From The Jewish Food Hero Kitchen: Sweet and Savory Mini Latkes

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Jewish Food Hero Kitchen: Sweet and Savory Mini Latkes

These sweet and savory latkes are mini-sized and baked, making them cute and crispy.  They are oil-free so they are healthier for our bodies.  Serve with proposed applesauce for a sweet latke and/or with the sour “cream” for a savory latke.  (Both recipes are included on the download here.)

Make 2 batches of this recipe so you do not run out or latkes (G-d forbid!).  Extras can be re-heated or eaten cold the next day.

These latkes are:



Not heavy

Not greasy

A delicious and healthier plant-based version of a traditional Jewish recipe

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Interfaith Chanukah and Christmas Gift Tags (Printable)

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Interfaith gift tags

The calendar dates for Chanukah and Christmas overlap some years.

Some interfaith families celebrate both of the holidays on the same day at home or with extended family or friends. Even those who aren’t celebrating Christmas may be distributing gifts to friends and co-workers who are celebrating.

Here are printable interfaith Chanukah and Christmas gift tags to adorn your gifts.

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Chanukah Desktop Wallpaper (Free Download)

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Chanukah Desktop Wallpaper (Free Download)

These Chanukah desktop wallpapers are a beautiful reminder of our traditions and heritage.

They can connect you to the spirit of Chanukah.

Chanukah is a celebration of the Jewish victory over the oppressive Assyrian Greek army and the rededication of the Temple, which had been defiled. The menorah is lit on each of the eight days of the holiday to symbolize the light of the Temple as well as the illumination that Judaism has brought to the world.

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Dear Jewish Food Hero: What Is The Best Way To Respond To People Who Are Passive Aggressive About My Food Choices?

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What is the best way to respond to people who are passive aggressive about my food choices?

Dear Jewish Food Hero:

I am a 40-year-old woman and 5 months ago I started eating more plant-based foods.

Within 30 days, I had lost the 8 pounds I struggled to lose for the past three years. My body morphed from a sort of lumpy, bloated, swollen appearance to sleek and lean. I was getting a glimpse of what my younger body once looked like. My chronic bloating completely resolved.

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Eating a Plant-Based Diet: How to Get Started


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The food we put into our bodies and feed our families is both deeply personal and often undervalued. It’s not about individual nutrients and calorie counting. It’s about the whole package—how our food makes us feel and how it affects our world.

One of the healthier food choices I advocate for is centering your plate and diet around minimally-processed plant-based foods.


From the Jewish Food Hero Kitchen: Beet, Fennel and Orange Salad with Maple-Mustard Dressing

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This salad is filled with winter vegetables.  It has a crunch from the cucumber and fennel and sweetness from the beets and  oranges.   The maple-mustard salad dressing is delicious and oil free.

It looks lovely served over a bed of baby arugula or another green leafy vegetable of your choice.

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How to Make Kosher Travel a Health Opportunity

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Kosher travel foods, how to eat Kosher while traveling

As a Jewish American living abroad and traveling all over the world, I’ve had the opportunity to connect with many other Jewish travelers.

One thing I’ve heard more than once is that many Jewish people change their eating habits when they travel to honor their desire to keep kosher.

There’s a wide range of observance, and one’s ability to keep kosher really depends on where you’re traveling. (In Europe, for example, it’s easier to find kosher restaurants and kosher meat and dairy products than in Southeast Asia.) Depending on the level of observance, people may eat only in vegetarian or vegan restaurants (to avoid eating non-kosher meat), travel with pots and pans to cook their own food, or eat meat only at kosher establishments.

It’s a phenomenon in our community and it got me thinking:

What if you used kosher travel as an opportunity for eating more plant-based foods?

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