Sorry about the time on the last post. Opened the window to update when I got home & started getting food & coffee ready for blogathon goodness! I wish I knew how to change times! ARGH! So I’ll write in notepad and copy over for now! So… I have just got word about a way to Send a hug to the IDF. During this critical time, HAS Advantage is undertaking an innovative campaign to show support for the brave soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces. HAS is sponsoring a program wherein those who are touched by the news and want to connect with Israel, will be encouraged to send messages or “hugs” to IDF soldiers on the front. Messages may be submitted online and HAS will ensure distribution of these posts to the troops. HAS Advantage, together with Elite-Strauss will sweeten these hugs, by adding chocolates to the care packages. Together, these gifts will show the soldiers that you stand with them and that you care.

So, I hear Transylvania is good place for advice! And guess what, so is Hawaii! This recipe comes to us from the Shaloha Cookbook, an excellent cook book that blends Kosher & Hawaiian culinary traits that can be bought by you, myt readers! With special permission from the book’s composer, I present my favorite salad recipe for your enjoyment!

Avocado and Pomegranate Salad

2 Ripe Avocados
1 Pomegranate
4 ounces Black Grapes
Lemon Juice

Peel the Avocados, remove the pits, and slice into thick ‘O’ rings.

Drop the rings into a bowl containing water and lemon juice; this will prevent them from turning black.

Cut the pomegranate in half and crush the halves over another bowl to remove & collect the seeds.

Wash the grapes and mix together with the pomegranate seeds before draining the avocado ‘O’ rings and tossing together.


1 t Sugar
4 T white wine vinegar
2 T Canola Oil
1 T Peanut Oil
4 T Chopped Mint Leaves
A Dash of Salt & Pepper to taste

Put all ingredients into a glass dressing jar and screw the cover on tightly before shaking vigorously for 2 minutes.

Pour over avocado & fruit mix before tossing well.

Serves 4-6

Now, I have tried some variations to this, and I’ve found dicing the avocado into small 1/2″ cubes works well, too. The rings are nice, but this way it gives more avocado to each bite. Sadly, like any avocado, it doesn’t keep well, so this would be better as a nice picnic lunch or a side salad along with Shabbat dinner rather than a Sabbath lunch side UNLESS you left the avocados to sit overnight in a sealed container with the lemon juice, then did the final combining Saturday. The choice is entirely up to you, of course.

Now for those that have read to the end, the Shaloha Cookbook is the FIRST cook book I’m giving away to sponsors, so you, too, can have Hawaiian and Kosher food in your kitchen year round. At 10:30 PST I’ll announce who the first winner is! ^^ So don’t forget to Sponsor Me! 2 down, 46 to go! Shalom and good cooking!


July 29, 2006. Blogathon 2006, recipes, salad.


  1. Holly replied:

    Howdy, and Good Luck!

  2. Renegade Kosher replied:

    Same to you!

  3. Returning to the Islands… « Renegade Kosher Cooking replied:

    […] for the rest of us it’s a wonderful dinner anyone can enjoy! In fact, you could even make my Avocado & Pomagranate Salad with it. I’d suggest my Hawaiian Sweet Challah, but that has dairy in it. And as we all know, […]

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