The Kosher Fresh Chef / Healthy Chag Purim


It’s that time of year again folks and everyone is in the Purim mode. The kids have been gearing up for it for the last month at least. What should we dress up as? How should we theme our Shalach Manot? My main concern like every other year is how to get rid of all of the chamutz we are going to receive right before Passover. But what can you do? Purim is everywhere you look. In he stores, on the streets, It’s just in the air. Don’t get me wrong I love every Jewish holiday with my heart and soul.

This years lets try something different. Instead of the normal sugary snacks that many of us put in our Shalach Manot baskets (including the 20 or so chocolate wafers that we receive) lets try to be a little more health conscious.

How about some fresh or dried fruit, roasted nuts, herbal teas or some healthy fresh salads.

Check out these great salad alternatives from the Kosher Fresh Chef and have a Healthy Chag Purim.

Chick Pea Salad

  • 2 cans of chick peas, drained
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin

Mix all ingredient together

Cherry Tomato Toss 

  • 4 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  •  1/2 teaspoon salt

Mix all ingredient together


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About the Author
Moshe Docks’ love of food started at a young age with training for the food service industry at SEOVAC followed by Schoolcraft College’s Culinary Arts program as a professional chef. Through the years, Moshe apprenticed under some of Detroit’s biggest-named chefs including Chef Milos Cihelka of the Golden Mushroom. The Golden Mushroom was metro-Detroit’s first in a wave of restaurants that focused on the importance of the chef. Later Moshe joined Chef Jimmy Schmidt at the Rattle Snake Club and Cosina Del Sole. In addition, he helped open Lepanto – a very famous restaurant specializing in Italian Cuisine. Prior to making aliyah in 2013, Moshe Docks owned a successful catering company specializing in traditional Jewish foods.
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