High Holidays 2023
Wishing you and your family a happy, healthy and sweet New Year! On this page, Chef Melinda shares some delicious recipes for you to enjoy!
Downloadable High Holiday Cookbook: ReCustom is offering a downloadable cookbook of High Holiday recipes this year!
Other Holiday Content
‘Masa (Journey): Reflection, Return and Renewal,’ a Rosh Hashanah message from Early Learning Center director Pam Morris.
‘You Turn Me Right Round,’ a Yom Kippur message from Early Learning Center director Pam Morris.
Soup & Salad
Here are some delicious ways to start your meals (after the challah, apples and honey, of course).
Rosh Hashanah Kale Salad
Kale, apple, dates, pomegranates with a Miso Vinaigrette
Roasted Butternut, Carrot and Apple Soup
Spoonful after spoonful of creamy fall goodness.
Pear and Hazelnut Salad
Pears, greens & grains.
Spinach, walnuts, pomegranate seeds
New Meals for new year
Main Courses & Sides
Roasted Kabocha Squash
A simple and delicious side
Jeweled Black Rice
Coconut milk, black (forbidden) rice, with pomegranate jewels
Chicken, prunes, red wine vinegar, green olives, capers, goldenberries
Time for dessert
Here’s to a Sweet New Year
Gluten-free Almond Apple Cake
Apples & Almonds
Coconut, pomegranate seeds and pistachios
Little Chefs series
Recipes for Young Chefs
Do you have a budding chef in your home? Here are recipes for young chefs (adult supervision recommended).
Rosh Hashanah Challah
A sweet treat
Sukkot Arizona Fruit Salad
Fruit salad featuring fruit grown in Arizona
About Chef Melinda
Chef Melinda McNeil honed her skills as a chef and baker at the Scottsdale Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School and has worked at the Phoenician Resort, Simply Bread bakery and the Olive & Ivy restaurant. She has baked challah and other baked goods at the East Valley JCC’s Challah Factory since fall 2016.