Summertime is all about the barbecues and indulgent vacation eating, right? But it’s also about an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables finally in season. And for some Jews, it marks a time of mourning for the destruction of the temple called The Three Weeks. We are currently in the midst of The Three Weeks, and this Friday will begin the last nine days, when it is traditional for Jews to abstain from eating meat, drinking alcohol, listening to music and buying new clothes among other activities.
To help all our friends get through summer eating, whether you are vegetarian all the time, trying to eat less meat or observing these nine meatless days, we’ve got a slew of delicious (and beautiful) recipes to try.