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DIY – Make Your Own Condiments

 

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Pesach is that wonderful time of year to flex your Do-It-Yourself muscles making classic homemade condiments: mayonnaise, tartar sauce, ketchup, and their many variations.

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Mayonnaise


 

Passover Seder Recipes

 

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When it’s time for Shulchan Orech, the meal of the Passover seder, these stove top mains (and roasted sides) make a perfect main course

During Passovers of long ago, the Jews would bring the Pesach sacrifice at the Beit Hamikdash, and then roast and eat the meat for the Seder meal. Today, many of us refrain from roasting meat at the Seder so no one should think that we are trying to replace the Pesach sacrifice. These three Quick & Kosher entrees cook completely immersed in liquid. To complete the main course, we leave the roasting for the veggies.


 

Passover Recipes From Down Under

 

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An Aussie Passover.  There is not much difference between American and an Australian Passover recipes, but I am The Aussie Gourmet and these are my favorite Passover recipes.

Passover is a busy holiday for me.  Enjoy some of the most requested Passover dishes from my home to yours.


 

Recipes For A Moroccan Seder

 

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Passover is my gastronomic week.


 

Unexpected Passover Potato Recipes

 

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Potatoes are an inevitable part of Pesach. You’ll be happy they are when you whip up these fresh and flavorful dishes. These recipes use minimal ingredients so that everyone, no matter what their Pesach customs are, can enjoy them. You can use either the non-Gebrokts potato dough and the Gebrokts version, with either the pesto or the orange sauce.

Gnocchi – Non-Gebrokts
Gnocchi, pronounced “nyo-key”, are thick soft Italian dumplings, most commonly made with potatoes. Gnocchi is usually served as an appetizer, but works as a side or main dish as well. Classic accompaniments of gnocchi include pesto, tomato-based sauces, and melted butter with cheese.


 

Passover Table Style

 

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Fit for Royalty

There is no greater sense of satisfaction than that felt at the start of the Pesach Seder. Inside, the house and all its contents are positively gleaming. And outside the first hints of Spring are emerging. Celebrate the Jewish people’s deliverance from slavery to royalty with a palette of white, shimmering gold, and accents of black and green.


 

Rolled Recipes for Passover

 

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At every holiday meal, there are the “wow” dishes that steal the show and showcase your efforts and talents as the cook. This beautiful dishes offer that perfect pizzazz, using the same minimal ingredients many of us are accustomed to cooking with on Pesach.

mashed ptoato beef roll ups

Mashed Potato Beef Roll Ups


 

Dinner Tonight with Kitchen Tested

 

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My family loves to be adventurous in the kitchen, and I’m lucky to have two young children who will try just about anything. This rarity allows me the freedom to try new recipes and even create my own. Whether your families are picky eaters or not, there’s something for you in my kitchen!

Spicy Chicken and Garlic Pasta

Spicy Chicken and Garlic Pasta


 

3 Purim Seudah Menus with a Global Taste

 

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Dressing up in costume, eating triangular shaped cookies called hamantaschen, and delivering gift baskets to our friends are all significant parts of the Purim holiday. And although there is no religious significance, a lot of us tend to go all out and match everything—our entire family’s costumes, our gift baskets, and our menu—to a theme.

I’m guilty! Last year, I went Mediterranean-inspired and my whole family dressed the part and delivered the chummos and pita-chip packages you see on Perfect Ideas for Mishloach Manot.   Since we love themes so, I’ve got three themed menus for you—Asian, Spanish, and Italian menus for every course, from starters to dessert. Pick one or mix and match. If you’re really adventurous, make the entire menu and serve the recipes in small tasting party dishes, allowing your guests to straddle the globe as they walk from one side of your dining room to the other.
Whether you’re sporting a sombrero or a kimono this Purim, you’re sure to savor something out-of-this-world.


 

Kreplach Recipes With a Twist

 

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Eating kreplach is a tradition held by many Jews around the holidays of Purim, Hoshana Raba and Erev Yom Kippur. Traditional kreplach are incredible. Similar to Japanese dumplings and Italian ravioli, kreplach are stuffed dough pockets that are usually simmered with soup, but can be fried as well. We have switched things up a bit and are offering kreplach with various international flavors to add excitement to the traditional dish. We have Middle Eastern, Greek and Indian inspired kreplach that are sure to excite your palate, and more importantly, they are really easy to prepare.

three kinds of kreplach


 

Purim Baskets – More Mishloach Manot Ideas

 

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Purim is a time to be generous and give people something they will truly enjoy.  Who doesn’t enjoy coffee and Italian food?  Here are two basket ideas for the gourmand in all of us, plus more articles with tons of ideas for everyone.

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Create the ultimate coffee basket with an on-the-go coffee cup, coffee beans, tea bags, instant coffee and chocolate bars.  You can even add small packets of sugar, honey, agave nectar or flavored syrups.


 

Hamantaschen Makeover: A Twist On Tradition

 

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I first learned how to make hamentaschen with my grandmother, who based all her measurements on empty yartzeit (memorial) candle holders. Three glasses of flour, one of sugar and so on. Thankfully I don’t have memorial candles on hand these days, so I make use of proper measuring cups when baking.

 hamantashen


 

4 Quick Family Dinners

 

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The following recipes are great to have on hand for those days when you do not have the time or patience to spend hours in the kitchen preparing dinner.  Some recipes take minutes to prepare but require you to be at home while the food is cooking; making you feel like a slave to the kitchen.  The following recipes are quick to put together and dinner will be on the table in no time yet taste like you’ve spent hours in the kitchen.

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Eating in Season – Cauliflower and Sunchokes

 

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Cauliflower is in season right now and we want to help you get more of it. Here are our tips on choosing, cooking and getting the most of this versatile vegetable.

How to select cauliflower: Select cauliflower that is firm and tightly packed and make sure that the heads are purely white with no brown spots.


 

2 Shabbat Meals in 2 1/2 Hours

 

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An interesting aspect to keeping Shabbat, is that every Shabbat dinner is like the once a year thanksgiving feast that most Americans discuss and plan for weeks in advance. Every week, Jewish men and women cook up a storm to celebrate Shabbat with food, family and friends. Listed below is a step by step guide to help you create a great tasting, and quick Shabbat dinner for eight. Keep in mind that the two and ½ hours include prep work and cooking time too. These recipes aren’t only for Shabbat; you can use the recipes for any occasion.

Shabbat Dinner