New potatoes—those dug just a few days before cooking—are a whole different story than the usual varieties you find at the supermarket. They are full of moisture and will cook up very fast. Poke often while boiling, as they will soften faster than you expect.
Roasted beets and sweet potatoes are a wonderful combination in a hearty salad. Served slightly warm or at room temperature, this salad will liven any summertime buffet or picnic with its bold colors and delicious flavors. The Creamy Kale Sauce becomes a simple dressing with a few additional pantry ingredients.
Creamy Kale Sauce is my “mother sauce” for a variety of recipes. It is versatile and comes together easily in the food processor. Make it spicy by adding a pinch or two of cayenne pepper!
Homemade bean-based veggie burger recipes are easy to find online. This recipe is unique with its addition of chopped kale, which boosts nutrition and flavor! I like to double the recipe and freeze the baked burgers to have on hand for a quick lunch or light dinner.
Whenever I think of gefilte fish, I think of the Japanese version of fish cakes that I grew up with: kamaboko. Coincidentally, when you search for “gefilte fish” online, kamaboko also shows up as one of the few other similar fish cake dishes in the world (and vice versa). Kamaboko is a cured and processed seafood…
Traditional flavors of tomatoes, onions, and garlic meet nontraditional smoked salt and chipotle pepper for a spectacular smoky and spicy vegetarian version of black-eyed peas—a symbolic Rosh Hashanah food in some Sephardic Jewish communities. A dollop of labneh (optional) nicely unites the flavors and nods to the stew’s Middle Eastern roots. Serve as a side…
This dish is also known as eggplant caviar, Ensalada de Berenjena a la Grega (the Ladino name for the Greek version) and Patlican Salatasi (in Turkish). I have found similar recipes for this garlicky dip or spread among Greek, Turkish and Israeli Jews. For me, it all started with my little (under five feet tall) Russian grandmother,…
Recipe contributed by Janet Getz, who adds: Serve cold. Great with berries! Double or triple recipe to serve a larger group. If you cannot find silken tofu at local stores, Mori-Nu brand is available online. Photo and notes by Linda Wolpert.
This smoothie was the last Mother’s Day gift I ever made for my mom. It’s bright and complex. Feel free to tinker with the amounts below to your liking. Add more ginger for more spice, more honey for more sweetness.
This dish encompasses many of the flavors I remember growing up with in Israel. I also remember experimenting with many of these ingredients when I began making meals for my family members starting when I was ten years old.