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

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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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Favorites for Purim

Relax & Nosh Mishloach Manot

Relax & Nosh Mishloach Manot

With Purim almost upon us, here are some of my favorite vegetarian recipes from this website to serve for Purim. They are quick and easy to prepare and great to serve with the traditional ending to the Purim feast – Hamantashen.

  • Chickpea & Veggie Stew
  • Light Falafel Bites
  • Orange Avocado Salad
  • Easy Lemon Herb Carrot Salad
  • Orange-Date Spread: Filling for Hamantashen
  • Hamantashen

Remember to give your friends delicious Mishloach Manot. Have a great time dressing up and enjoy all the Purim festivities!!

Tu B’Shevat Crostini Noshable with Orange Date Spread

Tu B'Shevat Crostini with Orange Date Spread

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!
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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.
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