One of my favorite things to do this time of year is find wonderful flavors for my table—that also bring bright colors! You can almost feel everyone brightening up around the table when colors grace the plates — especially as the chill in air has started to get a little, well, chillier.
Sometimes it seems crazy to plan a menu based on what is visually appealing, but it’s really true what they say: We eat with our eyes first. A burst of color prepares our palates for the burst of flavor that’s sure to follow!
Baby Kale Salad with Lemon-Sesame Dressing by Faigy Grossman
The baby kale in this salad really works nicely with the delicious combination of ingredients and creamy dressing. Make sure not to leave out the spicy coated peanuts — they add an amazing crunch and flavor that brings it all together!
Oven-Charred Tomato-Stuffed Peppers by Dorie Greenspan
These stuffed peppers are an exciting take on a classic dish. The peppers soften and char in the oven to become the perfect vessel that all kinds of people love!
Whole Roasted Lemon Garlic Chicken by Danielle Renov
A whole roasted chicken prepared with an easy and flavorful marinade that you’ll want to make again and again. Add some veggies to the pan, and your Shabbat cooking just got even easier!
Smoky Sweet Potatoes by Tamar Teitelbaum
With smoky spices and a bit of brown sugar, these sweet potatoes please even the most discerning palate.
Spiced Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies (Krokerle) by Gabrielle Rossmer Gropman and Sonya Gropman
This is a chocolate spice cookie with yummy roasted hazelnuts and iced with a sweet-tart lemon glaze. It’s sure to make your taste buds dance.