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Kosher Cooking Carnival: Dairy, Meat OR Pareve

Welcome to the #54th edition of Kosher Cooking Carnival, the blog carnival of kashrut in Jewish law, reviews of kosher restaurants and cookbooks, Shabbat and holiday menus, and kosher recipes.

ice cream sundae watercolorUpcoming is the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, and it is customary on this holiday to eat dairy. However, there are those that insist on eating meat with every holiday meal, and so they have a bit of dairy first and then meat. There are others who insist on never, ever, ever having any animal products, and so they eat vegan food as usual. Finally, there are those like myself who are lactose-intolerant or allergic to dairy, so we avoid it, too. Thus the name of this KCC edition.

Perfect for Shavuot

First, our newest Kosher cooking blogger, BookishIma, presents Olive Cheese Pie with Spelt Crust. Wow, does that sound good.

Mrs. S. teaches a Shavuot classic: Milchig Lukshen Kugel (translation= dairy noodle casserole).

greek salad

Cooking Manager (don’t you love the header on that blog?) suggests a Greek Salad with Feta Cheese and Olives, recipe by Michelle, for Shavuot.

For those of us who want pareve dishes to serve with either meat or dairy, try Japanese Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce.

Batya talks about how Shavuot used to equal cheesecake, but some her neighbors grill meat for the holiday.

Ilana-Davita describes an Algerian custom of eating fromage blanc, a date and matzah ashira on Shavuot.

Every Day Meals

This could dress up a simple steamed vegetable: Sweet and Tangy Dressing, by Ilana-Davita.

Batya gives recipes that are more than mashed potatoes.

You can learn more about your food processor by reading Cooking Manager’s interview with cookbook author Norene Gilletz.

L’Kvod Shabbat – In honor of the Sabbath

shabbos chicken

David Tzohar shows how to prepare Shabbos Gedempte Hin (boiled shabbat meal).

GetReadyDad has a recipe for Artichoke Beef Sliders.

If you want a Mediterranean style chicken, here’s one by Gloria Kobrin with currants, pine nuts and olives.

Cooking Manager says Chickpea Casserole with Rice and Tomatoes could be for Shabbat or an every day meal.

Instead of chulent, try Westbankmama’s Quinoa Salad.

You may want to make these peanut butter balls by G6 for dessert.

Baking Ideas

Ilana-Davita teaches cottage cheese bread: One Basic Recipe, Two Different Loaves.

Devo bakes these cheese-filled spinach rolls. Serve them right out of the oven for the best “gooi-ness.”

Restaurant News

Batya recommends the Club Sandwich at HaGov in Jerusalem.

Kashrut Issues

A Mother in Israel found a worm in her avocado.

Dairy, Pareve and Meat

Or at least Pareve to Dairy: Ricky’s mom tells of the non-ending supply of milky spatulas.

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To view previous editions, click on any of the following links: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, KCC Meta Carnival, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, and 53.

The next edition will be on Rosh Chodesh Tamuz (June 13).

Thank you to Batya for managing the Kosher Cooking Carnival. Submit a post for an upcoming carnival. Offer to host an upcoming carnival by contacting Batya.

Batya from Shiloh says
Leora says

Thanks to you, too, Batya, for all you do to make this carnival go forward.

G6 says

Great job.
Thanks for the link and for all your hard work.
Have a wonderful Yom Tov!

Leora says

My pleasure. Thank you for participating.

rickismom says

Thank you so much! So well done!

Shimshonit says

We're 16 for Shavuot lunch this year. Thanks for some great ideas!

Ilana-Davita says

Thank you Leora for including my posts in this beautiful edition of KCC.

Hannah @A Mother in Israel says

Thank you, Leora, for including my posts in this eye-catching edition.

David Tzohar says

Thanks Leora for including my recipe. Looks like lots of tasty dishes on this KCC!


Mrs. S. says

Wonderful job! Thanks for the link, and chag samei'ach!

Jew Wishes says

What a fantastic job on this KCC edition!!

Mimi says

Lovely roundup, Leora. I wish I'd seen it earlier.

Minnesota Mamaleh says

yum, yum and more yum! thanks for sharing all of these!


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