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

Queen Esther Would Be Proud-Lentil Patties

Queen Esther Would Be Proud-Lentil Patties

With Purim starting tonight, I wanted to pay tribute to our beloved Queen Esther, the heroine of the Purim story and a great role model. It is said that she did not eat meat, only vegetables and legumes. These lentil patties are delicious and healthy and you can put them together quickly. They will be the stars of your Purim feast. Serve them with the roasted red pepper mayonnaise (listed below) and everyone will want your recipe. Don’t spend too much time in the kitchen, get dressed up in a costume and head to your synagogue to hear the reading of the Megillah! Happy Purim. The Recipe

Lightning Fast Veggie Potato Latkes

Lightning Fast Veggie Potato Latkes

Lightning Fast Veggie Potato Latkes

Here is a great recipe that is so easy, perfect for the weekday nights of Chanukkah when you are too tired to grate the potatoes. They are light, crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside and really delicious. No leftovers on this one, too yummy!
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Aunt Hannah’s Pumpkin Mandel Bread (Gluten Free & Egg Free Options Too)

Aunt Hannah's Pumpkin Mandel Bread

Aunt Hannah’s Pumpkin Mandel Bread

Just in time for Thanksgiving, this recipe combines a traditional Jewish favorite with Thanksgiving flavors. Think of Mandel Bread as “Jewish Biscotti”, crunchy on the outside, but in this version, softer on the inside. The original recipe is from my friend, Marty’s Aunt Hannah, who lived to be 100 years old. This is such an easy recipe to make, it is very healthy and can be made in Gluten Free & Egg Free Versions. Bring this for Thanksgiving, Chanukkah or any holiday that you celebrate and you will have everyone asking for the recipe!! May Aunt Hannah’s memory be a blessing!
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Succot

Fruit and VegsTonight, October 16, 2016, at sundown, the holiday of Succot, will begin and will continue until October 23, 2016. It is one of the three harvest festivals in the Jewish Calendar, also sometimes call the“Festival of Tabernacles” or the “Feast of Booths.”  For the holiday, Jews erect a temporary hut, called a “Succah”, next to their homes. It is a symbol of the forty years that the Isrealites wandered in the desert after being freed from slavery in Egypt, and simulates the experience of the Israelites. The roof of the Succah is covered with tree branches, allowing some sky to appear.  People may sleep in the Succah, take their meals in the Succah and entertain friends there.  Jews  traditionally eat “Kreplach”, a vegetable, meat or dairy filled light pastry served typically in soup. Below are some recipes that you can make for the holiday of Succot and may be found on this website:

  •  “Easy Veggie Kreplach” (Jewish Ravioli)
  • “Nancy H’s Out of the Ballpark Noodle Kugel (Pareve)”
  • “One-Bowl Kugel” (Dairy)
  • “Apples and Honey Turnovers”

Wishing all of you a Happy Succot, Chag Sameach!