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Better-for-You Granola

Recipe by Stacey Viera

Better-for-You Granola

For a better granola bar option, try making one at home. This granola is “better” thanks to the additional protein and a crunchy texture from the sunflower seeds and nuts as well as whole grains and fiber from the oats. Olive oil lends mono- and polyunsaturated fats, which are a more nutritious choice and better

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Barley Muffins

Recipe by Stacey Viera

Barley Muffins

For an even-better-than-granola recipe that’s portable and includes six of the seven species (you could add pomegranate arils, too), try these muffins. Barley is a whole grain and an excellent source of fiber, vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. Look for hulled barley to get more of the nutrient-rich outer bran layer, but pearl barley is also

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Mandelkrans (Swedish Almond Wreaths)

Recipe by Darra Goldstein

<i>Mandelkrans</i> (Swedish Almond Wreaths)

From Sheilah Kaufman: Thankfully, the art of baking is alive and well in Scandinavia, where coffee breaks are a cherished part of the day. Darra says, “Anything with almond paste makes me swoon, and this beautiful wreath is a particular favorite.”

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Vegan Sweet Noodle Kugel

Recipe by Sarah Newman

Vegan Sweet Noodle Kugel

Eating less meat and dairy, or even being fully vegan, does not mean forsaking all of one’s favorite Shabbat and holiday dishes. We pass down and make family recipes because such dishes are integral to our memories and experiences. Recipes evolve and change through generations. Cuisine is the food of a culture, and if Jews

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Chef Alex Levin’s Savta’s Kugel

Recipe by Alex Levin

Chef Alex Levin’s Savta’s Kugel

From Laura Kumin: Rich-tasting and not too sweet, this is the noodle pudding that chef Alex Levin’s grandmother made for several Jewish holidays as well as Sunday brunches. He tweaked the recipe and won Tzedek DC’s first celebrity chef kugel cook-off on Sept. 25. Notes: This will fit in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish (see the

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Kavkazi Fried Kurze (Meat-Filled Dumplings)

Recipe by Valeriya Nakshun

Kavkazi Fried <i>Kurze</i> (Meat-Filled Dumplings)

One of the most iconic dishes of Kavkazi (Mountain Jews) cuisine is called kurze (pronounced koor-zeh). Kurze are little, braided, meat-filled dumplings, and are perhaps an influence that came to our region from East and Central Asia. When done right, these dumplings have a light and soft-doughy shell and a juicy, melt-in-your-mouth meat filling. The

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Fried Cauliflower with Herbed Labneh

Recipe by Michael Solomonov

Fried Cauliflower with Herbed <i>Labneh</i>

This is by far the best-selling mezze of all time at Zahav, which is kind of a big deal because, come on, we’re talking about cauliflower. Fried cauliflower is a staple of falafel-shop salad bars, but it’s often undercooked, under-seasoned and limp from being fried too far ahead of time. Cauliflower is an amazing vegetable–you

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