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Simply Smokey Shabbat Menu

Posted on March 25th, 2019
Jamie Geller for The Joy of Kosher


This week we want to infuse a bit of smoke into the flavorful stew, perfect for a chicken that can be made ahead and reheated as needed, this is an easy, simple menu you can make this Shabbat.

  • Mixed Greens, Mango and Pecan Salad
  • Smokey Chicken and Sausage Stew
  • Jamie's Broccoli Kugel
  • Apple Macadamia Nut Crisp

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10 Unique Hamantaschen for Purim

Posted on March 18th, 2019
From WhatJewWannaEat


This article is featured in Jvillage Network's Purim Guide. For more articles, recipes, crafts, and ideas, visit here. 


Who doesn’t like Purim hamantaschen? Fools, and diabetics perhaps. The soft, triangular cookie is traditionally stuffed with poppyseed, prune or jam, but there is certainly no need to stick with tradition. Not this year! I’ve got everything from Halva to Savory Caramelized Onion to even Hamantaschen Bagels to step up your game.

These include:

Mint Chocolate Hamantaschen     Red Velvet Hamantaschen     Heart Shaped White Chocolate Cherry Hamantaschen     Chocolate Dipped Hamantaschen   Savory Caramelized Onion Hamantaschen     Hamantaschen Tarts     Manischewitz Hamantaschen     Neapolitan Hamantaschen     Poppy Seed Hamantaschen     Bagels Halva Hamantaschen     Irish Car Bomb Hamantaschen

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Iranian Eggplant and Chickpeas Stew

Posted on March 11th, 2019
From OneGreenPlanet


This recipe is featured in Jvillage Network's Purim Guide. For more articles, recipes, crafts, and ideas, visit here.


This is the perfect festive dinner. It is absolutely AMAZING. It’s my favorite dish. The texture of the eggplant and chickpeas go so well together, and the sweetness of the dates and apricots blend perfectly with the cumin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and turmeric. Just thinking about it makes me smile. Eggplants protect the brain by fighting free radicals, and chickpeas help lower risk of colon problems.

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Persian-Inspired Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Posted on March 4th, 2019

By LeAnne Shor for The Nosher on MyJewishLearning


A comforting dinner easy enough for weeknights and special enough for Shabbat too.

I love finding the commonalities among different global cuisines, and it seems that every culture has their own version of stuffed vegetables. Each tradition has variations of spices and stuffings, but the idea is always the same: They are the kind of cozy, home-cooked recipes that remind me of the grandmas and aunts who have big tables, open doors, and warm hearts.

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Kim Kushner’s ‘I Heart Kosher’ Will Have You Loving Kosher, Too

Posted on February 25th, 2019
By Jessica Halfin for Hadassah Magazine 


There was a time not too long ago when food-based, aspirational lifestyle brands were reserved for non-Jewish women like Martha Stewart, famous for her empire of domestic perfection. There was no place in that world, it seemed, for the modern Jewish woman who wasn’t looking to find the perfect glaze for a Sunday ham.

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