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Kosher Food: Most Popular Articles

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Kid-Friendly Breaded and Baked Chicken Breasts
For families with hungry, growing children, these Breaded Baked Boneless Chicken Breasts are the answer to your prayers. These are an economical, healthier and tastier main dish for your kids than frozen fried chicken, hot dogs or processed sandwich meat.
What Makes Certain Foods Kosher?
What is Kosher Food? Read a succinct, clear definition of kosher food.
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.
Top 10 Krugel Recipes
Kugels have been a staple of Jewish cooking for centuries. Kugel, which means
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 Glatt Kosher? Definition and Customs
What is Glatt Kosher? Kosher Food.
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.
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.
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.
The 8 Jewish Dietary Laws for Keeping Kosher
A person keeps kosher if he or she follows Jewish Dietary Laws. What are Jewish Dietary Laws (the laws of kashrut)?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Hanukkah: Menu and Recipes
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.
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.
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.
Great Grains: 7 Salads That Are Delicious Warm...
A collection of kosher, vegetarian grain salads that can be made ahead for easy entertaining.
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.
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.
Vegetarian Bean Cholent (Parve)
This vegetarian cholent is hearty and delicious, but much lighter than meat cholent recipes.
Levana Kirshchenbaum's Kosher Chocolate Chip...
Too many times I've wanted to make Chocolate Chip Cookies, but discovered that either my margarine was not soft enough (at room temperature) or I did not even have margarine. So I was thrilled to find this recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies made with vegetable oil in Levana Kirshchenbaum's cookbook, Levana's Table.
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.
The Ultimate Pareve 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.
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.
Traditional Slow-Cooked Kosher Meat Cholent...
The quintessential Jewish food, originally a slow-cooked, bean-barley stew served during the Sabbath in Eastern Europe. This traditional recipe has beef in it.
Sweet Potato Red Lentil Soup (Parve)
My English friend Dalia, who is a vegetarian, explained to me how to make her family's favorite soup
Fall Shabbat Meals
November is a wonderful month for inviting guests to Friday night Shabbat dinners as it gets dark early. If you invite for 6 PM, then there is plenty of time to enjoy the food and company before the kids get tired. These November Sabbath dinner and lunch menus are designed to help you share festive meals and quality time with your family and friends.
Grow & Behold Kosher Pastured Meats
A profile of Grow & Behold, an online purveyor of Kosher Pastured meats, including grass fred beef, lamb, poultry, and specialty meats.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Make Challah Bread
In Jewish tradition, making challah is much more than just baking bread. It is a religious experience. Follow this step-by-step Guide to Challah to fill your home with a pre-Sabbath aroma, your Shabbat table with a festive feel, and your heart with calm. Page 10.
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.
Top 10 Tips for Creative Kosher Cooking
Get tips for making kosher cooking creative, fun, fresh, and delicious.
Top 10 Kosher Soup Recipes
Chicken soup is. Kosher Food.
Roasted Chicken with Baharat, Garlic, and Mint
A recipe for Roasted Chicken with Baharat, Garlic, and Mint, from The Modern Kosher Kitchen by Ronnie Fein
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.
Quinoa With Arugula, Butternut Squash and...
A kosher for Passover quinoa salad recipe with roasted butternut squash, arugula, and citrus vinaigrette
Susie Fishbein's Moussaka Recipe (Meat)
Sometimes, for a special occasion, it is worthwhile to invest in a dish. This Moussaka, from Susie Fishbein's Kosher by Design Entertains cookbook, is one of those dishes. The recipe requires a few more ingredients and a bit more effort, but your guests will remember dining with you in your home.
Chicken Marsala (Meat)
Chicken Marsala, a classic Italian chicken dish, makes a wonderful Sabbath entree. Serve with parve mashed potatoes and a green vegetable for a simple-to-make and delicious-to-eat dinner.
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!
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.
How to Make Sweet Brisket for Passover
Brisket, when correctly cooked and cut, is festive, fragrant, flavorful, and fork-tender. This simple brisket recipe produces moist, sweet meat. Enjoy this popular cut of breast meat for Passover Seder, Rosh Hashanah, or any Jewish holiday or Sabbath meal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Make Delicious Breaded Baked Chicken for...
This recipe for Breaded Baked Chicken is quick, easy, loved by all and even good the next day. What else could anyone ask of a recipe? This is a great Sabbath lunch entree.
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.
Maple Roasted Delicata Squash with Cranberries...
A recipe for roasted Delicata squash with dried cranberries, ground almonds, and maple syrup.
Ask the Rabbi - Why is kosher turkey so tasty?
Ask the Rabbi - Why is kosher turkey so tasty?
Healthier Hanukkah 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.
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?
Jewish Holiday Brisket
It wouldn't be a Jewish holiday in my home without brisket. This simple brisket recipe, which can be prepared in advance, produces moist, sweet meat which can be enjoyed throughout the holiday.
Deli Roll (Meat)
I was served this Deli Roll for a Shabbat appetizer at a friend's house, and I immediately knew the recipe was destined for this Kosher Food site. Everyone, including the kids, loved the look and taste of this easy to prepare first course.
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 Israeli Chicken Schnitzel (Meat)
Schnitzel, which means cutlet in German, originally referred to deep-fried, breaded veal cutlets popular in German cuisine. The name and idea were borrowed by Jews, and today Israeli children are practically raised on chicken schnitzel.
Duck Sauce Chicken
When there is no time to cook but your family is hungry, you can turn to this easy Duck Sauce Chicken recipe for help. Just pour the ready sauce on the chicken and bake. Serve this baked sweet and sour chicken with rice and broccoli for a satiating meal.
Do All Jews Keep Kosher?
Do All Jews Keep Kosher? What percentage of American Jews today observe Jewish Dietary Laws?
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.
Easy Sweet and Sour Brisket
This easy Sweet and Sour Brisket recipe is great for Shabbos as well as Purim and Hanukkah holiday meals. Just marinate the meat in a mixture of sauerkraut, peeled tomatoes and brown sugar, and then bake for 4 hours. It is amazingly easy to prepare a moist and delicious meat main dish for your family.
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?
Pita with Zaatar (Parve)
So easy and so delicious. This recipe for Toasted Pita with Zaatar is a definite must-try. Serve with an Israeli or Greek Salad for a light summer meal.
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 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.
Traditional Chicken Noodle Soup (Meat)
It has become a family tradition to serve Chicken Noodle Soup for our Rosh Hashanah holiday meal and Chicken Soup with Matzo Balls for Passover Seder. The herbs and spices used in this Chicken Soup recipe make for a deliciously rich broth.
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.
The Best Vegetarian Matzo Ball Soup Ever
A kosher for Passover vegetarian Matzo Ball Soup recipe
Split Pea Lentil Soup (Parve)
We call this our Great Mistake Soup. While preparing Split Pea soup, we ran out of split peas. So we added some lentils instead. We discovered that the combination, and in this ratio, is super delicious. This easy to make and healthy soup is especially nice to serve for a fall or winter family or Shabbos dinner. My kids love to dunk fresh bread or challah into it.
Bagels (Parve)
Eastern European Jews brought bagels to North America in the late 19th century. Although bagels are considered
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.
Butternut Mushroom Pot Pie
A kosher, vegetarian recipe for a savory, veggie-filled Butternut Squash and Mushroom Pot Pie that can be made vegan by swapping all-butter puff pastry for a dairy-free version.
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
Kosher Chocolate Mousse Cake (Pareve)
Pareve cakes are an important part of a kosher recipe collection because they allow one to finish a festive meat meal with a festive dessert. This sweet, moist mousse cake is the perfect ending to a Sabbath family meal.
Tangy Baked Chicken (Meat, Passover)
Our South African friend David served this Tangy Baked Chicken for Shabbat during Passover. Just mix together the marinade ingredients, which are economical, flexible and kosher for Passover. Let the chicken marinate for a few hours or overnight. And bake. The resulting chicken is so delicious that your Sabbath guests are likely to ask for the recipe.
Easy Avocado Dip
Is that avocado you bought getting soft? Just mash it up with the back of a fork, and add some mayonnaise, lemon juice, garlic and salt to create a kosher-pareve and child-friendly dip.
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.
Rice with Carrots (Pareve)
Rice with Carrots is easy to prepare. Simply saute onion and carrots, and then add rice and boiling water. My kids love this Sabbath side dish because the onions and carrots add sweet flavor to the rice.
Honey Mustard Chicken (Meat)
This saucy Honey Mustard Chicken - with its curry and garlic kick - is perfect for Jewish holiday and Sabbath lunches because it does not dry out when reheated on the Shabbat Plata (hotplate). The honey in it makes is particularly fitting for Rosh Hashanah lunch. Serve with rice, which can be topped with the chicken's extra sauce, and a green salad or vegetable.
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.
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.
Mandel Bread (Pareve)
Mandelbrot, which literally means almond (mandel) bread (brot), is a twice-baked hard bread similar to Italian biscotti. For classic, rich-tasting mandel bread, follow these directions, provided by Paula Levine Weinstein and Julie Komerofsky Remer, EXACTLY as they are written.
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.
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.
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.
How can we keep kosher at Walt Disney World in...
Are there kosher restaurants at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida? Where is there kosher dining at Disney World? How can you find kosher food to eat at Disney? Planning your kosher meals will enable you to better enjoy your visit to the Magic Kingdom.
Sabbath Menus and Recipes for Busy Cooks
Does your busy lifestyle make it difficult to find the hours needed to prepare delicious home-cooked meals for the Sabbath? I think many people feel especially rushed with their Shabbat cooking during the winter when Shabbat starts early. These Shabbat Menus and Recipes aim at helping busy cooks prepare quick, festive Shabbat meals for their families.
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.
Top Kosher Cookbooks
A roundup of exceptional kosher cookbooks for the discerning cook. Covering everything from kosher vegetarian and meat cookery to Jewish diapsora cuisine, from quick cooking to traditional holiday meals, there's something for everyone in this collection of kosher cookbooks.
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.
Kids' Favorite Chicken Wings (Meat)
I'd simply forgotten about chicken wings. We used to eat them a lot when I was a child, but I just forgot about making them for my own kids. Then we ate at Jo's house, and my kids haven't stopped asking for them since. So my kids will stop nagging, we're having Jo's Kids' Favorite Chicken Wings for dinner tonight!
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.
Breaded Fried Tofu - Tofu Schnitzel (Parve)
My 15-year-old son has become a vegetarian, and some days I struggle to find meatless dishes to satiate his teenage boy appetite. The other day when I was making chicken schnitzel for his siblings, I decided to make Tofu Schnitzel for him. I just sliced a tofu cake, breaded it and then fried it as if it was a piece of chicken. He loved it!
What is Kosher?
What is Kosher Food?: Kosher food is food prepared in accordance with Jewish Dietary Laws. What is Glatt
Pomegranates and the Jewish New Year
Many people are increasingly seeking kosher recipes that use pomegranates due to the fruit’s Rosh Hashanah ritual role, health benefits, sweet flavor, and colorful appearance. Find Jewish blessings made over the pomegranate and pomegranate recipes.
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.
Sugar Pumpkin Pie with Olive Oil Crust (Pareve)
Recipe for a kosher, dairy-free pumpkin pie made with roasted sugar pie pumpkin and an easy oil pie crust
Moroccan Chicken with Lemon and Olives (Meat)
Want to make a chicken dish with Israeli flavor? My neighbor Carmit showed me how to make her family’s favorite chicken - Moroccan Chicken with Lemon and Olives. She covers the chicken with lemons and olives, along with her grandmother’s Sephardic spices, to create a delicious and easy-to-make main course for Friday night dinner.
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.
Crockpot Chicken with Vegetables and Wine (Meat)
If you take 10 minutes on Friday morning to put vegetables, chicken and spices into a Crockpot, then you will come home from work on Friday afternoon to a delicious dinner. Just prepare a green salad and brown rice to complete the Friday night meal.
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.
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.
Baked Gefilte in Tomato Sauce (Parve)
Why work hard when you don't have to? You can enjoy great tasting gefilte fish without spending all day in the kitchen. Simply buy a frozen gefilte fish loaf, cover with tomato sauce, and bake. Baked Gefilte Fish in Tomato Sauce is an easy and delicious Shabbos appetizer.
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.
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.
Ask the Rabbi - What makes milk kosher?
Rabbi Barry Dov Lerner is asked the explain the difference between milk certified as kosher and milk without a kosher symbol on the carton.
Quick Easy Meat Pie (Meat)
This quick easy Meat Pie is simple enough to prepare with your kids. Simply saute onions, brown ground beef, mix with frozen vegetables and Marinara sauce, and then bake in puff pastry dough. It is the perfect dish to serve for Shabbos lunch when you have invited a crowd, especially when the guests include lots of children and teens. If there is any meat pie leftover after Saturday lunch, it will get eaten for sure on Sunday.
Pomegranate Chicken for Rosh Hashanah
An easy baked chicken recipe featuring a savory marinade with the sweet tang of pomegranate.
What is Treif?
Non-kosher food, food not in accord with Jewish dietary laws, is called treif.
How to Make Gefilte Fish
Gefilte fish is traditionally served as a first course for Jewish Sabbath and holidays meals. You can make a large batch of gefilte fish in advance of the holiday or Shabbat, and store them in the freezer. Then just defrost, heat and serve for a festive and delicious first course. Here are recipes and step-by-step instructions for making gefilte fish.
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.
How To Enjoy Ancient Israel's Most Special...
A description of the Seven Species of ancient Israeli agriculture, along with recipes and information about their symbolism.
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).
Baked Sesame Teriyaki Tofu (Parve)
Perhaps my vegetarian friends were afraid they would go home hungry. Whatever the reason, I'm glad they brought this Baked Sesame Teriyaki Tofu dish with them to Friday night dinner. We enjoyed this healthy, tasty side dish for dinner that night, and since then we have gotten in the habit of preparing it often for Shabbat. It is so easy to make that my kids can prepare it all by themselves.
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.
Easy Baked Nile Perch (Parve)
This Nile Perch recipe is easy enough for novice fish cooks to master and tasty enough for novice fish eaters to enjoy. Just count to three for a delicious and healthy main dish. One, rub mayonnaise on the fish. Two, sprinkle spices on the fish. Three, bake. Sometimes it is surprisingly simple to prepare great food.
10 Symbolic Foods for Rosh Hashana
10 Symbolic Foods for Rosh Hashana with recipe suggestions. Plus, explanations of Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jewsih New Year food traditions.
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.
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.
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.
Rosh Hashanah Parve Honey Cake with Cinnamon
I was never a big fan of honey cake growing up, so for years I made apple cake for Rosh Hashanah instead of the traditional honey cake. This year I experimented, however, and came up with this recipe. My kids all like it, so now my apple cake will have company at the holiday table.
Perfect Baked Potatoes (Dairy)
We used to prepare baked potatoes in the microwave. But we’ve discovered that baked potatoes are much tastier when slowly baked in the oven. Simply, wash and dry, puncture with a fork, rub olive oil and salt all around, and slowly bake in the oven. Serve with a green salad for a lite, but satiating meal.
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.
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.
What Happens at a Passover Seder? A Quick Guide...
Each Passover, the story of the Israelites' Exodus from Egypt is told at a special feast called the Passover Seder. Seder is the Hebrew word for order. This festive meal is conducted in an orderly way so that all the mitzvot (God's commandments) of Passover will be performed during the meal. Find a traditional menu and recipes for the Passover Seder.
Matboucha
Matboucha, a traditional Moroccan dish, is so popular in Israel that it can be found right next to the Hummus on Israeli grocery store shelves. Once you make it yourself, you won't want to settle for store-bought Matboucha anymore. My neighbor in Israel, Carmit, came over and showed me how to make this Matboucha recipe. While Matboucha can be served hot or cold, we like it best cold on a cracker or fresh pita.
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.
Fried Bananas (Parve)
What better ending to a kosher Chinese meal than fried bananas. Just dip the banana pieces in a pancake-like batter and fry in hot oil. Serve the fried bananas in a sweet syrup or ice cream for a unique and tasty dessert.
What is Mehadrin?
Mehadrin refers to the most stringent level of kosher supervision.
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.
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.
Why do Jews eat hamantashen pastries on Purim?
Why do Jews eat hamantashen pastries on Purim?
Onion Mushroom Cheese Omelet (dairy or parve)
Omelets make a nice weekday dinner, Sunday brunch, or holiday breakfast meal. They are especially great for growing teens and vegetarians, who need more protein in their diet. If you want a non-dairy omelet, make this omelet recipe with parve margarine and without cheese. For a delicious meal, that can be ready in just 10 minutes, try this Onion Mushroom Cheese Omelet recipe.
Easy Cheese Borekas (Dairy)
A typical dinner in my Israeli home as a child included tuna salad or eggs, Israeli salad and cheese borekas. Borekas are readily available in any Israeli grocery store, but homemade borekas can't be beat. And kids enjoy preparing them. This easy cheese borekas recipe uses frozen puff pastry and mozzarella cheese.
How to Throw a Purim Feast: Menus and Recipes
Read a succinct explanation of the Jewish festival of Purim. Get a traditional Purim menu and recipes.
10 Surprising Reasons Why People Keep Kosher
An explanation of 10 major reasons -- from religious, to sociological, to practical -- that people keep kosher.
Cholent Kugel (Parve)
This cholent kugel looks and tastes like kishke, but it consists of flour, oil, onions and spices. Simply mix the ingredients, form a loaf, and place on top of the hot cholent. This kugel will absorb the taste of the cholent, and the kids will ask for seconds.
Blended Vegetable Soup (Parve)
One of my favorite kitchen tools is an immersion blender. The immersion blender makes it possible to easily make delicious and healthy vegetable soup. Just boil vegetables under tender, blend and spice. The soup is also economical because you can use whatever leftover vegetables you have in the house - cauliflower, broccoli, zucchini, onion, cabbage, pumpkin, sweet potato, carrots, celery, kohlrabi and more.
Kasha Varnishkas (Parve)
Kasha, or buckwheat groats, are nutritious and full of flavor. Kasha Varnishkas is a traditional Jewish dish that combines kasha with noodles. I like to make Kasha with Bowties for holiday meals because it brings with it memories of generations past and thus adds meaning to our holiday celebration.
Beef Strudel (Meat)
Ground beef and puff pastry are a popular combination, especially for kids. When I have a large crowd over for Shabbat and want to serve a variety of main course dishes, I serve this Beef Strudel along side Roast Chicken. Rolling the pastry up like a jelly roll gives the dish a more festive look than simple Meat Pie.
Hamburger (Meat)
Growing up in Israel, I foolishly thought kizizot were hamburgers. And then I went to America and met
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.
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.
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.
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