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Schmaltz and Gribenes

How to render chicken fat to create the luscious golden cooking oil known as schmaltz, as well as crispy and delicious gribenes. Kosher, Jewish. Read More

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Mujadara

Learn to make mujadara in the traditional Indian style – fluffy white basmati rice, tender brown lentils, cumin & salt with caramelized onions. Read More

Strawberry Topping

Strawberry Topping

How to make a fresh strawberry topping for ice cream, blintzes, cheesecake, waffles, anything! Kosher, pareve, gluten free, dairy free. Read More

Blintzes with Strawberry Topping

Cheese Blintzes

Recipe for cheese blintzes stuffed with ricotta and cream cheese. Includes step-by-step photos. Jewish, kosher, dairy, deli foods. Read More

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Shavuot, Ruth, and Cheesecake

Learn the history of the Shavuot holiday, then celebrate the holiday with a rich and delicious New York-style cheesecake recipe. Kosher, Dairy. Read More

Unstuffed Cabbage

Unstuffed Cabbage

Delicious recipe for Unstuffed Cabbage, an easier way to capture the flavor of savory stuffed cabbage without all the work. Kosher for Passover. Read More

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Challah Bread Pudding with Kahlua Cream Sauce

A rich and decadent bread pudding recipe featuring eggy challah, raisins or chocolate chips, and luscious Kahlua cream sauce. Kosher, Dairy. Read More

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Potato Salad with Dill and Dijon

Potato salad for Israeli Independence Day- recipe with new potatoes, mayonnaise, dijon mustard, vinegar and dill. Kosher, pareve, picnic, potluck Read More

Vegan Butternut Squash and Chickpea Soup

Vegan Butternut Squash and Chickpea Soup

Low fat, low calorie vegan soup with butternut squash, chickpeas, spinach, turmeric, cumin, cinnamon and cayenne. Kosher, Middle Eastern, Pareve Read More

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Butternut Squash Soup with Chickpeas

Today’s recipe is a soup that I adapted from an old Sephardic Israeli family recipe. It utilizes two popular Middle Eastern ingredients, chickpeas and butternut squash, to create a hearty soup that is low in calories and full of fiber. … Read More

Creamy Noodle Kugel

Creamy Noodle Kugel

Nothing says “Jewish holidays” quite like a delicious slice of noodle kugel! Kugel is a quintessentially Jewish dish similar to a thick noodle casserole. Kugels can range from sweet to savory, dry to moist, dense to fluffy. Some people like … Read More

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Sephardic Charoset Truffles

Learn to make Sephardic Charoset Truffles from a Moroccan recipe. Exotic treat for the Seder. Kosher for Passover, Pareve, Vegan, Gluten Free Read More

Tishpishti

Tishpishti

Our next Sephardic dessert originated in Turkey. The word for the dish, Tishpishti, has a number of different English spellings (tishpitti, tezpishti, etc.). Jews adopted the cake because, like macaroons, it is generally unleavened and can be eaten during Passover. … Read More

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Lemony Almond Macaroons

Learn to make Lemony Almond Macaroons & learn the Italian history of macaroons. Inspired by Sephardic Jewish tradition. Kosher for Pesach, pareve Read More

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Mami’s Sopita – Moroccan Vegetable Soup

Delicious Moroccan soup, a vegan gluten free alternative to matzo ball soup. Zucchini, butternut squash, yams, sage, thyme. Kosher for Passover. Read More

Ashkephardic Charoset

Ashkephardic Charoset

Charoset pureed with dates, apples, walnuts, raisins, banana, sweet wine, cinnamon. Blending of Ashkenazi, Sephardic traditions. Kosher, Pesach Read More

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Oven Roasted Asparagus

How to roast asparagus in the oven, fast and easy recipe with delicious results. Best way to prepare asparagus. Kosher, Vegan, Gluten Free. Read More

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Shiksa Lamb Shanks

Last week I talked a bit about the differences between what Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews consider kosher for Passover. One thing I’ve noticed over the years is that some of our Sephardic friends serve lamb for the Seder, while our … Read More

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Passover Apple Pecan Pie

Recipe for Passover Pecan Pie made with chopped apples, sugar, matzo crackers, spices and chopped pecans. Kosher for Passover, dairy or pareve. Read More

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Passover Potato Kugel

Simple, easy recipe for potato kugel spiced up with Middle Eastern flavors. Step-by-step photos. Pareve, Vegetarian, Kosher for Passover. Read More