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15 Recipes That Are Kosher For Passover

April 22 marks the beginning of Passover, and all across the world, Jewish families will be enjoying their favorite Spring eats during Seder. For Pesach, we’ve gathered 15 kosher recipes for some mouthwatering inspiration, from mashed rutabagas to authentic Carnegie Deli matzo ball soup.

– Additional reporting by Anna Monette Roberts

SPONSORED: Pacific Delight Debuts Gluten-Free Tour of India’s Gardens and Palaces

Curators of luxury travel experiences to Asia for more than 47 years, Pacific Delight Tours will debut a tour of India’s alluring gardens and palaces for travelers requiring a gluten-free diet, including people with celiac as well as those who maintain this diet as a healthy lifestyle choice. Departing Sept. 21, 2018, this tour features 12 days exploring Old and New Delhi, architecturally significant Chandigarh in India’s Punjab region, the “Pink City” of Jaipur in the heart of the Rajasthan desert, and culturally rich Agra, home to the world renowned Taj Mahal.

Guests will enjoy FiveStarPlus® accommodations at the luxurious hotels, resorts and spas of the Oberoi Group properties throughout India.

An inspiring view of the Taj Mahal from a palatial suite at the Oberoi Amarvilas in Agra

Tour participants will immerse themselves in the destination’s authentic culture, beginning with an express train to Chandigarh to explore the fabulous gardens and architectural landmarks designed by the famed architect Le Corbusier. A gluten-free cooking class at Oberoi Sukhvilas Hotel affords an opportunity for guests to refine their culinary skills. The picturesque setting is ideal for enjoying the hotel’s glamorous spa, including India’s famed Aryuvedic treatments (optional) and other idyllic pastimes.

In Jaipur, touring the Palace of Winds, walking through an ancient astronomic observatory designed by a child prince and meeting with a Rajasthani royal for high tea are among the highlights. Soft trek through an exotic bird sanctuary in Bharatpur and visit the deserted palaces of the “Ghost City” of Fatehpur Sikri before arriving in Agra, where participants will explore the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.

Throughout the journey, visitors will be enthralled by the succulent flavors of Indian cuisine, which utilizes cream, yogurt or chickpea-based gram flour to thicken sauces in lieu of wheat flour, in addition to delectable Indian breads prepared from lentils—all strictly gluten-free under the guidance and supervision of India’s leading celiac support group.

The tour is priced at $5,880 per person, based on double occupancy, and includes: roundtrip economy group airfare from New York’s JFK via Emirates; local intra-India flights; deluxe accommodations; sightseeing by air-conditioned coach with knowledgeable English-speaking guides; all meals gluten-free; the services of a gluten-free dietician throughout India; taxes and service charges. Passport and visa fees are not included.

A business class upgrade is available from $4,700 per person, while travelers who wish to arrange their own flights may join the tour in India; the land-only price is $4,900 per person, double occupancy.

“We are actively working to accommodate the growing demand in the gluten-free market and to apply our 15 years’ expertise in gluten-free travel to our portfolio of experiences,” said Charmaine Lau, manager of Pacific Delight Tours.

Consult your travel agent or contact Pacific Delight Tours at 800-221-7179 for more information. Visit Pacific Delight Tours at www.PacificDelightTours.com.

Pacific Delight Tours

For 47 years, Pacific Delight Tours has been America’s leading tour operator to China and Asia. Among numerous industry awards, the luxury tour operator is a proud recipient of the TravelAge West WAVE Award from 2008–2016, the 2009 Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Award and the 2016 Travvy Award from travAlliancemedia for Best Vacation Packager – Pacific Asia. The company is also a proud member of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA).

Pacific Delight remains dedicated to providing unparalleled vacation experiences for discerning travelers. Its longstanding reputation within the travel agent community is a testament to its unrivaled quality assurance, extensive expertise and top-notch customer service.

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5 Tips: Rolling With Sugar Cookies

Valentine’s Day is synonymous with chocolate—but it isn’t all about chocolate, right? Sugar cookies shaped like hearts dusted with colored sugar, dipped in chocolate or covered with frosting are a big draw at my house. Making them with my daughter has become a treasured family tradition. We have learned from our failures and adjusted to perfect our roll-out and cut cookie game over the years. If we can do it, so can you. To help get you in the roll-and-bake spirit, here are my top five tips for rolling out gluten-free sugar cookies.

  1. Pick a mix. Yes, making sugar cookies from scratch is preferable, but time is fleeting these days, so don’t feel guilty about buying a mix. Some of our favorite mixes are King Arthur Flour, Lindsay’s Lipsmackin’ Roll-Out & Cut Sugar Cookies from 1-2-3 Gluten Free and Pamela’s Products. These mixes produce doughs that are easy to work with and won’t fall apart while you’re rolling and cutting. And the finished cookies won’t crumble, either.
  2. Refrigerate. Once the dough is prepared, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate according to the instructions or until the dough is cold. Refrigeration is key to achieving a texture that allows for easy rolling and cutting. Also, be sure to put the dough back in the refrigerator between batches. If the dough gets too warm, it will become soft and sticky, making it impossible to work with.
  3. Prepare the rolling surface. Do yourself a favor and go buy a large Silpat mat that covers the entirety of your rolling area. This mat creates the perfect surface for cutting and transferring cookies to the baking sheet with minimal sticking. And cleanup is a snap.
  4. Get out the cornstarch. I know this may sound strange, but we have found that cornstarch is preferable to use when rolling out dough. Adding rice flour or a flour blend to the dough tends to toughen it and dry out the cookies. Cornstarch has the right texture to prevent sticking and keeps the dough moist without affecting the flavor. Apply cornstarch to your rolling pin and cookie cutters, too.
  5. Roll with it. Roll out the cookies to be ¼- to ½-inch thick—not too thick nor too thin. We use a stainless steel flexible turner to transfer them to the baking sheet. It does a miraculous job of keeping the shape intact without cracking, OXO’s flexible turners come in regular and large sizes. They are inexpensive and a welcome addition to any baker’s kitchen tool set.

Follow these steps and get ready for beautiful sugar cookies that are crunchy on the edges and and soft in the middle. Make a double batch, because they will quickly become a family favorite and disappear in a flash.

News Editor Jennifer Harris is a gluten-free consultant and blogs at gfgotoguide.com.

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Jon Bon Jovi Loves Rosé So Much That He Created His Own (Affordable!) Label

Ever loved drinking Rosé so much that you wished you could create your own label? Jon Bon Jovi knows the feeling, so he’s done exactly that. The music icon has teamed up with French winemaker Gérard Bertrand to create Diving Into Hampton Water, a Rosé wine that will soon be available in the US – and it only costs $25. The blush pink wine has eye-catching packaging that will remind you of Summer days when the chilled wine flows like water (which is kind of the idea). “You better buy an extra bottle because this stuff goes quick,” Hampton Water’s site reads.

Diving Into Hampton Water is produced in France and is described as “a fresh and lively Rosé with distinctive minerality, featuring Grenache, Cinsault, and Mourvèdre grape varieties characteristic of the French Mediterranean region.” In a press release, a representative said, “The idea to create a wine, emblematic of a bon vivant lifestyle, emerged during time spent in the Hamptons, between Bon Jovi and his son [Jesse Bongiovi].” The wine will hit shelves before Spring 2018, so keep an eye out if you’re itching to pop open a bottle!

Weekly Vegan Meal Prep Ideas | week 10 | wild rice soup

Weekly Vegan Food Prep Tips | wild rice soup

For this weeks vegan meal prep I made cauliflower wild rice soup, roasted brussel sprouts, farro salad, cheesy roasted broccoli, carrot ginger apple soup, roasted asparagus and sweet potato fries. I’m also sharing some ideas for meal prep breakfasts and what I’ve been snacking on lately. Why Do Meal Prep We’ve talked about this before…

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Crispy Belgian Waffles for Two

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Valentine’s Day is Wednesday and this recipe is so you can make your favorite people/person the crispiest Belgian waffles ever. These are such a winner of a recipe. I love them! This recipe gets its crispiness from the beaten egg white with sugar. It almost creates a meringue that gets folded into the waffle batter, resulting in the a deliciously amazing waffle.

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I like these as classic as can be…with a bit of whipped cream and blueberries. But feel free to douse them with maple syrup or dust them with powdered sugar. The one thing that’s required is definitely.

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Crispy Belgian Waffles

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These Belgian waffles are such a winner of a recipe. (Recipe Credit: Adrianna Adarme of Fresh Tastes)

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Ingredients

  • Dry: 
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Wet: 
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk, shaken
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 large egg yolk (egg white reserved) 
  • 6 tbls unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Egg White: 
  • 1 large egg white
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
  2. In a large measuring cup, whisk the wet ingredients together. Pour the wet mixture  into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Set aside. 
  3. In another bowl, using a hand-mixer, beat the egg whites until foamy. Add the sugar and continue beating until stiff, glossy peaks form. Fold the egg whites into the batter until just combined. 
  4. Cook the batter according to your waffle iron’s instructions. 

Adrianna Adarme - PBS Food Fresh Tastes BloggerAdrianna Adarme is a food blogger and author living in Los Angeles, California. She writes the blog A Cozy Kitchen, where she shares comforting, everyday recipes from her kitchen. She recently authored her first cookbook, PANCAKES: 72 Sweet and Savory Recipes for the Perfect Stack. She’s a lover of breakfast, pie (and sometimes even pie for breakfast), corgis and cute things. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.

Cheetos Gets a Gold Medal For These New Limited-Edition White Cheddar Curls

The 2018 Winter Olympics are in full swing, and as much as it’s all about watching events like figure skater Mirai Nagasu becoming the first American woman to land a triple axel on Olympic ice, we can’t help but think of what snacks to enjoy while watching. That’s where Cheetos comes in, because the brand just released the limited-edition flavor, Cheetos Winter White Cheddar Curls, in support of the USA curling team.

The brand took it a step further by releasing a music video inspired by Cali Swag District’s “Teach Me How to Dougie” titled “Teach Me How to Curl.” They partnered with YouTuber Todrick Hall and pro football players Vernon Davis and LaDainian Tomlinson to show everyone “The Curl” dance move. The Cheetos Winter White Cheddar Curls are available for purchase right now, but only for a limited time. After you watch the hilarious music video below, run to your nearest store to get your hands on them.