9 Plant-Based Foods to Boost Your Sense of Calm

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Here are 9 plant-based foods to boost your sense of calm during the COVID-19 pandemic. A conversation I had with a friend last week inspired me to write this post.  She was telling me that the stress of COVID-19 was really making her feel agitated and she could not sleep. So the advice I am […]

Jackie’s Creamy Vegan Celery Soup

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This month’s Community Recipe is Jackie’s Creamy Vegan Celery Soup. This pungent, smooth soup is going to be queue jumping to the front of my meal plan next week for sure. Community Recipes is a recurring feature where I ask a community member to share a vegan recipe with us. Please get in touch with […]

Lily’s Sweet Maple Vegetable Barley Salad

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This month’s Community Recipe is Lily’s Sweet Maple Vegetable Barley Salad. Simple ingredients and delicious flavors make this an ideal no-fuss, high taste dish for lunch or dinner. Community Recipes is a recurring feature where I ask a community member to share a vegan recipe with us.  Lily Aronin contributed this recipe to honour the […]

Laura’s Creamy Vegan Noodle Kugel Recipe

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 […]

Feeding Women of the Bible

“Feeding Women of the Bible, Feeding Ourselves” Cookbook ! I am so excited to share that Jewish Food Hero’s next cookbook goes on sale March 2020! Feeding Women of the Bible, Feeding Ourselves: Uplifting the Voices of Hebrew Biblical Heroines and Honoring Them With Simple Plant Based Recipes A Jewish Food Hero Cookbook Watch a […]

Cauliflower and Raisin Biryani- Jewish Food Hero Kitchen

This flavorful cauliflower and raisin biryani from the Jewish Food Hero Kitchen is loaded with vegetables and warming spices. Serve this rice dish warm, garnished with crunchy cashews and fresh cilantro. Traditional Biryani Recipes Traditional biryani recipes are doused with butter or oil and oftentimes include chicken or shrimp in the ingredients. Meat and animal […]

Garbanzo Beans in Tomato Sauce – Jewish Food Hero Kitchen

This simple, seven-ingredient garbanzo beans in tomato sauce from the Jewish Food Hero Kitchen is the perfect accompaniment to any whole grain or pasta. It also works as a great quick lunch alongside a big green salad. It is healthy, simple to make, delicious, and your kids will love it too. Traditional Garbanzo Beans in […]

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 […]

7 Simple Ways To Reduce Your Meat and Dairy Consumption During the Jewish

Outside of the synagogue, the Jewish holidays are celebrated in large part by enjoying communal meals and eating (too much) special food. For many of us, these special meals are meat or dairy rich. When I last checked, most Jewish people do not want to celebrate the holidays with 100% vegan or vegetarian meals because […]

17 Delicious Plant-Based Recipes Your Eyes, Mouth and Gut Will Love This Passover

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Eating plant based food during Passover is one way to take care of your body during the holiday. During Passover*, we can center your plate and your diet predominately with plant foods (fruits, vegetables, starchy vegetables, roots/tubers, intact whole grains, and legumes such as beans, peas and lentils (depending on if you Kinyot or not […]