Engage With Rosh Hashanah Through Movement

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Engage With Rosh Hashanah Movement

One of the things I sometimes forget about celebrating the holidays is that there are many ways to engage with the concepts and themes and to make the holiday personally meaningful.

It’s not about asking you to do more during an already busy time, but instead to bring more of yourself to the experience. It’s about claiming part of the Rosh Hashanah experience for yourself.

I believe you can make Rosh Hashanah healthy while continuing Rosh Hashanah traditions. (Wondering how Rosh Hashanah is observed? Learn more here.)

Going into Rosh Hashanah, we’re entering into the most holy days of the Jewish year that offers a space for introspection, soul searching, forgiveness, and intention setting. And we’re have the opportunity to engage with these inquiries at a time when the energy is aligned for doing so.

Your thoughts and intentions have creative power.

This week on Jewish Food Hero I’m publishing one short post every day that will give you ideas for ways to engage with Rosh Hashanah.

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Engage With Rosh Hashanah Through Talking

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Engage With Rosh Hashanah Talking

One of the things I sometimes forget about celebrating the holidays is that there are many ways to engage with the concepts and themes and to make the holiday personally meaningful.

It’s not about asking you to do more during an already busy time, but instead to bring more of yourself to the experience. It’s about claiming part of the Rosh Hashanah experience for yourself.

I believe you can make Rosh Hashanah healthy while continuing Rosh Hashanah traditions. (Wondering how Rosh Hashanah is observed? Learn more here.)

Going into Rosh Hashanah, we’re entering into the most holy days of the Jewish year that offers a space for introspection, soul searching, forgiveness, and intention setting. And we’re have the opportunity to engage with these inquiries at a time when the energy is aligned for doing so.

Your thoughts and intentions have creative power.

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Engage With Rosh Hashanah Through Writing

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Engage With Rosh Hashanah Writing

One of the things I sometimes forget about celebrating the holidays is that there are many ways to engage with the concepts and themes and to make the holiday personally meaningful.

It’s not about asking you to do more during an already busy time, but instead to bring more of yourself to the experience. It’s about claiming part of the Rosh Hashanah experience for yourself.

I believe you can make Rosh Hashanah healthy while continuing Rosh Hashanah traditions. (Wondering how Rosh Hashanah is observed? Learn more here.)

Going into Rosh Hashanah, we’re entering into the most holy days of the Jewish year that offers a space for introspection, soul searching, forgiveness, and intention setting. And we have the opportunity to engage with these inquiries at a time when the energy is aligned for doing so.

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Engage With Rosh Hashanah Through Reading

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Engage With Rosh Hashanah Through Reading >>> jewishfoodhero.com

One of the things I sometimes forget about celebrating the holidays is that there are many ways to engage with the concepts and themes and to make the holiday personally meaningful.

It’s not about asking you to do more during an already busy time, but instead to bring more of yourself to the experience. It’s about claiming part of the Rosh Hashanah experience for yourself.

I believe you can make Rosh Hashanah healthy while continuing Rosh Hashanah traditions. (Wondering how Rosh Hashanah is observed? Learn more here.)

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Engage With Rosh Hashanah Through Eating

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Engage With Rosh Hashanah Through Eating

One of the things I sometimes forget about celebrating the holidays is that there are many ways to engage with the concepts and themes and to make the holiday personally meaningful.

It’s not about asking you to do more during an already busy time, but instead to bring more of yourself to the experience. It’s about claiming part of the Rosh Hashanah experience for yourself.

I believe you can make Rosh Hashanah healthy while continuing Rosh Hashanah traditions. (Wondering how Rosh Hashanah is observed? Learn more here.)

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Rosh Hashanah Mood Boards (Community Submissions)

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I am curious to “see” how other Jewish women visually inspire themselves for the holidays.

So this year I asked a mix of women from around the world who have different levels of observance to create share their visual inspiration with us.

These round-ups with the global female Jewish community is my way of “checking in” with how women are feeling.

Enjoy these beautiful Rosh Hashanah moodboards.

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5 Reasons Raw Honey Should be on Your Rosh Hashanah Table

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5 Reasons Raw Honey Should be on Your Rosh Hashanah Table

Honey is a mainstay on our tables for the Rosh Hashanah seder and continues to make regular appearances until Yom Kippur.  We eat it with apples and Challah to signify our wish for a sweet year ahead.

Let’s be intentional and purchase the healthiest and tastiest honey for our tables this year: “Raw” honey.

Good to know: Raw honey is honey (nectar from flowers) that is pure, unheated, unpasteurized and unprocessed.

Here are 5 reasons raw honey is the best choice for our tables:

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Is Celebrating the Jewish Holidays Signing Up for Weight Gain?

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Is Celebrating the Jewish Holidays Signing Up for Weight Gain

I know that our Jewish holidays don’t revolve entirely around unhealthy food traditions—but sometimes it can feel that way.

If you’ve ever tried to manage your weight during the Jewish holidays, you know how challenging it can be. I wonder if Jewish women feel resigned to gaining weight during the High Holidays.

You can feel powerless: that overeating and eating unhealthy foods is just part of the Jewish experience.

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From the Jewish Food Hero Kitchen: Healthy Noodle Kugel

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“Most Kugels contain only a few ingredients. The common demonimators being a starch base, eggs and fat.  If the dish lacks any of the basic ingredients, it a casserole rather than a kugel.”

-Gil Marks, Olive Trees and Honey: A Tresury of Vegetarian Recipes from Jewish Communities Around the World

It is time to expand the parameters for kugel.

A modern kugel: a healthy version that tastes good and is good for your body!

This kugel is:

Sweet and peppery

Made from plant based ingredients

Just as tasty as traditional kugal while being lighter and healthier.

Delicious hot, lukewarm or cold

Enjoyed by children and adults alike

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Healthy Noodle Kugel
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    INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 cups of uncooked pasta, (farfelle, fusilli or tagiatelle) can be gluten free
  • 2 cup sliced mushrooms (button, cremini, shitake or a blend of the three)
  • 2 cups of silken tofu
  • 1 onion
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoon raisins
  • 1 cup of vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon pepper (If you are making this kugal for children, you might reduce the pepper to ½ teaspoon. If you are making the kugal for adults, you can increase the pepper to 1 ¼ teaspoons)
  • 3 ½ tablespoons Energ Egg Replacer
  • Optional: ½ cup breadcrumbs, can use gluten free
  • Optional: ¼ cup fresh parsley (or another fresh herb of your choice) for garnish
    TOOLS:
  • 8-quart stock pot
  • 10-inch sauté pan
  • Spatula
  • Blender or food processor
  • Large mixing bowl
  • 9 inch round baking pan

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius).
  1. Fill the stockpot with at least 4 quarts of water
  2. Cook the pasta al dente (as you will be baking it)
  3. Drain and rinse in cool water
  4. Confirm that you have approximately 3 cups of cooked pasta
  5. Set aside
    Meanwhile:
  1. Mix the Energ Egg Replacer with ¼ cup of warm water and set aside.
  2. Heat 1 cup of vegetable broth (or water) in a skillet over medium heat
  3. Add the onion and mushroom if you are including them and cook and stir for 15 minutes, or until done
  4. Add more vegetable broth as needed
    In a bowl or blender:
  1. Place the silken tofu, sugar, pepper, salt
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. Fold in raisins, onions (and mushrooms), and the egg replacer
  4. Add the cooked pasta and mix well
    Then:
  1. Spray the baking pan with non-stick oil spray
  2. Transfer the mixture to a lightly oiled pan
  3. Smooth the top with a spatula
  4. Cover with foil and bake for 35-40 minutes
  5. Remove the foil and add the breadcrumbs
  6. Bake for an additional 10 minutes, until the top is lightly browned
  7. Let cool slightly before serving garnished with fresh parsley

; Yield: Serves 6

If you love this recipe, you’ll love The Jewish Food Hero Cookbook: 50 Simple Plant Based Recipes For Your Holiday Meals

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From the Jewish Food Hero Kitchen: Mock Chopped Liver

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Jewish Mock Chopped Liver

When people say “Jewish Food”, chopped liver is one spread that has a complicated reputation.  Most people have a chopped liver memory or story that includes their grandmother, strong smells from the kitchen, and perhaps some commentary about kosher meat.

I wanted a healthy version so I’ve adapted a traditional chopped liver recipe with healthy ingredients that are all plant based.

This vegan version of chopped liver makes a lovely addition to your holiday meal. Mushrooms and walnuts give this dip a unique flavor that everyone is sure to enjoy. Serve with fresh crunchy celery and matzo crackers.

This Mock Chopped Liver is:

Rich tasting

A lot easier to make than the one your remember

Healthy

Good smelling 

A modern update of a Jewish food favorite

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From the Jewish Food Hero Kitchen: Mock Chopped Liver
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    INGREDIENTS:
  • 1⁄4 cup vegetable broth
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups button mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • 1⁄2 cup walnuts
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Fresh parsley for garnish
    TOOLS:
  • Large skillet (9 or 10-inch)
  • Food processor

    In the large skillet:
  1. Heat vegetable broth over medium-high heat
  2. Add the onion and garlic and sprinkle with a few pinches of the sea salt
  3. Sauté for 10 minutes, adding a touch more vegetable broth if the onion begins to stick to the skillet
  4. Add the mushrooms and another few pinches of sea salt
  5. Add a little bit more vegetable broth if needed
  6. Cook and stir for 5 more minutes, or until the mushrooms have softened
    In a food processor:
  1. Place the cooked vegetables, remaining sea salt, walnuts, balsamic vinegar and black pepper in the food processor
  2. Blend until well-blended but not completely smooth.
  3. Adjust seasoning to taste.
    To serve:
  1. Place in a serving bowl
  2. Garnish with fresh parsley
  3. Serve with celery sticks and matzo crackers

In your comments, share with us your chopped liver memory.

If you love this recipe, you’ll love The Jewish Food Hero Cookbook: 50 Simple Plant Based Recipes For Your Holiday Meals

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