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Shabbat Recipe Round-Up

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Happy Purim – Purim Sameach everyone! Well, the celebration isn’t quite over, because Shabbat is tomorrow, so time to put away the rolling pin, and get ready for dinner.

I cannot wait to make these Salami Chips with Dijon Dipping Sauce from Busy in Brooklyn – they look so fun, easy and also something the men in my life will enjoy devouring.

If the Salami seems like a fatty way to start the meal, try following it with this season-perfect Spinach Salad with Citrus and Roasted Beets.

Everyone loves fried chicken, so why not try this Oven Fried Chicken from Food and Wine Magazine as a (slightly) lighter version.

And as a tasty, green-filled side, I am loving this Broccolini and Snow Peas with Sesame sauce from Not Derby Pie. If the sesame sauce in this recipe seems like too much work, try serving the veggies with some store-bought tahini sauce instead!

Like I said, the celebration isn’t quite over, so finish off your meal with this Purim Special Vodka Amaretto Cake from More Quiche Please.

Shabbat Shalom, and Happy Cooking!

Posted on March 8, 2012

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A Few of My Favorite Things

Sometimes I just get so excited about new products that I have to share them, and in the past month, I’ve come across a few products I hope you might enjoy as much as I do.

First up: Olia Fig Vinaigrette from Israel. On a recent trip to Israel, I visited the Tel Aviv Shuk (market) where I stopped by the Olia stand. I had a chance to taste a few of their products including a range of olive oils and even whole grain mustard, which I enjoyed immensely. But the product I’ve been using almost on a daily basis is their Fig Vinaigrette. Mixed and ready to go, it’s a great simple, sweet (but no too sweet) salad dressing. Time features Olia in their Tel Aviv city guide and yes you can order their products online!

Next up: Spectrum Organic Butter Flavored Shortening. I know – you think this might sound a bit gross. But I promise – I have found it bakes far better than any pareve margarine I have tried. I even used it in my chicken wings sauce recipe, and it turned out GREAT. You can probably find this at a Whole Foods near you, which is where I purchased it.

I am obsessed with more Trader Joe’s products than I could even write about in a single post. But my most recent infatuation has been with their Gourmet Jelly Beans. The flavor selection (18 natural flavors) is really varied, and they really do taste like raspberry, licorice or strawberry smoothie! At $1.99 a box, its an indulgent and fun (not to mention cheap) sweet treat.

Last but not least is PB & Co’s White Chocolate Wonderful Peanut Butter. I happen to love many flavors that PB & Co offers, but I recommend this one in particular because I think it makes a great pareve frosting. Substitute the White Chocolate Wonderful Peanut Butter for regular PB in any number of recipes and I think you will be delightfully surprised with the richness of flavor it brings to your baking. You can now find PB & Co peanut butter products at mainstream supermarkets, or you can also order online.

Posted on March 4, 2012

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Shabbat Recipe Roundup

It’s almost time for Purim, so no better way to start Shabbat than with this creative recipe for Hamantaschen Challah!

I love classic roasted chicken for Shabbat dinner, but sometimes you need something a little different. Try this Spinach Stuffed Roasted Chicken from Overtime Cook as a new twist on classic Friday night chicken.

These Israeli Stuffed Vegetables from The Jewish Hostess are a great side dish, but also hearty enough to serve as a main dish for your vegetarian friends or family.

No matter how many times I make brussel sprouts, or how many recipes I come across, I simply cannot get enough! This week I came across this simple, tasty recipe for Zesty Fried Brussel Sprouts, which makes a perfect veggie side.

You are probably trying out some different Hamantaschen recipes, so how about these Brilliant Lemon Sunshine Hamantaschen from Pragmatic Attic as a sweet ending.

Shabbat Shalom and happy cooking!

Posted on March 2, 2012

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