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Heimishe Kosher Visits STAR-K

Heimishe Kosher Visits STAR-K
STAR-K Kosher Certification recently held its first Winter Kashrus Training Program for a group of mashgichim from New York. The participants, who live in Boro Park, traveled to attend the seminar in Baltimore on three consecutive Sundays, January-February. The program was the brainchild of Mr. Meir Rand, a Chasidishe mashgiach who has worked in various kitchen venues in Boro Park. Realizing the lack of Chasidishe mashgiach training, he approached STAR-K Kashrus Administrator Rabbi Zvi Holland ...
(1 opinions  |   February 10 )

Quinoa Salad with Edamame

Quinoa Salad with Edamame
Serves 6-8 1 cup quinoa, rinsed well 1 package frozen shelled edamame 1/2 cup pinenuts, toasted 1 red and 1 yellow pepper, diced 1 red onion diced 1/2 cup dried cranberries Dressing: 1/4 cup white wine vinegar 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2-3 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
and pepper to taste 1/2 cup olive oil Cook quinoa in 2 cups of boiling water for 13-15 minutes. Cook edamame in 6 cups of boiling slightly salted water for 5-6 minutes. Add ...
(Add your opinion  |   May 08 )

Wheat Berry Salad with Feta

Wheat Berry Salad with Feta
This salad was published by Bon Appetit about 13 years ago. I changed it a bit but have been making it all these years. Serves 4-6 1 cup wheat berries (available at natural foods stores and some national markets) 1/2 cup diced Feta (about 2 ounces) 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion 1/2 cup seedless cucumber, chopped 5 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 cup julienne strips of drained bottled roasted red pepper 1/4 cup mixed minced fresh herbs such as parsley, mint, and dill plus ...
(Add your opinion  |   May 07 )

Coca-Cola: No 'Kosher For Pesach' Coke In California

Coca-Cola: No 'Kosher For Pesach' Coke In California
Coca-Cola may be missing from Passover feasts for the second year in a row in California. The Coca-Cola Co. said Thursday it once again won’t be able to make “kosher for Passover” versions of its flagship cola this year because of manufacturing changes that were made in the state. A spokeswoman for the Atlanta-based company said in an email that Coca-Cola has made “good progress” in developing kosher for Passover drinks in the state but that it’s still monitoring the shelf ...
(9 opinions  |   March 21 )

For Pesach: Apricot Chicken With Quinoa Almond Pilaf

For Pesach: Apricot Chicken With Quinoa Almond Pilaf
Quinoa has become quite a Passover phenomenon over the last few years (see the kashrus information at the bottom of the recipe). I’ve enjoyed the ingredient for many reasons. First, although it is not a grain (it’s a berry), it has a light grain-like texture so it feels filling and satiating on Passover. It’s a great alternative to potatoes and is full of protein. I make it year round with black beans and corn and other interesting ingredients like edamame. Serves 8 Chicken
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(Add your opinion  |   March 14 )

For Pesach: Quinoa Salad With Carrots & Sweet Cider

For Pesach: Quinoa Salad With Carrots & Sweet Cider
Quinoa has become quite a Passover phenomenon over the last few years (see the kashrus information at the bottom of the recipe). I’ve enjoyed the ingredient for many reasons. First, although it is not a grain (it’s a berry), it has a light grain-like texture so it feels filling and satiating on Passover. It’s a great alternative to potatoes and is full of protein. I make it year round with black beans and corn and other interesting ingredients like edamame. Serves 4 I saw this ...
(Add your opinion  |   March 13 )

For Pesach: Quinoa Salad with Cucumbers, Orange Zest, & Craisins

Quinoa has become quite a Passover phenomenon over the last few years (see the kashrus information at the bottom of the recipe). I’ve enjoyed the ingredient for many reasons. First, although it is not a grain (it’s a berry), it has a light grain-like texture so it feels filling and satiating on Passover. It’s a great alternative to potatoes and is full of protein. I make it year round with black beans and corn and other interesting ingredients like edamame. Serves 8 2 cups quinoa 2 ...
(Add your opinion  |   March 12 )

For Pesach: Baby Lamb Chops with Wine Vinaigrette

For Pesach: Baby Lamb Chops with Wine Vinaigrette
Serves 6 15 baby lamb chops 2 cups red wine 1 tablespoon honey 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves 1 teaspoon kosher salt , plus more for seasoning 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more for seasoning Place a grill pan over medium-high heat or preheat a gas or charcoal grill. Season the lamb with salt and pepper. Grill until caramel-colored grill marks appear, and an instant-read meat thermometer registers 125 degrees F. ...
(Add your opinion  |   March 10 )

For Pesach: Sweet & Savory Brick Roast (or French Cut Square Roast)

For Pesach: Sweet & Savory Brick Roast (or French Cut Square Roast)
Serves 8 -10 4 to 5-lb, Aarons fresh brick roast 1 Spanish onion, diced ½ teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon Paprika 3 tablespoons canola oil 1 package onion soup mix ½ small jar hot and spicy duck sauce ½ sma;; jar sweet and sour duck sauce Heat 2 tablespoons oil in large skillet. Sauté onion in oil. Smear oil over roast and sprinkle pepper, garlic powder and paprika. Put onions on top of roast. Mix duck sauce and onion soup mix together and ...
(Add your opinion  |   March 08 )

Edible Purim Gifts: Lemon Garlic Olives

Edible Purim Gifts: Lemon Garlic Olives
1 pound good quality green olives
(preferably cracked) 1⁄3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1⁄4 cup fresh lemon juice 4 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped ¼ teaspoon coriander 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves 1 lemon, cut in ½ inch chunks ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional) In a large bowl, mix olives with oil, lemon juice, garlic, coriander, cilantro, mint, lemon and crushed red pepper (if using). Stir well to combine. ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 20 )

Edible Purim Gifts: Crunchy Nutty Caramel Popcorn

Edible Purim Gifts: Crunchy Nutty Caramel Popcorn
3 quarts freshly popped popcorn 1 cup cashews (or other nut of choice), unsalted and roasted 1 cup salted and roasted macadamia nuts 1 cup whole almonds or pecans 1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar ½ cup light corn syrup ½ cup margarine 1 tablespoon grated orange zest ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ teaspoon baking soda Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Spray a large roasting pan with non-stick cooking spray. Combine the popped corn and nuts in the ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 19 )

My Favorite Hamentaschen

My Favorite Hamentaschen
I love hamentaschen. Every bite has a taste of sweet dough mixed with jelly, poppy seed or chocolate. I try lots of different flavor combinations like adding nuts, coconut, or even chocolate chips to any of the fillings below. Sometimes I like the classic version and sometimes more creative types. This dough is my favorite one and all of the fillings are terrific to have in your repertoire. Hamantashen
 3 cups flour ½ cup finely ground almonds 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder ¼ ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 18 )

Edible Purim Gifts: Super Easy Dairy Chocolate Marshamallow Fudge

Edible Purim Gifts: Super Easy Dairy Chocolate Marshamallow Fudge
Makes 8 dozen pieces 12 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, finely chopped 2 cups toasted walnut, pecan, macadamia, or other nuts, chopped, optional 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract 20 large marshmallows 4 cups sugar 2 (5-ounce) cans evaporated milk Combine the chocolate pieces, nuts (if using), butter, and vanilla in a large heatproof bowl. Set aside. Place the marshmallows, sugar, and evaporated milk in a ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 18 )

Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce

Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce
Serves 8 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 large carrot, finely chopped 1 celery stalk, finely chopped 1 yellow onion, finely chopped Kosher salt and cracked black pepper 3 tablespoons tomato paste 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 cup dry red wine 2/3 cup coffee rich or soymilk Two 28-ounce cans crushed tomatoes 1 pound ground beef or turkey 1 pound ground steak Pasta, for serving Heat the oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 07 )

Steak Skewers with Green Onion Dipping Sauce

Steak Skewers with Green Onion Dipping Sauce
Serves 4 This steak is super flavorful and easy to make. Make sure you soak the bamboo skewers for 30 minutes so that they don’t burn when you cook them. Meat and Marinade 1 cup canned unsweetened coconut milk 1/4 cup hoisin sauce 2 tablespoons (packed) light brown sugar 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 6 garlic cloves 4 jalapenos, 1 1 1/2" piece ginger, peeled 3 pounds thin cut steak, like skirt steak or thin cut London broil Scallion Dipping Sauce 15 scallions, very ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 07 )

Asian Chicken Pieces

Asian Chicken Pieces
Serves 4 3-1/2 lb. chicken pieces 12 to 16 twelve-inch bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes (optional) 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk 2 medium cloves garlic, coarsely chopped 2 scallions, white parts coarsely chopped, green parts thinly sliced (3 to 4 Tbs.) 1 jalapeño, thinly sliced (including seeds) 1/4 cup packed fresh cilantro 3 Tbs. hoisin sauce 1 Tbs. coarsely chopped fresh ginger 1 Tbs. fresh lime juice 1 Tbs. granulated sugar Vegetable oil ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 06 )