Chanukah Menu

Tonight Chanukah begins! Here are some of my favorite recipes found on this site that you can make for your festive meals during the week:

  • “Baked Lemon Chicken”
  • “It’s Easy to Keep the Traditions Latkes”
  • “Sweet Potato Latkes”
  • “Nicky’s Pepper Spread”
  • “Latke Toppers”
  • “Debbie’s Mandarin Orange Salad”
  • “Apple Pie Dessert Latkes”
  • “Chanukah Cookies”

Wishing you “Chag Chanukah Sameach”, have a Happy Chanukah, and stay healthy and well!

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

Green and White Bean Salad

Green and White Bean Salad

Green and White Bean Salad

This salad is great to make if you know you will have a busy week. It is so easy to pull together and if you add some cooked chicken, salmon or tuna, you’ll have a hearty lunch time meal! It will keep a few days in the fridge and is great as a cold side dish when it’s hot outside. You can also vary the ingredients by adding things that you like: tomatoes, leftover corn from corn on the cob, the possibilities are endless! This is a real “no patchke, no fuss” salad.  Any leftover dressing can be used on another salad during the week. Read on for the Recipe

Colorful Rice Salad

 

Colorful Rice Salad

Colorful Rice Salad

Just in time for the 4th of July, here is an easy, delicious and beautiful salad that you can bring to a BBQ, celebration or just have it anytime during the summer. It has a very delicate flavor and everyone will want the recipe. It is based on one that I found in an old Hadassah cookbook from Rochester New York submitted by H. Stoler.  The Recipe

Easy Colorful Green Beans

Easy Colorful Green Beans

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

Green Latkes

Green Latkes

Green Latkes

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

Harvest Tzimmes

 

Harvest Tzimmes

Harvest Tzimmes

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

Suggestions for the “Break Fast” Meal

After the twenty-four hour fast of Yom Kippur, it is customary to eat a dairy meal. Here are some of my favorite dishes for this special meal. You can find all the recipes on this website. Wishing all of you an easy fast and may all of you be written in the Book of Life”, “G’mar Chatimah Tovah”!  The List

Ruthie’s Green Bean, Tomato and Olive Salad

Ruthie's Green Bean, Tomato and Olive Salad

Ruthie’s Green Bean, Tomato and Olive Salad

My friend, Ruthie, who is Israeli, gave me this recipe. It is easy, delicious and adds a pop of color to any table. I will be serving this at at my Rosh Hashanah dinner this year. It’s a perfect lighter salad paired with brisket and chicken. Enjoy! The Recipe

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