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Emily Landsman

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About the Author

Emily LandsmanAfter a decade with local government, Emily Landsman found her second career in the food world. She has served as marketing and creative director for a number of well known small food companies in the DC area. Emily has a BA and MPA from The George Washington University and a graduate certificate in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems.

Many Bean Soup

Recipe by Emily Landsman

Many Bean Soup

This is a great way to clear out some of those staples we all keep in the pantry, like dry beans, canned veggies and stock. You can easily adapt this recipe to your tastes, including leaving the meat out altogether if desired.

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Use It or Lose It

by Emily Landsman

Use It or Lose It

In 2020, challenge yourself to waste less, whether that involves buying less clothing and toys or throwing out less food. Check out these tips for using more of your fruits and vegetables.

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Hearty Greens Soup

Recipe by Emily Landsman

Hearty Greens Soup

I think that throwing out broccoli stems and kale ribs is one of the great shames of our culinary lives. That’s why I came up with this simple recipe for an easy and hearty pareve vegetable soup starring greens and their ribs.

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Gleaning in the Sun

by Emily Landsman

Gleaning in the Sun

Gleaning is an ancient concept (that appears in the Torah!), but it exists in the present, too. Through DC Central Kitchen, volunteers pick and donate produce that would otherwise rot on the field.

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Lemon Cheese Blintzes and Soufflé

Recipe by Emily Landsman

Lemon Cheese Blintzes and Soufflé

Blintzes are a Jewish American staple for the Yom Kippur break-fast and Shavuot. Not sure how to make them? Scroll down to the bottom of the recipe for a video that shows how I make them and then takes it one step further by baking them up into an especially tasty blintz soufflé.

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Schmaltz and Gribenes

Recipe by Emily Landsman

<em>Schmaltz</em> and <em>Gribenes</em>

Ah, schmaltz. That golden cooking fat so engrained in our Jewish culinary history. We now know that animal fats are not our healthiest options, but that makes schmaltz even more special to pull out for holiday dishes a few times a year. Don’t even think about what you’re eating when you snack on some delicious

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Zucchini and Cheddar Latkes

Recipe by Emily Landsman

Zucchini and Cheddar Latkes

This recipe is adapted from A First Jewish Holiday Cookbook by Chaya M. Burstein, which has been out of print for years. I used to read it every night to fall asleep when I was little. Scroll down to the bottom of this post for a video of me making the latkes.

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Emily’s Challah (#ChashtagChallah)

Recipe by Emily Landsman

Emily’s Challah (#ChashtagChallah)

About a year ago, I came up with a goal for myself: to participate in a Shabbat dinner every week, just like I did growing up, but to spend them all with friends. I now have regular invites for dinner, but they all come with a catch: I have to bring the homemade challah. My

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