If your mishpucha is coming over for dinner and they want to eat light, it’s OK to be a bit of a Tukhes Lecher and make this dish.
After they take a bite, believe me, they’ll want to leches your tukhes!
This is also a delicious mid-week dinner.
· Bag of Lettuce
· Chicken cutlets
· Low Fat Balsamic Vinaigrette ( I prefer Newman's Own)
· Mozzarella (small log or bite-size in water)
· Package of sun dried tomatoes (chop into small pieces)
· Pine nuts
Get the stove top started and spray your pan with oil. Throw in your chicken and begin cooking. Rinse lettuce with water and spin or pat dry. Add to large bowl. Chop up mozzarella and tomatoes and add to salad bowl. Throw in a handful of pine nuts.
Check your chicken! When it is "almost" done, add a dash of the vinaigrette to coat and cook onto the chicken. Put the cooked meat onto a plate and cut into bite-size pieces. Make sure it’s fully cooked. If not, throw the cut pieces back into the pan. Believe me, you do not want to cause any salmonella outbreaks.
Add dressing to salad. Again, remember to not over-do it. Toss the salad. Eat.
How to Plate: Small portion on a crisp white rectangular plate.
Parve: Don’t add the cheese… or replace chicken with fish! Now you’ve got a kosher salad!
So, I got my Jackson Pollock on and made a chic dessert that's light and nothing short of stunning.
Two ingredients. That's all you need.
- Cherries (there ARE late-season cherries in your local grocer!)
- Gourmet Chocolate Syrup (I prefer a Chocolate Syrah Sauce you can find online or in wine country)
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: OY!
The annual dance recital.
This was a big production. Schmaltzy costumes, stage moms... the whole shpilkes.
Morning of my big tap routine, I couldn't find my shoes.
In a complete craze, my mom grabbed my patent leather dress shoes and we headed out the door.
On stage, while I was tapping away in my faux tap shoes, my shoe fell off.... and flew a few feet away.
With a moment of panic, I kept on tapping my little shoe-less foot.
As the dance number proceeded, I found a moment to move over and shuffle back into my shoe.
The crowd went wild (well, maybe just in my head)... and I realized that sometimes you just can't plan everything, and improvisation leads to improvement!
Skip the ketchup and go gourmet by improvising on the simple burger. A scrumptious dish and a perfect alternative for the BBQ!
- 1 lb. lean ground
- “Soy Vey” teriyaki sauce (the best!)
- ½ cup of chopped onions
- ½ cup of chopped broccoli
- ½ cup of chopped carrots
In a bowl, mix all veggies into the turkey meat. Fold in about ¼ cup of teriyaki sauce. Feel free to use your hands to mix everything together—get dirty… it feels good! Pam your pan or use the good ole George Foreman to cook these yummy burgers up.
How to Plate: Serve with or without buns, drizzle a dash of extra teriyaki sauce on top! If this is for a party, make mini burgers and stack on a large platter!
We’re not talking about Yom Kippur here, but the word itself means “breaking the fast.” I am talking about the end of the daily 7-12 hour fast between dinner and your next meal… which hopefully includes some fresh orange juice and coffee.
** For the Carbohydrate Impaired: Carbs are best consumed in the first half of the day for proper digestion
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: OY!
After a night of shtupping, I always wake up really, really hungry.
I’m not talking about a slice-of-toast hungry. Or even a yogurt-with-fruit hungry. I need something that will give me that extra boost, a breakfast that will continue my “flying high” zone.
And this is the breakfast of all breakfasts—the type of morning fare that can do the job.
This is a great and relatively mess-free breakfast in bed!
- 2 Tortillas, low carb or whole wheat
- 4 eggs
- 2 handfuls of shredded cheese– whatever you like (it’s completely up to you)
bacon OR bacon, 4 slices Turkey
Add the bacon to a medium heat already hot pan (no oil needed – these have enough in them to cook). If you like your bacon uber-crunchy, wrap them in paper towels and throw them in the microwave for 2-3 minutes. Timing depends on your microwave. In a bowl, crack and whisk (with a fork) the eggs.
If you are scared of eggshell in your eggs, hit the bowl’s edge twice with minimal force to ensure a clean break. When the bacon is done, take them out of the pan or microwave with a fork and set aside on a paper towel to blot excess oil. Lightly oil or butter your pan (depending on desired caloric intake) and cook your eggs.
Some girls do not know how to cook eggs – so here is a rule of thumb: As the eggs cook, push the cooked egg towards the center of the pan with a spatula. This allows the raw egg to spill over and cook onto the open areas of the pan.
When the eggs are done, divide into 2 portions and set aside. Re-oil or butter your hot pan, and put one tortilla flat. Spread one handful of cheese onto the tortilla and watch it begin to melt. Before the tortilla burns and before the cheese is fully melted, add one portion of egg and 2 pieces of turkey bacon. Wrap up and dig in! Repeat with the other tortilla.
How to Plate: To hold the wrapped burritos together, use a toothpick!
I know you are capable of making this delicious breakfast. Mazel Tov! Let’s see what kind of macher you really are…
Parve: Leave out the bacon. Period.