15 Vegan Dishes to Serve at Rosh Hashanah

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.

Posted on September 29, 2016

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Crockpot Short Ribs with Pomegranate Molasses Recipe

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.

Posted on September 28, 2016

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Baklava with Honey and Cardamom Recipe

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.

Posted on September 27, 2016

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11 Essential Brisket Recipes for Rosh Hashanah

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.

Posted on September 26, 2016

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Honeyed Carrots and Roasted Chickpeas with Tahini Recipe

Carrots are a core ingredient so ancient that recipes with carrots are found in Roman cookbooks. However, they did not take hold as a widely popular food in Ashkenazi cooking until later, during the Middle Ages. Carrots were also popular in Sephardic countries, in old recipes like Moroccan carrot salad, which transferred to Israel and the Americas; they have become an open canvas for Sephardic flavors on previously Ashkenazi-only tables.

Posted on September 22, 2016

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