This stuffed cabbage recipe is easy once all the pieces are together. The raisins and apples add a fruity spin to the sweet and sour sauce. I froze the cabbage overnight and then defrosted it in a microwave. Recipe below. 1 large head cabbage Filling 1 1/2 lb. ground beef 1/2 c. uncooked rice 1 T. oil 1 medium onion, diced small 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 egg, beaten Sauce 3 T. oil 1 large onion, peeled and diced 1 35-oz. can chopped tomatoes 2 T. cornstarch (or flour) 1/4 c. lemon juice (juice from 1 lemon) 2 T. tomato paste 1 c. brown sugar (or honey) 2 bay leaves 2 tsp salt 3/4 tsp. pepper 1 large apple, peeled, cored and diced 1/4 c. raisins (optional) Prepare cabbage by either boiling or freezing method: Cut out hard core of cabbage. Then, either freeze…

Avocado and Fish! I found this recipe when I was making a themed Cuban event. It’s one of my favorite fish dishes and it’s perfect for Pesach. Read the latest car news and check out newest photos, articles, and more from the Car and Driver Blog.

Purim is here! Here is an easy hamantaschen recipe. Its easy to roll out and fill and fold. You can fill the hamantaschen with whatever filling you like (fruit, chocolate, etc). In the Free Yoast seo premium nulled metabox you can set a focus keyword.

Health Benefits of Indian food First, besides being fantastically delicious – Indian food is healthy.  In fact, it is so healthy that one of the main spices is an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, fights free radicals, fights infections, has been studied and proven to fight the onset of Alzheimer’s and cancer and more!  What is this super spice? Turmeric!  First, turmeric is actually a gorgeous looking root.  It comes in a rusty orange type color (you can buy your fresh root at Whole Foods, H-Mart and other places around town).   In addition, turmeric has a mild yummy taste and a gorgeous color (as with a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables – if there is a gorgeous color – the fruit or vegetable will have a lot of antioxidants and be good for you – think watermelon, red peppers, etc). Weirdly enough, to be most…

Taste of Menucha will be November 15, 2015.  We’ve already sold 1/5 of the tickets -if you want to come – let us know.  It’s $100 per ticket – 5 fancy courses, wine pairings and the event supports Menucha, Inc.  Want to support Menucha, but can’t come? Donate on-line at: www.menuchainc.org/donate Here is a collection of places you can buy bitcoin online right now.

4 Dish Special! Chana Masala (chick pea and tomato Indian dish) – $25 (includes basmati rice – feeds 4) Thai Tofu (tofu, sweet potatoes, regular potatoes, carrots, onions, peanut sauce – spicy on request with basmati rice and feeds 4) – $25 Lasagna – $30 (spinach, cheese, yumminess) 2017 toyota corolla

Keep us in mind for our Rosh Hashannah simanim platter – we’ve sold out for the last 4 years!  Order deadline is September 3, 2015.  We’re under the Star-k. Please keep us in mind for your events – we cater weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, business dinners and lunches, etc. To order either call: 410.358.6646 or send an email: bshor@sweetandgoodcatering.com. Our simanim platter is $35 for 4 people (and $8 each additional person).  You can upgrade the simanim special to include a ceramic platter ($70) wrapped with a ribbon. Herbed Beet Salad 1/2 cup Moroccan Carrots 1/2 cup Leek and Onion Puff (1 per person) Squash tart (1 per person) Dates with cous cous, onions and craisins 1/2 cup Pomegranate Salsa 1/2 cup Black Eyed Peas Chutney 1/2 cup Apple Honey muffins (1 per person) Gummy Fish Second Night Shechiyanu special fruit Rosh Hashannah menu: Deadline to order…

Here are some photos from Eli Taragin from our latest Bar Mitzvah Party – thank you so much for including us in your simcha. And the fun salmon with honey mustard and taro chips on top! And then an absolutely, no kidding around amazing broccoli kugel (quiche). Dairy stuffed shells? Why yes, I will be taking a second helping….

Please find some of the pictures from Ohr Chadash’s VIP reception catered by O’Fishel Catering with guest chef Bracha Shor.  The figs were my favorite from the event, though our famous couscous salad was there (with the 7 species!) and our chicken satay. figs ohr chadash

Shavuos orders are closed! Thank you so much, please think of us next time. Want to make your yom tov preparations easier?  Order from us – please find our menu below. Shavuos menu: Deadline to order is May 19, 2015. To make your order please call 410.358.6646 or email bshor@sweetandgoodcatering.com. As always keep us in mind to discuss your menu for your next event (wedding, bar/bat mitzvah, holiday party, business lunch, etc). Appetizers: Spinach Dip Roasted Garlic Dip The dips are not only delicious but versatile.  They can be used with challah, on top of spaghetti, as a base for salad dressings (and some people even eat them straight!). Dips $4 for 1 cup size and $7 for 2 cup size: Main Courses Poached Salmon: $18 per portion Chicken stuffed with red pepper, onions and spinach: $10 per serving (1/4 of a chicken) Roasted Chicken…

Our Next Pop Up will be Sunday March 15, 2015!  And as a reminder we’re under the Star-k!  We’ll post more information soon – or you can email bshor@sweetandgoodcatering.com for more information.  We’ve sold out of the 3 previous pop-ups, so make your reservation early. Please join us!  RSVP early, as soon as the smaller tables are reserved, we will then continue to take reservations, but they will be for the larger tables (so you might be joining others). Ode to Citrus A warm infusion of flavor and comfort in wintry weather, featuring: • Sushi • • Trio of Appetizers • Triumverate of salads, including mango chutney, caesar with caper dressing, and quinoa in orange balsamic vinegar, nestled in shot glasses on a watermelon “plate.” • Persian Soup • Yellow split peas, dehydrated lemons, and thinly-sliced chicken. • Quince Entremezzo • Sorbet palate cleanser…

As a reminder – we’re under Star-K and we just spent a fantastic evening at the TA Ladies Tea – it was gorgeous.  We demonstrated watermelon cubes, stuffed mini potatoes and piped toffuti (sweet and savory).  Pictures soon to follow.

Thank you so much for sharing your simchas with us.  We have been doing a number of bar and bas mitzvahs.  We just did a bar mitzvah this week – with Mulligatawny soup – it’s a red lentil based with bold flavors – and was simply amazing.  We did a bas mitzvah with everything mini! Mini Pies, Mini Mousse, Mini cakes, mini quinoa salad, mini couscous salad and more!  Please seee the picture….

We will be catering Thanksgiving again this year!  The menu is subject to change.  Orders must be made by Sunday before Thanksgiving.  Pick up will be on Wednesday. Thanksgiving Menu (please order as soon as you know and by Sunday the 24th at noon – delivery and pickup will be on Wednesday before Thanksgiving): Whole Turkey with Stuffing (for 12-14 people): $120 FAMOUS Spinach  Dip, Carrot Ginger dip, or Cilantro Pesto – $7 small tub, $12 large tub Steamed String Beans: $3 a serving Grammy Margaret’s Homemade Cranberry Sauce – $2 a serving Sweet potatoes (with marshmallow on top) – $3 a serving Berry and Nut Rice: $2 a serving Fresh Steamed Broccoli – $4 a serving Corn, Red Pepper and Hearts of Palm Salad: $8 for a quart Pumpkin Pie – $15 for 9 inch, $20 for 10 inch Apple Pie – $15 for 9 inch,…

Yom Kippur Pre-Post Fast: B”H we have sold out of our simanim platters very quickly this year.  Please look to Sweet and Good Catering for your future Yom tov and catering needs. Pre-Post YK deadline is Sunday, September 28, 2014.  To order either call: 410.358.6646 or send an email: bshor@sweetandgoodcatering.com. Cheese Lasagna with onions, spinach, garlic Bean Burrito – with beans, rice, sour cream, cheese, avocado, salsa Bagels and Cream Cheese Grilled Salmon Chana Masala (Indian chick pea dish with tomatoes and spices) $20 (feeds 4 as a main dish) Jeweled Rice (with craisins, red pepper, onions and garlic): $15

B”H we have sold out of our simanim platters very quickly this year.  Please look to Sweet and Good Catering for your future Yom tov and catering needs. Deadline to order is September 17, 2014. To order either call: 410.358.6646 or send an email: bshor@sweetandgoodcatering.com. Herbed Beet Salad 1/2 cup Moroccan Carrots 1/2 cup Leek and Onion Puff (1 per person) Squash tart (1 per person) Dates with cous cous, onions and craisins 1/2 cup Pomegranate Salsa 1/2 cup Black Eyed Peas Chutney 1/2 cup Apple Honey muffins (1 per person) Gummy Fish Second Night Shechiyanu special fruit Rosh Hashannah menu: Deadline to order is September 17th. You think the only thing you have to dip your apple in is honey???? No! You have more choices – we have dips for you… they are not only delicious but versatile.  They can be used with challah, on…

Want to make your yom tov preparations easier?  Order from us – please find our menu below. Sukkot menu: Deadline to order is October 1, 2014. To make your order please call 410.358.6646 or email bshor@sweetandgoodcatering.com. Almost all items on this menu freeze beautifully (not the dips, trifle, or rice).  The Ethiopian stews are *amazing* – they are flavorful and delicious.  Though they have a lot of spices in them, they are not *hot* spicy. Appetizers: Spinach Dip Cilantro Pesto Dip Carrot Ginger Dip Roasted Red Pepper Dip The dips are not only delicious but versatile.  They can be used with challah, on top of spaghetti, as a base for salad dressings (and some people even eat them straight!). Dips $4 for 1 cup size and $7 for 2 cup size: Tri-Colored Gefilte Fish: $35 Ethiopian Pumpkin Soup: $7.50 for 4 cups Main Courses Chicken…

Order Indian Take out! Please call or email: bshor@sweetandgoodcatering.com to make your order.  We accept cash or check. Soup: Tomato Soup : $5 Mulligatawny (lentils, garlic, apple, ginger, onions and spices – more similar to a stew) $6 Main Courses: Chana Masala (chick pea and tomato and spices dish) with rice: $10 Curried Salmon with rice: $20 Side Dishes: Curried Corn and Potatoes: $4 Cucumber Raita: $4 Steamed Rice (included with main course, otherwise): $1 Indian Special rice (with turmeric, onions, corn and peas): $3 Bread: Naan (according to the Indian restaurant I went to – “No Indian Meal is Complete without Bread”) : $5 Dessert: Chocolate Decadence Cake with Raspberry sauce – $5 **The menu is subject to change.

Paula Shoyer was at Linda Lebovic’s Swirl’s Best Picks.  She has just come out with a cookbook (The Holiday Kosher Baker) and will come out with another right before Pesach (The New Passover Menu in Februrary 2015).  I enjoyed meeting her so much – first of all, she’s fascinating (lived in Switzerland as a diplomat, then turned to cooking, ran a cooking school, catering company and now she’s writing cookbooks), filled with a joie de vivre, and her recipe is delicious!  I had the opportunity to make it for the Swirl event.  I’ve included her recipe below with my comments.  My comments are marked by [] and “Obs” (which stands for observation). Babka Bites: Reprinted with permission from Sterling Publishing Makes 46- 48 bites Dough ¼ cup warm water ½ ounce (2 envelopes) dry yeast ¼ cup plus 1 teaspoon sugar, divided 2 ½ cups…

Let us do the cooking for you!  Want an easy relaxing, yet delicious shabbos meal? Order from us! You must order by Wednesday, June 11, 2014 for June 13, 2014. Chicken Soup – $9 per quart Baked Gefilte Fish with tomato sauce on top- $15 per loaf Apricot Chicken – $8 a portion Shnitzel: $8 each portion Squash Pumpkin – $3 per portion Orzo – $2.50 per portion Chocolate Mousse – $3 per portion (in a 4 ounce cup) Thai Tofu June 9th You can order Thai tofu take out on June 9th (order early, once we’re sold out there will be none left).  What you don’t even like tofu?  Well, you’ve maybe never had it prepared this way.  It’s fried tofu (which gives it more texture) with sweet potatoes, carrots, potatoes and onions in a creamy tangy coconut peanut butter sauce with jasmine…

Sweet and Good Catering is a full service caterer – we will be pleased to help you come up with a menu for your next event!  We’re under the Star-k and our focus is on delicious, gorgeously presented food.

We will have 2 seatings on May 27, 2014:  6, 7:45.  Reservations are required and obligatory (please cancel if you cannot come).    We’ve sold out previous pop-ups! RSVP early. Menu and prices are subject to change.  Only cash or check. 410.358.6646 Starter: Mushroom, Vegetables, Onion and Wine sauce Crepes: $5 Soup: Soupe au Poulet (French chicken soup with vegetables)- $5 Potato and Leek Soup – $5 Main Course (you *MUST* pre-order your entree): Coq Au Vin (Chicken in a wine sauce) $14 Braised Salmon Provencal  – with fennel, tomatoes and sage: $14 Julia Child’s Boeuf Bourguignon (braised meat stewed in wine) $23 Sides $5 each: Fresh Steamed Green Beans Roasted Eggplant Rice Pilaf Roasted potatoes Warm roasted beet salad Dessert: Chocolate Mousse in a Chocolate Cup: $5 Parve Cheesecake with Strawberries: $5 Crepes filled with chocolate spread, bananas, strawberries, ice cream with whipped…

Hello!  We are going Indian take out on March 7, 2014.  It’s $20 per person. Please find the menu below . Appetizers (both included): Daal (a light lentil soup) Baked Indian Gefilte fish (or gefilte fish with red sauce) Main Course (everyone gets Cilantro garlic steamed basmati rice with the main course, you can pick 1): Chicken Curry  (with coconut milk, and Indian spices) Indian Dry Rub (rubbed with homemade curry) Chana Masala (chick pea main course) Side Dishes (you can pick 2): “Yogurt” and Potato Curry: Cucumber Raita: (“yogurt and cucumber, amazingly delicious) Chana masala (chick pea and tomato dish – can be a side dish) Bread: Naan (according to the Indian restaurant I went to – “No Indian Meal is Complete without Bread”) : Upgrade of $3 Dessert: Chocolate mousse – $2.50 upgrade

Postponed! There’s a great place in Cincinatti called Tom and Chee – and they make some great grilled cheeses.  We’re going to go ahead and see if people are going to want a kosher version of this in Baltimore.  Here’s our menu.  We’re going to have grilled cheese take out on Wednesday night.  If you want to guarantee that you’ll get a grilled cheese of your choosing and if you want tomato soup/salad or dessert – pre-order!  (Once we’re out, if you haven’t pre-ordered, you won’t get).  We take only cash or check.  The take out will start at 4pm and go until 8pm.  Call for location (410.358.6646). Grilled Cheeses: $5 Breads: White, Whole Wheat, Multi Grain, Fancy Bread (for an extra $1 -please pre-order if you know): Challah, Chabbatta Rolls, Glazed Donuts Cheeses: Cheddar, White Cheddar, Mozzarella Fancy Cheeses (for an extra $1):…

Please find our menu below.  We only will take cash or check. Reservations are required and obligatory (if you cannot make it you have until 1 hour before your RSVP to cancel).  Main courses must be pre-ordered.  (and if you already know everything you want to order, let us know). Salsa and Guacamole and chips – $6 Ceviche (an amazingly refreshing fish dish – it has fresh lemon juice, white fish, corn and red peppers) $6 per portion Gazpacho (authentic pureed cold soup – another refreshing dish – filled with fresh vegetables and spices) $5 per portion Chicken Burritos (filled with chicken, beans, rice, and a fun sauce)- $12 Vegetarian Burritos (beans, rice, sauteed onions and peppers and a fun sauce) – $10 Chicken with Mole Sauce – Mole sauce is a rich and deep sauce with cocoa and a few different chile peppers,…

Hello!  We are doing our 3rd annual Menucha, Inc fundraiser.  The first year we raised $250, last year we raised about $600 and this year we are hoping to raise $1500 for Menucha, Inc (www.menuchainc.org) by January 24th.  If you buy a tray of lemon bars for $15 – Menucha gets all the profit, labor and all we got donated!  We’re asking if you do buy a tray of lemon bars if you would consider a matching donation (so write a check to Menucha, Inc for $30 – so Menucha can get even more much needed funds). Thank you – please order by phone: 410.358.6646 or by email: bshor@sweetandgoodcatering.com

Hello!  We are going to do an Indian Pop Up Restaurant on December 24, 2013.  Please find the a la carte menu below with the prices.  We will only accept cash or check; reservations are required and obligatory (if you cannot make it you have until 1 hour before your RSVP to cancel). Appetizer: Samosas (filled with potatoes and corn) with onion chutney $4 Main Course (steamed rice is included with all main courses): Chicken Curry  (with coconut milk, Indian spices and heat upon request) $8 Indian Dry Rub (rubbed with homemade curry) $7.50 Lamb Curry with “yogurt”, onion, cardamom, cinnamon, cumin, coriander and more amazing spices: $15 (**MUST pre-order the lamb**) Side Dishes: Chana Masala (chick pea and tomato and spices dish): $2.50 Cauliflower Curry: $3 “Yogurt” and Potato Curry: $2.50 Cucumber Raita: $2 Steamed Rice (included with main course, otherwise): $1 Indian…

Leba Dinovitz took some stellar pictures.  She was amazing, as was Tzivi D. – the food stylist…. first picture being the delicious delectable chocolate mousse in a chocolate cup. Our Indian Samosa – (Leba D. Photo) always a fan favorite appetizer. 7 Spiced Seared Tuna -(Leba D. photo)  another fantastic appetizer – normally served with a dot of wasabi cream. Always a good time for sushi (Leba D. photo) One of our signature dishes – the zucchini weave with cous cous inside (although sometimes it’s rice, quinua or stuffing – photo by Leba D).

We’ll be making latkes for Chanukah – we’ve gotten a lot of orders so far, please order early if you would like some latkes (we’re making regular potato, gluten free, sweet potato and Indian Samosa latkes).  If you’re interested it’s a dozen latkes for $12.  If you order more than 6 dozen ask – we have better pricing for bulk orders.  Happy Chanukah and have a great week. (Please order by Monday to guarantee your order) -Bracha 410.358.6646 Thanksgiving Menu (please order as soon as you know and by Sunday the 24th at noon – delivery and pickup will be on Wednesday before Thanksgiving): Whole Turkey with Stuffing (for 12-14 people): $110 FAMOUS Spinach  Dip, Carrot Ginger dip, or Cilantro Pesto – $7 small tub, $12 large tub Steamed String Beans: $3 a serving Grammy Margaret’s Homemade Cranberry Sauce – $2 a serving Sweet potatoes (with marshmallow on top) – $3 a serving…

Sweet and Good Catering – is now under the Star-k! Please consider us for any events you have – we’d love to discuss your menu and make your event all the more outstanding. Make your own pizza find our recipe at (scroll down under the special):www.sweetandgoodcatering.com (was no one amazed at how little it costs to make your own pizza? And one eagle eyed reader pointed out you can sometimes get Barilla Marinara sauce at Walmart for $.70!) Our Shabbos Special is $16 a person – free delivery with orders over $75 (for under $75 – there is a $5 delivery charge in the eruv).  Please order as soon as you know (if possible because of our scheduling it would help us if you could order on Tuesday!). Appetizer:Seven Spiced Seared Tuna (Leba Dinovitz took an amazing picture of this – it will be up…

Sweet and Good Catering is now under the Star-k! Shabbos Special: Appetizer: Baked Gefilte Fish (upgrade of $2) Soup: Butternut Squash Soup Main: Chicken with Red Pepper Sauce and Caramelized onions or Sweet and Sour Meatballs (upgrade of $2) You can pick 2 sides: Sweet Potato Kugel Spinach Kugel Jeweled Rice Dessert: Chocolate Mousse for $2.50 a portion Dips: Peanut, Pesto, Spinach Dip or Carrot Ginger Dip can be a la carte for $4 (one cup container) or $7 for a two cup container.  These dips are not only delicious but versatile.  They can be used with challah, on top of spaghetti, as a base for salad dressings (and some people even eat them straight!).

Homemade Pizza: What’s for dinner? What to make for dinner?  What will the kids eat?  What will my husband eat?  What is healthy and nutritious and doesn’t take too long?  Well, these are sometimes the $64,000 questions in my house and tonight the answer was Homemade Pizza!  Mostly because one of my kids wanted pizza, so I thought, let me try.  I pulled out my trusty “Spice and Spirit” and used a modified version of their recipe. First of all, if you are counting your pennies, making your own pizza is economical.  To buy a pizza costs $18.  To buy a premade crust costs $2.50 per crust.  To make your own (drum roll please) it costs: $0.71 for the crust (and that’s for 2-4 pizzas!). The toppings: $3. So, it’s worth it to make your own, and if you forgo letting the pizza rise…

Our first Shabbos Drop off for the year – now under the Star-k!  We have a number of events coming up (hooray!). Please consider us for any events you have – we’d love to discuss your menu and make your event all the more outstanding. Our Shabbos drop off is now $18 a person – free delivery with orders over $75 (for under $75 – there is a $5 delivery charge). Appetizer: Cilantro Pesto Soup:  Hearty Minestrone Soup – (read “it has chicken”) Main: Chicken MarsalaSide: Jeweled RiceSide: Green Beans with Italian sauce Dessert:Brownies for an additional $2 per portion Dips: Pesto, Spinach Dip or Carrot Ginger Dip can be a la carte for $4 a one cup container or $7 for a two cup container.  These dips are not only delicious but versatile.  They can be used with challah, on top of spaghetti, as…

Sukkot Menu: Want to make your yom tov preparations easier?  Order from us – please find our menu below. Sukkot menu: These dips are not only delicious but versitile.  They can be used with challah, on top of spaghetti, as a base for salad dressings (and some people even eat them straight!). Dips $4 for small and $7 for large: Spinach Dip Cilantro Pesto Dip Carrot Ginger Dip Gluten Free Sweet and Sour Meatballs: $9 per serving (approximately 1/2 lb) Chicken stuffed with pastrami: $9 per serving (1/4 of a chicken) Apple Kugel:  $20 for a 10 inch tin or $3 a serving Thai Tofu Dish (with potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots and onions with a pb coconut sauce) $20 (feeds 4 as a main dish) Chana Masala (Indian chick pea dish with tomatoes and spices) $20 (feeds 4 as a main dish) Basmati Rice $15…

SIMANIM SPECIAL for RH Our simanim special will be $20 for 4 servings (and $5 additional for each additional person) and will include a Laminated bencher that has all of the Y’hee Ratzons of the symbolic foods: Herbed Beet Salad 1/2 cup Moroccan Carrots 1/2 cup Leek and Onion Puff (1 per person) Mini Squash savory tart (2 per person) Dates with cous cous, onions and craisins 1/2 cup Pomegranate Salsa 1/2 cup Black Eyed Peas Chutney 1/2 cup Rosh Hashannah menu: These dips are not only delicious but versitile.  They can be used with challah, on top of spaghetti, as a base for salad dressings (and some people even eat them straight!). Dips $4 for small and $7 for large: Spinach Dip Cilantro Pesto Dip Carrot Ginger Dip TriColored Gefilte Fish in a 10 inch circle tin $30 Matzah Ball Soup: $4 a serving Granny Harriet’s…

Thai Tofu “take out” This is our Wednesday special (feeds 4 people – $20).  It’s sauteed tofu, with carrots, onions, sweet potatoes, potatoes, garlic and rice with a peanut butter coconut sauce.  It is rich and delicious and healthy – and it’s one of our all-time most popular dishes. Thai Shabbos Special Please order the Shabbos Special by Wednesday at noon. Shabbos Thai Special for $15 a portion: Appetizer Thai Son-in-law Eggs (these are soft boiled then fried eggs with a sweet and sour sauce and are *fantastic*) Soup: Tom Yom Soup (famous Thai Soup – featuring sweet, salty, sour and spicy seasonings) Main Course (pick 1): Chicken Satay (marinated chicken then roasted on skewers – not “hot” spicy) or Thai Beef Stir Fry (for an additional $4) Sides (you can pick 2): Curried Carrots, Potatoes and Onions Thai Sesame Noodles Basmati Rice Dessert: Chocolate Mousse – $2.50 per portion…

Hello!  We’ll be doing a Turkey Satay and Rice “take out” for our Wednesday special (feeds 4 people (approximately 1/2 pound of turkey per person)- has a wonderfully flavorful marinade – with soy sauce, peanut butter and homemade curry – with aromatic basmati rice) – $25.  Please order the Wednesday “take out” special by Tuesday night and the Shabbos Special by Wednesday. Shabbos Cajun Special for $15 a portion: Appetizer Jalapeno Poppers – jalapeno with sweet peanut butter -baked. (Not as spicy as it sounds, and it is really very wonderful – you are supposed to eat the whole pepper at once, so that the the peanut butter cools down the pepper while you eat it). Fish Course: Cajun Baked Gefilte Fish (for $2 a portion – in a cajun tomato based sauce) Main Course: Cajun Sloppy Joes (approximately 1/2 pound meat per portion) or Cajun Chicken Side Dishes…

Hello!  We’ll be doing Chana Masala and Rice for our $20 Wednesday special (feeds 4-6 people – is an Indian dish with chick peas, tomatoes and spices – with aromatic basmati rice).   Shabbos Special for $15 a portion: Appetizer: Almond or Salmon Onigiri (rice ball seasoned with soy sauce and spices) Soup: Miso Soup  (with tofu and seaweed) Fish: Sushi (an additional $6 a roll, tuna is $8) Main Course: Teriyaki Chicken or Ginger Simmered Chicken Sides (you can pick 2): Daikon and cucumber salad with Ginger Dressing Miso Eggplant Steamed Rice Roasted Carrot, Taro root, and Potato Dessert: Lemon Bar Trays – $15 for world famous Sweet and Good Catering Lemon bars (9×13 tray) For orders over $75 and in the eruv, there is free delivery.  For orders under $75 there is a $5 delivery charge or you can pick up. Bracha 410.358.6646 www.sweetandgoodcatering.com If anyone…

It was so popular last week we will have the Thai tofu special again for Wednesday night – for 4-6 people, there’s sauteed tofu and vegetables in a peanut thai sauce (with coconut milk) with rice for $20. Please order the Wednesday special by Tuesday night and the Shabbos special by Wednesday noon, if you know.  We will try to accomodate any orders after that, but no guarantee.  Take care and have a good week.  Thank you so much. Fancy Shabbos Special (for $15 a portion): Appetizer: Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes with a spinach dip Fish Baked Gefilte fish with a tomato based sauce Soup: Butternut Squash soup Main Course: Chicken Roulade with sun dried tomatoes, spinach and onions with wine sauce Meat Knish (1/2 pound ground meat per portion) for an additional $4 Sides: Baked Potato with garlic herb spread Cabbage Salad with craisins, mandarin oranges, nuts…

We will have a Thai tofu special for Wednesday night – for 4-6 people, there’s tofu and vegetables in a peanut thai sauce with rice for $20. Please order the Wednesday special by Tuesday night and the Shabbos special by Wednesday noon, if you know.  We will try to accomodate any orders after that, but no guarantee.  Take care and have a good week.  Thank you so much. Chinese Shabbos Special (for $15 a portion): Appetizer: Marbled Tea Eggs (these are hard boiled eggs flavored with tea and other spices – and are a very popular appetizer in China) or Vegetable Egg Rolls Fish Fried fish with peanuts (a $4 upgrade) Soup: Chinese Chicken soup Main Course: Sweet and Sour Chicken Szechuan Beef (an $8 upgrade) Sides (pick 2): Garlic Broccoli Eggplant with ginger and garlic steamed rice Dessert: Sesame Balls with red bean paste ($3 upgrade) For…

Hello!  This week is 4th of July Special. We are teaching classes and catering events – thank you everyone who has recommended us – please if you enjoy our food – tell your friends! Recent Testimonials:  From the French Special: I want to tell you that your [Beef Bourguignion]  was AMAZING and INCREDIBLE.  We devoured it…it was an absolute 10. The Hawaiian Special was very well received – the flavors were bold and yummy. 4th of July Special for $15 a person: Appetizer: Red, White and Blue – Blue Chips and Salsa (with cooked egg whites) Fish (an additional $8 per serving): Salmon in pastry purse with spinach Soup: Chicken Soup Main Course: Apricot Chicken Teriyaki Brisket (for an additional $8) Sides (you can pick 2): Roasted Potatoes Mashed Potatoes Glazed Carrots Desserts: Apple Pie – either 9 inch ($15) or individual size ($5)…

Aloha! We have catered a few events recently – some business lunches and kiddishes, if you need similar – please ask, we’d be delighted to help.  This week’s special is Hawaiian!  $15 a person – if you know, please order by Wednesday at noon. Appetizer: Coconut Encrusted tofu Fish (an additional $8 per serving): Salmon Poke (this is similar to ceviche – it is “cooked” through marination) Soup: Saiman (noodle and broth soup – considered the “national” dish of Hawaii) Main Course: Chicken Shoyu (shoyu is soy sauce, so it’s Asian in flavors – garlic, ginger, etc) Slow roasted Hawaiian style shredded Shoulder roast (for an additional $8) Sides (you can pick 2): Hawaiian Green Papaya Salad Hawaiian Potato Mac Salad -I am told this is a very Hawaiian Luau dish Hawaiian Rice Side dish For orders over $75 and in the eruv, there…

We catered a very fun event – fondue night!  It had three courses (cheese fondue, broth fondue (where fish was boiled at the tables), and finally chocolate with all the fixings – toasted coconut, toasted nuts, marshmallows, fruit, etc). This week’s special is Indian!  $15 a person – please order by Wednesday at noon, if you know… Appetizer: Samosas with Chutney (triangular pastry with potatoes and spices) Fish (an additional $8 per serving): Curried Salmon Soup: Daal Soup (a kind of light lentil) Main Course: Indian Dry Rub Roasted Chicken or plain roasted chicken Chicken Curry with Almonds and Coconut Milk Sides (you can pick 2): Zucchini with Onions and Tomatoes Curried Corn and Potatoes Cilantro Garlic Rice with Peas Bread: Sweet and Good Catering’s version of Naan (for an additional $2)  when I was in Pittsburgh, the Indian restaurant I went to had on their menu, “No Indian meal…

Ooh La La!  We’re having our French Special and our Dessert special. The upgrade is Boeuf Bourguignon – this recipe (of Julia Child’s) has a depth of flavor – with lots of layers (it has cognac in it…).  Have a wonderful week. Please let us know by Wednesday at noon if you are ordering (to guarantee your order, you can let us know later, and if we can accomodate your order, we will). The Dessert Special for $10 includes the following: Chocolate Mousse (1), Smores Bars (2), Lemon Bars (2), Cookies (4), Brownies (2) French Special – $15 a person Starter: Mushroom, Vegetables, Onion and Wine sauce Crepes Soup: Potage Crecy (Creamy carrot soup) Main Course: Coq Au Vin (Chicken in a wine sauce) or Roasted Chicken with lemon and thyme Julia Child’s Boeuf Bourguignon ($10 upgrade) Sides (you can pick 2): Fresh Steamed Green Beans Potato Galettes (these…

We’ve been caterirng a host of events recently – if you have an event, we’d love the opportunity to discuss your menu and give you a price for it. Please order the Shabbos special as soon as you know, preferably by noon on Wednesday.  We’ll try to accommodate orders after that, but no guarantee. Ethiopian is a communal stew based cuisine.  The primary spice is berbere (which is a spice blend with paprika serving as the main ingredient – cumin, cloves, cardamom, coriander, nutmeg, salt and pepper, garlic and onions being the main ingredients).  The “bread” is injera which is a sourdough crepe made with teff flour (a grain found in Ethiopia filled with protein) and white flour (Teff flour is a little exotic for most Westerners and needs to be “tempered” with the white flour).  They use the injera as a utensil to pick up the food that is all…

Memorial Day Week – we’re going to have a grill special.  Although the weather keeps going up and down – we’ll think positive thoughts that grilling is here for the summer.  The weekly special is below, please order by Wednesday at noon, if you can. $15 per person Shabbos Special: Appetizer: Crisp cups with chive garlic spread and potatoes Fish: Sushi ($6 upgrade per roll for Salmon or veg, $8 for tuna) Soup: Grilled Tomato and Corn Soup Main Course: Grilled Chicken with Asian 5 spice seasoning (or plain grilled chicken) Grilled Skirt Steak ($7.50 upgrade) Sides (you can pick 2): Grilled Garlic Bread Grilled Zucchini Grilled Carrot Muffins Dessert: Chocolate Mousse: $2.50 upgrade per portion or Grilled Fruit with drizzled chocolate and almonds $2 upgrade per portion For orders over $75 and in the eruv, there is free delivery.  For orders under $75 there is…

Retraction from last special:  the new baby’s name is Yehuda Ephraim!  Binyamin Eliyahu is his big brother….Weekly special is below, please order by Wednesday at noon, if you can. $15 per person Shabbos Special: Appetizer: Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes with spinach dip (a big crowd pleaser) or Carrot Ginger Dip Fish: Sushi ($6 per roll for Salmon or veg, $8 for tuna) Soup: Lentil and Chicken Soup Main Course: Homemade BBQ Chicken Sides (you can pick 2): Quinoa Salad Sauteed Zucchini and Tomatoes House Salad Dessert: Chocolate Mousse: $2.50 per portion For orders over $75 and in the eruv, there is free delivery.  For orders under $75 there is a $5 delivery charge or you can pick up. Bracha 410.358.6646 www.sweetandgoodcatering.com If anyone would like to send me ideas on specials – we would very much like to hear from you, send us an email or post…

Big News in the Shor house: Yehuda Ephraim Shor was born April 16 (which happens to be his grandfather’s birthday as well!), he was born 8 pounds and super cute. Next, is our Shavuos menu – see below.  Please order as soon as you know and by Friday at noon (if you want your order guaranteed). Shavuos Menu:Appetizers: Chicken Vegetable Soup – $2.50 per portion (approximately 1.5 cups) Spinach Dip, Carrot Dip or Pesto: $4 for small, $7 for large (parve) Fleischigs: Chicken roulade (stuffed with spinach and sundried tomatoes and white wine) $9 Granny’s Brisket ($15 a portion) Grilled Chicken $7.50 a portion Roasted Vegetables – $2.50 a portion Carrot Puree (think mashed potatoes, but instead of potatoes – carrots) $2.50 a portion Quinua stuffed peppers $4 each (with spices and onions and garlic) Dairy Dessert: Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Cheese Cake $5…

Pesach Menu (non-gebrokts): Starters: Delicious Meatballs (package of 15) – $15 Baked Gefilte Fish Loaf  – $15 Moroccan Fish Balls: $15 for 8 fish balls TriColored Gefilte Fish $33 (has 3 loaves of gefilte fish in it – baked in a 10 inch circle tin) Soups: $7.50 per quart Tomato Zucchini Soup (Parve) Butternut Squash Soup (Parve) Parve Sides: (4 x 6 feeds 4-6, 9 x 13 feeds 12 – 16) – $9/$19 Broccoli Kugel Potato Kugel Carrot Kugel Apple Cranberry Kugel Stuffed Acorn Squash (stuffed with squash, raisins, onions) $5 each Mains: Classic Roasted Chicken: $8 per portion Chinese Chicken Nuggets – $18 per pound Chicken and Pastrami roulade – $12 per portion Pareve Desserts: Brownies – $24 (9×13) Chocolate Decadence Cake $30 (10 inch circle tin)

Pesach Menu (non-gebrokts): Starters: Delicious Meatballs (package of 15) – $15 Baked Gefilte Fish Loaf  – $15 Moroccan Fish Balls: $15 for 8 fish balls TriColored Gefilte Fish $33 (has 3 loaves of gefilte fish in it – baked in a 10 inch circle tin) Soups: $7.50 per quart Tomato Zucchini Soup (Parve) Butternut Squash Soup (Parve) Parve Sides: (4 x 6 feeds 4-6, 9 x 13 feeds 12 – 16) – $9/$19 Broccoli Kugel Potato Kugel Carrot Kugel Apple Cranberry Kugel Stuffed Acorn Squash (stuffed with squash, raisins, onions) $5 each Mains: Classic Roasted Chicken: $8 per portion Chinese Chicken Nuggets – $18 per pound Chicken and Pastrami roulade – $12 per portion Pareve Desserts: Brownies – $24 (9×13) Chocolate Decadence Cake $30 (10 inch circle tin) Please find our special below.  Please let us know if you are ordering by noon on Wednesday for this Shabbos special….

Hello, last week was our largest number of orders week (so far).  Hooray! This week, we’re doing our very popular “dip special.”  The inspiration for this special comes from a restaurant in Denver that serves 3 “dips” for each entree.  So, for our special – whichever entree you choose you will also get 3 sauces – each main entree will be broiled, roasted, or poached.  We give our recommendations below, however, you can mix and match.   For those who have ordered this special – it remains one of the all time favorites. Dipping Sauce Special – $15 a person – Please let us know if you are ordering by noon on Wednesday. Appetizer: Fried mashed potato balls with onion chutney Fish: Sushi upgrade ($6 a roll) Soup: Cream of Tomato Soup Individual Challahs for dipping $1.50 extra Main Course: Salmon ($4 upgrade): Red Curry, Black Pepper Aioli,…

Shabbos Special:$15 a person – please order by Wednesday at noon: Appetizer Stuffed Mushrooms Soup: Split Pea Soup or Chicken Soup Fish Course: Tilapia with honey mustard and encrusted with potato chips (additional $4) Main Course: Chicken Roulade with spinach and onions (spinach optional) Side Dishes (you can pick 2): Potato  and onions Roasted vegetables (zucchini, onions, red peppers, squash and mushrooms) Dessert: Lemon Bars (for $2 a serving) or Chocolate Mousse (for $2.50) For orders over $75 and in the eruv, there is free delivery.  For orders under $75 there is a $5 delivery charge or you can pick up. Bracha410.358.6646 www.sweetandgoodcatering.com If anyone would like to send me ideas on specials – we would very much like to hear from you, send us an email or post a message on the website.  Please keep us in mind if you are having a dinner…

The recipe will be back up soon… 2 1/4 cup Crushed oreos 1/2 cup chopped small pecans (or nut of your choice) 1/4 cup corn syrup 1/4 cup strawberry preserves (or could use cherry, or whatever preserves you like – this cuts through the sweetness) 3/4 cup powdered sugar 1/2 cup powdered sugar for rolling If you bought whole oreos it’ll be about 28 oreos to make 2 1/4 cups of crumbs.  Food process the oreos, then add pecans and process those.  Then add the rest of the ingredients (except for the powdered sugar for rolling).  If you do not have a food processor, you can crush the oreos with a knife (or put them in a bag and use a rolling pin) and then chop up the pecans small and add the rest of the ingredients.  Then mix until combined.  Then take a…

Super Bowl Sunday Menu: Hot and Spicy Chicken Wings – $12 for 2 dozen wings BBQ Chicken Wings – $12 for 2 dozen wings Jalapeno Poppers stuffed with Peanut Butter (surprisingly delicious) .75 each Mushroom Poppers (stuffed mushrooms) $6.50 for 10 Sweet Potato Wedges $8 (for approximately 2 pounds) Potato Wedges – $5 (for approximately 2 pounds) Bruschetta – $6 for 8 Sushi – $6 a roll (for egg, tofu, salmon, or veggie) or $8 a roll for tuna Sushi salad (seasoned rice, avocado, cucumber, toasted sesame seeds, seaweed, red pepper and mock crab) serves 8-10 for $20 Sliders – (these are mini hamburgers) 3 for $9 Brownies with Peanut Butter Truffle on top – $15 a 9 inch circle tin – and these are *amazing*. Lemon Bars – $15 a 9×13 tray Simple Shabbos (February 1, 2013) Special:$15 a person – please order by Wednesday…

In honor of the New Year for the trees – we are having a Tu B’shvat special – where each dish features a fruit or a nut from a tree.  We’ll be sending out our Super Bowl Menu next week (with stuffed mushrooms, sliders, hot wings, sushi and more!). Take care, Bracha 410.358.6646 This week we are making a Tu B’Shvat Special. $15 a person – please order by Wednesday at noon (if possible, otherwise call as soon as you know and we’ll try to accomodate): Appetizer Samosas with Mango Chutney (triangular pastry stuffed with potatoes and spices) Soup: Persian Fruit Soup with Matzho Balls Fish Course (for an additional $4): Nut Encrusted Tilapia Main Course: Chicken Satay with almond butter sauce Side Dishes (you can pick 2): Jeweled Rice (with cranberries, apricots and nuts) Salad with lemon dressing and apples and mandarin oranged…

We sold 28 lemon bars for our Menucha, Inc fundraiser, raising over $425 – thank you everyone who participated. This week we are making a Moroccan Special . $15 a person – please order by Wednesday at noon: Appetizer Matbucha (tomato based dip) Soup: Chicken Harira (classic Moroccan Soup) Fish Course (for an additional $9): Moroccan Salmon – a delicious blend of aromatic spices and baked to perfection Main Course: Bisteeya:  This is a phyllo pastry wrapped around layers of chicken, eggs, a delicious onion sauce and crushed almonds. The phyllo is coated in a delicate mixture of cinnamon and sugar. Roasted Herb chicken or Moroccan Dry Rub Chicken Meat, Apricot and Lemon Tagine (classic Mooccan stew) (additional $8 a portion) Side Dishes (you can pick 2): Jasmine Scented Couscous Moroccan Carrots Moroccan potato pancakes Dessert: For an additional $2 a serving you can have: Brownie with…

Avocados are delicious and if you’ve heard anything about them, you’ve probably heard they have the “good” fat.  The good fat helps your body absorb fat soluble vitamins such as alpha and beta carotene and lutein.  Avocados have vitamins K, E, C B6, folates, potassium,  magnesium,  fiber, niacin, riboflavin and has all 8 essential amino acids.  Whew! It also is an anti-inflammatory and filled with caroterioids (which are really good for you). The most popular avocado on the market at the moment is the Hass avocado (95% of California’s crop – and California grows 90% of the world’s crop).  Well – it turns out there is a Mr. Hass.  Mr. Rudolph Hass was first a door to door salesman (selling socks and ties for men) and then worked at the post office for 10 years earning twenty five cents an hour.  In 1925 he…

We are doing our 2nd annual fundraiser for Menucha this week – we will make our *amazing* lemon bars – you get a tasty treat and and a big mitzvah.  The lemon bars are $15.  For the first 20 orders the entire $15 will go directly to Menucha (we have 16 orders so far), for every order over that $14 will go to Menucha (we would like to get to 30). Pick up will be on January 2nd, 3rd, or 4th.  Menucha is a wonderful organization – so if you like the lemon bars, now’s a good time to order them (www.menuchainc.org). This week we are making “American” by special request. American Special: $15 a person – please order by Wednseday at noon: Appetizer Cherry Tomatoes stuffed with Spinach dip Soup: Chicken Soup with vegetables Fish Course: Barbecue Baked Gefilte Fish (additional $2 a…

Ok, first a warning.  If you make these, (if you are like me) you might eat the whole tray.  So be warned.  These are delicious, and they are easy (although it takes a few steps).  Photo by Shani D.: I used Duncan Hines Brownie Mix (it was on sale – you can sometimes get it for .99). 2 -9 inch circle tins 1/2 stick of margarine 1 package Duncan Hines brownie mix 2 cups peanut butter 1 stick margarine 1/4 cup powdered sugar 1 1/2 cup chocolate chips 1/4 cup rich’s whip (or liquid of your choice, milk, almond milk, coconut milk, etc) Directions: Add 1/2 stick of margarine to the duncan hines dry mix – and stir until mixed.  This step is completely optional, I find that if you add 1/2 a stick of margarine it makes the brownies a little more crunchy…

Cheese Fondue – or should I say FUN! Do!   Yes, fondue seems to have gone out of favor with the 70s, which is a real shame, because whereas I agree that bell bottoms and velour suits made a “graceful”? exit, I simply have to disagree with not keeping fondue around. First of all, if nothing else, you have chocolate fondue, and could chocolate ever go out of style?  I will answer that, no, it’s just not possible in my paradigm of thinking about the world.  What could be wrong about dipping just about everything into chocolate (marshmallows, pound cake, pretzels, potato chips, apples, bananas, strawberries, some people say melons, but really, I don’t understand those people, although, based on my earlier statement that there can’t be anything wrong with dipping just about everything into chocolate, I suppose those melon dippers can dip if…

We will be doing our (yearly?) fundraiser for Menucha again next week (January 2, 3rd or 4th you can pick up the $15 lemon bars).  For the first 20 orders the entire $15 will go directly to Menucha.  For every order over that $14 will go to Menucha.   Please order, Menucha, Inc is great (www.menucha.org). This week we are making our immensely popular cajun special ($15 per person – please order by Wednesday at noon).  I am typically light on adding the spicy heat – so if you want it spicy hot you have to special request it. Appetizer Jalapeno Poppers – jalapeno with sweet peanut butter -baked. (Not as spicy as it sounds, and it is really very wonderful – you are supposed to eat the whole pepper at once, so that the the peanut butter cools down the pepper while you eat it). Fish Course:…

Thank you to all of the people who had us cater their Chanukah parties – we were thrilled to be a part of your simcha and add to the light generated from Chanukah.  This week we’re doing a fun Greek special. The special is $15 a person – please order by Wednesday at noon. -Bracha Weekly Greek Special:Appetizer: Greek Campanata (has roasted zucchini, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, garlic) Soup: Revithosoupa – a chickpea soup – which is delicious Main Course: Greek Lemon Chicken Stuffed Red peppers with ground meat (and bulghur and optional spinach) – additional $4 Greek Lamb Stew additional $20 Sides (you can pick 2): Greek Twice Baked Potatoes Stuffed tomatoes (stuffed with peas, onions, breaad crumbs – Domates Yemistes me Araka) Zucchini with mint – (Kolokythakia me Dyosmo) Desserts: Baklava – $2.50 per person For orders over $75 and in the eruv,…

We’ve made over 500 latkes!  Hoooray for fried potatoes (if you’re still going to order your choices are now regular potato and gluten free).  If you’re interested it’s a dozen latkes for $10.  If you order more than 6 dozen ask – we have better pricing for bulk orders.  Happy Chanukah and have a great week. The special is $15 a person – please order by Wednesday at noon. -Bracha Weekly Delicious Special:Appetizer: Baba Ganoush (in response to a special request to have it again) Soup: Chicken and Vegetable Soup Main Course: Chicken Roulade (with sun dried tomatoes and optional spinach and onions) Sides (you can pick 2): Roasted Vegetables Couscous salad (israeli couscous with red peppers, onions, craisins and broccoli (optional) and mayo) glazed carrots Desserts: Chocolate Mousse – $2.50 per person For orders over $75 and in the eruv, there is free…

We’ll be making latkes for Chanukah – we’ve gotten a lot of orders so far, please order early if you would like some latkes – you can have them Friday of this week or any day next week, just as long as you tell us (we’re making regular potato, gluten free, spicy moroccan, zucchini and Indian Samosa latke).  If you’re interested it’s a dozen latkes for $10.  If you order more than 6 dozen ask – we have better pricing for bulk orders.  Happy Chanukah and have a great week. -Bracha In honor of Chanukah – a “Jewish” Special: Baba Ganoush (eggplant dip with tehina) Soup: Chicken Noodle Soup – filled with chicken, noodles and some veggies (potatoes, carrots, onions) Main Course: Apricot Chicken (I feel like this is the “normal” chicken, it could be me, though) or Roasted Chicken with herbs or Granny…

We’ll be making latkes for Chanukah.  If you’re interested it’s a dozen latkes for $10.  If you order more than 6 dozen ask – we have better pricing for bulk orders. The Dessert Special for $10 that includes the following: Chocolate Mousse in a Chocolate Cup (1), Smores Bars (2), Lemon Bars (2), Cookies (4), Brownies (2) French Special – $15 a person Starter: Mushroom, Vegetables, Onion and Wine sauce Crepes Soup: Potage Crecy (Creamy carrot soup) Main Course: “Coq” Au Vin (chicken in a wine sauce) or Roasted Chicken with Lemon and Thyme Sides (you can pick 2): Roasted Potatoes Stuffed Onions Steamed Green Beans Roasted Butternut Squash Fish Upgrade for $7: Braised Tilapia Provencal  – with fennel, tomatoes and sage For orders over $75 and in the eruv, there is free delivery.  For orders under $75 there is a $5 delivery charge or…

Here’s our special (please order by Wednesday at noon, if you can): Indian Special (for $15 a portion): Appetizer: Samosa (pastry filled with potatoes and corn) Fish Masala Dosa with potato, fish filling (upgrade of $6) Soup: Carrot, Ginger and Coriander Soup Main Course: Dry Rub Indian Chicken (or roast chicken) Chicken Curry with onions and tomatoes Sides (pick 2): Curried Potatoes Curried Cauliflower Basmati rice with caramelized onions Dessert: Rice Pudding with Cardamom Thanksgiving Menu (please order by Sunday the 18th at noon): Butternut Squash Soup – $4 a serving Bruschetta with crackers – $1 per serving FAMOUS Spinach and Herb Dip – $7 small tub, $12 large tub Stuffed Acorn Squash $4 (stuffed with challah, onions, celery and a touch of brown sugar and spices) Turkey $9 a serving or $110 for a whole turkey with stuffing. Grammy Margaret’s Homemade Cranberry Sauce…

In another installment of yummy gluten free eating – we made a very fun and quick cookie.  There’s no fat in these cookies and no gluten.  There are still calories, but that’s the way it goes sometimes… You cannot substitute regular sugar for the powdered sugar.  Powdered sugar also has cornstarch in it (it’s an anti-caking agent) and the cornstarch helps give some stability to the ingredients. If you do not have powdered sugar you can use 1 cup regular sugar with 1 teaspoon cornstarch (and then you can blend it to make it super fine, but it should work with the regular sugar crystals).  This could be a 3 ingredient recipe – the vanilla, chips and nuts are all optional.  And I still haven’t done my taste test with and without vanilla – I think (and I’m not sure) that the cocoa masks…

An easy and very Italian appetizer is a caprese salad.  There are only a few ingredients, yet it looks stunning on a plate, smells fantastic and tastes delicious. 1 1/2 pounds High Moisture Mozzarella 1 1/2 pounds Vine ripened tomatoes (or heirloom if you’re willing to splurge) 1/2 bunch Fresh Basil, washed and coarsely chopped 2 teaspoons Coarse Salt (or to taste) 1/4 teaspoon Pepper 2-3 teaspoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil Why did I write high moisture mozzarella you may ask?  Because this is the kind of mozzarella that is delicious and oozing with “juice” and adds to the dish.  However, if you are shopping for your mozzarella at 7Mile, you might not be able to find it.  I was only  able to find “Low Moisture” mozzarella – and this works, too (you can actually make your own relatively easily – if you’d like…

Sorry for the long absence of specials – we have had some events over the past few weeks.  One of them has been our biggest event to date and we have been doing a couple of bar mitzvahs and a few fundraisers.  Please keep us in mind – we would very much appreciate the opportunity to bid on any event you have coming up. Our friends in Indiana made a “Challah”ween a few years ago, and I thought the name was fantastic.  So here’s our special: “Challah”Ween Special (for $15 a portion): Appetizer: Pumpkin Challah or Pumpkin muffins Soup: Butternut Squash Soup Main Course: Chicken Roulade with Sundried tomatoes, spinach and white wine Sides: Jasmine rice with corn and red peppers Citrus Glazed Carrots Dessert: Chocolate peanut butter cups (parve) – $2 each portion (2 in each portion) For orders over $75 and in…

First, we have heard from a couple of people who have tasted all of our specials, that last week’s special was the best special so far.  For those who weren’t able to try the Spanish special when next we have it, try it! Please find the special below. We’re also providing Rosendorff challah to those who want and Sushi on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or for  Shabbos ($6 a roll – tofu, egg, salmon – tuna is $8 a roll). Korean Shabbos Special for $15 a portion, please order by Wednesday at noon: Appetizer: Fried Dumplings- kimchi with tofu, chives and onions Soup: Daikon Radish Soup (Moo Gook) Main Course: Olympic Seoul Chicken (chicken on bone, marinated, similar to a teriyaki chicken but with lots more garlic) Herbed Roasted Chicken Beef Bimbibop – korean hot pot with beef (an $8 upgrade – pot of rice with…

Please find the special below. We’re also providing Rosendorff challah to those who want and Sushi on Wednesday (order by Tuesday night) – we’ll have brown rice and sushi rice options ($6 a roll – tofu, egg, salmon – tuna is $8 a roll). Spanish Shabbos Special for $15 a portion, please order by Wednesday at noon: Appetizer: Stuffed mushrooms (Champigniones al Horno) Soup: Sopa de Ajo (Garlic Soup) Main Course: Pollo con Salsa Verde (chicken with salsa verde – which is green salsa, which means herbs and tomatillos, which means flavorful). or Chorizo (spicy sausage stew- upgrade of $8 per portion) Sides: Paella Spanish Potatoes Dessert: Spanish Almond Cakes Extra: Sangria For orders over $75 and in the eruv, there is free delivery.  For orders under $75 there is a $5 delivery charge or you can pick up. Bracha 410.358.6646 www.sweetandgoodcatering.com If anyone…

Here is our weekly Shabbos Special for $15 a portion, please order, if you can, by Wednesday at noon: Appetizer: Samosas (triangular pastry filled with potatoes and peas) Soup: Carrot and Ginger Soup Fish: Curried Tilapia – $4 upgrade Main Course: Indian Dry Rub Chicken or Chicken Curry with almonds and coconut milk Sides (you can pick 2): Curried Corn and potatoes Indian Slaw Basmati Rice Dessert: Rice Pudding with Cardamom $2 upgrade For orders over $75 and in the eruv, there is free delivery.  For orders under $75 there is a $5 delivery charge or you can pick up. Bracha 410.358.6646 www.sweetandgoodcatering.com If anyone would like to send me ideas on specials – we would very much like to hear from you, send us an email or post a message on the website. Please keep us in mind if you are having a dinner…

This summer we are having camp Shor!  And as part of the fun activities we do, we do a lot of children friendly recipes (and pre-school crafts – if you know fun ones, let me know).  The following chocolate syrup is easy and delicious.  It’s from the Scharffen Berger’s cookbook (Scharffen Berger is a boutique chocolate – which can be bought at The Chocolate Publishing company, as well as other locations).   It’s a small amount and little hands can do a great job mixing and pouring (and then drinking milk chocolate – it’s a win/win all around). Is this recipe cost effective (i.e. is it cheaper to make than shoprite chocolate syrup?) – I have to work the math out on that one, but it’s better for you (i.e. no corn syrup, and no preservatives).  This recipe keeps about 1 month in the fridge, and is…

Appetizer: Almond Onigiri (rice ball seasoned with soy sauce and spices with almonds) Soup: Miso Soup (with tofu and seaweed) Fish: Sushi (for an additional $6 a roll, tuna is $8) Main Course: Teriyaki Chicken or Sesame Chicken Sides (you can pick 2): Daikon and cucumber salad with Ginger Dressing Miso Eggplant Rice logs (although these look more like discs) Dessert: Individual Chocolate Peanut Butter Pies -$5 per portion For orders over $75 and in the eruv, there is free delivery.  For orders under $75 there is a $5 delivery charge or you can pick up. Bracha 410.358.6646 www.sweetandgoodcatering.com If anyone would like to send me ideas on specials – we would very much like to hear from you, send us an email or post a message on the website. Please keep us in mind if you are having a dinner party, sheva brachos,…

I am a fan of eggs.  I particularly like Eggs Benedict, Basted Eggs, Eggs with potatoes. So, when I came across a new recipe that made eggs with a technique I had never used, I immediately made them.  I have since (in the 3 days of learning about this recipe) have made 20 of these son-in-law eggs.  The recipe was inspired by Dani Venn- a talented Australian chef. Her sauce used tamarind (which you can buy at 7 Mile) and is tasty, but I changed it to cranberry sauce because I thought that would be more likely that people would make it (and I like cranberry sauce). The original recipe is from Thailand. The concept is simple enough, yet, I’ve never had even thought of soft boiling an egg, peeling it and then frying it. It adds a level of complexity to boiled eggs.  It opens up a whole bunch…

For $15: Appetizer: Fried Plaintains Fish Course (for an additional $5): Stuffed Avocado with Tilapia (this is amazing!) Soup: Cuban Vegetable Stew Main Course: Cuban Mojo Chicken with Mango Tomato Salsa or Roast Chicken Side Dishes (pick 2): Cuban Black Beans Carrot Muffins Potato Kugel Cuban Rice For orders over $75 and in the eruv, there is free delivery.  For orders under $75 there is a $5 delivery charge or you can pick up.  Bracha 410.358.6646 www.sweetandgoodcatering.com If anyone would like to send me ideas on specials – we would very much like to hear from you, send us an email or post a message on the website. Please keep us in mind if you are having a dinner party, sheva brachos, vorts, etc during the week – we would very much appreciate the opportunity to put together some delicious food for your special…

Ohh la la! Crepes are delicious and French. Which of course, gives one permission to speak in a horrible (or not so horrible, as the case may be) “Frunch” accent. Crepes  are super easy, relatively healthy, can be made gluten free, and can house just about any filling you would be willing to eat.  Crepes can be savory or sweet, can be used as an appetizer, main entree or dessert.  They can be gussied up to be “Fancy Nancy”-esque or can be (dare we say it) pedestrian- and eaten as street food. What’s the recipe you say? Serve some up – you say? Well if you have an immersion blender (or a whisk if not), flour (corn starch for gluten free), water, eggs, and approximately 5 minutes, you can have crepes. (Other ingredients are optional – see below) Basic Recipe (makes 6-8 crepes): 3 large eggs 1…

We got the inspiration for this special from a restaurant in Denver that serves 3 “dips” for each entree.  So, for our special – whichever entree you choose you will also get 3 sauces – each main entree will be broiled, roasted, or poached.  We give our recommendations below, however, you can mix and match.    Dipping Sauce Special – $15 a person – Please let us know if you are ordering by noon on Wednesday.    Appetizer: Cherry tomato stuffed with spinach dip Soup: Lentil Soup Main Course: Salmon or Tuna ($4 upgrade): Red Curry, Black Pepper Aioli, Cilantro Pesto Chicken: Red Curry, Dried Berry Chutney, Thai Peanut Sauce Beef ($10 upgrade): Carolina BBQ, Black Pepper Aioli and Cilantro Pesto Tofu : Dried Berry Chutney, Thai Peanut Sauce, Red Curry Sides (you can pick 2): Roasted Vegetables Sweet Potato Puree Jasmine Rice Dessert ($5 upgrade): Chocolate Decadence Cake with…

Hello! We’re writing articles for BaltimoreJewishLife – we’re going to post a blintz recipe there this week (and you can use the homemade cheese recipe for it, as well).  The homemade cheese article is here: http://baltimorejewishlife.com/news/news-detail.php?SECTION_ID=29&ARTICLE_ID=29096   Here is our Shavuos Menu: please order dairy by Tuesday and Fleischigs by Wednesday.     Appetizers: Gazpacho – $2.50 per portion (one cup portion) (parve) Spinach Dip, Carrot Dip or Pesto: $7 for small, $12 for large (parve) Entrees/Sides  Spinach or Broccoli (and Red Peppers) Three Cheese Quiche $25 (10 inch circle)* – can be parve Salmon and Onion Quiche $30 (10 inch circle)* -can be parve Vegetarian Burritos: filled with rice, beans,onions and peppers $8 per portion (parve) Homemade ravioli! (so exciting) : can be parve World Famous Vegetable Lasagna (incl. Spinach, Carrots, Zucchini, Onions) 9 x 13 tray -$30 (dairy) Stuffed Acorn Squash (with celery,…

Just in time for Shavuos – you can make your own cheese. It is surprisingly easy to do, it’s healthy and tasty.  Cheese has been around for millenia.  Prior to the onset of refrigerators the only (?) way of preserving dairy for an extended period of time was to make it into cheese.  Milk would last hours, yogurt could last days -but cheese could last years! Gorgonzola was first made in 879, Roquefort in 1070, cheddar in 1500, and parmesian in 1579.  As a relative newcomver – Wisconsin started it’s cheese making business in 1841 (Anne Pickert is cited as the founder of factory cheese production there).  Today Wisconsin makes over 2.6 billion pounds of cheese (with over 6,000 varieties). The following recipe makes a soft cheese. Apparently, hard cheese is trickier to make (then you have to worry about rennet).  And here’s a question one of…

We have had some very successful classes recently- we did home-made cheese making and carving watermelon swans! We catered an upshirin and a fundraiser for Shearim (where we made – scrambled egg in the shell, Mashed Potato tower (with hidden salmon barbecue), individual quiches, homemade soda, chocolate mousse in a chocolate cup and more!).  We have pictures….   This week we have a down-home Shabbos – it’s $15 per portion. If you would like to order please let us know as soon as you know preferably by Wednesday at noon.   Appetizer: World Famous Spinach Dip   Soup: Chicken Matzah Ball Soup   Main Course: Granny Harriet’s Brisket (upgrade of $8) Chicken Turkey Side Dishes (Pick 2) Glazed Carrots Roasted Vegetables   For orders over $75 and in the eruv, there is free delivery.  For orders under $75 there is a $5 delivery charge or you can…

This recipe is shockingly easy and delicious.  And no one will guess what the ingredients are (you could play the “what are the ingredients” game after your guests try it).  What I am about to tell you will shock some of you (those of you from Mexico, or familiar with Mexican cuisine will not be as shocked). If you would like to try a new dry rub that brings your entree into a whole new realm of flavor, I have a dry rub for you.   I came across this recipe while I was looking through Scharfenberger’s cookbook.  The cocoa when used as a spice brings out the flavors of the meat or chicken and the reason it will be hard for people to identify the taste is because we’re used to eating chocolate with sugar.  The cocoa brings a fullness and a richness to the…

We had a great class on gluten free cookies and delicious home-made sodas this week.  As a reminder – we give classes – it’s a fun activity for camp or parties or just a good time to bring friends together and enjoy food.    For this week’s special: Please order as soon as you know preferably by Wednesday at noon.     Shabbos Special $15 per portion: Appetizer:  Watermelon cubes with mango salsa Soup: Chicken Matzah Ball Soup Fish:  Baked Gefitle Fish with red sauce ($3 upgrade) Main Course: Radical Roast Chicken (*Shockingly* delicious) or Herbed Roast Chicken or French Onion Roast (upgrade of $8)    Side Dishes (pick 2): Potato Kugel Sweet Potatoes and Pineapple Roasted Beets     For orders over $75 and in the eruv, there is free delivery.  For orders under $75 there is a $5 delivery charge or you can pick…

Hello! We are going to do Dairy Indian this Tuesday. We will make 20 portions – if you want one of them you can tell me at any time prior to Tuesday afternoon -however, once all the portions are spoken for – there won’t be any more. If you want to be guaranteed a portion – tell us on Monday. Our typical Shabbos special is listed below as well as our fun cookie special. Dairy Indian $12.50 per portion (includes all 5 things): Spinach Paneer (Paneer is home-made Indian cheese -some say it has a similar consistency to a drained ricotta) Lentils with onions (Saabut Masoor Dal) Cauliflower Curry Cucumber Raita (a cooling condiment) Basmati Rice   Shabbos Special $15 per portion: Appetizer: Bracha’s world famous herbed pesto Soup: Matzah Ball Soup (with vegetables) Fish: Grilled Salmon (an $8 upgrade) Main Course: Turkey Salad…

Pesach Menu (non-gebrokts): Starters: Delicious Meatballs (package of 15) – $12 Baked Gefilte Fish Loaf – $11 TriColored Gefilte Fish $33 (has 3 loaves of gefilte fish in it – baked in a 10 inch circle tin) Soups: $7.50 per quart Tomato Zucchini Soup (Parve) Butternut Squash Soup (Parve) Parve Sides: (4 x 6 feeds 4-6, 9 x 13 feeds 12 – 16) – $9/$19 Broccoli Kugel Potato Kugel Carrot Kugel Apple Cranberry Kugel Stuffed Acorn Squash (stuffed with squash, raisins, onions) $5 each Mains: Classic Roasted Chicken: $8 per portion Chinese Chicken Nuggets – $16 per pound Chicken and Pastrami roulade – $12 per portion Parve Desserts: Brownies – $24 (9×13) Chocolate Decadence Cake $30 (10 inch circle tin) Take care, Bracha 410.358.6646

We are doing our second fundraiser next week – this time for Ohr Chadash.  Buy a tray of smores (for $15) and support a local school!  We’ll also be sending out our Pesach menu next week – if you want something particular, let me know so I can put it on the menu.  Is a friend of yours getting married?  We’ve done 2 weddings so far to *rave* reviews.  Give us a chance to help add to your simcha – we’d love to cater the event.   Please order the Shabbos special as soon as you know, preferably by noon on Wednesday.  We’ll try to accommodate orders after that, but no guarantee.  If you want the menu a la carte – just ask, we can do that for you (we’re also going to be doing “normal” shabbos food this week – let me know…

Hello – thank you to everyone who participated in the Menucha, Inc fundraiser — we sold 17 trays of lemon bars! We are *NOT* doing Super Bowl food this year.  We have events and can’t also do the Super Bowl food.  Sorry for anyone who wanted to order.  If you want to order Super Bowl food the week of the 29th – we can do that for you. Please find our special for Shabbos below, as per special request we are doing Southern food.  Please order the Shabbos special as soon as you know, preferably by noon on Wednesday. We’ll try to accommodate orders after that, but no guarantee. Thank you to Jeff Cohn for publishing our articles.  This week we have a recipe for hamantaschen and some tips on how to make your own Purim Baskets. http://www.sweetandgoodcatering.com/?p=1113 Don’t forget: you can order sushi from Tuesday to…

Purim is coming, and this is just the time to start thinking about what you are going to do for mishloach manos – the foods you send to friends on Purim.  This is one of my favorite holidays – I really enjoy sharing food with other people, and this is built right into this holiday. What is Mishloach Manos?  It is 2 different types of food sent to a friend.  Some people go all out on this holiday and send not only huge baskets but send to huge numbers of people. Someone asked me, “How can I save money on Purim baskets?” Well, dear readers, there are lots of ways to save money on Purim baskets while still having lots of fun.  First of all, just as a side note, try to remember that you only have to send 2 Mishloach Manot.  So, if…

Hello – I hope everyone is doing well.  We are going to do something fun with our immensely popular lemon bars.  If you order our Lemon Bars this week (a 9×13 tray is $15) the entire $15 will be donated to Menucha, Inc.  A wonderful organization that supports Jewish children with disabilities (www.menuchainc.org). Please find our special for Shabbos below.  Please order the Shabbos special as soon as you know, preferably by noon on Wednesday.  We’ll try to accommodate orders after that, but no guarantee. Don’t forget: you can order sushi from Tuesday to Shabbos – $6 a roll.   $15 per person Japanese Special: Appetizer: Salmon Onigiri Ginger Fried Soybeans Soup: Kenchin-jiru (It’s a Japanese vegetable soup – it’s yummy) Fish: Sushi (for $6 a roll, tuna is $8) Main Course: Ginger Simmered Chicken Sides (you can pick 2): Salad with Ginger Dressing Steamed Rice Carrot, Taro…

As usual, we will continue having our sushi for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and for Shabbos. You can have raw fish, cooked fish, veggies, tofu, egg or any combination. $6 per roll (Tuna rolls are $8). This week we are making our immensely popular cajun special.  I am typically light on adding the spicy heat – so if you want it spicy hot you have to special request it. Appetizer Jalapeno Poppers – jalapeno with sweet peanut butter -baked. (Not as spicy as it sounds, and it is really very wonderful – you are supposed to eat the whole pepper at once, so that the the peanut butter cools down the pepper while you eat it). Fish Course: Fish Gumbo (includes okra) (for an additional $3 a serving) Main Course: Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya (has rice with it) or Cajun Chicken Side Dishes (you can pick 2):…

Aaah, the New Year. 2012.  What should I resolve to do this year?  Work out more, pick up some new skills, learn another language?  These are all good options.  However, I have resolved to make more cookies with my children.  I think this is a great resolution.  It reminds me of a Calvin and Hobbes cartoon – Calvin asks Hobbes – “If you could have anything in the world right now, what would it be?”  And Hobbes says, “a sandwich.”  And Calvin says, “Talk about a failure of imagination! I’d ask for a trillion billion dollars, my own space shuttle, a private continent.”  And then in the last frame you see Calvin upset and Hobbes saying, “I got *my* wish” while eating a sandwich. To create a resolution that can be easily accomplished is a good idea.  Resolutions should be small and doable –…

Sweet and Good Catering not only catered our wedding, they’ve catered intimate dinner parties in our home as well. Their menu is to die for, a varied and savory mix of ethnic temptations. Every bite is literally saturated with taste, bursting with a new flavor surprise for your palette. The originality and quality of the food offerings is paralleled only by their presentation. Bracha, company owner, is a gourmet genius. I’ve never witnessed such a combination of loving preparation, professionalism, and attention to detail. Until Sweet and Good Catering, it was impossible, to find local catered food that is on par with the quality and ethnic variety of that available in Los Angeles or New York. I love that I can order Cajun, French, Mexican or Moroccan-themed meals, to name a few, and that the food arrives elegantly packaged and easy to serve. Plus, it’s…

Hello!  Please find our first special of 2012 below. Next week we’re going to have our immensely popular Cajun Special – so look out for that (gumbo, jambalaya, dirty rice, bourbon bread pudding). As usual, we will continue having our sushi for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and for Shabbos. You can have raw fish, cooked fish, veggies, tofu, egg or any combination. $6 per roll (Tuna rolls are $8). First 2012 Special – $15 a person – Please let us know as soon as you know, preferably by noon on Wednesday. Appetizer: Samosa with Chutney Fish: Sushi – $6 a roll Soup: Spicy Curry Soup Main Course: Chicken Satay with peanut sauce Sweet and Sour Meatballs (for an additional $4.50) Sides (you can pick 2): Steamed Rice Mandarin Orange, Craisin Citrus Salad Grilled Red Peppers, Zucchini and squash with a little fresh basil Dessert: Chocolate Mousse…

Hello!  Please find our final special of 2011 below. We will be having a Super Bowl Special – so look out for that in the coming weeks.  Binyamin is pulling himself to standing and eating solid food (and whatever else he can).  Nava is lighting her own Menorah and we all have fun singing the dreidel song.  I hope everyone else is also having a happy Chanukah. As usual, we will continue having our sushi for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and for Shabbos. You can have raw fish, cooked fish, veggies, tofu, egg or any combination. $6 per roll (Tuna rolls are $8). “Israeli” Special – $15 a person – Please let us know as soon as you know, preferably by noon on Wednesday. Appetizer: Hummus dip and Pesto dip Fish (an additional $4 per serving): Baked Gefilte Fish with homemade sauce Soup: Matzah Ball Soup…

One way to perfect a dish is to showcase all 5 “tastes” – salty, sweet, sour, bitter, and umami (which refers to a type of fermented taste).  When you use all 5 tastes this sometimes makes for a delicious “symphony” of flavors, but if the dish is out of balance the flavors could quickly turn into a muddled cacophony instead. I put this recipe together while I was trying to make a very fancy fish course.  I was trying to impress a few special Shabbos guests, and it turned out I was low on fish – I had one can of anchovies in the house.  You might ask, how can you  make 1 can of anchovies stretch for 8 people?  Make it into a dressing!  We had apples and avocados – and then I garnished it with some very thin julienned red pepper and…

Ok, are they really the best doughnuts ever? I’m not sure, but these are amazing.  I’ve made sufganiyot (doughnuts) for years.  And you know what – I can’t make them.  I don’t know why.  I’ve gotten recipes from lots of doughnut makers – people who have great success making doughnuts (I know, because I’ve eaten their doughnuts, and then I say, “can I have your recipe, I have trouble making doughnuts.”  They then give me their recipes and their tips and are very nice about the whole thing and then I still get flat fried dough. It’s very sad. It’s almost like Charlie Brown and the football.  Every year I try again.  And every year I’ve been just a little disappointed – you can’t really be a lot disappointed, because for goodness sakes, we’re still dealing with fried dough with sugar, if you know…

Chanukah is coming – so what should you make?  Latkes – of course.  These do not have to be high in fat (although they can be) – instead you can bake these and still have tasty and delicious homemade latkes.  With all of the fried foods that abound during this season (and I do enjoy my share, don’t get me wrong), you don’t have to have every meal filled with oil (and calories – for those who are counting).  These latkes are delicious and easy to prepare.  And you can serve them with the typical latke fare – applesauce, sour cream (or low fat yogurt or greek yogurt if you’re looking for substitutes).  I prefer applesauce – and you can do some fun applesauce “bars” – where you can add flavors to your applesauce.  For cinnamon applesauce add one and a half teaspoons of…

Hello!  We needed a healthy and quick dinner last night so we pulled out some fish.  We made a delicious easy, child friendly recipe with 4 ingredients!  All parties ate the dinner (a not so small feat).  The potato chips helped – and you can have little hands help crush them (put them in a zip lock bag, zipped tight and then everyone can not only help – but sprinkle on their own potato chips).  As you might already know one of the secrets to getting people to eat foods they haven’t tried before is if they help in the making of the food – then it’s not so foreign.  A friend of mine in Denver did this recipe originally (Esti Schwab) though her daughter made the “crust” with pistachios, and I would’ve used those if I had had them in the house.  It…

Hello – I hope everyone is doing well.  Please find our special for Shabbos below.  Please order the Shabbos Special as soon as you know, preferably by noon on Wednesday.  We’ll try to accommodate orders after that, but no guarantee. We will be putting together our famous latke bar for Chanukah this year; we will send out the menu next week. If you have a holiday party coming up, or you have a luncheon at the office – give us a chance to cater the event. Don’t forget: you can order sushi from Tuesday to Shabbos – $6 a roll. $15 per person Special: Appetizer: Crepes filled with onions and vegetables Soup: Potage Crecy (creamy carrot soup) Main Course: Coq Au Vin (Chicken in a wine sauce) Julia Child’s Boeuf Bourguignon ($10 upgrade) Sides (you can pick 2): Fresh Steamed Green Beans Potato Galettes (these are similar to homemade…

Hello!  This week’s special is Japanese! $15 per person Special: Please order as soon as you know and if you can by Wednesday at noon. Appetizer: Onigiri (baked rice balls, a very popular snack in Japan with almonds and soy sauce, slightly sweet) Fish (an additional $6 per roll): Sushi! (mock crab, salmon, avocado, tofu, egg, etc – tell us what you would like) Soup: Miso Soup with tofu cubes, mushrooms and nori (seaweed) Main Course: Teriyaki Chicken (white off the bone) or “S&G” Beef Sukiyaki  – This is a soup with very thin slices of the beef with vegetables.  A classic Japanese dish.  This will be $25 for the special (instead of the chicken) Sides (you can pick 2): Miso Eggplant Rice Wok Sauteed Veggies (carrots, zucchini, onions, etc) Dessert: Mini Lemon Meringue Pies (ask for price if interested) Chocolate Chip Cookies $10 for 2 dozen For orders over $75…

“Tadig” you say – you’ve never heard of it?  I hadn’t either until I met some adventuresome Israelis. You can spell it tahdig, tah-dig, or tadeeg.  But what it means is YUM.  Although if you want to get technical “tah” in Persian means under and “deeg” means pot.  Tadig refers to the process of making something crunchy at the bottom of the pot – most often it is the rice itself, but when you want to make special dishes you can put potatoes, onions, broken up matzah (over Pesach, or all year round), triangles of pita, lettuce, and I’ve even heard of making pasta this way. It is (apparently) a widespread procedure used in Persian cooking.  Basically, the bottom layer gets crunchy and the top layer gets steamed.  In the following recipe we made rice and lentils with a layer of potatoes on bottom…

We’ll have our Hot Wing Wednesday this week – $7 for a dozen, $12 for 2 dozen.  And we still have fresh sushi for $6 a roll on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or for Shabbos. This week Executive Chef Bracha Shor is celebrating her birthday (HOORAY!) — you’ll get two truffles if you order; if you want truffles, and do not want to order, just let us know and you can come and pick them up on Friday.  Please order the special as soon as you know or by Wednesday at noon. $15 per person Persian Special (if you want a la carte, let me know), and when we say Persian, we mean all the dishes were inspired by the cookbook “Persian cooking for the non Persian bride” though some of the dishes are sephardi (and not Persian): Matbucha (moroccan tomato and roasted pepper dip)…

The Pumpkin Challah was a big hit and one of our clients had requested we make it with “streudel” topping – so I made a flour/sugar/oil mixture and it was fun to have it on top. And I liked it even better (but I like dessert-y like things).  If you didn’t get the recipe – it’s still up on our home page: www.sweetandgoodcatering.com We’re going to continue trying the “a la carte” menu.  Let me know if you don’t like it.  This week’s menu: Samosas with Chutney (triangular pastry with potatoes and corn inside) – $2 each Daal Soup (a kind of light lentil) – $3 a serving Coconut Tamarind Chutney Tilapia – $4 a serving Indian Dry Rub Roasted Chicken – $7.50 a serving Chicken Curry with Almonds and Coconut Milk – $8 a serving Chana Masala (Chick pea dish) – $3 a serving Basmati…

In honor of “Challah”ween – we have a recipe for Pumpkin Challah (see below or click on the link): www.sweetandgoodcatering.com/?p=921 Here is this week’s special:  we’re trying out a new system – a few people said they’d prefer the pricing to be separate (as opposed to bundled) – let me know what you think: Matzah Ball Soup – $3 per serving Poached Salmon with dill sauce – $8 per serving Chicken Breast filled with sun dried tomatoes, spinach and wine sauce – YUM – $9 per serving Spaghetti alla Bolognese – $9 per serving Garlic Bread – $2 per serving Teriyaki Green Beans – $3 per serving Roasted Beets atop salad – $3 per serving Chocolate Pate with Cranberry Coulis – $4 per serving (rich, decadent, delicious with the tart coulis on the side)

We took a quick trip to Indiana for the first days of Sukkot to visit our friends from Israel.  It is 645 miles from where we live.  And unfortunately, all the words I know to “Gary, Indiana” are “Gary, Indiana, Gary Indiana, Gary Indiana, My home sweet home.”  And well, after about 10 miles of that, I had to try to find other things to sing…. The country is beautiful – the leaves are changing, they’re further along then our leaves were, so we saw lots of oranges, reds, greens and yellows.  When we crossed into Indiana, a big sign proclaims:  “Indiana – childhood home of Lincoln.”  Really?  Come on! Indiana.  I feel disappointed.  I think your state motto could be something stronger -Surely someone famous was born in Indiana – all you got is that Lincoln’s parents carpet bagged through your state?  (I…

Rosh Hashannah is coming!  Please find our menu below.  Everyone should have a happy and healthy new year. Please order by Friday September 23rd.  Pick up with be Tuesday night, the 27th.  We will also have menus for the meal before Yom Kippur and for Sukkot. SIMANIM SPECIAL Our simanim special will be $16 for 4 servings (and $4 additional for each additional person) and will include a Laminated bencher that has all of the Y’hee Ratzons of the symbolic foods): Herbed Beet Salad 1/8 cup per serving Moroccan Carrots 1/8 cup per serving Leek and Onion Puff (1 per serving) Mini Squash tart (1 per serving) Cous cous, with Dates, onions and craisins Pomegranate Salsa 1/8 cup per person Black Eyed Peas Chutney 1/8 cup per person Rosh Hashannah menu: Sushi – $6 a roll (tuna is $8) TriColored Gefilte Fish in a 10…

Thank you so much to Elisheva Rabinowitz for the opportunity to write this article about some New Year appropriate salads.  Since, we are coming to the New Year and apples are on my mind, we’ll look at a few salad recipes. First of all, you can always add diced apples to whatever salad you would like.  And you say, what?  my apples always turn brown when I do this.  Well, before you add the apples to a salad, put them in a zip lock bag, and add some lemon juice (a squeeze from half a lemon – if you have no lemon, you can use a teaspoon of vinegar to the same end) – shake.  Then you can add the apples without fear from the color brown…  The acidity from the lemon will stop the oxidation process that turns the apple brown (if I…

Fish Stew!  Yum.  A couple of weeks (months?) ago one of my friend’s had mentioned how much her husband likes fish stew, and I’ve been thinking about making it ever since.  We have some extra fish in the house, and I would like my children to eat it, so now we will have fish stew. And you say, what’s fancy about fish stew, well, my dear fellow followers of “Fancy Nancy” – we just need to change its name to bouillabaisse (BOO-yuh-bess) and voila – fancy.  Though you purists out there might say – “you can’t prepare a bouillabaisse with any less than 4 types of fish”. I laugh at your narrow mindedness.  Of course you can prepare a soup with one type of fish – that’s the whole point of soup – you use what you have.  If you happen to have 4…

The tea party was a resounding success – where success is defined that the food was extremely tasty.  We took video of the three tiered plates, showing off the scones, sandwiches and pastries.  See the video below (you have to click on “Sweet & Good Tea Party”). Sweet & Good Tea Party VIDEO The petit fours were tricky.  We didn’t glaze them this time, but hopefully next time, there’s lots of fun ways to decorate them once they are glazed. The scones were delicious, of course, once you throw cream in there, hard not to be tasty.  And we had lemon curd – which is yummy buttery lemon deliciousness that you can put on the scones (it tastes very similar to the lemon part of a lemon meringue pie).

Hello Virtual Cooking Class, I hope all is going well.  Binyamin is 13 weeks old, Yaakov is helping return his fallen pacifier and giving hugs and kisses whenever he can.  Nava is also helping, getting him diapers and wipes and playing with him and reading him stories.  So, in the arena of “healthy” treats for the helpers – I want to make a peanut butter cookie. I found a recipe from Paula Deen that has 3 ingredients – peanut butter, sugar and an egg.  We’re trying those out today, I found a recipe for tagalogs (the Girl Scout cookie).  However, I was hoping for a kind of energy cookie – that has protein and I would feel like our children are eating something good for them as well as being good tasting.  And hysterically, as I was looking around for a recipe – I…

Everyone should have an easy fast.  Thanks to Elisheva Rabinowitz for the opportunity to write about Jerusalem artichokes:  Find the article with a recipe for Herbed Quinoa here: http://www.sweetandgoodcatering.com/?p=90 Do you have a parlor meeting coming up?  Call us to cater the event for beautiful, gourmet delicious food! As usual, we will continue having our sushi for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and for Shabbos. You can have raw fish, cooked fish, veggies, tofu, egg or any combination. $6 per roll (Tuna rolls are $8). Delicious Special – For $15 a person (please order by Wednesday at noon): Appetizer: Cherry Tomatoes stuffed with Spinach dip Soup: Dual Toned Split Pea Soup (yellow and green) Main Course: Chicken and Broccoli in a wine sauce in a crepe (yum) Side Dishes: Miso Eggplant (sauteed eggplant with miso) Hasselback potatoes with red peppers and Thai chili sauce Asian Cabbage Salad (with…

Are you looking for new and interesting salads – filled with taste and nutrition?  Then consider the Jerusalem Artichoke – neither from Jerusalem nor an artichoke! Despite the misnomer – Jerusalem artichokes (also known as sunchokes) are delicious. They have a nutty, refreshing taste and can be eaten in a variety of ways – raw, boiled, steamed, sauteed, mashed, baked, etc.  They can be substituted for potatoes in recipes (although the sunchoke cooking time is vastly quicker – once you can pierce the sunchoke easily, it is done).   You scrub them clean, no need for peeling.  If you are looking for them in a supermarket – they look very similar to ginger root.  You can find these at SunFresh – the produce market on Reisterstown near Subway.  If you are choosing – you will want to avoid sunchokes that are wrinkled, have soft spots,…

On Tuesday and Thusday we will be doing 2 specials for the nine days (see below).  We have sushi rolls Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and for Shabbos – they are $6 each. “9 Days” SpecialsFor Tuesday night for $7 per person (must order by Monday at 3): Sudanese Lentils with Rice and carrots on the side with cookies (red lentils with lemon and spices – a filling yummy different meal) For Thursday $7 per person (order by Wednesday at noon): Ethiopian Butternut Squash Stew and Sourdough Crepes with string beans on the side with a lemon bar (you use the crepes to pick up the stew – very exotic and delicious!) Italiano Special – For $15 a person (please order by Wednesday at noon): Appetizer: Bruschetta Soup: Minestrone Main Course: Chicken Vesuvio (white wine and peas) Meat Ravioli (for an additional $5 instead of the chicken): Side Dishes…

We previously had a “dip” special, and for everyone who had tasted it – it became one of the favorite specials of *all time*.  In Denver there is a restaurant that is focused on sauces and serves 3 “dips” for each entree. For whichever protein you choose you will get 3 sauces – each main entree will be broiled, roasted, or poached. We have listed below our recommendations for the 3 sauces, however, you can mix and match. I would *strongly* recommend emailing me your dip choices, as opposed to calling, so that I don’t lose track of them. Dipping Sauce Special – $15 a person – Please let us know if you are ordering by noon on Wednesday Soup: “Cream” of Broccoli Soup Main Course: Chicken: Red Curry, Dried Berry Chutney, Thai Peanut Sauce Beef ($10 upgrade): Carolina BBQ, Black Pepper Aioli and…

First, we had a very successful kiddish over Shabbos – it was for 150 and was well received.  Please keep us in mind for any events you may have (Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, dinner parties, sheva brachas, vorts, brises, kiddishes, business lunches, etc). Our weekly special (the last time we had Indian was January!): Indian Special – $15 a person – Please let us know as soon as you know, preferably by noon on Wednesday. Appetizer: Samosas with Chutney (triangular pastry with potatoes and corn inside) Fish (an additional $8 per serving): Curried Salmon Soup: Daal Soup (a kind of light lentil) Main Course: Indian Dry Rub Roasted Chicken Chicken Curry with Almonds and Coconut Milk Citrus Glazed Lamb (this has ginger, orange, pineapple and lemon as well as Indian spices) (an additional $8) Sides (you can pick 2): Zucchini with Onions and Tomatoes Curried Corn and Potatoes Cilantro Garlic…

This week we have 2 specials. The Dessert Special for $10 that includes the following: Chocolate Mousse in a Chocolate Cup (1)Smores Bar (1)Lemon Bar (1)Pecan Pie (1 slice)Cookies (4) Our Thai special for $15 per person: Please order as soon as you know and if you can by Wednesday at noon. Appetizer: Crunchy Fried Tofu with mango coconut dip (if you’ve never had tofu, give this a chance, it’s good – and it has good texture – however, if you don’t want to have tofu, we can substitute some fried veggies for this). Fish (an additional $5): Thai Fish Cakes with lemon wedges Soup: Tom Yom Soup (famous Thai Soup – featuring sweet, salty, sour and spicy seasonings) Main Course (pick 1): Chicken Satay (marinated chicken then roasted on skewers – not “hot” spicy) or Thai Beef Stir Fry (for an additional $4) Sides (you can…

Our weekly Favorite special for $15 per person: Please order as soon as you know and if you can by Wednesday at noon.   Appetizer: Sauteed Mushroom and Onions in a wine sauce in a tortilla crisp Fish (an additional $6): Salmon en Croute (Salmon in Pastry dough with Spinach) with a dill sauce Soup: Matzah Ball Soup Main Course (pick 1): Red and Yellow Pepper Chicken (with wine sauce please specify which type of chicken – white or dark you would like) or or Deli Roll with 6 kinds of meat wrapped in pastry (for an additional $4) or Granny Harriet’s Brisket (for an additional $4) Sides (you can pick 2): Butternut Squash Kugel Roasted Vegetables (potatoes, onions, carrots, sweet potatoes) Broccoli Kugel Dessert: Eclairs – (additional $3.50 for each)

Next Wednesday we will be having a trial tea party.  While I was in Denver, The Brown Palace would have “high tea” where they served tea, scones, tea pastries and tea sandwiches in a beautiful setting (which, by the way, I found out is a misnomer – they should have called it “Full tea” – see explanations at the end).  We thought this would be a great idea for a party – either for grown ups or little people. Sample Menu: Tea Sandwiches Salmon Canapes Cucumber and Grapefruit on a Canape Mini sandwiches Tea Pastries Lemon Meringue Tartlets, Raspberry Tartlets Almond Crusted Tartlets Petit Fours Baby cupcakes and mini cakes Scones Cherry and Almond Scones Currant Scones with lemon curd and orange butter Drinks Mimosas Or Sparkling Wine with Peach Schnapps Tea A selection of green teas, black teas and herbal teas A little…

$15 per person Special: Please order as soon as you know and if you can by Wednesday at noon. Appetizer: Oyaki – homestyle vegetable stuffed roll) – filled with eggplant miso and a homemade dough, it’s a traditional “snack” food in Northern Japan. Fish (an additional $6 per roll): Sushi! (mock crab, salmon, tuna, avocado, tofu, egg, etc – tell us what you would like) Soup: Miso Soup with tofu cubes, mushrooms and nori (seaweed) Main Course: Teriyaki Chicken (lease specify which type of chicken – white or dark you would like) or Sesame Chicken (white, off the bone) Sides (you can pick 2): Daikon and Cucumber Salad (Daikon is a kind of radish, light) Garlic Broccoli Rice Wok Sauteed Veggies (carrots, zucchini, onions, etc) Dessert: Lemon Meringue Pie – $25 for a 10 inch pie, $20 for a 9 inch pie

Hello!  We are going to post some Pesach (Passover) recipes soon.  We are starting to gear up for Pesach – but this year we are not going to cater Pesach – we are due (b’sha’a tova – in the right time) the day after Passover. Pesach is a great time to try fresh vegetable recipes – any fresh produce you can get – makes for some wonderful side dishes.  We are going to post a delicious cauliflower “popcorn” recipe – it’s one of my favorites.  Watch out for Quinua – it was kosher l’pesach last year – but this year (according to Star-K) it needs a kosher l’pesach certification. Take care, Bracha

We have a Sushi/Japanese Cooking Class next Monday, March 7, 2011!  Please email me if you would like additional information. We’re going to have bamboo mats for everyone to use to roll their own sushi, we’re going to make our own sushi rice, pickle our own ginger, make our own tofu, make flower “designer” sushi as well as the “normal” sushi.  Dragon rolls, inside out rolls, squares, we’ll have a lot of fun things (and we’ll have lots of tips).  Not to mention – the non-sushi food we’re going to have – including fun Onigiri (which are rice balls), miso soup, gyozo, teriyaki chicken, daikon and cucumber salad among other things….  If you can’t make the class and are interested in your own sushi class – let me know and we could do a class in your own home. Last week, we catered a…

Hello! We have a number of events this week and now will *not* be having a special.  However, you can still get sushi Thursday and for Shabbos, if you would like. We have a Sushi/Japanese Cooking Class this week!  It is Thursday night, please email me if you would like additional information. We’re going to have bamboo mats for everyone to use to roll their own sushi, we’re going to make our own sushi rice, pickle our own ginger, make our own tofu, make flower “designer” sushi as well as the “normal” sushi.  Dragon rolls, inside out rolls, squares, we’ll have a lot of fun things (and we’ll have lots of tips).  Not to mention – the non-sushi food we’re going to have – including fun Onigiri (which are rice cakes), miso soup, gyozo, teriyaki chicken, daikon and cucumber salad among other things….  If…

Friday we had to make some lunch, and no one knew what they wanted – we tried many options.  However, sometimes we need something special and fun (and preferably easy).  From our trip to the library we got a Children’s quick and easy cookbook – which has lots of recipes of things I used to eat as a child.  And I remembered fondly my brother and I making our own Cyclops when we needed an afternoon snack.  So, continuing a Markizon tradition – we did the “Cyclops” or the “Egg in a hole”. Ingredients: A teaspoon or so of Butter, Margarine or a spray of cooking spray Bread (the same number of pieces of bread as number of eggs) Egg Take a saute pan or a frying pan and put the butter, margarine or cooking spray in and heat up.  Then take the bread…

Most importantly, Yaakov is now walking!  And he’s very fast. Next week (Thursday February 24th) we will have our second of three International cuisine classes focussed on Japanese/Sushi – if anyone’s interested, I’ll give you the details and next week’s special will be Japanese. Please find our special for Shabbos below.  Please order the Shabbos Special as soon as you know, preferably by noon on Wednesday.  We’ll try to accommodate orders after that, but no guarantee. You can order during the week if you like (what, you say, we have a menu?  Yes, it’s on our website at the bottom of our front page or on the “Menu” page – www.sweetandgoodcatering.com, but we do a lot of custom orders).  If you want to order for Shabbos and want something specific – we can make the special around what you want. You can order sushi from…

Our second of three International cuisine classes in on February 24th on Japanese/Sushi – if anyone’s interested, I’ll give you the details –  you can either comment here or email me. Please find our special for Shabbos below.  Please order the Shabbos Special as soon as you know, preferably by noon on Wednesday.  We’ll try to accommodate orders after that, but no guarantee. You can order sushi from Tuesday to Shabbos – $6 a roll.$15 per person Special: Appetizer: Appetizer:Crepes filled with onions and veggies Main Course: Veal Medalions with Lemon and thyme. or Roasted Chicken with lemon and thyme. Sides (you can pick 2): Fresh Steamed Green Beans Couscous Mashed potatoes (Garlic or regular) Roasted Butternut Squash

Hooray!  Nava and I just got our library cards last Sunday and we celebrated by each getting lots of books.  First of all, the library made it very easy to get the library cards – the woman who helped us was very nice (even though they ran out of backpacks that Shari has – apparently we missed the window on those).  Nava got a few Winnie the Pooh books, Bob the Builder and Clever Rachel.  And I treated myself to a whole bunch of cookbooks!  Hooray!  I’ve started going through Julia Child’s Master Bakers.  She’s amazing, and now I want to make a whole bunch of recipes.  The first of which is the popover.  It’s a roll llike thing (really it seems like it is similar to the dough of a cream puff) in a muffin tin  that rises up really high.  And Martha…

Hello – I hope everyone is having a good week.  Please find our specials for Shabbos and for the Super Bowl below.  Please order the Shabbos Special as soon as you know, preferably by noon on Wednesday.  Please order the Super Bowl Special by Wednesday night, thank you.  We’ll try to accommodate orders after that, but no guarantee. You can order sushi from Tuesday to Shabbos – $6 a roll. $15 per person Special: Appetizer: Jalapeno Popper or Vegetable Dumpling Fish (an additional $5 per serving): Cuban White fish mounded on top of half an avocado Soup: Two Toned Soup (can serve in concentric circles – I’ll explain how…) Main Course with Dipping Sauces (the meat/chicken can be dipped into the dips, you can mix and match the dips, if you would like): Broiled Steak to be dipped into Carolina BBQ, Black Pepper Aioli, Cilantro Pesto ($10…

We hope everyone enjoys the Super Bowl – whether you are looking forward to the commercials or the game.  Enjoy! Super Bowl Sunday Special : Hot and Spicy Chicken Wings – $12 for 2 dozen wings BBQ Chicken Wings – $12 for 2 dozen wings Beer Battered Fried Zucchini Sticks – $6.50 (for  8) Dallas Chili – $6 per bowl Jalapeno Poppers stuffed with Peanut Butter (surprisingly delicious) .75 each Mushroom Poppers (stuffed mushrooms) $6.50 for 6 Sweet Potato Wedges $8 (for approximately 3 pounds) Potato Wedges – $5 (for approximately 3 pounds) Bruschetta – $6 for 8

Shalom and welcome back. “And these are the mishpatim that you will place before them.” (Shemot/Exodus 21:1) Rashi explains the word “ואלה”, “and these” it adds on to the first [words]. Just as the first ones ( the Ten Commandments ) are from Sinai, so too these are from Sinai. The Torah is telling us that the 52 mitzvot given in this parshah are given directly from HASHEM, like when we heard him speak the Ten Mitzvot (commandments) at Mt. Sinai. So what does this mean? These mitzvot appear to be exactly like the civil law of any other nation, but the Torah is telling us that we received these laws from a Higher Wisdom, then what mankind has created. One example of an extremely misquoted mitzvah is, “But if there will be a fatality then you will give a life in place of…

$15 a person – Please let us know as soon as you know, preferably by noon on Wednesday. Appetizer: Samosas with Dried Berry Chutney (with garlic) Fish (an additional $6 per serving): Coconut Tarmind Chutney Tilapia Soup: Curried Green Pea Soup Main Course: Mango Ginger Chutney Chicken (Tava Murgh aur Aam Ki Chutni) or Kerala Lamb Curry with Coconut Milk (an additional $8) Sides (you can pick 2): Cauliflower Curry Minty Potato Curry Cumin Rice (with cumin seeds) Bread: Sweet and Good Catering’s version of Naan (for an additional $2)  when I was in Pittsburgh, the Indian resstaurant I went to had on their menu, “No Indian meal is complete without bread.”  So there you have it. Super Bowl Sunday Special (we’ll have the rest of the prices next week, but here’s a heads up): Hot and Spicy Chicken Wings – $12 for 2…

We had an amazing Tu B’Shvat Seder – with over 25 fruits and nuts and a few baked delicacies.  First of all – for those people who are Sephardi – you already know about pickling watermelon and lemons – but you can candy a whole lemon – with nothing leftover but the seeds.  See recipe below.  That turned out delicious.  We also poached some pears in wine sauce – yum.  And we made a delicious barley side dish (that went with our meatballs in a dried berry chutney sauce. Candied Lemon 1 large lemon 1 cup sugar 1 cup water Bring a pot of water to boil.  While the water is starting to boil slice the lemon into as thin slices as you can – you should come out with around 15.  If you have a madoline you can use that, or a sharp…

What is the most important event in History?  The Jewish people receiving the Torah is the most incredible of all events in World History.  We live in a world now, where it is hard to believe that it happened.  But in the year 2448 ( 1313 B.C.E) on the 6th of Sivan, which was a Shabbos morning; HASHEM, the Infinite Creator of all life spoke to an entire nation.  There is no date on the Roman calender for this event, their empire not formed until 44 B.C.E.  Also there is no Egyptian date, because their empire had just been destroyed. “On the third day when it was becoming morning, there was thunder and lightning and a heavy cloud on the mountain, and the sound of the shofar was very powerful, and the entire people that was in the camp trembled.” (Shemos/Exodus 19:16) The Midrash…

We just put up a new recipe on the website – homemade ice cream (made in zip lock bags – a great activity for children). We have our new camera, but we’re having difficulty loading the pictures. http://www.sweetandgoodcatering.com/?p=649 This Thursday night is Tu B’Shvat – the New Year for the trees. Lots of people celebrate the holiday by eating a lot of different fruit from trees (and especially the special species – dates, pomegranates, grapes, figs). Almonds (as you may already know) are also from trees, as are cashews. And speaking of the Brazilian special – the cashew is actually the stem of the caju fruit (grown in Brazil) and they roast the stems and then take the inside of the stem out which is what we eat as cashews. You can get sushi from Tuesday to Shabbos – $6 a roll. Brazilian Special…

Hello – on this fine Sunday morning we wanted to do something fun and have a special treat.  Nava had made her own ice cream at camp – and so we tried it ourselves.  It is easy and a yummy (relatively) healthy treat.  And we got our new Nikon CoolPix P7000 – like I know what that means, however, we have the camera and we can take pictures.  Uploading seems to be a challenge, so we have pictures, but I can’t show you yet…. Ice Cream Ingredients: 1 cup milk (skim, 1 %, or whole, or cream for that matter) 2 tablespoons sugar (you can reduce this, depending on your preferences) 1/4 teaspoon mint extract (or vanilla, or whatever extract you would like) NOTE: for some mint extracts this ended up being too much.  So start with less – eagle eyed reader SD suggested…

Hello – I hope everyone is having a good 2011. Our events have gone very well over the past 2 weeks, and now we’re back to the special. This week is going to be “Sweet and Sour.” We will be having sushi from Tuesday through Shabbos – $6 a roll for “normal” rolls. In February we will be having a sushi class – let us know if you are interested. We’ll be having a superbowl special – for all those football fans… (or commercial fans, as the case may be). The special is $15 a person – Please let us know if you are ordering by noon on Wednesday. Soup: Sweet and Sour Soup Appetizer (for an additional $2 per serving): Vegetable Dumpling with zucchini and carrots (2 per serving) Salad (for an additional $3 a serving): Caesar Salad: romaine lettuce, croutons, hard boiled…

Ok, this isn’t fancy or gourmet – but we made some fun tuna melts tonight on the stove.  Nava and Yaakov ate them up – of course, the chances of them eating them go dramatically up once we put ketchup on the plate… 3 cans tuna 1/2 can corn 1/2 can black beans 1 teaspoon salt Pepper to taste 1/2 cup matzo meal 1 egg 1 tablespoon parsley 1/2 cup to a cup of grated cheese (depends on how much you like cheese) 1/2 cup diced fine onions 1/2 cup of diced tomatoes (optional – but adds some more moisture – if you don’t want to eat them with ketchup, then this is a good thing to add) If you make this a family affair – your children can pour all the ingredients into  bowl and help mix.  I they want to do everything,…

Hello – I hope everyone will have a good 2011!  Due to having a few events this week and next week, we will not be having weekly specials.  We hope to resume the special on January 15th.  We will still be having sushi for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for both weeks.   $6  a roll. Our virtual cooking group will be doing Sable cookies this time around.  Please check the website for the recipes.  We have a new camera coming (our old camera broke) so soon we’ll be able to put new pictures up.  As always, if you post a comment on the Cooking Group web page you will get a sample of the cooking group food (in this case – cookies). http://www.sweetandgoodcatering.com/?p=611 We also do gift baskets – we’ve had a few orders – so if anyone would like them, let us know. They generally include our truffles, dried fruit…

Sable cookies are a delicious simple cookie.  Ours are going to be made with margarine – but you can make them with butter and still have a very outstanding delicious treat.  Our camera is still broken – so the below picture is from Soup Addict. Sable Cookies Adapted from Boulangerie Poilane by Dorie Greenspan Ingredients: 1 1/4 sticks margarine, at room temperature Slightly rounded 1/2 cup sugar 1 large egg, at room temperature 2 cups flour Directions: Preheat oven to 350 Line 2 baking sheets with foil and use cooking spray on them. Cream the margarine (can use a food processor) until smooth. Add the sugar and mix until thoroughly blended. Add the egg and  mix until the mixture is smooth. Add the flour all at once, then pulse 10 to 15 times, until the dough is sandy (this is easiest to do in…

Hello! Nava’s 3rd birthday is this week. Cupcakes for every portion ordered, hooray! Our Lighter Side of French Cooking class went very well, next Monday (the 27th) we’re going to have the “make up” class for those who couldn’t make it – let me know if you are interested. As usual, we will continue having our sushi for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. You can have raw fish, cooked fish, veggies, tofu, egg or any combination. $6 per roll. Next week we will send out a fun New Year’s special. In Denver there is a restaurant that is focused on sauces and serves 3 “dips” for each entree. I have been wanting to make this a Shabbos special for a long time. For whichever protein you choose you will get 3 sauces – each main entree will be broiled, roasted, or poached. We recommended 3…

Shalom, welcome back. In this parshah Ya’akov Aveinu (Jacob) passes away at the age of one hundred forty-seven. There is a concept in Torah called ma’aseh avot siman banim (the actions of the fathers is a sign for the children). Meaning whatever Avraham (Abraham), Yitzhak (Isaac) and Ya’akov did, is repeated in Jewish History. So how is it that Ya’akov, also known as Yisrael (Israel) can die? Hashem refers to the Jewish people as an “eternal nation”, we will never disappear as a nation. So what does it mean that the man, whose 12 sons became the 12 tribes; died in Egypt and was buried in ma’arah machpeilah in Hevron in Eretz Yisrael? We look forward into hearing your insight and ideas. Think about it, study the parshah, read the commentaries, ask a Rabbi. Please lend your own sweet and good Torah. Shavuot Tov,…

The miracle of Chanukah came during an ideological war between the Greek Empire and the Jewish people.  The Greeks believed only in the physical world, defined by logic and reason.  They worshipped the human being as the center of the universe.  The highest wisdom, they felt, was the human intellect, human rights are the highest morality. The people displaying the most strength, beauty, intelligence, wealth were worshipped like gods.  It is a finite world that is the base of all Western Civilization. The Jewish people on the other hand, believe in a Infinite and miraculous world, reaching beyond the visible boundaries of the physical world.  Our highest wisdom is the Torah, which was received from the Infinite Creator of everything, at Mount Sinai.  Hashem brought us out of Egypt by miracles and wonders, the fabric of nature was shattered, to reveal that the world is…

Hello – last week’s bar miztvah went very well. We (B”H) got rave reviews. This week we are teaching a class on Thursday night regarding the lighter side of French cooking – so that will be our special. There are a limited number of seats left in the class – if you are interested, let me know and I’ll give you the details. As usual, we will continue having our sushi for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. You can have raw fish, cooked fish, veggies, tofu, egg or any combination. $6 per roll. French Special – $15 a person Starter: Mushroom, Onion and Wine sauce Crepes Purses Soup: Butternut Squash Bisque Main Course: Coq Au Vin (Chicken in a wine sauce)** or Boeuf Bourgnignon (this is a meat stew with wine – $10 upgrade) or Cassoulet – good winter meat stew ($10 upgrade) Sides (you…

Hello everyone, I hope you had a good Thanksgiving and will have a very happy Chanukah.  Yaakov David turned one – and ate a lot of sushi (Nava was willing to pinch hit for him and eat his cupcakes). This week we will have a Chanukah special, sushi for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Shabbos (at $6 a roll) and latkes for Wednesday or Shabbos; and Hot Wings (a dozen for $7 or 2 dozen for $12) for Thursday.  Please see the menus below. As a customer appreciation campaign – if you recommend us for an event we end up doing – you will receive dinner for 4. Chanukah Special – $15 per person (please order by Wednesday at noon or as soon as you know): Appetizer: Samosa (Indian puff pastry with potatoes and peas) (one samosa per portion and you can order more for…

Shalom, welcome back.  This week we see the greatness of Yosaif (Joseph).  The secret of his greatness is that through all his yisurim (suffering, trials), Yosaif remains connected to Hashem.  He doesn’t fall into self pity or depression, and this allows him to be a tzadik (righteous) in all his tests.  Not only does he remain righteous, but as a result is blessed with success and greatness in each and every trial. First Yosaif is almost killed by his brothers, and then sold by them into slavery. He becomes a slave in the home of an Egyptian named Potiphar, a minister to the King.  The Torah tells us, “His master saw that Hashem is with him, and all that he would do Hashem would make successful in his hand.  Yosaif found favor in his eyes, and he attended him; he appointed him over his…

Shalom, welcome back.  This week’s parshah is the confrontation between good and evil.  Yakov (Jacob) is the embodiment of emet (truth) and tiferet (beauty or splendor).  He is confronted by his twin brother Eisav, coming with 400 warriors to kill him.  Yakov is returning from exile to Eretz Yisrael (Land of Israel).  He left a poor man, Eisav’s son Eliphaz took all of Yakov’s money, instead of killing him.  He now returns with two wives, two handmaids, eleven sons and a vast amount of flocks, herds, cattle, gold and silver.  His wife Rachel is pregant with Binyamin (Benjamin), and he may lose everything to Eisav. After crossing his family and all his possesions over the river Yabbok, Yakov is attacked by the guardian angel of Eisav.  This is no ordinary angel.  It is the Yaitzer Harah (Evil Inclination), whose other jobs include being the…

Hooray for Chanukah! Our new cooking task will be latkes and doughnuts.  Please feel free to share recipes – we’re on the look out for new ones, exotic ones, delicious ones, whatever you have  – you can email me at bshor@sweetandgoodcatering.com or you can post here in the comment section (if you’re the first commenter it says “no comments” – click on that and you can leave a comment). The basic recipe for latkes is easy – take a potato (sweet potato or root vegetable of your choice, sometimes zucchini) 2 eggs, add a little flour, a little oil, salt, pepper, maybe parsley or other spices of your choice and then fry it.  The important part is the frying, because once it’s fried, it’s delicious, and it’s almost sure to be a crowd pleaser.   The above picture is courtesy of Oregon State that…

We’ll have our Hot Wing Wednesday this week – $7 for a dozen, $12 for 2 dozen. And we’ll still have fresh sushi for $6 a roll on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or for Shabbos. This week Executive Chef Bracha Shor is celebrating her birthday (HOORAY!) a free cupcake with each portion ordered. If you would like a cupcake and do not want to order, then let me know and stop by and we’ll give you a cupcake, too. Channukah is soon upon us, so our next Cooking Group task will be: Latkes and Doughnuts. Hooray for things fried in oil, I say. If you comment on the website you will get a free latke/doughnut. We have a delightful recipe for doughnuts from Sarah V. – who made the fluffiest most yummy doughnuts we had last year. Take a look at our blog, pictures will…

We continue to have a very good response to our sushi.  You can have fresh sushi Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday – with the added choice of having sushi for Shabbos as well.  We make all kinds – with raw fish, spicy, sashimi, with veggies, tofu, egg, california roll, and specialty rolls – whatever you would like.  There are 8 pieces to the normal roll ($6 per roll). Italian Special: For $15 a person (please order by Wednesday at noon): Appetizer: Bruschetta Fish Course (for an additional $8): Italian Fish and Vegetables in Papillotte (baked in an airtight container of parchment paper so that the fish steams and looks like a little package) Soup: Minestrone Main Course: Chicken Vesuvio (white wine, peas and potatoes) Meat Course (for an additional $5 instead of the chicken, an additional $10 if also having chicken): Pasta Bolognese Side Dishes…

Sorry to take so long to post – we are having trouble with our verizon internet and phone.  They were able to fix the phone, but I guess the internet was trickier.  So we have intermittent service at the moment. The pop tart experiment has thus far gone great. They were gobbled up; luckily we’re making more. We did strawberry, raspberry and chocolate so far.  The dough I found super easy to put together (with a cuisinart). In the recipe, it calls for “coarse meal.”   I had trouble getting the camera to focus properly, but the picture should give you some idea of what it should look like after you add the flour, sugar, salt and margarine.  [Oh, and speaking of the recipe, I’m not a fan of “2 cups plus 2 tablespoons” of flour.  First of all, the amount of flour in…

We have gotten a very positive response from our sushi, and we had a few requests for weeknight sushi, so we’re going to try fresh sushi for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night this week and see how it goes.  You can get sushi delivered or picked up.  We make all kinds – with raw fish, sashimi, with veggies, tofu, inside out, california roll, and specialty rolls – whatever you would like.  There are 8 pieces to the normal roll ($6 per roll). As a customer appreciation campaign – if you recommend us for an event we end up doing – you will receive dinner for 4. Homemade Pop tarts trial: My husband has been wanting to try pop tarts for years, and I finally did a web search and came up with a recipe.  If anyone would like to join me in the virtual…

Hello!  We are going to try a virtual cooking group.  It’s easy – just make this recipe at home (or a version of it) and post your comments (and a picture, if you’d like).  [Or you can just post comments]. My husband has wanted to eat pop tarts for years, but for whatever reason, pop tarts aren’t kosher (I believe there are some kinds of pop tarts that are kosher, but I think they are the “healthy” ones, and really, who wants to eat the healthy pop tarts – I want the gooey, yummy chocolatey ones, if we can make them). “Bon Appetit” earlier this year had posted a recipe for pop tarts with strawberry filling. This is there picture (above).  What? No glaze?  Seriously, why say you’re making a pop tart.  And this is why the healthy pop tarts don’t count – without…

Shalom, this week’s parshah describes the second generation of the Jewish people, with the siduch (marriage arangement) of Yitzhak (Issac) and Rivkah (Rebecca).  Last week’s parshah describes the miraculous birth of Yitzhak, and concludes with him offering his life during the Akeidah.  Yitzhak was 37 years old when he allowed his father Avraham (Abraham)  to tie him up to be offered on the mizbai’ach (altar) on the future site of the Temple in Jerusalem.  After this event the Torah informs us of the birth of Rivkah.  Yitzhak’s spiritual sacrifice of his very life to sanctify Hashem’s name in the world, was the spiritual catalyst to begin his family. To balance the gevurah (strength) of Yitzhak, he would need a wife of amazing chesed (kindness) and generosity.  Avraham made his servant Eliezer swear to find a girl from Avraham’s relatives.  Eliezer then loaded up ten…

We took some pictures of our cuban food (shocking, I know).  I will still need to get the black beans, vegetable paella, and the mojo chicken – but here are some of the exotic roots once they were peeled and cooked. First of all, how cool is it that I was cooking with one of the taro chips (again you can tell by the dots).  I peeled it and chopped it into chunks, and then, keeping with Cuban tradition – fried it.  Apparently, frying is a big thing in Cuba (one of the Cuban contestants on a cooking show had fried a very  nice cut of beef and was blasted for it). I put 2 inches of oil in the frying pan, and waited until the oil was *hot* before I started frying.  You have to be careful not to start frying with oil…

Ok, until we figure out how to do a Gallery – here are some pictures that were supposed to be in posts, but didn’t get posted.  Our hugely popular zucchini weave – this gives you an idea of what it looks like.  Our basteeya (phyllow dough stuffed with meat, onions, and spices) that we did for the Moroccan special and our hugely popular Chana Masala (an Indian dish we do with chick peas and tomatoes).

I just went to another Asian market today – eagle eye reader – Tzivia R. told me about it.  Ali B. went with me – which was so much fun – first she knew how to get there (a big plus) and second – she knew her stuff about strange fruit (don’t get the durian fruit – unless you are willing to hold your nose, apparently it tastes ok but the smell is something you very much wouldn’t want to eat — apparently these fruits are banned in public places in Singapore.  It’s this big spiky fruit – I didn’t get a picture, but pisces.eu had a picture I borrowed below). They had all the usual fruits – but we also got malanga – this is a tuber that is one of the vegetables used in the Taro chips bag.  You can tell from…

We have teamed up with “Centerpieces and More” to see if anyone might be interested in having flowers delivered at the same time as your meal.  If you are interested let me know – they have all kinds of flowers, and you could even get a Cuban theme arrangement. For $15: Appetizer: Fried Plaintains Fish Course (for an additional $5): Stuffed Avocado with Tilapia Soup: Cuban Okra Stew Main Course: Spicy Cuban Mojo Chicken with Mango Tomato Salsa (*I am typically light on the spicy-ness, if you really want it spicy I will try to make it spicy for you – I get nervous people won’t be able to eat it.  And if you don’t want any “heat” let me know that, too). Side Dishes (pick 2): Vegetable Paella (very similar to the Spanish Paella… hmmm we haven’t had a Spanish Special yet –…

Shalom, this is the very first Sweet and Good Torah.  We want to offer some sweet and good words of Torah filled with ruchniyot (spiritual), to go with our delicious food which is the gasmiyut (physical).  It is a great parsha (portion of Torah) for me to begin, because 42 years ago I was born on this parsha of Vayeira, which means “and He appeared.”  This refers to Hashem (the infinite Creator of all Heaven and Earth) appearing to Avraham Aveinu (Abraham our father) in Alonei Mamre in Eretz Yisrael ( the Land of Israel) on the third day after his circumcision at the age of ninety-nine. One aspect of the Parsha is the birth of the Jewish people, and every part of the creation of this new nation is miraculous and on a supernatural scale.  Avraham began a nation by teaching that there…

First, one of our eagle eye readers (Debbie S.) – found a website where there might be kosher kobe beef.  The company is called Stube Ranch, and it says they have some kind of kosher beef.  I’ve left a message and we’ll see.  Perhaps for the next Japanese special we’ll have real Kobe beef!  That would be exciting. Next, while we were in Israel, all of the Asian products were easily accessible.  Soybean paste (in a variety of colors), a variety of seaweed, everything was easily gotten at the shuk – not to mention all of the spices.  The truth is, we have found mostly everything here as well – except for the soybean paste.  But we know it exists – so next Japanese special we should be able to special order it (it is used for Miso soup). We found a new Asian market…

This week we will have Hot Wing Wednesday – we have gotten very good responses from the people who have eaten our hot wings.  If you would like to try them, order them and enjoy! Order by Tuesday night and get them on Wednesday around 6pm. Get fresh hot wings (Upon request will include celery and tofutti sour cream) – A dozen for $7 2 Dozen for $12 Japanese Special for $15 Miso Soup Gyoza Dumpling (2) – Japanese Dumpling (the gyoza dumpling originated in China, but since the 17th century, it has been a favorite appetizer in Japan, and they have taken it as their own – with cabbage and other vegetables). Teriyaki Chicken You can pick 2 side dishes: Cucumber and Daikon Salad (Daikon is a kind of radish, light) Broiled Eggplant Soba Noodle Dish – cold noodles Additions: Sushi – specialty sushi…

We catered the SoBo Design Loft’s (www.sobodesignloft.com) Grand Opening Event – it was a stellar evening.  Fanny Zigdon has opened a storefront (by appointment only) in Federal Hill to show off her Interior Design brilliance – her loft is filled with an understated elegance that combines the modern look with a calm and warm feel.  Fanny should have a great deal of hatzlacha (success) with her business. We provided 5 appetizers (Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce, Cherry Tomatoes with Spinach Dip, Deconstructed Tamales, 5 Mushroom, Sausage and Wine Risotto and a Chocolate Mousse in a mini chocolate cup) along with the signature cocktail of the evening a Sparkling Wine and Pear Nectar drink that was delicious. We’ll be starting up our specials again next week – we’ll have Hot Buffalo Wing Wednesday and a fun special for Shabbos.  Check back on Sunday to see…

I hope everyone had a good Sukkot and a wonderful start to the new year.  Our first special in October will be a double special.  We’ll have a $10 dessert sampler and a $15 French Special. The Dessert Special will include: Chocolate Mousse in a chocolate cup (1) Chocolate Truffles (2) Lemon Bars (2) Linzertorte Bars (2) Smores Bars (2) French Special: Starter: 2 Basil Palmiers (this is a savory cookie that looks like “Elephant Ear Cookies” but has a pesto like filling) Soup: French Carrot Soup with Basil Main Course: Coq Au Vin (Chicken in a wine sauce)** or Boeuf Bourgnignon (this is a stew with meat and wine – I have to still price out what the upgrade will be on this – let me know if you are interested it will most likely be a $10 upgrade) Sides (you can pick…

Hooray!  Sukkot is here – one of our favorite holidays.  Nava helped build the sukkah (as she did last year) and we took fun pictures. .  This year, as last year, we went to our relative’s houses and helped prune their trees for our schach (the fun leaves and branches that go on top of the sukkah).  Nava helped mallet the metal frame in place, and helped Abba put up all the leaves. And we rebuilt the sukkah in Delaware!  Here’s proof: And Nava helped put up the decorations.  This year, we had a light!  Last year we ate in the dark.  Next year, Jerusalem…. Enjoy your holiday, let us know if you want to come to our Sukkah and eat.  We like guests….

Hooray!  Sukkot is here – one of our favorite holidays.  Nava helped build the sukkah (as she did last year) and we took fun pictures.  If only I could find our camera charger so I can upload some of those pictures.  This year, as last year, we went to our relative’s houses and helped prune their trees for our schach (the fun leaves and branches that go on top of the sukkah).  Nava helped mallet the metal frame in place, and helped Abba put up all the leaves.  And she helped put up the decorations.  This year, we had a light!  Last year we ate in the dark.  Next year, Jerusalem…. Sukkah Menu Fish Balls in a tomato based broth (***one of our Published Recipes!!!!) – 3 balls per serving (can have them over spaghetti, upon request) $4 ****FAMOUS Spinach and Herb Dip –…

For the YK pre/post seudah you can have Sweet and Good Catering’s World Famous Lasagna.  We got rave reviews from those who ordered it this year.  Perhaps, though, next year, we will figure out a  way that we can have fleishig’s for our own pre-fast meal.  Apparently all dairy all the time is not the way to go for a fast. Yom Kippur Pre or Post Seuda: Samosas $2 each (Indian pastry filled with potatoes and corn — with onion chutney an additional $2 a person ) Chana Masala $20 (Indian Chick Pea and tomato dish) Basmati Rice: $15 Lox, Chives and Herbs Light Cream Cheese: $15 for a tub Sweet Pecan Nut Kugel – $20 Spinach (and Red Peppers) Cheese Quiche $25 (9 inch circle) Salmon and Onion Quiche $30 (9 inch circle) Enchiladas filled with cheese, rice, beans and peppers $30 (9×13) World Famous…

Mexican Special  Mexican Special for $15: Appetizer: Corn Fritters with a basil infused tofutti sour cream Fish Course (an additional $4 a serving): Ceviche – where the fish is “cooked” through lemon juice (so it’s cured).  It comes with corn, red pepper and basil. Soup Course: Poblano Corn Chowder Main Course: Chicken with Mole Sauce – Mole sauce is a rich and deep sauce with chocolate and a few different chile peppers, among many other ingredients, it is a classic Mexican dish. Side Dishes (pick 2): Mexican Rice and Beans Deconstructed Tamales (with polenta on the bottom and beans and cumin and a touch of brown sugar) Stuffed Yellow Squash Avocado and orange Salad Dessert (for an additional $2 a serving): Chocolate Mexican Cookies (with pecans and cinnamon) Rosh Hashannah Menu Please make your RH order by Thursday, September 2nd.  We will try to…

Hello!  For our Moroccan Special I tried a new Baklava Recipe that I modified from Garrett McCord at Simply Recipes (here’s the link: http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/baklava/).  Baklava is a beautiful indulgence, it is not hard to do, it just takes time.  Please find our recipe below.   Simply Recipes said that this might be the best recipe for baklava – and it’s pretty good.  I made some modifications, but you could follow his recipe exactly and come out with a very yummy treat.  INGREDIENTS For the baklava: 1 lb of phyllo dough 1 cup of margarine, melted 24 ounces fine walnuts 2/3 cup of sugar 1/2 tablespoon of ground cinnamon 1/3 teaspoon of ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon cardamom For the syrup: 1/2 cup of water  1/2 cup  orange blossom water (this is optional, if you do not have it, use another 1/2 cup of water) 1…

Please find below our weekly special and our Rosh Hashannah Menu and our Simanim (Symbolic foods for RH) Special below: Indian Special. Please order as soon as you can, preferably by Wednesday August 25th at noon, thank you. Appetizer: Samosa (1) (Indian Puff Pastry with potatoes and corn) Onion Chutney (goes with the samosa) Soup: Indian Carrot Ginger Soup (delicately spiced and pureed) Main Course: Chicken Curry with Almonds and Coconut Milk or Indian Dry Rub Roasted Chicken (with Garam Masala, Tumeric, Cumin and other spices) Basmati Rice Side Dishes (Pick 2): Punjabi Green Mung Beans with Ginger Zucchini with Onions and Tomatoes Cumin Potatoes Fish course: (for an additional $6 a serving) Spicy Tilapia Curry with Coconut Sauce Dessert: Rice Pudding with Cardamom (for an additional $4 a serving) **You can order more Samosas for an additional $2 each. Rosh Hashannah Menu Please…

Spicy Chicken Buffalo wings – We have a special for wings – $12 for a dozen with celery and parve sour cream (or $22 for 2 dozen). These spicy creations are quick to eat and delicious.  If only there was a football game on (I have no idea when football starts.  Maybe there is a football game on…).  The wings come with celery and parve sour cream.  Please order by Tuesday night. Our $15 special is a Taste of Morocco – For the first five orders you will get rosewater to rinse your hands with.  Apparently in Morocco you clean you hands with rosewater first, to begin the meal.   Soup Course: Vegetarian Harira (classic Moroccan Soup) Main Course: Bisteeya: This is a phyllo pastry wrapped around layers of chicken, eggs, a delicious onion sauce and crushed almonds. The phyllo is coated in a…

First of all, tortillas are from Aztecs – who knew.  The Spanish conquistadors (in 1519) changed their name to tortilla (from the Nahuatil tlaxcalli) – apparently from the word torta and meaning “small cake”.   Also, in an interesting side note – the reason tortillas have lemon (besides being tasty – I thought that was the only reason) – is that lemon is added to the corn prior to grinding to help remove the husk.  At any rate, with our over 100 degree days in Baltimore – no cook wraps and smoothies make a nice change of pace, taking a little of the heat off (you can always add hot sauce to bring more heat, if you want) and these recipes are (relatively) healthy.  Cabbage and Avocado Wrap: 4 Tomato Tortillas (or whatever tortillas you have) 2 cups bagged cabbage (sliced thin with carrots)…

Please order by Wednesday at noon – or as soon as you know. For $17 a person you get: Dual Colored Soup (Red Lentil and Green Split Pea) Slow roasted brisket in a teriyaki sauce Garlic Mashed Potatoes (homemade) Carrot Souffle For an additional $5: Poached Salmon with a Dill sauce & Daikon and Jerusalem Artichoke Salad For an additional $5: Individual serving of Pavlova (beloved Australian meringue dessert) The Pavlova was created in or around 1926 in honor of Anna Pavlova – a Russian Prima Ballerina who visited both New Zealand and Australia in 1926.  Both New Zealand and Australia claim that they created this dish – it is a meringue/marshmallow creation in the shape of a volcano – which is filled with cream and fresh fruit.  Yum.

This week (July 8/9th) we will have a Cajun special.  There will be: Appetizer: Jalapeno Popper (a jalapeno pepper stuffed with peanut butter, if  you have never tried this, it is delicious, though different – the peanut butter helps mitigate the heat). You are supposed to eat the whole pepper at once, so that the the peanut butter cools down the pepper’s spiciness while you eat it. or Cajun Caviar (a black eyed pea spread for Challah) Fish Course: Fish Gumbo (has okra) Main Course: Chicken and Spicy Sausage Jambalaya (includes rice) or Cajun Chicken Side Dishes (pick 2): Red Beans and Rice (or Corn Bread) Bourbon Sweet Potatoes Smothered Corn (Maque  Choux) Country Smashed Potatoes Dessert for an additional $2 a serving Bourbon Bread Pudding Pecan Pie (with Chocolate) Let’s kick it up a notch…. This week we are doing a $15 Cajun…

For Shabbos, we made a number of new dishes – and we tried some new plating ideas and we actually photographed some of them.   I started off with trying a new technique (for me) for the rib eye steak from Bryan Voltaggio.  I made a dry rub of fennel seeds, coriander and black sesame seeds with salt and pepper and applied it to the rib eye steak.    I picked the black sesame seeds, because I thought it would look nice on the meat.  I had never used fennel seeds before on meat and the fennel imparted a beautiful subtle flavor.   I took one pound of rib eye, trimmed off all the excess fat I could, and cut it into a rectangular block.  I seasoned the block with salt and pepper, then I took a tablespoon each of fennel seed (which I…

We hear that home-made pasta is delicious and not that hard to do.  The ingredients are simple (flour, eggs, salt, oil) and some people say making pasta is well worth the effort. Some others say, just buy freshly made pasta (I don’t know where I could find freshly made kosher pasta, although there is probably someone who is doing it), and some people say just use dried.  How fun would it be to boil your pasta for 15-20 seconds for it to be ready?  I don’t know yet, I’ve never made home made pasta.  But I am willing to try. However, I do not have a pasta maker.  Do you need a pasta roller to make pasta?  No, you can do it by hand (ravioli) or use a rolling pin.  However, if you want your pasta to be uniformly thin, and you are a…

We hosted a Sheva Brachos and we started off the first course with Fried wontons.  First of all, fried wontons are delicious, and are easy to make.  Buy some wonton wrappers at your local grocery store (I don’t know why, but they are often in the refrigerated produce section).   I bought the smaller wontons, if I were to do it over, I think I would buy the larger wrappers, why you ask?  Because although smaller ones are cuter they take a lot of time and you can’t put as much filling in.  Pick up some cream cheese, and whatever you want to use as your filling.  I picked mock crab this time around, although I have done them in the past with apricot – which was also yummy.  I made three per person.   Makes approximately 50: 1 Package of Wonton Wrappers 1…