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Quinoa with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Dried Cranberries

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Quinoa with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Dried Cranberries

6 Comments 27 March 2014

This is a great  gluten–free recipe to serve on Mother’s Day. I made it this week for Shabbat lunch. Thanks to Paula Shoyer for sending it in to The Jewish Hostess. Check out her new book “The Kosher Baker.”
I added fresh corn to this salad.
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By Paula Shoyer

serves 8

  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup fresh corn
  • 1 medium sweet potato, cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts, toasted, optional
  • 3 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 3 scallions, sliced thin


Preheat oven to 400ºF. Place the quinoa into a small saucepan and add 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 15 minutes, covered, or until the water is evaporated. Turn off the heat and let quinoa sit covered for at least one hour, up to 8 hours.  While the quinoa is sitting, place the sweet potato cubes into a roasting pan and toss with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Bake for 25 minutes, stirring once or twice, or until you can just pierce the cubes with a fork. Set aside.

Place the pine nuts into a small pan over medium heat and cook until lightly toasted, stirring often. Watch carefully so they do not burn. Set aside.  In a small bowl, place the remaining two tablespoons olive oil, vinegar, honey, salt, pepper, cumin and cinnamon. Whisk well.

When the quinoa is dry, use a whisk to break apart the grains. Add the vinaigrette and mix with the whisk. Add the sweet potatoes, pine nuts, cranberries and scallions and mix gently. Serve at room temperature.

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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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A Shabbat and Holiday Favorite Brick Roast Recipe

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A Shabbat and Holiday Favorite Brick Roast Recipe

1 Comment 05 April 2012

“Hi Marlene,

I made this delicious roast recipe this past Shabbat…. my family loved it!! I wanted to share it with you. ENJOY!!”

Beatrice Ashkenazi

 Thank you Beatrice Ashkenazi for your easy secret family favorite holiday and Shabbat brick roast recipe!


  • One 3 pound brick roast
  • soy sauce (you can use Passover soy sauce)
  • lemon juice
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • paprika
  • vidalia onions
  • garlic


  1. Slice two vidalia onions and layer them on top and bottom of  the roast.
  2. Crush garlic over the roast.
  3. Add half a cup of soy sauce, quarter of a cup of lemon juice garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika.
  4. Place the roaster in the oven at 350 degrees and roast about two hours.
  5. Wait for it to cool then slice.
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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

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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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Shabbat Roasted Chicken-Six Ways

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Shabbat Roasted Chicken-Six Ways

No Comments 01 September 2010

We dug up these recipes from our archives- perfect for the holidays…..

These unbelievable roasted chicken recipes are from  Mark Bittman’s blog ….Of course I recommend using organic kosher chicken.

All of these recipes are perfect for Shabbat and can be modified for the  Passover Seder.

PLEASE let me know if your family likes these new dishes!

Which one is your favorite?

Simplest Whole Roast Chicken, Six Ways:
Makes 4 servings
Time: About 1 hour
This method works because the high heat provided by the heated skillet cooks the thighs faster than the breasts, which are exposed only to the heat of the oven. It gives you nice browning without drying out the breast meat, and it’s easily varied. If at any point during the cooking the pan juices begin to smoke, just add a little water or wine (white or red, your choice) to the pan. This will reduce browning, however, so don’t do it unless you must. I suggest serving the pan juices with the chicken (you can call it sauce naturel if you like).
1 whole chicken, 3 to 4 pounds, trimmed of excess fat
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
A few sprigs fresh tarragon, rosemary, or thyme (optional)
5 or 6 cloves garlic, peeled (optional)
Chopped fresh herbs for garnish

Directions for Creating this Kosher Recipe
1. Heat the oven to 450°F. Five minutes after turning on the oven, put a cast-iron or other heavy ovenproof skillet on a rack set low in the oven. Rub the chicken with the olive oil, sprinkle it with salt and pepper, and put the herb sprigs on it if you’re using them.
2. When both oven and pan are hot, 10 or 15 minutes later, carefully put the chicken, breast side up, in the hot skillet; if you’re using garlic, scatter it around the bird. Roast, undisturbed, for 40 to 50 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the meaty part of the thigh registers 155–165°F. 3. Tip the pan to let the juices from the bird’s cavity flow into the pan (if they are red, cook for another 5 minutes). Transfer the bird to a platter and let it rest; if you like, pour the pan juices into a clear measuring cup, then pour or spoon off some of the fat. Reheat the juices if necessary, quarter the bird (see the illustrations on page 685), garnish, and serve with the pan juices.
Herb-Roasted Chicken:
A little more elegant: Start the cooking without the olive oil. About halfway through, spoon a mixture of 1/4 cup olive oil and 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, chervil, basil, or dill over the chicken. Garnish with more chopped herbs.
Lemon-Roasted Chicken.
Brush the chicken with olive oil before roasting; cut a lemon in half and put it in the chicken’s cavity. Roast, more or less undisturbed, until done; squeeze the juice from the cooked lemon over the chicken and carve.
Roast Chicken with Paprika:
With good paprika, quite delicious: Combine the olive oil with about 1 tablespoon sweet paprika or smoked pimentón. Roast Chicken with Soy Sauce(for Passover, use soy sauce substitute). Chinese-style roast chicken, made easy: Replace the olive oil with peanut or neutral oil, like grapeseed or corn. Halfway through the cooking, spoon or brush over the chicken a mixture of 1/4 cup soy sauce( for Passover, use a soy sauce substitute), 2 tablespoons honey, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, 1 teaspoon grated or minced fresh ginger (or 1 teaspoon ground ginger), and 1/4 cup minced scallion.
Roast Chicken with Cumin, Honey, and Orange Juice.
Sweet and exotic: Halfway through the cooking, spoon or brush over the chicken a mixture of 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice, 2 tablespoons honey, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, 2 teaspoons ground cumin, and salt and pepper to taste.
5 More Ways to Flavor Simplest Whole Roast Chicken:
There are many ways to flavor a roast chicken; here are some simple ideas to get you started:
1. Lemon: Use 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice in addition to or in place of olive oil.
2. Lime: Use 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice in a soy sauce mix (as in the Roast Chicken with Soy Sauce variation) or with some minced jalapeño or serrano chiles or hot red pepper flakes, chopped fresh cilantro leaves to taste, and a tablespoon or two of peanut oil (use Passover substitutes).
3. Honey-Mustard: Combine 2 tablespoons to 1/3 cup mustard with 2 tablespoons honey and rub the chicken with this mixture during the final stages of roasting.(use mustard substitute for Passover cooking).
4. Wine: Put 1/2 cup white wine and 2 cloves crushed garlic in the bottom of the roasting pan; baste with this in addition to or in place of the olive oil mixture.
5. Curry: In place of the olive oil, use neutral oil, like grapeseed or corn-or butter. Combine 1/2 cup coconut milk and 2 tablespoons curry powder and baste the chicken with this mixture during the final stages of roasting.(please use caution with recipe #5 for kosher Passover ingredients).


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Madeline’s Roast in a Bag

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Madeline’s Roast in a Bag

No Comments 28 April 2010

Madeline’s Roast in a Bag

Saute 1 chopped onion and 3 cloves garlic in oil.

Then combine:

1/2 cup ketchup

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 water

1/4 cup lemon juice

1 tbsp potato starch (optional)



Pour over roast inside large Turkey Cooking Bag, tie it closed and place in a roaster uncovered and roast for at 350 for  2 hours.

Watch the roast to make sure it doesn’t burn or get overcooked.

Remove the roast, slice and pour the juices over the roast.

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Chicken with Roasted Fennel by Mark Bittman of the NYT

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Chicken with Roasted Fennel by Mark Bittman of the NYT

No Comments 25 March 2010

I love Mark Bittmans recipes. When I saw this chicken and fennel recipe featured in his column, I knew it would be a perfect for the holiday , since all of the ingredients are easy to find, and kosher for Passover. Its also doesn’t require too many complicated steps, which is exacty what we DONT need on Passover . Roasted fennel is also one of my favorites. I can’t wait to try it.

reprint from the New York Times :

Roast Chicken With Fennel

Yield 4 servings

Time 40 minutes
Given chicken‘s tendency to become dry during cooking, I’d suggest one of two options: Use all drumsticks and thighs; these will flavor the fennel brilliantly, remain moist even if you overcook them slightly, and give you the crunchiest skin. (If you separate drumstick from thigh at the joint, a simple cut, you’ll also reduce cooking time by about 10 minutes.) Or cut up a whole chicken. If you do this, cut apart the drumsticks and thighs so they cook almost as quickly as the breast pieces. Even then, you may want to remove the breasts early to keep them from drying out.

Ingredients for this Kosher Recipe
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, or as needed
  • 2 bulbs fennel, trimmed and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 whole (about 3-pound) chicken, cut up, or about 3 pounds drumsticks and thighs
  • Chopped fresh parsley leaves for garnish
  • Lemon wedges
Directions for this Kosher Recipe
  • 1. Heat oven to 450 degrees. Drizzle bottom of shallow roasting pan or baking sheet with about half the olive oil and cover it with a layer of the fennel. Overlap pieces if necessary but use whole pan. Drizzle remaining oil over fennel and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, cut up chicken if necessary and sprinkle the pieces with salt and pepper.
  • 2. Top fennel with the chicken parts, skin side up. Ideally, you’ll have a layer of fennel pretty much covered by a layer of chicken, but it’s fine if some of the fennel roasts uncovered. Spoon some of the oil from bottom of pan over chicken. Roast about 15 minutes, then baste chicken with pan drippings and rotate the pan. If necessary, adjust oven temperature so chicken browns but does not burn.
  • 3. The chicken will be done in about 30 minutes. Serve each piece with some fennel and a little of the pan juices spooned over, garnished with parsley and a lemon wedge.
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