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Shabbat Menu of 08. 31.2018

🍸White Peach Sangria

A great and beautiful pitcher cocktail!

3 white peaches, cubed

1/4 cup sugar

1 tbsp lemon juice

3 sprigs Rosemary (or more)

Stir to combine, and let sit for 20 minutes.

Add 3 cups white wine, and 6 oz gin and refrigerate until cold.

🍞Wasabi Challah Loaf

Add 2-4 tbsp Wasabi paste to your Challah dough liquids, plus mix a tsp of Wasabi with egg wash before baking.

🍮Cashew Basil and Olive Dip

Blend in blender until very smooth, add a bit of water if needed:

1 9.5 oz jar green olives

1 cup raw cashews soaked in hot water for 10 min.

2 tbsp lemon juice

2 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp water

1/4 cup fresh basil leaves

2 garlic cloves

🥗Minted Tomatoes

4 large tomatoes, chopped

8 scallions, chopped

2/3 cup chopped fresh mint

olive oil and salt to taste.

🐟Mediterranean Spiced Cod

4 Cod Fillets

1/2 cup mayo

2 tbsp lemon juice

1 garlic clove

1 tsp fresh ginger

1/2 tsp ground coriander

1/2 tsp turmeric

1/2 tsp cumin

1/4 tsp paprika

1/8 tsp cayenne

pinch of cinnamon


Mix the mayo and all spices, spread on top and underneath the cod, let the flavors absorb into the fish for a minimum of 30 minutes. Bake at 450 for 12-15.

🍝Eggplant and Sun-dried Tomato Orecchiette Pasta

>Sun-dried tomato: Blend 1 cup sun-dried tomato, 1/4 cup olive oil, 1 cup fresh basil, 3 cloves garlic, 1 tbsp nutritional yeast.

>Cube 1 eggplant, season with salt and pepper and fry in oil until soft- about 8 minutes. Add 1 tsp of fresh or dry oregano to the eggplant and stir for another minute, add sun-dried tomato mixture and heat for another 2 minutes.

>Cook orecchiette pasta (Trader Joe's has with their artisan pastas) and combine with eggplant and sun-dried tomato mixture.

🍜Vegetarian Thai Curry

(serves 4)

>Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a pot or deep skillet,

>Add 1 chopped onion, some salt and cook for 5 min, add 1 tsp garam masala, 1 tsp curry powder, 1 tsp turmeric.

>Add 1 tbsp grated ginger, 2 minced garlic cloves and mix for 30 seconds.

>Add 1 red pepper and 1 green pepper sliced into strips, 1 chili pepper and 3 carrots and cook for another 5 minutes.

>Add 1 14 oz can coconut milk, 1/2 cup water, 1 tsp coconut sugar. Let simmer for 10 min. or until soft.

>Then remove from heat and flavor with 1 tbsp soy sauce, 2 tsp rice vinegar or lime juice.

>Divide curry into bowls with jasmine rice, and garnish with your choice of chopped fresh parsley, cilantro, basil, mint, sriracha...

🍚Brown Jasmine Rice- According to package directions to be served with curry.

🥩Wine and Rosemary Marinated Beef


Wine mixture: 3 tbsp red wine, 3 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tsp sugar.

Mix with 2 lbs chuck steak, cut into even cubes.

Marinate for 3- 12 hours.

Prep vegetables to thread onto skewers: onion, pearl onion, pepper, mushroom, zucchini... Any and all works! Add 2 rosemary sprigs onto each skewer, pushed between the meat and vegetables. It adds tremendous flavor.

Bake at 400 degrees, 10-12 minutes on each side.

🥧Chocolate Kokosh Cake

Call your mom or grandma :) or use the "Purple Cookbook" Spice and Spirit page 381 recipe. Many bloggers have recipes too.

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