Hanukkah Menu

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 a goat or chickens for a family.  That will be their gift.  The gift of giving.  Though I’ve heard rumors that the grandparents will be sending gifts to the boys (as they do each year) and that’s just fine with me.

Here are links to websites with gluten free Hanukkah round-ups and recipes you may enjoy:

I was so touched by all of your comments to my post on Half the Sky.  This book is touching and brilliant and one that can change the world.  And from your comments, it sounds like many of you are changing the world as well and making it a much better place for all of us.

During this holiday season there is so much to be thankful for and it’s wonderful when we can all count our blessings together.  I read this amazing article in my local paper by Aimee Heckel on the holidays and Black Friday in particular and was very moved by its message, you may want to read it as well.


13 responses to “Hanukkah Menu”

  1. I am relatively new to cooking with Almond flour. My grandson and his mother, my daughter have been taken off of all grains. I started cooking gluten free to support them and discovered I do not have arthritis after all. The pain has all disappeared. I will eat gluten free from now on.

    Thank you for so graciously sharing your own recipes. You are a blessing.

    Shalom, Pat

  2. All of these recipes look wonderful! I am not Jewish, but plan to try the recipes. I just printed them off.

  3. Happy Hanukkah! If a bit early… :)

    I just wanted to say that I LOVE your blog. I’ve been silently stalking it for a while now and even though I don’t have gluten-free needs, I’m thinking I should start doing a gluten-free day once a week so I can try some of your tasty recipes!

    Now I’ve got to go work on my own Hanukkah menu. Yay!

  4. Elana…Thanks so much for your great recipes. First place I heard of grapeseed oil. For your cookies and muffins I substitute almond flour for 1/2 ground almonds and half brown rice flour and add extra tsp. of baking powder , my fellow hairstylist can’t believe cookies taste so good and are healthy, they are also amazed at ingredients they have never heard of that are so good for you and taste great.
    God Bless you,

  5. I made your butternut squash latkes from your cookbook last year and they are SOOOO awesome. Can’t wait to make them this year.

  6. Elana, thanks for the menu. I’m not Jewish, but I’m really interested in what other traditions love to share at holidays. The latkes look fabulous, and I have lots of butternut squash from the garden, so I can’t wait to try them.

    By the way, I tried making your almond pancakes from your cookbook (a recipe I love) with caramelized onions. They were wonderful!!!

    Thanks so much for your wonderful cookbook! It’s my favorite…


  7. Elana…I am not Jewish but I LOVE latkes. A college roommate introduced me years ago and I was hooked.

    However for the past couple years I have been gluten free and avoid things like potatoes and rice, etc. This cramped by latke style. And now..you introduced me to the concept of butternut squash latkes…and soon carrot. Already my mind is buzzing with ideas!

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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