January 2017 Share and Inspire Others!

Let’s get this New Year going, with the 2nd event in our ongoing monthly series:
Share and Inspire Others!

Our theme for January 2017



Please hop over to How to Participate  to check out the original post, if you’re new and wish to participate in our Share and Inspire Others! Monthly Exchange, and see the rules or just need to refresh your memory, but please return back to this post.

January 1st
Theme will be announced and published on The Recipe Hunter blog.
January 10thSubmissions need to be received via email @ cookandenjoy@shaw.ca
January 15th – Release of all entries from participants on The Recipe Hunter blog.
January 20thPromote and do a post/reblog on your own blog, linking back to the original post.


Please remember, the subject line of your email, should be marked as follows:

January 2017 – APPETIZERS

important   The self-tried-and-tested-recipe recipe you wish to  submit, can be a previously prepared recipe.  No need to have made it yesterday, or last week.  As long as it fits the theme APPETIZERS, please email me @ cookandenjoy@shaw.ca

Please drop me a trh-noteNOTE  on THIS POST, to let me know to expect your email entry.  Thanks for participating.  I am looking forward to each and every entry at your earliest convenience.


I leave you with a recipe of an Appetizer I made many a time before:
Es’s Roasted Avo

TRH Es's Roasted Avo Slices


GUEST POSTER – Recipe courtesy and by approval of BEWITCHING KITCHEN
Link: Original Post

Truffled honey. Can I get a group OMG going? I hope so… that stuff could probably be under a list of controlled substances…  I better use mine up before it does makes into the list.  But back to the focaccia. I wanted to bake something for a departmental get-together, scheduled for a Thursday evening. Weather forecast for that week was high 90’s, low 100’s, so turning the oven at 450F seemed wrong on many levels. But the weekend before we got a little break with some rain and cooler temps, so I decided to get the baking out of the way as early as possible on Saturday, then freeze my production until showtime.




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Greek Week: Tiropites

GUEST POSTER – Recipe courtesy and by approval of 
Guest Blogger:   Link: Original Post

This has to be one of my favorite Greek foods and lucky for you, they’re available at most Greek stores/restaurants. They are so full of flavor but still light and refreshing. While tiropites are usually served as appetizers, many choose them as a meal and get stuffed by their deliciousness alone.



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No Fry Dahivada (Lentil dumplings dunked in lush yogurt)

GUEST POSTER – Recipe courtesy and by approval of Archana
Guest Blogger: Archana    Link: Original Post

Here we are, just 5 days back from an incredibly adventurous summer in India and Italy. I have SO much to share with you all so stay tuned for all of the vacation inspired recipes to come. In midst of the jet lag, the loads of laundry and other things I’ve been craving something cool and comforting. Something that will extend my memories of our Indian summer. Only one thing comes to mind…
No Fry Dahivada

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Tzimmes mit Fasoles – Red Beans with Honey

GUEST POSTER – Recipe courtesy and by approval of koolkosherkitchen
Guest Blogger:  koolkosherkitchen  Link: Original Post

The word Tzimmes insinuated itself into languages of all countries where Jews have lived during the two thousand years of exile. Its meaning evolved from something sweet eaten on Rosh Hashana with a hope for a sweet year to anything sweet, delicious, beautiful, a bargain, an advantageous deal, etc. “Have a got a girl for your son, – a matchmaker would announce, – the very tzimmes of a girl!”


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Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Hummus

GUEST POSTER – Recipe courtesy and by approval of The Mint Thief
Guest Blogger:  The Mint Thief  Link: Original Post

A creamy and delicious hummus made with sun-dried tomatoes and basil. It comes together quickly and will be your favorite snack soon!

Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Hummus

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‎Sadsac’s Kosher Chopped Herring


750 grams matjes herrings soaked for 25 minutes
6 onions finely chopped
6 granny smith apples finely chopped
6 large hard boiled eggs mashed
12 nice or any plain sweet biscuits
2 tablespoons vinegar
4 tablespoons sugar

Rinse the herrings and pat dry. Place the biscuits into a food processor and blitz to fine crumbs.
Place the crumbs into a large bowl.
Add the onions, and apples and eggs to the crumbs.
Place the herring into the processor and blitz till finely chopped. Add the herring to the crumb mixture and then add the vinegar and sugar.
Mix till everything is well combined. Place the herring into sterilized glass jars the and place in the fridge.
The herring needs a full 24 hours to settle and then taste to see if more sugar or vinegar is needed. I personally prefer my herring a bit sweeter.
This herring can be frozen and taken out the night before you want to use it. Defrost in the fridge.
This quantity will make approximately 2 liters enjoy

Prepared, tried and tested by:  Sadsac Sadsac

Cucumber Avocado Rolls


1 Avocado
¼ Cup of Basil Leaves (a small bunch)
1 Clove Garlic
2 teaspoons Lime Juice
¼ teaspoon Salt
Pepper to taste
1 Cucumber

Toss all the ingredients (except the cucumber) into a food processor or blender.
Or if you would like to do it by hand, finely mince the garlic and basil, and mash all the ingredients together with a fork until smooth and creamy.
Use a potato peeler to cut long thin strips from the cucumber.
Take a cucumber strip and spread a thin coat of the avocado mixture along the length of the cucumber.
A little goes a long way! Make sure to get some avocado all the way to the end, so it will stick the roll together.
Roll it up, no toothpicks needed.
Do the same with the rest of your cucumber strips.
Cucumber is watery and softens quickly, so these should be enjoyed immediately after preparation

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Cheese Croquettes (Paneer Cutlets)

GUEST POSTER – Recipe courtesy and by approval of RITZ’S FLAVOURS
Link: Original Post Originally posted by: RITZ’S FLAVOURS

I am in love with the aroma in my kitchen when I fry this beauties. Usually I am not a fan of deep fried snacks, but I think it is fine to indulge once in a while. Right? I had few friends at my place over the weekend, I was thinking of what to serve them along with ginger tea?

Cheese Croquettes

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