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Ideas for dip/salad using almond butter?

OK, it's done & tastes great. Hope it will taste even better after it sits for while. (BTW the almond butter I found contained no added oil or water -- 100% almonds.)
I also made the cookies but haven't tasted them yet.

about 15 hours ago
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Ideas for dip/salad using almond butter?

Thank you for the recipe -- I'll try to adapt it for the almond butter. Thanks for the tip about soaking, as well.

about 21 hours ago
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Ideas for dip/salad using almond butter?

I have a Pesach food processor (which I use a LOT) but it's a small, not-so-powerful model. Fine for grating potatoes or apples, but I wouldn't want to risk its blades on grinding almonds.
Besides, I use relatively few convenience foods, even for Pesach, and the almond butter was an indulgence, likvod ha chag. It cost 38 shekels for 300 grams.
In addition to the salad, I'm thinking of using it to make an adaptation of the 3-ingredient peanut butter cookie I've heard about -- nut butter, sugar & eggs.

about 22 hours ago
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Ideas for dip/salad using almond butter?

Plus I've already bought the almond butter.

1 day ago
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Ideas for dip/salad using almond butter?

That's what I was thinking, but wondered whether anyone had any suggestions they had tried successfully.

1 day ago
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Ideas for dip/salad using almond butter?

I bought a jar of KLP almond butter & am thinking I'd like to make a (non-kitniyot) tehina-style dip/salad with it for Shabbat.
Does anyone have a recipe or suggestion?

2 days ago
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Passover Traditions From Around the World

Here's another mention of this as a Pesach tradition: http://www.buzztorah.com/uncategorize...

Apr 10, 2014
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Are Mackays Spiced Ginger Preserves THAT Good?

I'm thinking about experimenting with sherbet to get the ginger hit I want.

Apr 09, 2014
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Are Mackays Spiced Ginger Preserves THAT Good?

The verdict? Very disappointing.
Yes, I finally bought a jar on Friday, more than a year after I originally posted.
I had hesitated to try the preserves in the first place because they contain 65% sugar and only 25% "fruit" (although wouldn't ginger root be classed as a vegetable?). And that fact was obvious when I tasted them -- they had a few morsels of ginger suspended in a sweet and rather bland gel.
Even worse, though, were the overtones of some strange chemical. The closest I can come to describing it is "reminiscent of pine-scented air freshener."
Now I'm trying to decide whether to dump the rest of the jar or use it as a chicken marinade. Leaning toward the former, because I'm afraid of ruining perfectly good chicken.
Sigh.

Apr 05, 2014
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Are Mackays Spiced Ginger Preserves THAT Good?

"I've got a feeling you'll want more if you do."

Very likely, as I'm a ginger addict. I even named my dog Gingerbread :).
The store is Super SOS, in Jerusalem.

Apr 03, 2014
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Are Mackays Spiced Ginger Preserves THAT Good?

I never did get around to trying the preserves but you make a very convincing case for buying a jar. The price here is equivalent to US $7.50.
What do you do with it -- spread it on toast? Any other suggestions?

Apr 01, 2014
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Coconut whipped cream - parve, naturally pesachdik & wonderful

Star Food coconut cream has an OU. Nothing about Pesach, though.

Mar 30, 2014
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What's on Your Pesach Shopping List?

"American mayo" is my shorthand for "non-kitniyot, which I will have to make a special trip to the other side of town to buy."

Mar 25, 2014
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What's on Your Pesach Shopping List?

Peel it & eat raw with a little salt. Grate with carrots for "cole slaw." Cook chunks in vegetable soup.

Mar 25, 2014
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What's on Your Pesach Shopping List?

Potatoes
Onions
Garlic
Tomatoes
Cukes
Zucchini
Carrots
Lettuce
Apples
Kohlrabi
Oranges
Celery root
Peppers
Purple onion
Parsley root
Grapes
Kiwis
Beets
Eggplant
Avocados
Pears
Melons
Pink grapefruit
Watermelon
Strawberries
Ginger
Eggs
Soft Cheese
Cottage
Hard cheese
Yogurt
Leben
Milk
Grape Juice
Wine
Tea
Lemon juice
Club soda
Apple juice
Matzos
Canned juice-pack pineapple
Pickles
Ground almonds
Ketchup
Tuna
Olives
American Mayo
Soup nuts
Nut & olive oil
Cocoa
Honey
Potato chips
Pistachios
Potato Flour
Salt
Pepper
Cinnamon
Coffee
Apple Chips
Tomato Sauce
Apricots
Dates
Prunes
Toothpaste
Baking paper
Foil
napkins
Foil pans
Sandwich bags
Shelf paper
Wood matches
Dish Detergent
Soap
Ajax
Chickens
Ground beef
Cold cuts
Ground Turkey
Other meat
Fish

Mar 25, 2014
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Basher Cheese- Interesting Article in Jerusalem Post

I wasn't presuming to make any judgement, just reporting a fact.

Jan 13, 2014
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Basher Cheese- Interesting Article in Jerusalem Post

Interestingly, work was proceeding as usual on their about-to-open new Emek Refaim store this morning.

Jan 13, 2014
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Basher Cheese- Interesting Article in Jerusalem Post

Wow. Thanks for posting.

Jan 12, 2014
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sweet potatoes and turnips?

Yes, it did seem like a lot of work for a so-so result.

Jan 11, 2014
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sweet potatoes and turnips?

I tried this recipe, using olive oil instead of butter. The flavor of the garlic and sage that were cooked with the roots was completely lost, and the mixture lacked oomph.
If you make it, I suggest sauteing the garlic in the butter/oil, then adding all the sage for a minute.

Jan 11, 2014
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What food like/dislikes do you have that are contradictory and make no sense?

Wikipedia says you're right -- they are both the seeds of Pisum Sativa.

Jan 07, 2014
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What is it about Orthodox Jews and dips?

Interesting. I've done this with carrots for years but somehow never thought of experimenting with other veg,
This type of dip idea is especially useful for Pesach, for those who don't do humus etc then.

Jan 07, 2014
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Jerusalem must-eats?

kosher rabbenut. here's a link to an English menu (over a year old)
http://www.slideshare.net/weiss2001/c...

Jan 06, 2014
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Ton of Limes

Make some version of Grandmamma's Orange Cake (sort of a tangy glazed citrus cake) substituting limes for oranges. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/4156...
Delicious and unusual with limes -- I've done it a few times.
I have a simple recipe if you'd like.

Dec 31, 2013
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What food is so much better during lunch or during dinner?

When I lived in Oxford for a year as a child, I ate breakfast, lunch and supper. My classmates, however, had breakfast, dinner and tea.

Dec 31, 2013
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Creative anchovy dishes (other than pizza)?

Yeah, I was thinking cheese might do the trick. Maybe some kind of fresh herb as well -- sage? Bacon's out because I keep kosher. In fact, I've substituted anchovies for bacon in some recipes, like chowder, to give a similar salty flavor.

Dec 30, 2013
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Creative anchovy dishes (other than pizza)?

"Check" to both your suggestions. In fact, I used green onions instead of regular and caramelized the white parts. I also added some mushrooms sauteed in anchovy oil. Still felt like it need some kind of additional ingredient to ramp it up a notch.

Dec 30, 2013
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Creative anchovy dishes (other than pizza)?

I tried making it for the first time recently, using this recipe http://scandinavianfood.about.com/od/.... Even with extra anchovies it was pretty bland. Not bad, just seemed to lack something.
Do you have a recipe that is truly tempting?

Dec 29, 2013
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Which food products available only in Israel are worthy to bring to the US?

What about condiments? Can you get things like hilbe in the US?
There is a nice ... what would you call it .. relish? "salat"? Olivia brand gezer v'limon (carrot & lemon). Comes in a jar so I imagine it'd be ok with customs & it has a very piquant flavor that will bring a bit of the Middle East to Brooklyn, or wherever.

Dec 29, 2013
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Which food products available only in Israel are worthy to bring to the US?

Nice & lightweight to take back in a suitcase too.

Dec 29, 2013
almond tree in Kosher