Honey Wheat Challah (View Recipe)
These recipes have been selected for Shabbat dinner because they are easy to make, some can be made ahead, but each one of them will make your Shabbat dinner a special one. Invite a Jewish friend!
- Brian's Broccoli Alioli (view recipe)
- Chicken Parmesan (view recipe)
- Curried Fried Rice (view recipe)
- Honey Baked Chicken (view recipe)
- Lemon Garlic Tilapia (view recipe)
- Roast of Beef (view recipe)
- Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Peppers (view recipe)
Oneg Shabbat Recipes
Recipes to make and bring to Oneg lunch.
- Curried Chicken Salad (view recipe)
- Egg Salad (view recipe)
- Tuna Salad (view recipe)
- Potato Salad (view recipe)
Rosh HaShannah (Feast of Trumpets)
Apple Honey Muffins (view recipe)
Apples & Honey Baked Chicken (view recipe)
Apple & Honey Fritters (view recipe)
Yom Kippur Neilah
(This is a break-the-Fast after Yom Kippur)
Easy Kugel--you can make ahead! (view recipe)
Soups and Salads
Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles)
Soups and Salads
- Black Bean Soup (view recipe)
- Esau's Red Pottage (view recipe)
- Stephanie's Autumn Harvest Soup (view recipe)
Hanukkah (Festival of Lights)
- Hanukkah Cream Cheese Cookies (view recipe)
- Handcrafted Donuts (view recipe)
- Judah Macabee Chocolate Cookies (view recipe)
- Irresistible Apple Fritters (view recipe)
- Nadia's Wonderful Crispy Latkes (view recipe)
- Oven Baked Latkes (view recipe)
- Potato Pumpkin Latkes (view recipe)
- Sweet Potato Apple Latkes (view recipe)
Going to a Hanukkah party and don't know what to bring? Here are some Suggestions.
Purim (Feast of Esther)
Savory Hamantaschen (view recipe)
- Cheese Filling for Hamantaschen (view recipe)
- Queen Esther's Hamantaschen (view recipe)
- Rebbetzin's Hamantaschen (view recipe)
- Gifts for the Poor: Manot Gift Basket (view recipe)
Pesach (Passover: Feast of Unleavened Bread)
Ceremonial: all recipes made from scratch!
Soups and Salads:
- Whole Wheat Matzo (view recipe)
- Sage Roasted Chicken (view recipe)
- Broccoli Mushroom Casserole (view recipe)
- Carrot Apple Kugel (view recipe)
- Baked Herbed Potatoes (view recipe)
- Passover Broccoli Souffle (view recipe)
- Potato Carrot Kugel (view recipe)
- Passover Fudge Muffins (view recipe)
- Cheesecake (view recipe)
- Matzo Praline Strips (view recipe)
- Passover Fudge Brownies (view recipe)
- Passover Macaroons (view recipe)
- Pesadik Strawberry Cheesecake (view recipe)
- Chocolate Cream Macaroon Tarts (view recipe)
- Quick and Easy Passover Peanut Butter Cookies (view recipe)
- Pesadik Almond Apple Cake (view recipe)
Spinach Cheese Scones (view recipe)
- Broccoli Cheese Casserole (view recipe)
- Easy Kugel (view recipe)
- Spinacca (view recipe)
- Veggie Frittata (view recipe)
- Cheese Blintzes (view recipe)
- Dinah's Cheesecake (view recipe)
- No Bake Milk and Honey Balls (view recipe)
- Rugelach (view recipe)
Rebbetzin's Kefir Recipes
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Some have asked why bake with kefir seeing as the hot temperature kills the probiotic? The answer is that the kefir will culture your baking product (or predigest the carbohydrates) if you let it sit and rest for awhile before putting it into the oven. The end result is that when you eat cultured food your digestive system can work more efficiently, you will have more energy and your body will store less calories. This is very helpful in losing weight or maintaining an ideal weight.
Cake and Pie
- Kefir Brownie Cake (get recipe) This is an easy to make, moist, almost fudge-like cake.
- Kefir Cultured Pie Crust (get recipe) This makes a nice flaky crust.
- Pumpkin Kefir Pie (get recipe) Somewhat like a custard with a pleasing mild pumpkin taste.
- Easy Kefir Cream Cheese (get recipe) with several flavorful recipes.
To make your salad dressings, mix 2 parts kefir cream cheese (any flavor) and 1 part liquid kefir, mix until smooth and there you have it! (Kefir better than yogurt?)
Baking with Kefir is the quickest, easiest way to get cultured food (sourdough) results in a fraction of the time! And it hardly tastes sour! (Health benefits of sourdough.) Whole Wheat Kefir Bread, Single Rise (get recipe)
But, if you want whole grain bread that is easier to digest, you should go for slow rise sourdough bread. You will need to use a sourdough starter. So, first you must make the sponge. Try this sourdough sponge recipe using kefir instead of water and it will be ready in 3 days instead of seven! (Kefir Sponge recipe).
Suggestion: Make the sponge Monday evening and let it ferment 3 days. Thursday evening make the starter as directed. Friday morning it is ready to make your challah, to enjoy for Shabbat dinner. The next week, just make the starter on Thursday evening from your sponge and go from there.
The following yeast bread recipes can also be converted into slow rise sourdough.
- Honey Wheat Kefir Challah (get recipe) Lighter whole wheat!
- Kefir Butterhorn Rolls (get recipe) to impress your guests!
- Kefir Banana Muffins (get recipe) moist and spongey!
- Whole Wheat Kefir Biscuits (get recipe)
- Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins (get recipe) Light and fluffy!
- Apple Fritters (get recipe)
(Raw recipes make you feel so good, and are so quick to make!)
- Raw Spaghetti Sauce: Really fresh tasting and nutritious! (get recipe)
- Veggie Pizza: A fresh warm sourdough crust, topped with raw veggies! (get recipe)
- Tandoori Chicken Masala (get recipe) Moist and tender chicken!
Refreshing Veggie Smoothies or Soups
20 minutes after having any of these, you will feel good, refreshed and satisfied!
Kefir Fruit Smoothies
A natural antibiotic! Have one of these instead of a high calorie snack!
- "Apple Pie" Kefir (get recipe)
- Pineapple Coconut Kefir (get recipe)
- Strawberry Orange Kefir (get recipe)
- Peaches 'N Cream (get recipe)
Going Out of Town?
How to Take Kefir with you. Or to leave it at home: strain your grains, put them in a glass jar, just barely cover with milk and put in refrigerator. Grains will sleep well up to 7 days, then you will need to put them in fresh milk. If you will be gone for more than 7 days, put your kefir grains in half and half instead of milk. The extra nutrition will keep them healthy for 2 weeks. If left longer than this, your kefir grains may risk dying.