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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.
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.
Kugels have been a staple of Jewish cooking for centuries. Kugel, which means
10 Symbolic Foods for Rosh Hashana with recipe suggestions. Plus, explanations of Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jewsih New Year food traditions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A recipe for pomegranate granita made with homemade vanilla simple syrup and pomegranate juice.
Many people are increasingly seeking kosher recipes that use pomegranates due to the fruits Rosh Hashanah ritual role, health benefits, sweet flavor, and colorful appearance. Find Jewish blessings made over the pomegranate and pomegranate recipes.
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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.
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.
A fresh spin on a Rosh Hashana classic, this dairy-free Chai-Spiced Honey Cake is flavored with cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, vanilla, and nutmeg.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
An easy baked chicken recipe featuring a savory marinade with the sweet tang of pomegranate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A breakdown of the various types of kosher certification agencies and symbols in the US and around the world.
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.
Israeli salad, finely diced tomatoes, cucumbers, and bell peppers topped with olive oil, lemon juice and salt, is light, healthy and fresh tasting.
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.
Jewish Apple cake gets a healthy makeover in this low fat, reduced sugar recipe made with white whole wheat flour.
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.
A brief history of kosher hot dogs that explores their popularity far beyond the small kosher-observant Jewish population.
This sweet kugel can be prepared a day in advance and baked the day of the meal. What this kugel lacks
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A dairy-free recipe for traditional Rosh Hashana Honey Cake, also known as Lekach.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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A recipe for homemade challah croutons seasoned with the Middle Eastern spice blend zaatar.
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.
A simple, stunning summer salad made with lush heirloom tomatoes, goat cheese, arugula, and a balsamic basil vinaigrette.
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.
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A person keeps kosher if he or she follows Jewish Dietary Laws. What are Jewish Dietary Laws (the laws of kashrut)?
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.
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.
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.
A recipe for chicken baked in a honey wine sauce, with green olives and lemon.
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
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.
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.
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.
This light and cheesy kosher Egg Souffle is perfect for a Sunday family meal. Serve with fresh bagels and fruit salad.
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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.
I make these Roast Potatoes every Friday night, so my children think Shabbat and roast potatoes are synonymous.
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.
Information about the OU, America's largest and most recognizable kosher supervision agency, with contact information and a photo of its kosher logo.
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.
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.
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.
Cookbook author Sara Finkel calls her Tsimmes Kugel recipe "a modern version of two traditional Shabbat
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.
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.
In my experimenting with a variety of different vegetables for Hanukkah latkes, my wife decided that these Leek Latkes take first prize. They look fancy, but they are easier to make than traditional Potato Latkes as no food processor is needed. And of course they are lower in carbohydrates and healthier than potato pancakes. So treat the adults at your Hanukkah party a special Hanukkah latke this year with these delicious Leek Latkes.
A description of the Seven Species of ancient Israeli agriculture, along with recipes and information about their symbolism.
Jews traditionally eat a Meal of Cessation - called Seudat Mafseket - before the Yom Kippur fast. My family eats a meat meal for lunch, and then we eat a hi-carb dairy dinner directly before the fast. The meat menu includes low-salt vegetable soup, breaded chicken, potatoes and dessert. The dairy menu includes egg souffle, whole wheat bagels with various spreads and fruit salad.
Vegetarian Chopped Liver is very frequently served as a Sabbath appetizer in Ashkenazi homes. There are many versions of pareve chopped liver, but this one made of onions, peas, beans, nuts and hard-boiled eggs is one of the most popular. Vegetarian chopped liver is lighter and healthier than real chopped chicken livers, but the taste is quite similar.
Pomegranate Vinaigrette is a healthy and interesting way to dress up your Roasted Vegetables. While Roasted Vegetables with Pomegranate Vinaigrette is a great side dish for a Sabbath or holiday meal, this dish is especially fitting for the Jewish New Year Rosh Hashanah.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Roasted Vegetables is an easy, healthy, colorful, delicious dish that can be served as a snack, appetizer or side dish for weeknight or more festive Sabbath or holiday meals. The vegetables we like to roast are sweet potatoes, zucchini, eggplant, red and yellow bell peppers, purple onions, garlic and mushrooms. If you are serving children or vegetarians, consider serving the vegetables with a small bowl of techina, as dipping the vegetables into the paste of ground sesame seeds adds protein.
A kosher for Passover quinoa salad recipe with roasted butternut squash, arugula, and citrus vinaigrette
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Matzo balls are dumplings served in chicken soup, especially on Passover. Enjoy this simple, fool-proof recipe for matzo ball soup.
A recipe for roasted Delicata squash with dried cranberries, ground almonds, and maple syrup.
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.
Susan Portman's Sesame Green Beans are gently flavored with teriyaki, olive oil and garlic. This parve green vegetable dish is the perfect complement to a meat and potato dinner. Carrots can be added for a more colorful side dish.
Susan Portman is a very talented artist who also knows how to cook artfully. She highly recommends her mother's Sweet and Sour Tongue recipe. Susan likes to serve this tender and tasty kosher meat dish for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.
Pumpkin, an autumn vegetable, is traditionally eaten by Sephardic Jews on the Jewish New Year. These Pumpkin Pancakes can be served at the Rosh Hashanah meal or any autumn meal.
This Sushi Salad is a great way to enjoy the great taste of sushi without all the time and effort required to prepare sushi.
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.
This vegetarian cholent is hearty and delicious, but much lighter than meat cholent recipes.
These Teriyaki Green Beans grace our table nearly every Shabbat. They are healthy, easy to make and great tasting. Try experimenting with different teriyaki sauces. We have found a sesame teriyaki sauce that works particularly well with the beans.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This Spinach Kugel is the perfect dish to serve for Sabbath meals during the week of Passover.
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.
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.
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.
A recipe for Israeli Couscous with Cherries and Pine Nuts, flavored with scallions, fresh mint, and a balsamic vinaigrette.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
A savory strata recipe made with challah bread, mushrooms, red peppers, asparagus, and herbed goat cheese.
Easy-to-make and yummy-to-eat. There are NEVER any leftovers of these Candied Sweet Potatoes in my home.
Stuffed Cabbage takes time and effort to prepare, so it tends to be a Jewish holiday dish. Meat Stuffed Cabbage is traditionally served on Simchat Torah because the cylindrical shape of the meat-filled cabbage rolls is reminiscent of the shape of Torah.
Years ago my cousin served this as the Sabbath lunch dessert. It is easy to make, can be served after a meat meal (it is parve), and loved by children. I suggest adding this Double Chocolate Gooey Brownie Recipe to your Shabbat pareve dessert recipe collection.
I fell in love with this recipe, which was created by Canada's leading kosher cookbook author Norene Gilletz, because it raises traditional Jewish gefilte fish to new heights. This Three-Color Gefilte Fish Loaf is healthy, beautiful and festive. And it is surprisingly easy to prepare. I plan to serve it for our Purim Seudah, Passover Seder and many holiday meals to come.
This Apple Torte has replaced chocolate cake as our favorite Shabbos dessert. I'm glad because I'd rather that we all eat a dessert with apples in it. In addition, this impressive looking cake is surprisingly easy to make and especially delicious. If you use pareve margarine, then the cake is pareve and can be eaten after a festive meat meal.
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.
Chicken soup is. Kosher Food.
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.
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.
A step-by-step guide with photos demonstrating how to braid a 3-strand challah bread.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While this parve Onion Kugel is amazingly tasty, you have to be motivated to make it - unless you are one of those fortunate few who don't mind chopping onions. Once you get past the onions, the rest of the recipe is simple as pie.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This Sour Cream Coffee Cake is one of my mother-in-law's many specialties. And I'm not just saying that to score points! This sweet, moist cake is layered with a chocolate, brown sugar and cinnamon crunch.