Category Archives: Side Dishes

Squash Soup Meat

Butternut Squash Soup with Chickpeas

Posted in: Appetizers

Today’s 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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Spinach matzo mina

Spinach Matzo Mina

Posted in: Dairy

This week, we are focusing on Seder entrées. I have many vegetarian friends, so I thought I’d offer a veggie option—the matzo mina. A matzo mina is a Sephardic layered pie, somewhat like lasagna, in which matzos are substituted for noodles. Some are made with ground meat, some with eggplant. Today’s recipe is a vegetarian …

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Israeli Salad

Israeli Salad

Posted in: Appetizers

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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Tahini Sauce

Tahini Sauce

Posted in: Gluten Free

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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