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Monday, September 16, 2013

What to Eat and Decorate for Sukkot This Year

Sukkot starts this Wednesday and it is the Jewish festival of giving thanks for the fall harvest.  It is a great time to reflect on the abundance in our lives, which also gives me great cause for a celebration!  Each year, my family erects a sukkah (a temporary "dwelling") in our backyard, where we decorate and eat in it with friends and family over the course of a week.

Check out my Pinterest board for some great ideas on decorations to put in your sukkah.  We have done everything from paper chains and paper cut-outs, to faux and real fruit over the years.  For this year's decorations, my board has so many ideas, I am not sure what to pick, including paper lanterns, decorated paper leaves, and sun catchers.

And no VeegMama celebration would be complete without food!  We have a couple of gatherings this Sukkot.  Here is what I plan to serve.

Sukkot Shabbat Menu
Quinoa Salad - Click here for the recipe.
Tofu kabobs

Potluck Sukkah Party
Make-your-own Pitas - with various fillings including a chickpea salad, seasoned tofu, spreads, and veggies

Moroccan Potato Salad with Kale and Corn - Click here for the recipe.

Saffron Rice - Click here for the recipe.

Jewish or not, I hope you find inspiration to celebrate with your own fall harvest this week to enjoy the bounty of our lives!