Thursday, July 15, 2010

Filling, but not too heavy--A Menu for before the Tisha B'Av Fast

Tisha B'Av, the fast of the 9th day of the Jewish month of Av, commemorates a series of tragedies which have befallen the Jewish people. The lunar month of Av, a summertime month, generally falls out in August, though this year it begins on the evening of July 19th (in NYC at 8:24 pm) and concludes the following night.

Before a fast, eat high carbohydrate and low-salt foods and to hydrate yourself very well. This dairy meal contains only a small amount of cheese which should help keep your salt intake down to a minimum. If you are very concerned, you can even leave the olives out of the salad.
Best to keep the salt shaker off the table for your pre-fast meal!

Spinach,watercress & Leek Soup (cold)
Mushroom Quiche
Avocado, Jicama, Tomato & Olive Salad
Watermelon wedges
Blueberry Crumb Cake

**Recipes available on the Kosher Cookbook App for iPhone**

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