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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.
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.
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!
Top 10 Krugel Recipes
Kugels have been a staple of Jewish cooking for centuries. Kugel, which means
Potato Gnocchi With Pink Sauce
A gluten-free, kosher for Passover recipe for Potato Gnocchi With Pink Sauce from author Paula Shoyer's cookbook The New Passover Menu.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cindy's Ashkenazi Charoset: A Parve Passover Hit
Cindy's Ashkenazi Charoset for Passover Seder is made of apples, nuts, wine, sugar and cinnamon. Simply chop and mix to create this sure-fire Pesach crowd pleaser!
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.
Quinoa With Arugula, Butternut Squash and...
A kosher for Passover quinoa salad recipe with roasted butternut squash, arugula, and citrus vinaigrette.
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.
Passover Seder Menu and Recipes
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Can I Substitute Passover Cake Meal for Matzo...
An explanation of the difference between Passover cake meal and matzo meal, and how to substitute one for the other.
How to Set the Table for Passover Seder
How should I set the table for Passover Seder?
Passover Cooking Substitutions
A list of ingredient substitutions that will help you adapt recipes for kosher for Passover Cooking.
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.
How to Make Colorful Cauliflower for Passover
My neighbor served this Colorful Cauliflower dish on Friday night, and it has become a staple on my Sabbath table ever since. I added a bit more onion and garlic powder to the recipe.
How to Prepare Noodle Kugel for Passover
This is one of those Passover recipes doesn't taste like a Passover recipe. An added plus is that this kosher-for-Passover, Dairy Noodle Kugel can be made in advance and frozen.
All You Need to Know about Fruity, Delicious...
The Passover Seder dish known as charoset, haroset or charoses, reminds Jews of the mortar used by the Israelite slaves in their building in Egypt. There are a great variety of recipes for this tasty fruit mixture.
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.
Miriam's Red Cabbage (Parve, Passover)
It is important to include Passover recipes that contain vegetables and fruit in your Passover menu, as they balance all the heavy egg and matzo Passover dishes eaten during the holiday week. Miriam's Red Cabbage can be made several days in advance, refrigerated and reheated. Thus, this delicious and pareve vegetable dish is good for body and soul!
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 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)?
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.
How to Make Kosher-for-Passover Matzo
Every year Jews worldwide celebrate Passover by reliving the story of the Exodus from Egypt as if they themselves are going from slavery to freedom. The Israelite slaves fled Egypt in haste and had to eat their bread before it had time to rise. Thus, on Passover Jews eat matzo, which is unleavened bread. This Matzo Recipe can be used to make homemade matzo.
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.
A Passover Seder Menu Your Guests Will Never...
I'll be honest. This year I don't just want to host Passover Seder, I want to impress my guests, especially my parents and siblings. And with 3 days to go until the Seder, I think I'll succeed. The trick was putting a lot of thought into the menu and organizing my time so there is time to do it all. I kashered the meat side of the kitchen, leaving the dairy side accessible to the kids to eat their cereal and make their sandwiches.
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.
Passover Seder Guide
Each Passover, Jews worldwide take part in a special feast called the Passover Seder. The Passover Seder is the most widely observed Jewish practice today. Find Passover menus and recipes, as well as guides on cooking for Pesach Seder, setting the Passover Seder table, and preparing for Seder Plate.
The Passover Cookie Recipe You'll Crave...
A recipe for kosher for Passover Hazelnut Chocolate Chip cookies made with ground hazelnuts and chopped dark chocolate.
Apple Kugel (Parve, Passover)
Something about the bland and heavy feeling of Passover food makes Apple Kugel (Parve, Passover) a welcome Pesach dish.
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
Passover Seder
Many - but not all - kosher for Passover products are gluten-free. Likewise, many - but not all - Passover recipes are gluten-free. This Passover Seder menu, designed for those with celiac disease, includes gluten-free ingredients and recipes.
Baked Gefilte Fish Loaf (Pareve, Passover)
Gefilte fish is a loaf of chopped up fish, usually white-fleshed freshwater fish such as carp or pike. The chopped fish is generally mixed with onions, carrots and parsley. Eggs and matzah meal hold the mixture together. This gefilte fish recipe is unique in that it uses gefilte fish from a jar and bakes, rather than boils, the fish.
What Is Glatt Kosher? Definition and Customs
What is Glatt Kosher? Kosher Food.
Make Mouthwatering Matzo Ball Soup with Chicken...
Matzo balls are dumplings served in chicken soup, especially on Passover. Enjoy this simple, fool-proof recipe for matzo ball soup.
Passover Rolls (Parve, Passover)
Not a fan of matzo? These Passover Rolls are the perfect replacement. Throughout the holiday week, fill these rolls with tuna, jelly, cheese, hot dogs, or sandwich meat to make a satisfying Pesach sandwich.
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.
Vegetable Kugel for Passover (Pareve, Passover)
Looking for a healthy, delicious Passover side dish that is relatively easy to prepare? This delicious Vegetable Kugel contains grated carrots, zucchini, celery, potatoes, onion and garlic mixed with eggs, oil, potato starch and spices. Given that Passover food tends to be heavy, the more vegetables used in Passover cooking, the better.
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.
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.
Matzo Farfel (Parve, Passover)
Looking for a starchy side dish your kids will like to eat for dinner during the week of Passover? Serve this Matzo Farfel with meat and a green vegetable for a satiating Passover meal.
Kosher Wine vs. Kosher for Passover Wine:...
What's the difference between kosher wine and kosher for Passover wine?
6 Recipes for the Perfect Jewish Sabbath Dinner...
Friday night dinner is the time when my family transitions from our busy and often stressful daily life to a more spiritual time. We set the Sabbath table with a white tablecloth and our best dishes. Candles, wine and challah loaves add a festive feel to the table. Then we sing
How 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.
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.
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.
Israeli Charoset with Mixed Nuts (Parve,...
At the Passover Seder, charoset is meant to look like and remind us of the mortar the Israelite slaves used in their building. This charoset combines a variety of nuts - almonds, walnuts, pistachios - with fresh fruit, dried fruit, wine and spices. If you like nuts, then this Israeli Charoset with Mixed Nuts recipe is for you!
Passover Grocery Shopping List
A printable master shopping list for Passover groceries, with room for quantities, additional items, and personal notes.
Passover Seder Chicken
I was looking for a chicken recipe for Passover Seder that would be different than my regular Shabbos chicken recipe and festive enough for the special Seder meal. My cousin Meryll emailed me her adaptation (simplification) of Joan Nathan's Patchke Pesah Chicken. The sauteed shallots, shittake mushrooms and sun dried tomatoes give the chicken intense flavor, and the marinade keeps the chicken moist. This chicken recipe is perfect for Passover Seder.
What is a Blech?
Blech, an aluminum sheet which is placed over a gas or electric fire before the Jewish Sabbath begins, enables Jews who do not light fire on Shabbat to eat warm food on Shabbat.
Spinach Kugel (Pareve, Passover)
This Spinach Kugel is the perfect dish to serve for Sabbath meals during the week of Passover.
Dried Fruit Compote (Parve, Passover)
This Dried Fruit Compote is the perfect ending to a filling Passover Seder feast. This compote also works well for a Shabbat dessert or Tu B'Shvat treat.
Adina's Sweet Potatoes (Parve, Passover)
This is a delicious, sweet, parve side dish to serve on Passover. Adina's Sweet Potatoes are also easy to make. I cut the potatoes, and my kids mix the sauce and pour it over the potatoes. After baking the potatoes, we all enjoy eating them together, usually with chicken or turkey.
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.
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.
Banana Nut Cake with Chocolate Icing (Passover,...
This Banana Nut Cake with Chocolate Icing is kosher for Passover, but it's so delicious, you'll want to serve it year-round.
Passover Grocery Shopping Guide
A Passover grocery shopping guide with tips and recipe links
Eggplant Cutlets (Parve, Passover)
My teenage daughter, who is not a big fan of meat, loves to eat these vegetarian Eggplant Cutlets every Passover. The tomato-lemon-sugar seasoning makes them moist and tangy.
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!
Passover Spinach Noodle Kugel
This Gluten-Free, Kosher-for-Passover Spinach Noodle Kugel will wow everyone at your Seder meal. Your family will also be happy to have this kugel throughout Passover week. The best thing about this kugel is that it doesn't taste like a Passover dish. The fresh spinach and onions give this kugel an old-fashioned, wholesome taste, and the fresh ingredients also make this an economical dish.
Lemon Bars (Pareve, Passover)
Looking for a new Passover dessert recipe? These Lemon Bars are a nice change of pace from the traditional Sponge Cake and easy-to-make Chocolate Brownies usually baked on Passover.
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.
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.
The Best Vegetarian Matzo Ball Soup Ever
A kosher for Passover vegetarian Matzo Ball Soup recipe
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.
Simple Matzo Brei (Parve, Passover)
Matzo brei means fried matzo in Yiddish. During the week of Passover, matzo brei makes a popular breakfast, lunch and dinner dish. While there are fancier matzo brei recipes with vegetables and spices, my kids prefer to make and eat this simple matzo brei recipe.
Turkey and Wine Roast (Meat, Passover)
Turkey is a nice idea for the Passover Seder as it is more special than chicken and lighter than meat. This Turkey and Wine Roast, from Tamar Ansh's Passover cookbook A Taste of Tradition: Pesach - Anything's Possible!, is simple, delicious and prepared the day before the holiday. In addition, left-overs are perfect for Chol HaMoed.
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.
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.
Israeli Charoset with Dried Fruit (Parve,...
This Israeli Charoset combines dried fruit - raisins, apricots, prunes - with fresh fruit, nuts and spices. Your Passover Seder guests will love the special additions to your charoset this year.
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.
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.
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.
Coffee Meringue Cookies (Pareve, Passover)
I was looking for a lite, easy-to-serve, sweet dessert to end the Passover Seder. I tested these Coffee Meringue Cookies this Shabbos, and everyone, even the kids, loved them. In addition, they had a surprisingly pretty appearance as the coffee grains give the meringues a nice color and stripe. Best of all, I can prepare these a few days before the Seder and store in an airtight container.
Coconut Schnitzel With Almond Butter Sauce
A kosher for Passover recipe for Chicken Schnitzel with Almond Butter Sauce from Paula Shoyer's cookbook The New Passover Menu.
Top 10 Tips for Creative Kosher Cooking
Get tips for making kosher cooking creative, fun, fresh, and delicious.
Passover Macaroni and Cheese (Dairy, Passover)
This Passover Mac & Cheez recipe caught my attention because it is simple (as all Passover recipes should be), my kids love macaroni and cheese, and pasta is whatever everyone craves on Passover. After one trial run, the recipe became one of my family's favorite Passover meals.
Potato Kugel with Mushrooms (Parve, Passover)
The layer of mushrooms and onions in the middle adds a festive touch to this pareve, kosher-for-Passover Potato Kugel.
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.
Eazy Lazy Meatballs (Meat)
One of the challenges I face in my life today is how to satiate the appetite of my always-hungry, 13-year-old son. I recently discovered that meatballs hit the spot. I call them Eazy Lazy Meatballs because they are easy enough for my son to make by himself so I can be lazy about dinner for a night or two.
Make 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.
Chocolate Chip Cookies (Pareve, Passover)
You don't have to give up eating Chocolate Chip Cookies just because it is Passover!
Chocolate Mousse Torte (Parve, Passover)
This is one of those Passover recipes that is so good it can be made and eaten year round. The need to separate eggs and use two different mixing bowls is well compensated by a good looking and delicious dessert.
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.
Pesah Chocolate Chip Mandelbrot (Pareve,...
These Pesah Chocolate Chip Mandelbrot cookies are perfect for Passover. They provide that bread-like texture we all miss during Passover, but they don't have that sandy taste that often comes from baking with matzo meal. They can be baked in advance of the holiday and stored in the freezer. Enjoy these almond-chocolate cookies with a hot cup of tea or coffee.
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.
Walnut Raisin Mandel Bread (Passover, Pareve)
A recipe for kosher for Passover Walnut Raisin Mandel Bread
Index of Passover Recipes
Jewish cooks worldwide and over the centuries have sought ways to create food for Passover that is tasty despite the extra kosher restrictions placed on food during this weeklong holiday. These kosher-for-Passover recipes are the fruits of their labor.
Why do Jews eat hamantashen pastries on Purim?
Why do Jews eat hamantashen pastries on Purim?
Gourmet Matzo Brei (Parve, Passover)
Matzo brei is so easy-to-make and tasty that it has become a Passover staple. My kids love matzo brei so much that they ask for it all year round.
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.
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.
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.
Baked Onion Chicken
My sister-in-law brought this Onion Chicken to our Passover Seder. It was moist, sweet, and so delicious that I plan to make it for my family year round. You can add this baked chicken recipe to your collection of Shabbos chicken recipes.
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.
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.
Vegetarian Bean Cholent (Parve)
This vegetarian cholent is hearty and delicious, but much lighter than meat cholent recipes.
Susie Fishbein's Purple Cabbage Salad (Parve)
Susie Fishbein includes this recipe for Purple Cabbage Salad in her Passover by Design cookbook. This colorful salad, contributed by her friend Beth Eidman, can be prepared early in the day of the Passover Seder and then served as a Pesach salad or side dish.
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.
Susie Fishbein's Lemon Meringue (Parve)
Susie Fishbein calls this is a fabulous Passover dessert. The three components - meringues, lemon cream, and chocolate-dipped nuts can all be prepared 2-3 days in advance and assembled right before the Seder. This meringue dessert is also a delicious, year-round gluten-free dessert.
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.
Lemon Meringue Cake
My aunt used to make this Lemon Meringue Cake every Passover, and it was one of my strongest childhood memories of Passover Seder. That memory, and having a fruitful lemon tree in our yard, motivated me to make this cake for my kids this Pesach. The cake turned out so delicious that I plan to make it again even after the Passover holiday ends.
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?
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.
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.
Favorite Passover Recipes
There are a handful of Passover recipes that everyone makes every year. Like matza itself, without these popular Pesach dishes, it just wouldn't be Passover. Find recipes for Passover Rolls, Matza Brei and more.
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.
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.
Brownies (Pareve, Passover)
During the week of Passover, you can depend on this simple, dependable recipe for Passover Brownies to give your kids a treat they will enjoy.
Lemon Ricotta Noodle Kugel with Dried Cherries...
A sweet noodle kugel recipe made with lemon-scented ricotta cheese, dried tart cherries, and golden raisins.
Meringue with Strawberries and Chocolate (Parve)
My wife made these Meringue Cups with Strawberries and Chocolate Sauce for Passover Seder years ago. Now our kids insist we serve this for Pesach Seder dessert every year.
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.
Potato Zucchini Kugel (Parve)
For a lighter and different potato kugel, add zucchini to the recipe. This Potato Zucchini Kugel is moist on the inside, crispy on the outside and delicious all around.
Susie Fishbein's Dry Rub Short Ribs (Meat)
Susie Fishbein includes this recipe for Dry Rub Short Ribs in her Passover by Design cookbook. She writes that the slow braise in wine makes these ribs melt-in-your-mouth delicious. And she suggests serving them over mashed potatoes.
Passover Noodles (Parve, Passover)
If you have a pre-teen in the house, this is a great recipe to let them prepare for the Passover Seder. My teen puts on the music and stands for hours happily making kosher for Passover blintzes which we later cut into strips for these noodles.
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.
Passover Cheese Blintzes (Dairy, Passover)
Cheese blintzes, a classic Ashkenazic Jewish food that probably originated in Poland, can be made kosher for Passover simply by replacing the flour in the recipe with potato starch.
What is Kosher?
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Perfect Roast Potatoes (Parve)
I make these Roast Potatoes every Friday night, so my children think Shabbat and roast potatoes are synonymous.
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.
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A recipe for rainbow slaw with an Asian 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.
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.
Vegetarian Matzo Balls with Dill
A recipe for kosher for Passover, vegetarian matzo balls will dill
Passover Coconut Cake (Parve, Passover)
The base of this recipe comes from an online forum in which Israelis trade their favorite Passover recipes. I simplified the recipe so it would be easy to make for the holiday. And I made it parve, so it could be eaten after a festive meat meal. I hope your family will enjoy it as much as mine.
Top 10 Kosher Soup Recipes
Chicken soup is. Kosher Food.
Vegetarian Matzo Ball Soup (Parve)
My kids have always loved to eat Chicken Soup with Matzo Balls for Shabbat dinner. When my teenage son became a vegetarian, I initially replaced Friday night's chicken soup with a vegetable soup and stopped making matzo balls altogether. When I discovered that I can actually make a Vegetarian Matzo Ball soup, I had happy campers at my Sabbath table once again.
Italian Charoset (Parve, Passover)
At the Passover Seder, charoset is meant to look like and remind us of the mortar the Israelite slaves used in their building. This Traditional Italian Charoset, contributed by Frank Tamburello, contains dates, almonds, apples, raisins and orange juice.
10 Tips to Cooking for the Passover Seder
These 10 Tips for Passover Seder Cooking will help make preparing for the Seder and holiday week a breeze.
Classic Gefilte Fish
At the time of the Mishna (200 CE), rabbis deemed it meritorious to eat fish on the Sabbath and Jews became accustomed to eating fish at festive meals. Due to the plethora of rivers in Europe, Ashkenazi Jews tended to cook with freshwater fish. Eastern European Jews would make a mixture of chopped fish, stuff it back into the skin of the fish, and boil it. The word gefilte means stuffed in Yiddish.
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!
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.
Tsimmes Kugel (Parve)
Cookbook author Sara Finkel calls her Tsimmes Kugel recipe "a modern version of two traditional Shabbat
Bagels (Parve)
Eastern European Jews brought bagels to North America in the late 19th century. Although bagels are considered
Moroccan Sweet Beet Salad (Parve)
Add variety to your Shabbat table with this Moroccan Sweet Beet Salad. After cooking the beets in water, simply slice and spice. Simple, colorful, healthy and delicious. This salad is so tasty that even the kids will eat it up.
10 Steps to Preparing for Passover
These 10 Steps to Preparing for Passover will help make preparing for the Seder and holiday week a breeze.
Lite Potato Kugel (Parve)
Potato Kugel is a staple of Eastern European Jewish cooking. For a low fat, reduced carb version, try this Lite Potato Kugel recipe. It contains fewer egg yokes and no oil.
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.
Double Layer Shehakol Cake (Parve, Passover)
Tamar Ansh features this delicious and easy Chocolate Nut Bar recipe, originally from London, in her cookbook, A Taste of Tradition: Pesach - Anything's Possible!. If you must end Passover Seder with something chocolate, serve this for Seder dessert. And if you like rich, gluten-free desserts, keep this recipe in your kitchen year-round.

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