The Jew And The Carrot

Bagel Shortage and Hurricane Recipes

By Devra Ferst

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Lemon Za’atar chicken is zingy enough to wake up even this dark day.

As East Coasters prepped for the Frankenstorm, stores sold out of flashlights, bottled water and… bagels? According to the Village Voice, nary a bagel was to be found in Manhattan’s West Village this morning.

So what to do if you’re stuck, hunkered down in your home, for the next 24+ hours? Cook a delicious meal of course. Here are some recipe ideas. If you’re missing some ingredients, don’t fret or run out to the store, you have plenty of time on a day like today to experiment with what’s in your pantry.

Share your favorite stormy-day recipes with us in the comments.

Stay safe and dry.

Soups: What’s better on a cold wintery day than a pot of soup? It will calm any nerves you might have about the storm.

Matzo Ball Soup From New York’s Most Famous Delis

Basic Borscht

Pumpkin Soup

Roasted Carrot and Fennel Soup

Shakshuka: We love this dish, because almost anything goes. So rummage around for some veggies and eggs and you have a perfectly delicious supper.

Classic Shakshuka

Shakshuka with Spinach, Swiss Chard and Caramelized Onion

Indian Shakshuka

Chicken: If it’s meat you are craving, and you’re luck enough to have a chicken in the freezer, you really couldn’t do better than this simple, delicious chicken. Its lemon and za’atar are zingy enough to brighten up this dark day.

Lemon Zaatar Chicken

Dessert: Rugelach are a bit time consuming, but worth the effort. If you would rather spend the time hanging out with your family and friends, try the olive oil cake instead.

Olive Oil Citrus Cake

Sarabeth’s Rugelach


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