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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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Fresh and Wholesome DIY Purim Baskets

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Fresh and Wholesome DIY Purim Baskets

2 Comments 01 January 2012

Hello Hostesses!

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been bustling around this week, making lists of…well, darn near everything. Groceries, to-dos, important events… and of, course, with one of the most festive holidays fast approaching, you may also be making lists of people you’d like to include in your celebrations, and what you plan to give them.

I’ve received mishloach manot on Purim that were supremely elaborate and packed to the brim, and I’ve also received bags of goodies that were extremely thought provoking and personal. One in particular that comes to mind was a bag given to me by one of the ushers at my temple, a lady whose friendship I am lucky to have. Her gift certainly showed how much thought she’d put into it, maybe in a little less conventional way. Her pointedly plain, brown paper bag included one small bottle of kosher wine, one apple, one bag of carrot sticks, one bag of prune hamentashen, and one bag of ribbon candy. Included was a note about how each item in the bag requires a different blessing, and that in the midst of all the revelry, we should take the time to remember the holiness in each item. It was a very touching sentiment, one that I will remember fondly for years to come.

There are many ways to put together your gifts of Purim food items. A popular way to arrange your baskets is to create themes, based on whatever strikes your fancy–the season, the recipient’s hobbies or passions, a sports or movie theme, a springtime theme if it’s warm where you are, or a chilly weather theme if you’re still getting snow. It can be  kosher foods based on a favorite movie or play, a color theme, anything your heart desires.

I made a few different theme baskets to show you this year.

This happy hostess is stuck in Saint Louis, where we got another inch of ice and snow last night. While hunkered under my blanket with my husband, I thought about some of my warm and cozy comfort foods. And thus, the Snuggle Purim Basket was born:

This basket was super easy to put together. I bought:

  • Some 1-quart canning jars
  • A bag of raffia
  • A rectangular basket, about 4″ deep
  • A small 1-cup jar with an airtight lid
  • Pre-made ciabatta rolls from a local bakery
  • A tin of chocolate chip cookies

I made a large batch of basic vegetable noodle soup. You can also simply buy cans of your favorite ready-to-eat brand. Because the cookies and ciabatta contain dairy, I’d stick with vegetarian soups like vegetable barley, tomato, split pea, etc.

I ladled the soup into the clean canning jar, place the lid tightly, and wrapped with raffia to make a decorative bow. Because this should be eaten quickly, there’s no need to actually “can” and pressurize the soup unless you think the recipient will want to store it. It will keep, refrigerated, for 2-4 days. For artistic purposes, I removed the packaging from the ciabatta and cookies, but you can keep yours on if your baskets will be sitting out a while.

I spooned about a cup of cappuccino mix into my smaller jar. You can use instant coffee, hot cocoa blend, teabags, whatever you like. You can add a note if you like, by writing out mixing instructions on a small tag and tying it to the jar with a strand of raffia or ribbon.

Ray of Sunshine Purim Basket:

To battle some of this cold, I thought–“What’s the most bright, summery activity there is?” The answer was immediate–picnics, of course! What says summer cheer better than red and white checked tablecloths, fresh fruit, and sunshine? Nothing I can think of.

So I put together the “Ray of Sunshine” basket.

This is arranged in an actual picnic basket, and though the photos are too close to see, all the food items are nestled in red and white checked cloth napkins. A trip to Hobby Lobby allowed me to pick up some silk sunflowers and some fuzzy little bees for decoration. They attach with wire, easy peasy.

In this basket, I arranged all your summer picnic staples.

  • Cold fried chicken– picked up at a local deli.
  • Fresh fruit
  • A large bottle of lemonade A canning jar filled with Fresh Garden Salad, decorated in a gingham ribbon.
  • Corn on the cob, wrapped in aluminum foil
  • Chocolate chip cookies– if your recipient keeps kosher, substitute a non-dairy dessert, such as macaroons or pareve hamentashen.

Even though summer is quite a ways away here in St. Louis, one can always daydream about it. One of my favorite things to do when the weather is warm is visit one of our many beautiful vineyards. My husband and I used to make a monthly tradition of visiting a local winery and enjoying an afternoon on the terrace. So when I asked him for a basket idea, he suggested perhaps revisiting one of our favorite themes.

The “Afternoon at the Vineyard” Purim basket:

This is a smaller basket, but absolutely packed with decadence and deliciousness.

Everything is snuggled nicely into a green satin cloth napkin. You can use raffia or cotton batting underneath to help keep everything in place and fill in any extra spaces–not that you’ll have extra room with all the goodness in here!

This basket contains:

  • Two single-serving bottles of sweet Riesling. Any bottle of your favorite wine will work. Or you can give juice.
  • Bunches of grapes, both green and red
  • A wheel of Gouda (again, any cheese will be fine–just make sure it’s a hard enough cheese that it can withstand room temperatures if it will be sitting out for a while. You can find kosher cheese at any local Whole Foods or kosher market)
  • A small tub of hummus. I chose sundried tomato and basil flavor.
  • A package of water crackers. I chose “vegetable medley” flavor.

I stuck a few cookies in there to fill out the space, and I also had a small tub of olives–greek and italian, packed in oil, but they somehow got swiped. I think my husband forgot I was making baskets and helped himself to a snack.

Purim Brunch Basket:


And of course, if you or your little ones will be delivering baskets in the earlier hours, nothing beats a Purim Brunch Basket! Give your recipient the best gift of all–a full gourmet breakfast with no dishes and no cooking!

I picked up a few things for this basket, but it’s all super easy stuff to make yourself, too.

I used a basket I had around the house, and just lined it in a remnant of pretty pastel polkadot fabric I bought at a craft store. With prices usually less than $5 a yard, check out your local fabric or craft store’s clearance racks for interesting fabrics. You don’t have to buy a lot, and it always comes in handy for lining gift baskets, wrapping jars, anything!

This one is so versatile. You really can put anything in it.

I chose to add a 2-serving spinach and mushroom quiche. You can make your own, or make a dozen little mini-quiches, instead.

I also bought a couple miniature loaves of pumpkin raisin bread from my favorite Mom-n-Pop bakery, and accompanied these with fresh fruit and two bottles of Simply Pure orange juice.

You can mix and match whatever you like into such a basket:

  • Dry cereal and bottles of milk
  • Homemade bread, scones, or muffins
  • Hard boiled eggs, in the shell
  • A wheel of cheese
  • Pastries
  • Homemade granola bars
  • Jars of instant coffee or teabags

Oh, my head is reeling from all the choices!

Whether you copy one of these, or if one item inspires you and you run with that idea into a whole new world of possibilities, your recipient is going to adore your gift and the thought that accompanies it. It doesn’t have to be fancy or elaborate. Even if your goodies are simple and tucked into a plain paper bag, if you put a little thought and meaning into it, the person who opens it is sure to remember it for years to come.

Enjoy, and happy eating!

Charlie Michelle

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Purim Table Decor That’s Fit For a King

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Purim Table Decor That’s Fit For a King

7 Comments 20 November 2011

This Purim create a table setting that’s fit for a king… King Ahashverosh- Maybe?

I know the original Purim feast took place in Persia, but I imbibed this table setting with Middle Eastern flair from around the region including elements from India to Morocco.

They key to this super saturated and princely look is textures like bone in lay and pressed tin, with layers of handmade textiles and mixing colors with names that make your mouth water!

Happy Purim Everyone!


1. Ikat Placemats $45

2. Gold Banded Glass $48

3. Capiz Placemat $88

4. Tangerine Banded China

5. Colorful Glasses

6. Gold Bowls $26 – $365

7. Floor Cushions $45 – $65

1. $485

2. Peacock Mirror

3. $340

4. Round Lantern $450

5. Fountain $500

6. Hammered Metal Pitcher $29

7. Footed Bowl $29

8. Perforated Metal Hurricanes $29-$59

9. Hammered Metal Stool $775

1. Blue Tray $199

2. Striped Box $199

3. Horn Calligraphy Brushes $89

4. Bone Inlay Chair

5. Horn Cups $18-$22

6. Syrian Side Table $1490

7. Medina Boxes $82-$98

8. Horn Carving Set $379

9. Mother of Pearl Cheese set $26/ea

10. Lavender Tray $199

11. Horn Tiered Server $150

1. Pillows $45 – $65

2. William Yeoward Pink China

3. Pink Glasses

4. Rug $325

5. Fuchsia Pouf $270

6. Colored Glasses $22

7. Peacock Placemat $4.95

Happy Purim!

by: Nicole Cohen

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Great Granola Winter Snack

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Great Granola Winter Snack

1 Comment 06 November 2011

There is no better feeling for a Jewish mom than clearing out those half filled bags and containers of oatmeal,assorted nuts, sesame seeds, apricots and  dried cranberries that lay around our freezers and pantries from month to month. Inspired by Susie Fishbein’s Kids in the Kitchen, I whipped up an easy batch of yummy granola in about 7 minutes. (not including baking time). I really like this recipe because there is very little oil, which is not common for most granola recipes.

This is Susie Fishbeins recipe- but to be honest, since I never folow directions, I added sesame seeds, dried apricots, and any nut that I wanted to get rid of.

That kind of made it look a dot dry ,so I poured in a drop of extra maple syrup and maybe another drop of safflower oil.

Dont worry- it came out great!

Relax, You dont always have to follow the rules!!!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups oatmeal
  • 1/2 cups raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup craisins or dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup any nut
  • 1/4 cup chopped any other nut
  • 1/4 chopped any other nut
  • 4 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Combine dry
  • Whisk wet
  • Pour mixture onto parchment  paper sprayed with Pam (onto a pan of course)
  • Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees stirring once midway
  • Wait for it to cool to break into pieces

If you know that your family will love it then double the recipe!

You will also enjoy this healthy snack – Laura’s 10 Minute Healthy Fat-Free Cinnamon Oat Cookies

It goes quick!

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Healthy Shabbat Blueberry Crumble

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Healthy Shabbat Blueberry Crumble

8 Comments 10 October 2011

My cousin Sharon sent me this great  recipe a couple of months ago, and I decided to dig it up from the archives because so many of The Jewish Hostess readers loved it.Its so perfect for anyone looking for a last minute low sugar, healthy dessert for Shabbat. Serve with any flavor parve ice cream or Tofutti.

p.s. Have a great dish to share? send it over!- marlene@thejewishhostess.com .

Hi Marlene,

I made this for Shabbat two weeks in a row because everyone loves it so much, not so sweet and not so much oil.  This recipe is small (a 9X9 baking pan) so I made it larger, doubling the recipe exactly and it worked well in a 3 quart pyrex.  It gets cut into squares and served in a platter so the pyrex works well.

Again, best of luck with your website, you are doing an awesome job!!

Have a fabulous summer,

Sharon H.

HEALTHY BLUEBERRY CRUNCH

1 ½ CUPS OLD FASHIONED OATMEAL

½ CUP WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR

½ CUP CHOPPED ALMONDS OR WALNUTS

1/3 CUP OIL

¾ CUP PURE MAPLE SYRUP

1 PINT FRESH BLUEBERRIES,, WASHED AND STRAINED

2 ½ TABLESPOONS CORN STARCH

¾ CUP COLD WATER

How to Make this Kosher Recipe

PREHEAT OVEN TO 400 DEGREES

IN A MEDIUM SAUCEPAN PUT THE BLUEBERRIES WITH ½ CUP OF THE MAPLE SYRUP.  BRING TO A BOIL.  DISSOLVE THE CORNSTARCH IN THE COLD WATER AND ADD TO THE BLUEBERRIES.  COOK OVER MEDIUM HEAT STIRRING CONSTANTLY FOR A FEW MINUTES UNTIL IT THICKENS.

IN A LARGE BOWL MIX THE OATMEAL, FLOUR, AND NUTS.  IN A SEPARATE CUP WHISK THE OIL AND ¼ CUP OF MAPLE SYRUP.  ADD THIS TO THE OAT MIXTURE AND MIX UNTIL ALL IS WELL COATED.

SPRAY A 9 X 9 BAKING DISH WITH PAM AND, WITH WET HANDS, PRESS 2/3 OF THE OAT MIXTURE INTO THE BOTTOM.  POUR THE BLUEBERRY MIXTURE EVENLY OVER THIS AND SPRINKLE THE REMAINING CRUMBS ON TOP.

BAKE AT 400 DEGREES FOR 20-25 MINUTES UNTIL GOLDEN.

LET COOL AND THEN PUT IN REFRIGERATOR FOR ONE HOUR.  CUT INTO SQUARES AND SERVE.

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How to Make Chocolate Dipped Strawberries by Claudia Bildirici

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How to Make Chocolate Dipped Strawberries by Claudia Bildirici

1 Comment 20 September 2011

 

Hi Hostesses!

You don’t know how lucky you are to be getting one of Claudia Bildiricci’s secret decadent recipes for chocolate dipped strawberries.Claudia made these strawberries for my daughter’s bridal shower, and I thought that they would be a great symbol for a ” clean slate” Rosh Hashanah dessert because of the white chocolate that encases these gorgeous long stem strawberries. Due to kashrut reasons we took off the stems, but you are welcome to ask your local rabbi for permission to leave them on!

If you do decide to make these chocolate dipped strawberries, please take a pic and send it to me! (marlene (at) thejewishhostess )

Wishing you a healthy and Happy New Year! Marlene

 

 FIRST:

  1. Take 12 stem strawberries or a pint of regular strawberries. there is nothing like the long stem for dipping!  Great to have a stem to hold when eating.
  2. Very important that you wash and DRY the strawberry well or the moisture will make the chocolate separate from the berry

 NEXT:

10 Steps for Making Chocolate Dipped Strawberries:

By Claudia Bildirici:

  1. Melt one bag of chocolate chips in the microwave for one minute on high.
  2. Mix well adding a capful of oil to thin the chocolate.
  3. Keep mixing till the chocolate is completely melted. You do not want to keep heating in the microwave for too long or the chocolate will turn white when cooled. If needed place back in micro for 20 seconds.
  4. You can also melt chocolate on a double boiler.  Just take a large pot with water 1/4 way up.
  5. Place a bowl on top filled with chocolate and keep mixing on medium heat.
  6. Place melted chocolate in a shallow bowl holding the berry by the stem
  7. Dip one side then the other forming a V of chocolate on the strawberry.
  8.  This can be a nice time to add shredded coconut or chopped toasted nuts or even a drizzle of white chocolate (put chocolate into a ziploc bag and poke a TINY hole into the corner, drizzle across the whole tray of strawberries back and forth for a wispy beautiful swirly look) is always a hit!
  9. Place berry onto slipat mat or wax paper to dry.
  10. They will only last a few hours so try to do this as close to serving as possible!
  11. Love, Claudia

 

 

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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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Carmelized Cornish Hens – Revised!!

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Carmelized Cornish Hens – Revised!!

2 Comments 19 September 2011

This is a fancy dish for Shabbat  that was such a hit with our readers that we decided to repost it:

Combine the following ingredients in a mixing bowl:

  • 4 Rock Cornish Game Hens cut in half and dried with a paper towel
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2  jar of duck sauce
  • 1/4 cup spicy mustard
  • 6 cloves chopped fresh garlic
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2  big squirts of honey
  • these amounts can be varied according to your tastes.
  1. Place all Cornish hen pieces in a roaster that is sprayed with Pam.
  2. Mix all sauce ingredients and pour  over Cornish hens- for better flavor- RUB sauce onto chicken(I use kitchen gloves).
  3. Roast uncovered for 50 minutes- 1 hour 350- 375 degrees till golden brown and carmelized.

Sprinkle chopped parsley on top and serve with a fruited rice on the side.

You can also use chicken cut in eight pieces for this recipe.

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Frieda’s Barbecued Brick Roast

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Frieda’s Barbecued Brick Roast

No Comments 07 September 2011

My sister Frieda is a gourmet cook and its a treat to be able to share one of her holiday recipes:

The Day Before:

Marinate a brick roast in:

  • olive oil
  • fresh crushed garlic
  • salt, pepper
  • fresh thyme

The Next Day:

  1. Place brick roast on low flame on the barbeque
  2. Turn every 10 minutes so roast doesn’t burn.
  3. Leave on barbeque for about an hour .
  4. Take off BBQ and let cool.
  5. Slice rare.

Make Gravy:

  1. saute shallots
  2. add fresh crushed garlic
  3. add sliced mushrooms
  4. add salt, pepper,
  5. add chicken stock
  6. add water
  7. add leftover  dry red wine from the fridge.
  8. cook for half hour till reduced to a gravy .
  9. Strain and remove solids.
  • Place rare sliced roast in a roaster and pour gravy on top.
  • Cook another hour and a half.
  • Saute mushrooms in garlic and serve on top of roast.
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    Healthy Colorful Forbidden Black Rice Salad

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    Healthy Colorful Forbidden Black Rice Salad

    1 Comment 31 July 2011


    Healthy Colorful Forbidden Black Rice Salad
    • 2 c black rice(NOT WILD RICE)
    • 3 1/2 c water
    • 1 lb diced roasted sweet potatoes
    • 1/2 c roasted corn kernels(can be frozen type)
    • 1/2 c red peppers,chopped
    • 1/2 c yellow peppers,chopped
    • 6 scallions,chopped(white n light green part only)
    • 1/4 c dried cherries(preferably unsweetened)

    Dressing:

    • 1/3 c reduced sodium tamari
    • 1/2 c sesame oil
    • 1 TBSP ume plum vinegar
    1. Preheat oven to 400.
    2. Peel and dice the sweet potatoes. Place in greased tray. Toss with 1 tsp olive oil. Roast in oven for appx 25 minutes.
    3. Put “forbidden” black rice and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat reduce cover and cook 30 minutes.
    4. Whisk tamari,sesame oil and ume vinegar together.
    5. When rice is warm toss all dressing into rice. Add sweet potatoes,peppers,corn,scallion and cherries. Serve room temperature or chilled .

    Find more black rice recipes HERE:

    Forbidden Rice Pudding With Blueberries from New York Times

    Black Rice Pudding from Epicurious

    Thai Forbidden Rice Salad from Barefoot Kitchen Witch

    Forbidden Rice and Beans from Whole Foods

    Learn more:http://www.naturalnews.com/029735_black_rice_antioxidants.html#ixzz1FIA6x0G3

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    Greek Yogurt and Granola Layered Parfaits

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    Greek Yogurt and Granola Layered Parfaits

    No Comments 27 July 2011

    No brunch is complete without a yogurt and granola parfait. There are so many different fruit and yogurt combinations and endless ways to serve it. You can make individual glasses in advance by layering the yogurt, granola and berries on top. Or, you serve everything separately and let your guests assemble their own. Either way you can make something simple into something spectacular!

    Did you know that Greek yogurt has twice the protein content of regular yogurt? It also has much less lactose content.  Greek yogurt is  thicker and creamier because the liquid whey is strained out. All yogurts are excellent sources of calcium, potassium, protein, zinc, and vitamins B6 and B12.

    Pick a glass or bowl- a water glass, wine cup, or martini glass will do.    

    You can really use anything. Arrange fruit and yogurt options separately. Greek Yogurt comes in lots of flavors and is now very easily found in any grocery store (Chobani or Oikos Brands).

    Healthy Granola:

    • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
    • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
    • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
    • 2 Cups old fashioned oats
    • 1/2 cup chopped slivered almonds (you can mix in walnuts and pecans)
    • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
    • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
    • 1/4 cup brown sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    1. Mix wet ingredients in a large bowl. Add dry ingredients and mix until combined.
    2. Spread mixture on an ungreased baking sheet.
    3. Bake at 350 for 2o minutes, mix, and continue baking until golden.
    4. Let cool.  Can be frozen at this point.

    by Laura Cohen

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    Grilled Pineapple with Ice Cream and Butter Rum Sauce

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    Grilled Pineapple with Ice Cream and Butter Rum Sauce

    No Comments 20 July 2011

    This is a gorgeous dessert for holidays or  even after a special weeknight dinner. I wouldn’t have believed how easy it was if I didn’t watch this video.

    Quick Instructions:

    1. Core and slice pineapple so that each slice has a hole.
    2. Spray grill pan with butter flavor Pam and heat till a drop of water sizzles in top of grill pan.
    3. Grill slices on both sides for several minutes till grill marks appear.

    Make butter rum sauce:

    1. 2 tsp unsalted butter melted in a pan
    2. 1/4 cup of brown sugar
    3. stir in 1/4 cup rum
    4. stir all ingredients on low heat till smooth
    5. pour over ice cream that has been scooped on top of each pineapple slice.
    6. If you are reading this post from a Blackberry , get on over to a computer  and watch the video before the ice cream melts!

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    Grilled Lamb Chops with Sun Dried Tomato Paste

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    Grilled Lamb Chops with Sun Dried Tomato Paste

    2 Comments 17 July 2011

    adapted from Ruth Coustineau

    LAMB CHOPS WITH SUN-DRIED TOMATO PASTE

    SERVES 4

    ACTIVE TIME:15 MIN START TO FINISH:25 MIN

    You will  find yourself craving this sun-dried tomato paste. Not just spreading it on lamb chops or even hamburgers, but also tossing it with pasta and smearing it onto slices of toast. All Jewish moms will agree that this meal will be a winner with most of the gang on a moonlit summer night!

    • 1 garlic clove
    • 1/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained
    • 1/2 cup walnuts
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
    • 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley
    • olive oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
    • 8 rib lamb chops (3/4 inch thick; 2 lb)

    GARNISH: lemon wedges

    Mince and mash garlic to a paste with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Transfer paste to a food processor and pulse with sun-dried tomatoes, walnuts, coriander, cayenne, parsley, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper until finely chopped. Blend in olive oil and lemon juice, then season with salt.

    Preheat broiler. Lightly oil rack of a broiler pan.

    Pat lamb chops dry and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper (total), then grill on barbeque

    4 to 5 inches from heat, turning once, 6 to 7 minutes total for medium-rare. Spread tomato paste over chops.

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    Having company and no time to cook or bake like a  gourmet for Shavuot?

    In my book, being a Jewish Hostess means getting delicious and kosher gourmet food on the table even if you didn’t have time or energy to cook or bake it yourself. The real reason for your beautiful table is to get the family and friends together for Jewish Holidays and family occasions, not to collapse on the couch after everyone leaves.

    This Mother’s Day and Shavuot don’t be a slave in the kitchen.

    If you live in the New York area, then you are in luck. I’ve chosen some of the best kosher cooks in the neighborhood that you can call for excellent appetizers, dishes, and desserts. All of  the talented women on this list are widely known in the Jewish community for their culinary skills.

    Please inquire individually about hashgacha.

    Relax and Enjoy! Marlene

    Keep checking back as this list is growing daily! add your name to the list! email marlene@thejewishhostess.com!

    1. Lisa Grazi is famous for her cheesy spinach tarts, kelsonnes, cheese semboosak, and mini pizzas. This dairy  list of delicacies is perfect for Shavuot! Packaged  by the dozen. Buy fresh frozen, and you cook it fresh.

    Lisa’s utensils are dairy and dipped.

    Call her at (718) 986-3810.

    2. Terry Esses has been baking the most delicious healthy whole wheat and spelt lowfat muffins in New York. Flavors include: banana chocolate chip, banana walnut, bran chip, bran nut and raisin, carrot nut raisin, zuchinni nut and cranberry, and corn. (WOW!)

    Her utensils are pareve and dipped. For more info please call Terry at  (917) 301- 0006.

    3. Mary Sutton and Teri Blanco make the most delicious home made Syrian Twisted Cheese in town. You can order plain twisted cheese, zaatar flavor or with olives.

    Cholov Yisroel cheese available upon request.

    call Mary-(917) 902-6595 or  Teri (732) 996- 3690

    4- Known as the Granola Gal, Esther Sabbagh’s batches of healthy granola are gobbled up by kids and adults 24/7. Ingredients are: Pure maple syrup, whole grain rolled oats, canola oil, hard red whole wheat flour, almonds, pure vanilla extract, and cinnamon. (Yum!) call Esther at (646) 236-3983.

    5- Eat Gracefully with Grace Benun

    • Parve lachmagene on whole wheat dough 1 dz.- 20$
    • Parve lachmagene on large Ezekial tortillas 6pc- 20$ tehine – 8$
    • Chummus- 8$
    • Parve yebrah a piece -$1.50
    • Parve specha a piece -$2.00

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    6- Jane Choueka- Click here to email Jane for her delicious:

    • Syrian string cheese
    • cheesy olive balls (which are a semboosak dough made w/cheddar cheese stuffed with an olive)
    • caak dough – just defrost, roll & bake fresh ca-ak!
    • Delicious Homemade Stringcheese –  plain, olive & zatar. Only $8 Each delivered to your home.

    Perfect for all your Shavuot  dairy meals! Chalav Yisrael, utensils are dipped .Call Jane at 917-647-1620

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    7- Esther Chabot’s specialty is mazza.- fried kibbe, meat lahamagine, samboosak, enwarat, empanadas, knishes, chicken nuggets, filla meat triangles, bastelle with meat, and more. She is famous for her crunchy cauliflower and pickled peppers, turnips,celery, carrots, and her mix of pickles. Tehine ,bazergan, and taboule salad also top her list. All orders are freshly made to your customizations! Click HERE to email Esther.

    8- Fresh Challah by Frieda and Shelly! $6 each.! Everything spice, plain, sesame, zata, whole wheat, challah rolls, breakaways and our famous sticky buns! (732) 485- 7931. free delivery in Deal, New Jersey

     

    9- Delicious dairy, chalav yisroel, or pareve DIPPED Shavuot “Soph’s Famous CheeseQuakes” by Sophia Betesh

    Guaranteed to ROCK your world!

    Caramel, Chocolate, or Fruit on Top,

    – 8 inch and 10 inches available. (917)620-9869

    $26-$42.  

     

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    Why Don’t We Take This Outside?

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    Why Don’t We Take This Outside?

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    This Shavuot, Memorial Day and Summer take your meals outside…. Every Shabbat all summer long, my family enjoys Saturday lunch outdoors, under a pergola with views of a lake…. With nature as your decor, how can you go wrong?


    For Summer, I love galvanized metal, burlap and linen tablecloths and runners, retro touches and graphic prints! Here are some of my favorite pieces for outdoor dining. 

    Party tub $24

     

    12 pc set $49

     

     

    Flatware set of 12 $24

     

     

    Fringed Burlap Tablecloths

     

     

    Metal Hurricanes $16-$50

     

     

    Melamine Dinnerware $11

     

     

    Soda Fountain Glasses $3.95

    Have a great summer!

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    Sugar Detox- Day 18!

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    Sugar Detox- Day 18!

    2 Comments 19 May 2011

     

    Hello Sugar Detoxers!

    How are you doing? Today is Day 18 on our Sugar Detox. Is it getting hard for you to keep up this regimen of eliminating refined sugars? I’m sure that it is! It’s so unfortunate for us that the USDA named sugar as the number 1 food additive. It’s added to pizza, hot dogs, boxed rice, soup, crackers, flavored yogurts… We simply cannot get away from the substance that literally destroys lives. I know that is a bold statement to make- but it is a fact that becomes more clear as time passes. Newspapers and magazines   are making headlines on articles about sugar.  If we all know how bad sugar is for our health, don’t  you think that the American government would know this also? Wouldn’t it be amazing if the government put a ban on sodas and soft drinks. I know I am sounding idealistic and unrealistic, but before any reality there is always a dream. So lets keep dreaming!  How wonderful would it be if we no longer have to witness our children downing a can of Coke? It breaks my heart to know that going to a children’s birthday party means coming home with a candy bag that can basically feed the whole block.

    As many times as we discuss the negative effects of sugar I can’t stress enough that this is real. This is an epidemic that is affecting America, yet we still allow it in our homes.

    Let’s do an awareness experiment. Go into your food pantry and see how many items have sugar or white flour in the ingredients. It’s mind boggling how we bring this drug into our homes and actually serve it as food. My suggestion is to fill the fridge with the best high quality fruits and vegetables. Always have a platter cut and ready to eat, so when you or a family member is ready to munch- its there for you -ready to eat!

    I know Sugar Detox is pushing the comfort level for many people. Honestly- its asking a lot from me! We are surrounded by sugar laden foods almost everyday  and are constantly troubled with trying to stay away from sugar.

    Let’s create power in numbers! Let’s make a deal- if you stay away from all your sugar favorites, then I’ll stay away from my favorites! Let’s make this coming week, the best week that we can. If you cave in- don’t worry! Just get back on track right now. Eat whole foods and I know you will feel great, look awesome and help your health and wellness in its most natural way.

    Please comment  below!
    Sari Dana
    Health Coach
    Fitness Professional

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