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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
sharonfl in Kosher

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
sharonfl in Kosher

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
sharonfl in Kosher
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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
sharonfl in Kosher

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
sharonfl in Kosher

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
sharonfl in Kosher

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
sharonfl in Kosher

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
sharonfl in Kosher

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
sharonfl in Kosher

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
sharonfl in Kosher

Yellow color Salt & pepper kugel

Turmeric?

Feb 15, 2014
sharonfl in Kosher

Kraft polly-o string cheese

According to the OU's website more varieties within the Polly-o line are supposed to be kosher, but I have yet to see anything besides string cheese. Since the recall all the flavored string cheeses haven't reappeared, either.

Feb 12, 2014
sharonfl in Kosher

Imagine soups

I use a black bean and a corn/chili soup from Trader Joe's. They also have a butternut squash soup and I believe a tomato and roasted pepper.

Feb 04, 2014
sharonfl in Kosher

Towards better gribenes (crisped chicken skins, cracklings)

I haven't tried AdinaA's method yet, but if I use disposable pans I put the disposable pan on top of a "regular" pan. I find aluminum does a poor job of baking in general. The thin metal doesn't retain heat as well as a thicker metal or Corning or Pyrex. Heat radiated by the cooking vessel is different than the heated air of the oven. I'm sure Alton Brown could explain it! I also grew up with onion with my gribenes. In Adina's method, I might try adding onions to the pan and stirring intermittently while the skin becomes crispety-crunchity.

Jan 08, 2014
sharonfl in Kosher

Kasha kasha

A while back I made a kasha pilaf with eggplant and tomatoes. Definitely a different spin on kasha. I toasted 1 cup whole kasha (no egg for this one) for a few minutes in a dry skillet. Removed the kasha and in the same skillet sautéed 1 1/2 cups peeled and diced eggplant, 2/3 cup chopped onion and a tsp minced garlic in some olive oil. I then added 2 cups of broth (veg or chicken), brought to a boil and added back the kasha and cooked until tender. After that I stirred in 1 cup of diced tomatoes and 1/3 cup kalamata olives. It was served with fresh chopped basil on top.

Dec 23, 2013
sharonfl in Kosher

Kosher Indian Spices

I've used Bombay Brand pastes before and thought they were quite good (bombaybrand.com). You have to order them online. Their dry spice mixes don't have a hechsher.

Dec 22, 2013
sharonfl in Kosher

new kosher certified products-askinosie chocolate bars and dulcet

I saw that in the FAQ section as well and wrote the company with suggestions how to improve the website for the kosher consumer as well as correcting the inaccuracy. They responded very quickly and said it would be fixed.

Dec 20, 2013
sharonfl in Kosher

new kosher certified products-askinosie chocolate bars and dulcet

Both product lines look interesting, but some of the Dulcet products aren't kosher.

Dec 19, 2013
sharonfl in Kosher

kosher turkeys ny

They take forever to cook too!

Nov 20, 2013
sharonfl in Kosher

Gardein went kosher!

Super Target has a pretty extensive selection of the Gardein products. Trader Joe's has the chicken nuggets, a stuffed "turkey" product, and I suspect the mandarin chicken product they carry is also Gardein because it is made in Canada, but the package doesn't have the hechsher yet.

Nov 20, 2013
sharonfl in Kosher

Fage yogurt- kosher

It was on the bottom on the varieties that have the fruit topping packaged separately.

Nov 18, 2013
sharonfl in Kosher

Fage yogurt- kosher

Found the kosher Fage! Advisory to all, the hechsher is on the bottom of the carton, not the side. Strange placement.

Nov 18, 2013
sharonfl in Kosher

Fage yogurt- kosher

What hechsher out of curiosity? Their is nothing on their website or twitter feed. I couldn't understand why they haven't been kosher all along. I guess they decided to be competitive.

Nov 16, 2013
sharonfl in Kosher

best frozen potato latkes

Those are new. Are they frozen or refrigerated?

Nov 12, 2013
sharonfl in Kosher

Pareve ready made pie crust?

The shells labeled Mrs Smith went dairy months ago and the labels reflect that. In the past, the Oronoque shells didn't say they were made by the makers of Mrs Smith. Maybe they have different factories now.

Nov 07, 2013
sharonfl in Kosher

Pareve ready made pie crust?

Mrs Smith's went dairy. Oronoque pie crusts are more expensive than Great Value.

Nov 05, 2013
sharonfl in Kosher

Pareve ready made pie crust?

Walmart's Great Value brand (comes in deep dish and I think regular). If you live where there are Publix groceries, they have a regular (versus the deeper one) sized pie crust.

Nov 05, 2013
sharonfl in Kosher

I am looking for a Parver dark chocolate mini chunks or chips. Now that Whole Foods discontinued their dark chocolate mini chunks, I am stuck using sub-par kosher brands. Any ideas?

Are these kosher certified? I looked them up and couldn't find any information relative to this. I'm sure it's a fine product, but the price would make them an occasional splurge.

Oct 19, 2013
sharonfl in Kosher

I am looking for a Parver dark chocolate mini chunks or chips. Now that Whole Foods discontinued their dark chocolate mini chunks, I am stuck using sub-par kosher brands. Any ideas?

I just ran across Chatfields double dark chocolate chips. They are parve, 70% cocoa. They come in 10 oz bags and are available from Amazon. They also make a lower cocoa chip. I haven't either product, but it sounds what you are looking for. Chocolate Dream as others have mentioned also shows up online. Hope it works out!

Oct 17, 2013
sharonfl in Kosher