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AJ Moll is executive chef at Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School.

Dough using almond flour makes perfect Passover pizza

By Cheryl Baehr, Special to the Jewish Light March 31, 2021

Chef AJ Moll could not help but be struck by the pizza recipe that came across the screen one day when he was watching a documentary with his wife. The show, “Fat Head,” chronicled the journey of a keto diet advocate who claimed that sugar and carbohydrates...

Photo: Shannon Sarna

Passover breakfast idea: Quiche with veggie crust

By Shannon Sarna, The Nosher via JTA April 6, 2017

Breakfast can be hard during Passover — no oatmeal, no toast and certainly no pancakes. (No, the boxed kind do not count.) I like making eggs or matzah brei or even shakshuka. But I am always looking for something a little different to serve as a satisfying...

Fennel, Orange and Carrot Salad

(Adapted from recipe in “Fress,” by Emma Spitzer) March 30, 2017

Ingredients1 fennel bulb, cut in half lengthwise and very thinly sliced1 tsp. coriander seeds2 carrots, peeled and shaved into strips with a vegetable peeler1 navel orange, peeled, halved horizontally and thinly sliced,1/4  c. packed fresh mint leaves,...

Deconstructed Lime and Cashew Cream Tart

March 30, 2017

IngredientsTopping (Crust)1 c. pitted dates1/3 c. toasted walnuts, cooled1/3 c. toasted almonds, cooled1 tsp. vanilla extractFilling2 c. raw cashews, soaked overnight in cold waterGrated zest of 1 small lime1/4-1/2 c. freshly squeezed lime juice1/4 c....

Gluten-Free Cauliflower Crust Pizza

March 30, 2017

Ingredients1 small to medium size head of cauliflower, should yield 2 to 3 cups once processed1/4 teaspoon kosher salt1/2 teaspoon dried basil (crush it even more between your fingers)1/2 teaspoon dried oregano (crush it even more between your fingers)1/2...

Aromatic Citrus Roast Chicken

By Margi Lenga Kahn March 30, 2017

(Recipe may be doubled. Use two baking pans or dishes.)IngredientsSpice Mixture1 tbsp. coriander seeds1 1/2 tbsp. cumin seeds1 tsp. black peppercornsMarinade1 c. lightly packed fresh cilantro leaves and tender stems1 c. lightly packed fresh parsley leaves4...

Lithuanian Beef-Stuffed Matzah Balls

Recipe adapted from “The Jewish Holiday Kitchen” by Joan Nathan March 26, 2015

IngredientsFilling:¼ pound ground beef1 tbsp. vegetable oil2 large egg yolks2 tbsp. schmaltz, melted and cooled2 tbsp. matzo meal, approximatelyPinch of salt¼ tsp. cinnamon1/8 tsp. freshly grated nutmegMatzah Balls:2 large eggs2 cups water10 tsp. chicken...

Coconut-Curry Cauliflower Mash

By Margi Lenga Kahn March 26, 2015

Ingredients2 large heads cauliflower, leaves removed, cored and cut into florets (use stems) 2 oz. roasted unsalted cashews1 12-13 oz. can coconut milk, plus more as needed to thin½ tsp. curry powder, plus more to taste1 tbsp. plus ½ tsp. salt divided,...

Chicken Liver-Stuffed Matzah Balls

Adapted from recipe by Chef Israel Aharoni March 26, 2015

Ingredients1-1/3 cups matzo meal2 large eggs¼ cup chopped fresh parsley3 tablespoons rendered chicken fat or vegetable oilSalt and freshly ground pepper to taste1 cup water1 medium onion, chopped¼ pound fresh chicken livers10 cups chicken brothDirectionsPut...

Roasted Asparagus with Cherry Tomatoes and Basil Oil

By Margi Lenga Kahn March 26, 2015

INGREDIENTSAsparagus:3 pounds asparagus, woody ends of stems removed4 tbsp. olive oil2 tbsp. coarse kosher saltCherry Tomatoes:3 pints cherry tomatoes, rinsed and drained on paper towels6 tbsp. olive oil2 cloves garlic, peeled and left whole¼ cup packed...

Carrot, Apple, and Almond Kugel

By Margi Lenga Kahn April 10, 2014

Ingredients7 carrots scraped clean and shredded4 Granny Smith or Pippin apples peeled, cored, and shredded 1/2 cup vegetable oil, plus more for oiling dish2 tbsp. almond butter, at room temperature2 tsp. finely grated orange zest1/2 cup golden raisins1...

Fresh Fruit Passover Crisp

By Margi Lenga Kahn April 10, 2014

Ingredients4 pounds mixed fruit – whole berries (halved strawberries); peeled, cored and grated apples   and/or peeled, cored and diced pears4 tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice1/2 tsp. cinnamon3/4 cup granulated sugar plus more, to taste3 tbsp. potato...

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