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Pesto Baked Chicken

Clean Cleanse: Pre-cleanse Recap and Pesto Baked Chicken

For reasons I can’t recall at this moment, I decided I would start this year off with the Clean Cleanse. Yes, I am doing a cleanse that doesn’t involve ONLY eating pasta, pizza and mac n’ cheese. A short summary of the cleanse for those of you who haven’t heard of it: It’s the cleanse Gwyneth Paltrow endorses/mentions on goop all the time It’s essentially an elimination diet: no gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, peanut, corn, nightshade veggies, coffee, booze, and some other common allergens No this is not a juice cleanse You get a shake for breakfast (clean shake packets + other things), a “clean” lunch, and a shake for dinner There are a bunch of other principles all based on easing digestion and helping your body to cleanse itself of toxins that I won’t go into, but if you are interested, read the website (above) Then my start date got pushed to the end of February and here I am: day 3 of the pre-cleanse, on the cusp of beginning the 21 day cleanse …

Kosher Chicken with Black Bean Sauce

I came home today and craved my favorite dish from my favorite Chinese restaurant. In Newton, there’s an amazing posh Chinese place called Bernard’s. Bernard’s is elegant and serves true Chinese cuisine. The best dish that they serve is that Chicken with Black Bean Sauce. It is served in a piping hot stone pot, almost bubbling over with black bean sauce and tender chicken. It is perfect over rice or noodles. Anyway, I came home and really wanted this. Unfortunately that would cost me a train ride, a cab ride and probably 20 dollars to get to Boston and actually eat the meal. Since that’s obviously not feasible, I decided to make it myself. Kosher Chicken and Ramen with Black Bean Sauce Chicken 2 pounds chicken breast, cut up into bite sized pieces or strips 2-3 tablespoons cornstarch to cover chicken 1/2 tablespoon chinese 5 spices mix Ramen Buy ramen noodles at your grocery store and prepare as directed on the package Black Bean Sauce 2 tablespoons of black bean sauce from the jar 1 …

Rel’s Kosher Keepers: Sesame Chicken…for beginners by a beginner

Hey all! I’m headed to Israel tomorrow so I just wanted to post this Sesame Chicken recipe before I leave. To preface this post, I have never made sesame chicken before AND I didn’t really even follow a recipe to make this. I really just pulled an Amelia Bedelia and tossed in “a little bit of this and a little bit of that.”  Ariel’s Kosher Sesame Chicken Chicken: 1 kosher chicken breast 1 cup of flour 2 eggs 2 cups of vegetable oil or peanut oil for frying Sauce: 1 chopped scallion *vegetable oil *sesame oil *soy sauce *honey toasted sesame seeds *I didn’t really measure how much I used of each of these. Remember, sesame oil is VERY strong so just use a few drops relative to the rest. In terms of how much I used for each, I’m going to show you through a little algebra review.   Vegetable Oil > Soy Sauce > Honey > Sesame Oil To make this sesame chicken, cut up your chicken into bite sized chunks. First dip …

Rel’s Kosher Keepers: Asian Chicken and Orzo Salad

Exams are over and I’m finally home! What better to do than watch sex and the city and cook!! I saw an episode on the food network of Paula Deen making an Asian Chicken and Orzo salad and I thought that might be a fun thing to try- especially because I can make it kosher style. What makes this dish kosher is the kosher chicken and NO DAIRY! If you want to make this dish kosher and you feel your inner Paula Deen about to add a huge hunk of butter…don’t do it! To be honest, this dish absolutely perfect as is, so put that butter down! Voila, the ingredients… Paula Deen’s Asian Chicken and Orzo Salad Food Network 1 (9 oz) package frozen sugar snap peas 1 (16 oz) package orzo cooked and drained 1 cup water chestnuts, drained and chopped 3 cups diced cooked chicken 3 green onions, chopped 1 medium red bell pepper, diced 1/2 cup vegetable oil 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce 1 …