Showing posts with label left-overs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label left-overs. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Would You Believe...?

This lovely vegetable "kugle," crust-less quiche, can even be made with leftovers.

Or you can cook up, I saute only, carrots, onions, squash, cauliflower etc specially for the vegetable kugle. Add just an egg or two a bit of oil, some more seasoning and bake. I made this with vegetables I had cooked up a few days earlier.

This vegetable dish looks fancy and is low carbohydrate and good for dieting and good for serving guests. Trust me, that this healthy vegetable dish is so easy to make that I won't even format it as a recipe. You can also saute a bag of frozen vegetables in a bit of oil, and then mix it with egg and pop it in the oven, moderate heat, like for a cake. Sprinkle some cheese, nuts or seeds on top or mix in for more variety.


Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Chanukah (Tevet) Kosher Cooking Carnival!

Let's start with a better turn down the volume  latke making demonstration:

If you haven't yet seen this, here's your chance.

I've long ago lost track of what number Kosher Cooking Carnival this is, but I do know that we're in Chanukah so it's Tevet.  KCC comes out monthly, according to the Jewish Calendar.  If you'd like to host one, then please contact me.  To submit an article use blog carnival's form or via the instructions on our facebook page.  Next month, Shvat, will be hosted on Frugal and Kosher.  Who can host Adar?  Please let me know, thanks.

The Kosher Cooking Carnival includes all sorts of posts about kosher food and kosher cooking.   It's more than just a collection of recipes.  I include halachik issues about kashrut,  reviews of kosher cookbooks and restaurants, too.  Enough of an introduction, here it is:

special for Chanukah or any time

Yosef presents Onion Bhajis and Cilantro Chutney posted at This American Bite, saying, "A great alternative to potato latkes."

I posted about low-carb latkes, which are worth trying.


Jay3fer presents Pareve Sugar Cookie Mix for (not exactly) a Year posted at Adventures in BreadLand, saying, "Make ahead and store in your freezer for a quick homemade mix to have cookies in minutes!"

Yosef presents Easy Apple Pie posted at This American Bite.

Mrs. S. presents Ceasefire Pie posted at Our Shiputzim: A Work In Progress, saying, "A recipe for chocolate mousse pie. Thanks for all your hard work!"

any time dishes

I present Simply Delicious posted at me-ander.

Jay3fer presents Happy Easy Tomato Egg-Drop Soup posted at Adventures in Mama-Land, saying, "Mmm... with or without chili flakes/sauce, a great way to warm up a chilly fall evening!"

Here's a new version of my vegetable soup, which I managed to make when I could barely use my arm.

anything kosher!

Leora Wenger presents Bok Choy Red Cabbage Salad - Here in Highland Park posted at Here in HP.

Chaviva Karon presents Grilled Thai Chicken posted at Challah Maidel, saying, "Save yourself from the excess amount of MSG,sodium, and calories by making your own Thai sauce for this simple but delicious grilled Thai chicken recipe."

economical use of left-overs

Yosefa Huber presents Cooking Outside the Box: Southwest Chicken Salad posted at Cooking Outside the Box, saying, "With this technique you can make soup and Shabbat lunch at the same time, or use leftovers in a fun, low-fat way."

Jay3fer presents My Brilliant Friend Rachel’s Brilliant Freezer Burritos posted at Adventures in Mama-Land, saying, "Make from scratch or use leftovers - freeze these for quick delicious HEALTHY lunches!"

Restaurant or Cookbook Reviews

Yosefa Huber presents Cooking Outside the Box: A walk in Tel Aviv, lunch at Armando posted at Cooking Outside the Box, saying, "I review a kosher fish restaurant in Tel Aviv."

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of kosher cooking carnival-kcc using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Sunday, May 2, 2010

More Than Mashed Potatoes

For many people, it's not a "meal" without potatoes.  I've been on a modified low carbohydrate diet for over a year and a half, but I still cook starches for the family.  Here are a couple of side-dishes, very easy to prepare and a little "different" from your standard fare.

At first glance, if you were to guess what's here, you'd say mashed potatoes.  OK, yes, most of it is simply made mashed potatoes.  The easiest way is to boil some already peeled potatoes, cut into small pieces in a minimum of water with some onion pieces.  Then when they're soft, add some oil, salt, pepper to taste and mash.

More than Mashed Potatoes

But this isn't just that.  Along with the potatoes I boiled pieces of celery root.  The root of very strong celery leaves (good for soups, stews etc) looks like potatoes, but celeriac has more flavor, taste etc, so you need much less salt.  Here's some more information:

Celeriac, raw Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 176 kJ (42 kcal)
Carbohydrates 9.2 g
Sugars 1.6 g
Dietary fiber 1.8 g

Compare this to an ordinary white potato:
Energy 321 kJ (77 kcal)
Carbohydrates 19 g
Starch 15 g
Dietary fiber 2.2 g

Adding some celery root to your mashed potatoes can significantly lower carbohydrates and reduce salt.  That's good for many of us.
This little "pie" or kugel can be called:
Sweet Rice & Apple Kugel

It's extremely easy to prepare and was very popular with my family and guests.

More than Mashed Potatoes

The main ingredient is rice, cooked rice, aka left-over rice.  Personally, I would never bother cooking rice just to use for a kugel like this, unless I was making a few to freeze.  Rice keeps well in the refrigerator, so when I cook some, I cook extra.  If there's a cup or more left by the end of the week, it's recycled into something like this.  You can use either white or any of the various types.  Remember that Basmati rice is lowest in carbohydrates than other strains of rice.

This is a "no sugar" recipe, but it does have apple juice concentrate.  You can use a dietetic juice concentrate, but I used a regular one.  I added:
apple juice concentrate
a couple of eggs
diced apples
cinnamon and would have added ginger and nutmeg if I had some

Mix and bake medium heat until inside is dry like a cake.  That's it.