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Recipe Remake


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What classic recipe would you like to see remade? Make it lighter, make it pareve, make it faster.  However you want it, we can help.  What recipes do you want to see remade?

In every issue of the Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller we will pick one recipe to remake.  If your suggestion is chosen you will win* a copy of Jamie’s Quick & Kosher: Meals in Minutes cookbook.

*The cookbook can only be sent to a US address.

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About Tamar Genger MA, RD


Tamar lives in New York and is the mother of three amazing children, a Registered Dietitian, professor of Nutrition, and as you can probably guess, a foodie! Tamar loves to travel with her family and visits kosher restaurants wherever she goes. Although she loves the sights, she spends more time talking about the restaurants and food she ate! As a mom and a nutritionist, Tamar tries to balance her passion for healthy cooking with her insatiable desire for chocolate!




30 Responses to Recipe Remake

  1. Can you get a light recipe for almond horns and the 3 layer cookie/cake bars that are yellow, red, and green and have a chocolate glaze on top?

  2. I’d love a tomato free stuffed cabbage recipe. And if it could be grain free (no rice either), that would be even better.

  3. avatar says: Zahava

    Cake made partially with whole wheat flour and applesauce and oil instead of margarine. Chocolate cake and basic vanilla would be great, as well as any cake that is yummy. I like using bundt pans for easy and beautiful presentations, so a cake sized for a bundt pan would be the best! Thanks!

  4. avatar says: Aviva

    My husband, like many Candians, longs for his putin. If you haven’t heard of it, its french fries with gravy and cheese. While it may be his comfort food, its available nowhere in NY AND its awfully unhealthy for him. Can you find a healthier spin on it so I can make it for him?

  5. avatar says: Ruchama

    You are in luck. Canadian Vegan (We call her Queen of Vegans in our house) has included a healthier vegan version in her new cookbook, World Vegan Feast. She oven bakes the fries, makes a “tofu cheese curd” and a brown yeast gravy. She spells it Poutine. If you go to a site that allows you to search the book by word, you can take a look for yourself and see whether it’s worth the try. For kosher vegans, this book is a must. The vegan pot roast and Bastilla are incredible and not as difficult as they appear.

  6. avatar says: Ruchama

    And now a word on my own behalf. I subscribed to Joy of Kosher after assurances that there would be some vegan recipes. This holiday issue has no main dishes that are vegan and despite having five cakes, not one is vegan. I can veganize, but I was hoping that at least minimal attention would be given to the increasing number of people, including Jews, who for a variety of reasons want to avoid fish and eggs. Simply including parve selections does not work for us.

  7. avatar says: Zahava

    Bakery style coffee cake. I can’t seem to find a recipe that yields results like the bakery

  8. avatar says: Phyllis

    I’d like to have a recipe for a lighter (less fats) version of New York cheesecake.

  9. I’d like a healthier version of tator tot casserole. If that’s even possible. I want to start eating better, but can’t live without my monthly tator tot casserole.

  10. avatar says: Kim

    I would like a healthier version of frozen custard. I love it but I gain weight when I eat it. I need a healthier, less fat recipe

  11. I would like to see a healthier version of pecan pie.

  12. I would love to see dairy free foods which I don’t know if they are even possible such as fettuccine alfredo and cream of chicken soup.

  13. avatar says: goldie

    Carrot souffle with crunchy topping

  14. avatar says: goldie

    sorry. that got posted in the wrong place!

  15. avatar says: goldie

    Soup or other warm dish, such as meatballs that can last in the crockpot from Friday afternoon until Shabbos lunch. I don’t like the taste of cholent but I want a hot dish on Shabbas day and soup or meatballs that can be fully cooked and last in the crockpot from Friday to Shabbos day would be a great addition to our meal! Thanks!

  16. avatar says: atwein

    I would loove to be able to make a “bagel dog”. (A hotdog wrapped in dough, not flaky dough) I used to love having them as a kid, but they stopped making them! :(

  17. avatar says: Ma Motts

    I would love to see a lighter healthier corn dog for summer

  18. avatar says: cwiz23

    To me, the ultimate comfort food is chicken soup with kreplach. I wonder if there is any way to make them gluten free.

  19. I love Asian food but the use of soy sauce in so many recipes make them a no-go for me (salt and soy issues). Can you remake some recipes (like fried rice, sesame chicken, beef and broccoli) so they’re better for me but still retain the spirit of the original? Thanks.

  20. I would love a no fry potato latke recipe (of course to use year round and not at Hanukah)

  21. avatar says: Sabine B

    Potato pancakes topped with apple sauce.

  22. I would choose to re-make the BLT.

  23. Apple pie that is made “hot and spicy” with cloves

  24. Fried, crunchy chicken without frying

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