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Cheesy Mini Spinach Tarts

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Cheesy Mini Spinach Tarts

1 Comment 09 May 2013

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This recipe is the appetizer version of the Sephardic Spanech (spinach) ou b’ Jiben(cheese) in which the spinach mixture is poured into a big pie shell or pyrex and baked.

I love to add these spinach and cheese delicacies to my Shavuot holiday menu every year because I know that adults and kids will gobble them up as they are waiting for the holiday lunch or dinner to be served.

Make sure the butter is softened at room temperature  before making the dough, and use your Cuisinart to whip up the dough in a flash.

p.s.You will always want to have  a batch of these spinach tarts bagged in the freezer for an unexpected guest. Serve with coffee and your brunch menu.

Adapted from the “White Deal Delights Cookbook.”

Ingredients:

Dough:

  • 13 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup semolina (smead) flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup warm water

Spinach Cheese Topping:

  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp. safflower oil
  • 3 1/2  boxes frozen chopped spinach or 1 1/2 bags frozen chopped spinach
  • kosher salt to taste
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups low fat mozzarella cheese (or muenster cheese if you really want it extra cheesy).
  • dash of white pepper
  • sesame seeds, chopped pimiento (optional topping)

Directions:

  1. Combine flour, smead(semolina flour), and salt in Cuisinart
  2. Using Cuisinart, gradually add butter, then warm water slowly
  3. Squeeze excess water from spinach.
  4. Saute onion tilll soft, add  spinach and salt
  5. Add eggs,  cheese and pepper
  6. Mix well, adjust seasonings to taste
  7. Line baking sheets with wax paper if you are preparing to freeze.
  8. Line with parchment paper if you are ready to bake
  9. Roll dough into evenly shaped balls
  10. Dip in sesame seeds (optional)
  11. Flatten balls, and flute edges
  12. Place a tsp. of spinach mixture inside each flattened circle
  13. Flute edges.
  14. (you can flute edges and then add mixture- whatever works for you!)
  15. Freeze and then bag or bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes

ready for the freezer

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Crispy Baked Spinach Ricotta Wontons by Robin Jemal

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Crispy Baked Spinach Ricotta Wontons by Robin Jemal

2 Comments 01 November 2012

 

Robin Jemal, our community’s very own gourmet kosher cook has shared yet another delicious easy kosher recipe with The Jewish Hostess. Low fat, and chock full of iron packed spinach, this recipe is another winner! Check out Robin’s cookbook Dare to Be Different.

Its a perfect Jewish holiday or hostess gift!

Spinach- Ricotta Wontons:

  •  2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • olive oil
  • 2 bags baby spinach, cleaned
  • salt
  • ½ cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
  • ½ tablespoon fresh mint, chopped
  • sundried tomatoes, chopped
  • pepper
  • 1 package square or round Wonton wrappers
  • Olive oil spray

Sauté garlic in a small amount of olive oil. Add spinach and salt (to taste) and cook until spinach is wilted. Drain well, squeeze out water then let cool.

Add ricotta, basil, mint, sundried tomatoes and pepper to spinach mixture and mix well.

Assemble:

Lay out one wonton wrapper, keeping the rest covered with a damp cloth so they do not dry out. In the center of the wrapper, place  ½ tablespoon of spinach mixture. Spread water over the edges of the wrapper and fold into a triangle. Ensure that edges are tightly sealed by pressing down with a fork.

To bake: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lay out wontons on a baking tray, and coat with olive oil spray. Bake for 15 minutes, turn over and bake for another 10 minutes, until crisp.

 

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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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Wild Salmon Chunks Served on a Bed of Baby Spinach

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Wild Salmon Chunks Served on a Bed of Baby Spinach

No Comments 10 March 2012

I’m always on the lookout for grilled salmon recipes, and when I came across this sauteed salmon recipe idea from my friends over at kosher.com and Joy of Kosher, I was inspired to put in on my before- the-fast menu .

 Health benefits of wild salmon:

  • speeds up your metabolism. This facilitates your sugar absorption rate and can lower your blood sugar level. Which in turn lowers your risk of developing diabetes.
  • For  shiny hair, bright eyes and healthy skin,  salmon consumption can do provide that as well.
  • Four ounces of wild salmon gives you a full day’s required amount of Vitamin D. That same amount of salmon also gives you more than half of the B12, niacin and selenium that you need daily. That four ounce serving of salmon gives you almost thirty grams of protein. That’s more than half of the Food and Drug Administration’s recommended daily amount.
  • salmon is a natural anti-depressant
  • Warning: FDA and EPA have  issued a recommendation that pregnant women and young children eat no more than two servings, or 12 ounces, of salmon and other low-mercury fish each week.
  • Read about mercury in farm raised salmon as opposed to wild salmon HERE

Health benefits of baby spinach:

  • A cup of spinach contains a little under 7 calories, almost a gram of fiber, and high levels of vitamins A and C.
  • Spinach has tons  of anti-cancer benefits. It has four times the beta carotene of broccoli. Spinach is also an excellent source of folate – an ounce contains nearly 25% of our daily requirement.
  • Spinach protects against age-related macular degeneration, a serious eye disease affecting older people.
  • Spinach contains folate which has cardiovascular benefits and promotes a healthy pregnancy.
  • Note: Spinach is among the 12 foods on which high levels of pesticide residues have been highly detected.  Please consider buying and eating only organically grown spinach.

Wild Salmon Chunks Served on a Bed of Baby Spinach:

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons: olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds:salmon fillet, skinned and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, seeded, veins removed, diced
  • 1/2 green, yellow or orange bell pepper, seeded, veins removed, diced
  • 1/2 cup:golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup:pine nuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon:salt
  • 1 (10-ounce) package:baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite homemade vinaigrette.

Preparation:

  1. In a 12-inch skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add salmon, peppers, raisins, pine nuts and salt.
  2. Sauté for 7-8 minutes, until salmon is opaque and peppers are tender.
  3. Place baby spinach in a salad bowl and spoon warm salmon mixture over spinach.
  4. Drizzle balsamic dressing over the salad and serve warm or at room temperature.

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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

Directions

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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Spinach, Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

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Spinach, Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

3 Comments 05 November 2011

by Bianca Kaidatzi

“Great recipe for a weeknight dinner!  Just mix all ingredients in a slow cooker in the A.M. and leave for several hours till done.”

Kosher Recipe Ingredients

3 cups water

3 cups chicken stock

1 cup uncooked wild rice, rinsed and drained

2 teaspoons dried thyme, crushed

3 teaspoons ground black pepper

3 cups chopped cooked chicken (about 400gm)

2 cups shredded fresh spinach

Method

In a 4 litre slow cooker, combine the water, chicken soup, uncooked wild rice, thyme and pepper. Cover and cook for 3-4 hours. To serve, stir in chicken and spinach.

6 (12) Servings

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Win a Free Copy of Persian Food From the Non-Persian Bride!

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Win a Free Copy of Persian Food From the Non-Persian Bride!

26 Comments 07 May 2011

 

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Meet my new friend Reyna Simnegar, author of the new bestselling cookbook Persian Food from the Non Persian Bride. Reyna’s amazing background is bone-chilling. Growing up in Caracas, Venezuela, she was raised as a Catholic, and went to Catholic school.  Being an inquisitive young girl, she was able to slowly pick up silent clues to her family’s past.

“Growing up in this bewildering environment made me question authority even more. Sometimes I would stare at the nuns at school and ask myself, Why are you dressed like this? What do you have that makes you spiritually closer to God than me? How do you know what God wants from you? What kind of mother would you have been? I needed answers to my questions. I needed to know there was a way to reach closeness to God without having to become like them. I needed freedom to talk to God directly. I needed truth.”

After meeting her future husband, a Persian Jew, they both continued on their quest to find their roots. Along the way, she picked up her husband’s family’s Persian cuisine, which lead her on a path to being a sensational cookbook author.

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Yogurt with Spinach and Mint

Borani Esfanaaj by Reyna Simnegar

This is my favorite dairy Persian dish! It is just so easy to make  for Shavuot and so delicious! I feel so healthy when I eat this dish. It is obviously a lot more convenient to make if you already have frozen spinach in the freezer! Spinach can be hard to clean and check for insect infestation, so make sure to get the kosher frozen kind, such as Bodek brand.

Kosher recipe ingredients:

  • 2 cups onions, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed or finely minced
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 (16-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, defrosted and drained
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups low-fat plain yogurt

Directions for this kosher recipe:

1. In a small saucepan, fry onions, turmeric, and garlic in oil until slightly golden (about 10 minutes).

2. Add spinach, salt, and pepper and cook for additonal 5 minutes, mixing well. Set aside to cool.

3. Once cooled, add the yogurt and mix well.

4. Serve in a bowl and decorate with fresh or dried mint. This dish is absolutely delicious accompanied by lavash bread , healthy crackers, or pita chips.

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Wilted Spinach with Toasted Garlic Chips

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Wilted Spinach with Toasted Garlic Chips

2 Comments 30 April 2011

I got this recipe from my mother in law who is always trying something new and delicious. Instead of sauteing the spinach, she uses the hot oil from frying the garlic to wilt the spinach. The result is a delicious “salad” spinach. This technique also leaves no room for “spinach soup“, which can happen from sauteing the spinach for too long a period. I usually serve the spinach as a salad at room temperature before the main course, or as a side dish to a salmon or steak. And I always eat the leftovers for lunch the next day.

Kosher Ingredients

Two bags Baby Spinach leaves refrigerated (I use the pre-washed bags and then wash and dry it very well one more time.)

4-6 Cloves of garlic sliced thin (I use a mandolin and put it on the medium setting)

Kosher salt or sea salt to taste

4 tablespoons Good quality extra virgin olive oil

 

Directions

Before you begin, make sure to have washed and dried the baby spinach leaves. Place the spinach in a large heatproof bowl, such as  pyrex. Refrigerate the spinach (the spinach must be cold prior to pouring the oil onto it).

In a medium sauce pan place the olive oil and sliced garlic cloves and season with salt-Do not over salt because you will add salt onto the leaves themselves after you pour the hot oil.

Heat oil and garlic on a medium to high flame. Cook garlic in oil until just golden, and  pour mixture  (very carefully) into the pyrex bowl. Toss gently so that the oil is well coated on the leaves. More salt can be added at this point if you prefer.

Leaves will slightly change in color and will wilt. Serve immediately or at room temperature. Can be refrigerated once cooled and served later that day.

 

Note Do not over cook the garlic slices as they will turn bitter if cooked too well done. Using a mandolin is preferred so that the garlic will cook evenly.

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How to Make the Best Dressed Salad in the City

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How to Make the Best Dressed Salad in the City

No Comments 09 February 2011

You’ve never made a salad until you’ve taken some tips from Chef Adam Mimram.

Slicing veggies is an art, and the secret to whisking your dressing lies here!
My kids got to eat this gourmet kosher salad, and even the picky eaters demolished it!!!
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Jamie Oliver’s Perfect Omelets

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Jamie Oliver’s Perfect Omelets

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Its one thing to master a recipe. But to a master a technique is quite another. Once you have successfully mastered a technique, whether simple or difficult, the recipe options are endless. Watch Jamie Oliver’s easy tips to making the perfect omelets. Jamie just adds cheese to his but of course there’s so many more options- spinach, mushrooms, different colored peppers, tomatoes, onions…..

Make a few different combinations for mother’s day. Each vegetable can be sauteed separately the day before and stored in the fridge. This is what I would use:

Chopped red peppers

Chopped onions

Spinach

Fresh or dried herbs, such as parsley and basil

wild mushrooms

Two different kinds of cheese

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Healthy Summer Menu Secret Recipes by Ariella Fallack

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Healthy Summer Menu Secret Recipes by Ariella Fallack

1 Comment 24 September 2016

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Thank you Ariella for taking the time out to send in your gourmet summer recipes! We can’t wait to try them all and dig in!

Check out another one of Ariella’s gourmet quinoa salad recipes (spinach, avocado, chick pea, and cherry tomato) HERE.

Hi Marlene,

This past week my in laws and I hosted Esther Hidary’s weekly shiur. We had around 40 girls and made the following:

  • Quinoa with corn, red peppers, onion and olives.

  • Cheese, tomato and basil platter
  • Guacamole
  • Zaata squares
  • Marinated tempeh- 5 grain soy tempeh marinated in Wegman brand Orange Teriyaki and grilled 2-3 minutes each side.
  • Zaata Bread- Mix 1 cup ketchup with Zaata to your liking. Put on top of 100 calorie wrap or thin pizza crust. Bake at 350 for 5-7 minutes.
  • Spinach wontons with dipping sauce (recipe from the very talented Lorraine Gindi)- sauté 1 box fresh spinach with 1/2 onion. Drain!! Mix with ricotta cheese and 1 egg. Make sure it’s not too watery. Add salt. Put in the center of wonton dough and fold into a triangle. Flute the ends if you would like. Spray with Pam and bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Serve with dipping sauce: mix 1 cup Greek yogurt with shredded cucumber and garlic.

  • Rice paper rolls with peanut sauce- can find in ethnic section in Wegmans supermarket. Marinate 1 brick of tofu in soy sauce for 30 minutes. Slice avocado and jicama. Place rice paper in plate of hot water for 10 seconds. Remove. In the center of the paper, place slices of tofu,avocado, jicama and spinach. Wrap like an egg roll. Make sure to keep covered so doesn’t dry out. Serve with peanut sauce (bought mine from Wegmans).
  • Spinach and arugula salad- roast beets. Slice and place over lettuce. Cut goat cheese into balls and roll in crushed walnuts.

 

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