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! The Recipe
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! The Recipe
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
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
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)
Just in time for the hot days of summer, here is an easy salad you can pull together in five minutes. It’s great at a brunch or for lunch in a sandwich or on top of a salad. It makes a nice change from tuna fish. This is my original recipe for salmon croquettes with a few tweaks. Feel free to add your own herbs. It’s a gem and so easy to make. Have fun!
2 5 oz. cans skinless, boneless pink salmon (I use “Chicken of the Sea”), drained
2 Tbls. mayonnaise
1 Tbls. chopped fresh dill
2 – 2.5 tsp. lemon juice
Zest of almost ½ lemon
¼-1/2 tsp. garlic powder
Combine all ingredients.
Tip: Feel free to experiment with other fresh herbs.
On the holiday of Shavuot, also known as the “Festival of Weeks” and “Festival of the First Fruits”, it is customary to eat dairy foods. Here is the perfect cheesecake recipe that is so simple, you can make it even at the last minute. I use a food processor which is a great time-saver. It’s perfect for entertaining and everyone will want seconds! Chag Sameach! (Have a wonderful holiday!) Read on for the Recipe