GREEN TAHINI DIP Pareve

1 large clove garlic, cut in half 1 cup green flat-leaf parsley 11/2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup tahini 11/4 cups water Place all ingredients in a food processor. You may need more water for thinner sauce. Taste and set aside. Serve with cooked (fried or baked) chicken strips and/or raw vegetables…. Read More

ROASTED ROMANIAN RATATOUILLE Pareve

2 pounds fleshy sauce tomatoes, such as Roma 4-6 medium-size green or white narrow zucchini, about 11/2 pounds 2 medium eggplants, about 11/2 pounds 3-4 sweet red peppers 1-2 onions, peeled 6-8 large garlic cloves, peeled 1 tablespoon sweet or hot paprika, or a mix 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin 2 bay leaves extra virgin olive… Read More

AMELIA’S “MANTA RAY” CEVICHE Pareve

1 pound firm-fleshed fish, skinned, very fresh fillets, such as halibut, mahimahi or white sea bass 11/2 cups fresh lime juice (from 6 large limes) 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 large lemons) 1/2 small red onion 1/4 cup snipped fresh chives, in 1/8-inch pieces 1 to 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1… Read More

Stevenson Chabad Hearings Come to a Close

David Thaler, president of engineering firm D.S. Thaler and Associates, testifies at the final  Baltimore County hearing on a proposed Chabad synagogue on Stevenson Road. (Marc Shapiro)

Hearings over a proposed Chabad synagogue on Stevenson Road came to a close on Monday following the eighth session. Rabbi Velvel Belinsky proposes building a two-story synagogue with a 4,000 square-foot footprint in the 8400 block of Stevenson Road to serve as a permanent home for his Ariel Jewish Center and Synagogue, a Chabad-Lubavitch congregation… Read More

THANKSGIVING ROLLS 101 Pareve/Dairy

Ingredients: • packages of frozen dinner or small challah rolls • melted butter or margarine • fresh rosemary, chopped • coarse sea salt (or kosher salt) Directions: Spray a baking pan with butter or olive oil spray.  Place frozen rolls, leaving enough space between them to expand. Cover with a dish towel and let them… Read More

PUMPKIN-SWIRLED MINI-CHEESECAKES Pareve/Dairy

Crust ingredients: scant 1¹∕3 cups graham cracker crumbs ½ teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons sugar 6 full tablespoons unsalted butter or pareve margarine, melted Cheesecake ingredients: 16 ounces cream cheese or Toffuti, softened 1 cup powdered sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 egg whites Pumpkin swirl ingredients: full ¹∕3 cup pumpkin puree 1½ teaspoons cinnamon ½… Read More

VEGETARIAN KASHA CHILI Pareve

Ingredients: 1 28-ounce can stewed tomatoes, broken into smaller pieces 3 cups vegetable broth 1 tablespoon chili powder, or more to taste 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon ground cumin ½ teaspoon each of ground oregano and celery salt ¼ teaspoon pepper 1 full teaspoon crushed garlic, or more to taste ½ large onion, diced small… Read More

Calling Iran’s Bluff?

From left: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura and Secretary of State John Kerry attend a news conference in Vienna last month. (Liu Xiang Xinhua News Agency/Newscom)

Two alliances sat down last week in Vienna to discuss how to end the ongoing human tragedy that is Syria’s civil war. The stated objective was to bring the international community together to help orchestrate an end to a conflict that is being fought by multiple parties on multiple fronts and that has led to… Read More

Fair Is Fair

Should a fervently observant person of the Jewish faith become a candidate for the presidency of the United States, asking the candidate the following questions would be appropriate (with regard to Robert I. Lappin’s Your Say letter, Oct. 30): Do you accept women as equal to men in every respect, and will you condemn and… Read More