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El Gaucho

You mean NYC is *not* the center of the kosher universe?
Come to think of it, there are 1 or 2 kosher joints in my neck of the woods as well :).
DISCLOSURE: I live in Jerusalem.

2 days ago
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Vegetarian stuffed peppers

I've made stuffed peppers many times. I never prebake --just slice in half as you mentioned -- and they always turn out fine.
I like your stuffing idea. I generally use brown rice, chickpeas & Middle Eastern spicing. Time to try something new :).

Aug 14, 2014
almond tree in Vegetarian & Vegan

kosher street food- Jerusalem and Tel Aviv (esp. Tel Aviv)

I was just there a couple of hours ago & they did indeed have a teudah. It's deep inside the store, so it's not visible outside.

Aug 07, 2014
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Good non-toxic, grain-free things for a puppy who is teething to chew on?

My dog turned up his nose at Kong & liked chewing on the walls as a pup. His tastes have now matured and he prefers used tissues.

Aug 03, 2014
almond tree in Not About Food

Good non-toxic, grain-free things for a puppy who is teething to chew on?

Thanks for the link. I have actually seen bulk treats that look like some of those.
My 3-year-old Min Pin mix still has the urge to chew sometimes and is bored with rawhide (which doesn't seem like the healthiest option anyway.)

Jul 27, 2014
almond tree in Not About Food

Good non-toxic, grain-free things for a puppy who is teething to chew on?

Any brands you can recommend? I live in a non-English speaking country and find it's usually easier to look for items by brand name.
Thanks.

Jul 26, 2014
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Do you have a tried 'n' true recipe for avocado (or other) pareve cold soup?

Yes, one great, unusual avocado soup. See my post July 13.

Jul 23, 2014
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Upscale Friday night dinner ideas

Yum, yum, yum! BTW, I sometimes cook steak before Shabbat for the day meal. It takes a bit of practice, and careful reheating, but it's a nice change from chicken and/or cholent.

Jul 23, 2014
almond tree in Kosher

Do you have a tried 'n' true recipe for avocado (or other) pareve cold soup?

Sounds interesting. Do you have a recipe you like?
I've already experimented with a few of the suggestions on this thread -- it seems to have become my summer project.

Jul 23, 2014
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Ideas for place to go for a week with kosher restaurants around, PLEASE!

Yes, I was surprised that Montreal was brought up as an option in the first place. considering the OP's specifications ... but since it was mentioned, I threw in a tidbit of info for anyone who might be considering going there.

Jul 14, 2014
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Ideas for place to go for a week with kosher restaurants around, PLEASE!

Re: Montreal. It is a great vacation city with lots of green and lots to do. Important to be aware, though, that nearly all the kosher restaurants are concentrated in one small strip that is far from the downtown area.
There is a supermarket, also far from downtown, which has a very large selection of kosher groceries as well as fresh meat and some takeout.
I wrote a long post on Montreal last summer. Getting ready for work now so don't have time to look it up.

Jul 13, 2014
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wow

Jul 13, 2014
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Great braises for Shabbat - starting new thread with this recipe for Persian meatballs and Cherries in Tamarind sauce and Brown-braised Onions, because braises work so well for Friday evening

I tried this chicken/coconut cream/pumpkin curry on Friday night, following a cold soup: http://cauldronsandcupcakes.com/2014/...
I used whole chicken legs instead of diced meat.
It was delicious -- rich & satisfying, interestingly flavored with lots of delicious sauce. Held up very nicely for a couple of hours on the plata.

Jul 13, 2014
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Do you have a tried 'n' true recipe for avocado (or other) pareve cold soup?

I tried it this past Friday. Very unusual, good and refreshing. Thank you.
Although I made it 4-5 hours before eating, it did not turn brown at all.
The only adjustment I'd make would be to reduce the salt.
Would be great for Pesach.

Jul 13, 2014
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Could you link directly to the article please? It doesn't show up on a search of the mainstreet site.

Jul 12, 2014
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Do you have a tried 'n' true recipe for avocado (or other) pareve cold soup?

Thanks for all the suggestions. I'm going to have fun experimenting with them.
As I shared upthread, I ended up making a green pea/basil soup for Friday night. Shabbos day I went out for lunch and my hostess served a delicious gazpacho.
Ah, summer!

Jul 07, 2014
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Do you have a tried 'n' true recipe for avocado (or other) pareve cold soup?

Thanks for the links. I do like the sound of the first one, avocado with spinach and herbs, a lot. I think I'd cut down on the variety of herbs, though - cilantro AND tarragon AND basil AND dill sound a bit overwhelming.

Jul 07, 2014
almond tree in Kosher

Do you have a tried 'n' true recipe for avocado (or other) pareve cold soup?

On Friday morning I found that the avocado I had was past its prime & the ones at the makolet were rock hard, so I ended up making a variation on this cold pea soup recipe. I used olive oil instead of butter & basil instead of mint, & omitted the lemon whipped cream, as suggested. Quite good. The leftovers were even better, mixed with a little soft goat cheese.

Jul 06, 2014
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Do you have a tried 'n' true recipe for avocado (or other) pareve cold soup?

Don't forget borscht! Beets have enough flavor that you don't need meat broth or dairy IMO.

Jul 04, 2014
almond tree in Kosher

Do you have a tried 'n' true recipe for avocado (or other) pareve cold soup?

Well, I'm actually thinking about serving it Friday night ... but I still want it to be green, not brown.

Jul 03, 2014
almond tree in Kosher

Do you have a tried 'n' true recipe for avocado (or other) pareve cold soup?

Have you tried this one? How did you keep it from turning brown?
It sounds really good.

Jul 03, 2014
almond tree in Kosher

Why is there no decent kosher cheese dip?

Thanks for the info.

Jul 03, 2014
almond tree in Kosher

Do you have a tried 'n' true recipe for avocado (or other) pareve cold soup?

Not what I'm looking for in a soup, but perfect frozen dessert inspiration! I wanted to make a sherbet, but wasn't sure which kind. I have fresh mango, fresh ginger and a can of coconut milk ... hooray!
Still have to figure out the soup, though. Great suggestions from everyone :).

Jul 03, 2014
almond tree in Kosher

Do you have a tried 'n' true recipe for avocado (or other) pareve cold soup?

Easy please ... and not sweet. Thanks.

Jul 02, 2014
almond tree in Kosher

Why is there no decent kosher cheese dip?

This may be way off base but ... is sodium citrate the same as what they call in Hebrew "melach limon"? If so, you could buy it at a store that carries Israeli spices.

Jul 02, 2014
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Food additives that wreck the taste of food

Vanillin ruins the taste of sweets for me. Blecch! If you can't afford real vanilla, why not just leave it out?

Jun 26, 2014
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Cold / Summer Shabbat lunch ideas

Thanks. These sound good ... though more as Friday night fare for now, with the temperature in the 90s.

Jun 25, 2014
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"Trending Now" weirdness

Now under the Trending label I'm getting Helena's table manners columns from 5 years ago.

Jun 25, 2014
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Cold / Summer Shabbat lunch ideas

Could you please post your recipe? Do you make it for Friday night or Shabbos day?
Thanks.

Jun 24, 2014
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"Trending Now" weirdness

Gosh, and here I've been doing that for years already :).

Jun 15, 2014
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