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Robert Gottesman with Adir and Bunny (his mom)

7 Aug

Adir, Rob and Bunny

Adir and Rob Gottesman with Bunny Gottesman Kasper
Will share his Rob’s Brain Matters internet radio show. Wednesday at 5PM eastern time (or later on archives. call Rob at 561-676-2075 before or after the show or call in with questions and comments at 561-791-6375. http://www.weinetwork.com

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Morrocan chickpea stew

5 Aug

Morrocan chickpea stew

Sautée onion , garlic, carrots, celery. Add cumin, cinnamon, and pepper . Add 8 ounces soaked garbanzo beans and sweet potato along with 4 cups broth or water . Bring to boil, cover and simmer for one hour. Add 2/4 cup of tomato sauce and salt. serve with brown rice

I wanted to be more specific with this recipe which I made again. I had gotten part of the recipe on the package of dried beans and adapted some of the additions based on what I had in my pantry.

Soak half a pound of dried garbanzo beans/chick peas for an hour or more and drain. In a Dutch oven add a Tbsp. of olive oil or other vegetable oil to a pan, Add 1 large onion (sliced or diced), 2 to 4 cloves garlic, a few sliced carrots and celery ribs and saute on medium . As it cooks add 2 tsp. cumin, 1tsp cinnamon, black pepper, and add 4 cups of broth or water (By the way, don’t add the salt until the beans are soft). Cook for about one hour until the beans are soft . Add salt to taste. Add one peeled and diced sweet potato. when the potatoes are cooked through enjoy!
Vegan unless you used chicken broth.
Let me know when you try it.
Helen

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Mini Spicy zucchini Cheese quiches

31 Jul

Mini Spicy zucchini Cheese quiches

One of my standard dairy appetizers for parties is these mini cheese quiches. I use about 3 to 4 dozen of the mini muffin cups (in the freezer section from Wal-mart or another store. I dice up about 6 ounces of Cabot Pepper Jack cheese (Cheddar ma ybe used if you don’t like spice) and put it in the muffin cups. Saute 1 finely diced or grated zucchini in 1 T.oil until slightly browned. Divide evenly between muffin cups, Mix 1/4 cup milk and 2 egg yolks and a dash of nutmeg and pour over the vegetables and cheese filling to near the to. Bake about 20 minutes at 350 degrees until browned on top Serve while hot

Let me know how you like it.

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Proudest Moments

7 Feb

During a job interview a while back,I was asked what my proudest moments were.

Over 20 years ago, My husband and I were hired to be house parents in a group home for Jewish adults with Deveopmental Disabilities (Hatikvah House in CoralSprings, Fl.) As a chef I did the cooking for the five residents plus the 2 of us. As time went on, I started to show the residents how to keep kosher and how to prepare basic meals.

One of our residents was blind as well as Developmentally Disabled. He wanted to be part of the cooking lessons but knife skills were not an option.

I washed the lettuce and had him wash his hands very carefully…Then I sat him down and had him tear the lettuce into “bite sized pieces” He could not wait to call his mom and tell her that he “made dinner himself” I had to explain to her what he actually did. his pride was amazing!

The other four residents had never cooked by themselves before but they left there able to put together a basic shabbos dinner of soup, roast chicken, rice, salad and a mix cake.

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