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Start off your Rosh Hashanah meal this year with some good noshing! Who doesn’t love to have a variety of snacks to nosh on before the meal? These five appetizers will come together in a cinch, and they’ll make your holiday meal one to remember.
These vegetable-forward dishes aren’t just for vegans–they’re so delicious that everyone will want some! For your meatless dishes this year, consider seasonal vegetables and grains, accented with traditional holiday elements like pomegranate seeds, pomegranate syrup, beets, or an intriguing legume like blackeyed peas.
When people deny themselves food for an extended period of time they’re usually ravenously hungry and find themselves thinking about consuming huge amounts of food. But it’s not a good idea to pack it in too quickly. It’s too hard on your digestive system.
Using a slow cooker is a great way to save some time for holiday prep. This short ribs recipe is so rich and delicious, no one will know you weren’t slaving over a hot stove for hours. A few notes: The recipe can easily be doubled or tripled for a larger crowd. Try not to skip the step of browning the meat and veggies before putting into your slow cooker. It will add depth to the meat and vegetables and the overall richness of the sauce. But if you are really pressed for time, just throw it all in there.
The pumpkin-spice latte is back, and it has us thinking…if we were in charge of coffee trends, what over-the-top flavored coffee drinks might we dream up (and actually enjoy!)? How about some Nosher-inspired lattes? Jewish desserts and coffee are already perfect pairings, so why not take it one step further?
Of all the sweet and honey-kissed desserts, baklava is hands-down my favorite. My first memory of it comes from my time as a student in Madison, WI, where I was a frequent visitor to Mediterranean Cafe, a cozy, tapestry-draped hideaway that serves falafel platters, moussaka, pasticcio, burekas and more. Lunch at “Med Cafe” was never complete without baklava, a flaky, nutty sweet treat for just 75 cents–pistachio, cashew or walnut.
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When you think of the Jewish holidays, there are certain dishes that people expect to see on the table: challah, chicken soup, kugel and, of course, brisket. Brisket is a dish that may seem daunting, but is actually a very forgiving cut of meat to cook. The rules are simple: Get a good piece of meat from your butcher, season it, cover it with liquid or sauce, and cook a long time over low heat.
Everyone has their holiday favorites. For us, it is hard to choose a favorite, because we can honestly say that everything our mom cooked over the holidays, especially Rosh Hashanah, was our favorite (roasted head of lamb excluded, of course).