Shabbos is long during the summer months, so inviting guests for Shabbat lunch is a nice way to spend the day. Given the hot weather, the dishes should be lite. Given that your guests are likely to have different dietary constraints and tastes, you'll want to serve a variety of dishes. And since you don't want to spend too many hours in the kitchen during the summer, recipes should be easy and quick to prepare.
These 10 Steps to Preparing for Passover will help make preparing for the Seder and holiday week a breeze.
Since some of my children have become vegetarians, tofu has become a staple on our weekly grocery list. There are a variety of ways to prepare delicious, healthy tofu dishes. We especially like non-dairy tofu recipes so we can serve the pareve dish with our meat Shabbat meals. Your family will enjoy these kosher tofu recipes for weekday and Shabbos meals.
Sheva Brachot refers both to the seven blessings recited for the bride and groom under the chuppah as well as to the six days of celebratory meals that follow the wedding. These celebratory meals are generally hosted by friends of the new couple, and at the end of the meal the seven blessings for the newlyweds are recited. Sheva Brachot menus tend to be dairy. These delicious dairy main dishes, salads and desserts can be used for your next Sheva Brachot or any dairy meal.
Chicken is the most popular Shabbat entree. It is so versatile. Chicken is delicious whether roasted, fried, cooked, breaded, marinated, or stuffed. As such, I favor the easy-to-make chicken recipes. The following are my favorite chicken recipes for Jewish Sabbath meals.
Given that fish is high in protein, vitamins, minerals, and omega 3 fatty acids, it is a good idea to make it a part of your weekly meal plan. And given that fish is pareve and can be eaten with dairy and meat meals, kosher cooks may especially find these favorite kosher fish recipes to be helpful.
Salads are healthy, economical and complimentary to any meal. In kosher cooking, pareve salads are a great way to lighten and liten up a heavy meat meal. Dairy salads go nicely with fish. And meat salads can be a meal in themselves. I hope these favorite salad recipes will become a part of your repertoire.
Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are edible legumes. As a pareve source of protein, chickpeas are a valued ingredient in kosher cooking. Sephardic Jews have long cooked with chickpeas. In Israel, as in other Middle Eastern countries, the beans are popularly used for dishes like hummus and falafal. Ashkenazi Jews traditionally serve chickpeas at the Shalom Zachar celebration for baby boys, and they have recently started to add chickpeas to stews, soups and salads.
Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, arrives so quickly after Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, that each year I find myself scrambling to prepare the menu, get the groceries and cook in time for the holiday. This list of my family's favorite Sukkot menu and recipes attempts to help all of us busy cooks and our guests enjoy healthy, delicious, and relaxed meals in our Sukkah.
Preparing for a long Jewish Holiday, such as when Rosh Hashanah is followed by Shabbat, requires good planning and creative thinking. These 3 Day Rosh Hashanah menus and recipes are designed for busy cooks who, despite limited time and energy, want to serve healthy, economical and festive holiday meals.
See what Israelis are cooking today, and get delicious recipes from Israel. These top quality Israeli Food blogs are in Hebrew.
Seudah Shelishit, which means the third meal, refers to a more informal meal enjoyed towards the end of Shabbat. Seudah Shlishit is a great opportunity to invite friends over late Saturday afternoon. Especially during the summer months, when Shabbas ends late, we enjoy sitting outside and eating salads, dairy dishes and desserts with friends. But it is important that Seudah Shelishit recipes are easy to prepare and lite.
Tuna, like most things, is good in moderation and not good in excess. Since tuna is so tasty, economical and healthy when eaten in moderation, I've included recipes that make one can of tuna go a long way.
Does a rabbi's blessing make a food kosher? What is meant by a kosher kitchen? Why do some kosher products have K symbols and others OU symbols on their package? Why won't my Jewish daughter-in-law eat the kosher style hotdogs I bought? This page will help you better understand the term "kosher."
Get Hanukkah recipes, menus and information. The Hanukkah recipes are for potato pancakes and doughnuts - latkes and sufganiot - as well as other traditional holiday dishes. The Hanukkah menus include kosher meat and dairy holiday menus. Learn how Jews celebrate the Jewish festival of Hanukkah, which commemorates the military victory of the Maccabees and the rededication of the Second Temple.
Friday night dinner is the time when my family transitions from our busy and often stressful daily life to a more spiritual time. We set the Sabbath table with a white tablecloth and our best dishes. Candles, wine and challah loaves add a festive feel to the table. Then we sing "Shalom Aleichim" together to usher in the Jewish day of rest (Shabbat in Hebrew). Enjoy this traditional menu and recipes for a Friday night Sabbath dinner.
These 10 Tips for Passover Seder Cooking will help make preparing for the Seder and holiday week a breeze.
Get Purim recipes, menus and information. Read about the Jewish holiday Purim. Learn how to make Purim food baskets and prepare a Purim feast.
The Jewish High Holidays refer to the ten days beginning on Rosh Hashanah and ending on Yom Kippur. Find menus, kosher recipes, fasting tips, and cooking suggestions for entertaining family and friends during the Jewish New Year and Day of Atonement.
These various kosher menus for Jewish Sabbath meals aim to help make your Shabbat a wonderful experience for you, your family and your guests. Find menus and recipes for low carb and nutritious, quick and easy, winter, summer, spring and fall Sabbath meals.
All the kosher recipes in the About.com Kosher Food site are organized by course. Find kosher recipes appetizers, breads, soups, salads, main courses, side dishes, and desserts. Main course recipes are further categorized by dairy, fish, meat and vegetarian.
To avoid the hot sun, Israel’s pioneer farmers would work in the early morning. After the day heated up and their appetites were large, they would break for a hearty meal of bread, olives, cheese, and vegetables. While few Israelis today take the time to eat this full morning meal, Israeli hotels generally serve a large, varied and satiating “Israeli breakfast” to tourists.
Kugels have been a staple of Jewish cooking for centuries. Kugel, which means "ball" in German, originally referred to balls of noodle dough encased around fruity filling and steamed in covered pots. Kugels evolved over time into baked casserole dishes. Today there are recipes for both sweet kugels (generally dairy) and savory kugels (usually pareve).
Kosher food products are increasingly popular. The kosher food industry is growing at an astounding rate. These statistics about kosher consumers provide a view of the kosher market in today.
Chicken soup is "embedded deeply in the Jewish psyche", according to Jewish food historian Oded Schwartz. Yet, there are many other kosher recipes for soup that can be comforting to make and eat on cold winter days