GALE’S PASSOVER TREAT RECIPE

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3 SQUARES OF PLAIN MATZAH

1 CUP BAKERS SHREDDED COCONUT

1 CUP CRANBERRY CRASINS

3 CUPS GHRIADELHI DARK CHOCOLATE MORSELS

1 CUP OF SLIVERED ALMONDS (TOAST IN 350 DEGREE OVEN FOR 7 MINUTES)

 

DIRECTIONS:

CRUMBLE THE 3 SQUARES OF MATZAH INTO SMALL PIECES

THEN MIX ALL THE INGREDIENTS EXCEPT THE CHOCOLATE TOGETHER WITH THE MATZAH

 

MELT:

3 CUPS GHRIADELHI DARK CHOCOLATE MORSELS UNTIL SMOOTH.

ADD THE CHOCOLATE TO THE ABOVE DRIED INGREDIENTS

PLACE WAX PAPER ON COOKING SHEET; THEN SPREAD THE MIXTURE OUT ON THE COOKIE SHEET AND FLATTEN WITH A METAL SPATCHLER.

REFRIDGERATE OVER NIGHT AND THEN BREAK INTO PIECES

GALE’S PASSOVER TREAT RECIPE

HAPPY PESACH!

 

ENJOY

 

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Lyn’s Almond Butter Cookies

Lyn’s Almond Butter Cookies

I know she got these out of a natural health magazine many years ago and that these are good, real good, that’s all I will write. Smell the almond.

About 3 1/2 dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • 24 whole almonds
  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 2/3 cup almond butter
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest.

 

How

Preheat the oven to 350°. Lightly grease 2 backing sheets

Blanch the almonds in boiling water for 45 seconds. Drain and rinse under cold running water, squeeze each almond to pop it out of its skin; transfer almonds to cookie sheet and toast in the oven for 8 minutes.

Sift the flour, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl.

In another bowl, whisk together maple syrup, almond butter, melted butter, vanilla and almond extracts and orange zest until smooth.

Fold the flour mixture into the almond butter mixture.

Form the dough into walnut sized balls. Place the balls 3 inches apart on the backing sheet and gently flatten into 1 ½ inch rounds. Press an almond into each cookie. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, rotating the baking sheets halfway through for even baking. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool until crisp.

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Is this true?

Almonds are not nuts.  In fact, an almond is the seed of the fruit of the almond tree.  This tree bears fruits with a “stone-like” seed within.

Fruits with these characteristics are called “drupes”.  Specifically, a drupe is a fruit that has an outer fleshy part surrounding a shell that contains a seed.  Other drupes include fruits from walnut trees and coconut trees.

The seed inside the almond fruit is what is commonly referred to as an almond “nut”, even though it’s not a nut.  A nut is a hard shelled fruit that has an indehiscent seed; more simply, a hard shelled fruit that doesn’t open to release its seed(s).  An example of a true nut would be an acorn or chestnut.

This all gives a whole new perspective to the famous Almond Joy jingle “Sometimes you feel like a nut; sometimes you don’t”.  When you feel like a nut, an Almond Joy wouldn’t do you any good due to the ingredients primarily comprising of chocolate (bean), coconut (seed), and almonds (seed).  The ending of the jingle, like so many advertisements, is then just plain false advertising: “Almond Joy’s got nuts” (LIES!!!), “Mounds don’t”.

Read more at http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2010/04/almonds-are-not-nuts/#SMiq8OzorPKfmDkT.99

Almond-Crusted Salmon

In our search for a healthier lifestyle we came across the Sonoma Diet maybe six years ago. I loved the way it was set up and the huge selection of meals was great.  Felt like I was cooking gourmet almost every night and in fact lost a few inches around the waist, my wife hates me I was not trying to lose weight. We have bought 3 or 4 of their cook books since and they are one of the ones I go to more often than not for ideas of what to do with whatever struck our fancy at the meat or fish market. I like to look at two or three of the same type of recipes from different sources for ideas and then make it with my own flair. Anyway this one needs no changes but I have tried cashews, pistachio and walnuts shhh don’t tell Connie.

  From: Sonoma Diet wave 2 and 3 express

Makes 4 servings

Start to finish 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 lbs. salmon fillet, skinned, cut in 4-ounce portions
  • 2 Tbsp. whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. almonds, lightly toasted, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tsp. parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp. thyme, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil or canola oil

How:

Season salmon with salt and pepper. Set aside.

Combine the bread crumbs and extra virgin olive oil. Mix just to coat the crumbs. Add chopped almonds and herbs. Season with salt and pepper. Spread on a plate.

Gently press each portion of seasoned salmon into almond mixture to coat one side. Place crumb-side up on a plate.

Heat a non stick pan over medium heat. Add oil, then place the fish, crumb-side down, in the pan. Cook about 2 minutes or until the crumbs are golden brown. Carefully turn the fish and cook 2-4 more minutes until the fish is just cooked through. Remove from the pan.