Nine Days Menus: delicious meatless recipes and ideas~
For the days before Tisha b'Av

What is Tisha b'Av? After the sin of the Golden Calf, Hashem saw that in order to regain our spiritual potential we needed a physical channel to connect to Him...Read more: The Loss We Cannot Fathom


The Nine Days Menus, Recipes &
Meal Plan Ideas
~from Cooking for The King

How does the Queen in the Kitchen cope with creating family pleasing Nine Days Menus and Recipes? A week without chicken and hot dogs presents a particular challenge to kids and cooks. No need to scour the web or serve pasta every night. It's all here for you, pulled from the pages of Cooking for The King and The Kosher Channel.

Ten 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

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

Frittatas~master recipe, make it the Queen in the Kitchen way

Pareve Caesar Salad~is the basis for a filling main course when tossed with hard boiled eggs, soy based chicken fingers or Planned Over fish

Garden Vegetable Chili~So chock full of healthy vegetables they'll never miss the meat!

Roasted Leeks, Peppers, Carrots and Zucchini~colorful, fresh and easy pasta topper

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."

Other Ideas:

Baked Potato and 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 a smile as your crown

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.


recipes & writing from Cooking for The King by Renee Chernin
The book of Torah insights, recipes and practical tips
designed to bring majesty to the mundane.