Tu B’Shevat Tapanade

Tu B’Shevat Tapanade

Here is something different for Tu B’Shevat which begins tonight, a departure from fruit dishes usually served on the holiday.  It incorporates one of the seven species of Israel: fig, pomegranates, grapes, dates, wheat, barley and olives, foods traditionally eaten on Tu B’Shevat. It packs a double dose of olives: olives and olive oil. You can make it in under five minutes and is perfect to serve on cheese and crackers, as a topping for fish, as a sandwich spread or combined with avocado as a dip. Pair with my “Fruits of Israel Fizz” and you you will have a great Tu B’Shevat celebration! Chag Sameach!   The Recipe

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Fried Zucchini Logs (For Chanukah or Anytime)

 

Fried Zucchini Logs For Chanukah or Anytime

These easy and delicious zucchini treats are perfect to serve on Chanukah or at anytime. They are so easy to make and a good way to get your veggies! They are perfect for dipping (see Roasted Red Pepper dipping sauce below) and make a great pareve appetizer. You can even make them gluten-free!

Happy Chanukah! Chag Chanukah Sameach!  The Recipe

Autumn Vegetarian Tzimmes (Stew)

Just in time for Thanksgiving, this “Tzimmes”, traditional eastern European Jewish stew, checks off all the boxes: traditional, vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and incredibly easy! You can also make this all year round. I will be serving this at my Thanksgiving feast this year. You can keep it warming in the oven with all the other delicious festive foods. A bonus: it can be made a day in advance and reheated. It is not too sweet and will look perfect on your harvest table. Enjoy!  The Recipe

Easy Honey Orange Dressing for Fruit

 

Easy Honey Orange Dressing for Fruit

For Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, or at any time, here is an easy and quick dressing for cut fresh fruit. It incorporates honey, an important ingredient in holiday cooking, ensuring a sweet New Year. Shanah Tovah! Have a happy and a healthy New Year! 

Ingredients:

1 Tbls. honey

½ cup orange juice

Zest from ¼- ½ orange

Method:

  1. Mix all ingredients in small bowl.
  2. Marinate cut fruit of your choice in dressing or serve on the side ladled over fresh cut fruit.

J’s Smoked Trout Spread

 

J'S Smoked Trout Spread

J’S Smoked Trout Spread

Smoked fish dishes are popular with Ashkenazi Jews. A family member served this easy pareve(neutral, non-dairy) spread at a backyard BBQ this summer and I loved it. It’s so easy, great to serve all year round, would be great as an “noshable” (appetizer) for the upcoming Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah. You can add or reduce the seasonings based on your taste. 

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Enjoy!  The Recipe

Welcome to Summer Veggie Strudel

Welcome to Summer Veggie Strudel

Just in time for Shavuot, also known as the Festival of Weeks, which celebrates the giving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai. It is traditional to eat dairy foods on Shavuot and this delicious savory dairy strudel is perfect to serve as part of the festive meal. It is light and pairs well with different types of salads. You can make this with basic pantry items and it pulls together very quickly. Enjoy this throughout the year, a real winner! Chag Sameach!  The Recipe

Passover Fruit Crisp (Pareve)

Passover Fruit Crisp

This will be the perfect ending to your wonderful Seder, so delicious, lightly sweet, and a breeze to prepare. I took a shortcut and used frozen fruit. This dish is pareve, and can be lightly reheated if you have any leftovers (not likely!). Everyone will want this recipe, you might be starting a new tradition! Wishing everyone a Happy Passover, Chag Sameach! The Recipe