Soups, salads, and appetizers

Red lentil soup (AKA that red, red pottage) 2

In parshat Toldot, lentil soup plays a big role. In fact, it’s the price of a firstborn’s birthright! This soup is good, and can be parve (neither dairy nor meat), meat (made with broth), or even dairy (garnished with greek yogurt or tangy sour cream.) It’s reddish because of the […]

Pumpkin peanut soup 1

This creamy pumpkin peanut soup is a good Rosh Hashanah, Sukkot, Shabbat, or fall recipe. It’s flavorful, a little different, and delicious! Pumpkin Peanut Soup 1 small onion, chopped 1T coconut oil (regular cooking oil works, too, but coconut oil smells so great and gives a little flavor depth) 1 […]


Zhug is a really spicy, strongly flavored Yemenite hot sauce. My husband loves it with pretty much everything, but especially roasted eggplant and challah. (I don’t remember where I got this recipe–years ago–but the measurements are approximate.) Zhug 1 lb serrano peppers 5 whole heads garlic 1 C or 1 […]