Category Archives: Jewish and Israeli Food

How to Cook with… Matzah?

Mar 30, 2017  |  By Shira Goldstein
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I’ll preface with an apology: I mean no offense to those of you that like matzah. I’m sure there are some people out there who count down to their yearly matzah binge and even relish the idea of chewing through sheet after sheet of crunchy cracker. But… I’m in the second, larger group of people. Passover isn’t even here yet and I’m already sick of matzah. Dry, crispy and fairly bland, …

 

Ideas for Your Best Ever Purim Seudah

Mar 08, 2017  |  By Shira Goldstein
Wine bottle for Purim Seudah

Purim is right around the corner, so it’s time to plan your seudah! A big, festive meal (called mishteh in Aramaic and seudah in Hebrew) is one of Purim’s mitzvot, and is a wonderful opportunity to gather your family and friends together for a delicious feast! As with every festive meal, it’s customary to start with bread. A seasonal favorite is Purim challah: add candies, sprinkles, chocolate chips to your …

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Winter Warmers: Quick Lentil Soup

Jan 22, 2017  |  By Shira Goldstein
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Soups are popular across Israel because they’re cheap and filling. If you pick the right ingredients, they can also pack a big protein punch, which is perfect as a lunch time pick-me-up to get you through the rest of your day! Lentils are a Middle Eastern staple. They’re cheap, tasty, cook quickly and are full of protein, making them an Israeli favorite! This recipe makes for a wholesome and delicious …