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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

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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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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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

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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 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

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Keftes de Espinaca – Spinach Keftes

How to make Middle Eastern keftes de espinaca- spinach keftes- delicious vegetarian fried patties with spinach, mashed potatoes, egg, breadcrumbs Read More

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Maman’s Moroccan Fish

Healthy, tasty, and authentic recipe for Moroccan Paprika Fish. Paprika, olive oil, garlic, cilantro, and peppers. Kosher, pareve. Read More

Spinach matzo mina

Spinach Matzo Mina

This week, we are focusing on Seder entrées. I have many vegetarian friends, so I thought I’d offer a veggie option—the matzo mina. A matzo mina is a Sephardic layered pie, somewhat like lasagna, in which matzos are substituted for … Read More

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Farah’s Roast Chicken

Today’s chicken recipe was taught to me by our Persian Jewish friend Farah, though she stressed that it’s not a Persian dish. She learned this simple roasting method when she was living in Israel many years ago. I like to … Read More

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Lekvar Plum Butter – Prune Filling for Hamantaschen

Recipe for lekvar – plum butter, can be used as a filling for hamantaschen or any cookie or pastry. Thick filling, will not run. Kosher, Pareve. Read More

Apricot Hamantaschen

Lekvar Apricot Butter – Apricot Filling for Hamantaschen

Recipe for lekvar – apricot butter, can be used as filling for hamantaschen or any cookie or pastry. Thick filling, will not run. Kosher, Pareve. Read More

Poppy Seed Hamantaschen

Poppy Seed Filling for Hamantaschen

Recipe for mohn – poppy seed filling for hamantaschen, or any cookie or pastry. Thick rich and creamy filling, similar to Solo. Kosher, Pareve. Read More

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Rabbi Olitzky’s Chocolate Cream Cheese Hamantaschen

Learn to make hamantaschen with chocolate cream cheese filling from a rabbi’s family recipe. Kosher, Dairy, pareve dough. Read More