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The New Yiddish Kitchen
Oh, man! My protein+vegetables breakfast (chicken breast, smoked oysters, green beans) got a big, boost on Sunday morning. I don’t even know if you’re prepared for what I’m about to tell you:
I had a homemade everything bagel and cream cheese.
Before you send the Paleo Police to my house, the bagel was made from almond and cassava flour, and the cream cheese is nothing but raw cashews and a little bit of paleo-friendly magic. I mean, take a look:
Confession: Dave and I were skeptical. Could an almond flour bagel achieve the chewy, dense-but-not-heavy texture of a traditional bagel? And come on! Cashews? How are they going to taste like cream cheese?!
Our doubts were unwarranted.
The bagels have a wonderful bite, and the cream cheese—while not as creamy-dreamy as Philadephia brand—is tangy, light, smooth, and creamy enough to be worth it in a way that dairy cream cheese is not. Dave tends to avoid paleo versions of foods because they almost always disappoint him, but he ate his schmeared bagel with a complete commitment to the pleasure of it.
All credit has to go to Simone Miller and Jennifer Robins, the authors of the beautiful new cookbook The New Yiddish Kitchen: Gluten-Free and Paleo Kosher Recipes for the Holidays and Every Day. And really, I shouldn’t be surprised that the bagels and cream cheese were first-rate. Simone has long been one of the most innovative Paleo chefs and always delivers recipes that work reliably and taste fantastic. (A huge hug of thanks to Simone for sending us a batch of homemade bagels, which inspired me to try the cream cheese recipe in the book, thus ensuring our delightful breakfast.)
I got a sneak peek at this book a few months ago, and I’m honored to have provided a blurb for the back cover. This is what it says, “Bagels and cream cheese are back! With a focus on high-quality ingredients and solid technique, these recipes respect food, tradition, and your health—while serving up deli dishes the paleo world has been missing.”
If I was being 100-percent honest, I would have written, “OMG! I’m so excited about this book. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! Bagels and cream cheese and chopped liver and potato knish and brisket and stuffed cabbage and horseradish sour cream and latkes and chocolate babka and apple kugel!?!?”
This book is a solid collection of delicious, nutrient-dense recipes that can be made every day—and those are complemented with carefully crafted treats for those special occasions that make life a little sweeter. The authors Simone and Jennifer have done a brilliant job of respecting the nutritional integrity of paleo guidelines while embracing the tradition of Jewish cuisine. I want to smother this book with hugs and kisses.
I encourage you to pre-order your own copy of The New Yiddish Kitchen—but I’m also giving away a copy to celebrate the official release of the book on March 8 .
The New Yiddish Kitchen Giveaway
This giveaway is closed. Thanks for playing along!
To enter: Leave a comment on this post and answer this question: What’s your favorite flavor of schmear? (I’m partial to an untoasted everything bagel with smoked salmon schmear.)
Deadline to enter: 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, March 4, 2016. The winner will be randomly selected and notified by email.
Restrictions: Drawing open only to U.S. residents. Sorry, international friends!
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My favorite flavor of shmear is vegetable. Delicious!
I grew up on lenders egg bagels with plain cream cheese and buddig brand corned beef on top. My how my tastes have changed! But looking back, it was COMFORT. 🙂
I love a cream cheese heavy on dill shear on an everything bagel!
Nothing like Lox and Bagels. Looks promising!!
Blueberry schmear on a cinnamon raisin bagel. Why are you making me remember that?!? 🙂
I love the cinnamon raisin bagel with plain cream cheese. I’ve not doing a flavor I like yet!
I’ve not found a flavor I like yet. Apparently I can’t type correctly.
Maple almond schmear on a whole wheat bagel. Haven’t had a bagel in forevah!
Definitely all about the chive schmear!
I am so boring, i love a good egg bagel and just regular whipped cream cheese. But it has to be from a real bagel place and spreadable….
Oh or a pizza bagel. That used to be the best after school snack. Not bagel bites from the freezer but a bagel with pizza sauce, cheese and pepperoni.
I love a smoked salmon schematic too, but on a toasted sesame bagel.
An herb schmear with smoked salmon on an everything bagel.
I am ALL about that “garden veggie” schmear– which makes me giggle because I’m certain now since it’s been years since I’ve had it, it has zero actual garden veggies in it, but still. What I remember of it was DELICIOUS. 🙂 SO excited about this book!
Poppy-seed bagel, cream cheese, lox, capers, and red onions.
I used to love the garden veg cream cheese for savory bagels and cinnamon for plain or sweet bagels.
Cinnamon … couldnt even tell you the last time I had it (or a bagel!)
Mine is the same as yours, except toasted. My husband makes and schmears the bagels within an inch of their lives. I miss them so much! Now and then we treat ourselves, but it will be so much better to have a paleo option! Very excited for this book
If I get a bagel, it will be an everything bagel with cream cheese. Pretty standard girl here. I do not like lox. I suppose a cinnamon raisin bagel would also be good… but the everything bagel is preferred. MMmm…
I used to love cinnamon!
herb shmear on an onion bagel
I love honey rosemary cream cheese!
Oh man… I’m a sucker for a blueberry bagel with cinnamon schmear !
Having worked at Einstein bagels for a brief time, I became addicted to everything bagels with a hummus schmear. Still dream about it….
Butter. I used to love butter on a toasted sesame bagel.
I love some strawberry schmear!
Has to be nut butter of any sort!
Holy moly I’m loving the idea of this book! I’ve been trying to figure out how to make our Jewish family meals more healthy (and more paleo!) and here it is! I’m definitely a plain bagel with cinnamon schmear! Yum! But I’ll take whatever I can get 🙂
I love a good chive schmear!
It has been so long since I’ve had a bagel, I’d be inclined to say that they are all my favorites! However, a good blueberry schemer seems to be calling my name. ?
Green olive on an everything bagel.
Oh man, bagels are one of the things I really miss since I’ve been gluten free. Fortunately, Portland isn’t known for great bagels.. Back in the day, I’d go for the chive cream cheese!
Plain Jane here. But, I can be convinced to try a salmon schmear!
I love plain or herb on an everything or onion bagel- haven’t had a bagel in 3 years though. Probably my most missed bread!
lol- you totally got me. I thought it was a regular bagel with regular creme cheese.
I would love to win the book, everything sounds amazing!
I love sesame bagels, either with plain, full-fat creme cheese (and gouda) or lox smear. Or creme cheese and then lox on it. And red onion.
Being a good Jersey girl, I like my bagels with lots of butter! Although honey walnut cream cheese isn’t bad either …
Hazelnut schmear on an asiago cheese bagel….yum!
Oh my goodness — those were the days! Haven’t had a toasted cinnamon raisin bagel with honey walnut cream cheese schmeared on it in years. Silly gluten intolerance! If only…
I’m partial to cream cheese. 🙂
Really good bagels are one of the very few things I miss. A nice, hot salt bagel…
Smoked salmon schmear also! (On an everything or sesame bagel!) Ohhh mannn….
Long Island everything bagel, not toasted but still warm, little butter and a big schmear if plain whipped cream cheese. Mmmmmm
I love vegetable shmear on an asiago cheese bagel – I can’t remember the last time I got to enjoy one….
Veggie cream cheese on an everything bagel… I can’t wait to try cashew cream cheese!
Nobody does paleo-friendly, grain free breads like Simone Miller (although Danielle Walker also has some great recipes). It’s not just flavor. It’s a texture thing. Her monkey bread….To die for. Mostly, I just want to win a copy of her new book. But then, I’ll pay for it if I have too.
Definitely a chive schmear
I used to be a sucker for the honey cinnamon schmear. Would probably choose something different these days 🙂
Chives shear on a sesame bagel, favorite since college.
Sesame or poppyseed bagel with a chive schmear!
Untoasted regular with strawberry cream cheese. Or onion bagel with herb smear and sliced turkey.
A cinnamon sugar bagel with plain cream cheese. Completely unhealthy, but so delicious!
Not gonna lie, when I saw the photo of the cream cheesed bagel, I was like, that’s not right. oh no, I need a bagel right now. Oh, ok, cassava and almond, whew.
Toasted everything bagel with vegetable cream cheese.
This thought literally made my stomach growl.
It’s been a while since I’ve had a bagel and cream cheese, but the picture of the everything bagel brought all those flavors back. My favorite schmear would have to be chive and onion.
My favorite is Greek olive schmear
An Everything Bagel, with Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese. I love bagels. It’s the hardest thing for me to give up for Paleo!
Classic cream cheese and lox on a toasted plain bagel = heaven!
Im a SF Bay area girl and my jewish neighbors introduced me to bagels in 5th grade. Loved them toasted with full-fat cream cheese. Gah…dreamy!
If I had to pick, a rye bagel with veggie cream cheese. Or maybe plain with nut butter…
Everything with veggie cream cheese, lox, and tomato!
Excited for this possibility! For me, lox shmear on everything bagel with sliced cucumber topped with a dash of fresh ground pepper.
Onion bagel, cream cheese, sausage patty and jalapeno jelly.
Oh man if you asked me a year ago it would have been cashew cheese schmear but since adding more organ meats I’m all about beef liver schmear on beautiful 3 day fermented rye.
Everything bagel with tomato and scallion cream cheese all day!
Day 21 of Whole30 and I can think of a cinnamon raisin bagel with whipped cream cheese and NOT be tempted to break. I was very satisfied with my chorizo, peppers, and eggs this morning!
I don’t think that I’ve found a flavor of cream cheese that I didn’t love although I am partial to honey nut or pumpkin spice especially on a cinnamon raisin bagel.
Toasted everything, scallion cream cheese and tomato or bacon!
Toasted everything bagel with plain, full fat cream cheese, a slice or two of smoked salmon and a slice of tomato. Heaven on a Sunday morning!
I love hummus! but also cranberry orange schmear
Pumpernickel with plain cream cheese! Droooool!
I love herb cream cheese!
Have not had a bagel in years! Homemade goat cheese schmear is awesome!
An everything bagel with veggie/herb cream cheese is the best.
Everything bagel with spicy jalapeño cream cheese!
Untoasted garlic bagel with a schmear of olive cream cheese.
Strawberry schmear on an onion bagel. = YUM!
Haven’t a bagel in forever, but I remember honey almond on poppyseed.
Toasted plain bagel with lox/cream cheese schmear
OMG! Asiago or everything bagel with a schmear (oh, who am I kidding? A slather!) of garlic or chive. Drooling, now! ?
Smoked whitefish on a sesame bagel…
If I could have a cream cheese schmeer (or schmear) it would be the smoked salmon variety on an onion bagel. I’ll settle for ghee in place of butter, though. =)
I love a plain bagel with mascarpone and honey 🙂
Toasted cinnamon raisin bagel with honey walnut cream cheese shmear! Yum
Poppy seed, with GHEE. Many years ago what I missed most in the mid west was bagels. I learned how to make them, or my brother would send from NY. I love bagels, I don’t know why, it’s not part of my family heritage, but a bagel…OH MY. And I have made a paleo one, yet not happy with it..it is OK, but I expect THIS bagel to be outstanding! And a dig slab of full fat cream cheese…would be heaven…but I will stick to ghee.
Plain with plain cream cheese. I’m a purist!
Always always everything bagel with salmon schmear. Add some capers and mmmmm boy.
I actually haven’t tried flavored schmears (these all sound delish!) but I do love cream cheese!
My favorite schmear is vegetable cream cheese on a whole wheat bagel! (And by scrolling through the comments, I’m not alone with my cream cheese choice.)
Sesame bagel with chive schmear and lox!
Onion and chives shmear on a poppy seed bagel!
Plain, toasted crunchy with a chive schmear!
I remember the most decadent honey walnut cream cheese on a perfectly toasted honey oatmeal bagel *swoon*
Everything bagel with veggie!
Plain cream cheese in an everything bagel!!
My favorite used to be Asiago Parmesan with garden veggie cream cheese. That seems like a lifetime ago!
I like an amazing, untoasted, chewy sesame bagel w/ a scallion and bacon cream cheese. Not too much. And the bacon-cooked through. Undercooked bacon turns this favorite into my absolute least favorite immediately 🙂
Plain cream cheese for me, please! Or strawberry. Or spicy.
I’m partial to an everything bagel, and a plain schmear with minced scallions sitting atop. Looking forward to trying this recipe, for sure! Thanks, Mel!
I would typically go for the sweet cinnamon crunch bagel with the pecan schmear. However, I do love plain cream cheese on an everything bagel with smoke salmon and capers…love!
Anything spicy schmear! Chipotle, Green or Red Chile, or Jalapeno (used to eat it on a polenta bagel, but that’s several no-no’s in a row) supposed it’d be a plain or a garlic “bagel” now…so excited to try!!!
lite cream cheese on everything. but i’m also a SUCKER for the Einstein’s Veg Out Sandwich (everything bagel with garlic and herb cream cheese…and an amazing little stack of veggies)
Garlic and herb schmear, on a toasted everything bagel of course!
I LOVE a grilled everything bagel with some butter and a little sea salt! I haven’t had a bagel in years, salivating thinking about this!
If the everything bagel has caraway in it, I’ll have that. Otherwise, a toasted pumpernickel with plain– and lox. Gotta have the lox.
I love all bagels toasted and warm with either cream cheese, capers and lox or cream cheese and fruit preserve or cheesy spreads.
I like an everything bagel toasted with cream cheese. or bacon egg and cheese 🙂
Pretzel bagel with strawberry schmear
I love maple walnut cream cheese.
Toasted everything bagel with lox cream cheese… Yummmm!
Honey walnut cream cheese. This takes me back to my days of working in the bakery at Panera and smearing this stuff on leftover cinnamon crunch bagels. Obviously WAY before I heard of paleo. 🙂
I am partial to a plain bagel with a little maple walnut cream cheese.
Scallion is WONDERFUL with an everything bagel! I’m craving one now…
Vegetable schmear on an everything bagel! Thank you for the cookbook share – we are always looking for recipes as delicious as those in Well Fed and Well Fed 2!
I’m sad to say I am one of the few people who is not a fan of schmear/cream cheese due to a high school job that involved lots of cream cheese scooping into tiny 2oz containers. However, my go to bagel love is an everything with butter!
I haven’t had a schmear in a long time considering I can’t have dairy – but if I could, I would have a nova lox schmear on a toasted jalapeno bagel – so yummy! I REALLY want to win this book – looks so good (and helpful to make Shabbat dinner for my family too)
Vegetable. Nothing better.
Toasted everything bagel with salmon and chive schmear – yum!
I love a warm chewy bagel with blueberry cream cheese! I haven’t had one in years!
I love plain cream cheese.
I love chive cream cheese!
I love schemear with a little dill!
I love a good plain shmear atop of an everything bagel. However, what kicks it up about 100 notches is some lox, red onion, and capers. Oh my. I think I’ve figured out my lunch today! But I would still love to try to bake these paleo bagels and whip up some cashew schmear!
It’s been so many years that I don’t really remember what cream cheese tastes like, but before I found out I”m allergic to milk, I remember enjoying Asiago cheese bagels from Panera with jalapeno cream cheese.
Scallion cream cheese on an everything bagel
My go-to is an egg bagel and lox cream cheese!
Back in my gluten days, I would have bagels with a cinnamon pecan schmear. Yummy.
My go to is toasted asiago with butter! 🙂
Toasted sesame with smoked salmon dill cream cheese!
OMG, Everything Bagels are my favorite, so your photo is making me salivate! I’ll take just plain cream cheese on mine, untoasted, but maybe warmed up. Mmmmmmmmmm.
Everything bagel with plain cream cheese! Yum!
Plain cream cheese on a cinnamon raisin bagel.
Schmear and salmon, such a treat!
I’m a sucker for veggie schmear. Or herbed schmear. Oh my, I just realized any kind of schmear will do!
My favorite schmear is coconut butter, with cinnamon and Himalayan salt stirred in! It’s a beautiful caramelly color, and sweet and salty at the same time.
I’m a classic kind of girl. Give me a nice everything bagel with plain cream cheese. 🙂
A seasonal pumpkin schmear, hands down!
My favorite flavor is jalapeno!
Oh. my. goodness. In the bad old days… a plain H&H bagel topped with just a schmear of cream cheese, then topped with whitefish salad and a slice of nova (latter 2 from Zaybar’s). Heaven on a plate!
Awesome giveaway, I am SO excited for this cookbook! My favorite flavor of schmear is actually plain (crazy, I know!) I just love the original taste and flavor, I am not a fancy-pants. 🙂
My favorite schmear is salmon. I cannot remember the last time. So want to win this book…………….
Any plain or savory toasted bagel with smoked salmon schmear! Now my mouth is watering.
Toasted everything bagel with smoked salmon schmear – yummmmm!
BTW, this book sounds ahhhh-mazing!
Very skeptical, as I’m from NYC and firmly believe that the only bagels worth eating come from Ess-A-Bagel…love me an everything bagel with butter!
Just plain. But on an everything bagel. When I used to eat bagels and cream cheese….
I LOVE sundried tomato schmear on a toasted everything. Topped with fresh tomato, too!
Boy, cream cheese, for sure, love the herb and garlic flavoured version. 🙂
Definitely dill! Especially with lox on top!
In high school I used to get a chocolate chip bagel with chocolate chip cream cheese…true story.
Love pumpkin spiced schmear on a bagel. It’s awesome during autumn and winter!
Toasted everything bagel with garlic & chive schmear! Basically, either my husband eats the same or stays away from me for the rest of the day 🙂
I haven’t had a bagel and cream cheese in SO long but for ages my favorite was a sesame bagel with strawberry schmear… The little kid in me misses that so much!
Mmm, I love the lox setup with red onions and capers! The flavor of the bagel is not as important to me as the texture.
Don’t make me choose a favorite! But, if I had a gun to my head, I’d say a toasted whole wheat bagel with peanut butter or a pumpernickel bagel (toasted or not) with just about anything spread on it.
My favorite flavor of schmear would have to be non-dairy cream cheese with chives! OMG, it is so good!
My favorite is an egg everything toasted with salted butter and cream cheese
Onions or vegetables! YUM!! I don’t use schmear much anymore, because I don’t eat bagels or English muffins, so now I’m curious now as to how others are using “schmear!” 🙂
Onion bagel with regular Philadelphia cream cheese.
I have not had a bagel and schmear in sooo long, so I have been long awaiting the Yiddish Kitchen to bake the bagels! I am a total bagel, onion schmear, lox, and capers kind-of-girl.
Herb and garlic!!
Everything bagel toasted with plain schmear. Doesn’t get much better than that.
My favorite is plain cream cheese schmear with lox and red onion on an onion bagel. I grew up on Long Island and relocated to NH before they HAD bagels in NH!
I love a cranberry bagel with a maple-walnut cream cheese spread on top. Yummy!
Plain or sundried tomato!
I love plain cream cheese on an everything bagel!
I love honey almond smear… But I just found out I have an almond allergy. 🙁 but strawberry has always been a fav on blueberry bagels… But I have to figure out how to make the blueberry bagels bc no one makes gluten free or paleo ones 🙁
I LOVE everything bagels with almond butter! I also tried topping it with ghee, but it depends on my mood and how much fat I’ve eaten the rest of the day. I also have to watch out for almond butter because it is my “food without brakes” YUM
I love a basic cream cheese schmear on a toasted everything bagel!
Toasted Everything Bagel with chopped liver ….second favorite, cream cheese and smoked salmon.
I miss matzoh ball soup too.
Blueberry schmear on a cinnamon raisin bagel or sun-dried tomato!
I am so excited about this cookbook! Brings back so many memories..
Oops, and I love plain old cream cheese on cinnamon raisin!
My favorite schemer use t be good ole plain on a very cheesy bagel. It has been over 2 years since I had one but I would like to try the cashew cheese one day.
Love chive and herb cream cheese with an egg bagel, oh yeah!
I used to be real bad and put butter AND vegetable cream cheese! Hey, at least I was getting some veggies in there 😉
I’d love a toasted everything bagel with a green olive cream cheese schmear.
Toasted onion bagel with vegetable schmear!
Toasted everything bagel with plain cream cheese!
My favorite schmear is with walnuts and dates on a Montreal-stye bagel. Mmmmm!
Everything toasted with jalapeno cream cheese (or olive pimento) is tops!
Everything bagel with cucumber chive shmear, smoked salmon or smoked whitefish, tomato and cucumber. Reminds me of Sunday mornings growing up when my dad would run to the deli to bring us breakfast.
Cinnamon with hazelnut cram cheese. Yum!
Toasted plain bagel with cinnamon raisin smear!
I love a toasted everything bagel with veggie cream cheese!
I loooove an onion bagel with plain cream cheese… Yum!!!
I love cinnamon!
Garlic and Onion for me!! YUM!
toasted everything with smoked salmon all the way
I love to schmear my bagel with cream cheese, and lemon curd!
garlic schemer!! haven’t had a bagel and cream cheese in YEARS….this would be awesome to try!
My favorite flavor of schmear is strawberry… on any flavor bagel OR a spoon 😉
CINNAMON RAISIN & BUTTER IS LIFE
although… that everything bagel looks pretty darn swell right about now too
Chive Schmear is where it’s at!!!! YUM!!!
and I need this book in my life.. I miss everything bagels….
I’m so boring – I like plain cream cheese. 🙂
Strawberry schmear on a blueberry bagel!
After so many years of doing “low fat” and “fat free” cream cheese, I just like the plain ole schmear!
Vege of course! ?
Pumpernickel bagel with plain cream cheese!
I love jalapeno cream cheese shmear! Spicy!
Hazelnut schmear with a French toast bagel all the way! (Toasted, of course!)
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Hazelnut schmear with a French toast bagel! (Toasted, of course!)
I love dill schmear!! Now I’m hungry! 😉
A toasted poppy bagel, insides scooped out, with good old fashion plain cream cheese and some nova on top.
almond butter and jam on a cinnamon bagel
My favorite smear is just plain cream cheese on an everything bagel, and sometimes, on just a plain bagel.
Everything bagel with onion shmear!
Sesame bagel with butter. I wonder if ghee will work.
Plain bagel with peanut butter for me!
Onion bagel with plain cream cheese! Oh those were the days!
mmmm….pumpernickel toasted with salmon schmear. yes. definitely.
Everything bagel with hummus or plain cream cheese.
Does it come with an order of bagels? ha Toasted everything with smoked salmon. Don’t even remember the last time I had a bagel.
Honey walnut – kinda miss that !
Sun dried tomato schmear on a wheat bagel
Cinnamon crunch bagel with plain cream cheese
I love garden vegetable schmear or garlic and onion! Both are delicoius
Kerry butter, asiago cheese and coarsely ground sea salt and pepper….
Plain cream cheese on a toasted sesame seed bagel. Plain, simple and yummy!
Toasted everything bagel with a maple walnut schmear. Just typing the word schmear makes me so happy
Having Celiac, I haven’t had a decent bagel since my diagnosis 6 years ago. I’d go for a good bagel of any flavor, with plain cream cheese!
My favorite was a bagel with lox. It makes a great weekend breakfast.
My favorite is smoked salmon!! But I’ve had an amazing jalapeno cheddar schmear on an everything bagel that was amazing!
It gotta be… Toasted everything with piles of smoked salmon and plain cream cheese….
Plain bagel with salmon and chive schmear – drooling!
My favorite schmear is onion & chive, smoked salmon is a close second!
I would have to say a nut butter is my number 1. I also love pumpkin! Looking forward to trying this bagel recipie!!
I praise the creativity of gluten-free, dairy-free foodies who don’t settle for a bagel-less life!!! Make mine a smoked salmon schmear on a toasted everything bagel — all those seeds! Be still, my heart! Add some tomato and sprouts and I’ll be in heaven…
Nothing beats salmon cream cheese!!
Having grown up in NJ if there is one thing i know, it’s bagels! Having lived in Colorado for 4 years and eating paleo i really miss bagels. I am excited to try this once my casts come off my arms. (broke both in a cycling accident)
I prefer a plain everything bagel. No need to cover up that deliciousness.
Salt bagel with vegetable cream cheese!
Boring: strawberry schmear on a cinnamon or plain toasted bagel. Maybe with some bananas…
Pumpkin spice if I have to choose one:)
My favorite is a cinnamon raison bagel with plain cream cheese. Guess I am not too adventurous! But would love to try the cashew recipe!!
I am so excited to get this new book with what looks like amazing options !! I love an everything bagel toasted with plain cream cheese, I am excited that this could be an option in my diet!!
I love scallion schmear on a toasted everything bagel / but the bagel has to have cooled down – I hate it when the schmear melts (OCD much? Maybe…) I also love a sesame bagel with plain cream cheese and either lox or a dried smoked salmon. And now I’m swooning.
My favorite flavor of schmear is herbed on an everything bagel. Way before paleo, I ate this daily at an authentic New York bakery next door to the gym. It never occured to me that my beloved breakfast would cancel out my workout. If I win this cookbook, I can go back to not thinking about that. (:
Plain cream cheese is the best schmear in my book!
This book looks FANTASTIC!
So my favorite schmear was always herb, on an Everything bagel, but can I say I am more excited for the Reuben sandwich recipe!! I come from a Czech family and that whole table of contents is making me drool. I mean latkes! And potato dumplings! Sooo excited!
Toasted salt bagel with plain CC! Add in a Sunday morning with the NY Times and I cry salty tears of joy!!
I love an everything bagel with jalapeno schmear!! OF course I rarely eat them because I do my best to follow a paleo diet (most of the time!!).
This will sound terribly boring, but I loved plain egg bagels with real cream cheese. Also, I often put peanut butter on a toasted bagel *ducks*
I like honey on an englsih muffin
Chive schmear on toasted sesame bagel. Yum!
Ha! I’m with Dave… or maybe I’m from Missouri or something. I need to see/taste it before I believe it. So let down by lovely photos, but after one bite everything made with almond flour and coconut flour ends up with the same texture and flavor. Please, please, please let me win the cookbook to make a believer out of me! Give me any kind of schmear to make me a believer! 😉
My favorite is a toasted cinnamon raisin bagel with creamy homemade peanut butter! So delicious especially after a workout!
Pick me! Pick me!!! Everything bagel with a plain schmeer! oh how I miss all of that…
I am a cinnamon raisin bagel with whipped cream cheese fan, but it has been a while since I have indulged. My trainer will be ecstatic if I make Paleo bagels and schmear for my husband and I!!
sweet: creamed honey schmear sometimes sprinkled w. a bit of cinnamon
savory: garlic and chive worth the breath aftermath
Plain bagel with a schmear of date/ walnut cream cheese, oy vey!
I am so boring…I just like a plain bagel with plain cream cheese!
Poppy seed bagel with plain cream schemer (though I haven’t had dairy in so long I forget what it tastes like 🙁
Growing up in NJ, I was a no schmear kind of girl. Plain salt bagel for me, thank you very much. Then I started experimenting with scallion schmear and fresh sliced tomatoes and plain cream cheese with lox. Both winners, really. Yiddish meets Paleo – Oy vey! Makes me start singing some Fiddler on the Roof tunes!
Cinnamon and honey on a plain bagel.
Oh! I LOVE bagels! I actually like them with a bit of real butter, toasted.
Everything bagel with cream cheese scallions. Then I top it with slices of fresh Easter radish and a few sprigs of cilantro. Yummylicious with a fresh twist
Chive schmear is the ticket for me!
Jalapeño bacon cream cheese on an everything bagel. I could just eat ithe cream cheese with a spoon…in the old days (before being dairy and gluten free.)
My favorite bagel is a lightly toasted egg bagel wit tons of cream cheese and some smoked ham. Oh, how I miss them!
Amen on the salmon schmear, but I really do love a buttered bagel too. Buttered then broiled to toast….nothing like it.
Everything bagels are my favorite. Just butter… no cream cheese here.
A cinnamon raisin bagel with cinnamon and sugar butter schmear.
Toasted Sesame Bagel slathered with grass fed butter. Not Yiddish but so good!
Because I’m a Whole30-er, I typically don’t enjoy bagels as much as I used to. But, when I do, I go for the strawberry. Oh, yesssss!
All of the recipes sound fantastic! Horseradish sour cream? Yes please! And my preferred schmear- jalapeno!
Spinach artichoke schmear on a spinach Parmesan bagel.
Honestly, it depends where they’re from.. Cinnamon French toast bagel with whipped honey walnut cream cheese is delightful or a lox and chive schemear on an everything bagel is tasty too!!
When I was a teen (many many moons ago), I worked for a small while at Einstein’s Bagel. they no longer have the ‘Veggie Confetti” bagel, but that + a schmear of veggie was the best.
I prefer a plain schmear myself but definitely with an everything bagel!
My favorite schmear is honey cream cheese on cinnamon bagel!
cinnamon raisin bagel with whipped pineapple cream cheese
I like my onion bagel toasted with onion-chive or honey flavored cream cheese. Whoa, that sounds great right now!
I’d love just about any bagel deeply toasted, and the schmear? Full fat & plain 😉
Cinnamon-raisin bagel with plain cream cheese.
Egg bagel, cream cheese, lox, finely diced red onion, and a few small capers = heaven.
Chive all the way!
Love plain cream cheese with smoked salmon and onions – can’t remember the last time I had bagels – so I might have to start with plain. 🙂
Onion and chive on an everything bagel
Lox, cream cheese and red onion!!!
Mmmmm…scallion and bacon!
My favorite is a cinnamon raisin bagel with honey walnut cream cheese!
Blueberry schmear with Jalepeno parmesan schmear on sesame seed bagel !
Definitely toasted bagel, and love plain cream cheese with a little fruit or jelly.
I was just thinking about how much I miss bagels yesterday. I’m very excited that there is a great paleo option. I always liked veggie cream cheese with my bagel.
Onion bagel with herb cream cheese. YUM!
I’m all about a pesto schmear with tomato. Argh- need. summer. tomatoes …
Love garlic scapes chopped into schemer with a tiny bit of sun-roasted tomato!
No–didn’t mean to type “scapes,” meant “garlic chives” in that last email. Oops!
Not toasted, plain cream cheese everything bagel. Lox and red onion if I want a sandwich
I am partial to sesame bagels with garlic schmear.
Cream cheese when I am cheating on dairy free aspect and almond butter when I am behaving!
Everything toasted with chive or garlic schmear! My mouth is watering!
Jalapeno, plain, or veggie cream cheese on everything, sesame or cheese bagels. I can’t pick just one.
I used to LOVE a fresh everything bagel with plain whipped cream cheese. Yummmmm
Garlic and herb schmear AND butter on a toasted plain bagel. Drool.
Green onion on toasted whole wheat.
Cinnamon Crunch bagel with, oh dear, butter and plain cream cheese….Mmmmm
Everything bagel lightly toasted with plain schmear. Never heard of cassava, but willing to try it.
Everything bagel with scallion cream cheese. Although I saw today that a popular coffee shop now has a mini french toast bagel bite with buttered maple cream cheese…that sounds heavenly. This new cookbook sounds amazing!!
Everything with veggie or jalepeno schmear!
Plain olde cream cheese schmear with a yhick slice of lox, yum!
Love some spicy jalapeno cream cheese!!
In the old, pre-paleo days, my fave was a GF bagel from the Cape Cod Bagel Company with plain cream cheese, lox, capers, paper thin red onions.
Oh my goodness. Could an Irish girl win a Yiddish cookbook? I love bagels and cream cheese. I’m a Texas girl, so we don’t say “schmear” down here, y’all. But I love anything cream-cheesy.
always the herb and garlic schmear. On a plain or cheddar bagel. I also like to make bagel sandwiches. (Sigh)
A berry schmear of strawberries, raspberries, yummy!
Toasted onion bagel with salmon cream cheese or untoasted everything bagel with vegetable cream cheese! (Or…or…or…!)
My favorite schmear is the old fashioned plain. Maybe it’s boring, but I choose to think of it more as Classic.
Everything bagel, onion schmear. I still dream of it. Or sundried tomato with sundries tomato schmear.
Seriously?! You cannot expect me to pick ONE flavor of schmear. Not possible. Variety is the spice of life. The book looks amazing! Can’t wait to try some of those recipes!
Oh yah! I love the veggie schmear! 🙂
A “bagel and cream cheese” would make my day. My husband has them every weekend and I just sigh
My fave shmear is pesto!
Fav schmear: veggie, you know with little chunks of partially rehydrated dried veggie bits, on an ANYTHING bagel (even raisin).
Plain whipped cream cheese on almost any kind of bagel but plain. Everything & raisin bagels sound great at the moment!
I can’t wait to order the cookbook. We keep kosher and I am trying to stay paleo. As for schmere… not really a schmere, but home made chopped liver is great on bagels.
An everything bagel with hummus!
I love everything bagels with gobs and gobs of cream cheese on top!
Toasted jalapeño with cheddar cheese and more jalapeño slices.
Lightly toasted everything bagel with plain schmear. Wish I had one of those right now!
My favorite schmear?…plain old cream cheese with salt and pepper. With an everything or sesame bagel, it turns into a delicious meal!
I am also on the “garden veggie” schmear bandwagon. Or was, I should say! I’m fairly new to paleo and have felt just fine without breadstuffs (tortilla chips are another matter), but I find myself suddenly mindblowingly ecstatic about the idea of a grainless BAGEL! This book is really exciting!
Everything or sesame bagels with thick, plain cream cheese or maybe some goat cheese with olives!
I am a plain jane cream cheese fan on either an everything bagel or onion.
My favorite schmear would be honey almond on a toasted whole wheat bagel. But also a plain schmear on a garlic bagel with smoke salmon, onions and capers. Yum!
Gee, it’s been so long since I’ve had a bagel. I guess I’d go with and everything bagel with plain cream cheese.
I’m a weirdo when it comes to bagels ever since I was little! I either eat them straight up (either plain or poppyseed) by ripping little pieces off (never bite from it) OR I have a sesame seed bagel, toasted, with cream cheese and lox. I’ve raised my daughters to be little bagel eating weirdos too. Bagels have become my adult equivalent of sneaking a smoke these days – we go on a bagel run, eat them while they’re hot, and bring home no evidence 😉
Well, used to be butter, until I discovered ghee! Haven’t had a bagel in so long, but I’m sure ghee could only make it better!
All wheat, toasted (well toasted) with fresh butter. I could live on this only for the rest of my life. And served next to a good espresso,
Mmm, everything bagel toasted, rubbed with a garlic clove, chive cream cheese on half and just butter on the other.
Be still my heart – I’d LOVE to be able to have a good bagel again!! My dream bagel would be toasted jalapeno with cream cheese?
The cookbook looks great!
Blueberry schmear on a cinnamon raisin bagel.
Salmon schmear on a toasted everything bagel . . . or veggie on toasted sesame. Can’t wait to try these – I miss toast like nothing else!
My favorite smear is just plain cream cheese on an everything bagel, unless I go off course and have a cranberry bagel, but those are so addicting that it leads me to buy a dozen!
looks amazing! when I lived in NYC and before I found paleo/Whole30, my favorite schmear was nice and plain cream cheese on a cinnamon raisin bagel. but I do love blueberry schmear and garlic schmear too!! it used to be totally worth the stomach pain, but now that I know better, I’d love to make this!
I love a toasted Asiago bagel with pesto schmear. 🙂
Wow, how incredibly long since I’ve tasted a cinnamon raisin w/ plain creamed cheese?….let’s give this a try, thanks Mel!
Definitely almond butter!
Strawberry schmear on a plain or blueberry bagel. I think that was my breakfast everyday in high school. It is pretty simple, but boy do I miss it!
If given a choice of several different schmear flavors, I confess that I will choose a plain bagel and then dab a little of each flavor, so each bite is different.
Toasted everything with a chive schmear, please!
I have missed toasted everything bagels SO MUCH. With just plain ol’ cream cheese. I found a local guy who makes a simple cashew cheese just yesterday! This was obviously Meant To Be.
My favorite shmear would have to be pumpkin spice! Coming in at a close second would be cinnamon.
DEFINITELY TOASTED! With grassfed butter and a sprinkle of maldon sea salt. I want that book!
Mmmm…this recipe sounds great! I love to top my bagel with strawberry cream cheese or use it to make a breakfast sandwich.
Life without that bagel is difficult! Being Paleo is difficult… but there seems to be hope on the horizon!! I am looking forward to this cookbook!!
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I would love to eat an everything seed bagel with plain cream cheese and the perfect thin slice of salmon on top!
My favorite topping is a toss up between lox and capers for a savory and coconut cream for a sweet. We had a can of coconut milk that chose long term separation when chilled and ended up with a very thick cream at the top. It is just as good as marscapone with a similar consistency.
My daughter added, skip the bagels and pass the babka! That is a bakery item we miss most when we moved South.
Everything bagel – cream cheese – smoked salmon – few capers – sprinkle fresh minced dill – yumo!
A million cloves of garlic shmear!!!
My favorite schmear is actually layers of cream cheese, smoked salmon, capers and fresh dill on a rye bagel. Would love to have this cookbook.
Cinnamon on cinnamon!!
whipped plain shmear on a toasted everything bagel
plain schmear with some lox on top. Since my mother passed away my Yiddish/Jewish food intake has suffered greatly. I’m still looking for her tongue recipe if you happen to have one!
My favorite has always been a plain bagel with cream cheese, smoked salmon, and cucumbers.
A non-dairy shmear would be such a treat! I’m partial to one with lox!
I’m a plain Jane. Love (and miss) plain or. Cheese bagel with lots of butter.
Definitely a toasted plain bagel with “veggie” schmear! oh, and heavy garlic in there too 🙂
Cream cheese and chives for sure!
Oh man… Sesame seed bagel scooped and toasted with chive smear…little slice of tomato on top., heaven!
I really love a plain salted bagel with plain cream cheese and raspberry jelly on top. Love the sweet and salt!
Everything bagel with veggie cream cheese. Yum!
Everything bagel, toasted, of course, with plain cream cheese schmear!
I love chive smear
I like the everything bagel, but my all time favorite is toasted sesame seed with smoked salmon shmear. I have dreams about it sometimes.
My favorite schmear is garlic and onion.
Jalapeno cheese with butter!
I love plain cream cheese, but being dairy-free, that has gone away. I look forward to the recipes!
Lox schematic on Old Bay bagel-Maryland fav!
My favorite was plain on a blueberry bagel.
Chive schmear. On a lightly toasted everything bagle. YUM!
Pumpkin schmear on a cinnamon bagel!
Plain, unadulterated cream cheese on pumpernickel
I love me a either a garlic bagel, an everything bagel or a cheddar bagel toasted and the my cream cheese on top and then put it back in the toaster oven to brown up the cream cheese, and then sprinkle with granulated garlic! The toasted part of the cream cheese makes it taste like my aunts amazing baked mac and cheese! Mmm I’m in heaven just daydreaming about it!
Hey Melissa! I feel so lucky to have won the Yiddish Kitchen! It arrived today and it’s an awesome collection of eye candy and great recipes. I can’t wait to try the Savory Lamb Goulash and to tackle the bagels some time. Thanks again!
I’m so happy you like the cookbook! Thanks for stopping by to let me know… and definitely let me know if you make the goulash. That looks so good!