Whitefish Guacamole Spices Up Chanukah

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Contributed by Katy Morris

Need some help spicing up your Chanukah dinner celebrations? No problema!

Renowned Chef Julian Medina invites you to venture south of the border for the Festival of Lights this year. Actually, just south of Houston.

Once again, he has combined his Mexican heritage, present-day Jewish practice, and culinary erudition to create an enticing four-course Mexican Chanukah dinner at each of Toloaches and Yerba Buena for a non-traditional yet authentic holiday feast. Continue reading

Nomoo Cookie Give-Away- One for You & One for a Lucky Friend

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Freshly baked and dairy-free (parve) cookies, delivered directly to your doorstep? Yes, indeed!

Be sure to scroll down for the Nomoo Cookie Give-away. What a great gift for all you cookie monsters!

Nomoo Cookie Company is a new Pennsylvania based, certified kosher bakery that offers eight playfully named varieties of cookies. We taste tested them all and couldn’t find any that we didn’t love. No dairy, no preservatives, no need to leave the house. No joke. Continue reading

Sizzling Latke Variations for Chanukah

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Chanukah, Hanukkah, Hannuka, however you transliterate it,  it spells L-A-T-K-E  deliciousness for all eight nights of celebration.

Starting with the perfect traditional potato latke (pancake) and winding our way from savory to sweet, we’re providing a range of flavors and ingredients for you to sizzle at home as you celebrate. Continue reading

Warm up with Winter Cooking Classes

Photo: Home Cooking NYC

Photo: Home Cooking NYC

Contributed by Katy Morris

As December’s temps drop we head straight to the kitchen for some extra warmth and long afternoons exploring new ideas and re-visiting old favorites. Looking for inspiration? We love to amp up our game by learning from the experts.

In that spirit, here’s our annual end of the year kosher-friendly cooking class round up. We believe it will satisfy all of your culinary curiosities – at least until next year! Continue reading

Kabocha and Coconut-Ginger Soup

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My friends Melissa and Marissa taught a group of friends how to make this creamy vegan soup (along with other wonderful dishes) in a Celebration of Harvest hands-on-cooking class at Chabad of Westport, CT this week. For those of you who couldn’t be there, Continue reading

Seasonal Snippet: Sweet Potatoes & Why We Love Them

Sweet potatoes: NOT the prettiest girls at the market

Sweet potatoes: NOT the prettiest girls at the market

Contributed by Katy Morris

Whipped to creamy perfection and topped with toasted pecans? Roasted and sprinkled with a dash of cinnamon? Perhaps baked into a cupcake and generously frosted?

There are so many ways to enjoy sweet potatoes; it’s hard to choose just one. And given we are in the throes of Thanksgiving menu planning right now, we’re serving up everything you need to know about this highly nutritious but slightly unattractive veggie in this month’s Seasonal SnippetContinue reading

Kosher Kitchensurfing at Home

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Contributed by Katy Morris

Ready to take a break from holiday cooking challenges even before Thanksgiving and eight nights of Chanukah throw those kitchen curve balls at you?  If you’re looking for an effortless alternative, and you already feel relieved as you imagine a professional chef keeping your turkey moist or your latkes crisp, Kitchen Surfing has the answer.

And now there are kosher options. Continue reading

Making Perfect Autumnal Ravioli

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Contributed by Katy Morris

One of the most popular New York based kosher chefs of Kitchensurfing and Chef de Cuisine of Prime at the Bentley, Chef David Egidio Donagrandi, offered his take on a classic seasonal ravioli recipe, crafted exclusively for Kosher Like Me readers. We are indeed, honored and appreciative.

These pumpkin or butternut squash filled ravioli are a perfect way to use the bright orange gourds you’ll find at your farmers’ market through November and December.  Continue reading