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Gather Around The Grill

September 17, 2015, by

The incredible aroma of food cooking on the grill is a sure-fire way to spark your appetite. Here are some ways to sneak some nutrition onto the plate the next time everyone gathers around the grill. Make burgers with lean ground beef, veal, chicken or turkey. Add finely minced carrots, celery and onions to the

Tortillas

September 17, 2015, by

Tortillas are at the heart of many Mexican dishes and they can be made of flour (more common in northern Mexico) or corn/maize (the more traditional kind most common in southern Mexico). Tortillas can be served alongside a meal like bread, fried as chips and served with salsa or baked for enchiladas, fried for tacos

Drink Your Fruit

It’s smoothie season again. Here are some easy favorites to get your day started – or for any other time in fact. Peach-Mango Smoothie: ½ cup sliced peaches (frozen or fresh) ½ cup mango pieces (frozen or fresh) ½ cup peach or mango nectar 2 teaspoons sugar 1 (6 ounce) container peach or vanilla yogurt

Baby Spinach with Sundried Tomatoes and Feta

Here is a nice, fresh, summery recipe. It tastes delicious and since it is spinach, you feel virtuous while you eat it! 2 teaspoons minced garlic 4 (6 ounce) bags baby spinach 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes ¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, chopped 2 teaspoons balsamic

Scalloped Potatoes

September 17, 2015, by

As a rule of thumb, a scalloped potato recipe is layers of thinly sliced potato slices layered with cheese and/or butter. Once you finish layering the potatoes and whatever else, milk or cream is poured over the concoction and then you top it off with even more cheese or breadcrumbs. Some recipes call for the

Recipes with Beer

September 16, 2015, by

Most American, English and German beers are considered kosher. However, some stouts and flavored beers do require certification. Beers fall into three different categories: lagers, ales (the difference between them is the type of yeast used in fermentation) and specialty beers. The four main ingredients for most beers are water, malted barley (or wheat), hops

Alfredo Sauce

September 16, 2015, by

Fettuccine al burro, the original Italian name of Alfredo sauce, was concocted in 1914 by Alfredo di Lelio, the owner of Alfredo’s restaurant in Rome. Word of the wonderful sauce spread and hungry travelers came from all over Italy came to taste it. Someone loved it so much they brought the recipe back to the

Eggplant

September 16, 2015, by

On Pesach we’re all looking for those new and different appetizers and entrees that aren’t the same old same old recycled bubbie-centric BORING ones we default to. To combat the unexciting with the interesting I suggest you look to the eggplant. Eggplant can actually add a sophisticated flavor to ho hum dishes (Pesach not withstanding)

Passover Dessert Recipes

Parve Strawberry Ice Cream 1 egg white ½ cup sugar 1 pint strawberries (washed and sliced) 1 container Passover pareve whipped topping Using an electric mixer or balloon whisk, whip the egg white while gradually adding the sugar until soft peaks form. Slowly add the sliced strawberries while mixing and beat for 5 minutes. In

Mock Crab Recipes

September 13, 2015, by

Seeing as I write about food, I tend to get a lot of emails and letters from my reader with all kinds of foodie questions. Some readers are looking for recipes; others want help with a cooking dilemma (or disaster) while others have questions that they just gotta get the answers to. For the most

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