By COLlive reporter
Who doesn’t love good food and great meals? But who wants to spend a lot of time in the kitchen preparing it? For cooks who don’t have much time but do want delicious homemade food Devorah Kahan and Rachel Moskowitz have created just the cookbook.
“One Pot, One Pan” is filled with many tried-and-true recipes that anyone, at any age or stage in life, can whip up easily. From busy moms needing to get supper on the table (preferably within 10 minutes) to college and career women and men with limited spare time, this new cookbook from Israel Bookshop Publications has everything needed to whip up a fabulous meal in minutes.
Rachel Moskowitz, a professional web developer and designer, has been cooking since she was high enough to reach the kitchen counter. She started developing recipes in her family kitchen when she was a teenager and her passion has only grown since then. With no professional background in food, Rachel likes to say that most of her knowledge comes from experimenting with new techniques.
When Devorah Kahan was a young child she followed her mother around in the kitchen always interested in what was going on. These formative years ignited her passion for cooking as well as food photography. After enrolling at the Center for Kosher Culinary Arts, she began writing her first cookbook while working for a myriad of food personalities including Jamie Geller, Dini Klein, the Kosher Guru and at Fleishigs Magazine.
“Just before entering college we spent a year in Israel in seminary. There we discovered that many young people were not familiar with cooking and baking,” explain Devorah and Rachel. “A lot of them have never spent time in the kitchen or cooked for themselves that much so they don’t know where to start. We determined then and there to create a cookbook for anyone, at any age or stage in life who wants easy to follow recipes that take a short amount of time to prepare”
The recipes in this new cookbook are kosher and range from Soups and Salads; Meat, Dairy and Pasta Mains to delicious Side Dishes; Desserts; and Snacks and Drinks. Recipes can be fixed and prepped in just a few minutes with minimal supplies so you can have your cake and eat it too, they said.
Recipes include Classic Chicken Soup, No-Mayo Egg Salad, Crispy Schnitzel, Best Burgers, Quick Shawarma, Shakshuka “Pizza”, Chocolate Chip Pancakes, Vegetable Grilled Cheese, Easy Spiced Pasta, Fruit Compote, Cookie in a Mug and No-Bake Granola Bars.
“We love how the kosher food world has really expanded and grown with delicious new food trends to try,” they said. “You don’t have to be Jewish or keep kosher to love our recipes. We put a lot of love, tears and sweat into creating this cookbook and we are more than excited to share it with you.”
They these 2 recipes from the new cookbook exclusively for COLlive.com:
Cookie in a Mug
Everyone wants a chocolate chip cookie sometimes. But how many times are we willing to make a batch of chocolate chip cookies just to have one? Well with this recipe you won’t have to. Now you can make a single serving with ease! The best part is that it takes less than 5 minutes to make these cookies from start to finish.
1 Tablespoon Butter or Margarine
1 Tablespoon Granulated White Sugar
1 Tablespoon of firmly packed Dark Brown Sugar
⅛ teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
Small Pinch of Kosher Salt
1 Egg Yolk
1/4 Cup of All Purpose Flour
2 heaping tablespoons of Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
1) Place your butter or margarine in a mug and melt in the microwave for 1 minute
2) Add sugars, vanilla and salt to the mug. Stir to combine. Add egg yolk and stir
4) Add flour, then stir again Add the chocolate chips, and mix once more.
Mixture should look like cookie dough.
6) Microwave on high 40-60 seconds. Serve warm.
You can add in a little cocoa powder to make it a double chocolate chip cookie, and add in other toppings that you like on your cookies, such as sprinkles, white chocolate chips, and nuts. Don’t be afraid to play around with the cookies a little.
Vegetable Grilled Cheese
Grilled cheese is an easy lunch that will have you wanting seconds very quickly. It is great for those days when you don’t have a lot of time for lunch. Simply assemble it and stick it in the sandwich maker while you get your last-minute things together.
2 Slices Of Bread (Your Choice)
4 Slices Of Cheese (Your Choice)
Spoonful Of Ricotta Cheese
2-3 Basil Leaves
Handful Of Colorful Baby Tomatoes Halved
Butter For Frying
Salt & Pepper to taste
1) Take bread and spread ricotta cheese on both sides
2) Add sliced cheese and vegetables
3) Melt butter in the frying pan over medium heat
3) Place sandwich in the pan and fry 5-6 minutes on each side of until golden brown
4) As the sandwich cooks, press the bread down the the back of a spatula
Note: If you want the cheese to melt faster cover the pan and the steam will speed up the process
One other option is to place your favorite pizza toppings and tomato sauce or ketchup on the bread, and you’ve got yourself a pizza grilled cheese! Grilled cheese is a great food to experiment with because the combinations of breads and vegetable is endless. Play around with different flavors until you find your favorite!