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This American Bite brings a fresh approach to kosher cooking with recipes that focus on natural, whole and organic ingredients for a healthier kosher vegetarian diet.

Vegetarian Chili with Black Beans and Corn

Vegetarian Chili with Black Beans and Corn

January 10, 2013 | 29 Comments

When I think of chili, I typically think the heavy dish of red kidney beans and ground beef that is a meal in itself, but we’ll all too often ladle over a hot dog or...

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Sweet Potato Latkes

Indian Spiced Sweet Potato Latkes

December 12, 2012 | 8 Comments

Food is incredibly influential.  At the best of times, cuisine can unite families, communities and even nations, keeping memories and traditions alive for hundreds of years.  At other times, the things we do (or don’t)...

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Onion Bhajis and Cilantro Chutney

December 1, 2012 | 16 Comments

Chanukah is around the corner. Eight oily nights of fried latkes and donuts are plentiful, waiting to tempt the healthiest of eaters. If you’re looking for a low-carb alternative to these fatty delights, check out...

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Butternut Squash roasted in coconut oil, with sesame seeds

Coconut Roasted Butternut Squash

November 14, 2012 | 23 Comments

Around the time that we moved into our home, coconut oil became a go-to ingredient in my kitchen.  Originally, I intended to use this a healthier alternative...

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Udon Noodle Soup Close Up

Udon Noodle Soup

October 31, 2012 | 8 Comments

Some nights, I know exactly what I plan to make for dinner.  The menu was planned, the groceries are in the pantry and it’s a done deal.  Other nights, like tonight, I leave the office,...

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Carrot Soup with Harissa & Coconut

September 3, 2012 | 7 Comments

On Shabbat (Saturday) afternoon, we welcomed our baby girl in to our lives making us a family of four.  My wife did an outstanding job, listening to her body and remaining in control throughout labor,...

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Quinoa Felafel

Falafel Flavored Quinoa Burgers

June 24, 2012 | 21 Comments

The leftover dilemma arrives every week.  Some time between lunch and dinner time on Sunday I realize the fridge is full of food but I don’t want to re-eat Friday night dinner for the next...

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Green Shakshuka for Breakfast

June 4, 2012 | 18 Comments

As we stroll into the second half of 2012, I share this milestone with you – this is my 50th blot post.  It has been a struggle to write for the last few weeks and...

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