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Israeli Recipes

A pile of rugelach on a plate

Chocolate Rugelach

There are few Israeli desserts as loved as chocolate rugelach.  They are sweet, have an incredible chocolate filling, and are made beautiful by a sprinkling of sesame seeds.  Best of all, these chocolate rugelach are dairy free!  It is made without butter and cream cheese. One of my favorite memories is the time my mother, …

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Bridseye view of chocolate babka sprinkled with sesame seeds

Chocolate Babka

This chocolate babka is dairy free, but so good you’ll never miss the milk!  It’s cakey and filled with rich chocolate swirls and chopped walnut pieces.  Serve it with a cup of coffee or tea and you are sure to get raving reviews. Babka was brought to the States and Israel from Eastern European Jews. …

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Israeli rice and beans in a white bowl

Israeli Rice and Beans Recipe

Israeli rice and beans is a delicious savory dish flavored with cumin and sweet paprika.  It can be eaten on its own or as a side to complement meat or chicken. Israeli rice and beans was created by Sephardic Jews in the Old City of Jerusalem. Later, adopted by Jews across the country. To this …

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Yellow rice in a white bowl

Israeli Yellow Rice

Israeli yellow rice is a popular side dish in Israel. It’s even almost as common as Israeli white rice. It is most commonly served with chicken, meatballs, or fish alongside veggies. ,My family doesn’t sit down to eat together a lot, but when we do, there is yellow rice on the table.  Israeli white rice also …

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shakshuka in a cast iron pan

Israeli Shakshuka Recipe

Israeli Shakshuka is extremely easy to make, and this recipe is bound to impress. Shakshuka can be eaten any time of day and is perfect for brunch. In addition, this Israeli classic is filling, healthy, and incredibly low in calories. I love Shakshuka!  I love everything about it!  Really, what’s there not to love?  It’s easy …

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