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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!
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 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.
What Makes Certain Foods Kosher?
What is Kosher Food? Read a succinct, clear definition of kosher food.
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.
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.
Dairy and Fish Recipes for the 9 Days
A collection of kosher dairy, fish, and pareve recipes for Jews who observe the custom to refrain from eating meat during the Nine Days (Tishat HaYamim) leading up to the Ninth of Av (Tisha B'Av). Because they are all meatless, these recipes are also appropriate foe those observing Lent.
Tips from a Nutritionist for Safe and Healthy...
Tips from a nutritionist on how to prepare for traditional Jewish fast days, including Yom Kippur, Tisha B'Av and the minor fasts that occur throughout the year, with an eye to staying comfortable, safe, and healthy while fasting.
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
What Is Glatt Kosher? Definition and Customs
What is Glatt Kosher? Kosher Food.
Top 10 Krugel Recipes
Kugels have been a staple of Jewish cooking for centuries. Kugel, which means
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.
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.
Quinoa With Arugula, Butternut Squash and...
A kosher for Passover quinoa salad recipe with roasted butternut squash, arugula, and citrus vinaigrette.
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.
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.
Vegan Vegetable and Chickpea Tagine with Couscous
A kosher, vegan recipe for Moroccan Vegetable and Chickpea Tagine with whole wheat couscous.
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.
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.
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
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).
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
9 Simple, Delicious Meatless Meals
9 kosher, internationally-inspired meatless menus, featuring easy-to-prepare pastas, sandwiches, casseroles and tagines.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kids' Favorite Cucumber Salad (Parve)
This is the only salad my kids request. Simply wash cucumbers, slice (for thin, even slices a food processor is recommended), add spices, and refrigerate. Your family will enjoy, especially during the hot summer months, this sweet cucumber salad all week long.
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!
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.
Tuna and Veggie Pasta Salad
An easy, kosher recipe for Tuna and Veggie Pasta Salad, made with fresh broccoli, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, olives, and scallions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Challah Strata with Mushrooms, Peppers, and...
A savory strata recipe made with challah bread, mushrooms, red peppers, asparagus, and herbed goat cheese.
Do All Jews Keep Kosher?
Do All Jews Keep Kosher? What percentage of American Jews today observe Jewish Dietary Laws?
Homemade Iced Tea
Give your July 4th cookout a special homemade touch by serving this Old-Fashioned Iced Tea. Iced tea is easy to prepare, more economical than buying soda, juice and other flavored drinks, and deliciously refreshing to drink on a hot summer day.
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.
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.
Easy Eggplant Parmesan (Dairy)
Israelis love eggplant (chatzil in Hebrew) because it is economical, versatile, easy to prepare, and delicious in many different forms. Eggplant Parmesan, a common Italian dish, is an especially popular dish on Shavuot, when dairy foods are served.
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.
How to Braid Challah: Basic 3-Strand Challah
A step-by-step guide with photos demonstrating how to braid a 3-strand challah bread.
What is Kosher?
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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.
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.
Why do Jews eat hamantashen pastries on Purim?
Why do Jews eat hamantashen pastries on Purim?
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.
Rosh Hashanah Menus and Recipes
Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. Special Rosh Hashanah food customs have developed over the centuries. Enjoy these traditional Ashkenazic Rosh Hashanah holiday dinner and lunch menus 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.
Vegetarian Bean Cholent (Parve)
This vegetarian cholent is hearty and delicious, but much lighter than meat cholent recipes.
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.
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.
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....
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.
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.
Sweet and Sour Lettuce Salad (Parve)
My Hungarian father makes this special Sweet and Sour Lettuce Salad, and my pickle-loving daughter gobbles it up. It is gentler than sauerkraut, but also dresses up meat sandwiches or makes a flavorful side dish.
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.
Homemade Israeli Hummus
An Israeli recipe for homemade hummus, a Middle Eastern chickpea dip made with dried chickpeas, tahini, lemon, and garlic.
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?
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.
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.
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.
What is Treif?
Non-kosher food, food not in accord with Jewish dietary laws, is called treif.
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.
Top 10 Tips for Creative Kosher Cooking
Get tips for making kosher cooking creative, fun, fresh, and delicious.
Colorful Corn Salad (Parve)
When we have guests over in the summer, I like to put a variety of fresh salads on the table. This Corn Salad is one of my favorite salads to serve because it is colorful, delicious, and easy to make. This salad also perfect for summer cookouts or picnics because it is parve and travels well.
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 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.
Easy Cheese Borekas
An easy recipe for Israeli Cheese Borekas, made with a mozzarella cheese filling baked in sesame seed-topped puff pastry.
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.
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.
Spinach Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed...
This Spinach Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing is a refreshing summer salad. For a more festive salad, add either sliced purple onion or slivered almonds.
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.
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).
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.
Spinach, Feta, and Mushroom Pie
A kosher recipe for Spinach and Feta Pie, made with spinach, mushrooms and feta cheese baked in a homemade olive oil-based crust.
Black Bean, Cheese, and Tortilla Casserole
A kosher, vegetarian recipe for Black Bean, Cheese, and Tortilla Casserole, made with corn tortillas, canned beans, tomatoes, and cheese.
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.
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.
Baked Salmon with Potatoes and Green Olives
A recipe for Baked Salmon with Potatoes and Green Olives from Chef Todd Gray.
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.
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.
Top 10 Kosher Soup Recipes
Chicken soup is. Kosher Food.
Hold-The-Mayo Egg Salad
This simple Egg Salad recipe skips the mayonnaise, and gets its flavor instead from sauteed onions.
Herb Baked Salmon (Parve)
This recipe for Herb Baked Salmon proves that preparing healthy, tasty kosher meals can be quick and easy. Just mix the oil and spices, marinate the fish for 30 minutes, and bake for 10-15 minutes. Serve with a fresh, green salad and baked potato for a satiating and delicious meal.
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.
Mushroom and Onion Omelette
A recipe for a savory kosher Mushroom and Onion Omelette, that can be prepared either with cheese or dairy free. Serve it for breakfast or brunch, or offer it with salad an baguette for a quick, satisfying lunch or dinner.
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.
How to Make Blintzes
Blintzes are a favorite Jewish food. Cheese blintzes are traditionally served for Shavuot and other Jewish holidays. Mushroom blintzes are a popular appetizer for Friday night Sabbath dinner. You can make a large batch of blintzes 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 blintzes.
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.
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.
Ask the Rabbi - Is wild salmon kosher?
Rabbi Barry Dov Lerner explains why wild salmon is kosher even though it eats non-kosher food.
Kohlrabi Salad (parve)
Next time you feel like some fresh, raw vegetables, try this Kohlrabi Salad. Kohlrabi tastes a bit like a mild, sweet broccoli stem. Just slice it up, add fresh lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Delicious, healthy and easy.
Quick & Easy Sugared Nuts
These sugared nuts, which can be prepared up to a week before the festive meal, can turn a mundane lettuce salad into a masterpiece.
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.
Lime Honey Chicken
A recipe for Lime Honey Chicken, made with chicken, fresh lime juice, honey, sesame oil, and garlic.
Summer Shabbat Meals
Let's be honest - cooking in August feels something like swimming in January. The apron and the bathing suit feel out of season. But if you have guests coming for a Sabbath meal this summer, you will probably want to serve a festive, home-cooked meal despite the heat. These August Shabbat menus for Friday night dinner and Saturday lunch include quick recipes for lite dishes.
What is Mehadrin?
Mehadrin refers to the most stringent level of kosher supervision.
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.
The Sabra: Fruit As National Identity
Sabra, the Hebrew word for the prickly pear, refers both to the fruit and to native Israelis. Why? Both are tough on the outside, sweet on the inside. Learn more about the fruit, and how to prepare and enjoy prickly pears in a variety of recipes.
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!
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.
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.
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
Cheese Latkes - Cottage Cheese Pancakes (Dairy)
During the week of Hanukkah, serve these Cottage Cheese Pancakes (Cheese Latkes) for dinner one night. Your family will enjoy this main dish version of the traditional Hanukkah Potato Latkes side dish.
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.
Bagels (Parve)
Eastern European Jews brought bagels to North America in the late 19th century. Although bagels are considered
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.
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.
Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies (Parve)
These Chocolate Chip cookies are unique because they are made with oil instead of margarine and with whole wheat flour instead of white flour. The kids devoured them, even though they are healthy cookies. And my 12-year-old son commented that he felt more satiated after eating these whole wheat cookies than he usually feels after eating baked goods.
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.
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.
Baked Cheese Cake - Low Carb, Low Fat (Dairy)
Nechama Cohen, Founder and Executive Director of the Jewish Diabetes Association (JDA) and author of EnLITEned Kosher Cooking, shares her healthy recipe for low carb, low fat Baked Cheese Cake. Nechama writes that the recipe has been a Shavuot family tradition for as long as she can remember.
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.
Egg Souffle (Dairy)
This light and cheesy kosher Egg Souffle is perfect for a Sunday family meal. Serve with fresh bagels and fruit salad.
Yom Kippur Menus and Recipes
As repentance is the theme of Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonment is a day of self-denial with the goal of cleansing ourselves of sins. Prayer services are lengthy and solemn, and a 25-hour fast is kept. Find tips for a healthy fast. Get menus and recipes for Yom Kippur's Meal of Cessation (Seudat Mafseket) and the Yom Yippur Break Fast.
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.
Shabbos Roast Chicken (Meat)
This simple and delicious roast chicken has become a regular feature on our Friday night Shabbos dinner table. You can vary it by using different vegetables each week. And you can use whole or pre-cut pieces of chicken, depending on what is on sale at the meal counter. I think the trick is having a good roasting pan that seals in the juices and flavors. My guests always ask for the recipe for this is easy to prepare, healthy, moist and flavorful chicken.
Eggplant Vegetarian Chopped Liver
A dairy-free recipe for Vegetarian Chopped Liver, made with eggplant, onions, garlic, and hard-boiled eggs. Try this classic Ashkenazi Jewish recipe spread on thick cut challah, or as a dip for raw veggies.
Spinach Lasagna
An easy recipe for Spinach Lasagna, made with frozen spinach, ricotta, marinara, and no-boil noodles. Ingredient quantities are designed to serve 2 to 4 with minimal leftovers, but the recipe quantities are easily doubled if you're serving a crowd.
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.
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.
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.
Cauliflower Broccoli Salad (Parve)
I made this Cauliflower Broccoli Salad for our Israeli Independence Day picnic. The carrots and red onion add color, and the sunflower seeds and cashews add flavor. The simple dressing consists of mayonnaise, red wine vinegar and brown sugar. Be sure to chop the vegetables into small pieces. This salad makes a refreshing and lite accompaniment to grilled meat.
Coffee Meringue Kisses
A kosher for Passover recipe for Coffee Meringues made with egg whites, sugar, instant coffee, and vanilla. Sweet and light, they're the perfect addition to a cookie platter any time of year.
Homemade Lemonade
Give your July 4th cookout a special homemade touch by serving this Old-Fashioned Lemonade. This flavorful drink cools, refreshes and brings back lovely memories.
Zucchini Souffle - Low Carb, Fat Free (Dairy or...
Nechama Cohen, Founder and Executive Director of the Jewish Diabetes Association (JDA) and author of EnLITEned Kosher Cooking, shares her healthy recipe for low carb, fat free, Zucchini Souffle. This wonderful souffle can be made with substitute (non-dairy) cheese for a kosher parve dish.
Great Grains: 7 Salads That Are Delicious Warm...
A collection of kosher, vegetarian grain salads that can be made ahead for easy entertaining.
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.
Our Favorite Yom Kippur Break Fast Kosher Menu
At the end of Yom Kippur, Jews traditionally share a joyful Break Fast meal with family and friends. The Yom Kippur Break Fast is generally a festive breakfast menu consisting of foods such as eggs, cheese, bread. This Yom Kippur Break Fast menu and recipes might help you decide what to serve after the fast.
How Much Lox Do You Need for the Perfect Bagel...
This no-cook bagel and lox menu is ideal for the Yom Kippur break fast, bris and baby naming celebrations, wedding showers, and Sunday brunches. Plus get shopping tips and information on calculating how much food to buy for your guests.
Kosher Peanut Butter Cookies (Pareve and...
Deborah Cigary emailed in this recipe for kosher Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies. Give this easy, three-ingredient (peanut butter, sugar, egg) recipe to your kids, and let them prepare a delicious, parve dessert for the whole family this Shabbos. I just made a batch, and my son walked into the kitchen and said
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.
Lemon Herb Baked Halibut
This Lemon Herb Baked Halibut cooks quickly, and makes a great light entree on busy nights. The simple, yet flavorful marinade features extra virgin olive oil, lemon, garlic, parsley, and basil.
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!
Salmon Patties (Parve)
Salmon Patties can be a great family dinner or a Shabbbos appetizer, especially during the summer months. This Salmon Patties recipe is easy, quick and versatile. Using canned salmon reduces prep time and effort. And the recipe can be easily altered according to your taste by adding garlic, mustard, ketchup, parsley, lemon, and spices.
Low Carb Sabbath Menus and Recipes
Between the challah, matza balls, kugels and cake, one can easily consume too many carbohydrates on the Sabbath. To lower your family's carb intake this Shabbat, try these low carb Shabbat Menus and Recipes.
Summer Shabbos Lunch Menu and Recipes
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.
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.
Pasta with (Amazing Vegan!) Pesto and Cherry...
A recipe for vegan basil pesto made with toasted pine nuts and garlic, and tossed with pasta and cherry tomatoes.

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