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Sarah Newman

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About the Author

Sarah NewmanSarah Newman is the founder of Neesh Noosh: Finding Faith in Food. She recently worked with JFE® to put together value cards representing essential values we can explore, practice and reflect upon every time we eat.

Vegan Blintzes

Recipe by Sarah Newman

Vegan Blintzes

Blintzes are a Jewish favorite, especially for Shavuot, but when it comes to adopting a vegan diet, they’re usually among the first dish to go. Not anymore with this plant-based version! Batter recipe adapted from All Recipes and filling adapted from Tori Avey.

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Turrón (Spanish Nougat)

Recipe by Sarah Newman

<em>Turrón</em> (Spanish Nougat)

This recipe for traditional Spanish nougat is adapted from A Drizzle of Honey. I am not a candy maker and found that you need to be focused while preparing it or it will become an unmanageable sticky mess. I used aquafaba (the liquid from a can of chickpeas) to replace the recipe’s egg whites, and

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Nina’s Apple Cake

Recipe by Sarah Newman

Nina’s Apple Cake

For decades, Nina and Leon Merrick have brought not just a freshly baked cake to meals, but also countless stories of Poland, Ukraine, Russia and extended family across the globe—all peppered with the underlying strength, determination and calmness about the calamities they have survived. Despite it all, they exude joy and warmth—just like this modest,

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Vegan Cholent

Recipe by Sarah Newman

Vegan Cholent

I use a lot of cremini mushrooms in my recipe, but any type of mushroom works to bring a rich, savory flavor to this dish. I also try to use the tastiest and most interesting beans available, many of them heirlooms from a California company called Rancho Gordo. You can use any type of dried

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Cholent, with a Change

by Sarah Newman

Cholent, with a Change

Cholent, the traditional slow-cooked Shabbat dish, doesn’t have to be heavy on meat and eggs, as Sarah’s vegan version—inspired by her diverse cholent experiences around the world—shows.

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