Sometimes, we’ve feel like we need a warm hug. Because we need those hugs now more than ever, we have created a round up to give you that feeling of warmth and reprieve from the world. So sit back, take a portion to the couch, and sink deeper into the pillows with every fortifying bite. We hope you enjoy.
1. Saucy Chestnut-Plum Chicken by Brynie Greisman
Soft, flavorful, and original. Can be used for an everyday supper, yet presentable enough for Shabbos.
2. Chunked Pastrami Split Pea Soup by Chayie Schlisselfeld
Here is one that everyone in the family finds warm and comforting. With pastrami, this is a complete one-bowl dinner.
3. Potato Soup from the Nitra Cookbook
This rich and comforting soup contains potatoes, carrots, parsley root, onion and garlic, and is thickened with flour. Hearty enough for a meal on its own!
4. Creamy Garlic-Confit Mashed Potatoes by Bassie Parnes
One of my favorite foods growing up was creamy mashed potatoes. My mother served it whenever we had dairy for dinner, and I would eat about three-quarters of the serving bowl. No matter how much I tried, though, I could never achieve a good pareve version. I tried oil, margarine, even dairy-free milk, and none of them were satisfactory. I finally came up with these ratios, and I must say, these mashed potatoes next to a seared steak makes me forget about the dairy ones I had as a kid.
5. One-Pot Asian Meatballs with Rice and Broccoli by Rena Tuchinsky
One pot, a handful of ingredients, and a bit of time in the kitchen is all you need to get supper on the table quickly! For more super easy suppers that will please everyone at the table, watch Supper, Again?
6. Easy Pulled Beef and Pulled Chicken by Menachem Goodman
The Easy Pulled Beef is my classic pulled-beef recipe. I don’t cook it in barbecue sauce like many people do because it cooks better this way. Trust me on this one, I won’t let you down. As for the pulled chicken, it is super quick to make, it also has tons of flavor with almost no effort. Serve it over tacos, in a bun, or even over your favorite salad.
7. Tomato Chicken Ratatouille by Sima Kazarnovsky
Okay, so there’s a little bit of an ingenious thought process with this one. The veggies aren’t cooked directly on the chicken, so picky eaters can enjoy a hot piece of chicken smothered in a homey tomato sauce without the anxiety that comes with onions, eggplant, and zucchini mixed in. And for recovering moms, there’s nothing more healing than a steaming spoonful of saucy vegetables with each bite you take. Who knows? Maybe you’ll even be able to convince some skeptical kids to try some, too.
8. Lentil Mushroom Casserole by Sara and Yossi Goldstein
This casserole really makes lentils shine. It’s mixed with mushrooms, has a thick delicious “gravy,” and is topped with melted mozzarella. Serve over rice, pasta, or spinach for a delicious meal.
9. Meal-in-One Potato Casserole by Brynie Greisman
Utterly simple and always satisfying. Potato kugel at its very best! Serve with fresh vegetable sticks and a light dressing, and a scoop of cottage cheese, if desired.
10. Anyu’s Gluten Free Hungarian Beef/Chicken Goulash and Nokedli (Dumplings) by Blends by Orly
11. Crockpot Chicken Chili by Norene Gilletz
This chili comes together quickly and makes a big batch. To save time, prepare all the vegetables in the food processor.
12. Meatloaf with Baked Vegetable Orzo by Rena Tuchinsky
Meatloaf is making a comeback! This recipe makes a super soft and tasty meatloaf. Pair it with mashed potatoes or this easy baked orzo. It goes right into the oven for an easy supper all will enjoy. For more great cooking, watch Supper, Again?
13. Stuffed Hasselback Sweet Potatoes by Erin Grunstein
My friend Rivky from @spinachnspice shared a hasselback sweet potato recipe, which inspired this recipe here. And it’s kosher for Passover!
14. Mediterranean Baked Tilapia by Menuchah Armel
This is a great way to make tilapia. It is full of flavor and the chickpeas give this dish a little bit of crunch. Definitely a crowd-pleaser.
15. Tortellini in Meat Sauce by Naomi Nachman