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Kosher Food: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
Roasted Cauliflower with Curry
Take roasted cauliflower to the next level by seasoning it with curry powder or another favorite spice blend. This easy, vegan recipe will show you how!
What Are Those Symbols On My Food?
A breakdown of the various types of kosher certification agencies and symbols in the US and around the world.
Kid-Friendly Breaded and Baked Chicken Breasts
This Breaded Baked Boneless Chicken Breasts recipe is the answer to your kid-meal dilemmas. They're cheaper, heathier and tastier than purchased chicken nuggets.
Crock Pot Stuffing for Thanksgiving
You can prepare your Thanksgiving stuffing in a Crock Pot to save room in your busy oven on Thanksgiving day. And you can prepare a parve Thanksgiving stuffing so your vegetarian guests can also enjoy this delicious mix of toasted bread cubes, vegetables and spices. This recipe for kosher parve Crock Pot Stuffing tastes like it was cooked in the turkey, but it is actually prepared separately in the slow cooker.
What Makes Certain Foods Kosher?
What is Kosher Food? Read a succinct, clear definition of kosher food.
A Traditional Hanukkah Menu
Read a succinct explanation of the Jewish festival of Hanukkah. Get a traditional Hanukkah meat menu, a traditional Hanukkah dairy menu, and favorite Hanukkah recipes.
Top 10 Krugel Recipes
Kugels have been a staple of Jewish cooking for centuries. Kugel, which means
Easy Turkey Gravy (Meat)
This easy Turkey Gravy recipe will perfectly complement your Thanksgiving turkey. It is a simple and quick gravy to make when you are expecting a crowd, and it is delicious too. Your guests will love to sop up any extra gravy with their cornbread and mashed potatoes.
Parve Mashed Potatoes (Parve)
Mashed potatoes go so well with Thanksgiving turkey and gravy, but most mashed potatoes recipes contain butter, milk or cream. A menu consisting of both turkey meat and dairy products is a problem for kosher observant. This Parve Mashed Potato recipe is the solution. Now you can enjoy a kosher Thanksgiving meal with traditional turkey and non-dairy mashed potatoes.
Kosher Thanksgiving Recipes
These kosher Thanksgiving recipes can help you to prepare an easy, delicious, and kosher Thanksgiving meal for your family and friends. Recipes include roast stuffed turkey, easy turkey gravy, vegetarian stuffing, parve mashed potatoes, sweet potato pie, corn bread, apple crumble, pumpkin cookies and more. The Thanksgiving menu is so delicious that even after living in Israel for 20 years, I continue to prepare this meal each November.
Ask the Rabbi - Why is kosher turkey so tasty?
Ask the Rabbi - Why is kosher turkey so tasty?
Roast Turkey with Caramelized Onion-Balsamic...
A recipe for Roast Turkey with Caramelized Onion-Balsamic Gravy from Susie Fishbein, author of the Kosher By Design cookbook series.
Pareve Cornbread Muffins (improved recipe)
The biggest challenge to creating a kosher Thanksgiving meal is making the traditional Thanksgiving side dishes in non-dairy form (pareve) so they can be eaten with the turkey. This cornbread recipe uses soy milk. These Cornbread Muffins are cake-like, sweet and parve.
Make Everyone's Hanukkah Favorite: Traditional...
Fried food is traditionally eaten on Hanukkah in commemoration of the oil that miraculously burned for eight days when the Maccabees purified and rededicated the holy Temple in Jerusalem. Fried Potato Pancakes (called Latkes in Yiddish and Levivot in Hebrew) are the hands-down, mouth-open holiday favorite.
Kosher Thanksgiving: Menu & Recipes
These kosher Thanksgiving recipes can help you to prepare an easy, delicious, and kosher Thanksgiving meal for your family and friends. Recipes include stuffed roast turkey, pareve cornbread muffins, sweet potato pie, lettuce salad and a variety of holiday desserts.
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Sweet Potato Pie (Pareve)
This Sweet Potato Pie is a nice alternative to kugel if you are looking for something new to serve for the Sabbath lunch. This pareve pie also goes well with turkey at Thanksgiving or any time of the year.
The 8 Jewish Dietary Laws for Keeping Kosher
What does it mean when somebody says they keep kosher? In short, they eat according to the Jewish Dietary Laws outlined in the Torah. Here's a very basic overview of the laws of kashrut, or kosher laws.
The World's Most Recognizable Kosher Symbols
Information about the OU, America's largest and most recognizable kosher supervision agency, with contact information and a photo of its kosher logo.
Kosher Roast Stuffed Turkey (Meat)
This Roast Stuffed Turkey is the quintessential Thanksgiving entree, but it is also the perfect dish to serve when entertaining a large group of people. These carefully written instructions take the novice turkey-roaster from thawing to carving.
What Is Glatt Kosher? Definition and Customs
What is Glatt Kosher? Kosher Food.
A Super-Easy Potato Kugel Recipe
Moist on the inside and crispy on the outside, this dish is a staple of Eastern European Jewish cooking. There are many versions; this is my favorite.
What Is Parve? A Quick Guide
Parve is a Hebrew term (pareve is the Yiddish term) that describes food without any meat or dairy ingredients. Jewish dietary laws considers pareve food to be neutral; Pareve food can be eaten with both meat and milk dishes. Fish, eggs, fruits and vegetables are parve.
Whip Up Roasted Asparagus for Any Special Meal
Roasted Asparagus is the perfect side dish for any Sabbath or Jewish holiday meal. It is easy to make, and the color and taste complement meat main dishes.
Parve Mashed Potatoes with Garlic and Scallions
Mashed potatoes are a wonderful side dish to serve with meat or turkey, especially on Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, most mashed potatoes recipes contain dairy products such as butter, milk or cream, so kosher observant can not eat them with meat dishes. Fortunately, this Garlic and Onion Mashed Potato recipe, which contains parve margarine and oil, can be served with meat by those who keep kosher.
How to Make Sweet Cottage Cheese Noodle Kugel...
This Sweet Dairy Noodle Kugel - made with egg noodles, cottage cheese, sour cream, eggs and sugar - has old-fashioned flavor. It is a great brunch dish, when served with bagels and spreads. It is also the perfect dish to serve at the end of a fast such as Tisha B'Av or Yom Kippur.
Easy Cheese Cake (Dairy)
This is one of my favorite cheese cakes, and as cheese cakes go it is quite low in calories (though this has never stopped anyone from licking the plate and asking for more). This cake is a must in my house for Shavuot. I make it without a crust, but you can always add a cookie/butter crust of your choice (crush around 200 grams of plain cookies and mix with about 75 grams of melted butter).
Hanukkah Recipes
During Hanukkah (or Chanukah), many Jewish families invite relatives and friends over to light the menorah, sing songs, play dreidel games, exchange gifts and enjoy Hanukkah food. These traditional and contemporary Hanukkah recipes - with brisket, salmon, salad, varied latkes, applesauce, cookies and donuts - can help you plan delicious Hanukkah menus and wonderful holiday celebrations.
Oreo Balls (Dairy)
My wife came back from Atlanta with this recipe for Oreo Balls, claiming that these cookies served at her nephew's bar mitzvah were extraordinary. My first reaction was that buying Oreos means not having to prepare treats, as Oreos are treats enough. But my second reaction, after my wife prepared the Oreo Balls herself, was that mixing cream cheese with Oreos and covering them in chocolate does, surprisingly, turn good into great. Guess what goes our my Purim baskets this year?
Hanukkah Meat Menu and Recipes
After lighting the Hanukkah Menorah together, Jewish families and their guests may eat traditional Hanukkah food, play the Dreidel game, and exchange gifts. This Hanukkah meat menu includes brisket or chicken, parve side dishes and traditional Hanukkah treats.
Sugar Pumpkin Pie with Olive Oil Crust
Recipe for a kosher, dairy-free pumpkin pie made with roasted sugar pie pumpkin and an easy oil pie crust
Latkes Recipes
Fried Potato Pancakes, called Latkes in Yiddish and Levivot in Hebrew, are the most popular Hanukkah food. While traditional latkes are made from potatoes, today one can find many creative twists to the traditional latkes recipe. They include sweet potato, cauliflower, broccoli, leek, cheese and even tuna latkes.
Apple Crumble (Parve or Dairy)
The vanilla sugar and orange juice give this Apple Crumble an extra special taste. This is one of my all time favorite recipes! This dessert is especially delicious when served in the Sukkah during the holiday of Succoth.
Hanukkah Dairy Menu and Recipes
One Hanukkah food tradition is eating dairy products, especially cheese, in commemoration of the Jewish heroine Judith (Yehudit). Find a traditional dairy Hanukkah menu and recipes.
Kosher Maven Levana's Dairy-Free Chocolate Chip...
This recipe for dairy-free Chocolate Chip Cookies, made with vegetable oil instead of butter, comes from kosher chef and cookbook author Levana Kirshchenbaum.
Impress Your Guests with the Best Beef Brisket
Beef Brisket, a cut of meat from the breast or lower chest, is a popular Jewish holiday entree. Jews traditionally prepare beef brisket by braising it in a roasting pot. Learn how to prepare great brisket. Read the reasons why to prepare Jewish brisket for the holidays.
Broccoli Kugel (Parve)
It's 5 p.m. on Friday. The Jewish Sabbath starts in two hours. My 16-year-old daughter walks in from the beach, and tells me she has to take a kugel to the potluck Shabbat dinner she is having with friends. I open up my freezer to find a bag of frozen broccoli. As fast as I can, I throw together this Broccoli Kugel. Boy was I surprised when she came home and told me the kugel was the hit of the party!
6 Recipes for the Perfect Jewish Sabbath Dinner...
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
How To Make Challah
Making challah is not as difficult as its final braided shape makes it appear to be. And any effort that is invested in making challah is well worth the result! The smell and taste of freshly baked challah can turn a house into a home.
Top 10 Kosher Cheesecake Recipes for Shavuot
As it is customary to eat dairy food on the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, it is no wonder that cheesecake has become the most popular Shavuot dessert. This page offers a variety of cheesecake recipes - including Fast, Vegan, Low Fat, Gourmet, and more - so you can find the cheesecake recipe that best meets your holiday menu needs.
Dairy-Free Cornbread
A recipe for kosher, dairy-free cornbread made with cornmeal and corn kernels.
Potato Cheese Bake (Dairy)
If you like potatoes, you'll love this Potato Cheese Bake. It is so easy to make and popular that it is bound to become a regular dish in your home. This recipe is especially fitting for Shavuot and the Nine Days, when dairy meals are traditionally served.
7 Favorite Kosher Brisket Recipes
In traditional Jewish cooking, the brisket - a cut of meat from the breast or lower chest - is braised as a pot roast. There are three secrets to cooking the perfect kosher brisket. Buy good brisket meat (meat #3 in Israel). Jewish brisket should be slow cooked. Choose any brisket recipe from this collection of Jewish brisket recipes. Thirdly, it is very important to slice the brisket correctly. Brisket must be sliced thinly and against the grain.
Butternut Squash Kugel
A kosher, dairy-free recipe for Butternut Squash Kugel, made with roasted winter butternut squash, pure maple syrup, and eggs.
Cut-Out Decorated Hanukkah Cookies (Dairy or...
Decorate your Cut-Out Holiday Shape Cookies this year! This easy-to-make dough can be rolled out immediately (no need to chill it) and cut into your favorite holiday shapes. Margarine can be used instead of butter for parve cookies. Use non-stick cooking spray and sanding sugar to make colorful, fun designs. Happy Hanukkah!
Why are Kosher Hot Dogs So Popular?
A brief history of kosher hot dogs that explores their popularity far beyond the small kosher-observant Jewish population.
The Ultimate Dairy-Free Chocolate Cake
This kosher pareve chocolate cake recipe gets its rich chocolate flavor from a mix of bittersweet chocolate and cocoa powder. The dairy free cake batter is perfect for Bundt cakes or layer cakes.
Top Shabbat Chicken Recipes
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.
Menus for Jewish Sabbath Meals
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.
Sauteed Mushrooms in Cream Sauce: A Delicious...
Use this easy-to-make Sauteed Mushrooms in Cream Sauce recipe when you want to serve a delicious dairy side dish. It can also be served on top of pasta.
Do All Jews Keep Kosher?
Do All Jews Keep Kosher? What percentage of American Jews today observe Jewish Dietary Laws?
Easy Shabbos Desserts
Don't you sometimes finish making the soup, matzo balls, fish, chicken, potatoes, vegetables, and salad and fun out of energy before it is time to make dessert? This list of really easy Shabbos desserts aims to be a helpful resource for you. When you're out of steam, look here to find Easy Shabbos Desserts you can whip up in just minutes.
Sweet and Savory Coca Cola Brisket
This simple brisket recipe has a secret ingredient -- a little Coca Cola helps tenderize the meat, and contributes sweetness to the traditional holiday dish. Onions, wine, honey, and spices round out the sweet and savory marinade.
Passover Cottage Cheese Kugel (Dairy, Passover)
My sister-in-law emailed me this recipe for Passover Cottage Cheese Kugel. She wrote that a friend brought
Roasted Broccoli (Parve)
Roasted Broccoli is the perfect side dish. Since this recipe is pareve, it can be eaten with a meat or dairy meal. Roasted Broccoli is easy to make, healthy, delicious and even colorful. For extra color and more flavor, add sliced red peppers.
Israeli Chocolate Cinnamon Rugelach Pastries
While I prefer rugelach filled with preserves and nuts, my kids like chocolate rugelach the best. This version uses a hint of cinnamon in the chocolate.
Kosher Family Dinners
Studies show that kids who eat dinner with their families eat more nutritiously, feel less stressed, and perform better. Nevertheless, daily demands often sap our time and energy, making it hard to plan, shop and put meals on the table during the work week. These easy kosher recipes for family dinners are designed to help you give your children the nourishment, comfort and support they need.
Marinated Pargiot (Meat)
Whenever boneless chicken thighs (called Pargiot in Hebrew) go on sale, we buy, marinate and grill or cook them. Boneless chicken thighs are a tender, moist cut of chicken, and this marinade packs the meat with great flavor. We especially enjoy pargiot during the summer months because they are a lite source of protein. Serve these delicious Pargiot with rice and roasted vegetables for a delicious and satiating Shabbos or weekday family meal.
Pomegranate Apple Salad (Parve)
For lunch on the second day of Rosh Hashanah, after everyone feels a bit heavy after too many holiday meals, I like to serve this fresh and light Pomegranate Apple Salad. It complements the spirit of the holiday by using the two fruits upon which blessings have been made.
Easy Veggie Sides to Brighten Up Your...
A collection of healthy, easy to prepare, dairy-free vegetable side dishes to brighten up your Thanksgiving menu.
Garlic Mashed Potatoes (Parve or Dairy)
Parve Mashed Potatoes is a very useful recipe for the kosher observant crowd, as mashed potatoes make such a good side dish for meat main dishes. These Garlic Mashed Potatoes can be made parve by using parve margarine and soy milk instead of butter and milk. Julie Remer and Paula Weinstein, popular caterers and authors of Dinner Du Jour and More!, contributed this recipe to the About Kosher Food site.
Easy Kosher Chicken Pot Pie
Chicken pot pie is a great way to use chicken left-over from making soup. This recipe is easy because the crust is made from frozen puff pastry dough. Parve margarine makes it possible for a creamy chicken pie to be kosher. Serve for Shabbat lunch or a Sukkot holiday meal.
Challah Bread Pudding with Chocolate and Cherries
A kosher, dairy free recipe for Challah bread pudding with chocolate and cherries.
The Most Irresistible Broccoli Ever
Take broccoli from ho-hum to totally irresistible with this quick and easy recipe for Ginger Roasted Broccoli. Olive oil, fresh ginger, and a quick stint in a hot oven are all it takes to transform the workhorse veggie into something special.
Hanukkah Doughnuts - Sufganiot (Parve)
Sufganiot are deep-fried jelly doughnuts that are traditionally eaten during the Jewish festival of Hanukkah. Sufganiot are especially popular in Israel. The oil used to fry the doughnuts are reminiscent of the oil that miraculously burned, according to the Hanukkah story, in the ancient Temple in Jerusalem.
Simple Baked Salmon Fillet with Garlic and Lemon
For a moist and flavorful salmon entree, simply drip seasonings on the fish, wrap the fillet tightly in foil, and bake. Easy; healthy and light; aesthetic.
Kugel Yerushalmi - Jerusalem Kugel (Parve)
This uniquely-flavored savory kugel, of caramelized noodles spiced with black pepper, was brought to the city of Jerusalem by Eastern European Hasidic Jews in the eighteenth century. Thus the kugel is called Kugel Yerushalmi, which means Jerusalem Kugel. Kugel Yerushalmi is traditionally eaten after Sabbath morning prayer services - either for kiddish or lunch - along with cholent and pickles.
Creamy Corn Casserole (Dairy)
This dairy Corn Casserole, which an Israeli friend introduced to me, is delicious. Corn, mushrooms and hard-boiled eggs are mixed with a cream sauce that has a touch of mustard in it. For a lighter version of the casserole, use less cheese and bread crumbs on top.
Potatoes Baked in Coconut Milk (Parve)
When God commanded the separation of meat and milk, He challenged us to find creative ways to eat creamy potatoes with meat meals. One easy and delicious solution is baking the potatoes is parve coconut milk instead of dairy milk. You can serve these Potatoes Baked in Coconut Milk with Roast Chicken at your upcoming Sabbath or holiday meal. Enjoy this easy-to-prepare, non-dairy scalloped potato recipe with a touch of curry flavor.
How Much Tuna Can You Safely Eat?
What is healthy about tuna? What is unhealthy about tuna? Which tuna is best to eat? How much tuna is safe to eat? The EPA provides guidelines for the safe amount of tuna to eat.
Honey Glazed Carrots (Parve)
Honey Glazed Carrots are the perfect side dish for any Sabbath or Jewish holiday meal. Given their sweet flavor, they are especially fitting for Rosh Hashana. They are easy to make, and the color and taste complement meat entrees.
Savory Vegetable Kugel: A Favorite Parve...
This savory, pareve, vegetable kugel is a favorite among vegetarians who keep kosher. When made with matzo meal instead of flour, this kugel is a favorite among vegetarians who keep kosher for Passover.
Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Beets (Parve,...
This Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Beets recipe comes from Tamar Ansh's wonderful Kosher for Passover cookbook, A Taste of Tradition: Pesach - Anything's Possible! This parve vegetable side dish is healthy, simple to make, special to serve, and complementary to any meat, poultry, fish or vegetarian main dish served for the Passover Seder meal.
Simple Roast Chicken (Meat)
Roast chicken proves that sometimes simple is better. Simply mix spices, coat chicken and then bake, uncovered, in the oven. You can make preparation and serving even easier by buying a chicken cut into eighths. The result is a moist and flavorful chicken entree that everyone will love.
Kosher Double Chocolate Gooey Brownies (parve)
Years ago my cousin served this as the Sabbath lunch dessert. It is easy to make, can be served after a meat meal (it is parve), and loved by children. I suggest adding this Double Chocolate Gooey Brownie Recipe to your Shabbat pareve dessert recipe collection.
Potato Borekas (Parve)
I grew up in Israel eating borekas. We tended to eat potato-filled borekas for lunch on the Sabbath, and cheese-filled borekas for dinner, along with salad, during the week. Borekas are readily available in any Israeli grocery store, but homemade borekas can't be beat.
How can I entertain a kosher guest in my...
My home is not kosher. I am hosting a Book Club meeting this week, and one of the members keeps kosher. What can I serve?
Top 10 Kosher Soup Recipes
Chicken soup is. Kosher Food.
Pureed Butternut Squash Soup (Pareve)
Butternut squash, a winter squash that is nutritionally rich in complex carbohydrates and beta-carotene, tastes somewhat like sweet potatoes. This Pureed Butternut Squash Soup, contributed by Word of Mouth kosher catering service, is easy to make, delicious to eat and lovely to serve.
Vegetarian Bean Cholent (Parve)
This vegetarian cholent is hearty and delicious, but much lighter than meat cholent recipes.
Maple Roasted Delicata Squash with Cranberries...
A recipe for roasted Delicata squash with dried cranberries, ground almonds, and maple syrup.
Cream Cheese Noodle Kugel (Dairy)
This sweet kugel can be prepared a day in advance and baked the day of the meal. What this kugel lacks
How to Make the Cutest Turkey Cupcakes Ever!
Step-by-step instructions with photos for making dairy-free Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes with chocolate Hanukkah gelt and icing decorations.
Easy Sweet Potato Soup (Parve)
This is one of the easiest soup recipes I know, and fortunately it is also one of my kids' favorite soups. So if you've invited guests for Shabbos who have children or you need to prepare a tasty soup but have limited energy, this is the recipe for you. Simply saute the sweet potatoes, bell pepper, onion and garlic, add broth and seasonings, boil and cream with an immersion blender. Healthy, quick and delicious soup.
Blintz Souffle (Dairy)
While Jews probably began making blintzes hundreds of years ago in Poland, they only began to use frozen blintzes to make this Blintz Souffle recipe in 20th-century America. When you have a crowd joining you for a dairy meal - such as for Sabbath, Shavuot, or the Nine Days - this easy-to-make, crowd-pleasing Blintz Souffle is the perfect dish to serve.
Eazy Lazy Meatballs (Meat)
One of the challenges I face in my life today is how to satiate the appetite of my always-hungry, 13-year-old son. I recently discovered that meatballs hit the spot. I call them Eazy Lazy Meatballs because they are easy enough for my son to make by himself so I can be lazy about dinner for a night or two.
Make Classic Israeli Salad in a Snap
Israeli salad, finely diced tomatoes, cucumbers, and bell peppers topped with olive oil, lemon juice and salt, is light, healthy and fresh tasting.
Chocolate Mousse (Parve)
This recipe was given to me by an old flatmate who is also an artist. She prepares the most wonderful food and this chocolate mouse always gets rave reviews. I have made it here with 250 grams of chocolate but you can use any amount that you like always keeping the ratio of 1 egg per every 50 grams of chocolate plus one extra egg white. Thanks Liora!
Latkes - Potato Pancakes (Parve)
Jamie Geller, author of Quick and Kosher Recipes from the Bride Who Knew Nothing, contributed this latkes potato pancakes recipe for Hanukkah. Her grandfather gave her the recipe. The latkes, with no non-essential ingredients, are crunchy, light and taste like they did in the old country.
Seasonal Vegetarian Entrees for Your Thanksgiving
Not sure what to serve the vegetarian guests at your Thanksgiving feast? This selection of seasonal entrees is sure to satisfy.
Apple Cake (Parve)
What do you get when you cross apples with flour, oil, eggs, sugar and spice? This Apple Cake recipe from Ohio caterers Paula Levine Weinstein and Julie Komerofsky Remer. Since the desire to make a cake often arises spontaneously, great-tasting, kosher-parve dessert recipes with common, likely-to-be-in-the-pantry ingredients, are valuable.
Broccoli Souffle (Parve or Dairy)
This Broccoli Souffle, provided by Paula Levine Weinstein and Julie Komerofsky Remer of Columbus, Ohio, is one of those easy, versatile, sure-fire success recipes that should be in the recipe box of every kosher cook. This souffle can be pareve or dairy depending on whether it is made with milk, soy milk or coffee rich. And it can even be made kosher for Passover by using matzo meal instead of flour.
Oatmeal Cookies (Parve)
I have a confession to make. Please don't tell anyone. I pretend to make these Oatmeal Cookies for the kids, but I actually make them whenever I'm craving a hearty, sweet treat. Shhhh....
What is Kosher?
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Are Brussels Sprouts Controversial? If You Keep...
Learn about the kosher status of fresh brussels sprouts, why many rabbinic authorities recommend kosher-certified frozen Brussels sprouts, and how individual cooks handle the kosher Brussels sprouts controversy.
Kasha Varnishkas, aka Bow Ties & Buckwheat
A traditional Ashkenazic recipe for Kasha Varnishkas, or bow tie pasta with toasted buckwheat groats. Because this version is made with oil instead of schmaltz (rendered chicken fat) it is considered pareve and may be eaten with either meat or dairy meals.
Quinoa With Arugula, Butternut Squash and...
A kosher for Passover recipe for Quinoa With Arugula, Butternut Squash and Citrus Vinaigrette
Top American Kosher Certification Agencies
A guide to top regional kosher certifiers in the United States, with hechsher (kosher symbol) photos, and background, client, and contact information.
Adaptable Shabbat Torte (Parve)
Our cousin from Minneapolis, who regularly hosts Shabbos meals for large crowds, has become reliant on this Adaptable Shabbat Torte lately. Meryll claims that once you get the hang of the cake, you can make it on autopilot in less than 10 minutes. Another plus is that everyone is very likely to have the ingredients for this kosher Shabbos cake on hand. Furthermore, you can change the fruit used in the recipe each week so no one will ever get tired of the cake.
Top 10 Tips for Creative Kosher Cooking
Get tips for making kosher cooking creative, fun, fresh, and delicious.
Hanukkah Cookies (Dairy or Parve)
What do kids like even more than eating cookies? Making cookies! Mix the dough, get out the rolling pin and Hanukkah-shaped cookie cutters (menorah, oil lamp, Judah Maccabee, and more), and give your children a memorable and yummy Hanukkah experience.
Creamy (Dairy Free!) Avocado Spread
This kosher, dairy-free recipe for Creamy Avocado Spread made with avocado, mayonnaise, and lemon makes a zippy sandwich spread or dip for veggies.
How to Braid Challah: Basic 3-Strand Challah
A step-by-step guide with photos demonstrating how to braid a 3-strand challah bread.
Parve Scalloped Potatoes (Parve)
When God commanded the separation of meat and milk, He challenged us to find creative ways to eat creamy potatoes with meat meals. This Scalloped Potatoes recipe is one attempt. You can serve these Parve Scalloped Potatoes with Roast Chicken at your upcoming Sabbath or holiday meal.
How to Set the Table for Passover Seder
How should I set the table for Passover Seder?
How to Make Healthy Cauliflower Latkes
These Cauliflower Latkes are perfect for Hanukkah or Passover. They are healthier and lower in carbohydrates than traditional Potato Pancakes. They are also easier to prepare than Potato Latkes. And in my humble opinion they are tastier. For an even healthier touch, add steamed and mashed broccoli to the pancake batter to create cauliflower-broccoli vegetable latkes for a nutritious Jewish holiday meal.
Sweet Potato, Spinach, and Caramelized Onion...
Sweet Potato, Spinach, and Caramelized Onion Tart with Balsamic Reduction (Pareve)
Shepherd's Pie (Meat)
Shepherd's Pie, which is believed to have originated in northern England and Scotland, was originally made with lamb meat, as the name implies. However, in America, many make Shepherd's Pie with ground beef. Just serve a green salad with Shepherd's Pie for an economical and satiating family dinner, Sabbath lunch or even Passover meal.
Amazing Whole Grain Jewish Apple Cake
Jewish Apple cake gets a healthy makeover in this low fat, reduced sugar recipe made with white whole wheat flour.
What is Treif?
Non-kosher food, food not in accord with Jewish dietary laws, is called treif.
Seasonal (and Dairy Free!) Thanksgiving Desserts
A collection of seasonal, dairy-free dessert recipes that make the perfect sweet finish to your Thanksgiving menu.
What is Hechsher?
A hechsher is the special marking found on the packages of products that have been certified as kosher.
Sweet Potato Kugel (Parve)
If you like sweet kugels and you like potato kugels, then this sweet potato kugel is perfect for you. And since sweet is the name of the game on Rosh Hashanah, this kugel could make the perfect holiday side dish for your New Year celebration.
Sesame Green Beans (Parve)
Susan Portman's Sesame Green Beans are gently flavored with teriyaki, olive oil and garlic. This parve green vegetable dish is the perfect complement to a meat and potato dinner. Carrots can be added for a more colorful side dish.
Surprisingly Simple Baked Garlic Sea Bass with...
This Garlic Baked Sea Bass recipe is easy enough for novice fish cooks to master. Simply rub some olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, salt and pepper into this mild fish, and bake for 20 minutes. Sometimes it is surprisingly simple to prepare a delicious, healthy main dish.
Brisket in Wine Sauce (Meat)
Jamie Geller, author of Quick and Kosher Recipes from the Bride Who Knew Nothing, contributed this recipe for Brisket in Wine Sauce. Geller once again demonstrates how delicious and festive dishes can be easily and quickly prepared. Brisket is a popular Jewish holiday entree, especially for Rosh Hashanah and Passover.
Panko-Crusted Turkey Cutlets with Cranberry and...
A recipe for Panko-crusted Turkey cutlets with homemade Cranberry Pear Chutney, from Ronnie Fein's cookbook Modern Kosher Kitchen.
Kosher Baked Apricot Chicken in Sauce
So simple and so good! This Apricot Chicken is my family's favorite saucy chicken recipe. I like to make it for Shabbat lunch because it is moist enough to serve the day after baked.
Mother's Homemade Applesauce Recipe (Parve)
Susan Portman is a very talented artist who also knows how to cook artfully. She highly recommends her mother's special applesauce recipe. Her mother's secret was to cook the apple peels and cores in water to make a nice apple juice, drain, and then to add the sliced apples. Susan created a quick version of the recipe, using bottled apple juice, which achieves the same delicious results.
Sushi Salad (Pareve)
This Sushi Salad is a great way to enjoy the great taste of sushi without all the time and effort required to prepare sushi.
Kosher Simple Pumpkin Soup (Parve)
I made this Pumpkin Soup together with my son. It was easy to make and delicious to eat. The recipe is kosher and pareve so it can be served with either meat or dairy food.
Susie Fishbein's Purple Cabbage Salad (Parve)
Susie Fishbein includes this recipe for Purple Cabbage Salad in her Passover by Design cookbook. This colorful salad, contributed by her friend Beth Eidman, can be prepared early in the day of the Passover Seder and then served as a Pesach salad or side dish.
Split Pea Soup (Parve)
Split Pea soup, such an easy to make and healthy soup, is especially nice to serve for a fall or winter family dinner. My kids love to dunk fresh bread into it. I find this blended soup to be satiating without being heavy, but this recipe can be made even lighter by omitting the potato. So add nice variety to your family repertoire with this delicious Split Pea soup.
What is Mehadrin?
Mehadrin refers to the most stringent level of kosher supervision.
Israeli Chocolate Balls (Parve or Dairy)
I made these when I was in preschool in Israel, and my children make these in their preschools in Israel. Kids love to make them and eat them. Israelis call them Kadori Shokolad (Chocolate Balls), but elsewhere they are referred to as truffles. By rolling them in a variety of coverings (powdered sugar, coconut, or candy sprinkles), they can make a colorful dessert.
Hearty Mushroom Barley Soup (Parve)
This Hearty Mushroom Barley Soup, which includes carrots and celery, is a nice change from Chicken Soup for Sukkot or Simchat Torah dinner. It is easy to make, healthy and satiating. All my guests, even the vegetarians and children at the table, enjoyed this parve soup.
Old Fashioned Poppy Seed Cookies
A dairy-free recipe for Old Fashioned Poppy Seed cookies made with oil, sugar, flour, and a generous amount of poppy seeds. The cookie dough can be rolled out for cut-out shapes, or sliced for icebox cookies.
Hungarian Goulash (Meat)
In an effort to satiate the appetites of my teenage sons, I decided to fill the crock pot this morning with meat, potatoes and vegetables. It took me just 20 minutes to chop and throw everything into the pot. And the boys were thrilled to sit down to delicious Hungarian Goulash for dinner.
This Colorful Corn Salad Is A Summer Hit
This Kosher Corn Salad is a colorful, delicious, and easy-to-make parve offering for summer months that travels well.
An Apple and Dried Cherry Crisp That's...
A recipe for dairy-free, kosher Apple and Dried Cherry Fruit Crisp made with apples, dried tart cherries, and an oat, maple, and pecan crisp topping.
Homemade Crepes (Pareve)
If you can scramble an egg, then you can make homemade crepes or blintzes. Just mix eggs, water, flour and salt, pour a bit in a frying pan, cook until it pulls away from the side of the pan, and turn out into a plate. Your kids can fill them with Nutella or jelly for a great treat, or you can fill them with sauteed mushrooms, mashed potatoes or cheese for a festive appetizer.
2-Minute Cole Slaw (Pareve)
I like to be able to quickly make a variety of salads, especially in the summer. They add a colorful, healthy and light touch to everyday and Sabbath meals. Simply buy a package of ready-cut vegies, combine a few ingredients for the dressing, and stir. In addition to being a quick-fix, I like this 2-Minute Cole Slaw recipe because it is not too heavy and saucy.
Passover Cake Meal Demystified
An explanation of the difference between Passover cake meal and matzo meal, and how to substitute one for the other.
Russian Potato Salad (Parve)
This Russian Potato Salad is hearty and delicious. The peas and carrots add color and flavor that set this salad apart from other potato salads. For a pleasing summer meal, serve this potato salad with fried chicken.
Ask the Rabbi - Is wild salmon kosher?
Rabbi Barry Dov Lerner explains why wild salmon is kosher even though it eats non-kosher food.
10 Surprising Reasons Why People Keep Kosher
An explanation of 10 major reasons -- from religious, to sociological, to practical -- that people keep kosher.
Roasted Carrot, Apple, and Celery Soup
A kosher, vegetarian recipe for Roasted Carrot, Apple, and Celery Soup.
Easy Vegetable Cheese Lasagna
My favorite comfort food is lasagna, and my favorite lasagna is this easy cheese lasagna filled with a variety of garden vegetables. This Cheese Vegetable Lasagna recipe is fun because it is different every time I make it. I choose which vegetables to include according to the season, price and diners' preferences.
Crunchy Cabbage Salad (Pareve)
Crunchy Cabbage Salad is a great way to serve cabbage and add another fresh vegetable dish to a meal. While it looks and tastes like a lot of work, it is actually very easy to assemble.
Turkey Roll with Mushroom Gravy Makes a Great...
This kosher Turkey Roll with Mushroom Gravy heats up well on a hot plate so it works well for Jewish Sabbath and holiday lunch meals.
Crunchy Red Cabbage Salad (Parve)
This Crunchy Red Cabbage Salad, contributed by English friends who moved to Israel, is tasty, healthy and easy to prepare. The humus sticks, dried cranberries and cashews are all optional additions, as the salad is good even without these treats. To add color and variety to your Shabbat afternoon meal, serve this delicious salad.
One Pot Shabbat (Meat)
This recipe cooks the chicken and the rice together in the same pot. The rice is delicious as it absorbs the juices from the chicken. Make sure that the chicken is sealed tightly when cooking so that the steam stays in the pot and keeps the chicken moist.
How to Make Rugelach
I was surprised to find how easy, and fun, it is to make rugelach. It does take time as the dough needs to be refrigerated and then rolled out. But the resulting pastry is well worth the investment in time. Follow these step-by-step instructions, with helpful photos, to learn how to make traditional Jewish rugelach cookies.
Spinach Noodle Kugel
This Spinach Noodle Kugel makes a nice side dish for the Sabbath or holiday table. The fresh spinach and onions give it an old-fashioned, wholesome taste. The fresh ingredients also make this an economical dish.
Susie Fishbein's Pumpkin Doodle Cookie Recipe...
This is another unique, easy to make, and amazingly delicious recipe from Susie Fishbein. The recipe comes from her Kosher by Design - Entertains cookbook. I serve these parve Pumpkin Doodle Cookies, next to Chocolate Pecan Pie and Apple Pie, for dessert on Thanksgiving.
Carrot Kugel (Parve)
While many carrot kugels are really carrot cake in disguise, this Carrot Kugel has a definite kugel quality about it. The flavor of this honey-sweetened kugel is dominated by carrots and complemented by lemon rind. The egg whites add a light touch. Bake the kugel in loaf pans, muffin pans or a bundt pan.
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with Chocolate and Nuts
A kosher, dairy-free Oatmeal Raisin Cookie recipe made with chocolate chips, nuts, or your favorite mix ins. Coconut oil replaces unhealthy margarine.
Israeli Pita Bread (Parve)
Warm pita, hummus and Israeli salad reminds me of eating outside on a peaceful, summer evening in Israel. You can use this recipe to make your own Israeli Pita Pockets (pitot in Hebrew).
Tuna Salad (Parve)
My sister-in-law, with her six children and job as a Realtor, doesn't have much time to cook. But she is neighborhood-renown for her egg salad and tuna salad. Her fridge is always stocked with these salads, so her kids can easily make themselves sandwiches. Her tuna salad recipe proves, once again, that sometimes simple is best.

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