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Doughnut Season

Recommendations on non-jelly donuts are welcome too!

Anyone have an answer or guess as to why jelly donuts have become the default Hanukah donuts?

Dec 10, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Thanksgiving menus please

The recipe I use is super easy because it's in fours:
*4 cans of corn (2 kernels, 2 creamed)
*4 eggs
*4 Tbs flour
*4 Tbs milk (or plain non-dairy milk)
*4 tsp sugar (optional)
*spices to taste (I learned the recipe with just salt, but I like a bit of cumin or Old Bay)

Stir together in a bowl. Pour into a lightly oiled 9x13 and cook at 375 until the top is just golden brown and a knife in the middle comes out almost clean.

I have added cheddar cheese and bell peppers with the cumin and salt, if the meal is dairy and it is delightful. I've never tried, but I imagine chopped scallions would be too.

Nov 27, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher

What Kind of Shabbat Meal Host/ess Gifts Do You Like to Receive?

What is going on in your house that it takes 48 hours to acclimate to?

Nov 26, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher
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Pareve Mushroom Soup

It's too bad that the recipe doesn't specify what type of miso paste to use. There are a number of flavors. The lighter ones are relatively sweeter and the darker ones are more savory and saltier.

Nov 17, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher

GMO

Captainnima originally posted this on the kosher board. I agree the topic is not related to kosher laws (kashrut), which is why I had asked the question before the thread was moved.

Nov 12, 2014
CloggieGirl in General Topics

kosherfest 2014

Did you actually get to try the Mikee Mac? I've never had a pareve product that featured cheese as a flavor that wasn't awful.

Nov 12, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher

GMO

Is this conversation ever going to circle around to kashrut?

Nov 10, 2014
CloggieGirl in General Topics

GMO

Also, tomatoes aren't allowed to ripen fully because they would end up in grocery stores as a bruised mess.

Nov 10, 2014
CloggieGirl in General Topics

Kosher Recipes

What are you looking to cook? A lot of non-kosher recipes can be easily adapted to suit kosher restrictions.

Nov 10, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher
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Matjes herring

Whose hashgacha? I'd done some Googling in the recent past and found nothing indicating that any IKEA food products.

As for chilling, I'm just fine. There had been a number of people posting responses without realizing it was a kosher board when Phreddy posted. Since Phreddy isn't a regular kosher poster, I was clarifying in case he hadn't noticed.

Nov 06, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Portable, not easily spoilable and festive

I think this is the right idea. You never know if there will be problems with the flight or if you'll end up having to check your luggage at the gate or who knows what.

Nov 04, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher

polly-o cheddar/mozzarella twists-OUD

I wasn't looking for something gourmet. I was looking for something with any sort of cheddar flavor. This was more like the regular string cheese with annatto coloring.

Oct 31, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Dairy Friday night...

Yes. That would be awesome. Considering it will already be full of sweetness, that French toast would probably do better with marmalade or jam than maple syrup. Then again, I always adore the combination of chocolate and orange.

Oct 31, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher

polly-o cheddar/mozzarella twists-OUD

I tried them and was rather underwhelmed by the cheddar part.

Oct 30, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Dairy Friday night...

Burritos. This is my solution for clashing food preferences/needs and people always love it. Best of all, some of the prep can be done between candlelighting and dinner such as veggie chopping and cheese grating. This means you can eat veggies with your dinner since the meal, as it stands, is starch with some cheese. My DH's preferences run like your brother's so I sympathize, despite having gotten him to branch out over time.

Oct 28, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Matjes herring

Phreddy, this is a kosher board. The IKEA brand is definitely not kosher and different Costcos carry different brands in different parts of the country.

My knowledge of herring comes from the Netherlands where matjes refers to any brined herring that has been filleted with the tail still intact. THey're usually packed in a barrel, from which they are sold. Since being in NYC, I have seen chopped pieces of herring from a jar referred to as matjes as well, so you may run into confusion.

That said, you can order herring in wine sauce from Acme (OU supervised and all my fish-loving friends love them) from here: http://www.acmesmokedfish.com/herring.... If you're able to get to Brooklyn on Friday mornings, you can go directly to the warehouse to buy and I think buy at bulk rate. Either way, I'd suggest contacting them to figure out exactly what you're looking for. I doubt they'll share their recipes but at least point you in the right direction.

Oct 25, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Thanksgiving weekend NY?

They don't have anything on their calendar, so it's worth a shot. I went on a retreat there in the dead of winter and it was still a beautiful place to visit. Thanksgiving is good because there will still be plenty of goats to play with, which might be more of a draw for me than others.

Oct 22, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Mevushal wine pairing for cajun spiced food?

I'm guessing the wine will first be used for kiddush and then the rest of the bottle enjoyed as an option with the meal. That said, if kiddush is not a factor, I'd go with beer too. Something packed with hops or a brown ale to cut the heat a bit. Then again, these are the types of beers I always go for.

Tishbi's emerald Riesling is excellent and would pair well with the food.

Oct 13, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Vegetable dishes for sukkot and beyond

Veggie quiches are always popular. Roasted butternut squash with a wild rice-dried cranberry stuffing, maybe with some sliced mushrooms.

Oct 07, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Gardein: Beefless Strips- review

I aim for that when I make seitan but I lack the forearms to be particularly effective.

Oct 07, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Gardein: Beefless Strips- review

That stuff is outstanding. I put it in salad dressings that confirmed lettuce-haters love.

Oct 07, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Need menu help

Oh my, that is a specific meat.

Oct 07, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Wasabi Peas and Roasted Soy beans for Succos recipes

Crush the peas a bit before adding them to the soup, so you get less heat in each bite. Also, I usually find them to be harder than soup croutons and have a hard time imagining that I would enjoy biting into them while eating soup. It should be noted that I despise baked goods with chunks of nuts in them for the same reason.

Oct 05, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Gardein: Beefless Strips- review

I think they're great too. They definitely need some sort of strongly flavored sauce. I had them with something subtle and the flavor was just meh. I also haven't eaten beef in over 15 years, so I'm not one to judge fake meats' authenticity.

Oct 01, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Gift for Sukkah Dinner

Wow. I grew up in a place where you could buy wine and hard liquor at any corner store, like a civilized person, and thought NY state was strict.

Sep 29, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Gift for Sukkah Dinner

Without knowing more about the couple, I think a bottle of mevushal wine is your best bet. Non-food items would actually be tricky because there are issues of halacha regarding accepting items that won't be used during the yom tov. Wine has a clear use and will probably be very helpful since they have guests and many kiddushes to make. Unless you know otherwise, it's good to assume that they prefer to serve mevushal wine. While they might be able to make excellent use of other food items during yom tov, it can get tricky if you don't know how they hold on issues like pas yisroel or cholov yisroel or specific heckshers.

Sep 29, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher

kosher red thai curry paste

Can you post a pic of the container? The only thing I could find after a quick search was 'TasteS of Asia' which does not carry curry paste. I also saw something made by Maggi that has 'Taste of Asia' written on it but could not find a kashrut confirmation for that one.

A friend of mine was kind enough to bring back 3 huge tubs of red, yellow, and green Thai curry pastes by Mae Ploy from Israel. It should be noted that:1) The packages are huge and the paste so concentrated that you should really just pick one and it will last a long time. 2) The paste is in a vacuum-sealed bag inside a plastic tub, which looks like a bomb on airport security scanners, so be prepared to answer some additional questions. My friend had no idea what the stuff was, so he had to rely on being a polite Canadian with a brilliant smile and solid command of Hebrew.

Sep 29, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Is there a decent store bought or packaged honey cake?

I'd say 'Sue Sez' but I imagine they're already closed. Sing Sing market on Columbus and 96th in Manhattan carries their stuff. I don't know where you are, so I don't know how helpful that is.

I've yet to find any good purchased honey cakes, but I'm not a fan of them to begin with.

Sep 24, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher

The color of the exterior of the pomegrantes this year

Maybe a different varietal did particularly well this year. I bought one from a street vendor and it's a lovely reddish magenta.

Sep 24, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher

12 Year Old Frum Boy on Chopped

It has been discussed before and the conversation took a turn for the worse. I, for one, would like to avoid a repeat.