A Very-Jewy-Christmas: Baked Pastrami Eggrolls (M) with Russian Dipping Sauce (P)

Christmas + Chinese Food+( Movie)= A Very Jewy Xmas…Much has been made how American  Jews traditionally celebrate Dec 25, the birthdate of the world’s most beloved Jew, by eating Chinese food.   Pastrami eggrolls have been around for a while now.  Even getting the hipster-foodie treatment at celebrated Brooklyn eateries.   So here’s […]

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Shakshook-lets (P)

Shakshooka is my favorite thing to eat when I’m in Israel (and one of my all-time favorite words, c’mon say it- shak-shook-a!).  It’s basically eggs poached in a tomato-onion sauce, and  it’s the perfect anytime meal: Breakfast, lunch, dinner- it  always works.  My version offers individual shakshookas (shakshooklets) , prepared […]

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Savory White Bean Dip (P)

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This dip/spread is a great alternative to hummus.  I love it on a toasted bagel.  It’s great with pita chips as well. Sometimes I’ll have it in a wrap with salad greens and veggies for a quick and healthy lunch. Savory White Bean Dip/Spread 1 cup chopped […]

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Tasty Tuesdays: Mini Chicken Pot Pies (M)

This pot pie has tons of great flavor and a bit of heat due to the blackening spice used to season the chicken.  Recipe yields approx. 30 mini pies, or, 2 x 9″ pies, if you prefer a more communal pot pie experience. 4 boneless, skinless chicken […]

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Lite ‘n Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Latkes (P) with Horseradish Sour Cream (D)

If eight nights of fried delights is more than you can handle, try these  baked latkes instead. Brush the latkes with olive oil before placing them in the oven to cook, to crisp ‘em up good and commemorate the Hanukkah miracle.   Ingredients Cooking spray or olive […]

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Banana Bread with PB Crumble (D or P)

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I’m not going to lie, this recipe requires a few bowls.  But if you can get past that, it’s  pretty easy. It combines the made-for-each other flavors of banana and peanut butter (and chocolate, if you choose).  It also offers a variety of textures: crunchy topping and […]

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Lahmagine Pizzas (M)

I describe Lahmagine as a Syrian meat pizza, or,  meatza pizza.  Ground lamb is the more authentic  ingredient, but if you are not a fan-of-lamb, ground beef works fine too. 1 lb. ground lamb or ground beef 4 cloves of garlic, minced 1 red onion, diced 1 […]

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Salami & Eggs Fried Rice (m)

Salami & Eggs Fried Rice (M) 2 teaspoons canola oil 4 oz. salami (1 cup) sliced into 1/4 inch pieces and then quartered 2 eggs 5-6 cups prepared rice (white or brown) 7 tablespoons spicy brown mustard 2 tablespoons honey 2 teaspoons sesame oil 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1/4 cup soy […]

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Chocolate Pudding (D)

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This recipe belongs in a chocolate’s greatest hits collection. It’s smooth, rich, creamy, and comforting. It was love at first spoonful when we first had it at the Hominy Grill in Charleston, SC. Determined to make it myself, I gladly bought the cookbook and slightly adapted the […]

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Savory Cheese French Toast (D)

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Savory French toast…perfect for when you’re craving breakfast-for-dinner, or breakfast for lunch, or breakfast for breakfast… or whenever.  Top with fried or poached eggs, and Tomato Jam for extra flavor. 6 1” slices challah bread 1/4 c. your choice of mustard 1 c. lowfat milk 3 eggs […]

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Bissel (bis-sul)Yiddish: A bit, a little.
B'Tayavon (be-teya-von) Hebrew: Bon Appetit! Enjoy (in reference to a meal/dish)
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