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  • Deconstructing the latke: A user’s guide

    6 days ago

    Latkes, doughnuts and fritters — in Jewish homes, everyone’s frying this month, much as we have been for the last 2,000 years or so. Frankly, you’ve got to love a religion that actually encourages you to eat deep-fried foods — especially with sour cream!

    All Jewish festivals have...

  • Grilled cheese latkes

    6 days ago

    This recipe originally appeared on Kosher in the Kitch.

    Ingredients:

    • 16 oz. shredded potatoes (about 3 1/2 cups)
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 T flour
    • 2 scallions chopped up
    • Salt
    • Pepper
    • Sliced muenster cheese
    • Spicy Mayo for serving
    • Chopped Scallions for serving
    ...
  • Vayeshev: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Stew

    1 week ago

    This post originally appeared on Neesh Noosh.

    In Vayeshev, Jacob returns to his home to “settle.” But, there is not any internal or external settling for him. Jacob’s sons are upset by the arrogance of his favorite son, Joseph. The brothers strip Joseph of the elaborate tunic...

  • Make your Chanukah party one for the ages with these recipes

    By Judy Zeidler

    2 weeks ago

    Chanukah is not just for children, but usually they have most of the fun. They open presents, light candles during the eight days of the holiday and get more than their share of cookies and potato latkes. Our Chanukah party will be shared by four generations this year because our...

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  • Lights, Camera … Latkes

    By Elana Horwich

    2 weeks ago

    [Video below!]

    It’s easy to look like a frizzy-haired sweaty mess while cooking on camera. The studio lights beam into my eyes, the stove burners and ovens heat up the kitchen. And because the audience of the videos I am shooting will not be able to actually taste the latkes and...

  • Sfenj: Tough to pronounce, easy to eat

    By David Suissa

    2 weeks ago

    This recipe is my little Chanukah gift to all my Ashkenazi friends, who never got to wake up on Sunday mornings in Casablanca to the smell of the world’s greatest doughnuts — my mother’s sfenj. You won’t find these hot, doughy marvels at Krispy Kreme or any of those trendy new...

  • Vayishlach: Wrestling to Righteousness

    2 weeks ago

    This post originally appeared on Neesh Noosh.

    In Vayishlach, Jacob wrestles with an unknown force in the night. At dawn, Jacob’s foe wants to leave. But, before letting him go, Jacob  demands a blessing from him. He replies by asking Jacob his name and responds, “your name shall...

  • Vayetzei: Sunset to Sunrise

    3 weeks ago

    This post originally appeared on Neesh, Noosh.

    In Vayetzei, we read that Jacob leaves Beer-sheva at sunset to travel to Laban’s house. Jacob is at Laban’s house for 20 years, during which time he faces many challenges and uncertainties that shroud his life in darkness. After the...

  • Toldot: Negotiating for Lentil Stew and More

    November 21, 2014 | 2:05 pm

    This post originally appeared on Neesh Noosh.

    Toldot shows us the darker dynamics that can occur between loved ones, especially when one negotiates in less-than-transparent ways. Rebecca and Jacob’s prayers for a child are answered with the birth of her non-identical twin boys,...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 14, 2014 | 1:33 pm

    There isn’t much to say about Cherry Tomato. I’m sure you all know and love it, whether it is part of a dish or a healthy snack. The small-sized tomatoes are believed to go all the way back to Aztec Mexico in the 15th century. The Santorini Cherry Tomatoes were used in Greece in...

  • Lech Lecha: From dark to light

    October 31, 2014 | 2:32 pm

    This post originally appeared on Neesh Noosh.

    Lech Lecha tells the story of the birth of the Jewish people through Avraham’s prophecy.  God tells Avram, “I will bless you and make you a great nation.”  As Diane Bloomfieldtaught this week about Lech Lecha, “God is bringing in a...

  • Bereshit: Creation and stewardship

    October 16, 2014 | 2:46 pm

    This post originally appeared on "Neesh Noosh."

    We start again this Shabbat at the beginning with Bereshit. The universe is created out of nothingness by God. “The earth being unformed and void, with darkness over the surface of the deep and a wind from God sweeping over the...

  • Simchat Torah: 7 Rounds

    October 14, 2014 | 2:51 pm

    This post originally appeared on Neesh Nosh.

    We end and we begin. With the ending of the holiday of Shmini Atzeret, we beginSimchat Torah (Rejoicing of the Torah) which celebrates the completion of the year-long reading of the Torah. And, then we begin anew with a celebration of...

  • How to Make Chicken Soup With Matzo Balls [Video]

    By Elana Horwich

    September 18, 2014 | 9:00 am

     

    Watch my step by step tutorial that I filmed for Salted! TV on  How to make the Perfect Matzo Ball Soup.  Salted! TV is an amazing new online platform that teaches people how to cook.

     

    Wanna take cooking classes with me? Go to MealandaSpiel.com. If you would...

  • Recipe: The time of year to get your fill of kreplach

    By Judy Zeidler

    September 17, 2014 | 1:08 pm

    I am always impressed by the fact that food plays such an important role during the holiest of Jewish holidays, and kreplach — dough wrapped around meat and boiled, fried or baked — is certainly one of these dishes. Traditionally, it is served between Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New...

  • How to make the best round challah: All you need is love

    By Elana Horwich

    September 17, 2014 | 11:39 am

    Every year on Rosh Hashanah, I make challah. And year after year, everyone tells me they’ve never had this kind of challah. 

    I could never understand what made my challah so unique — it’s round and has raisins and honey, just like all Rosh Hashanah challahs. I send people home...

  • Spicy summer steak and potato salad

    August 5, 2014 | 1:31 pm

    Grilling season is still in its prime. Take those leftover steaks and turn them into this quick and delicious cold summer salad. Another bonus? It's a one plate meal!

    Ingredients:

    1 pound Grilled steak

    12 small red potatoes

    2 – 3 cloves of garlic, to taste

    2 Tablespoons...

  • “Young and Hungry” consultant, Gabi Moskowitz, tackles Kosher cooking

    July 30, 2014 | 10:52 am

    Much of Gabi Moskowitz’s career path reflects the current plugged-in, hyper-technological times we live in. And yet her experience is also rooted in a particularly traditional Jewish-American experience. 

    The food blogger, cookbook author and executive consultant to “Young &...

  • “Doctored Up” Trader Joe’s GF Brownies with Sea Salt

    By Elana Horwich

    July 14, 2014 | 12:40 pm

    Who knew that the best brownies in the world would.….

        1. come from a box (or in this case a bag).

        2. take 5 minutes and zero brain power.

        3. be gluten free.

        4. all be bought with a one stop shop at Trader Joes for under ten bucks!?!

     

    These are “doctored...

  • Perfect chocolate chip cookies for the 4th of July

    June 30, 2014 | 2:55 pm

    One of my favorite recipes to bake is chocolate chip cookies. I remember my sister and I watching my mom bake them and we would help her drop the cookies onto the cookie sheets. Over the years I mastered the Toll House recipe she used to make and could make it from memory.  

    Then...

  • No Dairy Parve Skinny Sundae [Video Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    May 15, 2014 | 12:05 pm

    Eating a sundae doesn’t necessarily need to be bad for you. What if you made a sundae that actually made you stronger? Here’s one with lots of nutrients in it.

    Shopping List

    • Coconut Bliss Coconut Milk Ice Cream - Natural or Vanilla Flavor
    • Sunflower Seed Butter or...
  • My Charoset Live on KTLA: Video + Recipe

    By Elana Horwich

    April 8, 2014 | 9:00 am

    Watch me make "the best charoset in the world." Yes, that's what I said live on television with the KTLA 5 Morning News. What chutzpah!

    Watch me Live on KTLA here!

     

    Charoset (pronounced cHa-roset, with an almost silent “c” like cHa-nnuka) is the delicious chopped fruit,...

  • Little Italian Potato Sticks with Rosemary and Thyme [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    April 2, 2014 | 9:00 am

    These are kind of like french fries except one, they aren’t fried, and two, I am choosing not to give the French credit for them. There is no political or historical reasoning behind that decision.

    This is not because only a generation and a half ago, basically after two...

  • L.A.‘s Jewish food scene keeps on trucking

    March 12, 2014 | 12:57 pm

    In the years since the food-truck scene took off in Los Angeles, nearly every culinary niche has been represented. Jewish food and kosher specialties have been finding their way to eager, hungry crowds in new corners of the city via the Canter’s Truck, the Reuben Truck, The Kosher...

  • Celebrate Queen Esther with chocolate

    By Judy Zeidler

    March 12, 2014 | 11:50 am

    Queen Esther, the heroine of the Purim tale, was quite a woman. Not only did she outwit the evil Haman and save the entire Jewish population of Persia, she did it all as a vegetarian. According to tradition, when she moved into the palace, she became quite a party girl but limited...

  • Spiced Nut and Cheese Hamantashen - Gluten Free Option [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    March 11, 2014 | 9:00 am

    I think I might have created the best Hamantashen ever. Really.

    Basically these hamantashen are like a cheese and prune danish meets a nutty cinnamon rugelach

    Hamantashen cookies are so often not “wowers.” Plain dough filled with jam shaped in a triangle to mimic the...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    February 7, 2014 | 12:30 pm

    This weekend, I would like to present to you the most Israeli taste there is – Bamba!

    Bamba is a peanut butter flavored snack, unlike anything you’ve ever tasted before. There are many types and kinds of that snack, but the original Bamba is manufactured by the Osem corporation...

  • The Real Way To Make Tomato Bruschetta [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    January 29, 2014 | 9:00 am

    Tomato bruschetta, like all Italian staples, comes along with a set of rules. Unfortunately many of these rules are broken regularly even in top establishments. I am going to set it straight. Right here. Right now.

    1. Bruschetta is pronounced broo-SKETTA, not broo-SHETTA.

    2....

  • Broth of a nation

    January 17, 2014 | 2:09 pm

    When you're tired, sick, and grumpy, coughing, sneezing, with a stuffy head and scratchy throat, there's nothing more comforting than a hot, steaming bowl of homemade chicken soup. 

    There must be something to it because chicken soup is common fare worldwide. The poor, who can't...

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