a small mound of filling.

- Arrange in a roaster or Pyrex in rows. Cover with a mixture of water, salt (or chicken consommé) allspice and a drizzle of oil.

- Bake at 350.Bake covered. .

These eggplants are soft and the perfect comfort food . You can also bake them whole and eat with a spoon! Enjoy!

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Pistachio Stuffed Dates for Rosh Hashanah

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Pistachio Stuffed Dates for Rosh Hashanah

No Comments 20 August 2012

recipe and photo provided courtesy of elanaspantry.com 

Use this yummy healthy and gluten free recipe as a symbolic Rosh Hashanah dessert, but more importantly, you can also use it on the dinner table as one of the simanim. On Rosh Hashanah we eat dates because it sounds like  the word “sheyitamu,” “that they be consumed.” Hence, we repeat the blessing”may… our enemies be consumed.”

Display these pretty dates on a dish that is on a pedestal, and if you are having a lot of company, buy two or three pedestal dishes and spread them along the table so that they are within reach.

Dates Stuffed with Pistachios:

  • 1 cup pistachio nuts, shelled
  • ¼ cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 pinch celtic sea salt
  • 20 large dates
  1.  In a food processor, pulse pistachios, orange juice, orange zest and salt
  2. With a sharp knife, make a slit on one side of each date and remove the pit. (Make sure you check the dates for worms and yucky crawly bugs.)
  3. Push a teaspoon of pistachio paste into each date; gently squeeze closed so that filling spills over
  4. Serve
Makes 20 stuffed dates


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How to Fry Chicken Without the Fat

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How to Fry Chicken Without the Fat

No Comments 15 January 2012

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There’s no need to feel like you will add on extra pounds with this quick  low fat frying recipe. If you follow Chef Adam Mimran’s easy video instructions, the chicken doesn’t have time to absorb the grease so you can crunch without that oily taste. When Adam whipped up a batch of his famous guilt-free fried chicken for my family, it was gone in a flash. For  a great kosher Passover recipe, you can easily substitute matzo meal for the Corn Flake crumbs.

We loved it!

Try it and let me know what you think!

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Tu Bi’ Shvat Shiva Minim Wheat Berry Pilaf

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Tu Bi’ Shvat Shiva Minim Wheat Berry Pilaf

2 Comments 15 January 2012


When is Tu Bishvat this year?

Friday Evening at nightfall January 25! Mark your calendars!


Here’s a head start to your Sheva Minim menu!

I made this recipe last year for Tu Bishvat and it was a great hit- everyone who was health conscious and was watching their waistline knew that this slightly sweet grain salad would nudge them to pass on dessert.

Found in the grain aisle (where you would find legumes, beans, quinoa, etc.), this often overlooked alternative for rice has many nutritious benefits. Wheat berries are the kernels of wheat that originate from the wheat plant. Because they are not processed, they are packed with fiber and all the nutrients that usually get lost in the process of making flour. Inspired by Tu B’shvat, I came up with a sweet pilaf that includes all of the Sheva Minim, the Seven Species of fruits and grains that are special to Israel.

This kosher recipe makes a large bowl of pilaf. If you are only making it for two people and do not want a lot of leftovers, I suggest halving it. Also, I always love using fresh fruits, but if no fresh figs are available in your area, you can always find dried ones. Just remember that dried fruits are often sweeter than fresh, so change the recipe accordingly.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup wheatberries
  • 1 cup barley
  • 1 box of fresh figs
  • 1 cup pitted chopped dates (I like to thinly slice them width-wise to create rings)
  • 1 cup grapes or 1/2 cup raisins (optional)
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds and/or 1/4 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • salt and pepper to taste

Kosher Recipe

Directions cont’d

Cook the wheat berries and barley according to their package directions in two separate pots (usually the barley takes half an hour longer to cook so put that up first). While the grains are simmering, take out a large glass bowl and whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, honey, and some salt and pepper. When grains are tender and still hot, dump them into the glass bowl, give them a mix, and let it sit to absorb the flavors. Meanwhile, cut up all of the fruits, then add them to the mix. I drizzled pomegranate juice on top to give it a little bit more sweetness and flavor. Enjoy!


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Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts

3 Comments 17 November 2011

This kosher chicken recipe was originated by my summertime neighbor Amy H. Once you make this weeknight chicken recipe it will quickly become a family favorite.  I omitted the mushrooms that were originally in this great kosher chicken recipe so that even my little one will like it. Buy the Magen David Yeshivah Chef At Home cookbook so you can easily have the how-to  at your fingertips. Contact Yvonne for your copy.

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Kosher Recipe Ingredients

    • 2 or 3 onions, chopped
    • olive oil
    • 1 box mushrooms (optional)
    • 4 packages frozen chopped spinach with water squeezed out
    • cornflake crumbs
    • garlic powder
    • onion powder
    • paprika
    • salt and pepper
    • 2-3 packs of chicken cutlets sliced “butterfly” style
    • mayonnaise
    • parsley as a garnish


Kosher Recipe for Chicken, Directions : 
  1. Saute onions in olive oil, add optional mushrooms till dry, add spinach, salt and pepper.
  2. Separately mix cornflake crumbs, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, pepper.
  3. Stuff each chicken slit with spinach mixture. The chicken closes itself- does not need to be sealed or tied shut.
  4. Coat each cutlet with mayo and dip in cornflake mixture.
  5. Place cutlets in roaster or on a parchment lined baking tray and drizzle with olive oil.
  6. Bake uncovered for 35 minutes. Do not overbake.
  7. When cutlets are slightly cooled, slice in into 3 or 4 pieces. Garnish with parsley.







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