Shabbat Menu- What to Cook When You’re Feeling Uninspired

Kosher.com Staff June 5, 2021

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You might think that I spend my days and nights in the kitchen exploring and churning out one awesome dish after the next.

I wouldn’t exactly call my family the proverbial “shoemaker’s kids,” but I would say that the food that comes out of my kitchen on a regular weeknight actually requires little thought and is certainly not time-consuming. It’s always delicious because it has great flavor combos and is cooked well, but it doesn’t require that much effort. 


Now, there’s another talent unto itself- actually picking out great recipes and making them correctly. So If you don’t intuitively get flavor combos, and you want to trust a recipe and run with it, well, that’s what this roundup is for.


Happy Cooking!



Pink Fruit Soup from the Dining In Cookbook

A delicious and refreshing lightly sweetened fruit soup that stars summer ingredients but can actually be made any time of year! 


Pomegranate-Lime Chicken and Vegetable Sheet-Pan Dinner by Rivky Kleiman

There’s nothing as satisfying as being able to prep your dinner in a jiffy and still have everyone lick their platters clean. This dish is light, healthy, wholesome, and delicious!


Lazy Man’s Cholent by Leah Schapira

This cholent is perfect for anyone who is feeling lazy in the kitchen. You don’t even peel the potatoes! It got rave reviews from teenage boys and it’s really easy and great for a crowd.


Creamy Sesame Noodles by Brynie Greisman

Inspired by Asian cuisine, these noodles are dressed in a wicked creamy sauce that is complex and tempting. It’s packed with nutritious ingredients that are satisfying and good for you. We’re sure you’ll savor each forkful.


Gluten-Free Cookie Dough Bites by Naomi Hazan

Attention all cookie dough lovers! Get your fix with these delicious no-bake cookie dough bites! They’re fun to eat as little bites or even with a spoon! They’re also completely gluten-free, paleo, and vegan!