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New Finds from 2013 Fancy Food Show

 

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It is so much fun to be able to attend the fancy food show and learn about the new products and new trends in the food industry. Then to read all the highlights of the show from other perspectives and find out all the things I missed at this huge food show. According to the Specialty Food Association who hosts the event the top 5 trends were, Reinvented Frozen Treats, Grains and Seeds in New Places, Global Meal Starter, Retro Mania Done New, and Be Your Own Mixologist. Look out for specialty foods across all these categories in stores near you and note some of the articles and recipes we will be sharing in the coming year follow these trends as well.

Last time I attended the show (Fancy Food Show 2011) I remember noticing many new loose leaf tea companies. This year I found that specialty salts were all the rage. Flavored, smoked, or blended, these salts were everywhere. Fortunately for us the company Salt Works has a line of smoked salts with OU certification and hopefully will continue to offer more flavored salts with certification, click here to see Salt Works Kosher certified salts.


 

Kitchen Gifts and Gadgets for Summer *Giveaway*

 

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Get out of the kitchen faster with these innovative tools.

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Grilled Desserts

 

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Grilling fruit has become popular recently and once you try it you will know why.  In this issue of the magazine we pair grilled plums with grilled pound cake but you can see here that pineapple, peaches and mango are all amazing on the grill.  Don’t worry chocolate lovers, we have not left you out.  Whether for July 4th or any other BBQ day, these desserts will keep you out of the kitchen and enjoying the Summer.

 


 

GoForTheGold’s Recipe Contest *Big Prizes*

 

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Calling all Gold’s recipes!!!  We want your best recipes using Gold’s products and we know you have them and even if you don’t we know you can create some.  Get cooking and then come back here and submit your favorites.

Please SUBMIT your favorite recipes using any Gold’s brand product, from Duck Sauce, to BBQ Sauce, to Borscht, to the classic Horseradish and more we want them all.  Enter as many recipes as you would like.  Perhaps it’s your go-to chicken recipe that you cook when inspiration has left the building but you know will satisfy those hungry tummies. Perhaps it’s the recipe passed down from Grandma Zelda that has withstood the test of time. All recipes that include a Gold’s product submitted to this site between now and July 18th will be entered to WIN.


 

Homemade Pizza and Focaccia Recipes With...

 

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No matter how you slice it, pizza has gone mainstream and is now one of the most popular fast foods in North America.  Pizza was first made popular in the United States by soldiers who brought the concept back from Italy at the end of World War II. The literal translation for pizza is “pie,” but pizza pie is generally savory, not sweet. Pizza is usually round in shape and is made from crispy, yet tender yeast dough topped with
tomato sauce, grated mozzarella cheese and various toppings such as bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, even anchovies. Different cheeses can be used: goat cheese, feta, Monterey Jack, Swiss and Parmesan.

Gourmet-style pizzas might be topped with shiitake, porcini or Portobello mushrooms, roasted peppers, artichoke hearts, hearts of palm, capers, salsa, tomato slices, sun-dried tomatoes, zucchini slices, fresh or dried herbs (basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme), sliced red onions or leeks, partly cooked eggplant slices, chopped spinach, garlic slivers, blanched broccoli, cauliflower or asparagus, grilled potato slices, green or black olives, even smoked salmon and cream cheese!


 

Build a Healthy Salad

 

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Salads are a great way to get in your daily dose of veggies. If you’re aiming for a light and healthy meal, you may think choosing a salad is a no-brainer. Although this CAN be the case, if made incorrectly, salads can contain more calories and fat than wanted. Whether you prefer making your own chopped salad, or going to the local deli and having them assemble it for you, it IS possible to make a super-nutritious salad that’s even waist-friendly. Here’s how to do it:

Start with a hearty foundation.


 

The Long Island Kosher BBQ Championship 2013

 

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The 2nd annual Long Island Kosher BBQ Championship at Temple Beth Torah in Westbury hosted 22 teams and thousands of visitors this past Sunday on a gorgeous sunny day. The Joy of Kosher team including Tamar Genger, Executive Editor of JoyofKosher.com, Shifra Klein, Editor-in-Chief of Joy of Kosher Magazine and Shlomo Klein, Chief Marketing Officer of Joy of Kosher Magazine joined over 30 others to judge this year’s competition which was sponsored by Fairway Market.

Back in 2010 I first wrote about the Asbee Kosher BBQ Championship in Memphis, then in it’s 22nd year and still going strong today.  It is amazing how much kosher BBQ has grown since then. As news of Asbee spread more cities decided to start their own competition and today there are several cities from Atlanta to Kansas City to Alabama and New York with their own Kosher BBQ championships and the Jewish people couldn’t be happier.


 

DIY Painted Glass Bud Vases

 

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Create these simple bud vases in 4 simple steps!


 

Knaidel is the Yiddish Word for Matzo Ball

 

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Last week the winning word for the 86th Scripps National Spelling Bee  was Knaidel.  Ironically, the Indian-American winner who lives in New York, has never even had a knaidel, otherwise known as matzo ball.   Now everyone is searching the internet to find out what this Yiddish word means and probably heading over their local Jewish deli to try one out.

Of course we all know and love knaidel some of us enjoy them weekly in our chicken soup and with all the knaidel talk abound I thought I would share a few of our favorite recipes.


 

The Best Julienne Peeler

 

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We recently posted a recipe for Zucchini Spaghetti that really is best made using a Julienne Peeler.  This kind of peeler has little rivets on the blade that allow it to cut the food into long thin, even strips.  Sure you can use a regular peeler and then cut it, but to get perfect uniformity and do it in seconds you need one of these peelers.  You can do so much more with it too, cut up carrots or cucumbers for salads or for sushi rolls into thin julienne pieces. The only question now is which one to buy?


 

Build Your Own Salad

 

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Toss It!
Tired of cucumbers, tomatoes, black olives, and raw peppers?

Your bowl of Romaine is a blank canvas.


 

The Return of Mike & Ike

 

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Did you hear the news? Mike & Ike are back together and I got to go to their reunion party!!!

I remember the day my 8 year old noticed the scratched out Mike on the package of Mike & Ikes and then at some point the scratched out Ike, we followed the story from the sidelines, wondering what was going on with our favorite chewy candies (that I allow and even enjoy in moderation).  Now with the premiere of their movie trailer, The Return of Mike and Ike, the candy duo is reunited and better than ever.


 

Shavuot Kosher Traditional Lasagna

 

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Most people associate the upcoming Shavuot holiday with buttery blintzes and dense delicious cheesecakes. The custom to eat dairy is an ancient one. It speaks to the event marked by Shavuot: the giving of the Law, the Torah.

The story goes that before the Jewish people received the Torah at Sinai; the laws of Kashrut would have been unfamiliar to them. Once they received the Torah, however, the people became aware of the vast body of law related to meat, for instance, ritual slaughter, how to identify kosher animals, kashering techniques, and the need to separate milk and meat.


 

No Bake Cheesecake Recipes

 

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Classic cheesecake with all the cream and eggs is really nice, but sometimes you want to keep out of the oven and that is when a no bake cheesecake will come to your rescue and no one will complain when you serve up this Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake.

If you like a peanut butter cup you will like this cheesecake and it is so easy to make.  It is best made with a mixer so make before the holiday, but it can be kept in the freezer as long as you like.  This one can be made in large or as inidividuals, or once made you can cut it into bars and keep in the freezer like little peanut butter cup cheesecakes.


 

Savory Crepes or Blintzes

 

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What’s the difference between crepes and blintzes?  I was wondering the other day while thinking about the traditional Shavuot recipe for cheese blintzes.

I never cared for cheese blintzes, the only blintzes I liked as a kid were potato blintzes.  Those frozen potato blintzes that used to spark riots at summer camp now seem like carb overload.   Plus, they’re kind of boring.  Yet, on my first trip to Paris, I couldn’t wait to get a taste of the classic French Crepe.  Amazing how changing the name makes all the difference!