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.
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.
For something lighter try my Creamy Carrot Soup.
Here are 3 of my favorite simanim inspired chicken dishes:
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...
Or the carb-free version Spinach Mushroom Kugel.
Apple desserts in the form of Tarts, Purses and Cakes grace my holiday table.
All are fresh and fast. But for something really effortless try my 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!