Category: Main courses

Good for You, LCHF, Main courses, Shabbos, Soup

RECIPE: Meat Soup: The Yemenite Version of Jewish Penicillin

Yemenite Meat Soup

No Friday night meal is complete without chicken soup. That is, if one is Ashkenazi. And of course, chicken soup is folk medicine, too, having had its healing powers verified by the medical establishment. But not all the Jews went to Eastern Europe, and the Jews who ended up in Yemen, have their own healing …

Main courses, Soup

Recipe: Split Pea and Hot Dog Soup

Wooden bowl of split pea and hot dog soup

The cold winter climate has us sluggish and wanting something to warm us that doesn’t take a whole lot of effort, and that, with any luck, will also make enough for leftovers, for a second sluggish day when we don’t feel like cooking. This savory and filling one-pot meal fits the bill. It has everything: …

Easy, LCHF, Main courses, Soup

Quick Chicken and Cabbage Soup

chicken and cabbage soup

Fact: sometimes you want an easy one-dish main course that doesn’t take hours to prepare. And sometimes you’re even lazier than that, and want a recipe that doesn’t call for a gazillion pots, pans, and utensils to clean. This pretty, parsley-flecked soup fits the bill, and it’s delicious to boot. Not to mention that it’s …

Easy, LCHF, Main courses, Soup

Easy Cream of Broccoli Soup

Black bowl holding cream of broccoli soup garnished with basil leaf

The immersion blender is possibly the cook’s best friend, allowing you to churn a chunky soup into a creamy blend in seconds, without any need to transfer, by small increments, hot liquids to a machine. You just stick the wand into your pot and voilà, you’ve got cream of whatever. Our favorite “whatever” of late …

Easy, Healthy, Israeli food, Main courses, Parve, Sephardi

RECIPE: Easy Shakshuka

Shashuka in a black skillet

Shashuka is a full-flavored Mediterranean poached egg dish. You make a quick sauce with tomatoes, peppers, onions, and garlic, with lots of olive oil, of course. Then you poach the eggs right in the skillet, just before serving. Marvelous with good bread to mop up that amazing sauce. You don’t need anything else. Easy Shakshuka …

Chanuka, LCHF, Main courses

Recipe: Keto Zucchini Fritters

zucchini fritters with sour cream

If you’ve been following this column, low-carb is a thing for me. This makes Chanuka a challenge. But I think I’ve solved it with these awesome zucchini fritters. I made potato latkes for the rest of the family and these babies for me, and everyone was gobbling MY zucchini fritters. They’re that good. Note that …

Easy, Main courses

RECIPE: Easy Crispy Chicken Wings

Easy crispy oven-baked chicken wings with dipping sauce

Easy Crispy Chicken Wings are the kind of thing you make on days you really don’t feel like cooking. You just shake the jointed chicken wings in a bag of seasoned flour, spray with cooking spray, and stick ‘em in the oven for half an hour. And the bonus is that no one will know …

Ashkenazi, Food Science, Main courses, Shabbos

Cholent: Meal in a Crockpot

Plate of cholent with garnish

Cholent, that rib-sticking Jewish Sabbath stew with its beef, barley, and beans, and overnight cooking, is the central focus of an old joke. A priest complains to a rabbi about his incessant insomnia. The rabbi says, “I have the perfect remedy: cholent. Eat it and you’ll sleep like a baby!” The rabbi gives the priest …

Ashkenazi, Main courses, Rosh Hashana

Classic Brisket to Freeze

slicing brisket

With Rosh Hashana around the corner, canny chefs prepare dishes that can freeze to relieve some of the pressure of cooking for so many festive meals for so many people. Meat freezes very well, so it’s a good choice for this purpose. And while some people like fancy shmancy food at the holidays, others are …