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Shabbat

Beer Braised Brisket of Beef

Recipe by Robert Rosenthal

Beer Braised Brisket of Beef

This delicious and simple recipe transforms an ordinary piece of meat into an extraordinary meal. And there are 10 good reasons to do it. It is easy to make. (And hard to screw up.) It’s inexpensive. It requires only one pot. It produces its own glorious gravy. It makes your house smell really, really good.

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Strawberry Lemon Balm Popsicles

Recipe by Tanya Tolchin

Strawberry Lemon Balm Popsicles

Popsicles are almost synonymous with summer. I recently treated my kids (read: myself) to a new set of colorful silicone popsicle molds. They create the push-up-style popsicle, and I like that they are not made of plastic. Popsicles are super easy to personalize with endless variations. We have made a few batches using our own

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Israeli Salad

Recipe by Chef Rossi

Israeli Salad

From Michele Amira: Much like Chef Rossi’s Israeli salad, she is bold, raw and full of flavor. Chef Rossi (yes, she only has one name) has been the food writer of the “Eat Me” column for Bust magazine since 1998, hosts her own hit radio show on WOMR and WFMR in Cape Cod called “Bite This,”

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Herby Dolmas

Recipe by Michele Amira

Herby <em>Dolmas</em>

Dolmas (also called dolmades) are common in Mediterranean countries and are a favorite of Persian and Balkan Jews. You can find them on most mezze platters in Israel, and these days they’re even pretty popular and well known in the US, though primarily found at Greek restaurants. When I make dolmas with my mom for family

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Breakfast-in-Bed Apple Cake

Recipe by Judith Rontal

Breakfast-in-Bed Apple Cake

This apple cake actually tastes better the next day, so no need to wake up early to have it ready for brunch. My favorite part about this recipe is how adaptable it is. Want to make it healthier? Swap in some whole wheat flour or use some applesauce instead of oil. You can even reduce

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Chinese Chicken Salad

Recipe by Abby Cherner

Chinese Chicken Salad

Full of vegetables and chicken (you can substitute tofu), this one-dish meal is as healthful as it is easy. Chopping the vegetables is a fun group project and makes prep even faster. To round out the meal, serve the salad with eggrolls and/or dumplings available in the freezer section of your local health food store.

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Slightly Sweet and Sour Cabbage

Recipe by Joan Nathan

Slightly Sweet and Sour Cabbage

This recipe comes from Sara Yaech, a woman whom I met on a trip to Havana the week before Barack Obama visited Cuba. Descended on her father’s side from Turkish Jews who came from Istanbul to this Spanish-speaking country in the 1920s, Sara grew up with Turkish and Ladino food. An amazingly alive woman in

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Libyan Saefra, King Solomon’s Cake

Recipe by Joan Nathan

Libyan <em>Saefra</em>, King Solomon’s Cake

Many families in Libya used to squeeze oranges and bottle the juice to be used all year round. According to Claudia Roden, in her magnificent Book of Jewish Food, using oranges in cakes was a particularly Jewish practice. These cakes, usually prepared with the tart Seville oranges that had to be boiled for hours to

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Cuban Mojo Chicken

Recipe by KOL Foods

Cuban Mojo Chicken

Recipe submitted by Rabbi and Chef Avi Levy, who hosts the popular online kosher cooking video series, Avi’s Kosher Kitchen on YouTube. Avi has worked as a kosher butcher and as a chef in numerous restaurants and catering venues. His signature dishes often combine a Spanish and tropical influence with American and Israeli traditions.

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