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How grilling fruit can light up your barbecue and your life
by Jaime Bender for FromtheGrapevine
Sweeten the BBQ deal with some brilliant recipes that put fruit front and center.
As a society, we’ve got grilling meat and veggies down to a science. But grilling fruit? That takes a little getting used to. Luckily, there are plenty of fruits that hold up well when cooked this way, along with some lovely recipes from our Israeli Kitchen that showcase grilled fruit in all the right ways. So what are you waiting for? Time to put something a little sweeter on the barbie.
How to make falafel in the microwave
By Sarah F. Berkowitz for FromtheGrapevine
All you need is a mug to prepare these delicious, protein-packed falafel balls.
Today, we present to you the impossible: delicious, protein-rich Mediterranean falafel balls, made in under two minutes in your microwave!
I honestly thought it couldn’t be done, but I’m game to try just about anything. And look at that – it worked. I’m not a fan of fried food, but I’ve tried baked falafel balls and they were just too dry. And I can honestly say now that I’ll take my falafel microwaved any day. This falafel hack worked for me, and I’m thrilled to be able to share it with anyone who wants to avoid fried foods, or is limited to microwave cooking.
Tablet Magazine's 100 Most Jewish Foods List
Tablet Magazine writers, and famous Jews (Yotam Ottolenghi, Michael Wex, Daphne Merkin, Joan Nathan, and many more), tell their favorite Jewish foods. See why Liel Leibovitz says Sabich is #1. For schmaltz fans, it's up there. Babka, Bagels, Blintzes, Bialys, Borscht, Bristket (and that's just the B's), Sofritos, Seltzer, Did your favorite Jewish food* make the list?
Editorial note from JVN's Judy: Yes, my 3 favorites, Chopped Liver, Brisket, and Black & Whites, made the cut.
Roasted Beet, Clementine & Avocado Salad
by Gloria Kobrin for Kosher By Gloria
Any time of year is a great time for this tasty salad
Sweet beets, tangy clementines, and creamy avocados tossed with lemon vinaigrette make a wonderful salad combination.This Roasted Beet, Clementine and Avocado Salad is how you eat healthy without forsaking flavor!
Add some toasted pine nuts or sliced almonds if you like a little crunch! Add some goat cheese if you want to make this into lunch!
Kushari - a Dish from Egypt
* 1 cup rice
* 1 cup macaroni pasta
* 1 cup brown lentils
* 2 tbsp. oil
* 1 onion, chopped finely
* 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
* 2 cups tomato sauce
* ½ -1 tsp pepper flakes
* salt and pepper, to taste
* oil for frying
* 1 onion, sliced thinly
* salt and pepper, to taste
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