posts tagged "hanukkah"
Posted on December 18, 2014
All of the Jewish holidays have fabulous culinary traditions, and Hanukkah is no exception. During Hanukkah, we celebrate the miracle of lights with fried food. How is frying connected to Judaism? I’ll get to that in a minute. First, a few words about this apple fritter recipe, a spectacular Hanukkah dessert. Sweet rings of freshly sliced apple are dipped in a grain-free, nut-free batter made of coconut flour, arrowroot powder, and eggs, then deep fried until golden and crispy.
Fried foods […]
Posted on December 5, 2012
Latkes with apple sauce are my favorite part of the Hanukkah meal –gluten-free, grain-free and Paleo of course.
The Hanukkah meal is a special dinner for us during the holiday season, we look forward to it all year. As soon as the gluten-free latkes hit the plate, they seem to disappear. Boys + latkes = lethal combination.
I am sharing our Paleo Hanukkah Menu so that you too can enjoy this amazing holiday whether you are Jewish or not.
I began the tradition […]
Posted on December 2, 2010
Hanukkah oh Hanukkah come light the menorah! Let’s have a party we’ll all dance the horah! Hanukkah is the festival of lights. During this time, the darkest time of year, we celebrate the miracle of light, and it is a holiday that I enjoy ever so much.
In Judaism, Hanukkah is merely a minor festival; our big holidays, or “holy days” are Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah. Hanukkah lasts 8 days and involves the nightly lighting of the Menorah (referred to also as a Hanukiah). What […]
Posted on November 30, 2010
Latkes are everyone’s favorite Jewish fried food. The typical latke is made with potato, flour and eggs. I however, like to make a more Paleo friendly latke and now with this new recipe, I have 2 versions of Paleo pancakes.
Generally at Hanukkah, I make a Butternut Squash Latke, though this year I was searching for a bit of variety and so came up with this Carrot Scallion Latke. Why carrots? Well, first of all, my younger son asked me to […]
Posted on November 29, 2010
Wow, Thanksgiving is barely over and it’s time for Hanukkah already! I’m planning the festivities for the first night of Hanukkah (it’s this Wednesday night) if you can believe that.
I’m not in the habit of buying much Hanukkah paraphernalia and such for my boys, I like to keep this holiday simple and on point, which is a celebration of light during the darkest time of the year.
This year we will go on Heifer International and they’ll each get to buy […]
Posted on December 11, 2009
Kumquats are in season right now. What’s a kumquat you ask? Essentially it’s a citrus fruit that closely resembles an orange, though it is much smaller. If you want to know more about kumquats there is a great article over at the Cooking Light website.
Meanwhile, here’s a cozy holiday recipe for gluten free Kumquat Garlic Chicken. We’re having this tonight for the first night of Hanukkah, along with Squash Latkes and gluten free Matzo Ball Soup, of course.
Kumquat Garlic Chicken
Posted on December 7, 2009
Hanukkah begins this Friday at sundown. My older son is sitting next to me as I write up this post. As I read the text out loud, he exclaimed, “Really?!” He’s getting into the Hanukkah spirit and you can too with this yummy little gluten free, higher protein holiday menu below.
I’m looking forward to whipping up a batch of Squash Latkes and Homemade Apple Sauce this Friday and lighting our menorah.
Roasted Chicken with Olives and Prunes
Kale with Cranberries
Butternut Squash Latkes
Posted on April 3, 2009
Are you spending too much time on the computer? That’s a question I’ve been asking myself a lot lately. After reading this article in The Atlantic and finding out about this new site that calculates the amount of time spent on twitter, I’ve really been pondering this matter.
I haven’t been pondering it too much though. Instead, last weekend, I took a break and left my computer off for 48 hours. Wow, I did have quite a surprise on Monday morning, […]
Posted on December 19, 2008
Hanukkah is only 2 days away! It starts on December 21st at sundown. The big question? What to serve for the holiday of lights and oil.
Here is a festive menu that I have put together for a delicious Hanukkah dinner, full of lovely winter vegetables in peak season. You don’t have to tell anyone it’s gluten-free, dairy-free and does not contain processed white sugar. I’ve served this to crowds before and no one had a clue. They just chowed. Enjoy […]
Posted on November 18, 2008
This moist festive dessert is a perfect healthy treat for your holiday celebrations.
Yum. Gluten Free and Dairy Free Orange Cake. There’s something special about oranges. Such a simple fruit yet, bursting with flavor and possibility, they remind me of winter, specifically Christmas.
A while back I told ~M, one of my favorite readers, that I would post my version of Claudia Roden’s Gateau a l’Orange. This moist festive gluten free orange cake makes an ideal dish for holiday celebrations.
Posted on July 29, 2008
I love apple sauce in any weather. The thought of turning on the oven to make some right now? Or lighting up the stove? In this heat? Not a good one. What to do? Make raw apple sauce. It’s tart, tangy, refreshing and delicious. On top of that, “uncooking” cuts back on energy consumption. It also keeps the house nice and cool –as cool as it can be on these 90 […]
Posted on December 3, 2007
Healthy, gluten free, potato free latke recipe for Hanukkah.
Hanukkah is a day away and that means only one thing: fried food! Lots of it. Yum. I love a good crispy latke, or just about anything fried for that matter.
Below is my favorite recipe for latkes. I have been making these gluten-free latkes for 5 plus years and my family still rejoices each Hanukkah when I serve them.
Butternut Squash Latkes
4 cups butternut squash, peeled and grated
1 small onion, peeled and grated
Posted on December 2, 2007
I love the season of late fall, just before the winter solstice. The days get super short –well, I don’t love that. Nevertheless, I enjoy the chill in the air and seeing the mountains covered in snow.
For me, cold weather is merely a great excuse to stay home and bake, and this time of year, I especially like to serve warm homemade applesauce. I peel apples and bake them in the oven. The house smells amazing and when it’s Hanukkah, […]
Posted on February 22, 2007
More kale mom!
Say hello to Kale with Cranberries! This salad recipe contains: kale, a cancer fighting superfood packed with flavonoids; cranberries, high in vitamin C; and pine nuts, the edible seed of the pine tree, and higher in protein than any other seed.
My boys fight over this one. The four of us can finish off the 2 bunches of kale that the recipe calls for in one sitting. Even when their dad is not home for dinner, the three of […]
Posted on December 21, 2006
These gluten free vegan holiday cookies are a fun project for Hanukkah, Christmas and Santa Lucia.
Last week, the boys’ Waldorf school, Shining Mountain had a Santa Lucia celebration. What is Santa Lucia, you ask – a pre-Christian feature of modern day Catholicism; a mid-winter festival of light on one of the longest nights of the year. Lucia translates to Lucy, which means light, as in lucid. She is the saint of radiant clarity.
Anyway, let me not digress into religious history […]