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Simanim Inspired Recipes For Rosh Hashanah


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I don’t like being put into a box, given a label or pegged as this or that.  Do you?  In food and life I appreciate the freedom to be creative and try new things and not let a single style define me.  Aside from words like fast, effortless and easy – which is how I characterize my cooking – I don’t fit into a movement or a mold in anyway, at least in my eyes.  When it comes to Rosh Hashanah though, I am more than happy to state my signature style – it has always been “simanim inspired”.  For a detailed explanation of simanim click here.  For my inspired recipes just scroll down.

Unstuffed Cabbage Soup

I used to make about 30 quarts of this soup every Rosh Hashanah.  I would freeze it in 2 quart containers and serve it throughout the Yom Tovim and beyond.  Now I have neither the freezer space nor the stovetop to accommodate all my big momma pots.  Point being it freezes well if cooking in bulk is your thing.

Non dairy Creamy Carrot Soup

Creamy Carrot Soup

For something lighter try my Creamy Carrot Soup.

Here are 3 of my favorite simanim inspired chicken dishes:

chicken with beets and sweets

Orange Chicken Thighs with Beets and Sweets

Date Glazed Roast Chicken


Not suggesting you make them all at the same meal, but this is a 3 day yuntif after all – so figured you need at least 3 new ideas.

Serve simanim sides like…

Wild Rice with Carrots and Beets

Wild Rice with Carrots and Beets

Spinach Noodle Kugel

Or the carb-free version Spinach Mushroom Kugel.

Whole Wheat Stuffing with Leeks

Whole Wheat Stuffing with Leeks

Pomegranate Glazed Carrots

 Apple desserts in the form of Tarts, Purses and Cakes grace my holiday table.

Apple Cardamom Tart

Puff Pastry Apple Purses

All are fresh and fast.  But for something really effortless try my Chocolate Cake with Pomegranate Swirl..

Chocolate Cake with Pomegranate Swirl

Chocolate Cake with Pomegranate Swirl

If that’s too easy, you can always make my One Bowl Amazing Choc Cake and serve it with the Swirl on the side.

What’s your signature simanim inspired dish?  Inspire us all in the comments below.

K’Tiva V’Chatima Tova!

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About Jamie Geller


Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."




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