Win a Gorgeous Jewish Cookbook!

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Here at MJL we are very proud of our frequent contributor and generally awesome friend Leah Koenig, whose cookbook, The Hadassah Everyday Cookbook: Daily Meals for the Contemporary Jewish Kitchen is coming out on March 8th. We have a copy here in the office, so I can say with authority that the book is drop-dead gorgeous. Filled with warm photos of scrumptious recipes, part of me just wants to read it, like a picture book for food porn lovers. But then it’s also full of fantastic recipes–recipes that are easy, relaxed, creative, and perfect for anyone who loves classy, interesting, and fun Jewish food. Paging through it, here are the top five recipes I will be making post haste:
Drunken Vegetable Chili
Orzo and Pinto Bean Salad
Ginger Sesame Baked Tempeh
Brownies with Pomegranate Whipped Cream
Raspberry Oatmeal Muffins

And there are so many fantastic options to choose from.

Other wonderful things about this cookbook: It’s hardcover, and lays flat, so consulting with it while you’re cooking doesn’t mean madly fumbling for pages

Did I mention the photography? I am seriously considering eating the book.

The layout and design are beautiful, simple, and easy to follow. Each recipe is also clearly marked as dairy, meat, or pareve for easy menu planning, and a section in the back collects all of each kind of recipe, so you can easily look at all of the meat dishes and decide which one works best for you tonight. The book also contains suggested menus, ingredient sources, and a handy measurement conversion chart.

Want to win a signed copy of this amazing cookbook? Of course you do! Leave a comment on this blog post by March 9th telling us your favorite thing to cook for a weekday meal. We’ll pick one winner at random to receive this awesome prize. If you aren’t lucky enough to win, you can buy your own copy online here.

See all of Leah’s recipes on MyJewishLearning here.

Looking for a Jewish Holiday cookbook? Try The Hadassah Jewish Holiday Cookbook: Traditional Recipes from Contemporary Kosher Kitchens by Joan Nathan.

Good luck, and happy cooking!

Posted on February 28, 2011

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222 thoughts on “Win a Gorgeous Jewish Cookbook!

  1. Melissa

    My favorite weekday meal is some kind of pasta (regular, rice, whole wheat) with veggies, maybe beans, and tomato or butter sauce! Quick and Easy

  2. Rivkah T

    My favorite thing to make for a weekday? Baked fish and steamed veggies. Followed by somew dark chocolate :).

  3. Jodi Shaw

    I tend to cook for a couple of days at a time (disabled, can’t stand that long) so my favorite thing to cook for weekday meals are things like Roasted Garlic Chicken or a big pot of Chicken/Matzo ball soup with TONS of veggies! My toddler loves when I make Mac n cheese with broccoli (easiest way to get her to eat veggies!)

  4. Lindsay

    I love stirfrys!!! vary the protein, veggies, grains and sauces and it never gets old!

  5. Dick

    Cod, with spicy salsa, added while cooking, with a heavy salad. But I also love to make cookies which I take to the USHMM when I go in on Friday Mandelbrot first choice then who knows what I feel like.

  6. AidelK

    I like to make pasta with different sauces. Tonight it’s an alfredo sauce with veggies tossed in.

  7. Michele

    I like to cook chicken with roasted vegetables and quinoa (mixed with roasted grape tomatoes and scallions mixed in)

  8. Sandra Tatkow

    I love to make Kibbeh… it is quick and easy and I keep spiced beef on hand for the middle… Yummmm!

  9. Nanci

    my family likes chicken piccata. Its made just like veal piccata. You pound chicken breasts very thin,dip in egg and then in bread crumbs and saute in better with lemon juice. Its easy and added to hay some home made fettucini and everyones happy.

  10. Barbara Orenstein

    During the week, our favorite dinner is meat sauce and pasta. It is easy, pretty fast and everyone always loved that its just 2 of us, I still make a big batch and freeze the leftover sauce for an easy night’s dinner! All this needs is a big salad and some garlic bread…Heavenly!!

  11. Fran

    My family’s favorite weekday meal is salmon croquettes, roasted asparagus and rice pilaf

  12. Judy Fisher

    My family’s favorite weekday meal is turkey burgers, brown rice and broccoli. Quick, easy, nutritious and delicious. B’tay avon (good appetite)!

  13. arlene belzer

    Very Flavorful and Easy Baked Marinated Chicken

    Add following ingredients for marinde in Cuisinart.
    1 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves
    ½ medium red onion, coarsely chopped
    4 medium garlic gloves, peeled
    1 tsp cumin
    1 tsp paprika
    1/4 tsp cayenne
    1/8 tsp cinnamon (more to taste)
    ½ tsp salt
    3 tbs lemon juice (1 lemon)
    2 tbs olive oil

    Coat chicken pieces(whatever parts you prefer) with marinade and add chicken pieces to plastic baggie; marinate several hours in the refrigerator. Cook on the grill or bake in oven.

  14. Iris

    Colorful delicious stir fries with left over chicken or tofu, garlic, chili peppers, zucchini, mushrooms, broccoli, and anything else available. A little olive oil in the pan…and naturally, a great red wine to sip while the flavors mix in your mouth…and I love eating this with chop sticks.

  15. Bev.

    i love to make anything with ground beef, serve with a salad and everybody is happy.meatloaf, pasta casserole,sweet & sour meatballs,porky-pine meatballs(with beef) and sauce. ETC.

  16. Terry

    my favourite thing to make during the week are fish tacos – I can use any fish I have in the house – grilled, fried, breaded or baked. With shredded cabbage or lettuce – lots of vegetables and salsa. My husband loves them – and they are a light healthy treat after a Shabbos of extravagance.

  17. Judye Lauder

    Thank goodness for this cookbook. I live in an area where there are very few Jewish women. It looks like this wonderful book will give me a sense of community and not aloneness in my effort to keep our traditional food going! Thankyou, thank you, Judye

  18. Debbie

    During the week I love making (and eating) soups and stir-frys. While these things might require a bit of chopping, it gives me an opportunity to turn off my mind and do something rote.

  19. Susan

    My family enjoys one of my vegetarian soups/stews. It’s hearty and very tasty, depending on how we spice it up!

  20. Samantha Meister

    One of my family’s favorite weekday meals is humus, carrots and pitas. Another quick and easy one we do a lot is tofu veggie stir fry.

  21. Janet Barnett

    My husband and i love chili, my friend is Jewish and has introduced me to Jewish food. I made honey puffs for one of the holidays and everyone loved them.I make potatolatkestoo.

  22. Esther Handelman

    I like to make grilled Kefta kabobs, topped with humus, sides of rice & salad. When the weather permits, barbecue the kabobs.

  23. Betty Goober

    I love to make Sweet & Sour Cabbage Soup. It’s my late Father’s recipe from Poland. It’s delicious and leftovers that are frozen taste even better when re-heated. I use a tomato based broth and add short ribs & carrots for intense flavor, I use old fashioned sour salt & brown sugar (or Splenda. You can use a crock pot if time is an issue. I love to make any recipe from the Old Country to keep tradition going for my children & grandchildren and the family looks forward to these wonderful old time meals. I make enough to freeze and distribute to my children. I would love to get this wonderful cookbook so I can try my hand at some new recipes too.

  24. Henya

    We eat a lot of chicken – very versatile and easy to make in a variety of ways. A good quick evening meal – served with rice or potatoes and a salad.

  25. Raoul Sorondo

    There’s nothing like boneless skinless chicken thighs. They can be cooked with anything and they’re really quick and tasty. I’ve found that barbecue sauce with sliced potatoes is delicious. Believe it or not, six boneless skinless chicken thighs and a can of condensed soup with some chicken stock baked for about 45 minutes is like homemade gourmet.

  26. Linda Abramowitz

    During the week I make vegetable soup. Always included is onions, peppers, carrots and celery. In addition, anything else left over from the weekend could be broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, tomatoes, potatoes, etc. We eat this everyday, but each day I portion off from the basic soup and add something different. One day is pasta; another meatballs; chicken with rice; short ribs and fish balls. Mmmmm!

  27. Caryn Stellman

    I love making challah every week. When my grand kids visit and want French toast or grilled cheese I’m ready. I also make my own bread crumbs with the challah so I’m ready to bread and fry anything.

  28. Rochel

    My favorite meal to cook during the week is chicken. It’s fast its easy and everyone likes it. But I am running out of ideas how to cook it differently. Right now our favorite is something I made up as usual but would love some new recipes! But in the mean time take some boneless skinless chicken breasts and sprinkle them with granulated garlic & Italian seasoning & balsamic vinegar. Then put on top of each some apricot preserves. Then on top of everything put one can of petite dice tomatoes with basil & garlic, cover and bake till done, serve over rice or quinoa or pasta.

  29. Barbara Newman

    My favorite meal to make is Chicken with couscous and fresh cauliflower as a side dish. I make the chicken a different way each time. Dessert can be fruit or cake.sometimes both.

  30. kris morgan

    I love to make chili…….it bubbles all day in the crockpot and when i come home the house smells wonderful….serve with onions and crusty bread…….yum

  31. Lindakal

    My favorite dish to cook is Ratatoille. I love the flavors of eggplant,zucchini,tomato,onion, and peppers all cooked together. It tastes great warm the first and just as good cold the next.

  32. Susie

    My favorite weekday meal is anything in the crockpot. It’s so nice to throw something together in the morning, and have it ready to go when I get home from work.

  33. Renee

    My favorite weekday meal is BBQ turkey meatloaf with baked potatoes and steamed broccoli. My family loves it and the leftover meatloaf is great for sandwiches the next day.

  34. Maryann Kramer

    My favorite dinner is any small cut of steak or large hamburger patty cooked on my indoor George Forman grill. Always have a green veggie, steamed, as a side & definitely this works with garlic-smashed potatoes OR microwaved sweet potatoes. Easy, lower in calories with all the drippings caught in the tray, & delish!


    I like making lamb and okra stew. I serve it with rice pilaf and there’s usually enough for two meals.

  36. Joan Siegel

    My favorite weekday meal is pan fried tuna with sesame seeds, stir fried vegetables and rice. Add a little Asian garlic cooking sauce and you have a gourmet meal in under thirty minutes!

  37. Janice Alter

    I love to make vegetarian cholent with pareve kishka. Not only great for Shabbat afternoons, but reheated during the week. It is incredible on a cold winter day!!!

  38. Lois

    I love to cook and try new things. Anything with chocolate is great and lots of different veggie main dishes.

  39. donna vinke

    it looks like a beautiful book that has wonderful jewish history in it as well as some great dishes. i would be honored to have it in my home. and besides that i love to cook new and exciting recipes! thank you

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