Powerhouse food personality Victoria Dwek, considered one of today’s top kosher food writers, released her seventh cookbook on May 22, 2017. Only a week later, Secrets of Skinny Cooking shot up to #5 on Amazon.com’s Best Sellers list in its category. So naturally, Dwek’s huge fan base is flocking to Kosher.com to get the skinny on the latest healthy summer recipes.
On the popular website’s brand new channel, “Skinny Cooking,” Dwek shares recipes and secrets for mouthwatering entrees and delectable desserts from fettuccini to cheesecake, and promises that no one will suspect these rich, satisfying treats are low-calorie.
Kosher.com’s fully-searchable recipe library makes it easy to find inspiration for warm-weather eating. Search by ingredient, chef, dietary need, holiday, level of difficulty, cuisine, or keyword to find recipes like Watermelon-Feta Salad, Mexican-Style Ceviche, Plum Granita, and much more, plus tantalizing photos that make these dishes all the more irresistible.
“Skinny Cooking” is just one of the shows hosted by kosher celebrity chefs and experts on Kosher.com, the premier hub for kosher cooking and conversation. Others include “Employees Only: Restaurant TakeAways” with Jamie Geller, “Renee’s Table” with Renee Muller, “Sunny Side Up!” with Naomi Nachman, “Shabbos with Yussi” featuring Yussi Weisz, “Swirl” with Jay Buchsbaum, and “Under the Hood” with Gabe Garcia, to name a few.
The conversation has already turned to summer eating on the Kosher.com community forum. People are sharing recipes, exchanging tips, and asking the experts for advice. The menu generator makes it a breeze to create customized menus for backyard BBQs, July 4 picnics, a day at the beach, and those lazy times when it’s just too hot to think about cooking. “Skinny Cooking” is inspiring people to bring lighter, healthier fare to the table. And Kosher.com’s massive recipe library is fully searchable, allowing users to find exactly what they need for any occasion.
Leah Gottheim, Vice President of Kosher.com, says the website’s unparalleled content makes it a one-stop shop for kosher cooks and foodies. “We cull from all the top names in the kosher food world – notable chefs, food bloggers, cook book authors – and from kosher home cooks around the world, with new recipes, articles, videos added every day.”
Gottheim adds that almost every recipe that ever appeared in the popular magazines Mishpacha, Bayis, Binah and Ami were recently made available on the website free of charge.
“When it comes to kashrut cooking and eating, anyone looking for information and inspiration will find that Kosher.com really is the most powerful free resource out there,” she says.
(Almost) No-Cal Sushi
If you’re craving sushi but wish you could enjoy it without the carbs, this version totally satiates that craving and might even have some people fooled. Using the whole nori sheet will help it remain sealed. Note that though most of your sushi will stay together, a few pieces of sushi might fall apart in the process. Don’t serve those on your sushi platter; rather, they’re perfect for taste-testing and munching. After all, they’re (almost!) calorie-free!
1 (24-ounce) bag frozen cauliflower, halfway thawed
1 ½ tsp salt
1 Tbsp rice vinegar
5 nori sheets
Vegetables or fish of your choice
Add cauliflower to a food processor. It should not be frozen solid, but still partly frozen, so it breaks apart nicely without getting mushy. Pulse cauliflower until pieces resemble rice-sized grains.
Grease a saute pan with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Add cauliflower rice and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, until cauliflower is cooking and moisture evaporates. Season with salt and stir in rice vinegar.
Place a nori sheet on a sushi mat or paper towel in front of you. Pat down cauliflower rice on the bottom half of the nori in a thin layer. Spread filling across the center. Roll up the entire nori sheet (use the sushi mat or paper towel to help you), pressing to compress as you roll. Slice sushi using a serrated knife. Serve alongside low-sugar teriyaki and/or light spicy mayo.
Yield: 5 (8-piece) rolls
You can see all the skinny cooking videos here http://www.kosher.com/shows/7/skinny-cooking