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As Jewish readers are aware, the Jewish high holidays are rapidly approaching. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins on the evening of Sept. 29.

If you’re planning a holiday meal and are looking to change things up a bit, you’ll want to know about, a source of recipes that can liven up your holiday table. Featuring recipes trendy ingredients like cumin, golden kiwi, arugula, blood oranges, and sticky dates, can give the New Year a tasty send-off.

“Our goal is to inspire home cooks,” says’s editor-in-chief, Chanie Nayman. “We have thousands of tantalizing recipes for any occasion. And each one features the freshest and highest-quality ingredients that meet the most rigorous kosher standards.”

The site was kind enough to share recipes with us, which may be accessed by clicking on the links. Considering starting your holiday meal with make-ahead Roasted Carrot Soup with Coriander. Then dazzle your guests with a gorgeous Balsamic Salmon Over Pomegranate and Golden Kiwi Arugula Salad as the appetizer. For the main course, pair the quintessential Hearty Pot Roast with a Cumin Spiced Brisket With Leeks and Dried Apricots, a decidedly non-traditional take on a holiday favorite.

Sides should be exciting, too. Think Jeweled Butternut Squash featuring pistachios, pomegranate seeds, and chopped dates. Pomegranate also plays a starring role in the fresh and fruity Blood Orange Pomegranate Salad.

For dessert don’t settle for dry, crumbly honey cake when you can serve your guests Sticky Date Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce.

Try any or all of the recipes. And you don’t have to be Jewish to try them.

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