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Shabbat Menu – Grapes


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In this week’s parsha, we encounter the laws of the nazir, an individual who voluntarily foresakes wine, grapes or any products distilled from grapes, lets his or her hair grow long, and avoids contact with a dead body.  Today, we have many ways of expressing piety without abstinence.  This parsha is also a reminder that grapes have the potential to sanctify or to debase.  We look to this week’s menu with the spirit of elevation, incorporating the grape (in various forms) throughout each course of our Shabbat menu.

Spicy Chicken and Grape Lettuce Cups

Brisket in Wine Sauce

Brisket in Wine Sauce

 Couscous with Carrots and Walnuts

Wilted Spinach with Crispy Garlic

Wilted Spinach

Red Grape Cake with Olive Oil

Red Grape Olive Oil Cake 

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About Tamar Genger MA, RD


Tamar lives in New York and is the mother of three amazing children, a Registered Dietitian, professor of Nutrition, and as you can probably guess, a foodie! Tamar loves to travel with her family and visits kosher restaurants wherever she goes. Although she loves the sights, she spends more time talking about the restaurants and food she ate! As a mom and a nutritionist, Tamar tries to balance her passion for healthy cooking with her insatiable desire for chocolate!




3 Responses to Shabbat Menu – Grapes

  1. I’m looking for recipes that can be cooked in a crockpot from before Shabbat until lunch on Shabbat .

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