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

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

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

Latkes…Lots of Luscious Latkes

September 9, 2015, by

Although potato latkes are a traditional Chanukah treat, why not experiment this year by making latkes with other vegetables? With the recipes below, you can enjoy a different kind of latke every night of Chanukah! I prefer to use russet potatoes because they are higher in starch and have a lower water content. However, you

Breaking the Fast with a Fast Trip Across the Street, Chicago Style

September 7, 2015, by

You think you have a big crowd coming to your house to break the Yom Kippur fast? Not compared to my friend Marsha, you don’t. This September, Marsha and her husband, Brian, along with another couple, will be co-hosting the Ninth Annual Easy Access Break-Fast for the families of her Chicago shul. Marsha lives across

My Thai Chicken Salad, An Uncontested Winner

September 4, 2015, by

Try this Thai chicken Salad for a one-dish summer dinner. The secret to this dish is the dressing. It’s made by adding Thai peanut sauce to your favorite vinaigrette or oil and vinegar dressing. The rich peanut sauce adds authentic spices and blends all the delicate ingredients together. Chicken, shredded Chinese cabbage and summer fruit

Homemade Liqueur

September 4, 2015, by

Judy Bart Kancigor, Columnist – Melting Pot Memories says: CHERRY VISHNYEK My grandfather, Papa Harry, used to make a cordial with the sour cherries from his cherry trees. When my Aunt Estelle was three years old, she uncorked the bottle when no one was looking and helped herself to the cherries. Fortunately they soon

Pareve Hamburger Buns

September 4, 2015, by

Brian Mailman, Columnist – Slow Food in the Fast Lane says: Any bread recipe can be formed into a hamburger bun shape and with that in mind the entire lexicon opens up. I would suggest a challah, ‘cuz of the cake-like texture that I think you’re wanting. Onion rolls or Kaiser rolls are also

Fresh Tuna, Refreshing Dinner

September 3, 2015, by

Seared Fresh Tuna Salad Looking for a cool salad for a hot summer evening? Seared Fresh Tuna Salad is not your ordinary tuna salad. The wonderful flavor and texture of just-cooked fresh tuna gives a new meaning to tuna salad made from canned tuna. Add lettuce, sugar snap peas, corn and grape tomatoes for a

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