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Shabbat Menu – Olive Oil


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To light the eternal flame, the children of Israel are commanded to bring pure oil of olives crushed for lighting.  I use olive oil in most everything. The diversity of flavors – from herbal to earthy can bring out the best of breads, salads, vegetables, fish, poultry and even steaks.  Heart healthy and a staple of the Mediterranean diet, olive oil is a precious part of our Biblical tradition and our culinary heritage.  This week we are highlighting a menu that shows many ways to use the amazing olive and its flavorful oil.

Zaatar and Olive Challah

Zaatar and Olive Challah


Moroccan Fava Bean Soup

Moroccan Fava Bean Soup

stuffed roll of beef

Stuffed Roll of Beef

Green Beans with Walnut and Green Olive Tapenade

Green Beans with Walnut and Green Olive Tapenade

orange rosemary glazed chicken breasts

Orange Rosemary Glazed Chicken Breasts

Chocolate Mousse with Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Chocolate Mousse with Extra Virgin Olive Oil

For last year’s Shabbat Menu Tetzaveh.

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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!




8 Responses to Shabbat Menu – Olive Oil

  1. If that is your menu, can I come for the meal?

  2. This is an outstanding menu Tamar. So festive and yet not fussy. I actually made zatar and olive challah this morning! Everything looks so absolutely gorgeous and festive looking, fit for a wedding. Love the look of the green beans. I will make this recipe (though I can’t use walnuts, will use almonds or cashews instead) and the chicken breasts are a must. Just a lovely lovely menu.

  3. What a beautiful looking menu! It all looks amazing but I have to admit I am partial to the olive oil mousse. I love the way olive oil and chocolate work together.

  4. i want to make that zaatar and olive challah this shabbat!

  5. Are you or did you cook all of this? Tell us when to come over, these recipes look fantastic! Our mouths are watering! Thank you so much!

  6. avatar says: CorB17

    Why can’t I get the recipe for Chocolate Mouse. I keep clicking on it and don’t get forwarded to the recipe.
    I am logged in.

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