This month’s Community Recipe is Laura Williams’ creamy vegan noodle kugel recipe is a real crowd pleaser. Community Recipes is a recurring feature where I ask a community member to share a vegan recipe with us.
Kugel is a a classic ashkenazi Jewish baked casserole
Noodle kugel is a classic ashkenazi Jewish baked casserole that is normally made with noodles or potatoes and lots of dairy products. Healthier vegan noodle recipes replace the dairy with vegan and plant-based ingredients. The Jewish Food Hero Kitchen’s healthy vegan noodle kugel recipe is a low-fat recipe that features silken tofu and mushroom for a creamy savoury dish.
Tell us about yourself, Laura
I was born and raised in the Metro-Detroit Jewish community. Today, I’m the Director of Cultural Resources at Temple Beth El in Bloomfield Hills, MI where I oversee the synagogue archives and library. I went vegan in 2015. I had been inspired by the documentary “Cowspirarcy” and started doing research about the ethical and environmental impacts of animal-based products. Before going vegan, I was an avid baker and now I’m determined to transform my favorite recipes into delicious vegan-friendly alternatives that don’t lose the nostalgic taste.
Vegan Egg Substitute
The biggest challenge thus far in my vegan baking has been to create a creamy vegan noodle kugel recipe. The vegan kugel never seemed to come out right until recently, when JUST Egg came on the scene. The last piece to the seemingly impossible puzzle was complete. JUST also makes a kosher egg-free mayo that is delicious.
Other vegan dairy substitutes used in this recipe
This recipe calls for ½ cup vegan butter. My favorite brands to use as a vegan butter substitute are Earth Balance and Smart Balance. The recipe uses 1 ¼ cups of vegan sour cream. Good Karma is a delicious vegan sour cream substitute.
After testing many times, this Creamy Vegan Noodle Kugel Recipe has passed the taste test of even the toughest family members to please.
By adapting the recipe used by my family, my Creamy Vegan Noodle Kugel Recipe holds true as a crowd favorite. This recipe is classic and simple, but there is no offense taken if you add pineapple, corn flakes, or even…raisins. Enjoy!
These plant-based stuffed cabbage rolls These stuffed cabbage rolls from the Jewish Food Hero Kitchen are as delicious and satiating as traditional cabbage rolls, while being less heavy and more nutritious. You can bake these rolls of prepare them in a slow cooker. rolls can be baked or made in a slow cooker.
Feeding Women of the Bible, Feeding Ourselvescookbook features a short compelling narrative of 20 female biblical heroines from the Hebrew bible, paired with two healthy plant-based kosher pareve recipes inspired by the character’s experience.
This is a community cookbook by Jewish Food Hero and is the co-creation of 40 Jewish women. The twenty biblical narratives are contributed by Rabbis, Rabbinical students, Jewish teachers and emerging thought leaders. The forty-one plant-based recipes were developed by professional chefs, homecooks who are elementary school students, and great-grandmothers.