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vegetables & legumes

Emergency Salad

Recipe by Laura Kumin

Emergency Salad

From Washington Women’s Cook Book, published by the Washington Equal Suffrage Association: The name Emergency Salad may not be in common use today, but it was a well-accepted term in the early 2oth century. One popular version, found in Good Housekeeping magazine in the summer of 1908, a community cookbook published in Macon, Georgia the

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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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Curried Spaghetti Squash Latkes

Recipe by Jessica Grosman

Curried Spaghetti Squash Latkes

There are millions of latke recipes for Chanukah, each with its own flavor twists. I like to include spices to make my recipes unique. The addition of curry powder and turmeric powder lends a gentle spiciness to these latkes. Spaghetti squash takes the place of traditional white potatoes, giving these latkes a beautiful golden hue

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Black Pepper Honey Fried Carrots

Recipe by Judith Rontal

Black Pepper Honey Fried Carrots

The miracle of Chanukah is alive in the air fryer, where a magical tiny amount of oil turns any vegetable or latke into a crispy fried treat. These carrots are sweet, spicy and the perfect crisp side to eight days of air-fried latkes.

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Mushroom Keftes de Prasa (Sephardic Leek Patties)

Recipe by Leah Hadad

Mushroom <em>Keftes de Prasa</em> (Sephardic Leek Patties)

A traditional Sephardic Jewish dish, these leek patties are typical of the Balkans and Turkey.  They are eaten year round, but customarily served on Passover, when leeks are in season, and on Rosh Hashanah. Leeks (prasa in Turkish) are one of the ceremonial foods that are part of the traditional Yehi Ratzon seder on Rosh

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Tangy Turmeric Tomato Watermelon Salad

Recipe by Judith Rontal

Tangy Turmeric Tomato Watermelon Salad

Say farewell to summer with this bright and refreshing salad. Juicy watermelon and tomatoes get paired with crispy fried halloumi and a vibrant turmeric-infused oil. The sweetness of the melon complements the spiced oil and salty-creamy halloumi. Feel free to swap in another summer fruit like peaches or plums for a twist on this salad.

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Chunky Chickpea Salad

Recipe by Jessica Grosman

Chunky Chickpea Salad

At least once a week, I mash chickpeas with some chopped herbs and a few glugs of high-quality extra-virgin olive oil for this simple lunchtime salad, inspired by a chunky hummus that I ate at SoHo House in Berlin a few summers ago. Note: Use organic ingredients whenever possible.

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Cuban Yuca with Garlic Mojo Marinade

Recipe by Michele Amira

Cuban Yuca with Garlic Mojo Marinade

My godfather is Cuban, and he often makes yuca dishes, including my favorite Yuca with Garlic Mojo Marinade. It’s vegan, gluten-free, simple to make and a perfect Passover side dish. Heavy on olive oil and garlic, two staple ingredients in Sephardic cooking, it celebrates the diversity of the Jewish experience and the wandering Jew. Plus,

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Stuffed Mushrooms with Walnuts, Garlic and Parsley

Recipe by Julia Turshen

Stuffed Mushrooms with Walnuts, Garlic and Parsley

I started making these stuffed mushrooms as a Thanksgiving appetizer a few years ago when we had a few vegetarians at our table. I wanted to be able to offer them something rich and warm when they walked in. It turns out that everyone, not just vegetarians, love these. And they’re so simple. If you

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