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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.
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.
Vegetarian Game Day Munchies
A vegetarian game day menu for Super Bowl parties and more, featuring nachos, hummus, pizza, hearty casseroles, and brownies.
Bread Baking Newbie? It Doesn't Get Easier than...
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).
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 Food - Search Results
Having trouble? Here are some helpful suggestions: Check your spelling. Avoid punctuation, and make sure
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Make Everyone's Hanukkah Favorite: Traditional...
A kosher, dairy-free recipe for traditional Fried Potato Latkes (pancakes) for Hanukkah or year round.
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.
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.
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 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.
Get a (Dairy-Free!) Chocolate Fix with Chewy,...
A recipe for dairy free Double Chocolate Gooey Brownies made with cocoa powder and topped with chocolate chips.
Is Quinoa Kosher for Passover?
Is quinoa kosher for Passover? Why is this health food becoming a Passover staple? Learn about quinoa and get kosher for Passover quinoa recipes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Finger Licking Wings Your Kids Will Love
An easy, kid-friendly recipe for oven-baked Sweet Soy Chicken Wings. Marinated in a combo of soy sauce, brown sugar, honey, garlic, and ginger, this Asian-inspired recipe makes a great family dinner or party recipe.
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).
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.
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.
Do All Jews Keep Kosher?
Do All Jews Keep Kosher? What percentage of American Jews today observe Jewish Dietary Laws?
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!
Vegetarian Bean Cholent (Parve)
This vegetarian cholent is hearty and delicious, but much lighter than meat cholent 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.
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.
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 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.
Why do Jews eat hamantashen pastries on Purim?
Why do Jews eat hamantashen pastries on Purim?
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 Kosher?
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Blue Corn Nachos with Black Beans and Corn
A kosher dairy recipe for Blue Corn Nachos with cheese, black beans, pan-roasted corn, and olives, topped with salsa, guacamole, and sour cream.
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.
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.
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.
Moroccan Chicken with Lemon and Olives
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.
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.
Passover Cake Meal Demystified
An explanation of the difference between Passover cake meal and matzo meal, and how to substitute one for the other.
What is Mehadrin?
Mehadrin refers to the most stringent level of kosher supervision.
Homemade Israeli Hummus
An Israeli recipe for homemade hummus, a Middle Eastern chickpea dip made with dried chickpeas, tahini, lemon, and garlic.
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.
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.
Bagels (Parve)
Eastern European Jews brought bagels to North America in the late 19th century. Although bagels are considered
Top 10 Kosher Soup Recipes
Chicken soup is. Kosher Food.
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.
Meat Stuffed Peppers (Meat)
Meat Stuffed Peppers are the perfect dish for Sukkot, when stuffed vegetables are traditionally served. They go nicely next to the Roast Chicken, elevating the menu to that of a Jewish holiday meal. Use ground turkey instead of ground beef for a lite, healthy stuffed pepper. Stuffing peppers is much easier than stuffing cabbage leaves, and the resulting dish is just as delicious.
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.
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.
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!
This Sweet Noodle Kugel is a Craveworthy Classic
A recipe for a sweet Cream Noodle Kugel with a crunchy corn flake topping. The kugel can be prepped a day ahead and baked before serving, so its perfect for brunch.
What is Treif?
Non-kosher food, food not in accord with Jewish dietary laws, is called treif.
Chocolate Cookie Truffles So Easy, A Kid Could...
A kid-friendly, no-bake recipe for Israeli Chocolate Cookie Truffles, also known as Kadorei Shokolad, made with crushed cookies, chocolate, and butter or margarine.
10 Surprising Reasons Why People Keep Kosher
An explanation of 10 major reasons -- from religious, to sociological, to practical -- that people keep kosher.
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.
Ground Beef, Dressed Up For Company
A kosher recipe for Beef Strudel, made with seasoned ground beef and dairy-free puff pastry.
Hamburger (Meat)
Growing up in Israel, I foolishly thought kizizot were hamburgers. And then I went to America and met
How to Set the Table for Passover Seder
How should I set the table for Passover Seder?
Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies
A recipe for kosher, non-dairy Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies, made with both chocolate and cocoa powder, and flavored with vanilla and peppermint extracts.
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.
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.
Unstuffed Cabbage
A kosher recipe for Unstuffed Cabbage made with steamed cabbage, meatballs, and a sweet and sour tomato sauce. The recipe can also be adapted for Passover by substituting matzo meal for breadcrumbs.
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.
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.
Egg 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 egg salad recipe proves, once again, that sometimes simple is best.
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.
Hanukkah Food Traditions with Menus and Recipes
An overview of Hanukkah food traditions, along with menus and recipes for the Jewish Festival of Light.
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.
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.
Marinated Cauliflower Salad
A recipe for Marinated Cauliflower Salad
How to Make the Best Roasted Vegetables
Simple instructions and tips for making delicious roasted vegetables
Sloppy Joe (Meat)
It's Sloppy Joe's fault. Upon returning home from school one day, my 15-year-old son was greeted by Sloppy Joe. His stomach began to gurgle and his mouth began to water, and then my son, a vegetarian of two years, became a carnivore. I thank this winning recipe for converting my son and making my life as the family chef easier.
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.
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!
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.
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?
Believe it or Not, This Savory Mushroom Pie Is...
A recipe for kosher, vegan Deep Dish Mushroom Pie, made with mushrooms and onions baked in a pastry crust.
Turn Eggplant into a Delectable Dip
A dairy-free recipe Baba Ghanoush, a Middle Eastern dip made with roasted eggplant, tahini, lemon, and garlic.
Oven Baked Meatballs (Meat)
These meatballs are baked in the oven, so they are quick and easy to prepare. My sister serves these meatballs as a Shabbat lunch appetizer. Thus the kids eat something filling and nutritious at the beginning of the meal, and you don't have to worry about calling them back to the table when they are busy playing!
Split Pea and Lentil Soup
A simple vegan recipe for Split Pea and Lentil Soup, enriched with vegetables and herbs.
Quick Meat & Vegie Pie (Meat)
With so many fun activities, I don't like to spend Purim in the kitchen cooking. At the same time, we tend to have a large crowd over for the Purim Feast (Seudat Purim). So I really like to make and serve this Quick Meat & Vegie Pie for the festive Purim meal. It is quick to make, feeds a crowd, and is satiating after a day of running around and snacking on sweets.
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.
How to Prepare a Passover Seder Plate
Learn how to prepare the Passover Seder plate. These step-by-step instructions on how to make Pesach Seder plates are designed to help you prepare for this special Jewish holiday meal celebrating the Exodus from Egypt.
Baked Fish with Vegetables (Parve)
What better way to bake fish than to surround it with a variety of fresh vegetables and flavor it with white wine, lemon juice and spices?
Top 10 Tips for Creative Kosher Cooking
Get tips for making kosher cooking creative, fun, fresh, and delicious.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Israeli Breakfast
To avoid the hot sun, Israel’s pioneer farmers would work in the early morning. After the day heated up and their appetites were large, they would break for a hearty meal of bread, olives, cheese, and vegetables. While few Israelis today take the time to eat this full morning meal, Israeli hotels generally serve a large, varied and satiating “Israeli breakfast” to tourists.
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
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.
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.
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.
Plov -- Bukharan Chicken and Rice with Carrots
A one-pot, gluten-free recipe for Plov, a kosher Bukharan chicken and rice dish made with carrots and onions.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Top 12 Appetizers for Sabbath Meals
A festive appetizer helps to differentiate a Sabbath meal from a weekday family meal. Each of these hors d'oeuvres is parve so it can be served with a meat or dairy meal. Enjoy these favorite Jewish holiday and Shabbat first courses.
Israeli Eggplant and Red Pepper Salad (Parve)
A dairy-free, vegan recipe for Israeli Eggplant and Pepper Salad, made with fried eggplant, red bell peppers, and a tomato garlic sauce.
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.
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.
Fat-Free Cinnamon Sponge Cake (Parve)
We always break our Yom Kippur fast with this Fat-Free Cinnamon Sponge Cake. It is light and airy. Even those watching their weight won't feel guilty indulging!
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.
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.
Chicken and Avocado Wrap (Meat)
A recipe for kosher chicken and avocado wraps with salsa.
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.
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.
Butterless Sugar Cookies? You Betcha!
A recipe for dairy-free sugar cookies made oil instead of margarine. The vanilla-scented dough can be sliced like icebox cookies, or rolled out and cut with cookie cutters.
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.
11 Delicious Ways to Use Leftover Challah
A collection of recipes that use up leftover challah bread, from croutons, stratas, and bread puddings, to sandwiches to French toast.
Israeli Chicken Schnitzel
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.
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.
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.
Top Ten Israeli Food Blogs
See what Israelis are cooking today, and get delicious recipes from Israel. These top quality Israeli Food blogs are in Hebrew.
Dried Fruit Compote Is a Perfect Passover Dessert
This Dried Fruit Compote recipe is the perfect ending to a filling Passover Seder feast. It also works well for a Shabbat dessert or Tu B'Shvat treat.
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.
Kosher Blondie (Parve)
Get the great taste of chocolate chip cookies without taking the time to form each cookie. Blondies are chocolate chip cookies in the form of brownies. Just prepare the dough, pour into a baking pan, and bake chocolate chip cookie bars.

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