Tu B’Shevat Crostini Noshable with Orange Date Spread
Here is a great “noshable” to serve at your Tu B’Shevat gathering or meal (if you keep Kosher, this should only be served with a dairy meal). It can also be served all year long. I’ve re-purposed the “Orange Date Spread – Filling for Hamantashen” from one of my previous recipes and am now using it to top a crostini spread with goat cheese or on topping a slice of ricotta salata cheese. Enjoy this noshable with “Fruits of Israel Fizz” and you’ll celebrate in style! The Recipe
Just in time for Tu B’Shevat, which starts tonight, is a wonderful holiday “cocktail” that is non- alcoholic and incorporates two fruits found in Israel, pomegranates and oranges. It is so easy to put together, make one for your self or double/triple the recipe to serve to your family and friends . You will want to make this year round! The Recipe
Tu B’Shevat, the 15th day of the month of Shevat, is the New Year of the Trees. It falls this year on Monday, January 25, 2016 (Begins on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at sundown). This holiday celebrates the time in Israel when the rainy season is coming to an end and the first buds begin to appear on the trees. In ancient times and today, trees have always been very important in Israel, providing fruit for food and shade and transforming an arid country into a green and rich land. It is customary to eat fruits and nuts typically found in Israel such as figs, dates, walnuts, almonds, pomegranates, apples, oranges and olives. Some people celebrate the holiday by holding a Tu B’Shevat Seder, modeled after the Passover Seder, eating many of the above foods accompanied by four cups of wine consisting of white and red wines mixed together. Have a wonderful Tu B’Shevat!
Here is the perfect side dish for your upcoming New Years Day feast. It is so easy to make, has an amazing light flavor and looks so festive. You can also serve this any night of the week. Adding the pine nuts on top of the beans takes the dish to a whole new level. Enjoy and have a Happy New Year!! The Recipe
These Green Latkes contain healthy green ingredients such as zucchini, spinach, parsley and scallions. They can even be made gluten-free, are super easy to make and are sure to please even the fussiest non-veggie eater! Perfect for Chanukkah or throughout the year, these will become a favorite. They are soft on the inside, lightly crispy on the outside and are even delicious served cold. The Recipe
A Tzimmes (pronounced “tzimess”) is a Jewish stew usually made with sweet potatoes, carrots, dried fruit and sometimes meat. This is a much lighter and easier version. It is completely vegetarian and pareve (neutral for milk and meat dishes) and is the perfect side dish for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. I think it’s fun to have ethnic dishes, in this case, Jewish dishes, on the traditional American Thanksgiving table. The Tzimmes can be prepared several days in advance and reheated the day of the holiday or it can be made in a flash two hours before the feast. I’ve used cranberries to keep it festive and some lemon juice to keep it light. They give a nice balance to the hint of brown sugar and the sweetness of the sweet potatoes. Have a great Thanksgiving! The Recipe