The Exotic Kosher

Travel vicariously through food.

Asian Cole Slaw

Barbecues in the U.S have many staples including copious amounts of alcohol, burgers, hot dogs, and various mayo-filled side dishes. While I love BBQs, I am indifferent to all-things mayo. I cannot put my finger on what it is about... Continue Reading →


Hummus Infused with Roasted Red Pepper

Hummus! Who doesn't love it? The pita-loving chickpea dip has become well-known in the U.S in recent years, but has been booming with popularity here in the Middle East since the beginning of time. Okay, I'm lying. But in all seriousness,... Continue Reading →

Persian Meatballs (Beef Kofte)

Unlike many of my friends, my parents did not serve my siblings and I what you would call culturally traditional food. My ancestors came from various parts of Eastern Europe but the last family member to come from that side... Continue Reading →

Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers

In the past few years I began swapping out chicken and meat with a lot more vegetarian meals. One of my favorites is veggie burgers. I’ve tried so many varieties of burgers but my go-to veggie burger of choice is... Continue Reading →

The Best Ever Baked Meatballs

Spaghetti and meatballs are an easy way to impress your family and guests with a classic American-Italian dish. Just like the Chicken Piccata recipe I posted a few weeks ago, this thought-to-be Italian dish actually became a staple in the... Continue Reading →

Garden Fresh Salsa

Happy New Year’s exotic food lovers!  2016 was a year of many up’s and down’s but I think we’re all hoping for an amazing year to come!  Food has always been a passion of mine. It’s a beautiful way to... Continue Reading →

Tomato Basil and Parmesan Soup

When I was younger, 55 F (13 C) didn’t seem so cold. Growing up in New Jersey, I knew that it would get much colder, so I could stand outside waiting for the school bus without a thought of how... Continue Reading →

Allen’s Challah French Toast

Many of my early childhood memories revolve around my mom taking care of us during the day while my dad worked, and my dad taking care of us a few nights a week when my mom worked part time at... Continue Reading →

Chicken Noodle Soup

Oh Winter.. hot chocolate, holidays, comfort food and let’s not forget, the common cold. Every year, at the beginning of Winter and the beginning of Spring, my body reminds me that I am not immune to the changing weather. The... Continue Reading →

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