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Easy No-Bake Chocolate Matzo Cake

This fun and easy no-bake “cake” was invented because of the Passover restriction on leavening agents, which makes baking tough. It only has three ingredients, and it takes about 10 minutes to prepare. It requires no baking because it sets in the refrigerator. I know the kosher wine sounds like a bizarre ingredient, but combined with …

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Roasted Pepper Salad

A colorful vegan salad with bell peppers, olive oil, garlic, and salt. Simple and addicting side dish. Vegan, Gluten Free, Kosher, Pareve.

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Roasted Bell Peppers on Grill

How to Roast Bell Peppers

4 easy methods to make soft, smoky roasted bell peppers – with your oven or broiler, gas stovetop, grill or open flame. Seeding, peeling, tutorial.

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Heirloom Israeli Salad

Heirloom Israeli Salad

Recipe for Israeli Salad with heirloom tomatoes, kalamata olives, fresh parsley, olive oil, and lemon juice. Kosher, Pareve, Gluten Free, Vegan

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Israeli Salad

Israeli Salad

This salad recipe from Israel is versatile and tasty. Persian cucumbers, tomatoes, parsley, olive oil, lemon juice, onion. Vegan, kosher, pareve

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Shabbat Shalom

In our household, Erev Shabbat (the Eve of the Sabbath) is my favorite night of the week.  We usually spend the evening at home with family, and I like to cook a special meal for us to share. I always serve comfort food– no counting calories. It’s a time for togetherness, when you can sit …

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Matzo Brei

Learn to make Matzo Brei, an Ashkenazi Passover breakfast dish with matzo, eggs, applesauce and sour cream. Kosher, Dairy, Deli Favorites.

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Tahini Sauce

Tahini Sauce

Learn to make authentic tahini sauce from sesame paste, lemon, garlic, water and salt. Easy recipe, all you need is a blender. Kosher, Pareve.

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Shiksa Matzo Ball Soup

It’s been a soupy few days here at The Shiksa Blog, so I thought I’d finish the week by sharing my “Shiksa Matzo Ball Soup” recipe with you.  I make this soup at least once a month.  For the Passover Seder, I cook two or three large stockpots full.  And somehow, we never seem to …

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This chicken stock is from my "Shiksa Matzo Ball Soup" recipe.

The Shiksa’s “Stock Secrets”

No, I’m not going to share my stock trading tips with you.  I have none.  The stock market is way too risky for this Shiksa.  I’m talking about chicken soup stock, of course! There is nothing so delicious on a cold winter’s day than a piping hot bowl of chicken soup—and every yummy pot of …

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These are the simple ingredients used in my "Shiksa Brisket" recipe.

Slow Cooker Brisket

I promised yesterday that I would share one of my slow cooker brisket recipes with you, so here you go! This is a salty brisket (no sweetness in the sauce).  It’s super easy to make, just pop it in the slow cooker in the morning and let it cook.  Your kitchen will smell delicious all …

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Slicing the brisket I made for our Ashkenazi feast.

Let’s Talk Brisket

Last Friday, I helped prepare a traditional Ashkenazi feast with my friend Etti Hadar and her family. I’ll be blogging about the experience later this week, when I’ve had a chance to download all the pictures we took. A couple of weeks ago, when we were planning the meal, I asked Etti if I could …

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