Marlene’s Vegan Turkish Sand Cookies (Kurabiyes)

Marlene’s Vegan Turkish Sand Cookies (Kurabiyes)

This Community Recipe is Marlene’s Vegan Turkish Sand Cookies. Also known as Kurabiyes, these sweet nutty shortbread-like biscuits have a melt in the mouth texture. These elegant vegan cookies are a mainstay in many Sephardic homes. In Ladino, Kurabiye could translate to “good medicine”. Community Recipes is a recurring feature where we share your vegan […]

Ultimate Pirkei Avot Quotes on Humility, Action, and Relationships

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This is my collection of Ultimate Pirkei Avot Quotes on Humility, Action, and Relationships. Pirkei Avot is one of sixty-three tractates of the Mishnah, a foundational Jewish text which was codified by the 3rd century C.E.. Unlike the other 62 tractates which focus on legal instruction, Pirkei Avot is a collection of ethics and moral […]

Louis’ Vegan Mushroom Kreplers Recipe

Louis' Mushroom Kreplers

This Community Recipe is Louis’ Vegan Mushroom Kreplers Recipe. A stuffed mushroom vegan dumpling served in a simple and delicious vegetable broth. This dish can be enjoyed on busy weeknights, or dressed up for a special holiday meal.  Traditional Kreplach Kreplers or Kreplach are a traditional Jewish Food. They are small dumplings that are ususally […]

Uncle Lou’s Vegan Moroccan Bean Soup

Lou's Vegan Moroccan Bean Soup

This Community Recipe is Uncle Lou’s Vegan Moroccan Bean Soup. Delicious earthy beans in a middle eastern spiced, thick and acidic tomato soup. Serve warm over rice or with fresh flatbread, garnished with vegan yogurt and chopped fresh herbs. Community Recipes is a recurring feature where we share your vegan recipes on the Jewish Food […]

Esther’s Vegan Chickpea Pancakes

Esther’s Vegan Chickpea Pancakes with chutney, coconut yoghurt and salad

This Community Recipe is Esther’s Vegan Chickpea Pancakes. This recipe is a pungently spicy and protein packed savory dish. These delicious vegan pancakes are delicious with a selection of hot, sour and sweet chutneys, cooling vegan yogurt and crunchy fresh salad.  Community Recipes is a recurring feature where we share your vegan recipes on the […]

An Essential Guide to Ethical Kosher Today

As we start a new year, I want to share an essential guide to ethical kosher today. This post includes five simple ethical kosher actions each of us might implement these into our eating and food purchasing patterns this year. In every­day life, it is hard to realize the power of our daily food choices […]

Suzanne’s Vegan Brownies with a Surprise Ingredient

This Community Recipe is Suzanne’s Vegan Brownies with a Surprise Ingredient. These are squishy, moist and sweet squares of delicious brownie. They are FODMAP friendly, gluten free and contain no animal products! You can make them using a special ingredient that you might otherwise throw away. Suzanne’s Vegan Brownies with a Surprise Ingredient are a […]

Irit’s Salty and Sour Marinated Zucchini Concia

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This Community Recipe comes from Irit Levy, a Jewish woman living in Rome. Irit’s Salty and Sour Marinated Zucchini Concia is a Roman Jewish fried zucchini dish. After browning in a hot pan, zucchini slices get their flavor from garlic, herbs and salt. A vinegar marinade gives this dish an intense flavor, drawing out the […]

Marlene’s Gluten Free Hamantaschen Recipe

Hamantaschen Cookies

This month’s Community Recipe is Marlene’s Gluten Free Hamantaschen recipe.   Marlene’s Gluten Free Hamantaschen recipe is her gluten-free adaptation of the Hamantaschen cookie. If you are looking for a non-gluten-free vegan lower-fat Hamantaschen recipe, here is my true and tried recipe for Hamantaschen.  This recipe can work with any filling.   How I got my hands […]

Twice Baked Sweet Potato Tzimmes – Jewish Food Hero Kitchen

A new twist on classic tzimmes: a twice baked sweet potato tzimmes version. Tzimmes (sometimes spelled tsimmes) is a traditional Ashkenazi Jewish sweet stew typically made from carrots and dried fruits such as prunes or raisins, often combined with other root vegetables. Tzimmes is often part of the Rosh Hashanah meal, when it is traditional […]

Vegan Potato and Spinach Patties – The Jewish Food Hero Kitchen

My maternal grandmother used to make these from day old mashed potatoes.  Her recipe included potatoes, milk, eggs and butter. I used to love them! In the cookbook The Book of Jewish Food: An Odyssey from Samarkand to New York there is a related recipe called “Sfongo”.  Sfongo that is a potato and spinach layered […]

From the Jewish Food Hero Kitchen: Jewish Christmas Chinese Fried Rice

Fill-in-the-blank-prompt: Gefilte Fish is to Jewish Food as ________________ is to American Jewish food. Gefilte Fish is to Jewish Food as Chinese Food on Christmas is to American Jewish food. Eating Chinese food on Christmas is a beloved Jewish American Christmas ritual. During her 2010 confirmation hearing, Justice Elena Kagan’s marshaled this private family tradition […]