In Israel, a new five month scholarship program being offered to young aspiring athletes – one of them could be you.
Tastebuds’ delight - Esther’s Best (Kehilla Kashrus, parve) has created a line of dressings that will makes salads mouth-watering delicious. Born in a restaurant called Gio Cafe in Brooklyn, these gourmet handmade dressings are filled with 100% fresh ingredients. With no preservatives added, the dressings have a six-week shelf life, but they are so yummy you’ll find the bottle empty within a few days. The all-time favorite in my house is the Caesar dressing – so rich and creamy and filled with flavor you’ll keep checking the bottle to make sure it’s really parve. Each time I buy it I make sure to buy three to four bags of salad mix because dinner that night is just an excuse to eat the dressing. We also enjoyed the Greek House Salad with the taste of olives and the delicious Balsamic dressing with a hint of sweetness. My brother-in-law is a cumin lover and he called the Cumin dressing first-rate. There are nine flavors all together, and the dressings can be found in groceries around Brooklyn, parts of New Jersey and in the Five Towns. For more information, contact them at 718-375-5437.
Do you love cookies and brownies, but can’t eat them because of a low carb diet? We had the same problem in our house. Then we found Glenny’s (Kof-K, parve) Slim Carb fresh baked products. This all-natural line includes sugar free cookies in chocolate chip, almond and shortbread flavors. My grandmother has a recipe for almond cookies without flour that we make all the time – since we found these Glenny’s cookies, I’ve stopped baking. Filled with lots of flavor – and no after-taste – these cookies are worth a trip to the store. They also have delicious sugar free, low carb fudge brownies and peanut butter brownies that make a great snack with a cup of coffee or tea. Where can you find them? Keep checking with your local grocery, as the line is pretty new and may not be available everywhere yet. You can also visit them on the web at glennys.com
What says party better than a container of sour pickles? How about a container of Gus’ pickles (United Pickle, OU parve)? Those of you who have spent time on the Lower East Side of Manhattan know that the smell of Gus’ pickles permeates the streets. But did you know that you could buy Gus’ pickles just by going to the grocery? And not just pickles – United Pickle, the oldest continually operating pickle company in New York, makes more than just the traditional sour or half-sour pickle. We sampled olives, pickled onions, pickled tomatoes, sweet peppers, relish and much more. The taste of old world New York comes alive in every bite. So, as you make your shopping list for Chanukah, be sure to pick up a Lower East Side staple – a container of pickles from United Pickle.
Have a wonderful Chanukah!
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Mayonnaise. That’s right, you read it correctly. And I’m sure it’s not the first time you’ve read it, either. And the thought of it has probably made you go ‘”blech.” But this is me saying it, so let’s break it down logically, and you’ll see that the idea isn’t as far-fetched as you might think. [...]
With our focus now turned to the upcoming Pesach holiday, I wanted to share with you some lighter and healthier meal ideas. We have some baked, not fried eggplant, low-carb “rice” created in a unique way, a nice salad and a refreshingly light dessert. I hope this will enhance your Pesach and bring you many nice compliments.
When cooking early for Pesach I always start with foods that require patience and attention, which we have in short supply as Yom Tov gets closer.
So here’s what most of you missed Monday night while you were at home being lazy. The Gush Etzion Wine Festival (have to work on the name) was held in Elazar, which at 20 minutes south of Jerusalem is no big deal to get to. Ten boutique wineries presented over thirty different wines in a setting [...]
So there is good news and bad. Which one do you want to hear first? Me? I always want to hear the bad news first. I need to get it over with. So here goes. Purim 2013 is now something we can discuss in the past tense and that can only mean one thing. Actually two.
Makes 40-45 villain’s severed ears!
In 2001, David Ehrlich, an Israeli promotional filmmaker originally from New York, was down on his luck. He and his wife, Gail, a pre-school teacher, had recently moved their family from Jerusalem to Efrat, but the Second Intifada and a dip in the finances of non-profits had thrown a wrench into his business.
Like any other Shepherd’s pie, this vegetarian rendition is just as filling and plentiful.
A green bell pepper affectionately dubbed “Godzilla” by the children of Moshav Ein Yahav in the northern Arava desert has won a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Though the permissibility of watching hired sports players go to battle in a large stadium is a source of controversy amongst Torah observant Jews, the food being served at the upcoming Super Bowl games in New Orleans is not.
We asked our writers and contributors to share some of their favorite “fruit” recipes for Tu B’Shevat.
Artisan gefilte fish.
For some, the phrase seems like an oxymoron. While salmon, chilean sea bass and tilapia may all be in vogue, gefilte fish, the traditional ground fish mixture that is de rigueur in Ashkenazic Jewish households at Shabbos and Yom Tov meals, is like the Henny Youngman of fish: it gets no respect.
Goodbye humdrum. Hello, gorgeous!!
With the release of CHIC Made Simple, an all new cookbook written by food stylist, columnist and recipe developer Esther Deutsch, kosher food continues to blaze new trails, offering sophisticated, appealing recipes that are, (surprise, surprise!) both delicious and deceptively easy to prepare.
An Israeli restaurant opened in the heart of the old Jewish quarter of Krakow. Hamsa Hummus and Happiness Restobar opened recently in a historic building on Szeroka, the main square of the Jewish quarter, Kazimierz, in the Polish city. Hamsa is being called the first Israeli-themed restaurant in Krakow, and unlike most of the other [...]
The first few post-Pesach days are filled with the hurried rush to consume as much “chometz” as possible – and then the weight concerns begin. For some, the gut reaction (pun intended) is to stop eating – never a good idea. We all know that the best way to lose those extra pounds is by focusing on eating healthy.
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Is there a more perfect way to end your day then with a bowl of soup? They soup is comfort food – even during the summer months. So, how about sharing soup with a group of friends? That’s the idea behind a “soup soiree”. Click here for recipes and tips. Visiting Chicago or want to send [...]
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Ever wonder if baking fortune cookies is halchically permitted? I never thought about it, but really how do you know if the ink is kosher? Well, according to HaRav Aviner, it is okay. The Kosher Chef blog has a recipe for low-fat blueberry cobbler that sounds good enough to make us cheat on our diets, while [...]
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