In this, her second cookbook, Gail Ashkanazi-Hankin offers a wide variety of delectable, yet healthy, kosher dishes to please any palate during the many Jewish festivals and on any night of the year. While creating and compiling these reduced-fat and reduced-calorie recipes, Mrs. Ashkanazi-Hankin met many talented Jewish cooks throughout the world, including those from the Ashkenazic and Sephardic communities.
Festivals of Lite Kosher Cookbook contains a wide variety of recipes, encompassing everything from crisp salads to warm, flaky desserts. All of these recipes retain their original flavor and flair but are offered in a healthier format, with nutritional information on every dish. Ashkenazic communities celebrate Rosh Hashanah with low-fat dishes like Round Challah, Baked Salmon Gefilte Fish, and Pineapple Honey Cake. The Sephardic community also offers tempting recipes, including Smoked Eggplant Caviar, Vegetarian Moroccan Harira Soup, and Anisette Cookies.
Mrs. Ashkanazi-Hankin also includes a section devoted entirely to the preparation of the Passover feast. Such Passover delicacies include Natural Orange Date Charoset, Passover Indian Rolls, Eggplant Matzah Dressing, and Apple Plum Kugel. All of these dishes are sure to make the Passover meal—and other meals throughout the year—healthy, delicious, and memorable.