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Confetti Chopped Kale, Walnut, and Beet Salad (Raw, Gluten-Free, Vegan)

February 6, 2017, by

Makes 4 servings Ingredients: 2 large fresh beets, scrubbed and peeled ½ medium red onion, thinly sliced 2 heads fresh kale, very finely chopped 2 large carrots 4 Tablespoons walnut halves, chopped 1½ Tablespoons fresh tarragon, finely chopped 2½ Tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1½ Tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 Tablespoons olive oil Sea salt and pepper,

PLANKED SALMON WITH MUSTARD DILL SAUCE

February 6, 2017, by

Serves: 3 INGREDIENTS 14 oz. Raw Salmon ½ cup light mayonnaise ½ teaspoon dill weed 1 teaspoon rough Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon lemon juice ¼ teaspoon black pepper ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt Cedar plank INSTRUCTIONS 1.     Soak cedar plank in water for 20 – 30 minutes. 2.     Mix light mayonnaise, dill, mustard, lemon juice

Homemade Whole Wheat Pita Pizzas

February 6, 2017, by

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 4 Whole wheat pita breads ½ red onion, diced 1 yellow pepper, diced 2 tomatoes, diced 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese (you can use up to 1/4 cup per pizza, no more than that!) Pizza sauce INSTRUCTIONS Warm your pita bread in a toaster oven or in a pan over low

Top 5 Ways to Make Your Fast Easier

August 8, 2016, by

Here are some quick tips to make your fast a bit more bearable: 1. The day before the fast begins, take frequent drinks of water. 2. Eat a balanced meal before the fast. Proteins and fats are absorbed more slowly than sugars and provide the necessary energy, but you should balance your meal with 55% complex carbohydrates,

New Cookbook Offers Fresh Formula for the Kosher Home

July 5, 2016, by

How many cookbooks have you seen with a dedicated mushroom section? That’s the kind of innovative thinking Amy Stopnicki put into Kosher Taste, the new cookbook from Feldheim Publishers. (Hardcover, 300 pages – $29.99 on Amazon) With over 100 recipes and color photos, sample menus and more, you’ll find plenty to satisfy any palate. Enjoy

Italy: A Gastronomic Adventure

May 25, 2016, by

Imagine: Open the terrace doors of your hotel balcony and the Mediterranean lights your room; a gentle breeze glides in, along with the smell and sounds of the sea. That’s exactly where I found myself at the end of a weeklong business trip in Italy. As Marketing Director for OU Kosher, I had the privilege

Passover Recipe Roundup

April 12, 2016, by

Pesach recipes are everywhere you look. Facebook alone abounds in groups dedicated to Passover recipes. We searched through some of our favorite food blogs for some easy treats this Pesach. Here’s a sample menu we put together for some chol hamoed dining delights. Charoset Smoothie (Dairy) Amy Kritzer of What Jew Wanna Eat gives a twist to these seder

Mishenichnas Adar Marbim B’Steaka!

March 16, 2016, by

Traditional hamantaschen may be filled with jam, but these meat-filled Purim treats are a sweet, sweet treat as well. As one blog comment read, “Everyone wants real food, but we want to stick to tradition, too, so this is absolutely perfect.” —- Easy Pulled BBQ Brisket Hamentaschen According to recipe developer Alex Idov (aka The

New Twists on Hamentaschen

March 9, 2016, by

One of the most beloved foods of the holiday are hamantaschen, a cookie baked in a triangular shape with a sweet filling in the middle. While traditional flavors such as apricot and raspberry fillings are delicious, creative variations on these Adar treats have become all the rage in recent years. Here are some hamantaschen fun

Kosher Brings Out the Best at Winter Fancy Food Show 2016

February 25, 2016, by

For the past 25 years I’ve been coming to San Francisco every year to attend the Winter Fancy Food show. I admit, getting out of the New York winter every January is certainly a bonus, but attending this growing event is much more than a foodie’s dream, it’s a reunion of the important players in

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