These are latkes with a twist, in this case a twist of lemon. Fried zucchini is always delicious, and this latke recipe takes zucchini and scallions and fries them up latke style. The real pop in this recipe comes from the amazing lemon zest cream, which has double lemon, in zest and juice form, as well as fresh garlic. Eat the hot and crispy zucchini fritters along with the cool and refreshing sauce.

Mini Latke Trio

These little latkes are a great Hanukah finger food for your next party. Each latke comes with its own sauce that you can put on top. Try the traditional latkes with homemade applesauce, the zucchini latkes with lemon zest cream or the sweet potatoe latkes with sriracha aioli. If you make them all, have a taste test to see which ones your guests like best!

Cous Cous with Fall Veggies

Cous Cous is a staple in the Israeli kitchen and has become one in mine. You don’t have to cook this grain, just add hot water and let it sit. Once I found whole wheat cous cous, in my local store, I started using this as the base of various dishes. This one uses a mix of fall veggies, like butternut squash and cabbage and protein rich chickpeas, alongside a flavorful broth with saffron and turmeric. This is a great meatless main that is flavorful and filling. (Adapted from Janna Gur’s Jewish Soul Food)

Zucchini Soup

In the summer months, there is always zucchini around and I have found many different ways to incorporate it into our menu. This zucchini soup is refreshing, super easy to make and freezes well, so that when the fresh zucchini is no longer available, you can still enjoy it. If you’re not a fan of dill, try using a sprig of rosemary instead. (Just remember to remove the sprig before blending!) For a more robust soup, add a few chopped potatoes. Serve it chilled or warm!