Pumpkin, Raspberry, and Gooey Marshmallow Hamantaschen Cookie Recipe

Purim Cookie Recipe

This Pumpkin, Raspberry, and Gooey Marshmallow Hamantaschen Cookie Recipe is from the Jewish Food Hero cookbook: Beyond Chopped Liver: 59 Jewish Recipes Get a Vegan Health Makeover Vegan cookie, and I am no longer exclusively Vegan In June 2021, I stopped eating exclusively vegan after over 20 years. I was not feeling physically well, and […]

Priscilla’s Israeli Crembo Recipe

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Priscilla’s Israeli Crembo Recipe gives us a fun dessert, and its kosher-for-Passover. These pretty treats have a potato flour brownie-style base, topped with homemade marshmallow fluff and finally coated in chocolate. This is a delightful recipe for adults and children alike.  Community Recipes is a recurring feature where we share your recipes on the Jewish […]

18 Tips from Food Waste Fighting Enthusiast Abbe Stern

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Food waste is one of our most urgent global challenges. At the same time as people suffer due to lack of food, our landfills are filling up with food waste, releasing harmful gasses which contribute to climate change.  According to Change for Climate, “Wasted food that ends up in the garbage, and ultimately the landfill, […]

18 Jewish Quotes (+ One from the Dalai Lama) on Kindness

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This is a collection of 18 Jewish Quotes (+ One from the Dalai Lama) on Kindness.  The purpose of these quote collections is to share Jewish wisdom and give bite-size moments of inspiration in our busy, engaged lives. When we think about the quality of kindness, we think about awareness of and consideration for others, […]

Liz’s Slow Cooker Beef, Barley and Mushroom Soup Recipe

Liz's Slow Cooker Beef, Barley and Mushroom Soup Recipe

Liz’s Slow Cooker Beef, Barley and Mushroom Soup Recipe is an unctuous, earthy and deeply satisfying low-stress main dish. Packed with protein from the kosher beef and a variety of hearty mushrooms, serve with lightly steamed greens. Community Recipes is a recurring feature where we share your recipes on the Jewish Food Hero blog. If […]

Golden Turmeric Cake: From the Jewish Food Hero kitchen

Golden Turmeric Cake: from the Jewish Food Hero Kitchen

This Golden Turmeric Cake is moist, just dense enough, and has the perfect sweetness level. With a delicate crumb and subtle lemon flavor, turmertic gives this cake a lovely golden yellow hue. It is oil-free and made with whole grain flours. To make it especially delicious, serve with a dollop of raspberry jam.   A turmeric […]

Balya’s Creamy Black Beans and Roasted Butternut Squash Over Spiced Rice

Balya's Creamy Black Bean & Roasted Butternut Squash Over Spiced Rice

Balya’s Creamy Black Beans and Roasted Butternut Squash Over Spiced Rice is an everyday nutritious and tasty plant-based meal. This recipe is perfect for families who meal prep and would make a wonderful Shabbat dinner meal. What I like about it is that it is a buildable recipe, meaning that you can add other ingredients […]

6 Benefits of Ending My Vegan Diet During Pregnancy

6 Benefits of Ending my Vegan Diet During Pregnancy

Erica decided to move beyond veganism during pregnancy, a time when the body goes through a significant transformation.  I met Erica online when I shared my blog post, Extreme Veganism: Why I started Eating Meat After 20 Years. She responded, “I recently started eating (kosher) meat again after 25 years of strict vegetarianism/borderline vegan”. Her […]

Lisa’s Chocolate, Walnut and Date Energy Bites Recipe

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Lisa Hecht’s Chocolate, Walnut and Date Energy Bites blend Persian and Indian flavors, to make a sticky and warmly spiced all natural sweet treat.  This recipe would be perfect for the Jewish holiday of Purim. With nothing artificial added, these energy bites would be equally good served alongside hot black coffee, or included in a child’s […]

Physical Symptoms that Motivated me to Move Beyond a Pure Vegan Diet

Physical Symptoms that Motivated me to Move Beyond a Pure Vegan Diet

Today, I’m sharing some of the physical symptoms of the pure vegan diet. These unwanted side effects eventually led me to move beyond a pure vegan eating pattern. This blog post is part two of the Becoming Kosher Omnivore series, discussing why and how I have moved away from eating exclusively vegan / plant-based.  If […]

Marissa’s Fig Cookie Recipe

Marissa's Fig Cookie Recipe

Marissa’s Fig Cookie Recipe gives us a homemade version of the classic processed “Fig Newton” cookie. This recipe makes a spiced, cakey biscuit casing with a chewy, gooey, naturally sweet fruit filling. Why not prepare these treats for Tu B’Shvat, when we enjoy the seven species from the Torah: wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives […]

Extreme Veganism: Why I started eating meat after 20 years

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Today, I’m exploring how attitudes of extreme veganism affected my physical and emotional experience of eating a plant-based diet. This blog post is part of the Becoming Kosher Omnivore series, discussing why and how I have moved away from eating exclusively vegan / plant-based.  20 years of veganism  After eating a vegetarian/vegan/plant-based diet for 20 […]