I’m guessing that your Jewish grandmother, “Bubbie” never made vegetarian chopped liver, only the kind made with real chicken or beaf liver. Many of us today would never even look at the real thing, let alone taste it! Here is my take on a traditonal Eastern European Jewish appetizer (noshable), served on every major Jewish holiday. It is vegetarian, delicious, and very healthy. It uses nuts as the protein so just warn any of your guests who are alergic to nuts to keep their distance. It is also pareve (neutral) so you can serve it with a meat or dairy meal if you are keeping Kosher. You can pull this together in a flash, using a food processor. Feel free to adjust the seasonings as you like: spice it up or spice it down. I add lemon juice to brighten up the flavors. Make sure to chill it for several hours in the fridge. It pairs well with crackers and veggie sticks or with matzah (on Passover). The Recipe
While I am cooking “Just A Jewish Mother’s Chicken Soup” in preparation for tonight’s Passover Seder, I want to share an easy recipe that you can make quickly and would be perfect to serve to your Seder guests. It has both sweet and salty flavors and you can double or triple the recipe. It’s a great staple for any holiday or whenever you want a festive, colorful and easy dish to serve. Wishing all a Chag Sameach and Happy Passover. Enjoy! The Recipe
Just in time for Purim, here are some of my vegetarian recipes found on this website that are easy and perfect for your holiday festivities. Don’t forget the star of the show…Hamantashen (listed below). Have a great time dressing up and enjoy all the Purim festivities!! Chag Sameach, Happy Purim!
- Queen Esther Would Be Proud – Lentil Patties
- In A Hurry Squash Carrot Soup
- Pea Hummus
- Lemon Caper Quinoa Salad
- Ruthie’s Green Bean, Tomato and Olive Salad
- Hamantashen – A Traditional Jewish Pastry for Purim
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
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
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
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!
1 Tbls. honey
½ cup orange juice
Zest from ¼- ½ orange
- Mix all ingredients in small bowl.
- Marinate cut fruit of your choice in dressing or serve on the side ladled over fresh cut fruit.