Tonight marks the beginning of Shavuot, the Jewish Holiday Dairy Fress Fest! Below are a few recipes to celebrate — some are the obligatory dairy dishes, and a few are creamy and delicious and NON DAIRY (It's best when everyone get's to join in on the food fun, even those with allergies and those who are lactose. Yes, you get to pig out too!)!
If you don't celebrate the holiday, do you really need a reason to eat tasty appetizers and pasta?
Broccoli Cheddar Bites:
I’m all about the broccoli cheddar combo. I adore all things mini and love nothing more than a great tasting perfectly sized appetizer.
2 heads of broccoli
2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup of cream cheese
1 1/4 cups of bread crumbs
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
Steam broccoli. Once soft, place in large mixing bowl and mash together. Add eggs, cream cheese, 1/4 cup of bread crumbs, salt, pepper, garlic and cayenne pepper. Mix well until combined. Wet your hands and shape the broccoli mixture into balls, about the size of falafel balls/walnuts. (about 1 tablespoon of broccoli mixture) Dip the balls into the remaining bread crumbs, then place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Spray cooking oil on top of balls then bake on 375′ for about 20 to 25 minutes until slightly crispy. Serve several balls on skewers or individually on a platter with a combo of mayo and ketchup on the side.
*Tips&Tricks: You can also use the broccoli mixture to make a quiche. Simply put the mixture in a prepared pie crust and bake for about 45 minutes. Or make mini pies with it! Top pies with bread crumbs and extra shredded cheddar cheese.For those of you cheese lovers, wrap the broccoli mixture around cheddar cubes for a super cheesy filling!
Passover is over. You may now eat bread! Run to the supermarket and get yourself a fresh loaf so you can whip up this delicious treat.
Bread pudding. It’s one of those things that tastes amazing and you assume since it’s that good it must be complicated to make but once I looked it up I realized it’s as easy as making french toast or pancakes, or maybe even easier since once it’s all assembled in the baking pan you throw it in the oven and there is no need to continuously flip the batter!
There are some decadent versions out there but I like to stick with fast and tasty — and this is the basic way to make bread pudding. You can use dairy milk and dairy chocolate or keep it non dairy like I did with soy milk and dark chocolate. (I actually used white chocolate chips and dark chocolate chips since that’s what I had in the kitchen but next time I will use a good quality dark chocolate bar broken up into pieces.)
1 large challah
2 cups soy milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1 cup of chocolate chips or dark chocolate bar broken into pieces
Grease a 9×13 baking pan. Break the challah into small pieces using your hands. Place the challah pieces into the baking pan. Sprinkle the chocolate chips or chocolate pieces on top of the challah, mixing it so it blends with the challah. In a large bowl, combing the milk, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon and brown sugar. Pour the mixture over the challah and chocolate. Press the challah down in the pan so every piece of challah gets coated with the milk mixture. Place in oven and bake on 350 for 30-40 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream, whipped cream or fresh fruit.
You can see more of Nina Safar's recipes by following her on Facebook HERE and at the always fab Kosher In The Kitch!
[Image via Kosher In The Kitch.]
We didn't think we'd be drooling like this today, but then again, whenever we drool this much we don't really expect it — and there's nothing we can do about it!
You HAVE to check out this recipe for Raspberry Balsamic Glazed Chicken from our favorite kosher correspondent, Nina Safar!
1 whole chicken cut into 8 pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt & pepper
1 onion cut into thin slices
3 cloves of garlic diced
1 cup of seedless raspberry jelly
1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar
Oh Nina Safar, how we love that you're always coming to the rescue!!
During this year's Passover, why not make it a little bit easier on your tummy… and enjoy this DELICIOUS gluten-free meal, complete with salad, 'meatballs,' spaghetti (squash), and a FAB dessert!!
Even if you don't observe Passover, this is a meal that anyone could love!!
Check out the amazing how-to from Nina in the video (above)!!!
You can see more of Nina's recipes by following her on Facebook HERE and at the always fab Kosher In The Kitch!
Who wouldn't want mini bite-sized tacos? Mediterranean versions? SWEET dessert versions??
A crazy person!
That's why we have Nina Safar here to help teach us how to make all three kinds!! In the video (above), the lovely Nina lets you in on just how easy it is to make these delicious treats!
So, what are you waiting for?? Preheat that oven for some amazeballs Hamantaschen, and check out the full recipes AFTER THE JUMP!!
Ahhhhh, the holidays!
Food, friends, food, parties, fun, food… so magical! Ha!
You remember last week when we brought you a little somethin' somethin' in the form of Broccoli Cheddar Latkes??
Well we're BACK with two more variations — Butternut Squash and Zucchini Parmesan! More specifically, Nina Safar is here to tell us all about them — so check out the video (above) and then check out the full recipes and a latke extra tips…. AFTER THE JUMP!!