Congregation Rodeph Sholom Bridgeport, Connecticut

Tradition Through Open Doors! A Conservative synagogue affiliated with USCJ

Kushari - a Dish from Egypt

Posted on May 21st, 2018

From Jimena



* 1 cup rice
* 1 cup macaroni pasta
* 1 cup brown lentils
* 2 tbsp. oil
* 1 onion, chopped finely
* 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
* 2 cups tomato sauce
* ½ -1 tsp pepper flakes
* salt and pepper, to taste
* oil for frying
* 1 onion, sliced thinly
* salt and pepper, to taste

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Shavuot Foods from The Joy of Kosher

Posted on May 14th, 2018
The Joy of Kosher


Shavuot begins after sunset on May 19

Looking for the perfect meals for Shavuot? Let Jamie Geller guide you through menus from appetizers to desserts. You can find:

Jamie's Easiest Ever Shavuot Menu
Delight in Delicious Dairy Challah for Shavuot
Savory Yogurt Bowls That Satisfy
Easy Creamy Desserts
How to Host a Crepe Party
4 Israeli Cheesecake Recipes for Shavuot

And much, much more.

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And if that isn't enough, check out Jvillage Network's Shavuot Guide. 

7 Jewish Foods That Are Surprisingly Healthy

Posted on May 7th, 2018
by Shannon Sarna for The Nosher for 

Jewish food (particularly Ashkenazi) really gets a bad rap as being overwhelmingly fat laden, obesity-inducing dishes lacking fresh fruit and vegetables. 

Here are a few surprisingly healthy, traditional foods to enjoy with none of the (Jewish) guilt.

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The Iraqi Jewish Dumpling You’ve Never Heard Of

Posted on April 30th, 2018
by Shannon Sarna for The Nosher for 

Get ready to fall in love with this Iraqi comfort food.

A new restaurant in NYC is reviving a beloved Middle Eastern dish called kubbeh, which hails originally from Iraq, Syria and Kurdistan. Kubbeh are hand-rolled dumplings stuffed with meat or vegetables and encased by semolina or bulgur.

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Healthy Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Posted on April 23rd, 2018

Here’s a quick mid-week recipe that you can whip up in a couple minutes flat. This Healthy Mediterranean Tuna Salad is full of flavor. I add fresh lemon juice for tartness, fresh basil for an herby flavor, and celery for crunch. Olive oil replaces heavy, and often processed, mayonnaise. Season the mixture generously with salt and pepper, and you’ve got a fresh tuna salad with a twist. You won’t miss the mayo!

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