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A Heaping Scoop

Leftover Roast Chicken Soup!

Sauté 1 large diced onion + 4–5 cloves minced garlic. Add 3 diced carrots, ½ a diced celery root (or celery stalks), 2–3 small potatoes, 1 zucchini, ¼ cup large lima beans, a handful barley, and chopped leftover chicken. Cover with chicken broth and add salt and pepper. Let it simmer for a looonnng time. Skip or swap any ingredient. Except the onion. And the garlic. And the chicken. Yup, that’s it.

—Chanie Nayman

Review It! 

When I was a newlywed, everyone bought a set of T-fal nonstick pans for dairy. I had a miserable experience with them and ended up replacing my pots and pans shortly after. Fast-forward over 20 years, and my daughter-in-law suggests I buy the best-ever frying pan by T-fal to make eggs for the kids. I look at her incredulously. She says, “Try it, it’s the titanium series.” Tried it and love it... Maybe you want to try it out too.

—Rivky Kleiman

I was amused to find a recipe that I recently discovered featured in Last Licks. Over Chol Hamoed, I took out a bunch of old Family Table recipes that I’d saved over the years. I made these muffins, and I’ve used the recipe a few times since. Like the other contributor, I also tweaked it, but instead of juice, I used almond milk with no added sugar. It worked great also without any additions. B’teyavon!

—Chedva, also an RBSer

^Issue 714

JUST ASKIN’

What’s the one cake/cookie decorating tool you use most often?

A clear ruler to cut bars and peanut chews.

—Esther O.

Ok, Quick:

Bosch or KitchenAid?

KitchenAid. I also have a Magic Mill, which I love.

—Naomi Nachman

FT, HELP ME!!

Your friend recently had a baby...What’s your go-to dinner to send?

I usually send fresh sourdough bread (duh), a hearty pareve soup (enough for the next day’s lunch), and either shepherd’s pie or crispy breaded chicken thighs (everyone seems to love that) with mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables. I add a fresh (pareve) salad with dressing on the side (again, enough for the next day’s lunch). Cut fruit is always a nice addition. I always keep in mind lunch for the next day because I feel that’s where a new mom struggles the most and doesn’t get as much help. Some fresh bread, soup, and salad usually does the trick.

—Chaya Suri Leitner

Here’s a Halachah

BY RABBI DONIEL NEUSTADT

Question: Does coffee need a hechsher?

Discussion: Unflavored coffee made in the United States does not require a hechsher. However, this includes only the actual coffee that you buy in a jar and make at home or at the office. Ready-made brewed coffee bought from a nonkosher eatery such as a fast-food restaurant is subject to other kashrus concerns.

This is because the utensils used to prepare the coffee can possibly come into contact with utensils used to prepare non-kosher food, thus rendering the coffee-making utensils nonkosher. While this is not always the case, it is advisable to contact your local vaad hakashrus, which may have more information about specific eateries in your neighborhood.

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(Originally featured in Family Table, Issue 718)

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