Rosh Hashana menu 2017 – gluten free, grain free

This year we have a marathon of cooking for the next three days, since this year Rosh Hashana leads directly into Shabbos!

I usually like to do baking and cooking in advance so that there’s not as much to do in the busy days leading up to the holiday itself, but I no longer have a full size freezer and my fridge isn’t very big.  So yesterday and today are busy cooking days!

Here’s a list of what we’ll be preparing for this Rosh Hashana – everything is gluten free and grain free except for the challah:


  • cinnamon raisin round challah
  • regular challah
  • paleo dinner rolls (gluten free option)


  • parsley pesto
  • black olive tampenade
  • eggplant salad
  • tomato


  • baked fish
  • roasted chicken – savory/sweet (date-parsley-onion blend), paprika garlic blend and cumin garlic blend
  • roast meat with carrots and onions

Symbolic foods for Rosh Hashana (simanim):

  • simanim salad – I serve this on the two nights of Rosh Hashana – it includes apple, pomegranate, date, leek, cabbage and carrots
  • baked fish
  • baked fish head and baked whole fish
  • black eyed peas
  • roast pumpkin
  • roast beets


  • green bean-olive
  • pomegranate
  • Israeli cabbage
  • hearts of palm-corn
  • red cabbage-apple

Kugels/vegetable sides:

  • apple kugel
  • vegetable kugel
  • potato kugel
  • carrot apple kugel
  • spinach nut loaf (using roasted sunflower seeds)
  • sesame green beans
  • roast potatoes
  • pineapple beets


  • brownies
  • chocolate chip cookies
  • apple cake
  • almond joy bars
  • pumpkin muffins
  • chocolate pudding

Wishing you all a year of blessings in the year to come!



6 thoughts on “Rosh Hashana menu 2017 – gluten free, grain free

  1. Sounds yummy and abundant! May you have a wonderful year overflowing with blessings. What is spinach but loaf? Is there a recipe for that?

  2. Thank you for posting such a variety of delicious Yom tov foods. I would love to see the recipes for some of the Kugels and desserts. Is the pudding parve?

    I would also love to see your Sukkos menu.

    How do you stay calm while doing so much cooking, with your kids needing you all day?

    On a different note, I was wondering if you could share with the blog readers more about the idea that we teach people how to treat us.

    Can you explain how that works, and how we can change the way they treat us?
    Thank you so much.
    Have a gmar Chasima tova!

    1. What great questions, Brindy! All worthy of a post each. :)

      I was just talking with my older kids last night about how we teach others how to treat us. :) It’s an important lesson. I’ll try to write something about it in the near future, as well as the other things you asked about.

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