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.
Smoked fish dishes are popular with Ashkenazi Jews. A family member served this easy pareve(neutral, non-dairy) spread at a backyard BBQ this summer and I loved it. It’s so easy, great to serve all year round, would be great as an “noshable” (appetizer) for the upcoming Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah. You can add or reduce the seasonings based on your taste.
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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
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
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
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!