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Summer Barbecue 101: Planning a Healthy Cookout

 

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Summertime is the time when many of our spouses love to don their chef’s apron and light up the barbecue grill to cook outdoors.  Personally, I love it!  I do prepare the foods in the house, the marinades, salads etc.   I set up everything in individual Tupperware containers with seals, so they stay bug-free outdoors, than I let “hubbie” take over!  I am free to enjoy my guests without worrying about the cooking. All the men also love to congregate around the barbecue grill sharing their opinions.

Grilling is a favorite summer cooking technique that enhances the flavor of many dishes, including lean meat, skinless chicken breasts, fish, veggies, and even fruits. Whether you’re already a grill master — or aspiring to become one — you’ll still benefit from using the right grilling utensils. If you are a“newbie”, make sure you have the following equipment on hand before you get started. (clicking on the links will take you to our Amazon store page)


 

15 Vegetarian Recipes for Memorial Day

 

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The newest issue of Joy of Kosher Magazine is out and it’s full of amazing vegetarian recipes.  Memorial Day is coming up, and taking a cue from this month’s issue, I was inspired to find some of our best vegetarian, yet barbecue appropriate recipes perfect for this national day of remembrance.  You’ll notice that every recipe carries the barbecue theme by roasting or grilling some aspect of the dish, providing those classic summer flavors with no need to serve meat.

 


 

The Best Gold’s BBQ Sauce and Giveaway

 

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About 6 years ago, the summer before the release of my first book, I drove to the Gold’s factory and warehouse out on Long Island for the first of many visits.  I was going to meet Steven Gold, a kind man fiercely dedicated to his craft, to discuss a series of cooking videos I was commissioned to do for the OU featuring his products.

About 9 years ago I was the Bride Who Knew Nothing, a newlywed without a clue in the kitchen. Yeah, yeah I know you read that book and know that story but keep reading, this is a new one. Even way back then, when it came to entertaining there was one rule that I lived by and still live by to this day: the 3 Ps.


 

Best of the Web – Memorial Day and Shavuot

 

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This week it is Shavuot and Memorial Day, take a look at the best articles from our site and around the web.


 

Happy Shavuot and Memorial Day!!

 

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Enjoy your long weekend, the overlapping of the American and Jewish holiday this year has its pros and cons.  We are celebrating the pros with all sorts of menu ideas and recipes to celebrate both.

We hope you have enjoyed our many Shavuot menus and have found ways to incorporate cheese into your weekend as a Cheese Plate Appetizer or as a Cheesey Dessert.  We gave you Shavuot wine recommendations and fun gadgets to buy.   Our new friend Michal shared some of the history of the holiday and a slew of Romanian Recipes for us.  Tutorials for making your own Cheesecake and Rolling Blintzes help even the best of us remember what to do.  And don’t forget the Dairy Cocktails.


 

Perfect Potato Salad Recipes

 

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Idaho about you, but my kids love potatoes.  Baked, fried (especially fried), mashed they are easy to please.  But for spring time picnics and summer time barbecues there is nothing like a perfect potato salad. Here are a few different recipes for you to try.

Almond Caper Potato Salad


 

Six Super Slaws

 

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If you are bored by the same old slaw, it’s time to start using your head (of cabbage).  Take stalk of your refrigerator (with broccoli) and root for your favorite vegetable (carrots, parsnips, kohlrabi, and celery root). Here are six super slaws that will satisfy your most selective eater.

Country Coleslaw


 

Memorial Day BBQ Recipes

 

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Here are some mouthwatering recipes for your Memorial Day Barbecue.

Rubs for your meat:


 

Memorial Day Doesn’t Have to Mean Meat &...

 

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For a lighter approach to Memorial Day, try this vegetarian- and dairy-friendly  menu from my friends at EatingWell.com

Heart healthy kosher fish is a great alternative on Memorial Day. These grilled rosemary salmon skewers make a flavorful and sophisticated change from burgers and dogs. If you don’t have a dedicated set of grills for fish, do them indoors in a grill pan or under the broiler.


 

5 Quick & Kosher Desserts Perfect for Summer...

 

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I like summer desserts that are easy to make, portable and versatile. Whether you’re hosting or on the guest list, these non-dairy desserts will win you raves.

Quick & Kosher  Summer Dessert Recipes

What are you making for dessert this Memorial Day? Please let me know by leaving a comment.


 

10 Quick & Kosher Salads & Sides for...

 

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Looking for something to go with all that Memorial Day kosher grilled goodness? Look no further! Here are 10 mix and match salads and sides that will liven up any summer barbecue or picnic.

If you read my kosher grilling tips post, you know that barbecue is hubby’s territory but he does let me help out with salads and sides. With all that kosher meat on the grill you need some green stuff and starches to round out your meals. Not only are the veggies good for you, but adding a variety of parve sides extends your food dollar and makes your event just a tad friendlier for the less carnivorous among us. Now you can certainly buy great kosher salads and kosher prepared side dishes, but if you want to make your own, here are 10 try.


 

Memorial Day and Beyond – Top 10 Tips for...

 

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Memorial Day Weekend is the traditional start of kosher barbecue season.

Memorial Day, when all the dads used to bust out their white belts and white loafers. Thankfully, that tradition seems to have died, but just as mercifully, the other main Memorial Day tradition lives on. Of course, I’m talking about dads dusting off the grill and cooking up some delicious grilled kosher chicken, kosher steak, kosher hot dogs, you name it. Yep, Memorial Day weekend is also the kick off to the summer grilling season (and my birthday weekend). And while I am sure many Moms are just as adept on a grill as the dads (well moms other than myself; women like my friend Anita who do everything in their houses, including taking out the trash!), cooking al fresco seems to be the purview of the male of the species. Perhaps it’s all the fire—very macho. When hubby’s home I’m not even allowed anywhere near the “Q.”