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A Tu B’Shevat Recipe That Brings the World Together

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 12:00am

 

This recipe is featured in Jvillage Network's Tu B'Shevat Guide. For more articles, recipes, crafts, and ideas, visit here. 
 

 

By Joan Nathan for Tablet Magazine 


This quinoa salad combines Andean grains with Asian fruit to make a colorful vegan medley for the holiday


On my most recent visit to San Francisco, I ate a symphony of persimmons. At Chez Panisse, Alice Waters’ famed shrine to local food in Berkeley, the bright-orange fruit was shaved paper-thin over salads, pureed with sugar, eggs, and cream to make the perfect persimmon pudding, and served whole in a copper bowl to be easily plucked for a fresh and delicious dessert. At Hardwater, a Bourbon bar opened by chef Charles Phan of The Slanted Door fame, I ate crispy Brussels sprouts coated with a persimmon and mustard jam. While at Greens Restaurant, a wonderful vegetarian eatery started by Jewish chef and now cookbook author Deborah Madison, I ate the best quinoa salad I have ever tasted, served with—you got it—persimmons.

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In Israel, it’s knafeh that takes the cake

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 12:00am
By Jessica Halfin for Israel21c


As the sweet, sticky, cheesy treat has entered contemporary cuisine, knafeh is open to interpretation by home cooks, restaurant chefs and hipsters.


In South Tel Aviv, in a gentrified historical neighborhood called Florentin, British immigrant Dean Essa recently opened a new culinary hangout, Kanafanji.

It may look like a hip espresso bar, but Kanafanji specializes in knafeh (also spelled “kanafeh”), an Arabic dessert made with shredded vermicelli-like pastry noodles (kadaif) moistened with clarified butter, covered with crumbles of sheep or goat cheese and seared on both sides until golden. Before serving, the knafeh is showered in spiced heavy syrup.

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Warm yourself this winter with Israel’s favorite hot milk drink… and win a cookbook

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 12:00am
Israel21c
 

In the second in our Tayim cooking videos, our chef shows you in less than a minute how to cook the warming Mideast beverage, sachlav. Share the video and you could win a great Israeli cookbook!
 

First we started with donuts, now we teach you how to make the popular Middle East hot milk beverage – sachlav – in the second cooking video of our new Tayim (tasty) series.

In less than a minute, 21see’s Tayim videos teach you how to make classic Israeli dishes in your own kitchen.

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SHEET PAN CHICKEN A L’ORANGE

Mon, 12/24/2018 - 12:00am
Jamie Geller for JoyofKosher


Orange flavored chicken is a classic combination for a reason. Mix up the citrus, add some extra sweetness, and your chicken will be delicious every time. Roasting the chicken on a sheet pan achieves succulent, crispy chicken with the perfect glaze. 

Make this chicken recipe as part of our 1-hour shabbat menu with Quinoa Pilaf and Kohlrabi and Fennel Slaw. 

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CORN FLAKE CRUMB BAKED CHICKEN

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 12:00am
TAMAR GENGER MA, RD for JoyofKosher 


This was my grandmother's recipe for breaded baked chicken, she called Southern "Fried" chicken, she dipped in oil, I dipped in egg whites. I added the honey for a little sweetness. It is very simple and reheats well.


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Crockpot Beef Barley Mushroom Soup Recipe

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 12:00am
BY LIZ RUEVEN for The Nosher on MyJewishLearning


This gently seasoned beef and barley mushroom soup is a cold weather classic. The simple ingredients come together to form a comforting, glistening and nutritious dish that will fill your home with aromas like what you remember from grandma’s kitchen.


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Jam-Filled Challah Doughnuts

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 12:00am
From Bon Appetit

 

This recipe is featured in Jvillage Network's Hanukkah Guide. For more articles, recipes, crafts, and ideas, visit here. 
 

 

For Hanukkah, Michael Solomonov, chef at Zahav in Philadelphia, PA, makes these doughnuts. "One year my staff and I realized that with tweaking, our challah dough has all the characteristics of really good doughnut batter. Now this version inevitably makes an appearance on our Hanukkah menu at Zahav. When we fill them with fresh quince paste, it’s the classiest jelly doughnut." If your jam is too thick, a few pulses in a food processor will loosen it up—no need to add water.

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Cauliflower Latkes

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 12:00am
BY GIORA SHIMONI for The spruce Eats

This recipe is featured in Jvillage Network's Hanukkah Guide. For more articles, recipes, crafts, and ideas, visit here. 
 


For a change from traditional Potato Pancakes, try these Cauliflower Latkes for Hanukkah, Passover, or as a side dish for winter meals. We also like to add steamed and mashed broccoli to the pancake batter. If you use a whole head of cauliflower and broccoli, just remember to double the rest of the ingredients. 

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Beth El is raising funds for a new playground?

Beth El is getting a new playground!  If you would like to donate towards this very worthy project, simply send your donations to Beth El Hebrew Congregation and notate "Playground."  If you donate on line, the playground fund is first on the list!

 

Lifelong Learning

Wednesdays during the school year
@ 7:00 PM
See calendar for exact dates and subjects

 

ALIVE!

For more information about ALIVE! go to alive-inc.org.

Upcoming Events

 

We have a very special service January 18 at 7:30 p.m. in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. and his heroic work.

We will be joined by our talented 5th grade class and singer-songwriter, LEA.

Trivia Night

Come for a fast and fun night of trivia, food and comaraderie on Saturday, March 2, 2019, 6:00 pm, at Beth El.  Adults and teens (7th grade and up) can play!  The cost is $35 per person (includes: dinner and participation), BYOB.  Bring cash to buy optional extra chits to help your table become the champion!  Separate, supervised Kids Night Out - $10 per child (6th grade and younger; includes casual dinner, movie & games).  RSVP: by Monday, February 18, Advance Ticket Sales Only. Register here  Questions: Contact Anne Levy, [email protected]  Proceeds will go to the Beth El Playground Fund.

Please sign up for Ushering at Beth El for Friday Night Services ​

This is a great opportunity to see and meet fellow congregants.Please use the link to sign up:

 

Support During Shutdown                         

As the frustrating government shutdown drags on, we extend our sympathies during this anxious time for you and your family. While Beth El Hebrew Congregation is not a direct service provider, we can offer temporary dues relief until the shutdown has ended. We hope this resource list can be an asset during this difficult time and pray for an immediate resolution:

 

What Furloughed Workers Need to Know About Filing for Unemployment Benefits: https://tinyurl.com/yd3v7w29

A Furloughed Federal Employee’s Guide to Filing for Unemployment: https://tinyurl.com/y9qltsjt

U.S. Office of Personnel Management Furlough Guidance: tps://tinyurl.com/y8sg3mum

Alexandria Center for Economic Support: https://tinyurl.com/yd66o7mj

Coordinated Services Fairfax County: https://tinyurl.com/y8f9e4vg

Local Restaurants Offering Free or Discounted Meals and More: https://tinyurl.com/ybmozmt3

 

                  


 

There are activities, meetings, services and seminars at Beth El each week, ranging from service opportunities to Jewish learning and education, drawing members and guests from throughout the Washington, D.C. area.

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