Jewish Food Recipes
and The Bible Diet

Jewish food recipes come from the people that make up the Jewish culture and Jewish traditions.

And the Bible diet basically consists of Bible foods that follow the Jewish Dietary Guidelines and excludes the foods that are considered forbidden.

Jewish food recipes include some of the most well known and most popular among the modern day Jewish people.

And Biblical foods are a little more than just fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds - as some people have proclaimed.

The Bible Diet and Jewish Legal Guidelines

All fruits and vegetables are permitted, but must be free of bugs.

Nuts, seeds, legumes, and grains are permitted.

You may eat seafood that has fins and scales such as salmon, tuna, cod, or herring.

Animals that have cloven hooves and chews its cud such as cattle, bison, lamb, sheep, venison, or goat are allowed.

Birds permitted are chicken, turkey, ducks, and geese.

The eggs and milk of permitted seafood and animals may be eaten.

The birds and mammals that may be eaten must be slaughtered in accordance with Jewish Law and must be Kosher.

Bible Foods and Kosher Foods

Kosher animals must be ritually slaughtered in order to remain Kosher.

This method of slaughter is quick and painless to the animal.

It also ensures the most complete draining of the animal's blood.

Only those who are qualified and trained are allowed to perform this type of slaughter.

Forbidden Foods of The Bible Diet

The consumption of blood is forbidden! This applies to the blood of birds and mammals, but not to fish.

Rodents, reptiles, amphibians, and most insects are forbidden.

Camels, rabbits, and pigs are forbidden.

Shellfish such as lobsters, octopus, shrimp, clams, crabs, and oysters are forbidden.


Birds of prey or scavengers such as hawks, eagles, and vultures are forbidden.

All wine and grape juice not made under Jewish Supervision is forbidden.

Consuming meat and dairy together is forbidden.

Consuming the sciatic nerve in the hindquarters (which eliminates eating fillet mignon) and the fat surrounding animal organs is forbidden.

Healthy Biblical Foods

  • Apples (I bet no one missed this one)
  • Figs
  • Grapes
  • Olives
  • Honey
  • Milk
  • Yogurt
  • Ezekiel Bread
  • Legumes
  • Vegetables
  • Wine
  • Cumin
  • Fish
  • Eggs
  • Kosher Meats
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Almonds
  • Walnuts
  • Mint
  • Dill

Jewish Food Recipes

Jewish food recipes is a unique collection of cooking styles.  Jewish cooking does have a Middle Eastern - Mediterranean - European influence.

Many of the foods proclaimed as Jewish are not unique to the Jewish people and do include dishes such as Falafel and Hummus which are very Egyptian!

Popular Jewish Food Recipes

Matzah Ball Soup - dumplings in chicken broth.

Gefilte Fish Recipe - a recipe traditionally served on Passover.

Ezekiel Bread Recipes - bread made from a variety of grains and legumes. This bread typically uses sprouted grains.

Latkes Recipe - a potato pancake recipe.

Stuffed Cabbage Recipes - cabbage leaves traditionally stuffed with rice and meat.

Lox and Bagels - fillets of salmon served on a bagel with cream cheese.


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