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The Best Olive Oil For Rosh Hashanah *Giveaway*


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You all know how much Jamie loves to share Simanim inspired recipes and menus this time of year. It’s a fun challenge to integrate as many Simanim (symbolic) foods as we can over the course of the high holidays and start the New Year right.

So I want to take us beyond tradition.  If someone can suggest that celery and raisins on your Rosh Hashanah table will help you get a “raise in salary” then I’m willing to go so far to suggest that adding more olive to your meals will increase the love in your life (if you unscramble the letters you get “I love”).  For that matter, olives and olive oil are good for your heart, too. So why not use the best tasting olive oil you can find, especially now during this auspicious time of year.

Elea olive oil comes direct to us from Greece and offers 100% organic, kosher certified extra virgin olive oil. The oil is remarkably rich in flavor and in color.  This is not your every day cooking oil, it is one to be savored and enjoyed with recipes that can highlight the unique taste.


Non Dairy Olive Oil Gelato

This Olive Oil Gelato is non-dairy and absolutely decadent.  My son kept asking me if it is going to be sweet or savory. The truth is, it’s both and that is why it is so satisfying.  With a sprinkling of sea salt at the end, this would be a perfect Rosh Hashanah dessert that I guarantee will bring you lots of love from all your family and guests.

For a simpler, lighter and more Greek recipe, enjoy Elea olive oil drizzled over this Greek Frozen Yogurt.  I would enjoy this delight after a dairy holiday lunch. I’d even try it for breakfast…

Greek Slaw

Start your holiday lunch with this sensational slaw inspired by the flavors of Greece.  You could make it parve by leaving out the feta.  The earthy flavor of the olive oil really shines through the cabbage and cucumbers.



This cucumber soup is enhanced with a drizzle of the Elea olive oil at the end along with a little olive tapenade.  This is can be made with either non dairy sour cream or Greek yogurt and is perfect for preparing ahead of time when you want something light and refreshing with a depth of flavor.

I hope you are inspired to get more love in your life this year.  Order your own bottle of Elea olive oil direct from Greece by clicking here or leave a comment below if you want to find out where you can buy it in your area and my friends at Elea will be sure to get back to “oil” of you!

***Giveaway***  We are sending out our love with this giveaway!!  Enter to win a bottle of Elea Olive Oil (valued at $25).  You will learn to savor every last drip. Follow the rafflecopter instructions below.
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Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Elea olive oil, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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About Tamar Genger MA, RD


Tamar lives in New York and is the mother of three amazing children, a Registered Dietitian, professor of Nutrition, and as you can probably guess, a foodie! Tamar loves to travel with her family and visits kosher restaurants wherever she goes. Although she loves the sights, she spends more time talking about the restaurants and food she ate! As a mom and a nutritionist, Tamar tries to balance her passion for healthy cooking with her insatiable desire for chocolate!




70 Responses to The Best Olive Oil For Rosh Hashanah *Giveaway*

  1. avatar says: frippie

    To give love is to get love, so I guess I will just have to give more!

  2. avatar says: Denise S

    I will try to be more kind to others to get more love.

  3. take more time to spend with my husband

  4. avatar says: slh

    When I make waffle pancakes I hear ‘I love you Ima’ from across the house!

  5. avatar says: Carolyn K

    I Love Olive Oil and would love to try this one.

  6. avatar says: Linda

    The best way to get more love in your life is to give your love to others. Do a kindness without being asked, adopt a homeless pet and save a life. The love you receive in return is beautiful true love. It will make you a better person and fill you with a joy you never knew possible

  7. avatar says: CobyG

    I’m going to expand the group of people I surround myself with.

  8. I agree with Frippie. You need to give love to get it. Just like respect!

  9. avatar says: ky2here

    As corny as it sounds, if you want more love, give more love.

  10. avatar says: Jeffrey

    The only true love I am interested in is that of my wife and kids. Spending time with them makes me “feel the love”.

  11. avatar says: raizy

    Love the siman!

  12. avatar says: Katie K

    be more kind to others for no reason

  13. avatar says: Susan S

    Give more love and perform random acts of kindness

  14. avatar says: Chaviva

    Kindness is the key, be kind to others, they will love you for it. Chessed

  15. avatar says: Chaviva

    Chessed, Kindness to others will bring you more love.

  16. avatar says: sdg729

    I’d love to try a new olive oil!

  17. avatar says: Reena

    Always good to have more love. A good olive oil is pretty good too!

  18. avatar says: molly

    try to be more honest

  19. One way of expressing love for my family is by preparing delicious food (with really good olive oil)

  20. make the connection

  21. I plan to spend more time alone with my husband :) .

  22. Be more loving……you want love, sow love. That is all I know to do.

  23. avatar says: sharon

    I will try to feel the breeze everyday from those around me and from within: “Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it.”
    ― Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember

  24. avatar says: sharon

    I will try to feel the breeze of love from those around me and from within <3 – “Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it.”
    ― Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember

  25. avatar says: Elisheva

    If you want more happy/love, you have to give it away!

  26. avatar says: Blima

    I’d love to try a new olive oil!

  27. avatar says: robee

    Do more volunteer work.

  28. I try all sorts of olive oils and would love to try this one. I like the idea of the dairy free gelato.

  29. Try to be more understanding of others’ needs.

  30. perform random acts of kindness

  31. avatar says: Deb S

    I will make a point to be positive in all situations.

  32. Show more love and respect.

  33. Really love the flavor of a high quality olive oil, you can taste the olives and it really enhances the flavor of food

  34. avatar says: clc408

    I will spend more time with the people that are close to me.

  35. avatar says: kne

    Be more flexible.

  36. I love a good olive oil, and am always looking for new and better kinds!

  37. avatar says: dena

    Give compliments, rather than assume “they are only doing their job.”

  38. avatar says: dena

    I will give compliments, rather than assume “they are just doing their jobs.”

  39. avatar says: Jenny M.

    I will try to be more kind and loving.

  40. avatar says: Carolsue

    A way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so they say. So I will cook lots of of your great recipes!

  41. avatar says: Louis

    I promise to do the dishes!

  42. avatar says: Meryl

    Lots of acts of kindness toward others.

  43. avatar says: Etka

    Work on perceiving others’ needs, as opposed to giving them what I need to give. What can be more giving than listening?

  44. Being open to other people while staying true to myself.

  45. avatar says: Cheryl F.

    I will be more loving to get more love in my life.

  46. avatar says: blessnel

    I try to give love without expectations.

  47. You get what you give,so I’ll be giving out lots of hugs to my family!

  48. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Olive Oil – never thought to scramble the letters – LOL. And this olive oil ice cream sounds divine!!!

  49. avatar says: Wehaf

    I just try to be good, and if I get love, that’s a bonus.

  50. I will spend more time with my love ones.

  51. I haven’t seen the olive oil around yet, but the gelato sounds ridiculously amazing!

  52. avatar says: Nicole D.

    I will be nicer to others!

  53. avatar says: Danielle

    Reach out to help others

  54. Spend more time reconnecting with family and old friends!

  55. spend more time with family and friends

  56. avatar says: Debra Lee

    I would give more love to get more!

  57. I love unconditionally

  58. Spend more time with my husband!!

  59. Be kind and treat people with respect.

  60. In my house, good food = lots of love, so a really good tasting olive oil is a must! Plus, I am going to make a real effort to stay in touch with those I love who live far from me.

  61. avatar says: Erica C.

    I’ll use my time off more wisely.

  62. i ask hubby for more love and he gives it to me

  63. avatar says: sophia

    I would make a yummy dessert!

  64. avatar says: Eliza

    Make a call a day to someone I care about.

  65. avatar says: dalesusan

    i will try to be more patient. by the way, i love cooking w/ olive oil.

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