Recipes

    Pa amb tomaquet
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    Pa amb tomaquet (translated means bread with tomato) is a classic Catalan preparation which consists of scraping a cut side of tomato along a slice of toasted or untoasted, coarse, county bread and then sprinkled with olive oil and coarse salt. Sometimes the raw components are pre-combined and then brushedmore

    Fresh Figs with Goat Cheese and Honey
    (1 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

    What better way to celebrate Shavuot and the land of Milk and Honey than with this simple, but elegant appetizer highlighting the first fruit offering brought to the Temple in the spring.  Serve anytime during the warm months when fresh figs are abundant. Many people who have lactose intolerance findmore

    Perfect Cheese Quesadillas
    (4 votes, average: 3.25 out of 5)

    The first Jews of Mexico arrived with the Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortes in 1521.  These Jews were Conversos or crypto-Jews, so called because they were forced by the Spanish Inquisition to become Catholic and had to practice their Jewish faith in secret. It is estimated that by the middle ofmore

    Tunisian Carrots
    (8 votes, average: 3.63 out of 5)

    Caraway seeds and Harissa sauce are often found in the cuisines of North Africa.  Here they are combined with cooked carrots and make a perfect addition to an array of appetizers or mezes or they can be served as a side dish.  They can be made in advance and served hot or at room temperaturemore

    MATZO BRIE
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    Any way you look at it, matzo Brie is “French Toast”. But I refuse to tell you that this is THE right way to make it. Family traditions should not be trampled. A single slice or frittata style like this one is your choice but technique is the same formore

    Moroccan Challah Spirals with Saffron
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      ½ cup golden raisins, soaked in warm water 30 minutes to plump ¼ cup sesame seeds 1 tablespoon coriander seed 1 tablespoon aniseed 1 envelope or 1tablespoon active dry yeast 1 scant teaspoon crushed saffron threads, soaked in ¼ cup warm water 5 cups bread flour plus extra formore

    Vegan Sweet Potato Biscuits
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    1 large sweet potato (about 12-14 ounces) baked until soft ½ cup full fat coconut milk or cream 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 2 tablespoons brown sugar ½ teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon nutmeg ¼ teaspoon salt Peel and mash the sweet potato until smooth.  Add ¼ cupmore

    Burmolikos-Bulgarian Matzo Puffs
    (2 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

    If you think you will miss your morning donuts during Passover, think again.  The Bulgarian Jewish community ate these delicious puffs all year round according to my friend Edith Baker who survived the war in Bulgaria.  It is the leftover moisture in the soaked matzos that create the steam to makemore

    Maple-Spice Stuffed Baked Sweet Potatoes
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    3 medium sweet potatoes 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons unsalted butter or coconut oil 2-4 tablespoons pure maple syrup (amount of sweetness is your choice) 2 tablespoons fruit flavored Balsamic vinegar (a plain, sweet Balsamic will suffice) ½ teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon nutmeg 1/8th teaspoon ground clovesmore

    Marshmallow and Chocolate Dreidel Candies
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    Chocolate Kisses-4-6  melted and the rest whole Bag of large marshmallows (not giant ones but not mini) Thin pckretzel sticks or thin, chocolate covered candy sticks Tube of writing gel (any color) Unwrap the kisses and melt about 4-6 of them in a small dish in the microwave. Stir untilmore

    Homemade Irish Cream Liquor
    (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

    This recipe is so easy to make and lasts for months in your refrigerator! Need a last minute gift? Celebrating the New Year?  Just make a batch and it will taste good right away but very mellow after a day or two. I have given recommendations for specific ingredients butmore

    Spiced Angel Pecans
    (4 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)

    SPICED ANGEL PECANS 1 egg white 1 Tablespoon butter melted 1-teaspoon vanilla 1 pound pecan halves ½ cup sugar 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon ¼ teaspoon ground allspice ½ teaspoon nutmeg ½ teaspoon salt   Pre-heat oven to 250F.  Place egg white in a 2 quart bowl and beat with amore

    Mr. Wechsler’s Memory Muffins
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    2 eggs 2 cups water ¼ cup oil or chicken fat ¼ cup matzo meal 6 ounce package potato pancake mix (or 2-3 ounce boxes of mix) In a 2 uart bowl, beat eggs with a whisk or fork until yolks are broken down. Add water and oil or hickenmore

    Swedish Spiced Jelly Roll
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    3 large eggs ¾ cup sugar 1/3 cup potato starch 1 tablespoon matzo cake meal 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground ginger ½ teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar Pinch of salt Lingonberry (traditionally used) or raspberry jam Preheat oven to 425F for convection ovensmore

    Blueberry Yogurt Poppy Seed Cake
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    ¾ cup sugar ½ stick unsalted butter ¼ cup olive oil 2 large eggs ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt (non-fat or full fat-whatever you have) 1 teaspoon almond extract 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (I use Adam’s Best) ¾ teaspoon salt 1½ cups all-purpose flour ½ tablespoon baking powder ¼ teaspoonmore

    Blueberry Pie-adapted from Garden City Cookbook
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    FILLING 5 cups blueberries 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice Finely grated zest of ½ lemon (optional) 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ cup sugar   CRUST AND TOPPING 1 ½ cups all purpose flour 1 stick butter (1/2 cup) 1/2 cup sugar Preheat oven to 425F Combine all themore

    ROULAGE LEONTINE
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    5 large eggs, separated 3/4 cup sugar 6 ounces dark, sweet chocolate (Mallard eagle, Lindt Excellence or Surfin, or German’s Sweet chocolate Pinch of salt 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 Tablespoons cold water or coffee 1 cup heavy cream 1 Tablespoon confectioner’s sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla Lightly oil a jelly rollmore

    “Cream Cheese” Tartlets or Pie
    (2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)

      No need to forego  cheesecake if you are lactose intolerant or gluten-free and don’t pass up this recipe if you can easily substitute dairy products for the non-dairy alternatives!  This recipe is easy and delicious. Try it you’ll like it…!  Note to Vegans, use an egg substitute and youmore

    Soft Honey Zimsterne
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    Zimsterne means stars and these cookies, filled with the same spices that were often used in the Bisomim box during Havdalah, were served at the end of Shabbat representing  the sweetness of Shabbat that should follow you into the coming week.  These cookies are very similar to classic German Gingerbread cookies.more

    Lemon Curd Tarts
    (4 votes, average: 4.25 out of 5)

    I love the sweet/tart flavor of lemon curd but I hate when the overwhelming flavor is that of egg yolk. That totally ruins the enjoyment for me. However, this recipe which I have adapted from Maida Heatter, is an incredible exception to this problem. The essence of lemon lollipop comesmore

    The Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich Ever!
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    Most children love grilled cheese sandwiches with its crispy crust and oozing cheese but making them can be  frustrating if the butter is too cold and can’t spread ore tears the bread while you trying to spread it.  Adding butter to the pan doesn’t really coat both sides or startsmore

    Shakshuka
    (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

    2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 large onion, finely diced- about ½ pound 2 large cloves of garlic, minced 1 medium zucchini or red bell pepper, finely diced (about 1/2 pound) 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 bay leaf ¼ teaspoon dried thyme ½ teaspoon smoked or sweet paprika 1more

    Greek Lamb Stew
    (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

    Looking for something a little different?  This recipe is great for winter months as well as a non-brisket addition to your Seder meal. Enjoy! GREEK LAMB STEW ½ cup golden raisins ½ cup plus 3 Tablespoons Cream Sherry or Sweet Passover wine 2 pounds boneless lamb cut in 1″ cubesmore

    Stir-Fried Chicken in Hoisin Sauce with Almonds
    (1 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

    This was one of my student’s favorite dishes and one that their families requested often.  Since almonds were also one of the seven species of fruits found in Israel and the almond tree was the first to bloom in spring in Israel, the almond was used in recipes to celebratemore

    Libyan Spiced Squash Dip
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    3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 onion finely chopped 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 20 ounces cubed, peeled butternut squash or peeled pie pumpkin 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin (or to taste) 1 teaspoon hot paprika ½ teaspoon ground ginger ½ teaspoon curry powder 1 Serrano pepper 2more

    Greek Orzo with Tomatoes
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    Greek salad in pasta form transforms a salad into a main meal. Any additional protein would certainly turn this recipe into a substantial dish. GREEK ORZO SALAD 2 cups orzo 3 tomatoes 2/3 cup minced fresh parsley 2/3 cup minced fresh basil or dill 1 cup feta cheese 1/4 cupmore

    Summer Corn Salad with Basil
    (3 votes, average: 2.33 out of 5)

    A bright, easy summer salad made with fresh corn on the cob (or even vacuum-packed corn makes a delicious side for all your grilled meats and fish and kids love it! Summer Corn and Basil Salad 5 ears of corn, husks on ( or 3 cans  vacuum-packed Niblets corn) 2more

    Tunisian Carrots
    (8 votes, average: 3.63 out of 5)

    Caraway seeds and Harissa sauce are often found in the cuisines of North Africa.  Here they are combined with cooked carrots and make a perfect addition to an array of appetizers or mezes or they can be served as a side dish.  They can be made in advance and served hot or at room temperaturemore

    VEGETARIAN MUSHROOM BARLEY SOUP
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    How long have Jewish people been eating mushrooms? A long time! Mushrooms were mentioned in the Babylonian Talmud (Nedarim 55B) and wild mushrooms were in such abundance in ancient Israel during the rainy season that discussions arose about putting a tax on them. Mushrooms weren’t actively grown on farms untilmore

    Turkey Gumbo
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    From Leftover Roasted Turkey Bones Broth: 1 turkey carcass and leftover skin from a roasted turkey 3 ribs of celery coarsely chopped 1 lb. yellow onions, peeled and quartered lengthwise 1 teaspoon Kosher salt 1 teaspoon whole peppercorns 4 bay leaves Water to cover carcass and vegetables (about 4 quarts)more

    GREEK AVGOLEMONO SOUP
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    3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil(preferably Greek oil) 1 large onion, cut into 1/4 inch dice 8 cups chicken broth ½ cup long grain rice Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 egg 2-3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill Sprig of dill for garnishmore

    Watermelon Salad with Pineapple and Jalapeno
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    3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons white Balsamic vinegar Zest of one lime 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, approximately ½ lime 1 tablespoon wildflower honey, optional if vinegar is slightly sweetened 1 jalapeno, thinly sliced with seeds and membrane attached Salt and pepper to taste 1/3 cup finelymore