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Life

Diabetes: Myths and Realities

October 19, 2015, by

Diabetes: Myths and Realities: What’s on the list and what’s off – With over 70 million people who have diabetes or are prediabetic, it touches many of us either for ourselves, family members or friends. Dr. Diane Krieger gives us useful eating and lifestyle tips. Plus a Dinner in Minutes that meets the American Diabetes

Slow Cookers: Not Just for Cholent

October 15, 2015, by

Slow cookers come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Most models are dishwasher-safe and quite easy to clean. If your conventional oven is full, a slow cooker can provide a wonderful alternative for long-cooking dishes such as stews and pot roasts. Autumn Vegetable Soup 8 to 10 servings This scrumptious soup from Valerie Kanter

Keeping it Cool

October 14, 2015, by

Ginger Pickled Salmon or Halibut 8 servings Ingredients: 2½ lbs. Atlantic salmon fillets or halibut steaks (about 8 slices) 1½ cups water 1½ cups white vinegar or rice vinegar ½ cup brown sugar, packed ½ cup ketchup 3 Tablespoons pickling spices 1 bay leaf ½ teaspoon dried thyme 6 thin slices of ginger 1 large Spanish onion,

Filling But Not Fattening: Dishes for Pesach

October 8, 2015, by

Many of us think that because we can’t have bread, rice, pasta or grains on Pesach, we need to stuff ourselves with starchy side dishes. Why not try a healthier alternative? Simply include lots of fresh fruits and vegetables when planning your menus. Creamy Carrot Soup 6 servings Simply dill-icious! Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon olive or

The Enlightening Olive

September 30, 2015, by

Fruit ripens and then we eat it, right? Not always. The ripe olive is hard, bitter and inedible. The olives in the jar we bring home from the store have undergone weeks immersed in a brining solution, a process essential to bringing out the unique taste and texture of the particular variety of olive. Similarly,

Potatonik Recipes

September 30, 2015, by

Norene Gilletz, OUcooking.org Columnist – The Flavor of Memory says: This ended up turning into an article…I guess the yeast in the potatonik batter made it “grow!” Read the background and recipes in my food column. Brian Mailman, OUcooking.org Columnist – Slow Food in the Fast Lane says: Potatonik is like a yeast-raised potato kugel.

Sangria Recipe

I was chef at our synagogue’s fundraiser a couple of weeks ago, and I’m told I came up with a good and inexpensive Kosher sangria. The sangria at our synagogue’s Purim meal, was just OK, with the sangria preparers using standard sangria recipes calling for sugar added to dry wine. For Purim we bought good

Oreo Cheesecake

This is far and away the best Shavuot recipe I have. It is very rich but if cheesecake is your once a year indulgence, this is the one to go all out for. Enjoy! Oreo Cheesecake 16 to 20 servings. Very rich and very good. Ingredients: 2 cups Oreo cookie crumbs (about 20 cookies) 2

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 oz.) container peach or vanilla yogurt

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