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Kid-Friendly Breaded and Baked Chicken Breasts
For families with hungry, growing children, these Breaded Baked Boneless Chicken Breasts are the answer to your prayers. These are an economical, healthier and tastier main dish for your kids than frozen fried chicken, hot dogs or processed sandwich meat.
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.
What Makes Certain Foods Kosher?
What is Kosher Food? Read a succinct, clear definition of kosher food.
Top 10 Krugel Recipes
Kugels have been a staple of Jewish cooking for centuries. Kugel, which means
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.
Rosh Hashanah Parve Honey Cake with Cinnamon
I was never a big fan of honey cake growing up, so for years I made apple cake for Rosh Hashanah instead of the traditional honey cake. This year I experimented, however, and came up with this recipe. My kids all like it, so now my apple cake will have company at the holiday table.
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.
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.
A Super-Easy Potato Kugel Recipe
Moist on the inside and crispy on the outside, this dish is a staple of Eastern European Jewish cooking. There are many versions; this is my favorite.
What 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.
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 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.
Apple Glazed BBQ Chicken (Meat)
Chavi Feldman of Chashmonaim, Israel contributed this Apple Glazed BBQ Chicken recipe for the autum Rosh Hashanah holiday. This chicken recipe uses apples which are both a symbol of the Jewish New Year and reflective of the season of the year.
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.
Herbed Israeli Couscous Salad with Cherries,...
A recipe for Israeli Couscous with Cherries and Pine Nuts, flavored with scallions, fresh mint, and a balsamic vinaigrette.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pomegranate Apple Salad (Parve)
For lunch on the second day of Rosh Hashanah, after everyone feels a bit heavy after too many holiday meals, I like to serve this fresh and light Pomegranate Apple Salad. It complements the spirit of the holiday by using the two fruits upon which blessings have been made.
Honey Glazed Carrots (Parve)
Honey Glazed Carrots are the perfect side dish for any Sabbath or Jewish holiday meal. Given their sweet flavor, they are especially fitting for Rosh Hashana. They are easy to make, and the color and taste complement meat entrees.
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)?
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.
Rosh Hashanah Brisket
It wouldn't be Rosh Hashanah 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.
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.
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.
Pomegranates and the Jewish New Year
Many people are increasingly seeking kosher recipes that use pomegranates due to the fruit’s Rosh Hashanah ritual role, health benefits, sweet flavor, and colorful appearance. Find Jewish blessings made over the pomegranate and pomegranate recipes.
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.
Oven-Baked Potatoes (Parve)
I originally tried this recipe, which comes from Miriam Zakon's The Kids Kosher Cookbook: Do-It-Yourself Recipes Your Kids Will Love to Cook, because it was a simple, kosher, Sabbath recipe that I could make with my children. But now I regularly use this recipe because my family loves the taste of these moist, flavorful Oven-Baked Potatoes.
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.
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.
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.
What Is Parve? A Quick Guide
Parve is a Hebrew term (pareve is the Yiddish term) that describes food without any meat or dairy ingredients. Jewish dietary laws considers pareve food to be neutral; Pareve food can be eaten with both meat and milk dishes. Fish, eggs, fruits and vegetables are parve.
6 Recipes for the Perfect Jewish Sabbath Dinner...
Friday night dinner is the time when my family transitions from our busy and often stressful daily life to a more spiritual time. We set the Sabbath table with a white tablecloth and our best dishes. Candles, wine and challah loaves add a festive feel to the table. Then we sing
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.
What Is Glatt Kosher? Definition and Customs
What is Glatt Kosher? Kosher Food.
Sweet Potato Pie (Pareve)
This Sweet Potato Pie is a nice alternative to kugel if you are looking for something new to serve for the Sabbath lunch. This pareve pie also goes well with turkey at Thanksgiving or any time of the year.
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!
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.
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.
Fruit Compote (Parve)
This Fruit Compote, contributed by Susan Portman, is easy to make and aesthetic to serve at the end of a festive Sabbath or holiday meal. My 9-year-old son prefers this compote to chocolate cake.
Three-Day Rosh Hashanah
Preparing for a long Jewish Holiday, such as when Rosh Hashanah is followed by Shabbat, requires good planning and creative thinking. These 3 Day Rosh Hashanah menus and recipes are designed for busy cooks who, despite limited time and energy, want to serve healthy, economical and festive holiday meals.
Sweet Potato Kugel (Parve)
If you like sweet kugels and you like potato kugels, then this sweet potato kugel is perfect for you. And since sweet is the name of the game on Rosh Hashanah, this kugel could make the perfect holiday side dish for your New Year celebration.
Carrot Kugel (Parve)
This carrot kugel tastes like carrot cake, which makes it a wonderful sweet side dish for Rosh Hashanah. And since it is so simple to prepare, it will add to your holiday meal without adding to your holiday workload. Your guests, especially the children, will gobble up this delicious kugel.
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 Pomegranate Chicken
An easy baked chicken recipe featuring a savory marinade with the sweet tang of pomegranate.
Top 10 Tips for Creative Kosher Cooking
Get tips for making kosher cooking creative, fun, fresh, and delicious.
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.
Sugared Almond Salad (Parve)
Paula Weinstein and Julie Remer's Kosher Sugared Almond Salad is the all-time favorite salad of my family and friends. Whenever we are invited to a potluck, I am asked to bring this salad. For a Sabbath or holiday meal, this can be served as an appetizer. This sweet combination of lettuce, fruit and nuts simply can't be topped.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Classic Gefilte Fish (Pareve)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kosher Chicken Turkey Soup (Meat)
This recipe for kosher Chicken Turkey Soup is loved by kids and a staple on our Sabbath table. The turkey adds iron and flavor. The soup can be served with matzo balls or noodles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Apple Cake (Parve)
My mother-in-law is an excellent baker, and she contributed this Apple Cake recipe to the About.com Kosher Food site. Since this moist and delicious cake is pareve, you can serve it for dessert after a festive meat meal. While this apple cake is especially fitting for Rosh Hashanah, it can be served for dessert after any Shabbos or Jewish holiday meal.
Fried Eggplant and Red Pepper Salad (Parve)
This Fried Eggplant and Red Pepper Salad is delicious. The down side is that the recipe requires frying, which increase prep time and fat content. The up side is that everyone will leave your table raving about the tasty eggplant dish. Serve as an appetizer, salad, or side dish for a Jewish holiday or Sabbath dinner or lunch.
Mandel Bread (Pareve)
Mandelbrot, which literally means almond (mandel) bread (brot), is a twice-baked hard bread similar to Italian biscotti. For classic, rich-tasting mandel bread, follow these directions, provided by Paula Levine Weinstein and Julie Komerofsky Remer, EXACTLY as they are written.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Egg Souffle (Dairy)
This light and cheesy kosher Egg Souffle is perfect for a Sunday family meal. Serve with fresh bagels and fruit salad.
Onion Mushroom Cheese Omelet (dairy or parve)
Omelets make a nice weekday dinner, Sunday brunch, or holiday breakfast meal. They are especially great for growing teens and vegetarians, who need more protein in their diet. If you want a non-dairy omelet, make this omelet recipe with parve margarine and without cheese. For a delicious meal, that can be ready in just 10 minutes, try this Onion Mushroom Cheese Omelet recipe.
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.
Spinach Noodle Kugel
This Spinach Noodle Kugel makes a nice side dish for the Sabbath or holiday table. The fresh spinach and onions give it an old-fashioned, wholesome taste. The fresh ingredients also make this an economical dish.
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.
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.
Perfect Roast Potatoes (Parve)
I make these Roast Potatoes every Friday night, so my children think Shabbat and roast potatoes are synonymous.
Kasha Varnishkas (Parve)
Kasha, or buckwheat groats, are nutritious and full of flavor. Kasha Varnishkas is a traditional Jewish dish that combines kasha with noodles. I like to make Kasha with Bowties for holiday meals because it brings with it memories of generations past and thus adds meaning to our holiday celebration.
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.
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.
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.
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
The Ultimate Pareve Chocolate Cake
This kosher pareve chocolate cake recipe gets its rich chocolate flavor from a mix of bittersweet chocolate and cocoa powder. The dairy free cake batter is perfect for Bundt cakes or layer cakes.
How to Fast
Learn how to fast. Tisha B'Av and Yom Kippur are two of the most commonly observed fast days in Judaism. There are several ways to prepare oneself physically for fasting.
Traditional Sukkot
Sukkot is Judaism's Feast of Tabernacles. Special Sukkot food customs have developed over the centuries. Enjoy these traditional Ashkenazic Sukkot holiday menus and recipes.
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.
Honeyed White Wine Chicken with Lemon & Olives...
A recipe for chicken baked in a honey wine sauce, with green olives and lemon.
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).
Vegetarian Bean Cholent (Parve)
This vegetarian cholent is hearty and delicious, but much lighter than meat cholent recipes.
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.
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.
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.
Tsimmes Kugel (Parve)
Cookbook author Sara Finkel calls her Tsimmes Kugel recipe "a modern version of two traditional Shabbat
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.
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.
Hanukkah: Menu and Recipes
Read a succinct explanation of the Jewish festival of Hanukkah. Get a traditional Hanukkah meat menu, a traditional Hanukkah dairy menu, and favorite Hanukkah recipes.
What is Kosher?
What is Kosher Food?: Kosher food is food prepared in accordance with Jewish Dietary Laws. What is Glatt
Vegetarian Chopped Liver
This Vegetarian Chopped Liver is so delicious that you won't mind the frying it requires. There are many versions of parve chopped liver, but this one made of eggplants, onions, garlic, and hard-boiled eggs is our family's favorite. Vegetarian chopped liver is lighter and healthier than real chopped chicken livers, but the taste is quite similar.
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.
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.
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.
Top 10 Kosher Soup Recipes
Chicken soup is. Kosher Food.
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.
Jamie Geller's Apple and Nut Rice Ring (Pareve)
A kosher, dairy-free recipe for Apple and Nut Rice Ring from Jamie Geller's Joy of Kosher cookbook.
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.
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.
Indian-Spiced Salmon
A quick kosher recipe for oven-roasted Indian-Spiced Salmon, made with garam masala, tamari, maple syrup, and lime.
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.
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.
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!
Carrot Muffins (Parve)
Do you have children joining you for Rosh Hashanah or other Jewish holiday meals? If so, I suggest serving these carrot muffins as a side dish instead of a more traditional carrot kugal. Kids and adults will love these festive and fun carrot muffins.
Traditional Chicken Noodle Soup (Meat)
It has become a family tradition to serve Chicken Noodle Soup for our Rosh Hashanah holiday meal and Chicken Soup with Matzo Balls for Passover Seder. The herbs and spices used in this Chicken Soup recipe make for a deliciously rich broth.
Potato Croquettes (Parve)
Croquettes are minced meat or vegetables, formed into cylinder or disk shapes, breaded, and then fried. This Potato Croquette recipe forgoes the breading so that these croquettes are easy to prepare and kosher for Passover. I serve these croquettes as a side dish to chicken or fish, and they always disappear quickly.
Kids Favorite Fried Rice (Parve)
This Fried Rice is my family's latest favorite dinner. It contains everything needed for dinner in one dish -- carbs from rice, protein from eggs, and nutrients from vegetables. We often change the vegies in the dish according to what we have on hand. And best of all when it comes to dinner prep, this delicious rice dish is easier to prepare then you would expect.
Unstuffed Cabbage (Meat)
I love the taste of cabbage and ground beef together in a sweet and sour tomato sauce. But I don't love the amount of time it takes to make stuffed cabbage. This Unstuffed Cabbage recipe is the way to get that great taste without all the work.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Baba Ghanoush
Baba Ghanoush - also known as Baba Ghanouj and Baba Ganoush - is a dip or spread made of roasted eggplant and tahini. Simply roast the eggplant, scoop out the softened pulp, and then puree with tahini and seasonings. The seasonings used in this recipe for Baba Ghanoush are garlic, lemon juice, parsley and salt. Dip fresh pita bread or cut vegetables into the Baba Ghanoush for a healthy snack.
Broiled Tomatoes (Parve)
Dress up any meal with Broiled Tomatoes. Serve this healthy and tasty side dish with your breakfast eggs, your lunch bagel, or your chicken dinner. Simply slice the tomatoes in half, season with olive oil, garlic, rosemary or basil, salt and pepper, and broil for 15-20 minutes. Simply delicious.
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.
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.
Healthier Hanukkah Cauliflower Latkes
These Cauliflower Latkes are perfect for Hanukkah or Passover. They are healthier and lower in carbohydrates than traditional Potato Pancakes. They are also easier to prepare than Potato Latkes. And in my humble opinion they are tastier. For an even healthier touch, add steamed and mashed broccoli to the pancake batter to create cauliflower-broccoli vegetable latkes for a nutritious Jewish holiday meal.
Oreo Balls (Dairy)
My wife came back from Atlanta with this recipe for Oreo Balls, claiming that these cookies served at her nephew's bar mitzvah were extraordinary. My first reaction was that buying Oreos means not having to prepare treats, as Oreos are treats enough. But my second reaction, after my wife prepared the Oreo Balls herself, was that mixing cream cheese with Oreos and covering them in chocolate does, surprisingly, turn good into great. Guess what goes our my Purim baskets this year?
Kids' Favorite Chicken Wings (Meat)
I'd simply forgotten about chicken wings. We used to eat them a lot when I was a child, but I just forgot about making them for my own kids. Then we ate at Jo's house, and my kids haven't stopped asking for them since. So my kids will stop nagging, we're having Jo's Kids' Favorite Chicken Wings for dinner tonight!
Menus for Jewish High Holiday Meals
The Jewish High Holidays refer to the ten days beginning on Rosh Hashanah and ending on Yom Kippur. Find menus, kosher recipes, fasting tips, and cooking suggestions for entertaining family and friends during the Jewish New Year and Day of Atonement.
Bagels (Parve)
Eastern European Jews brought bagels to North America in the late 19th century. Although bagels are considered
Quick and Easy Sukkot
Sukkot, Judaism's Feast of Tabernacles, follows quickly after Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Thus, there is a lot of holiday cooking and guest entertaining in a short amount of time. This menu includes special Sukkot recipes that are quick to prepare and easy to serve in a Sukkah.
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.
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.
Quinoa With Arugula, Butternut Squash and...
A kosher for Passover quinoa salad recipe with roasted butternut squash, arugula, and citrus vinaigrette
Pureed Butternut Squash Soup (Pareve)
Butternut squash, a winter squash that is nutritionally rich in complex carbohydrates and beta-carotene, tastes somewhat like sweet potatoes. This Pureed Butternut Squash Soup, contributed by Word of Mouth kosher catering service, is easy to make, delicious to eat and lovely to serve.
Split Pea Lentil Soup (Parve)
We call this our Great Mistake Soup. While preparing Split Pea soup, we ran out of split peas. So we added some lentils instead. We discovered that the combination, and in this ratio, is super delicious. This easy to make and healthy soup is especially nice to serve for a fall or winter family or Shabbos dinner. My kids love to dunk fresh bread or challah into it.
Crockpot Chicken with Vegetables and Wine (Meat)
If you take 10 minutes on Friday morning to put vegetables, chicken and spices into a Crockpot, then you will come home from work on Friday afternoon to a delicious dinner. Just prepare a green salad and brown rice to complete the Friday night meal.
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.
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.
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.
Parve Mashed Potatoes (Parve)
Mashed potatoes go so well with Thanksgiving turkey and gravy, but most mashed potatoes recipes contain butter, milk or cream. A menu consisting of both turkey meat and dairy products is a problem for kosher observant. This Parve Mashed Potato recipe is the solution. Now you can enjoy a kosher Thanksgiving meal with traditional turkey and non-dairy mashed potatoes.
Israeli Hummus (Pareve)
Hummus, made from garbanzo beans (a.k.a. chickpeas), is served as an appetizer, side dish or main course in Israel. Today grocery stores in Israel sell a variety of Hummus spreads (with pine nuts, with olive oil and paprika, with zaatar, with tahina...). Hummus tastes best when scooped up by a piece of warm Pita bread.
Favorite Sukkot Menu and Recipes
Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, arrives so quickly after Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, that each year I find myself scrambling to prepare the menu, get the groceries and cook in time for the holiday. This list of my family's favorite Sukkot menu and recipes attempts to help all of us busy cooks and our guests enjoy healthy, delicious, and relaxed meals in our Sukkah.
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.
Creamy Baked Potatoes (Dairy)
This recipe for Creamy Baked Potatoes proves, once again, that sometimes it is incredibly easy to put delicious food on the table. Just slice the potatoes, top them with cream, garlic, salt and pepper, and then bake. Your kids will be thrilled. For an easy Shavuot meal, serve these dairy potatoes after the soup, along with the salmon and salad, and before the cheesecake.
How to Make Challah Bread
In Jewish tradition, making challah is much more than just baking bread. It is a religious experience. Follow this step-by-step Guide to Challah to fill your home with a pre-Sabbath aroma, your Shabbat table with a festive feel, and your heart with calm. Page 10.
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