9 Days

Written by Cook Kosher on Monday, 01 August 2011. Posted in Food Mood

What are the Nine Days? For ashkenazim that grew up with the concept nine days, it's kinda strange to have the question asked. Basically the nine days are the first 9 days of the month of Av culminating with the fast of Tisha B'av. The Nine Days inaugurates an even greater level of communal and personal mourning in recognition of the many tragedies and calamities that befell the Jewish people at this time. As part of the mourning we refrain from eating meat and drinking wine. However, we all still need to eat, so here is a selection of pastas, fish and food ideas to fill the void.

Some of our pasta picks:

Tomato Basil Pasta

Cheese Pasta Shells

Pesto Farfelle - Bowtie Pasta

Spicy Tangy Pasta

Sweet Potato Pasta

Roasted Red Pepper Cream Pasta


Spinach and Cheese Lasgna 

Broccoli Macaroni & Cheese


Our Fish Picks:

Individual Braided Fish Wellingtons

Cajun Baked Tilapia

Fried Tilapia

Moroccan Tilapia

Honey Mustard Fish

Tuna Cutlets

20 minute Indian Salmon 

Honey Dijon Dill Salmon

Taco Salmon

Sauteed Sole with Almonds

Some odds and ends to complete the meal:

Onion Board

Brooklyn Bagels

Homemade Bagels

Alfredo's Mushroom Soup

Roasted Eggplant Pizza

Leek and Sweet Potato Quiche

Cheese Calzones

Delicous Mushroom Quiche

Basic Pizza Recipe

White Cheese Dressing

Greek Salad

No Bake Cheesecake Mousse

What are your favorites? Leave a comment with your favorite recipe on Cook Kosher. (Write # with recipe number so that it can easily be searched.)

One more thing, can you believe we don't have an eggplant parmesan recipe? If  you make a mean eggplant parmesan please post it. 


Photos by Dan Engongoro

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Comments (5)

  • cook7
    01 August 2011 at 22:37 |

    how about falafel?

  • rachel
    02 August 2011 at 08:26 |

    This is a really good list!

  • Broccoli
    02 August 2011 at 12:26 |

    Wow! what a great list... will definitely be a help because I've been having trouble coming up with a menu.
    Does anyone have the recipe for Penne pasta in pink sauce?

  • CookMama
    02 August 2011 at 15:32 |

    Another great option for the nine days are cheese blintzes,cheese latkes,potato blintzes, all kinds of soups and of course homemade rolls, croissants... Recipe #583 which a cheese blintze soufflé is really a terrific option. What is so great is that if you are lazy, you can use any store bought cheese blintzes and the recipe still comes out delicious. Of course, homemade blintzes are always the tastiest. Add a soup to this and you have a fab meal.

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