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April 21, 2014

Andrew Silow-Carroll: Passoverkill? Suggestions to make next year's seders even more culturally sensitive

Sara Israelsen Hartley: Seeking the Divine: An ancient connection in a new context

Christine M. Flowers: Priest's execution in Syria should be call to action

Courtnie Erickson: How to help kids accept the poor decisions of others

Lizette Borreli: A Glass Of Milk A Day Keeps Knee Arthritis At Bay

Lizette Borreli: 5 Health Conditions Your Breath Knows Before You Do

The Kosher Gourmet by Betty Rosbottom Coconut Walnut Bars' golden brown morsels are a beautifully balanced delectable delight

April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

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

The best veggie burger on the planet?

By Noelle Carter





JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) Upper West in Santa Monica makes a veggie burger that's a wildly flavorful combination of ingredients, packed into a generous patty and grilled to perfection. Served topped with a thick, smoky tomato aioli, roasted piquillo peppers, sliced avocado and a chunky, sweet-tart pineapple relish, this is one burger that might even make a convert out of the most ardent meat lover (at least temporarily).




UPPER WEST'S VEGGIE BURGERS

TOTAL TIME: About 3 hours, plus cooling times

NOTE: Adapted from Upper West in Santa Monica. Shred the vegetables and cheese using the shredder attachment on a food processor; a grater can also be used. Liquid smoke is available at most well-stocked supermarkets. Roasted piquillo peppers, packed in jars or cans, are available in gourmet markets and select well-stocked supermarkets

Servings: 6


Tomato aioli

  • 2 1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme

  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 3/4 teaspoons dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 tomatoes, halved lengthwise

  • 1 1/4 teaspoons liquid smoke

  • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise

  • Salt, to taste




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In a large bowl, mix together the thyme, oregano and oil. Add the tomatoes and toss to combine. Heat a grill (or grill pan) over medium-high heat until hot. Grill the tomatoes until softened, about 4 to 5 minutes depending on the heat. Remove the tomatoes to a blender and pulse until smooth. Combine the softened tomatoes with the liquid smoke and mayonnaise in a large bowl and mix well to combine. Season to taste with salt. This makes about 2 cups aioli, more than is needed for the recipe; the aioli will keep, covered and refrigerated, for 1 week.


Pineapple relish

  • Oil for grilling

  • 1 pineapple, peeled, cored and sliced into 1/4-inch slices

  • 1/2 red onion, diced

  • 1/2 cup diced jalapenos (from about 6 jalapenos), or to taste

  • 1 1/4 cup white wine vinegar

  • 1 1/2 cups water

  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons honey

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


Heat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat until hot. Brush with a thin coat of oil, then add the pineapple slices and grill until nicely charred, 2 to 4 minutes on each side. Cool the pineapple, then dice into one-fourth- to one-half-inch pieces. In a large saucepan, combine the pineapple, onion, jalapeno, vinegar, water, honey, sugar and salt over low heat, and cook until almost all of the liquid is evaporated, about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Chill, uncovered, on a rimmed baking sheet in the refrigerator. This makes 4 cups relish, more than is needed for the recipe; the relish will keep, covered and refrigerated, up to 2 weeks.


Veggie burgers and assembly

  • 1 onion, grated

  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 2 carrots, shredded

  • 1 large (or 1 1/2 medium) yellow squash, shredded

  • 1 large (or 1 1/2 medium) zucchini, shredded

  • 2/3 cup white wine

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon ground yellow curry powder

  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, more to taste

  • Scant 3/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • 3 1/3 cups rolled oats

  • 1 1/4 cups cooked black beans

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons soy sauce

  • 2/3 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1 1/3 cup panko (Japanese-style) bread crumbs

  • Flour for dusting

  • Oil for pan frying

  • Tomato aioli

  • Sliced roasted piquillo pepper

  • Sliced avocado

  • Pineapple relish

  • Hamburger buns, preferably brioche


1. In a large saute pan, combine the onion, garlic, carrot, squash and zucchini with the wine over medium-high heat. Cook the mixture until the vegetables are softened and the liquid is mostly absorbed, 12 to 14 minutes.

2. Stir in the cumin, curry powder, salt, black pepper, oats and black beans. Continue to cook, stirring gently, for an additional 5 minutes to develop the flavors. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

3. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg and soy sauce, then add the cheese and panko crumbs. Add the cooled vegetable mixture and stir well to combine.

4. Divide the mixture evenly into 6 mounds. Press each mound together, forming a patty. Lightly dust the patties with flour.

5. Heat a griddle or large saute pan over medium-high heat. Grease with a little oil, then add the patties (do not crowd; this may need to be done in batches). Pan-fry until crisp and dark brown on each side and the center is cooked through, about 5 minutes. Timing will vary depending on the heat of the griddle or pan, cover the griddle or pan with a lid so the center cooks along with the outside of the burgers. Keep the burgers warm until all are cooked through.

6. To assemble each burger: Spread the inside of each side of the bun with 2 tablespoons tomato aioli, or to taste. Place a burger on the bottom bun, then top with a sprinkling of piquillo peppers. Layer with sliced avocado, then top with 3 tablespoons pineapple relish, or to taste. Place top bun on each burger. Serve immediately.

Each assembled burger: 877 calories; 22 grams protein; 91 grams carbohydrates; 12 grams fiber; 47 grams fat; 15 grams saturated fat; 157 mg cholesterol; 16 grams sugar; 1,186 mg sodium.

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