Category: Purim

Desserts, Easy, Parve, Purim

Bourbon Balls (No Baking)

bourbon balls

Bourbon balls came to mind while brainstorming items to put in Purim gift packages (mishlochei manot or “shalach manos”). These fudgy, moist treats pack an alcoholic wallop. They make a lot at one time, and they look like you patchked for hours, but they’re the easiest thing in the world to make–you don’t even bake …

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, …

Good for You, LCHF, Purim

Cauliflower Tabbouleh: An Old Favorite with a Low Carb Twist

Cauliflower rice tabbouleh, in wooden bowl

A lot of us are doing low carb diets, because, well, they work. It is difficult giving up all those favorite foods. Which is why it’s fun to find a substitute for a beloved Middle Eastern bulgur wheat salad, tabbouleh, made with raw cauliflower “rice.” We had it at our Purim meal: a perfect “nafochu,” …

Ashkenazi, Good for You, Israeli food, Purim, Sephardi

Zesty Purim Chickpeas

Pot of chickpeas in a zesty tomato sauce

Boiled chickpeas seasoned with salt and pepper are traditional in the Ashkenazi kitchen for Purim. This custom reminds us that Esther, forced to live in King Ahashuerus’ palace, according to tradition ate nothing but legumes, in order to remain kosher. Chickpeas are fun to eat plain, but why not try a spicier rendition this year, …

Ashkenazi, Desserts, Purim

Hamantashen for Purim!

Hamantashen cookies on a cake plate

Ever notice how awful hamantashen are, no matter whether they are commercial or homemade? Well, not these babies. These traditional Jewish cookies are thin-crusted, crisp, and delicious. They’re also a lot of work, but worth it!! Hamantashen Make the dough and filling and chill at least one day before you make these traditional cookies. Ingredients …