#Tzimmes: Join Me in Feeding the Needy

Emily Paster Masbia Tzimmes GiftHi, this is Emily Paster from www.westoftheloop.com and I am asking you to please join me in helping Masbia feed the hungry. Masbia is a network of Kosher soup kitchens that serves 2 million meals a year to hungry men, women and children. Masbia needs our help to continue to feed those less fortunate. Donate now and with your tax deductible receipt, Masbia will include a collection of 40 Tzimmes recipes from some of the best known names in Jewish cooking, including my own. That’s for any donation, and every donation counts! For $1,000 you can help Masbia provide holiday meals for their clients, and here is what I will do for you if you make a $1,000 commitment for the New Year: not only will you receive a book of recipes, but I will send you my cookbook, Food Swap.



Carrot Tzimmes



  • 4 bunches of carrots with tops on, trimmed, peeled and cut into round pieces
  • 3 tablespoons butter, olive oil or a combination of the two
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup raisins
  • Salt and pepper


Heat the butter or oil in a large shallow saute pan over medium heat. (Butter will give the richest taste, but if you observe Jewish dietary laws, or have a child allergic to dairy, olive oil works fine.) Toss the carrot “coins” in the fat to coat them. Add honey, cinnamon, orange juice and stir to combine.

Turn the heat down to a simmer, cover the saute pan and cook until the carrots are tender, about 5 minutes. Remove cover and add raisins. Turn the heat up to medium and reduce the sauce until it is a syrupy glaze about 3-5 more minutes. Season well with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.