A Loving Mother’s Day Brunch Menu

 

May 5th 2015

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When I think of a description for Mom’s around the world, I think of “loving” and when I think of what kind of food and what kind of menu to create “loving” is there again.  Isn’t there an old saying that the reason Mom’s food tastes better is because she made it with love?  Even if your mother doesn’t show her affection with tons of hugs and kisses and traditional signs of love, I know there is love behind all her actions.  In honor of all the loving Mother’s and everyone planning a Brunch to celebrate Mom, this menu is for you.

Double Espresso Hot Chocolate

Instead of the regular morning coffee, try something a bit more decadent, with a shot of Double Espresso Liqueur for an extra dose of love.  This Hot Chocolate will surely start the Brunch on the right track or you can save it for dessert and start with a Mango Bellini.

Kale Potato Hash with Fried Egg

For the main coarse consider going with this Kale and Potato Hash with Fried Egg, easy to make, includes some greens and tastes delicious.  If you are more of a frittata or quick person try this Asparagus and Cheese Frittata and serve with roast potatoes or go lighter with roast cauliflower.

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Send her off to get a massage with my favorite Cranberry White Chocolate Scones, but you can fill them with her favorites, dark chocolate and pecan is my second fave.  They can really be made quick and easy, but if you are more comfortable with muffins, try Chocolate Banana Muffins.

Finally, the most important part about making Brunch for Mom is keeping the kitchen clean!!!  Even if you have your mom coming to you, the husbands and kids are in charge of cooking and cleaning on Mother’s Day.

Main Image is a Potato and Cheddar Frittata


 

4 Sizzling Hot Dog Topping Ideas

 

April 30th 2015

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Lag B’Omer is almost here, and it’s time to get into that BBQ mindset. As a child, I’ve always put the 3 classic condiments on my hotdog: ketchup, mustard and relish. This year I decided to go off the well traveled dog path and transform the simple hot dog in a bun to ‘The Ultimate Dog’. I couldn’t decide on just one recipe so I’ve created FOUR fun and fresh recipes to tempt each and every one of you.

Hot Dog with Mushroom and Onion Topping

Hot Dog with Sautéed Mushrooms and Onions

You can do no harm when adding mushrooms and onions to a hot dog. This recipe is quick, easy and extremely flavorful. The aroma of the sautéed onions will leave your mouth watering and keep you going back for seconds. Top your hot dog off with some yellow mustard to give your meal some extra color and taste.

California Dog - Alfalfa Topped Hot Dog

California Dog

Born and raised in Los Angeles, I felt inspired to create a hot dog that was symbolic of my hometown. I decided to create a recipe using fresh and healthy ingredients ranging from guacamole to alfalfa sprouts. For some extra kick and a half, add Sriracha to taste. This is the perfect recipe for anyone that wants to make this an extra HOT Lag B’Omer even without a fire!

Sausage wrapped with Turkey bacon and topped with avocado and crispy onions

Hot Dog or Sausage Topped with Turkey Bacon, Avocado and Crispy Onions

Meat on meat…that’s right. As a carnivore lover, this hot dog is everything I can dream of that fits in a bun. Hot dogs are great, but what’s even better IMO is sausage. My thought process was the following: If I’m already replacing the hot dog for sausage then I might as well add some turkey bacon. Okay, fine. Maybe the two thoughts don’t click, but one bite into this sausage dog and you’ll understand exactly what I mean. The savory sausage, with the salty bacon dipped in chipotle mustard will have your taste buds thanking you.

Hot Dog topped with Asian Slaw

Hot Dog topped with Asian Slaw

My Slaw Dog.  Usually I like coleslaw accompanying my hot dog, but this time I decided to take a risk and mix the two together. The scallions will add a sharp flavor to your dog, while the ramen noodles will give you that extra crunch you’ve been waiting for. Adding an Asian sesame dressing will give your hot dog some sweetness and tang.

Hot Dog Topper Sampler - check out all 4 recipes for amazing ideas for your next BBQ bash


 

Cooking with Joy: BBQ Short Rib Sandwich With...

 

April 30th 2015

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Disclaimer! This is not an “I think I’ll make short ribs tonight” kinda recipe. This recipe takes time, but the results are ridiculously worth it!

These short ribs tasted like they were right out of one of the best BBQ places. Hubs and I have really only been to one that I can think of, Milt’s in Chicago. And come to think of it, when we were there we got the short ribs!

I am getting very into making spice blends. Thanks to this project, my spice cabinet is brimming with lots of new spices that are getting a lot of use.  The spice blend for this recipe is superb with flavors of dry mustard, ground ginger and cayenne mixed with onion and garlic powders, perfectly sweet and spicy.  (I tasted a little on my finger before rubbing it onto the meat).

Next, came the searing, I just love that sound and smell!  Then I caramelized the onions and garlic, covered the meat with the BBQ sauce, put it in the oven and forgot about it for the next 4 hours! Actually I didn’t forget about it at all.  The aroma permeating the house was just too good!

I don’t usually prepare the dressed up version of the recipes, but in this case I couldn’t resist.  Short ribs on garlic toast with wasabi mayo-YES PLEASE!!!!!!! Aside from the wasabi mayo I also made the red horseradish mayo. Both spreads added a great tangy creaminess that balanced the sweet smokiness of the meat.

At the end of a long day cooking the meat, biting into the sandwich was pure joy. I couldn’t stop licking my fingers!

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DRESS IT UP Short Rib Sliders with Flavored Mayo on Garlic Toast

Note: This blog series, Cooking With Joy, is meant to be a companion to the Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller cookbook.  Most of the full recipes are only available in the cookbook.


 

2 Ways To Flambe for Lag Baomer

 

April 29th 2015

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Lag Baomer is the 33rd day that we count between Passover and Shavuot.  It is also a day that marks celebration among a time of mourning.  Celebrations typically include bonfires and you can read the full reasons and history here then get lots of fun S’more Recipe Ideas here.   Sometimes bonfires are not as easy to come by especially when you live in a city, so I like to find other ways to light my fire.

This year I am learning to Flambe.  Flambé refers to a cooking method where alcohol is added to a pan of cooked food and then gets set aflame.  Often seen in fancy restaurants and in movies, this technique is actually quite easy to do at home, just follow some basic fire safety rules.  Make sure to keep a fire extinguisher in your kitchen at all times.  Keep a pot lid close by to smother the flame if needed and don’t pour liquor directly from a bottle into the pan.  Now that we have safety out of the way, here are the recipes.

Bananas Flambe on Fire

It was pretty exciting when this happened!!

Bananas flambe was a lot of fun and very tasty.  It came together in less than minutes and everyone loves it. The rum set aflame really adds a depth of flavor to the dish that you can’t compare.

Corn Chowder with Sweet Potatoes and Bourbon Flambe

The other recipe I flambéed was this Corn Chowder, you can use your favorite corn chowder recipe if you prefer, then just before serving light some Bourbon on fire, once the fire settles drizzle over your soup and enjoy.  If you are scared off by the big flame above, start with the chowder.  The flame didn’t get as high and will get you comfortable with the flambe technique.

Have you ever cooked this way before? Tried Cherries Jubilee or Crepes Suzette? Let me know in the comments below.

Wishing you a wonderful flambeed Lag Baomer!!

 


 

Three Spring Menu Ideas

 

April 29th 2015

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I know how much you all love menus and I just happen to love creating them for you, but also for me.  I need to plan my menus ahead so I can stay organized and food is the one part of my life I can always plan for.  My goal is to share a new seasonal menu every week, but this week I thought I would share three in honor of Spring!!

Keep reading for one meat menu, one dairy menu and one vegan menu, try one or try them all or mix and match, just get inspired for every day dinners.

The Meat Menu

Spring Onion and Spinach Soup

Spring Onion and Spinach Soup

Leave out the optional heavy cream to keep this soup parve and start your meal off with tons of vitamins!!  A low calorie, nutrient dense soup you will love.

 

Grilled California Asparagus and Lamb with Mustard Aioli

Grilled California Asparagus and Lamb with Mustard Aioli

For the main meat course we combine succulent lamb with grilled asparagus, lamb works well with the flavors of spring, but you can feel free to use beef cubes if you prefer.

Walnut Crunch Couscous

Walnut Crunch Couscous

Keep it simple with a plain white rice or get a little extra flavor with this walnut couscous, this makes really great leftovers too.

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Angel Food Cake Strawberry Bavarian

If you are using this meal for Shabbat or special guests go all out with this easy to pull off dessert.  Using an angel food cake mix you can’t go wrong.

The Dairy Menu

Shaved Asparagus Salad with Pecornio

Shaved Asparagus Salad with Pecornio

Try your asparagus as a raw salad.  Allow to marinate a few hours and serve with flavorful Pecornior or shaved Parmesan, light and delicious.

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Baby Shell Pasta Salad with Olives and Fennel

Fill every body up with this unbelievable pasta salad.  Use whatever pasta you have on hand, leave some plane for the picky eaters and throw everything else in for everyone else.

Easy Poached Salmon

Easy Poached Salmon

Pasta salad and asparagus might be all you need for some, but if you want to make a full meal for company or bigger eaters, serve with this easy poached salmon.  The perfect accompaniment for a healthy spring menu.

Rhubarb Crisp

Rhubarb Crisp

For dessert enjoy the hot fruit of the season – Rhubarb!!  When you make it as a crisp you can even same some for breakfast.

The Vegetarian/Vegan Menu

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Asian Shiitake Mushroom Soup Recipe

Spring time is for light warm soups as we start to warm up outside, but find cool evenings still give a chill. This mushroom soup fits the bill.

miso glazed tofu with soba noodles

Miso Glazed Tofu

Make your favorite tofu recipe, this one is mine.  Pan seared with a miso sauce, serve hot over warm soba and cover in sesame seeds.

 

Sautéed Sugar Snap Peas

Sautéed Sugar Snap Peas

Don’t forget the green, use green beans, sno peas or even asparagus if you prefer, keep it simple and steam them or sauté like this recipe.

Chocolate Raspberry Wontons

Chocolate Raspberry Wontons

End the meal with these bite size sweet wontons.

What are you looking forward to enjoying this Spring?


 

Watch Our Perfect Pizza Dough Recipe

 

April 28th 2015

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You can thank a fellow Joy of Kosher fan for this video. On our YouTube Channel YouTube.com/JOYofKOSHER, she posted a comment requesting that we share a video demonstrating pizza dough from scratch.

So even though the request was posted way back in November 2014,  we never forgot.  As soon as the first opportunity presented itself I called in an expert – my friend Chef Zissie of ChefZissie.com to help me create this video especially for her.

If you have any special requests for recipes and or videos leave them in the comments below. Stay tuned for our follow up video (coming next month) featuring the most incredible and unique pizza topping idea.  And yes this is the PERFECT PIZZA DOUGH!

This one’s for you! 

Love you guys!!!

Full recipe can be seen and printed here.


 

Why I Love Niçoise Salad

 

April 27th 2015

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The first time I actually ate and fell in love with Niçoise Salad was in Israel.  I was 15 and we were staying at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem.  After trying the salad in the hotel lobby for lunch I continued to order it almost every day followed by a Cafe Haphuch (“upside-down” coffee, Israel’s answer to cappuccino) for the term of our 2 week trip.

Now more than 2 decades later (how in the world is it that I have a memory from 20 years ago that doesn’t include me in diapers?!) it’s still a favorite.

Niçoise is a beautiful springtime salad that eats like a meal.  Traditionally composed of tuna, tomatoes, green beans, potatoes and Niçoise olives (hence the name) it can be served with or without greens on a platter, plate or in a bowl topped with vinaigrette.  Variations include artichoke hearts, red peppers, beans, a cameo from the onion family (red, green, leeks, shallots or the like), a poached egg (in place of the hard cooked) and more.  Also note that the tuna can be cooked (seared being preferable) or flakes from a can.

My version features tuna steak, string beans, small red skinned potatoes, marinated artichoke hearts, romaine, red onion, hard-cooked eggs, tomato on the vine, white beans and of course olives.

Niçoise olives are cured in brine and packed in olive oil.  These French variety, small, purplish-black, olives have a distinctive smooth, nutty flavor with some bitterness (read: sour).  They really pack a flavor punch considering their smaller size.  Kalamata olives are a good substitute or any black-ish kosher oil cured olives you have access to will work well.  Note I much, much, much prefer serving this salad with pitted olives.  If you decide (against your better judgment and my warning) to serve the olives with the pits you must, must, must warn your diners so they don’t crack a tooth or worse. (Ideally I prefer not to have to take the Heimlich maneuver refresher course before serving this salad – know what I mean?).

Find my Niçoise Salad recipe here. Do you love Niçoise Salad like I love Niçoise Salad?  How do you like to make it?

Nicoise Salad


 

Fennel 4 Ways

 

April 24th 2015

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Fennel is a highly aromatic vegetable with a flavor profile that most closely resembles black licorice. But don’t let that scare you away! Even if you don’t like black licorice, once you learn how to cook with fennel, you will fall for the mild and natural anise flavor. Fennel is an unusually shaped vegetable with a bulb on the bottom and fronds coming out of the top that make a beautiful garnish. You can also find fennel seeds in the dry spice aisle, where it is commonly used in Mediterranean as well as Indian food. In fact, in many parts of India, roasted fennel seeds are offered after the meal as a digestive and breath freshener. Fennel is crunchy and slightly sweet and can be eaten raw or cooked. To bring out the full flavor, I love roasting fennel along with other root vegetables. Fennel is low in calories, high in vitamin C and fiber and has antioxidants as well.

Here are 4 fennel recipes that you should definitely give a try:

Sautéed Fennel With Almonds

Sautéed Fennel with Almonds has a great crunch to it. The licorice taste is not too over powering and the dried cranberries add a great tart flavor.

Fennel Grapefruit Salad

The grapefruit in this Fennel Grapefruit Salad adds an elegant color and, best of all, the salad comes together in minutes.  Try garnishing the salad with dill or use up your fennel fronds by sprinkling them over this delicious salad.

Pasta with Roasted Fennel and Sausage

Pasta with Roasted Fennel and Vegetarian Sausage is a must-try recipe. The vegetarian sausage paired with the fennel and Parmesan is such a great combination. Also, remember to reserve some of you pasta water to loosen up the noodles in the last step of the recipe.

Warm Fennel Dip

This Warm Fennel Dip recipe is an updated take on warm artichoke dip. It can be made parve or, even better, you can make it dairy with lots of Parmesan cheese. Serve it piping hot with a bread, cracker or chip of your choice.

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Cooking With Joy: Argentinian Brisket With...

 

April 23rd 2015

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By now you have noticed that Evergreen is where I do most of my shopping, especially for meat. Since I am there pretty often, I have built up a relationship with many of the managers. AJ is my go to guy. He will often ask me “what’s on the menu this week?” or “I’m waiting for samples”. This week when he looked in my shopping cart he saw that I had a first cut brisket. He told me to put it back and to take a second cut instead. I was hesitant at first, but listened to his reasoning. AJ said that second cut brisket is a fattier piece of meat which makes for a softer more flavorful roast. When I have bought brisket in the past I have only bought first cut, thinking it was superior. It is all in a person’s taste; however, I soon found out that I in fact agree with AJ. This recipe turned out AMAZING using the second cut.  Let me know in the comments below which cut you prefer, but first let me tell you how the rest of the recipe went!

This recipe is very easy to prep. I combined the paprika, cumin, salt, oregano, garlic powder and cayenne, and then rubbed it onto the meat while my pan was heating up. I love searing meat (I know I have said that before), and love how it seals in the flavor of the spices. After searing, I transferred the meat to a pot to put in the oven and poured the beef broth and red wine vinegar over it. Like I said, it was very easy to prep. I was really wondering how interesting this brisket could possibly turn out. It was really nothing fancy, just some spices and broth and into the oven. Well as I am sure you could imagine, the meat basting in the broth and its own juices in addition to the spices for a few hours made for an incredible result! The gravy from the pan was good enough to drink with a straw!

Next came the chimichurri prep. At first when I tasted it alone it was very vinegary, but when we tasted it together with the meat it made a lot of sense.  The tang from the vinegar mellowed when eaten together with the meat. Hubs and I enjoyed this recipe very much and the kids ate the meat happily sans the chimichurri.

Argentinian Brisket with Chimichurri

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DRESS IT DOWN Pulled Argentina Brisket and Rice

 Note: This blog series, Cooking With Joy, is meant to be a companion to the Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller cookbook.  Most of the full recipes are only available in the cookbook.


 

6 Unexpected Asparagus Recipes

 

April 22nd 2015

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Is it really finally Spring?

After this cold, snowy Winter, I am really enjoying watching the tulips start to bloom.  We need to get some color back in our life.

Summer will bring us the rainbow with blueberries and raspberries and peaches and plums, but it all starts in Spring with strawberries and mangos and lots of Asparagus.

It’s the little things that get us excited over here at JOY of KOSHER, so we are celebrating Spring with 6 unexpected Asparagus recipes.  Sure you can just steam them, but that is boring.  You can grill or roast them and we do that all the time, but if you are looking for a change or get a big tub of Asparagus in your CSA and don’t know what to do, we really love to wrap them.

Lamb Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Oh, yeah, we went there.  Wrap your asparagus with some incredibly flavorful kosher lamb bacon or if you can’t get that go ahead and use pastrami.  The flavor is elevated even more with a brown sugar topping in these Lamb Bacon Wrapped Asparagus.  A must try.

Crispy California Asparagus Straws

You can also go dairy with these Crispy California Asparagus Straws wrapped in puff pastry and sprinkled with parm.  Perfect make ahead for your next Brunch. (Can you say Shavuot?)

Ever wonder what else you can do with wonton wrappers?  Try wrapping them around asparagus and pan frying them.  For a little added flavor spread some spicy mustard on before you wrap for these unbelievable Fried Asparagus Rolls, just make sure to make an extra batch, they go fast.

Going a little lighter for our Spring picnics is also a good idea and that is when these Asparagus Spring Rolls With Sweet Red Chili Dipping Sauce come in for the perfect waist watching choice that does not skimp on flavor.

Now that we’ve wrapped and rolled you can take it easy with an Asparagus and Smoked Salmon Sandwich.  Pack this gorgeous baguette in your brown bag and watch everyone else covet.

Green Bean and Asparagus Fries

Last, but not least go ahead and turn them into fries!!  Just a dusting of panko and a roast in the oven and you can have Asparagus Fries With Dipping Sauce any day you want.

Hope you enjoyed all our unexpected recipes.  If you can’t get your kids to eat asparagus with one of them then you never will, but that’s okay more for us :) .

Note: Some kosher authorities do not allow the use of the tips of green asparagus, but do allow white asparagus, all these recipes would work with white asparagus.

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6 Unexpected Asparagus Recipes - Get ready to Wrap and Roll and Crunch!


 

A Special Israeli Menu for Yom Haatzmaut

 

April 22nd 2015

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Every year my synagogue has a big program to celebrate Yom Haatzamut.  The night the holiday begins all the men get together and enjoy a free BBQ.  I am sure it is not only for men, but in my circle the wives stay home with the kids and the men gorge themselves on steak.  Don’t worry we girls have plenty of nights out.  Anyways, the next day the families all come together after school for bounce houses, face painting and mediocre food.  I know I admit to being a food snob, but I would rather make my own.  Despite the busy day I like to have something special to celebrate Israel, be it Israeli flavors and/or blue and white desserts and/or something grilled to celebrate like they do in Israel.  Here is what I have in store this year.

shawarma carrots roasted

I love the flavors of Shawarma so much that I can eat it on anything, but I really love it on roasted carrots.  Try this recipe and go ahead and grill some boneless, skinless chicken thighs coated with the same seasoning to serve along with it.  I am eating light these days, so I’ll stick to the carrots.  You can also make it like the salad above if you prefer, Shwarma Chicken Salad.

Serve the chicken and/or carrots with your favorite lentils, I like Beluga, but you an choose.  Here is a great Lentil Salad recipe you can try.  Don’t forget to serve with some Tahini.

Braised and Raw Kale

I also like to add in some lemony kale aside the chicken, carrots and lentils, now we have a complete yummy meal that celebrates Israel and is good for our bodies.

I will probably just enjoy some mint and lemon in my water as special homage to Israel’s Limonana, but you could try one of these Limonana inspired treats or go real crazy with this Tahini Cake – just top with blueberries instead of raspberries so you can show some Blue and White spirit.

Happy Israel Day!


 

Get In Your Greens On Earth Day

 

April 21st 2015

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Earth Day is tomorrow, April 22nd, and it’s the perfect day to appreciate the amazing food that comes from the earth. This year is the 45th anniversary of the first Earth Day and the theme is “it’s our turn to lead”. Take tomorrow to think about how you can lead the food revolution and add in more greens and less processed foods into your diet. Whether its crunchy kale and green beans or green tea leaves and mint, you can taste so many different flavors when you eat food that comes directly from the ground. On this Earth Day, I thought it would be fun to give you a days worth of green dishes. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack, you can go green all day.

Breakfast:

A Healthy Green Smoothie is a great way to start off your Earth Day! This smoothie is made of 5 simple ingredients, one of which is ice. 4 cups of spinach is what makes this smoothie green and a cup of diced pineapples adds a sweet, yet tart taste. Add some Greek yogurt and almond milk and you have the perfect combination of fruits, vegetable and protein, which makes for a delicious smoothie.

Lunch:

Start off lunch with a refreshing Iced Green Tea With Mint.  By adding a little bit of honey, your tea will be sweet and don’t forget the touch of mint. Pair your green tea with a Shaved Mustard Green Salad alongside a Red, White and Green Grilled Cheese. This jazzed up grilled cheese recipe adds onions, tomatoes and spinach to make it full of healthy “from-the-earth” ingredients. The recipe serves 4, but you can also double or even triple the recipe so invite over your family and friends. Also, you bake it in the oven instead of frying it so no need to worry about having enough room in the frying pan!!

Dinner:

For dinner, start off with a Beans and Greens Soup, featured in the main image. This soup is a gorgeous way to get in your spinach greens and cannellini beans. Next, have your breakfast for dinner with Kale and Potato Hash With Fried Egg. This recipe uses the goodness of kale as the base and then you add potatoes and spices and top it with a perfectly fried egg. The recipe is super simple and you can add some spice with cumin and chili powder if you would like. Finally, for dessert, try my favorite Green Tea Ice Cream. I got introduced to green tea ice cream when I was in elementary school and it was love at first lick.

Snack:

I’m sure there is no way you thought I would forget about a snack. These Tahini Sesame Kale Chips are perfect to take to the park or any of the outdoor settings you may be heading out to. The tang of lime and the nutty-flavored tahini is a delicious combination. This crunchy kale makes for an amazing snack.


 

Israel is 67 – Time To Celebrate!

 

April 20th 2015

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I always know how old the modern state of Israel is since it was born in 1948, the same year as my dear daddy, making them both 67 this year (he should be healthy and happy until 120!).  Called Yom HaAtzmaut in Hebrew, Israeli Independence Day, marks the establishment of the modern state of Israel. It is observed on or near the 5th day of the Hebrew calendar month of Iyar, which falls out this year on April 23, 2015.

This will be our 3rd Yom HaAtzmaut since we made Aliyah to Israel in August 2012 and we have the custom of celebrating it with the Chashmonain Gellers (my brother- and sister-in-law and their kids) not to be confused with the Ramat Beit Shemesh Gellers (that’s us!).  Like most Israelis we spend the afternoon having  a good ‘ol fashioned BBQ in some fabulous sprawling Israeli park.  Our first year we went to Tel Aviv, our 2nd year Jerusalem, this year we are still in planning mode.

But it’s never too early to plan the menu.

I’m thinking this year, I want to dress up the “hot dogs” a bit and go all Italian meets Israeli with Beef Sausage and Pepper Rolls and Limonana aka Fresh Mint Lemonade.

There are many different terms for this type of sandwich depending on which region of the United States a person in from; submarine or sub, hoagie, hero, grinder, bomber, torpedo, poorboy, blimpie and wedge.  In Philly we called it Sausage and Peppers so that’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it.

In Israel we get fresh lachmaniot – soft, crusty rolls – and grill hot dogs (for the kids) and some American beef sausages (for the adults).  The onions and peppers are seasoned simply with a splash of balsamic and dash of S + P.  Perfect served with watermelon slices and Fresh Mint Lemonade for a refreshing contrast to the heaviness of the sausage and peppers.

Happy Israeli Independence Day!!!

Check out the Beef Sausage and Pepper Rolls here and Fresh Mint Lemonade here

Beef Sausage and Pepper Rolls


 

Week {25} Recipes

 

April 19th 2015

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Now that we are back to “normal” pantry’s how is everyone settling in? This week sounds SO Delicious!

enJOY!

 

Triple Layer Blueberry Mousse Cake  (for Israel’s day, but not so easy)

Oven Roasted Falafel

Rosemary Roasted Chickpeas

Simple Baked Salmon with Sauce

Sweet and Spicy Chili 

Mandarin Spinach Salad with Chicken

Warm Chicken and Lentil Salad

Turmeric Rice


 

Week {24} Recipes

 

April 17th 2015

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Back to chametz! With a whole hag of chametz free food I still didn’t get to try all the recipes I wanted to! I guess they get saved for next year or I’ll sneak them in ;)

Baked Chipotle Crisped Chicken

Beet Pepperoni Pizza

Healthy Samboosak Stuffed with Chickpeas

Tuna Salad with Chickpeas and Fresh Dill

Simple Poached Salmon

Simple Beer Basted Chicken

Simple Asian Beef Salad

Simple Spelt Pancakes

Chive Biscuits