B'tayavon: Pomegranate orange juice

B'tayavon: Pomegranate orange juice

Ingredients 16 ounces orange juice 16 ounces pomegranate juice Mint leaves, whole 1 orange, sliced thin Ice cubes Directions 1) Put ice cubes in tall glasses or goblets. 2) Pour the orange juice first to fill the glass halfway. Then carefully pour the pomegranate...
B'tayavon: Labneh pita pockets

B'tayavon: Labneh pita pockets

*Labneh is strained yogurt that spreads easily on bread or pita and is much healthier and tastier than mayonnaise (my apologies to all mayo-lovers out there). For Israelis, labneh is a regular staple at the table and if you’ve ever been to an Israeli hotel you...
B'tayavon: Sweet potato pizza

B'tayavon: Sweet potato pizza

*Pizza in Israel has a different flare than pizza in the U.S. For starters, kosher pizza can’t have any meat toppings since you can’t mix meat and dairy. Since pepperoni and bacon aren’t an option, Israeli pizza joints are very creative with the vegetable toppings...
B'tayavon: Watermelon and feta salad

B'tayavon: Watermelon and feta salad

*Every year at Ben Gurion University of the Negev they have a day called Yom Hastudent (Student Day). Student Day is a glorious event when classes are canceled and the students take over the university lawn. There are concerts, water slides, games, vendors of all...
Tzimmes

Tzimmes

“Tzimmes” in Yiddish means “big deal” but don’t let that scare you because actually this dish is difficult to mess up. Tzimmes are often served during the Jewish high holidays, particularly during Rosh Hashanah since honey is the holiday’s grand symbol for a sweet new...
B'tayavon: Tzimmes

B'tayavon: Tzimmes

“Tzimmes” in Yiddish means “big deal” but don’t let that scare you because actually this dish is difficult to mess up.  Tzimmes are often served during the Jewish high holidays, particularly during Rosh Hashanah since honey is the holiday’s grand symbol for a sweet...
B'tayavon: The Seven Species

B'tayavon: The Seven Species

Deuteronomy 8:8 praises the land of Israel for being “a land with wheat and barley, vines and fig trees, pomegranates, olive oil and [date] honey.” These agricultural products are known as the “seven species.” On the Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shvat, the...
B'tayavon: Tangy pasta salad

B'tayavon: Tangy pasta salad

*Warning: This pasta is not for the weak of taste buds. Its a lot of powerful flavors per bite! For my son I usually put some cooked pasta aside and mix his with less olives, feta, and tomatoes to make it a little more kid-friendly. Ingredients 4 cups spiral pasta,...
B'tayavon: Orange, onion and date salad

B'tayavon: Orange, onion and date salad

Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil ¼ teaspoon cumin pinch of cinnamon pinch of cayenne pepper 1 red onion, sliced thin ½ cup lemon juice, fresh ½ salt, divided 1 ½ lemons, seeded and the flesh chopped in chunks 6 dates, cut into thin slivers 4 large oranges, peeled...