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Israeli BBQ Recipes, Just in Time for Summer

by Birthright Israel Foundation July 2, 2020 at 8:16 pm
Israelis grilling

Israeli BBQ Recipes, Just in Time for Summer

by Birthright Israel Foundation July 2, 2020 at 8:16 pm

You don’t have to be a seasoned professional to capture the grilling spirit of an Israeli BBQ here in the U.S. this summer. Israelis are known for their delicious charred shashlik (shish kabobs) and steakim (steaks). Our homeland’s Independence Day is commemorated in Spring with massive celebratory barbecues at the national parks (although this year’s celebration was a little different). Whether it’s a patriotic 4th of July celebration or a family Shabbat dinner, there’s plenty of time to add some Israeli flavor to your epic summer barbecue. American and Israeli BBQ From Mexican barbacoa to the tandoori of India, cooking with fire plays a central role in cultural celebrations and feasts around the globe. Read More

A Kiddush Sprinkle Cookie Recipe You’ll Absolutely Love

by Birthright Israel Foundation June 15, 2020 at 8:00 am
Chef David Ratz' Sprinkle Cookie

A Kiddush Sprinkle Cookie Recipe You’ll Absolutely Love

by Birthright Israel Foundation June 15, 2020 at 8:00 am

It’s the cookie any American Jew knows and absolutely loves – the Kiddush cookie. Sometimes known as a sprinkle or confetti cookie too. This light-colored mound of goodness is complete with colorful sprinkles. You may even find them dipped in chocolate and then covered in sprinkles! They are showcased in synagogues around America on Saturday mornings post-Shabbat services. You’ll Read More

Celebrate the Season with Sweet and Savory Shavuot Recipes

by Birthright Israel Foundation May 27, 2020 at 8:00 am
Cheese Blintzes

Celebrate the Season with Sweet and Savory Shavuot Recipes

by Birthright Israel Foundation May 27, 2020 at 8:00 am

Whether you haven’t pulled an all-nighter since studying for your college exams or you stay up studying Torah every year, the Jewish festival of Shavuot is a smorgasbord of delicious food. The holiday is known, after all, as the Feast of Weeks. While blintzes and cheesecake are often the stars of the show, they’re far from the only Shavuot recipes worth making. Read More

Passover Recipes for Every Plate—and Every Palate

by Birthright Israel Foundation April 7, 2020 at 8:00 am
Passover Seder Plate

Passover Recipes for Every Plate—and Every Palate

by Birthright Israel Foundation April 7, 2020 at 8:00 am

Spring has sprung. Passover is here and you’re already thirsting for the four promises of redemption. Although it’s tempting to think about reclining, everything will fall flatter than the bread of affliction without a little Passover planning. On Passover, we like to mingle the holiday’s greatest hits with a few contemporary recipes. Read More

Recipe Feature: Israeli Salad

by Birthright Israel Foundation November 20, 2019 at 7:28 am

Recipe Feature: Israeli Salad

by Birthright Israel Foundation November 20, 2019 at 7:28 am

Let’s add a little Israeli flare to Thanksgiving this year and serve a delicious Israeli salad. So many of our participants not only discover the history of Israel but the flavors as well, and we can almost guarantee that after their Birthright Israel trip, they love Israeli salad. What You Need 2 plum tomatoes, seeds removed and diced 1 bell pepper, diced 1/2 cucumber, diced Juice of one lemon 1/4 cup chopped parsley 2-3 tablespoons olive oil Salt and pepper (to taste) What You Do Add all vegetables to a large bowl.Toss Read More

Thanksgiving Recipe Feature: Spiced Sweet Potato Latkes with Yogurt

by Birthright Israel Foundation November 13, 2019 at 5:02 am

Thanksgiving Recipe Feature: Spiced Sweet Potato Latkes with Yogurt

by Birthright Israel Foundation November 13, 2019 at 5:02 am

You most likely eat sweet potatoes on Thanksgiving, maybe drizzled with melted marshmallow or sweetened with sugar, but have you tried serving sweet potato latkes? How about sweet potato latkes with a spiced yogurt? We know you’re saying to yourself, “YUM,” so why not add some Israeli flavor into your Thanksgiving meal and serve our Sweet Potato Latkes with Yogurt this year. WHAT YOU NEED 3 cups grated sweet potatoes3 tablespoons flour1 teaspoon ground black pepper1 teaspoon sea salt1/2 teaspoon mild paprika1/2 teaspoon garlic powder1/4 teaspoon cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle2 eggs, lightly beatenOil for cooking1 cup finely chopped onion (about 1 medium onion)2/3 cup Greek yogurt WHAT YOU DO Preheat oven to 395 degrees.Mix Read More

High Holiday Recipe: Apples, Honey & Pomegranate Crumb Pie

by Lindsay Morrison • Atlanta, GA September 23, 2019 at 8:22 am
Apple Crumb Pie

High Holiday Recipe: Apples, Honey & Pomegranate Crumb Pie

by Lindsay Morrison • Atlanta, GA September 23, 2019 at 8:22 am

We are excited to share 2012 Birthright Israel alumna, Lindsay Morrison’s favorite High Holiday recipe on the blog! Keep scrolling to learn how to make this delicious treat and read more about the impact Birthright Israel had on Lindsay. We promise her interview is just as sweet as the recipe! Read More

Passover Recipe: Coconut-Halva Macaroons By Alumnus Jake Cohen

by Jake Cohen • New York, NY April 15, 2019 at 8:53 am
Jake Cohen's Cocounut Halva Macaroons

Passover Recipe: Coconut-Halva Macaroons By Alumnus Jake Cohen

by Jake Cohen • New York, NY April 15, 2019 at 8:53 am

Jake Cohen is a one-of-a-kind Birthright Israel alumnus and nice Jewish boy. His recipes and words have been featured on Food 52, Huffington Post Taste, Food and Wine Magazine, and Saveur Magazine to name a few. Currently, Jake is the editorial and test kitchen director of TheFeedFeed.com. Jake went on his Birthright Israel journey in 2013 and has been in love with the flavors of Israel ever since! Jake’s Story For me, Birthright Israel was my first foray into my love affair with Israeli cuisine. Read More

Passover Recipe: Barbara’s Matzo Ball Soup by Rachel Belle

by Birthright Israel Foundation April 9, 2019 at 3:52 am
Rachel Belle Matzo Ball Soup

Passover Recipe: Barbara’s Matzo Ball Soup by Rachel Belle

by Birthright Israel Foundation April 9, 2019 at 3:52 am

Rachel Belle is a Birthright Israel alumna, host and co-producer of the acclaimed podcast “Your Last Meal.” She’s a feature reporter on KIRO Radio in Seattle, and “Seattle Weekly” voted her the city’s best FM Radio Personality.  and a feature reporter and talk show contributor. This Passover Rachel shares with us a memory from her Birthright Israel trip and her mom’s Matzo Ball Soup recipe. Looking back on her Birthright Israel trip “I grew up in a Bay Area suburb without a single Jewish friend. Read More

Passover Recipe: Matzo Brittle by Alumna Everything Erica

by Erica Eckman • Chicago, IL April 4, 2019 at 3:00 pm
Matzo Brittle by Everything Erica

Passover Recipe: Matzo Brittle by Alumna Everything Erica

by Erica Eckman • Chicago, IL April 4, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Erica Eckman is a well-known foodie and founder of the brand Everything Erica. She and her husband went on Birthright Israel in Winter 2018-2019 and have found a new love for their Judaism ever since. We are delighted to share her Birthright Israel story and delicious Matzo Brittle recipe below! Erica’s Story I grew up in a fairly religious, conservative home and took pride in so many incredible Jewish organizations during my life. Read More