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Sunday, 30 November 2014

Pineapples for Peace

A great website I came across recently unites recipes from Israel and Palestine.

‘Palestinian and Jewish Recipes for Peace: Celebrating 12 years of sustained relationship-building and outreach’ was put together by the Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogue Group of San Mateo County, California 2004.
There was even a recipe for Hearty Corn Muffins which used pineapple.
Here are some more recipes that I've found. They were all delicious!
Peach-Pineapple-Papaya Parfait © TheEcoMuslim.com aka Zaufishan Iqbal
Ingredients: 75ml / 3/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt; 80g/ 1 cup peach chunks, pineapple chunks or papaya; 2 teaspoons toasted wheat germ
Method: Place the fruit in a small bowl. Dollop the yoghurt over and sprinkle with wheat germ.           
Serve!
Palestinian Fruit Soup by Dienia B.

Ingredients: 2 orange (peeled) ; 2 stalks rhubarb (cut up) ; 4 slices fresh pineapple ; 1 cup strawberries ; 1 cup cherries (pitted) ; 6 cups water ; 1 cup honey ; 1 tsp salt ; 1/2 tsp cinnamon ; 2 tblspn lemon juice ; 1 cup sour cream
Directions:
1  Combine all the ingredients except sour cream.
2  Simmer about 30 minutes.
3  Purée.
4  Chill.
5   Add sour cream before serving.
The Jewish Cookbook, Sue Nathan 1974 Australian Universities Press

Pineapple Tapioca Cream
Serves 4   10 minute cooking time
1 egg, separated; 2 cups scalded milk; 5 tblspn tapioca; pinch salt; 3 tblspn sugar; ½ tspn almond extract; ½ cup crushed canned pineapple, drained; whipped cream; chopped nuts
Lightly beat egg yolk, add milk, then stir in tapioca, sugar and salt. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring constantly, then remove from heat. Beat the egg white until stiff and gradually stir into tapioca; cool. Add crushed pineapple and almond extract and chill. Serve topped with cream and nuts.
Tzimmes
Tzimmes is any kind of sweet stew. It usually is orange in colour, and includes carrots, sweet potatoes and/or prunes. A wide variety of dishes fall under the heading "tzimmes."
1 can of pineapple tidbits in pineapple juice
3 large carrots, peeled and cut into large slices
Additional pineapple juice or water if needed

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