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Marinated Lentil Salad with  Cubed Apple and Sliced Fennel

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Marinated Lentil Salad with Cubed Apple and Sliced Fennel

1 Comment 30 April 2013

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“Hi Marlene,
Check out my blog beautyandsomebeef.com!
 Here is my take on La Petite Maison’s famous Lentil salad. It is delicious!!
 Thank you so much! “

Marinated Lentil Salad with Apple and Fennel

Serving Size: 4 people

Marinated Lentil Salad with Apple and Fennel


  • 3 cloves of garlic, cut into quarters.
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 2 cups dry lentils or 1 can of prepared lentils
  • 1 red apple
  • 1 fennel bulb
  • 4 cups water
  • Lemon
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • parsley for garnish


  1. Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan.
  2. Add the washed lentils and a little salt, bring the heat down so the water is simmering. Cover the pot. Cook lentils till tender - about 30-40 minutes.
  3. When ready take the saucepan off the heat and leave with the lid on for about 5-10 minutes in order for the lentils to absorb the water.
  4. While waiting for the lentils to cook, chop the red apple and slice the fennel very fine.
  5. Squeeze some lemon juice on top to keep the apple looking fresh.
  6. Heat a large saucepan with a half of the olive oil and add the garlic, saute for about 3 minutes until golden. Add the lentils and mix.
  7. When the lentils have cooled, add the apple and fennel, the remaining olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper and mix. Garnish with chopped parsley.

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Come Play Cards! A Casual Gourmet Lunch by Frieda Kassin

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Come Play Cards! A Casual Gourmet Lunch by Frieda Kassin

2 Comments 24 December 2012

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Thank you Frieda Kassin for sharing your gorgeously displayed and gourmet card game with us! SO impressive!!! The wheat berry salad sounds like a winner! I can’t wait to try it! Marlene
“Hi Marlene,
The striped tablecloth was actually custom made. I used the lucite boxes as platters and the lids separately as platters…. Here are some recipes from my card game….”
Frieda Kassin

Recipe for Wheat Berry Salad: (pictured below)

  • Make wheat berry according to package but instead of water use use imagine vegetable stock.
  • Roast 3 cups butternut squash on tray with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and olive oil.
  • Toast 1 cup mixed nuts in pan with olive oil, when done remove from pan and in the same oil sauté 2 shallots or 1 red onion. When translucent add 2-3 cups fresh chopped kale but don’t let it get wilted
  • In serving platter mix all ingredients together. Leave some of the freshly chopped kale and nuts to put on top. Serve at room temperature

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Quinoa Oreganata

  • Make quinoa according to package using imagine vegetable stock instead of water
  • Chop red onion and colored peppers very fine and add to quinoa once it’s cooled
  • Chop in food processor sundried tomatoes with its oils, kalamata olives and green olives with their oils leaving it still chucky
  • Add it to quinoa
  • Chop some fresh oregano and add it
  • Add salt, pepper and dried oregano
  • Serve cold or room temperature
  • Enjoy!

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Spinach, Avocado and Chick Pea Quinoa Healthy Recipe by Ariella Fallack

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Spinach, Avocado and Chick Pea Quinoa Healthy Recipe by Ariella Fallack

5 Comments 17 March 2012

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Directions for Spinach, Avocado and Chick Pea-Quinoa Recipe :

1.Soak 1/2 C. dry quinoa in 2 Cups vegetable broth for 15 min. Bring to a boil then simmer until almost all water is absorbed.

2.Chop with metal blade in food processor :
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1/4 C. onion
  • 2 small cloves garlic
  • Add to quinoa.
3.Also add:
  • 1 can garbanzo beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 c. cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 2 avocados diced
4.For the dressing:
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tsp. dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. agave nectar
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • dash of salt and pepper
5.Dress the quinoa.
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Fruity Breakfast Quinoa

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Fruity Breakfast Quinoa

No Comments 15 March 2012

This recipe was given to me by my nutritionist as a Passover alternative to having my morning bowl of hot oatmeal. Quinoa is a highly nutritious grain; It has a delicious flavor, and a light, fluffy texture.  After the seders you will want a light option for breakfast.


Recipe Ingredients

1/2 cup dry quinoa, well rinsed

1  1/2 cups vanilla rice milk

2 tablespoons raisins

1 cup chopped fresh apricots, or dried apricots

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine quinoa and rice milk in a medium saucepan. Bring to a slow simmer, then cover and cook for about 15 minutes until the quinoa is tender. Stir in raisins, apricots, and vanilla, and transfer about 1 & 1/2 cups to a blender and puree. Return pureed mixture to the pan and stir to mix. Serve warm or chilled.

Healthy Details

Per 1/2 cup serving

Calories 106

Fat 1.4

Carbohydrates 21.4

Fiber 1.5

Protein 2.4

Sugar 8.3

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Warm Breakfast Quinoa With Almond Butter and Cinnamon

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Warm Breakfast Quinoa With Almond Butter and Cinnamon

8 Comments 04 January 2012

This morning I couldn’t wait to start Sari’s Sugar Detox so I cooked up  a breakfast recipe that was inspired by the Couldn’t Be Pareve website. I omitted the sugar and replaced it with a little bit of honey.  This recipe is gluten free, soy-free, and vegan. I really enjoyed this warm nutty quinoa. It really made me feel like I was finally giving myself a great start to a long day. You may have to play around with the amount of cinnamon or honey that you prefer, but feel free to add a variety of fruits or ground flax seed. This quinoa recipe is large enough for at least 2 people so make sure to share it with a family member or just cut the recipe in half.

I can’t guarantee that your kids will say that it tastes as good as a box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, but you can give it a try! Enjoy ! Marlene

Warm Breakfast Quinoa With Almond Butter and Cinnamon:

kosher recipe ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup water or almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • dried fruit and nuts for topping
  • honey for topping (optional)

Combine the first five ingredients (apple sauce through cinnamon) in a small saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until the almond butter and honey are melted and the mixture is hot. Add the quinoa and stir until hot. Divide between two bowls and top with dried fruits and nuts. Drizzle with honey if desired.


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Organic Quinoa Salad with Fresh Mint

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Organic Quinoa Salad with Fresh Mint

2 Comments 10 May 2010

I am not even sure where my mother got this recipe from (when I find out I will credit you- whoever you are). Anyways, I know that every day, magazines and blogs are posting another quinoa recipe and it is beginning to get tired. But, this recipe really has a unique flavor from the fresh mint, so I suggest you give it a go!

2 cups Organic Quinoa uncooked

2 Israeli cucumbers, chopped

1 small bunch fresh mint leaves, cleaned and chopped

2 Tablespoons Safflower Oil

Juice of 2 freshly squeezed lemons

Salt to taste

1/2 tsp cumin

Cook quinoa according to package directions and let cool.

Add chopped cucumbers and chopped mint.

To make dressing, mix oil, lemon juice, salt and cumin. Taste, and adjust seasoning if necessary.

Pour over quinoa salad and mix

Quinoa – The Healthy Alternative to Pasta

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Quinoa – The Healthy Alternative to Pasta

No Comments 22 March 2010

By Nicole Cohen of Sketch42

Quinoa may seem like a grain, but it is really more closely related to vegetables like beets or spinach!  It’s delicious and nutritious alternative to a pasta salad, and it’s perfect for passover because its hearty like a grain. It tastes great cold and tossed with tons of veggies!

To make the Quinoa:

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup quinoa
1 1/2 cups cold water
1/2 tsp salt

Cooking Directions:

Soak the quinoa first for 15 min – 1/2 hour in it’s cooking pot. Soaking loosens up the outer coating of saponin, which can give a bitter taste if not removed.
If you don’t have time for long soaking, use hot water and soak for five minutes, then give an extra rinse or two
To Rinse: Stir the quinoa with your hand, and carefully pour off the rinsing water, using a seive at the last.
Put the quinoa back in the pot, add more water, and rinse again once or twice, until the rinse water is pretty clear
Drain quinoa well in the seive.
Place quinoa in the pot, add the water & salt.
Bring to a boil, cover with a tight fitting lid, and turn the heat down to simmer.
Cook for 20 minutes.
Remove from heat and allow to sit five minutes with lid on.
Fluff gently with a fork and serve. Quinoa is delicious on it’s own or in the recipe below:

Then add:

1 can of whole corn kernals

1 can of baby corn, chopped

1 can of black beans (please ask your rabbi as to the kashrut of beans on Passover)

1 cup of grape tomatoes, halved

2 scallions, chopped

1 can black olives, halved

1 red bell pepper, chopped

Toss all of the ingredients with the Quinoa and add the following dressing:

1/4 cup olive oil

Juice of 1 lemon

1 Tbsp cumin

Salt to taste

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