Author: Eliyahu Mintz

Main courses, Parve

Black Beans and Rice

black beans and rice with avocado in a burrito

This lunch dish is a complete protein even without the cheese, and it’s so flavorful you won’t miss the meat. For fans of Mexican food, and in particular for vegetarians, this South of the Border-inspired meal-in-a-pot is comfort food at its best. Younger diners like to roll this into tortillas, using the grated cheese as …

Ashkenazi, Easy, Shabbos

Eggs and Onion: Chopped Liver Without the Liver

Eggs and onion on a slice of baguette garnished with parsley

We are like every other Jewish home, always looking for a new or interesting forshpeis. Just recently, we remembered eggs and onion, which is basically chopped liver without the liver. You put together some sieved, chopped, or mashed hardboiled egg (however your mom did it), with some raw chopped onion, and some schmaltz to bind …

Easy, Parve, Shabbos, Sides

Luscious Zucchini Kugel (P)

parve zucchini kugel

Looking for a new, parve side for Shabbos? Trying to find a way to get your family to eat more green vegetables? This kugel is for you, Dear Reader, raising boring old zucchini to fabulous new heights. Bonus? It’s easy to prepare, especially if you use a food processor for slicing the zucchini. Zucchini Kugel …

Desserts, Easy, Parve, Shabbos

Homey Applesauce Cake

applesauce cake

Our go-to dessert when we want something easy and homey is this simple applesauce cake with its moist and tender crumb. After many years of experimentation, we decided to leave the raisins out and substitute cornstarch for some of the flour to lighten the texture. The result is a cake that practically melts in one’s …

Easy, Healthy, Soup

Brown Rice and Tomato Soup

brown rice and tomato soup

While it’s not really appropriate for the low carb high fat people, this hearty brown rice and tomato soup is easy-to-make, stick-to-the-ribs deliciousness. It’s also the perfect vehicle for lots and lots of grated cheese, so you get that lovely stringy melted cheese topping on every piping hot bowl of soup. We have this often …

Easy, Main courses

Recipe: Salami and Eggs

plate of salami and eggs

Sometimes, you want something hot and filling without any fuss or fancy ingredients. And sometimes pasta or potatoes just don’t cut it and we want meat. Since most of us have salami and eggs in our refrigerators, this American Jewish dish has become a staple for quick, weeknight suppers. Anyone can make it, including people …

LCHF, Main courses

Recipe: Low Carb Chili Con Carne with Kohlrabi “Beans”

Chili

This awesome chili was concocted while observing a low carb high fat diet, but having developed a fierce hankering for a bowl of chili. Beans are high in carbohydrates, but we had two kohlrabi bulbs sitting in the fridge, waiting for me to become inspired. I peeled and chopped the kohlrabi, threw it into the …

Chanuka, Main courses

Braised Beef Short Ribs with Red Wine Reduction: The Right Sort of Roast for Chanukah

braised beef short ribs with mashed potatoes

Everyone knows about having latkes for Chanukah, how these potato pancakes symbolize the miracle of the oil lasting for 8 days, just long enough to get some more of the right kind of oil to rededicate the Temple in Jerusalem. But there is a further custom among many to eat fatty meat for the same …