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Esther Mosseri’s Summer Salad with Grilled Summer Squash, Parmesan and Pine Nuts

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Esther Mosseri’s Summer Salad with Grilled Summer Squash, Parmesan and Pine Nuts

No Comments 14 August 2012

“Hi Marlene

I made a great grilled ribbon summer squash salad this weekend!


Esther Mosseri

  • 6-8 yellow and green summer squash.
  • juice of 2 lemons
  •  1 c olive oil
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 6 cloves minced garlic
  • Optional-shaved parmesean and toasted pine nuts
  1. Rinse squash and cut off ends then thinly slice into ribbons lengthwise with a mandolin or vegetable peeler .
  2. Toss with 1/3 of the olive oil and and lightly grill on one side 1-2 mins until it has nice grill marks and is a little wilted
  3. Put on a plate or tray to cool, when slightly cooled toss with all remaining ingredients except pine nuts and parmesan and sprinkle those over top .
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Gladys’s Healthy “Baked Ziti”

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Gladys’s Healthy “Baked Ziti”

3 Comments 20 September 2011

Back by popular demand- Gladys’s healthy baked ziti! Great idea for a Rosh Hashana lunch or a Sukkot lunch!


“Hi Marlene its Gladys. Here is my Spaghetti Squash Ziti recipe. Its low-cal and healthy!!!”

P.S.- Give Gladys Bawabeh a big round of applause- she is only married about 2 months and is cooking not only for her husband, but is whipping up cool dinner parties as well!

Directions for this Kosher Recipe

  1. To make delicious spaghetti squash baked ziti, you will need two spaghetti squash.
  2. Cut both spaghetti squash in half vertically and cut the top off. Once you do that take out all the seeds inside. (you can also ask the  guys in the fruit store to cut it for you).
  3. Sprinkle a little drizzle of olive oil on all 4 halves . Then face them down and put them on a tray and bake them on 350 degrees for about an hour and ten minutes.
  4. Next take the tray out and take a fork n gently scrape the inside of the spaghetti squash. The squash should fall out and look like spaghetti.
  5. Place it all into a pyrex and put a half of cup of marinara sauce on it. Mix it all in so its not juicy.
  6. Then sprinkle kosher muenster or kosher low fat mozzarella cheese on top and cover all the squash.
  7. Put back in oven and bake 350 degrees for another 35 minutes.
  8. 35 minutes later you will have a healthier verzion of baked ziti! :)
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Winter Butternut Squash Tea Cake

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Winter Butternut Squash Tea Cake

No Comments 01 November 2010

“Hi Marlene, I first wanna give u a pat on the back for a great website!!! I just saw ur facebook post about thanksgiving recipes I attached a  link for an amazing cake which can also be made into muffins. I personally never cooked for Thanksgiving but this is definitely a recipe for this time of year. I hope u enjoy it as much as I do. 1 small note I usually double the recipe to get a decent size cake I bake it in a bunt pan” Jacqueline Kapetas

Pureed winter squash, honey and sugar give this tea bread a round, rich sweetness. It’s terrific warm with a little pat of butter for breakfast, snack or even dessert and of course afternoon tea, if you’re so inclined. I didn’t add the ginger, cloves and allspice- a teaspoon of cinnamon can be substituted.


  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3/4 cup squash puree, (see Tip)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly oil and flour a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan.
  2. Whisk all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, salt, allspice and cloves in a medium bowl until combined.
  3. Beat squash puree, sugar, honey and oil in a large bowl with an electric mixer at medium speed until smooth, about 1 minute. Beat in egg and egg white. Turn off the mixer, add the dry ingredients and beat at low speed until combined. Scrape into the prepared loaf pan.
  4. Bake the bread until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and let cool for 30 minutes more. Serve warm.


  • Make Ahead Tip: Tightly wrap in plastic wrap and freeze for up to 6 months. Unwrap and thaw on a wire rack at room temperature for 4 hours.
  • Tip: To make your own squash puree, halve and seed one medium acorn or butternut squash. Place, cut-side down, on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 375°F oven until soft, about 50 minutes. Cool, then scrape out the flesh with a fork. Or simply use frozen (thawed) or canned squash puree. Find frozen squash puree near other vegetables in the freezer section and canned squash near the canned pumpkin.

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Healthy Pareve Mechshe (Stuffed Zucchini)

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Healthy Pareve Mechshe (Stuffed Zucchini)

1 Comment 13 October 2010

by Jennifer Escava

Pareve  Mechshe- a healthy version of the Sephardic stuffed squash.

This is a great Shabbat recipe, as many adults and teens are looking to cut back on meat on Friday night.

  • 1 onion
  • short grain brown rice
  • 1/2 cup canned chick peas rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1 TB olive oil
  • 6-8 thin zucchini squash
  • Make sauce- 8 dried apricots, heaping tsp mint,3 cloves garlic, heaping tsp salt,1/2 cup maple syrup, 1 cup Lemon Juice, 1 cup water.
  • 1 TB apricot preservatives-optional
  1. Cook short grain brown rice: sauté onion, add 1 cup rice sautée together add 1 1/2 cups boiling water and salt.
  2. When its cooked, wait till cool. Add the spices and olive oil
  3. While rice is cooking, wash and peel squash leaving stripes of the green peel, as in the photo above.
  4. Cut squash in 1/2  legnthwise. Wash, & scoop squash with a long squash  scooper.
  5. Mix cooked rice, chick peas, allspice and olive oil.
  6. Stuff squash with rice mixture
  7. Line pyrex with stuffed squash in one layer. Put dried apricots on top.   Crush garlic mix with salt and mint. Sprinkle on top of squash
  8. In a bowl mix water, fresh lemon juice, maple syrup and 1 tbsp. apricot preserves. Taste and adjust to your liking.  Pour over stuffed squash. Cover with aluminum foil lines with parchment paper and put it 350deg. oven. Cook 2 hrs. Enjoy!!!
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