Category Archives: Side Dishes

Whitefish salad on egg bagel with lox, cream cheese, and sliced onion

Whitefish Salad

Posted in: Appetizers

The history of smoked fish and appetizing. Learn a recipe for Jewish whitefish salad with celery and herbs. Kosher, dairy or pareve.

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Falafel 10

Falafel

Posted in: Appetizers

How to make crispy, delicious Middle Eastern Falafel the traditional way with chickpeas and spices. Includes step-by-step photos and recipes.

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Cheese Latkes

Cheese Latkes

Posted in: Appetizers

Learn the history of latkes, dating back to 13th century Italy. Includes recipe for Italian-style ricotta cheese latkes. Kosher, dairy, Hanukkah.

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Hummus 2

Classic Hummus

Posted in: Appetizers

Learn to make traditional Middle Eastern hummus dip with perfectly balanced flavors, much cheaper than store-bought hummus. Kosher, Pareve.

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Mujadara 2

Mujadara

Posted in: Entrees

Learn to make mujadara in the traditional Indian style – fluffy white basmati rice, tender brown lentils, cumin & salt with caramelized onions.

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Squash Soup Meat

Butternut Squash Soup with Chickpeas

Posted in: Appetizers

Today‚Äôs recipe is a soup that I adapted from an old Sephardic Israeli family recipe. It utilizes two popular Middle Eastern ingredients, chickpeas and butternut squash, to create a hearty soup that is low in calories and full of fiber. The natural sweetness of the squash really compliments the nutty flavor of the chickpeas. The …

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Creamy Noodle Kugel

Creamy Noodle Kugel

Posted in: Dairy

Nothing says “Jewish holidays” quite like a delicious slice of noodle kugel! Kugel is a quintessentially Jewish dish similar to a thick noodle casserole. Kugels can range from sweet to savory, dry to moist, dense to fluffy. Some people like it topped with cornflakes, some with graham crackers, some with cinnamon sugar. Some people like …

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