Rosh Hashanah Menu

We had a great Labor Day weekend with lots of festivities.  In fact, my older son turned 12 during the weekend and we celebrated in various ways with lots of his friends.  It was an absolutely delightful time.

Now, though, it’s a bit of a zany week; a 2 day work week, given that Monday was a holiday and that Rosh Hashanah begins Wednesday evening at sundown.  We will be in synagogue Thursday and Friday, so there is an extra lot to get done today and tomorrow.

Part of what I’m doing is planning my Rosh Hashanah menu (see below); then of course there’s the cooking, which I love.  We will be having our friends Ron and Tova (and their girls) over for the holiday which will be a lot of fun.

It’s freebie time again! Today I’m giving away a copy of Feeding Baby Green by Dr. Alan Greene, perfect for those with little ones, or a great gift if you have a friend with a baby, or know someone who’s expecting.

Dr. Green’s site has been featuring my recipes lately and most recently the Pomegranate Salad you see above.  To be entered in the giveaway for Dr. Greene’s fabulous book leave a comment below. This giveaway will end on September 13th, 2010.

UPDATE: This giveaway is now over. Thanks to everyone who participated!


  1. Laurie says

    Hi, I just wanted to say that I made the Rosh Hashana menu tonight (2015) and it was great. I made the stuffed peppers, pomegranate salad with butter lettuce, fruit salad, and honey cake. I am a terrible cook but these all turned out well, especially the honey cake which I made with a combination of honey and agave, and coconut oil as the oil. Thanks!

  2. MANDA HILL says

    elana, i love your site! i visit it frequently for recipes. i am not gluten free, but i am low carb (atkins). it is easy to alter the recipes to fit my sugar free needs and they are delish! i love that you use almond flour!!!

  3. says

    Perfect timing…seeing as how I have about 10 friends who just gave birth! Love your recipes as always! :) When is Cookbook #2 coming out? :) Hope your publisher has already signed you on that deal. :)

  4. Liz says

    I’d love a copy of this book to donate to the lending library at my local not-for-profit family health and birth center. It would reach a lot of caring kitchens that way.

    Thank you for the joy that permeates your site. It’s great!

  5. says

    I love your site Elana! Thanks for doing giveaways! Your recipes have helped my family so much and it makes baking really simple, healthy and fun too!

  6. says

    Dear Elana.
    I love the stuffed date recipe. I usually have those ingredients on hand, so I will try them today.
    Thanks so much for having the best gf recipes ever! I tell all of my friends to sign up for your emails and recipes.
    Cyn Cyr

  7. Megan says

    Elana, I love your site! I recommend it to many friends, and EVERY recipe of yours I’ve made so far, I’ve loved! Thank you for sharing your creations with the world!

  8. Michelle Globis says

    Dear Elena – your website has been a god-send and has allowed me to continue enjoying the foods I love in ways that support my new body needs as I am preparing for my first pregnancy at 43. How lovely for baby’s first gift to be from an Earth mother such as you are to us and receiving a copy Feeding Greens to assist us on this journey. Sincerely best wishes on your holiday!
    Kind regards with fingers crossed!

  9. Nan says

    My lucky day – a new way to fix cauliflower; a cake recipe that I, low-sugar girl, can tweak and eat; and a great gift idea for an expectant/new mother.

    I wish I could share pomegranates from my tree for your holiday.
    (It is obvious your deeds exceed the seeds.)

    Blessings, Nan

  10. Anita Zachary says

    I have a 7 month old and love to experiment with healthy food for babies. With my first I used the LeLeche League cookbook for inspiration but would like something that focuses more on healthy food.

  11. Annette says

    I am pregnant with my first baby, and would love a good cookbook focused on healthy food for babies! I have a lot to learn! :-)

  12. Sarah Dombrowski says

    Thank you for all the opportunities to win great products! I would love to have this book to give to my sister-in-law and her one year old daughter Tillie! Thank You!

  13. Colleen A. says

    I love your website and have passed it along to anyone that is interested in G free. Thanks for all the guidance and keep the recipes coming….they’re fantastic. :) I would love to be entered to win the book. Thanks!

  14. says

    I would love a copy of this book! My husband and I are trying for our first baby and are eager to share our way of eating with our family. It’s a hard sell to the exteneded family since grains are so ingrained (ha!) in society. Regardless, I look forward to a healthy grain free, gluten free and green baby!

    Thanks for all the great recipes and tips!

  15. says

    I’ve seen Dr. Greene’s website before and have found it very helpful. I have a 2 year old and am pregnant with my 2nd, and would LOVE a copy of this book! Thanks for the opportunity! If I don’t win I think I’ll have to go get myself a copy anyway. :)

  16. Brandi says

    I have followed your site for a long time… it has helped me so much since going gluten free while breastfeeding my baby who has issues with gluten. She is almost 9 months old now and it would be AWESOME to have this book as we prepare to start solids with her soon!

  17. Missi S says

    I can’t wait to serve the cauliflower rice!!! I clicked the recipe link and though you said it might be one of your “worst food photos”…my stomach could not have disagreed more! *growling* ;)~~thanks!!

  18. says

    oh oh oh, count me in! I’m expecting!! Due Jan. 4th, just in time for some yummy homemade recipes..At least a good time to start experimenting. I don’t think baby will be eating solids for a while. :)

  19. Abby says

    I am not gluten-free but love your website and check it almost daily for your latest and greatest recipes. It’s like my escape from the daily grind. And I think it is so wonderful that you have such amazing give-aways. Thank you!

  20. Nathalie Meth says

    The only website I trust for my cooking and baking is this one! For my daughter’s 1st birthday party in July, I made the german chocolate cake, and quadrupled the recipe, and it was a huge, AMAZING cake, surrounded by your white cupcakes!
    I have been the biggest fan of all your recipes – I give all my friends the URL cause I have had such success with all the fun varieties of food. I would love to get this cookbook cause if you recommend it, it must be good!!!!!!!!!!!!
    And my baby girl LOVES to eat! She is a natural foodie, and proud of it :)

  21. says

    Hello I am expecting in just under 3 weeks! It will be my second baby as I have a two year old daughter named Shya! When she was a baby I made all her own baby food and when a time came where we had to buy a bottle of baby food (traveling) she wasn’t having any of it! I was a proud mother who thought look at my baby girl she already doesn’t like all that processed junk! Shya and I love your book and some of our favorites is the date pecan muffins and chocolate scones( Shya loves to make those because she gets all the chocolate chips that don’t make it into the bowl! Although I can’t wait to try that pecan pie…just have to find some agar flakes! I would love to win Dr. Green’s book in fact I am on my way to check out his website now! My twin sister has a 3 month old so this could be helping two little ones at the same time. Thanks!

  22. Marie says

    You always have such great meal plans- which is SO helpful! I love your kale tart recipe & I think I need to make the cauliflower rice recipe. I made the peach crisp recipe this Labor Day & it met RAVE reviews :) Like others, I would love the Feeding Baby Green as I’m just about to have my first baby & this will complement my Raising Baby Green book very well.

    Enjoy the holiday!

    p.s. can I just tell you how often I refer people to your website? I’m a pediatric ER nurse who sees a lot of kids with food allergies/sensitivies. I send many families your way to get started on dietary changes (even if gluten isn’t their issue). You are a phenomenal resource.

  23. Chelsey says

    I am just starting a gluten free diet for my newly diagnosed celiac fiancée and for myself, just for the health benefits. I LOVE this website (the green chili turkey burgers are AMAZING!!) I hope I win some more inspiration!!

  24. says

    Your website has been a lifesaver for our extended family. My sister and mother already have your cookbook!

    I passed on this menu to a friend of mine who was looking for some goodies for your upcoming holiday. Thanks for covering all the bases!

    Lastly, I’m interested in that book too. We’ll be starting a family hopefully very soon and I’m trying to explore good ways to feed the baby. :)

  25. Patti says

    I work with a new mom who has reached out to me for some baby feeding ideas. I am a “older mom” with older children! I love giving her tips that I used when my children were younger. She is so appreciative and has implemented many of the techniques I used. I made all my own baby food.

    I would love to give her Dr. Greene’s book as a gift knowing that it would help it boost her confidence in feeding her new little girl.


    Thank you for this opportunity.

  26. Charlene Hobot says

    What a great give away! A friend of mine just had a baby and would love the book. The holiday menu sounds tasty!

  27. says

    Bought your cookbook three months ago and have been busy making GF converts ever since! Love your recipes and your site. My daughter-in-law would love the Feeding Baby Green book for my granddaughter–thanks!

  28. lana gordon says

    What am I doing up so-o-o- very late? Cooking for the Chag (holiday) of course.Since almost everyone loves all the wonderful recipes I have prepared from your site; the squash Latkes,last weeks Peach Crisp, Biscotti,Fish Sticks and on and on I can’t go wrong once again.What is even nice was my long time friend (since we were in Brownies)had no idea that ALL my cooking when she came for a visit, is GLUTEN FREE!!

  29. S J says

    I love your cookbook and have been haunting your website for months. Thanks for all that you do. I’d love to win the Feeding Baby Green book. Down here near the border, it is hard to find gluten free mixes. Your recipes have been heaven sent.

  30. Amber says

    I live in Seattle where being “green” is very important; our city does compost pick ups, many coffee shops use compostable cups and straws, and many are beginning to raise their child “green”. I know many children here know the difference between the trash can, the recycle can, and the compost can. This book would be a great gift for a family I have nannied for the in the past who I am still quite close with. They have a two year old son and have a baby boy due in November. I know their mom would use this book all the time. :) Thanks Elana!

  31. Erica says

    I’ve been cooking/baking from you book for about a month now & love everything I’ve tried. Your apple clafoutis is part of our Erev Rosh Hashanah menu. Thank you for your many great recipes. L’shanah tovah!!

  32. Jennifer Marie says

    Oh…I’d love a how-to on feeding for my little men. We just began the foray into solids with our youngest this past month and he’s not liking jarred baby food…can’t say that I blame him.

  33. Sandy Starkman says

    Your recipes are so interesting, even to this no need for gluten free eater, but sometimes need it for friends- shana tova umetukah, but not with refined sugar!! Sandy

  34. Heidi says

    Elana, I have just ordered your book and am super excited to get GF cookin’! My two toddlers are enjoying what I’m making from your online recipe bank so far. Tomorrow, I’m all alone and going wild in the kitchen, with you of course ;)

  35. Amanda says

    Love this website! I have recommended it to many celiac friends. The stuffed dates look delish. Great giveaway too! :)

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