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Shortage of dairy Chanukah coins?

Costco has a large tin of gelt. I can't remember what it weighs, but I think I once figured it was about 200 pieces and I think it costed in the neighborhood of $11-12.

Dec 14, 2014
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Gil Marks B"DE

I have 3 of his books, two of which he signed. I use his Encyclopedia of Jewish Food all the time; an amazing resource for Jewish food. He will be missed.

Dec 06, 2014
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polly-o cheddar/mozzarella twists-OUD

Kraft is the same product and has had the OU for a while.

Oct 30, 2014
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kosher atlanta

As far as good restaurants are concerned Fuego Mundo would have the most Shabbat like food. Pita Palace is in the article in Joy of Kosher, but is no longer certified by the local Kashrut Commission. This happened very recently so that's why the article had that information. Kosher Gourmet has a catering side and always has prepared food, but I'm unsure of delivery. I live here so I've never needed that service. Good luck

Oct 30, 2014
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kosher red thai curry paste

I have a jar in front of me and it is actually supervised by the Star-K.

Sep 30, 2014
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kosher red thai curry paste

Magiesmom is right. The Thai Treat product has appeared locally for me, but I haven't purchased it. It is also available on Amazon.

Sep 28, 2014
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Rosh Hashanah Simanim

KosherGlutenfree is using the same list from Artscroll as me, but some of my shortcuts are beet chips for the beets (pick out the beet chips from Terra chips sweets and beets), Asian slaw with napa cabbage and shredded carrots (2 simanim in one dish) and pomegranate fruit spread from Israel on challah. For the gourd, I've made pumpkin pancakes, but that would be some preparation. The other stuff I use straight.

Sep 15, 2014
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Towards better gribenes (crisped chicken skins, cracklings)

I made a duck last week and used your method on the extra flap of duck skin. It took longer than chicken skin because it was thicker than chicken skin. Sinfully good. I didn't share! :)

Sep 05, 2014
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Gardein went kosher!

I have used Beyond Meat. It works well as a fajita filling or as "chicken" with pasta and vegetables. I haven't used as many of their products as the Gardein. I believe their products come in strips and I have used the one that is more plain (they have a southwestern flavor too. I haven't tasted the products side by side so I have no clear preference for either unbreaded line. Most of the Gardein products are coated which brings a lot of flavor and texture to the party!

Aug 26, 2014
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Gardein went kosher!

I think the sauces are pretty good too. It's true that the breaded products are better in the oven or stove top, but the coating has a better texture than Morningstar breaded products. There always seems to be a trade off..............

Aug 24, 2014
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Gardein went kosher!

I agree. I like the products. I've made meatball sandwiches with the faux meatballs. I've also cut the meatballs in smaller pieces to go in pasta sauce and as a lasagna filling. The unbreaded items make a pretty good fajita (add onions, peppers, tomatoes and Mexican spices). I cut them into strips. The breaded items that come with sauce make a pretty good stir fry with added vegetables.

Aug 22, 2014
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The value of this board... PRICELESS

Agreed bagelman01. I've learned a lot on this website and found the discussions interesting and as Querencia says real people help out. Kol hakavod to all my Chowhound friends!

Jul 14, 2014
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Post-Pesach haroset questions

My background is Ashkenazic, but I like to see what others communities ate during the holidays so I make Sephardi haroset along with the traditional apple.

May 04, 2014
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Hind leg of kid (young goat)

Sadly, they still don't ship nationwide. The redesigned website says the same thing as they did last year. They hope to ship outside the NY area by August.

May 02, 2014
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Post-Pesach haroset questions

I've often thought I should make it during the year, but don't. I make three types of charoset; the Ashkenazic apple (because that's where I came from), a Moroccan recipe from a Claudia Roden book with dates, cloves and cinnamon, and the third is a recipe that was inside a solicitation a few years ago that was titled "Israeli Charoset". That recipe features apricots, dates, raisins, toasted almonds with cinnamon and ginger. Did the last two just for fun and I like to explore other culinary traditions within the Jewish world. It occurred to me that the last one would be great with a cheese and cracker assortment.

Apr 28, 2014
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ISO iced cookies

Zelda's in Chicago does. (zeldassweetshoppe.com)

Apr 28, 2014
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passover recap: What did you buy and never open?

Glue with some slime thrown in! Weirdest stuff ever; some of the "pasta" was soft and some of it was hard and no matter how much sauce and flavored oil I added, it was basically inedible. The product should be outlawed!

Apr 23, 2014
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passover recap: What did you buy and never open?

I pretty much opened everything, but I wish I hadn't opened some things. I tried the Gefen gluten free pasta. Horrible product that couldn't be saved! Be warned fellow Chowhounders, it is an awful product!

Apr 23, 2014
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Biggest Passover "hit"

Butternut squash soup using chopped onion, fresh ginger, and fresh garlic. I used Pereg meatball spice and ground cumin and cayenne. I roasted raw pumpkin seeds and chopped fresh cilantro to put on top. Another big hit were meatballs using the Pereg meatball spice (1 1/2 tsp per lb of meat) simmered in garlicky tomato sauce. I used a combination of ground beef and lamb.

Apr 23, 2014
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Any suggestions for fruit crisp/crumble topping?

Maybe something along the lines of matza granola (other post). The traditional oatmeal topping is sort of a granola without the fruit.

Apr 13, 2014
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Passover granola

I use this recipe from couldntbeparve.com. I use some raw pumpkin seeds in it for part of the nuts. Used this recipe for the first time last year and made it several times during the holiday and plan to this year as well. I leave it to you to figure out how toddler friendly it is.
www.couldntbeparve.com/2012/03/passov...
I can't figure out how to link this (teens out of the house!), but it should be too hard too find.

Apr 09, 2014
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KFP ricotta cheese?

I've substituted Friendship farmer's cheese for ricotta. Depending on your location, ricotta is either difficult to find or very overpriced.

Apr 07, 2014
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KFP marinara sauce

What cheesecake17 said. They're all thinner than the ones I use during the year. If you add some tomato paste, it makes them richer and thicker.

Apr 01, 2014
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Passover Traditions From Around the World

My family did the "egg soup" growing up. I'm not so excited by it so I now serve hard boiled eggs.

Apr 01, 2014
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Israeli "couscous" for Pesach

I just looked on the Pereg website. Under the kosher for Passover tab, they only have a few spices. It leads me to conclude they don't make it anymore.

Apr 01, 2014
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Kosher for Passover Greek Yogurt

According to the OU's Guide (page 76), La Yogurt flavors blueberry, cherry, plain and strawberry will be KFP with proper designation.

Mar 31, 2014
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Best food in the world?

Wow, this sounds amazing. I can see the layers and complexity of flavors. I will definitely try this.

Mar 20, 2014
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Dessert this Shabbos?? - hamentaschen or not?

Serve the hamentashen! In my experience people love them and they are always welcome. I've been known to crack them out of the freezer months later and pair them with chocolate covered matzah for a "retro" dessert!

Mar 12, 2014
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Savory Hamentashen

Just saw a recipe on joyofkosher.com for a Thanksgiving savory hamentashen which had a sage dough with a filling with ground turkey and butternut squash. I haven't tried it, but it looked interesting.

Mar 08, 2014
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Hamantaschen recipe

Whatever recipe you use, I've found it's better to underfill the hamentashen so the filling has room to bubble. Overfilled ones almost always pop open. As for fillings, use the Solo ones or a pastry type filling. They're thicker and don't overflow. My last tip is I brush the edges with a little water before folding. Makes the edges stick together better. As far as soft hamentashen are concerned, they usually get soft after a day or two because the fillings are moist.

Feb 26, 2014
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