Cooking tips from Homekosher
Chanukah may be a memory but latkes are an excellent side dish all year around. This easy version has become a regular in our house.
Grate 8 red potatoes (no need to peel), peel and mash two additional potatotes and sauté 2 onions in 2 tbls of oil. Combine all ingredients and add salt and pepper to taste. You can add other spices as well. Bake on sprayed parchment paper at 190 C for 25 minutes. Can be served with applesauce or garlic/mayonnaise sauce.
Chanukah without oil does not sound right...but what if you are dieting or just can't stomach the oil.
Put your oil in a spray bottle and spray on a ceramic frying pan or some baking paper and bake. As to batters that need oil use apple juice, prune butter or eggs.
Include Vegetables in your meals!
Eating vegetables every day is good for health. They give essential vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, such as antioxidants and fiber.
People who eat the most vegetables have the lowest risk of many diseases, including cancer and heart disease.
When using dried beans and peas, keep in mind that 1 cup dry beans or peas makes 2 1/2 cups cooked.
When using rice, keep in mind that 1 cup of uncooked long-grain white rice makes 3 cups cooked.
Easy Popcorn Dessert!
While at my cousin's Lakewood, she serves an addictive dessert. Popcorn mixed with melted Parve chocolate. Best if you use a high quality chocolate.