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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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

Apples and Honey Turnovers

Apples and Honey Turnovers

Apples and Honey Turnovers

Just in time for Rosh Hashanah, here is an extremely easy dessert that you can serve at your festive meal or for any holiday. The basic holiday ingredients are covered: apples and honey, so you know you will have a sweet New Year if you make these! They are pareve (neutral) so they can be served with all your festive meat dishes. Chag Sameach (Happy New Year)! The Recipe

Quick Chocolate Bubka (Sweet Bread/Cake)

Quick Chocolate Bubka

Quick Chocolate Bubka

Not exactly a summertime recipe but I couldn’t resist – this will be one that you will keep making and making! In the European Jewish tradition, Jewish Bubbies (grandmothers) have long been making Bubka, a sweet yeast bread/cake which usually has chocolate swirled around inside it. There has been much debate on whether Bubka is a bread or a cake. Whatever your position is or if you have never had it before, now is the time to sample some. Great for brunch or as a dessert, particularly delicious with a cup of coffee.  Now you will able to make it in a flash, thanks to some shortcuts. You can bring this as a gift when visiting friends or when invited for dinner. This version is especially fun to share at the table with others, just pull out the pieces and dunk (make sure you have extra chocolate glaze in a bowl for dunking). I put extra glaze in the middle of the plate so you can dunk as you take a piece!
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