Nine Days Menus and Recipes
Vegetarian Recipes, tips & time saving ideas


Why do you need "nine days menus"?  To answer that,  you need to know what  the day of Tisha b'Av is all about:   It all connects to the first ninth day of the month of Av that we spent in the desert. After the sin of the Golden Calf, Hashem saw that in in order to regain our spiritual strength, we needed a physical channel to bring us close again. He taught us how to build....read on.


Your nine days menus, recipes and meal planning ideas for the week:

10 Tempting Fish Recipes

Oven Bar-b-que Salmon with a chili kick, cooling frugal Creamy Seafood Pasta Salad, trendy Fish Tacos, kid pleasing Fish Croquettes that sneak in some veggies, and a couple of Sephardic Classics

Frittata This!

Fritatta Master Recipe

Variations to make it your way

Queen in the Kitchen style

Southwestern Variations

Tex-Mex Ratatouille rises to main dish status when you top this delicious side dish with shredded cheese, serve over our favorite rice recipe and top with shredded cheese


Creative Crepe Recipes


Garden Vegetable Chili

~So chock full of healthy vegetables they'll never miss the meat.

Tomato Squash Tart

Enjoy summer's bounty of abundant zucchini in this meatless main dish.

Tamale Pie

A Planned Over recipe that starts with yesterday's delicious vegetarian chili. Adding few easy steps and on hand ingredients lead to a filling weeknight feast.

BREAKING NEWS: Eggs are out of hot water! Now that eggs have emerged from their heart health ban, we are discovering their boundless benefits. Just in time for the 9 days, check out these easy and delicious recipes.....


Sneak Preview! Some of my favorite meatless recipes from Cooking for the King

Fettucchini Alfredo

Fettucchini Pasta with buttery, creamy Alfredo sauce is a rich and filling dinner for the nine days. 

Spanakopeta Latkes

Spanakopeta Latkes with Tzatziki Sauce are not just a Chanukah treat. Make ahead spinach and feta cheese patties just might become a favorite all year round. 

Roasted Leek & Pepper Pasta with Spinach Pesto

Roasted Leeks, Peppers, Carrots And Zucchini with Spinach Pesto is a recipe I make for almost every cooking demo. It's beautiful, adaptable, interesting and most of all, absolutely delicious. 


Cook Once, Eat Twice -vegetarian recipes with summertime simplicity

Cook Once, Eat Twice Recipes~ One night's fish dinner becomes the basis for Pasta Primavera the next.

Two delicious and different dinners~ with the effort of one night's cooking. Tonight’s tacos and rice give you a tray of delicious Tex-Mex Stuffed Peppers tomorrow using soy based ground "meat."


Simple Nine Days Menu Ideas for one, two or ten:

Baked Potato & Salad Bar

~teens really like this, in fact they can make this dinner & give you a night off

Make your own pizza

~store bought pizza crust or enlist the kids and make a summer project of making pizza dough and chopping vegies

Breakfast for Dinner

 ~pancakes, waffles & if you're feeling tapped out: cereal and mIlk is a noble dinner, when served with love and a smile 


All who mourn the destruction of Yerushalayim will merit to celebrate her rebirth. May we merit to see the rebuilding of the Beis HaMikdash soon, in our time.


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