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Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Recipe by Judith Rontal

Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Welcome in fall with the comfort of warm spices and sweet apples. Use the power of the slow cooker to turn even those sad, bruised apples into a smooth apple butter that’s perfect for your Rosh Hashanah meal and holiday snacks. Slather it on some challah or spoon it on top of a roast—there are

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Sweet and Sour Peach Ketchup

Recipe by Emily Paster

Sweet and Sour Peach Ketchup

The idea that ketchup is made with tomatoes is a fairly recent innovation. Ketchup, which is no more than a slow-simmered sauce made with fruit, vinegar and spices, had a long and storied history in Asia and Europe long before the people of those continents encountered tomatoes, which are, after all, a New World crop.

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Cranberry Applesauce

Recipe by Emily Paster

Cranberry Applesauce

Applesauce is one of the best-known and best-loved Jewish preserves because it is one of the two traditional toppings for potato pancakes or latkes. (The other being sour cream. The arguments over which topping is better can get rather heated.) Latkes are a Jewish deli staple, but are perhaps best known as the traditional dish

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Moroccan-Flavored Tofu with Apricots, Olives and Almonds

Recipe by Nava Atlas

Moroccan-Flavored Tofu with Apricots, Olives and Almonds

Bursting with an offbeat combination of flavors, this dish is inspired by a classic Moroccan recipe. It most resembles the classic tagine, a stew-like dish with salty, sweet and tart flavors. Most of the traditional ingredients remain in this veganized recipe; the baked tofu stands in for the chicken customarily used in this dish. Don’t

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Seven-Vegetable Couscous

Recipe by Nava Atlas

Seven-Vegetable Couscous

Seven is a lucky number in Jewish tradition, so a soup or stew featuring seven vegetables is a Rosh Hashanah favorite among Sephardic Jews. With Moroccan origins, this bountiful, colorful tribute to the harvest is perfect for the holiday table, but you can enjoy it any time. What has been Americanized is preparing the couscous

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Badımcan Kürüsü (Eggplant Caviar)

Recipe by Feride Buyuran

<em>Badımcan Kürüsü</em> (Eggplant Caviar)

It’s no wonder that the passion for this delicious spread/appetizer spans lands beyond the Caucasus, where eggplant caviar is believed to have originated. Where exactly it was born is uncertain. Prepared the Azerbaijani way, eggplant caviar gets its delectable flavor from roasted eggplant and peppers, juicy tomatoes and sweet onions, slowly simmered into a silky

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Bee’s Sneeze Nuggets

Recipe by Dorie Greenspan

Bee’s Sneeze Nuggets

These were inspired by a drink served at Booker and Dax, a cocktail bar in New York City. When my friend Rebekah ordered the Bee’s Sneeze, I looked at the ingredient list, took a sip and immediately wanted to turn it into a cookie. While the gin wasn’t obvious cookie material, everything else in the

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Roasted Carrot and Sweet Potato Tzimmes

Recipe by Amelia Saltsman

Roasted Carrot and Sweet Potato <em>Tzimmes</em>

Tzimmes is an Eastern European stew of carrots and/or sweet potatoes and prunes traditionally cooked with beef flanken, often sweetened with brown or white sugar and sometimes thickened with flour. In Yiddish, the word tzimmes means “a big fuss,” probably because of all the work required to make the old-style dish. This version couldn’t be

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Israeli Healthy Baby Mush

Recipe by Joshua Rosenstein

Israeli Healthy Baby Mush

This is a popular dish for Israeli babies, as it combines grains (pick the one of your choice—in Israel, it’s usually made with ptitim, or Israeli couscous) and vegetables. If you prefer, add half a cup of red lentils at the very beginning (you’ll need about one-fourth cup extra water), and skip the tahini.

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Mama Chia Parfait with Herbed Compote and Almond Crumbles

Recipe by Jodi Balis

Mama Chia Parfait with Herbed Compote and Almond Crumbles

Here is one food ritual I love offering new moms. Each ingredient in this seder-inspired food ritual and sweet treat honors mom, family and community and is to be savored. (It’s delicious for non-mothers, too!) A Post-Birth Food Ritual for Mothers May you find balance and healing. May you be grounded. May you find moments

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