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Edible Parsha Project: Sukkot

October 7, 2014, by

Shabbat fun for children is given a fresh and tasty twist with Edible Parsha projects. These easy to create, hands-on treats are based within context of weekly Torah portion for children of all ages and stages. Edible Parsha is a creation by Batya Jacob, director of the International Jewish Resource Center for Inclusion and Special

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

October 7, 2014, by

A traditional food for Simchat Torah, stuffed cabbage provides a hearty and sustaining meal full of nutrients such asvitamin C, cancer-fighting phytochemicals, potassium, and fiber. This dish is a tradition handed down from generation to generation, some saying it is eaten now because the shape resembles a Torah scroll while others argue that the dish

Slice of Life: Challah

October 7, 2014, by

Sometimes, when time is short at the end of the week I buy my challah. Please don’t judge me, I just run out of timeand it’s just, well, easier. Not necessarily tastier than homemade challah, just easier. Fast forward to the holidays and OMG I have to have sooooo many challahs to make and everyone

Kreplach Time

October 1, 2014, by

What’s for lunch? Kreplach are on the menu this Friday. A traditional food before Yom Kippur, kreplach are meat-filled dough dumplings served in soup that can provide the necessary carbohydrates and protein to sustain one throughout the fast. They serve both a physical and a spiritual purpose, symbolizing our hopes that G-d will envelop His

Slice of Life: Fine Wining

September 30, 2014, by

With so many great meals to serve this holiday season it stands to reason that you’re going to want some really special wine to enhance them. We’ve long ago passed the day when Mogen David was the standard for kosher wine. There are dozens of upscale and/or boutique wines that can hold their own against

Slice of Life: Applesauce

September 23, 2014, by

In the midst of preparing for yontif there is one food item that (in my opinion) is almost always purchased and rarely homemade. I’m talking about apple sauce. Quite frankly, it’s just sad because the homemade applesauce is easy, easy, super easy to make and the taste is awesome. It’s that wonderful comfort food we

Sweet Seeds

September 18, 2014, by

Pomegranates! A sweet and juicy fruit symbolic of our hopes that this year we will come before the heavenly court with abundant merits, even more abundant than the seeds in a pomegranate! They are a rich source of antioxidants studied for their positive effects in the body in terms of blood vessels, cholesterol, and slowing

Slice of Life: Grin and Pear It

September 17, 2014, by

You know how when you were growing up there was always the popular girl or guy that has the almost-as-popular best friend or side kick? Well, that’s kind of how it is with the apple and the pear. This time of year, most everyone I know is trying their best to incorporate the apple (and

Sensational Sweet Potatoes

September 11, 2014, by

Sweet potatoes are some of nature’s finest treats and can accompany your Rosh Hashanah table with style. They contribute as a sweet and nutritious side dish, satisfying as well as bursting with calcium, potassium, and vitamins A and C. Try this version of the traditional sweet potato for this holiday season! Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Ingredients

Don’t Sell These Cakes Short

September 8, 2014, by

Desserts are always a part of the holidays–not that we need them after the soup, fish, salad, sides, main course and challah. Still, dessert is, well, expected. So…cookies? Sure, always good but been there, done that. Sponge cake? Maybe but I’m sort of tired of it. Apple cake? Expected and BORING. Honey cake? Seriously, does