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Our Complete Rosh Hashanah Menu

If you’re anything like me and my family, you’re probably in denial about the fact that Rosh Hashanah is mere days away.

But don’t fear. You can enjoy these last days on the beach, long Sunday mornings with the paper, and weekend brunches, because we’ve done the thinking for you. Check out our complete Rosh Hashanah menu including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options for each course of the meal. Click through the slideshow, see our recipes below, and start making your shopping lists.

Still concerned? Leave us your last-minute Rosh Hashanah questions in the comments or on our Facebook page! I’ll answer a selection of them on Tuesday, just in time to head off the last-minute panic.

First Course

Traditional Chicken Soup

Sweet n Spicy Sweet Potato Soup

Vegetarian “Chicken” Soup

Beet Chips with Spicy Honey Mayo

Balsamic Apple Date Challah

Chopped Liver

Entrees

Grilled Chicken with Apple Salsa

Moroccan Lamb Shanks with Pomegranate Sauce

Traditional Sweet Brisket

Pomegranate Brisket with Cranberry Succotash

Pomegranate Chicken

Roasted Beet and Leek Risotto

Side Dishes

White Wine Braised Leeks

Green Beans with Tahini

Black Eyed Peas with Tumeric and Pomegranate

Apple Pear Cranberry Kugel

Gluten Free Apple Kugel

Tzimmes with Kneidlach

Desserts

Tayglach

Apple Sauce Souffle Bread Pudding

Honey Pomegranate Cake

Gluten-Free Apple Cake

Vegan Honey Cake

Pomegranate Date Bars

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Posted on September 1, 2013

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Gluten-Free Honey Apple Cake


For me, Rosh Hashanah always symbolizes the beginning of Fall (although it is way early this year, practically still summer) and I love celebrating apples at my holiday table.

This sweet, nutty apple cake will be the perfect ending to your Rosh Hashanah or Sukkot meal, and is sure to satisfy even the most gluten-loving guests.

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Gluten-Free Honey Apple Cake

Ingredients

¼ cup coconut oil (or margarine or other fat of your choice)

¼ cup honey

¼ cup brown sugar

2 eggs

¼ cup applesauce

1 tsp vanilla

½ cup almond meal

½ cup brown rice flour

½ cup millet flour

3 Tbsp teff flour (or millet or brown rice flour)

1 tsp xanthan gum

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

½ tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp nutmeg

1 cup diced apple

1 tsp sucanat (raw sugar)

Directions

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees (if you have convection, use it!) and grease an 8-inch round pan.

Using a mixer, cream coconut oil, honey, and brown sugar. Add eggs one at a time, allowing to incorporate before adding the next. Stir in applesauce and vanilla.

In a separate bowl, whisk together dry ingredients: almond meal, brown rice flour, millet flour, teff flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in three batches, allowing each batch to incorporate before adding the next. The batter will become thick and sticky. Stir in diced apples.

Spread batter into prepared pan and sprinkle sucanat over the top. Bake for 45-50 minutes until the top is firm, the edges are golden and crispy and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

For more of Rella's delicious gluten-free recipes check out her blog The Penny Pinching Epicure.

Posted on August 27, 2013

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What I’m Cooking for Shabbat

I am actually really excited about our Shabbat dinner tonight. I am trying out some new recipes, and experimenting with some gluten-free dishes now that my sister is on a gluten free and dairy free diet. My idea of Hell is a world where I couldn’t eat bread or dairy desserts.

So what’s on deck for this week’s Shabbat menu?

When I saw this recipe for Indian Barbecue Chicken, I knew I had to make it! Instead of using chicken breasts, I am going to make a whole roasted chicken and then serve the barbecue sauce on the side.

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My sister has decided she is going to make some Shaved Zucchini Noodles with Kale Pesto. I am eager to see how they turn out. While searching for recipes I also came across this recipe from Whole Food Diary for Zucchini Spaghetti with Roasted Tomatoes and Kale Pesto. It looks incredible, gluten free or not. This recipe has also inspired me to look into buying a “spiralizer” to make cool, uniform veggie pasta!

angel-food-zb-12I have been drooling over this recipe from Zoe Bakes for Citrus Angel Food Cake with Peaches, but I think it is going to have to wait a little while. Frown.

Instead I decided to make this recipe from Whole Foods for non-dairy Rice Pudding, made with coconut milk and cinnamon. I also added a tsp of vanilla extract and star anise for a little extra punch. It smells divine and I can’t wait to serve it to my sister.

Shabbat Shalom and happy cooking!

Posted on June 21, 2013

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Gluten-Free Apple Kugel


gf-apple-kugel-eletterI love apple kugel, and have come to realize that making kugels gluten-free is actually really simple if you have the right ingredients. I keep an all-purpose gluten-free flour on hand that has xanthan gum already included in it (brands like Bob’s Red Mill and Better Batter). Buy yours online and in bulk for the best prices.

Gluten-Free Apple Kugel

Ingredients

3 golden delicious apples
1 Tbsp lemon juice

2 eggs
¼ cup honey
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tsp vanilla
¼ cup grapeseed or vegetable oil
¼ cup unsweetened applesauce

1 ½ cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
⅛ tsp nutmeg

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8x8 baking dish.

Peel, core, and thinly slice the apples. Toss with lemon juice and spread evenly into the baking dish.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together two eggs. Add honey, lemon zest, vanilla, oil, and applesauce, whisking to combine.

Add flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg, stirring until all ingredients are incorporated. Pour batter evenly over apples.

Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes until the edges are browned and the top is firm.

Posted on September 10, 2012

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