Creative latke variations are all the rage, so Stephanie decided to try her hand at her own version: the latke shakshuka. When potato pancakes meet these tomato sauce-poached eggs, magic happens.
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Shakshuka is a traditional Middle Eastern dish of poached eggs sitting atop of a bed of peppers and onions in a spicy tomato sauce. This flexible and delicious dish lends itself to unique inspirational twists, including adding a traditional latke to the mix.
On their recent vacation Stephanie and her family didn’t just travel through Israel; they also traveled through time. Visiting Abraham’s tent in the desert they enjoyed this chicken with date syrup.
Silan is a rich syrup made from dates. Dates, native to Israel, impart a pleasant sweetness to the chicken. You can find silan at the local kosher markets, but stay away from the varieties with added sugar—those can be too sweet and lack the authentic flavor of the kind found in Israel.
Stephanie can’t wait for her family’s trip to Israel—except for the 10-hour flight. In anticipation, she prepared activities and snacks for the journey, including tasty gluten-free granola clusters.
Gluten-free granola is the perfect take-along snack, especially on road trips and long flights. It keeps well and is easy to eat on the go, and its high protein count staves off hunger pangs—and hopefully the ubiquitous “Are we there yet?”
Tasked with bringing a dessert—gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free; oh, and delicious, too—to a summer gathering, Stephanie turns to coconut milk to make a delicious ice cream treat for all.
Pareve, gluten-free, nut-free and soy-free desserts are hard to come by. Fortunately, the mighty coconut provides a creamy, delicious solution. This recipe works for making ice cream sandwiches, too! Just place a scoop between two of your favorite cookies after you churn the mixture and then freeze until ready to serve.
Stephanie’s grandmother was known for her strong and feisty personality and a never-ending supply of margarine tubs full of an eggplant dip she once tasted at a wedding.
My grandmother’s signature dish was so simple, but one she lovingly made for each of her children and grandchildren. This healthy treat can be enjoyed warm over pasta or as a cold dip.