Pomegranate Soy Glazed Salmon

My kids love salmon, so my family eats a lot of it, and I’m always looking for new ways to prepare it. This marinade, made of reduced pomegranate juice, a splash of soy sauce, and some mustard, was a great addition to our salmon repertoire. It’s sweet, but not overly so, and the pomegranate (or dates) and honey make it the perfect centerpiece for a Rosh Hashana lunch! Continue reading

Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Dates and Lentils

Hello, old friends! We’ve been busy with families, moving, working, etc., and clearly not with blogging, but our Jewish New Year’s resolution is to blog more, so when the opportunity came up to test out new recipes with wine pairings, we were all for it! Continue reading

Manischewitz Chanukah Dessert Kits + A Birthday/Holiday Giveaway

Guess what? Two very special people are celebrating a birthday today. That’s right, it’s us, the Kosher Foodies! For our special day, we’re sharing some Chanukah treats with you. Head on over to our Instagram page to win a Manischewitz Chanukah package!

What better way to celebrate any Jewish holiday than with food? Chanukah is one of the best holidays for such celebrations, since it can’t get much better than deep fried foods. Sufganiyot and latkes? The best!

And a new addition to the Chanukah classics: Manischewitz’s Chanukah House Vanilla Cookie Decorating Kit. The box comes with everything you need to create your own kosher, blue and white (with a touch of yellow) holiday house, including, my favorite part, an edible mezuzah for the door post! We had a blast decorating the house and sharing our holiday preparations and Chanukah story with our friends.

You can win your very own Chanukah House kit, along with a Donut Mix Kit and Chanukah Cookies with Decorating Icing on our Instagram page.

Even though we’ve been known to make our own doughnuts (and beignets) before, even we like to have a little help in the kitchen! The Manischewitz Donut Mix Kit, which includes dough, blue and white sprinkles, and powdered sugar, makes it easy for anyone to make their own doughnuts.

Finally, you’ll win the dreidel and Star of David cookies, which come with decorating icing, for an easier dessert-decorating alternative.

Pistachio Apricot Biscotti

We love making varieties of this biscotti, sometimes with different nuts, or even peanuts, sometimes with chocolate chips or different kids of dried fruit. The recipe is so versatile, but this combination is our mom’s favorite; apricot and pistachio is a classic flavor profile of lots of Syrian and Middle Eastern desserts.apricot pistachio biscotti Continue reading

Mechshe Potato: Potatoes Stuffed with Meat and Rice

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Family legend says that our great grandma Pauline (Grandma Sally‘s mother) invented Mechshie Potato. Being that we Syrian stuff everything with hashu, like zucchini, grape leaves, onions, etc., it wouldn’t be surprising that more than one person came up with stuffing a potato with it too. Whether or not Grandma Pauline invented this recipe, it’s definitely a special one, because it’s deep fried! Continue reading

Cashew Passover Macaroons

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When Whole Foods sent me an email about their latest Passover offerings, my excitement was twofold. A new Whole Foods just opened in my neighborhood! KforP cashew butter was on the list!
Many can’t eat peanut butter on Pesach (kitniyot—also if you’re Sephardic, we just learned that KForP peanut butter exists!) but cashew butter and jelly matzah sandwiches sound even better. Pick up a jar of Gefen cashew butter from your nearest whole foods for some Chol Hamoed lunches, but be sure to save some for these delicious, healthy (protein! sweetened with just a touch of maple syrup!) and easy twist on a classic holiday cookie.

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Caramelized Onion and Ricotta Pizza

Again, I realized that I shared a bunch of nice pizza recipes (see: tacos), but not the one I make practically every other time we make pizza for dinner: white pizza with caramelized onions. caramelized onion and ricotta pizza {the kosher foodies} Continue reading

Cacio e Pepe Macaroni and Cheese

We’re leaving town today for an extended Thanksgiving celebration, so I didn’t want to go shopping to make dinner yesterday, even though we still had to eat. I still managed to feed my family a pantry and cook-everything-that-might-spoil kind of dinner. That’s how this cacio e pepe mac & cheese came to be.cacio e pepe mac & cheese {the kosher foodies} Continue reading

Slow Cooked Veal Roast with Fresh Figs

slow cooker veal roast with fresh figs

I’ve only ever made veal roast in rubut, and while that’s amazing and delicious, I wanted to try something new.

Fig season came to Brooklyn a little late this year, so we had extra time to think up recipes using fresh figs. Fall came a little late, too, and the idea of not turning my oven on was appealing last week while the air conditioning was shut off, but we still had summer temperatures inside my apartment. That’s why when I found this recipe, I turned it into a CrockPot recipe.

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