Food plays an important part in Jewish traditions, and Hanukkah is no exception. Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish commemoration also known as the Festival of Lights, typically involves feasting on fried foods and dishes loaded with sugar, fat, and oil. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite whole food, plant-based and oil-free dishes in honor of this tradition.
Note: We understand the importance of oil for Hanukkah in regards to food and other traditions. After speaking with many on this topic we have found that this oil-free cooking concept is similar to how some people now use candle or electric menorahs, instead of the traditional oil menorahs, as those options are deemed safer. Some people are also opting to not use oil in cooking due to it being unsafe for those with certain health conditions, such as heart disease. We are an oil-free recipe site for the purposes of health and wellness. These whole food, plant-based Hanukkah recipes are delicious options for those wishing to remain oil-free in their healthy lifestyle. We hope you enjoy trying them!
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