In this issue

Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review

This delightful pear and chicken salad mixes a symphony of tastes, spices with crunch

By Bev Bennett

JewishWorldReview.com | Although pears are both beautiful and bountiful, you may not fully appreciate the fruit if you're only serving them as a snack. Pears' distinctive flavors are equally delightful as ingredients in entrees.

Depending on the variety you choose, a pear will infuse your dish with a hint of spice -- imagine cloves or nutmeg -- or a suggestion of honey.

For example, Bosc pears tastes like vanilla with a touch of cinnamon. You can tell the Bosc by its russet skin and tapered neck. Use this pear in an entree salad, topped with a curry dressing.

Bartlett is the honey of pears. You can tell the fruit by the sunny, yellow color of the skin. Bartlett pears are very delicate and should be added toward the end of cooking time.

Comice, a squat, heavy-bottomed pear, is valued for its balance of sugar and acid. It's a wonderful accent to sweet potatoes or winter squash in a puree.

No matter how you intend to use pears, you will have to plan ahead.

Unlike most fruits, pears are picked under-ripe. Set the fruit on a counter and it will continue to ripen. Take a pear check once a day. When the pear has a delightful perfumed aroma and gives to gentle pressure at the stem, it's time to get cooking.

In the following recipe, a Bosc pear highlights a simple chicken salad. The directions call for an unpeeled pear because the skin color is an attractive addition to the salad. You may peel the fruit if you prefer.


MAKES: 2 servings

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Makes 2 servings

  • 12 walnut halves
  • 1/2 chicken breast (about 8 ounces), cooked and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 Bosc pear, cored, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 2 packed cups baby spinach leaves
  • 4 teaspoons canola oil
  • 4 teaspoons pear infused vinegar (see note)
  • 1 tablespoon pear nectar or juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


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Place walnuts in a small skillet. Toast over medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes or until lightly browned and aromatic. Immediately remove from skillet. Coarsely chop and set aside.

Combine the chicken, pear, shallot and spinach in a large bowl.

Combine the oil, vinegar, pear nectar, curry powder, salt and pepper in a cup. Stir well. Pour over the salad and toss to mix. Sprinkle on walnuts.

Note: Pear infused vinegar is available in many supermarkets. You may substitute white balsamic vinegar if you prefer.

Each serving has: 275 calories; 14 grams total fat; 17 grams protein; 19 grams carbohydrates; 36.5 milligrams cholesterol; 355 milligrams sodium and 4 grams dietary fiber.

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