Red Cabbage with Carrots and Apples

Red Cabbage with Carrots and Apples

Red Cabbage with Carrots and Apples

With the Jewish holidays fast approaching, this is the perfect light and easy side dish for the Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. It incorporates the traditional elements: apples and honey and is easy to prepare for a crowd. It is very healthy and not too sweet. A great alternative to tzimmes, it goes well with brisket and chicken. It can be served hot or cold and looks beautiful on a holiday table. The Recipe

Tomato Mozzarella Avocado Toss

Tomato Mozzarella Avocado Toss

Tomato Mozzarella Avocado Toss

What an easy summertime salad! You can make this in five minutes or less and it’s so refreshing. This is also delicious served at a brunch gathering. It contains dairy so bear in mind if keeping Kosher.
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Sautéed Zucchini and Egg

 

 Sautéed Zucchini and Egg


Sautéed Zucchini and Egg

I made up this dish years ago when I was a college student in Israel. In those days, my focus was on making something quick but this also happens to be a healthy dish.You can make it from start to finish in about eight minutes! Perfect for when you come home, don’t know what to make for lunch or dinner and just want something that doesn’t take a lot of time. This recipe is for one or two people, but you could certainly change up the quantities. You can also season the zucchini with your favorite herbs. If you are not a fan of eggs, don’t worry, just omit them – you can make the zucchini as a delicious side dish. Enjoy!
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Quick Chocolate Bubka (Sweet Bread/Cake)

Quick Chocolate Bubka

Quick Chocolate Bubka

Not exactly a summertime recipe but I couldn’t resist – this will be one that you will keep making and making! In the European Jewish tradition, Jewish Bubbies (grandmothers) have long been making Bubka, a sweet yeast bread/cake which usually has chocolate swirled around inside it. There has been much debate on whether Bubka is a bread or a cake. Whatever your position is or if you have never had it before, now is the time to sample some. Great for brunch or as a dessert, particularly delicious with a cup of coffee.  Now you will able to make it in a flash, thanks to some shortcuts. You can bring this as a gift when visiting friends or when invited for dinner. This version is especially fun to share at the table with others, just pull out the pieces and dunk (make sure you have extra chocolate glaze in a bowl for dunking). I put extra glaze in the middle of the plate so you can dunk as you take a piece!
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Lemon Caper Quinoa Salad

 

Lemon Caper Quinoa   Salad

Lemon Caper Quinoa Salad

Jewish cooking today reflects the times we live in. People want a  healthier lifestyle so it’s easier to find dishes that are lighter which incorporate more vegetables. Here is an example of a light and easy salad that will be a favorite for get togethers and for a lunch option during the week. It is versatile so you can get creative with the different veggies that you use. Perfect for all year round.  Read on for the Recipe

Sheryl’s Summer Salad

Sheryl's Summer Salad

Sheryl’s Summer Salad

This unbelievably delicious and simple salad was served by a family member, Sheryl, at a recent family gathering. You can put this together in five minutes and everyone will want the recipe! It looks beautiful and is a great offering at a summer cookout or get together. Enjoy! The Recipe

Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing – A Multi-Tasker

This Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing is a multi-tasker. You can add different seasonings and/or different herbs. Here I added roasted salmon with veggies to the “luchshen” (noodles), tossed with a few tablespoons of the dressing and in no time I had a complete meal. Sometimes I add sliced black olives or grilled chicken or I change up the veggies (I cook them with the noodles to save time). Change up the herbs if you like. You can use the dressing in a cold potato salad, rice salad, or quinoa salad which is perfect for cookouts and BBQs. Experiment and have fun.

Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing over Veggie Noodles (Luchshen)

Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing over Veggie Noodles (Luchshen)

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