Category: Parve

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, …

Parve, Shabbos, Technique

Don’t Ditch That Starter: Make This Flavorful Challah [Recipe]

Napkin covered challahs on table set for Shabbat

Those of us whose parents lived through the Depression, have an aversion to throwing away food. That makes it difficult if you’re into making sourdough bread. In order to keep a sourdough starter going, you throw some out and feed only a small portion each week. Otherwise, it would grow enormous and you’d never use …

Parve, Technique

Picnic Ready! Easy Sweet Potato Biscuits

sweet potato biscuits

Gearing up for a recent family celebration to be held as a picnic in a public space, I wondered what to serve to accompany my famous fried chicken. I didn’t want to schlep plates and utensils. I wanted everything to be stuff you can eat with your hands. Then it hit me: the perfect accompaniment: …

Good for You, Healthy, Main courses, Parve, Technique

Slow-Roasted Salmon with Lemon and Thyme

Salmon roasted with thyme

After all that heavy holiday food, we could all stand for something a little lighter on the tummy. Something that says spring, like, for instance, salmon. This slow-roasted rendition leaves the fish mouthwateringly juicy and full of bright lemon flavor. Slow-Roasted Salmon with Lemon and Thyme Yield: 4 servings Ingredients: 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive …

Desserts, Easy, Parve, Passover

4-Ingredient Passover Chocolate Torte

4-ingredient passover chocolate torte

This chocolate torte has been our Passover Seder dessert several years running. I like to make an icing for it, as it is not too sweet, but very dense and fudgy and satisfying. But a sprinkle of powder sugar, some berries or a mint sprig make a simple but beautiful garnish without the patchke. 4-Ingredient …

Easy, Good for You, Healthy, Israeli food, Parve, Sephardi

Going for the Crunch: Fennel Salad

2 fennel bulbs

For some people, giving up carbs is difficult because it means giving up sweets, while for others, it’s about giving up crunchy, salty snack foods. One great low-carb solution to the need for crunch is fennel, with its celery-like texture, and mild licorice flavor. Because the taste of fennel is so subtle, like chicken, it …