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Mediterranean Lunch Salad

Recipe by Chef Zipora Einav

Mediterranean Lunch Salad

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.

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Schav (Sour Grass)

Recipe by Jared Polis

<em>Schav</em> (Sour Grass)

Recipe from Rae Keller, Congressman Jared Polis’ late great-grandmother, reprinted from the 1974 The International Grandmothers’ Cookbook: Favorite Recipes of Grandmothers from Around the World by Eileen Weppner.

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Tofu–Kimchi Dumpling Filling

Recipe by Annabel Epstein

Tofu–Kimchi Dumpling Filling

Using the Szechuan flavor trifecta of ginger, garlic and scallions, any protein from ground chicken to tofu can be turned into dumpling filling. For my dumpling Shabbat, I made ginger-chicken, garlic-beef, tofu-kimchi and mushroom-cabbage fillings. The fillings stay fresh in the fridge for up to two days and are easiest to work with when chilled.

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Mushroom–Cabbage Dumpling Filling

Recipe by Annabel Epstein

Mushroom–Cabbage Dumpling Filling

Using the Szechuan flavor trifecta of ginger, garlic and scallions, any protein from ground chicken to tofu can be turned into dumpling filling. For my dumpling Shabbat, I made ginger-chicken, garlic-beef, tofu-kimchi and mushroom-cabbage fillings. The fillings stay fresh in the fridge for up to two days and are easiest to work with when chilled.

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Curried Lentils

Recipe by Judith Rontal

Curried Lentils

Winter is the season of soups, stews and never wanting to leave the comforts of your home. Warm up with these curried lentils that go from minimal pantry ingredients to steaming on your table in 30 minutes. Plus, the ginger is enough to put it in the running as its own Jewish penicillin.

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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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Ajvar (Balkan Eggplant Relish)

Recipe by Paula Wolfert

<i>Ajvar</i> (Balkan Eggplant Relish)

From Emily Kaiser Thelin: Food memories we form as children are often lodged so deeply in our minds, they can stay with us even though the fog of dementia. Alzheimer’s is said to attack the brain in the reverse order of the brain’s development through childhood and early adulthood, so early food memories can be

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Miso Ginger Zoodles

Recipe by Annabel Epstein

Miso Ginger Zoodles

This cold zoodle salad takes less than 15 minutes to throw together and also happens to be both vegan and gluten-free (check to make sure your miso is gluten-free). This doesn’t stop it from being absolutely delicious though. Inspired by cold sesame noodles, this dish is a healthier alternative and doesn’t require turning on the

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