yom kippur gluten-free recipes

Yom Kippur Break Fast

Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, is one of the holiest days of the year for Jews. Fasting begins 20 minutes before sundown and ends after nightfall the following day.

Over here, we’re getting ready.  As you can see from the menu below, we enjoy breaking our fast in a lighter way –we’re not into the typical bagel and lox break fast with numerous rich and gooey desserts to follow.  In our house, soup is very soothing and is a key part of finishing our fasts.

G’mar tov!

The Pacific Food Everyday Chef Challenge is well on its way! Thank you everyone who voted for my Thai Vegetable Soup. Keep those votes coming!

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The winner of last weeks giveaway for a signed copy of The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook is ildiko v!

Today, I’m giving away a case of various Pacific Foods Broths and Soups including:

To enter just leave a comment below. Have a great weekend everyone!

UPDATE: This giveaway is now over. The winner of the giveaway was Amy Cazier. Thanks to everyone who participated!


  1. Carrie says

    Recently I found your website, It’s great for me, due to I just recently found out that gulten and dairy both give me problems. And I switched back to being a vegetarian. Thanks

  2. says

    i just recently discovered your website and nearly FELL OVER with excitement when I saw you have a menu for breaking the fast!! Its a few months away… but this will definitely come in handy! Looking forward to a seder menu… thats more urgent right now!!

  3. James Baxter says

    Just found out our Grandson (5yrs) is now restricted from wheat,corn, ectra. Just found your web site. You are a God send.
    Thank you,

  4. Angela says

    Today I made your beet salad with jicama and carrots. I liked it but thought it was missing something so I added grated apple. Sweet!

  5. Daniela says

    This meal looks fantastic! I recently moved into my college dorm, and have been entertaining the girls on my floor with your delicious recipes.

  6. Anita Z says

    I have loved exploring gluten free websites. your cookbook and website and jumpstarted my exploration into tasty gluten free treats. So far everything I have tried has been amazing! thanks for your amazing work.

  7. Bev says

    I am always amazed by your creativity with ingredients and am very appreciative that you share so much with others on your website. Don’t stop!!!

  8. Christine says

    I love the Carrot Ginger soup. it’s been my absolute favourite for the last few years. I keep some at work for a quick pick me up. much better than the usual donuts brought in by co-workers.
    would love to own your cookbook Elana. you rock!!! :)

  9. Tracy Milstead says

    Love all the giveaways on your website! Thank you for putting this food information on the internet for us to learn from!

  10. Faye Suggs Gannon says

    Love your site – have learned much from you. Now it’s time to start making stews, soups and chowders and it’s great to know about the broths and soups by Pacific Foods. Thanks!`

  11. says

    This spinach cake looks DIVINE!!!!! My sister and I have both been gluten-free for a number of months now but both facing certain challenges around what to eat to not get bored with food and to find more creative ways to get good balance without overconsuming. Your recipes seem to achieve just this! So thank you! We will be implementing them into our new challenge we are taking on come October :)

  12. 4kiddos says

    Oooo, I love Pacific Foods for something quick! Sent my daughter off to college with a stash of the Creamy Tomato for times she missed the cafe or nothing looked healthy.

  13. C. says

    L’shana tova to you and yours. My upright freezer just broke but when it’s not on the fritz I LOVE to make big batches of GF/CF soups, stews, and chilis to enjoy at our convenience throughout the winter. I’m always looking for new recipes to add to the rotation.

    • C. says

      Oh, I forgot to add that we enjoyed your rosemary apple chicken for our erev Yom Kippur meal at my sister’s recommendation. Her family loved it for Rosh Hashana and she strongly suggested that we give it a try. SO delicious!

  14. Anna L. says

    Such wonderful menu options! Looks amazing. “Molasses” spice cookies will be a next item to try to make. Thanks for such an awesome website. I picked up your cookbook in the store today. ;-)

  15. Jen P says

    I’m very interested in the 20 minutes before sundown being the beginning point of the fast. That makes me want to investigate fasting more as a religious practice.

  16. Amy says

    I have really, really been enjoying your website! I’ve recently gone gluten and dairy free and have not been happy with the gluten-free processed foods I’ve come across. Thank you for providing such a delicious alternative.

  17. chris says

    I’m new to your site and love it! Having just come off a fast, I’m hungry for good healthy soup! Lord, can I have soup please Thanks Elana<3

  18. rebecca gayne says

    I appreciate seeing your holiday menus. Will you be posting a menu for Sukkot? I plan to use your Spinach Cake in our sukkah.
    Thank you for your site; it is most helpful for our family adapting to a gluten free eating style.

  19. says

    I have your cookbook and love it. You are one of my favorites. Discovering almond flour has allowed me to have baked goods again. Thankyou for your wonderful recipes. Linda

  20. Tessa B says

    My family and I just love all of the wonderful recipes of yours that we have tried so far. My one-year-old son can’t eat the sesame crackers fast enough. Thank you so much.

  21. Mary says

    I’m really excited about trying some of your recipes. Just got a vitamix and also my first bag of honeyville flour. Yay!

  22. Christa says

    Thanks for all of the lovely recipes! I love finding grain-free recipes that I can make anti-candida diet-friendly. And thank you for sharing your religious and cultural heritage with us…I’m learning some new things!

  23. Raquel of Galilee says

    Elana, thank you for the honey cake recipe. It was the first time I ever used almond flour and being able to eat a yummy honey cake really brought me joy on Rosh HaShana.
    Hope you had an easy fast and that your prayers were heard.
    G’mar Tov! (may the outcome be a good one)

  24. Janet McAvoy says

    I am enjoying your recipes so much. I just have to omit the alenine family (onions, garlic, chives, etc) We now have an overbundance of butternut squash from our garden. I expecially enjoy the carrot Krugel made with the squash. Delicious. Thank you so much for your sharing.

  25. Kristin says

    What a beautiful menu! I better stop reading now though because I’m currently fasting for the holiday as well! Have an easy fast and thanks for providing excellent recipes time and time again.

  26. Judy H. says

    I *really* like it when you post menus or ideas for holidays, bringing past posts to the present again. I love soup, and while I’ve gotten bolder over the past year or so and made my own, having some in the pantry is a good thing–haven’t tried to make cashew carrot ginger on my own!

  27. Andrea says

    I was just thinking yesterday of what I am going to bring to the break-fast at my mother-in-laws. They do have the typical bagel and lox affair and I am the only one who actually fasts! So I needed something to bring that I could eat.

    Thank you!

  28. lorelei says

    wow! your website is amazing. i recently discovered that i have a gluten intolerance, and, after about four months of not eating bread, decided to look for some simple recipes to experiment with. i’ve bookmarked some of yours! thanks so much!

  29. Karen K says

    That spinach pie looks amazing! I love all the recipes I’ve tried so far. I was really missing crackers in my new GF life and the sesame crackers fit right in!

  30. Brenda Dee says

    Thanks 4 the “breaking the fast” ideas–Soup it is !!
    How ’bout some Feast of Tab. ideas to take to our potluck next Sat.

  31. says

    This menu looks amazing! Especially want to try the spinach dish:) And that soup recipe for the contest looks amazing, you can count on my votes! Just wanted to let you know that your website and recipe for vegan gluten free herb crackers was featured on Alicia Silverstone’s website, The Kind Life. Great recipes and great work. I love your site and glad that she is spreading the word to others about this great place on the web. You are amazing and I can’t thank you enough for sharing your talents with the rest of us.

  32. Sarah says

    I am so enjoying cooking from your cookbook! My mother send it to me (my son, her grandson, has Celiac) and it has made me happy to feed everyone so nutritiously and has made both of my kids extremely content and well fed. Thank you for putting together gluten-free baking recipes that do not contain processed sugar, and are so delicious.

  33. Rhonda says

    Your menu items are always so fresh and light. Minimal ingredients and preperations. Thanks for sharing your perspective.

  34. Lois Silverman says

    Just would like to wish you and your family a very happy and healthy new year! Love your site and your cookbook.

  35. Karen H. says

    One of the highlights of my day is to come here and check out the newly posted recipes and/or check out recipes in your archives. I am new here and have been thoroughly loving what I am finding.

    I just got some of the ingredients needed (almond flour, grapeseed oil, agave, etc) to really try out your recipes and I have loved every one I have tried so far.

    I would love to win the broths and soups-their cashew carrot ginger soup is one of my favorites!

    Thank you so much for all your hard work and for all of these great giveaways!

  36. Joseph Cuevas says

    I just looked at the recipe and it’s really similar to a dish from Spain that my family makes. Only we use raisins and a little Pimenton. Thanks again!

  37. Joseph Cuevas says

    Looks amazing! I actually going to a potluck tomorrow, and I think I might try to make the spinach cake. Thanks for always having great recipes!

  38. Jennifer Marie says

    I just received the book I won, Feeding Baby Green by Alan Greene, today!! So much great information and recipes for my little one. He devoured the chickpeas I whipped up for him at lunch. Thanks Elana!!

  39. Suzanne Fisher says

    Thank you so much for all your recipe ideas. I have several adopted children, with a variety of issues and keeping them well fed has been one of the best ways to keep them healthy. I can tell the difference in behavior. And, they are becoming quite the mini chefs, liking or not new things I try.

  40. Emily Jelassi says

    That menu looks delicious! I make a similar salad but I substitute strawberries for the peaches. I will use peaches next time. Thanks for the wonderful recipes…they’re fabulous!

  41. Amy K says

    I savor your “molasses” spice cookies regularly! I always have some in the fridge. They’re part of my nightly “treat” regimen.

  42. Georgia says

    I think this is a good time of year to have Yom Kippur! I would hate to have it in mid-Summer when sundown is well after 11:00 p.m. here! That would be torture when these lovely tidbits are taunting us every hungry minute!
    Though I’m not Jewish, you can be sure I’ll be trying this menu.

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