Category: Appetizers

Appetizers, Parve, Technique

Quick Deviled Eggs (with 6 Ingredients You Probably Already Have in Your Pantry)

deviled eggs on plate lined with greens

Deviled eggs are an old-fashioned dish—the kind you shouldn’t mess with. Don’t try to innovate or add unusual (read “weird”) ingredients. Just stick to the tried and true: eggs, mayo, grated onion, Tabasco, and some good Dijon mustard. Maybe just a touch of salt. Sprinkle the top with sweet paprika and Bob’s your uncle, as …

Appetizers, Healthy, Main courses, Snack

White Bean and Roasted Garlic Dip with Gremolata

White bean roasted garlic gremolata dip

During the 9 Days before Tisha B’Av, we refrain from eating meat. After a day or so, we get sick of fish, and are hardpressed to come up with meals that supply sufficient protein and still satisfy our carnivorous druthers. This white bean dip with roasted garlic and gremolata, an Italian term for a mix …

Appetizers, Obscure, Parve, Salads, Snack

Waste Not, Want Not Watermelon Rind Pickles

watermelon rind pickles in dish and jar watermelon alongside

Maybe it’s because our parents or grandparents lived through the Great Depression, but some of us find any kind of waste a bit hard to bear. Take dryer lint, for example. It always seems like there should be something to do with it. Insulation?? Art? Something. So it is with watermelon rind, something you know …

Appetizers, Good for You, Rosh Hashana

Butternut Squash and Spinach Salad with Sesame and Honey Dressing

butternut squash and spinach salad

Canny cooks like to incorporate symbolic foods into salads to be served at the beginning of the Rosh Hashanah meal, such as this butternut squash and spinach salad. The symbolic foods have accompanying verses we recite at the table that play on the names of each food. In this recipe, butternut squash stands in for …

Appetizers, Easy, Israeli food, Main courses

Moshe B’Tayva: The Israeli Version of Pigs in Blankets

moshe b'tayva (pigs in blankets)

In Israel, those wonderful dough-wrapped frankfurters are called “Moshe B’Tayva,” or loosely: “Moses in the Basket.” You wouldn’t expect Jews to name a dish after pigs, now would you?? But essentially, these treats are as well beloved and easy to make, as they are in America. After all, “A rose by any other name would …