Baba Ghanouj (Middle Eastern Roasted Eggplant and Tahini Dip)

Baba ghanouj

An eggplant lover’s delight, baba ghanouj is a classic Middle Eastern spread meant to be scooped up on wedges of pita bread. It’s also good as a dip for raw veggies.


Vegan Latkes (with Gluten-Free and Baked Variations)

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Here’s my tried-and-true recipe for vegan latkes (potato pancakes, a mainstay for Hanukkah celebrations), in which the grated potato is held together with oatmeal in place of the customary eggs. For a gluten-free version, quinoa flakes work splendidly. A small amount of grated carrot adds extra color and flavor. Adapted from Vegan Holiday Kitchen.  Photos by Hannah Kaminsky. This recipe makes 3 to 4 dozen latkes, depending on size. more→


Vegan Noodle Kugel

vegan noodle kugel recipe

This mildly sweet noodle pudding, made dairy-free, is a classic Jewish comfort food, and always welcome at celebrations such as the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah) and Hanukkah. Adapted from Vegan Holiday Kitchen. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky. more→


Israeli Salad

Israeli salad

Finely diced cucumbers, tomatoes, and bell peppers are central to this Israeli salad; other vegetables are sometimes added as well. For a homemade Middle Eastern feast, serve this with Hummus and Baked Falafel with Smoky Tahini Dressing. It’s a nice light dish to serve on the side of Vegan Latkes at Hanukkah; and I also really like this with Tofu and Potato Hash Browns. more→