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Celebrate
The Omer

Some Middle Eastern dishes
for Lag b'Omer and Shavuot.

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e're halfway through
counting the Omer,

the seven weeks
between the second
day of Passover (when the omer
was offered in the Temple) and

Shavuot (the wheat harvest).

An omer is a measure (some esti-
mates gauge it between a gallon

and a gallon-and-a-half). Back in the
biblical day, it was a mitzvah to bring



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an omer of barley to the Temple as
an offering. We count it because

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Add remaining ingredients and
toss well. Serve warm or at room

temperature. Makes 6-8 servings.

this delicious Armenian salad — this
is my version of her recipe.

counting is Lag (33) b'Omer. Since
festivities are allowed on Lag

Outside group and
corporate lectures/
presentations, and

celebration, especially in Israel,
where people head to beaches and
parks to revel and light bonfires,

b'Omer (May 12), it's a big day for

symbolic of the light of the Torah.

Smaller group (8 or less)
in-office lectures/seminars.

Of course, what's a celebration
without food. Use any of following

recipes for bonfire merriment, or for
just hosting a party any day of the
month. After all, Yom Yerushalayim

and Shavuot (the end of omer
counting) falls in May, too!

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Return the quinoa to the pot, cover
with a lid and let cool in the pan (not
over heat) for 10 minutes more.

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for 10 minutes (do not overcook).
Drain well again. (Do not rinse).

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a portion of the new wheat harvest
was offered at the temple.

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Transfer to a medium saucepan.

Add water and salt and bring to a
boil over high heat. Reduce heat to
medium-high and cook uncovered

Passover, on what is now Shavuot,
Jews became free by accepting the

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15 minutes, stirring every few min-
utes until the quinoa is golden.

seven weeks after the second day of

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more times. Transfer into a large
skillet over medium heat. Cook for

Toasted Lemon Tomato
Quinoa

1 cup

quinoa

2 quarts (8 cups) water
1 Tbsp. salt

3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 /4 cup fresh lemon juice

My friend Karen Sarkisian makes

2 cans (about 15 ozs. each)

cooked white beans, cannelloni,
or great northern beans
1 1/2 cups fresh chopped parsley

1 cup finely chopped green
pepper

1/4 cup fresh chopped dill
11/2 cup chopped scallions,
white parts
1/4 cup olive oil

Fresh juice of 1 lemon (about
1/3 cup)

Salt and pepper to taste
Drain beans well and transfer to a

large bowl. Add remaining ingredi-
ents and toss well, being careful not

to smash the beans. Cover and chill
until ready to eat. Makes 8 servings.

Tomato, Asiago and Basil
Pita Sandwiches

This is like a delicious pocket pizza.

To roast garlic, combine 8 garlic

1 cup fresh chopped parsley
1 /2 cup fresh chopped basil

cloves with 1 Tsp. olive oil on a sheet
of foil. Toss well, wrap the cloves and
bake at 400F for 15 minutes. Remove

1 pint small grape tomatoes,
halved lengthwise

from foil and mince the garlic.
Roasted Garlic Mayonnaise:

1 /2 cup finely chopped
scallions, white parts

/2 cup chopped, pitted
Kalamata olives (optional)

1

Salt and pepper to taste
Place quinoa in a colander or
sieve and rinse well. Repeat two

1/3 cup regular or lowfat
mayonnaise

1 Tbsp. minced roasted garlic
(see above)
Sandwich:

4 whole-wheat pocket
pita breads

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