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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review

Smoke gets in your guac

By Faith Durand



JewishWorldReview.com | Holy moley, grilled guacamole? Well, yes! Have you tried it? If not, you should. It's easy, smoky and so, so good. Here's how to make it.


Grilled guacamole is very simple: Just grill the avocados. This doesn't have to be terribly neat or scientific; just peel the avocados and throw them on the grill for a few minutes. If you don't have a grill, try cooking them for a few minutes under the broiler or on a grill pan.


The result is a lightly smoky, rich and silky guacamole. I love all sorts of nontraditional additions to guacamole, but with this recipe I was a purist: I smashed the grilled avocados with nothing more than a bit of lime juice, salt and pepper. (If you like you can add some garlic, onion or cilantro.)



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It is some of the most delicious guac you will ever taste. The rich, smoky flavor is a subtle and unforgettable twist on an old favorite.

GRILLED GUACAMOLE

Serves: 2 to 4

  • 4 Hass avocados, ripe but not squishy
  • Olive oil
  • 1/2 lime
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced or pressed (optional)
  • 1/4 red onion, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, finely chopped (optional)


Heat a gas or charcoal grill and oil the grate lightly. Split each avocado skin with a sharp knife, just piercing the skin. Peel the skin away, leaving the avocado whole. Cut the avocado in half lengthwise, and remove and discard the pit. Lightly brush each avocado half with olive oil.

Arrange the avocado halves on the grill and cover. Grill for about 5 minutes, then flip. Cover and grill for another few minutes, or until the avocados are heated through and have grill marks. (Keep an eye on them; I recommend doing them on a low heat; depending on your grill it could take less -- or more! -- time.)

Take the avocados off the grill and let them cool slightly. Smash them with a fork and stir in the juice from half a lime, and salt and pepper to taste. Add garlic, onion and cilantro, if you wish. Serve immediately with chips.

(Faith Durand is managing editor of TheKitchn.com, a nationally known blog for people who love food and home cooking. Submit any comments or questions to kitchn@apartmenttherapy.com.)

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