Shiksa’s Guide to Jewish Foods, Dietary Laws and Recipes


Juicy bacon cheeseburgers with lettuce and tomatoes.

Juicy bacon cheeseburgers with lettuce and tomatoes- Not a Jewish favorite?

One of the first things that I noticed when my Jewish husband and I got together was the difference in the foods we ate. He didn’t like bacon cheeseburgers. I couldn’t believe that! Who doesn’t love bacon cheeseburgers? Or at least cheeseburgers? I learned fast about the differences in Jewish foods, recipes and traditions that I was used to. Some of it I LOVED! (Like matzo ball soup). Some of it was icky and some of it I just didn’t understand. Regardless if you are in a relationship with a Jewish person you will want to understand the dietary laws and all about Jewish foods and how to make them apart of your daily life. Check out below our posts sharing our experiences, knowledge and recipes for many popular Jewish foods.    

This Shiksa’s Attempt at the Simple Challah Bread

Well I think congratulations are in order. You see I don’t consider myself a cook, let alone a baker. I put the challah challenge out there to challenge me as well as all of you – and if I do say so myself, I think I nailed it! That is hard for me to say... read more

Which Challah Recipe Should This Shiksa Attempt?

The Great Shiksa Challah Challenge Is About to Begin! Challah is the best thing about being a Shiksa, OK maybe that is a bit of a stretch. When I first met my hubby, I was fascinated with the different foods that he ate. Some of them were similar to what I grew up... read more

20 Inspired Rosh Hashanah Dinner Ideas

Rosh Hashanah dinner is a time to get together with family and friends to celebrate the new year. Out with the old, and in with they new.  It’s a time to stop and reflect on the year, and plan for a new year. A time to make resolutions, and to enjoy the company... read more

Apple Honey and Goat Cheese Crostini Recipe

This apple and honey crostini recipe is a new favorite of ours to make to celebrate the Jewish new year. Rosh Hashanah is celebrated by eating apples and honey to bring in a sweet new year and this recipe fits the bill. I would recommend that you serve it for a Rosh... read more

What Does Parve Mean?

When someone says that the food is “parve” or “pareve” it means it is neither diary, nor meat under Jewish dietary laws. So really they are considered neutral foods and are all fruits, vegetables, grains and minerals as long as they are in their natural form. As soon... read more
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