Category: Parve

Healthy, Parve, Shabbos

Recipe: Spinach-Stuffed Mushrooms

Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms make an elegant starter or even a side for any Shabbat or festive meal. They are a lot easier to make than you might suspect. I like to use frozen chopped spinach to save time. I just thaw and squeeze out the excess liquid before continuing with the recipe. If you have leftover …

Easy, Parve

Recipe: Thanksgiving Craisin Slaw

Purple slaw with cranberries

Nothing goes with turkey and all the fixings of Thanksgiving like a sweet and tangy slaw with craisins. This one fits the bill, though it cannot be made more than 6 hours in advance or it goes all soggy and loses its crisp, crunchy, and craisin-chewy charm. A guest once described this slaw as “So …

Ashkenazi, Desserts, Parve

Nut Rolls to Fill That Empty Freezer

Nut rolls

Now that the Jewish high holidays are over, we can breathe a sigh of relief. The cooking marathon is over. Alas, our freezers are empty and we have nothing to serve our guests and grandchildren when they come to visit. Enter nut roll cakes to the rescue. The cake rolls aren’t difficult to make, and …

Ashkenazi, Easy, Parve, Rosh Hashana, Sukkot, Yom Kippur

Makeahead Parve Apple Noodle Kugel

Apple Noodle Kugel

Rosh Hashana is all about apples and hey, why not? It’s apple season. While we are sad to say goodbye to summer fruit, we are happy to welcome this new friend, which pairs so well with cinnamon. This kugel calls for a full tablespoon of this warm spice, so it is really for cinnamon lovers. …

Parve, Rosh Hashana

Sweet Potato Soufflé: Make Ahead Side Dish for the Holidays

sweet potato souffle

It’s no easy feat preparing for a two-day holiday like Rosh Hashana. That’s why it’s good to cook whatever freezes well, in advance. Sweet potato soufflé fits the bill. You freeze it in the baking pan without the streusel topping. Thaw it overnight in the fridge. Add the streusel and bake. Easy peasy. Not to …

Desserts, Parve

Parve Molten Lava Chocolate Cakes

molten chocolate cake

Back in the 1990s, Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten created the original molten hot chocolate cake, with that center that just oozes hot chocolate all over your plate. You have to be doing hardcore penance to pass on dessert when this amazing chocolate treat is on offer. But if you keep kosher, you know the frustration that …

Good for You, Healthy, Israeli food, Parve, Sephardi, Shabbos, Technique

Matbucha: The Summer Bright Tomato and Roasted Pepper Salad

Matbucha garnished with cashew nuts

Now is when we finally get those beautiful, summer-ripened tomatoes. That is when we can rejoice in the flavor of a truly remarkable ingredient that is at its peak. And we need something like that in the summer heat. A salad like this matbucha just perks up your taste buds. Great with challah at the …

Desserts, Easy, Parve, Purim

Very Good Parve Thumbprint Cookies

thumbprint cookies

Feeling a little bored with my usual cookie recipes, I looked through my scrapbook and found the Epicurious recipe for Siobhan’s Thumbprint Cookies. I tried this recipe to use up leftover apricot filling after making Purim hamantashen. I was looking for something not too difficult to execute after the tedious work of rolling out, filling, …