B'tayavon: Maimonides chicken soup

B'tayavon: Maimonides chicken soup

Chicken Soup is one dish that has reached mythical status in Jewish culture. Known as the “Jewish Penicillin,” chicken soup is offered to nurse colds, eliminate headaches, and even comfort broken hearts. There is almost nothing chicken soup is not purported to cure....
Orange rice with chicken

Orange rice with chicken

Ingredients ½ teaspoon saffron threads water 2 cups basmati rice, uncooked 1 tablespoon salt 2 oranges, zest only 1 cup sugar 4 tablespoons olive oil ½ cup slivered almonds, toasted 2 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts ¼ teaspoon black pepper 1 onion, sliced ½ cup...
Roasted moroccan stew

Roasted moroccan stew

*Moroccans are the largest group of immigrants in Israel from an Arab country.  Between the years 1962 and 1964, 80,000 Jews left Morocco to make Aliya in Israel.  Many of these immigrants moved to the Negev, giving Beer Sheva and other Negev areas a...
Moroccan chicken stew

Moroccan chicken stew

*This has to be one of my favorites given to me by a good friend and neighbor in Israel, Christina.  Much like gumbo its even better the second day so try this recipe when you need to count on good leftovers.  Don’t skimp on the raisins in this stew or...
Moroccan chicken with dates

Moroccan chicken with dates

*Tu Bishvat  is a  Jewish minor holiday, usually falling around January.  I always liked when this holiday came around because my classmates brought dried fruits and nuts to class.  Finally a holiday with a healthy theme!  I always gained a couple pounds during...
Vegetarian curry

Vegetarian curry

Ingredients 1/4 cup onion, minced 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced 3 tablespoons butter or margarine 1 and  1/2 teaspoon curry powder 3 tablespoons flour 3/4 teaspoon salt 4 tablespoons sugar 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger 1 cup vegetable broth 1 cup milk 1/2 teaspoon...