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A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Recipe: Israeli couscous with caramelized butternut squash

Margi Lenga Kahn, Special to the Jewish Light October 4, 2017

Ingredients:Squash:1 large butternut squash, about 3 lbs., yielding about 7 cups of peeled, 2-inch cubes4 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil2½ tbsp. balsamic vinegar 5 sprigs fresh thyme or rosemary, stems discarded and leaves, finely chopped Coarse...

Roasted Vegetable Borscht. Photo: Michael Kahn

Vegging out: Inspired recipes that skip the meat

By Margi Lenga Kahn, Special to the Jewish Light February 15, 2017

I recently presented a unique cooking demonstration to a gathering at Crown Center in University City. What made it unique was a remarkably contemporary vegetarian cookbook dating back before World War II. That book, originally written in Yiddish and...

Saved by the Max recreates the diner hangout featured in the early 1990s teen sitcom ‘Saved by the Bell.’ The pop-up diner, currently in Chicago, will go on a ‘national tour’ next year.

Veggie Tales, Vilna style

Ellen Futterman, Editor December 21, 2016

Veggie Tales, Vilna styleIf you think the “farm-to-table” movement is a fairly recent trend, think again.The Alice Waters of Vilna, Lithuania, a woman by the name of Fania Lewando, was serving farm-to-table vegetarian food in the 1930s to Yiddish...

Jeweled Veggie Orzo with Wheatberries

Shannon Sarna September 24, 2015

This easy side dish screams autumn, and is my way to feel like I am eating a nice bowl of pasta while also getting in a serving of whole grains and veggies. Add any combination of colorful fall vegetables that you like. The sweetness of the dried cranberries...

Ellen Futterman, Editor of the St. Louis Jewish Light

Rallying to support a family whose home was lost to fire

By Ellen Futterman, Editor January 18, 2012

Last Sunday, the Roth family of Creve Coeur lost their home and all of their possessions in an early morning fire. Luckily, none of the family-parents Jane and Boaz and daughters Liat, 12; Sela, 8, and Orli, 1-were hurt in the three-alarm blaze that gutted...

Grilled Vegetables

BY MARGI LENGA KAHN August 12, 2010

1 cup olive oil 1/2 cup dry white wine 4 garlic cloves, unpeeled and lightly crushed 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil Grated zest of 1/2 lemon 1/2 teaspoon coarse kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 medium zucchini, trimmed and...

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