Jane’s Kitchen: Ukrainian Kamish Brot -Joan Nathan Jewish Biscotti

A great lower fat crispy treat instead of high fat cookies.    1/4 cup vegetable oil  1/4 cup orange juice  1 cup sugar  3 large eggs  1 tsp pure vanilla extract  1 1/2 cups all purpose unbleached flour  1 tsp baking powder  1/2 tsp salt  1 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips (you can sub chopped […]

Jane’s Kitchen: Watermelon Rind Curry

Servings: 4 4 cups watermelon rind,, tough green skin removed and cut into ½ inch pieces  2 tablespoons ghee  5 cloves garlic, minced  1 inch ginger, minced  1/2 serrano pepper, seeded and minced  1/2 teaspoon cumin powder  1 teaspoon coriander powder  1/4 teaspoon paprika  1/4 teaspoon turmeric  1/2 teaspoon salt  1/4 cup water  1 teaspoon […]

Jane’s Kitchen: Mock Mock Turtle Soup

Servings: 10 A vegetarian version, of a beef and veal version, of the turtle meat original, that was really popular with the founding fathers dining at the City Tavern in Philadelphia in 1776.  2 teaspoons unsalted butter 12 ounces Plant-based burger (I like Impossible brand) 2/3 cup carrots, chopped 2/3 cup onions, chopped 2/3 cup […]

Jane’s Kitchen: Honeydew or Cantaloupe Loaf Cake

A great use for leftover fruit tray honeydew or cantaloupe!   Servings: 20 2 cups honeydew puree (or use cantaloupe instead)  3 eggs  2 teaspoons vanilla  1 cup vegetable oil  2 cups sugar  3 cups flour  1 teaspoon baking soda  1 dash salt  3/4 teaspoon baking powder optional glaze: some puree honeydew mixed with powdered […]

Jane’s Kitchen: Vegetarian Chili

Vegetarian Chili by Jane Levine Recipe modified from “New New Orleans Cooking”, by Emeril Lagasse and Jessie Tirsch    Servings: 8  2 tablespoons canola oil 1 1/2 cups chopped yellow onions 1 cup chopped red bell peppers 2 tablespoons minced garlic 2-3 poblano peppers, stemmed, seeded, and minced, depending upon taste 1 medium zucchini, stem […]

Jane’s Kitchen: Vegetarian Mushroom Holubchis (Stuffed Cabbage)

Servings: 10 Both mushroom gravy versions (without the tomato sauce) are traditional for the Ukrainian meatless Christmas Eve meal. Omit sour cream for vegan. 1 cabbage head 1 recipe Mushroom Filling, See below 2 cups white rice 4 cups water 1 large onion, chopped 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 large can (29 oz.) tomato sauce […]