Fassoulieh, or Great Northern Bean Stew

fassoulieh by the kosher foodiesThis is a classic Syrian dish. We often eat it on Shabbat, but really it’s the perfect weeknight dinner. It’s a make ahead meal, so you can make it on a weekend, pop it in the fridge, and heat it up, make rice and a salad or simple roasted veggie, and dinner is ready! Continue reading

Favorite Recipe Roundup: Happy 5th Birthday to The Kosher Foodies

pumpkin bread // the kosher foodies 5th anniversary roundup

Even though we’ve been on a bit of a blogging hiatus lately (but if you follow us on Instagram, you know we’re still busy in the kitchen!), we couldn’t let our 5 year blogiversary pass by without acknowledgement, so we’ve rounded up five of our favorite recipes from each category to share with you:

Breads

overnight cinnamon rolls // the kosher foodies 5th birthday roundup

  • We have quite a few challah recipes on this website, but we find ourselves returning to this 5-lb bag of challah recipe whenever it’s time to make a new batch.
  • We’ve probably been making this recipe for chocolate chip pumpkin bread since we were five years old, and we don’t have any reason to stop.
  • Overnight cinnamon rolls are always worth the wait! We love breaking the fast on something like this.
  • We usually buy kaak, since it’s difficult and time consuming to make, but sometimes we need a challenge in the kitchen, and being a Syrian recipe blog, we couldn’t leave this out.
  • When we have overripe bananas, we don’t just make regular banana bread, we go all out and make chocolate banana marble bread!

Breakfasts and Brunches

cheese babka // the kosher foodies 5th anniversary roundup

  • Whenever we host a brunch, we make sure to serve baked eggs with cheddar dill sauce; it’s a great way to serve eggs to a crowd, and it’s always a hit!
  • These peanut butter banana muffins are flourless, sugarless, and delicious, making them a great snack for anyone, toddlers and grown ups alike.
  • Looking for a decadent breakfast, or a special Shabbat treat? Bake up some cheese babka!
  • We love making our own granola, since we can control what goes in it, and since it keeps in the freezer for quite a while, we always have some on hand.
  • There’s nothing better than a poached egg on a Sunday morning! We especially like to make shakshuka, poached eggs in tomato sauce.

Lunches and Dinners: Dairy and Pareve

onion tarte tatin // the kosher foodies 5th anniversary roundup

  • We had to include these black bean tacos in this roundup, since we probably eat them twice a month.
  • Creamy risotto is such a treat, since it’s usually such a labor-intensive meal to make, but not if you make it in the oven!
  • We love making pizza, and while plain old margherita is always delicious, it’s also fun to mix things up by making cacio e pepe pizza with roasted radishes
  • Caramelized onions are at the top of our list of most delicious foods ever, and this onion tarte tatin is definitely one of the most delicious (and beautiful!) dishes ever to come out of our oven.
  • There is nothing in this world like a plate of fresh homemade pasta, the boxed stuff doesn’t even compare!

 

Lunches and Dinners: Meat, Chicken, and Fish

  • This chicken with tomatoes is one of our mom’s signature dishes, and we love making it her way, or with potato chips.
  • Who doesn’t love garlic? Chicken with 40 cloves is one of our go-to chicken recipes. Use pre-peeled garlic to make your life easier.
  • What’s your favorite kibbe preparation? We love peas and kibbe, and so do our kids!
  • When Jessica posted this Korean ground beef recipe on the blog, David commented to ask Stephanie to make it for dinner, and variations of it are now on the regular dinner rotation. We especially like to make Korean lettuce wraps.
  • Wrapping fish in thin slices of potato and pan-frying it is a great way to fancy up some store-bought fish filets! The lemon-infused mayonnaise dipping sauce doesn’t hurt, either.

Salads, Sides, Snacks, and Soups

salad nicoise // the kosher foodies 5th anniversary roundup

  • Salad Nicoise is a classic for a reason, and makes a great poolside lunch.
  • Tokyo Salad is a meal all on its own, and one of our favorites for a hot summer evening.
  • There’s nothing like a bowl of our famous Yemenite Soup. Nothing.
  • This Spicy edamame recipe is the only way we ever want to eat edamame again.
  • We always stock our freezers with cheese sambusak, a savory Syrian pastry that’s as delicious as it is pretty.

Candies and Desserts

s'mores hamentaschen // the kosher foodies 5th anniversary roundup

  • We have a secret to tell you: salted butter caramels are delicious and so easy to make, but people will always be impressed when you tell them you made your own candy.
  • It’s so easy to make candied nuts, plus they’re ever-adaptable, and make a great gift for a host or a holiday!
  • This banana cream pie is probably one of our favorite desserts ever.
  • This past Purim, we wanted to mix up our hamentaschen game, so we adapted our regular version with graham cracker dough and a chocolate marshmallow filling to make s’mores hamentaschen.
  • We joined the Cronut craze, but of course we made our own instead of waiting on line at 5am!

So there you have it, happy cooking!

Thank you all for letting us into your kitchens these last five amazing years, and for every opportunity that came our way through this little slice of the internet.

Check back here soon for some new, delicious recipes!

Passover 2014 Recipe Roundup

Pesach starts on Monday! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite recipes from our blog, along with dishes from our fellow kosher bloggers and around the web that we can’t wait to try this Passover!

What’s cooking in your kosher for Passover kitchen?

Meat:

Amerikaner Yapchik from Food, Words, Photos

Lamb and Sweet Potato Lancashire Hotpot from Kitchen Tested (and This American Bite)

Lamb Shanks with White Wine and Rosemary from Ronnie Fein

French Fried Chicken Nuggets from Busy in Brooklyn

Dairy:

Cheesy Stuffed Peppers from Busy in Brooklyn

Cream Cheese Spreads

Pareve:

Sephardic Haroset

Cauliflower Cutlets from Confident Cook, Hesitant Baker

Spinach and Potato Nest Bites from May I Have That Recipe

Cilantro-Lime Cauliflower “Cous-Cous” from Jew Hungry (if you have a KforP food processor)

Cola-Glazed Salmon

Breakfast:

Whole Wheat Pancakes

Maple Pecan Muffins from Couldn’t be Pareve

Caramelized Banana Pancakes from AliBabka

Dessert:

Caramel Pudding

Chocolate Walnut Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies from Lil’ Miss Cakes

Lemon Meringue Pie

Cinnamon Raisin Mandelbrodt from Kitchen Tested

Peppered Strawberries with Orange-Scented Zabaglione from Ronnie Fein

Cream Cheese Truffles

Marshmallow Nut Log

Flourless Chocolate Cake

What’s your favorite kosher for Passover meal? Dessert? Let us know.

Chag Kasher VeSameach!

Passover roundups, previously: 2011, 2010

Guarnaschelli’s Roasted Halibut with Wine-Braised Fennel

Before Alexandra “Alex” Guarnaschelli became a Food Network celebrity chef, she was crowned as America’s Next Iron Chef on Iron Chef America in 2012. Now, aside from her successful shows on the Food Network, she is the world-renowned executive chef at both New York City’s Butter restaurant and The Darby restaurant.

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