Are you ever in search of ways to “clean up” traditional Jewish recipes for the holidays? I am not a strict Paleo follower, but I do love using Paleo recipe books because they make cooking clean recipes in a Kosher kitchen pretty easy (mostly because they don’t include dairy).
I am a big fan of various Paleo cookbooks and bloggers (I’ll share my faves in another post). Usually, I skip over many recipes that include shellfish, pork and other no-no’s when it comes to keeping Kosher. Plus, the standard Paleo recipe books do not include traditional Jewish recipes.
However, I recently hit the recipe book jackpot with The New Yiddish Kitchen: Gluten-Free and Paleo Kosher Recipes for the Holidays and Every Day! This book includes the traditional Jewish holiday classics and I am pumped to try the recipes. It also includes a holiday menu planning section at the end. I’ve added three of their recipes to this year’s Rosh Hashanah line up.
Here is our dinner menu plan for Rosh Hashanah, for 10 people. (*Not Paleo)
- Apples & honey*
- Chopped liver*
- Matzo ball soup (gluten free, from the box)*
- Roasted Chicken legs and thighs
- Sweet & Sour Meatballs*
- Field greens with pecans and pomegranate seeds (New Yiddish Kitchen)
- Egg yolk challah* (Kosher on a budget)
- Sweet noodle kugel*
- Sweet potato kugel (New Yiddish Kitchen)
- Apple Honey cake (New Yiddish Kitchen)
Are you planning a yummy, healthy meal for the holidays? What is your go-to Rosh Hashanah recipe or menu items?