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In the JOK Kitchen with The Forest Feast *Giveaway...

 

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The Forest Feast is a new vegetarian cookbook written by Erin Gleeson from her cabin in the woods.  After years of city living, she and her (Rabbi) husband moved to California and chose to live in a cabin in the woods.  Erin is incredibly talented and enjoys the beauty of her outdoor surroundings.  The cookbook is filled with vibrant photos of her food in the gorgeous setting of her home.  She shares bonus pictures of her surroundings to make us all jealous and she even includes fanciful watercolor illustrations and hand lettering.  Her recipes are simple, all vegetarian and pleasing to all your senses. To purchase The Forest Feast click here.

You grew up vegetarian, did you ever go through a rebellious meat phase? 


 

Blogger Spotlight – Breadland (Jennifer...

 

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Today we welcome a special Bread Blogger, Jennifer MacLeod, who got into bread making the lazy way (thank you no knead) and who aspires to make Aliyah one day soon just like Jamie. You can learn a lot about bread making here and comment below with any questions.  And make sure to head over to the Breadland blog for a chance to win a set of Kosher Kitchen Labels.

Tell us about your blog and how you got started:
I’ve been baking for years, but a couple of years ago, I realized that too much of my regular blog, Adventures in MamaLand was being taken up with my latest obsession, which – at the time – was no-knead breads. So I found a similar Blogger domain name and took it from there! I don’t post there quite as often, but I like to think I have a dedicated core of kosher-bread aficionados who read it regularly.


 

Blogger Spotlight – Erin’s Kosher...

 

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Erin Grunstein hails from Canada, at least that is what her email says and she and Jamie have a lot in common.  In turns out Erin didn’t really know anything about cooking until she got married, but once she gave it try she fell in love and decided to share that love with the world on her blog, Erin’s Kosher Cooking Adventures.

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Blogger Spotlight – Oh You Cook (Dena Price)

 

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We welcome Dena Price to our spotlight.  We first met Dena when she submitted her Stuffed Dates with Almonds recipe on our site, we quickly learned that she is in the midst of writing her first cookbook, The Everything Kosher Slow Cooker Cookbook due out in November.  We had to learn more about this librarian by day, food blogger by night.

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Blogger Spotlight – Kosher Home Cooking

 

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Today we welcome Tzirel Chana to the spotlight.  Tzirel has been reaching out to us and offering wonderful recipes and articles that connect to the spiritual side of our religion.  She gave us a challah shaped like the ten commandments for Shavuot and the well known Key Challah after Pescah.  She also shared Amalek kugel for Purim.  Today we are talking to Tzirel to learn more about her and her blog.

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Blogger Spotlight – Chaya Selig *Giveaway*

 

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We welcome Chaya Selig to our spotlight.  Chaya is the author of 2 active blogs featuring easy delicious recipes that are mostly gluten free.  Chaya comes across warm and friendly and all about sharing with fabulous linkys on her site.

Tell us about your blog and how you got started:
One day, I came upon the world of foodie blogs and as I looked through them, I thought to myself, this would be fun to do.  I did not realize the high caliber of cooks, we have in Bloggerville. A few lovely bloggers took me under their wings and  helped me along.  My photos were atrocious and the way I shared recipes were equally so.  What frightens me is that someday, I may look back on my present blogs and say the same thing.
My first blog was a kosher gluten-free blog but as time went on, I realized, I did not want a gluten-free blog even though my two blogs now are 90% gluten-free.  The difference is that when I don’t term it that, I can sneak in a non GF recipe without making a big fuss to watch out for the gluten.  It did take off a lot of pressure.  That was good-bye to Chaya’s Comfy Cook. 


 

Blogger Spotlight – The Kosher Foodies ...

 

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Today we shine the spotlight on The Kosher Foodies.  Identical twins, Jessica and Stephanie, have always loved to cook together and make a mess together.  Their syrian background influences their cooking style, but their modern lives bring on new and different flavors for them to experiment with.  We are delighted to welcome them today in to the spotlight.

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Blogger Spotlight – Overtime Cook (Miriam...

 

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We are overjoyed to be shining the spotlight on Miriam Pascal, who shares her tales of an Overtime Cook through recipes and photos on her blog, OvertimeCook.com.  Miriam is a helpful Twitter friend and generally someone that just wants to share her knowledge with everyone else and we appreciate that.  Let’s welcome Miriam and find out a little more about her and her blog.

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Blogger Spotlight – Penny Pinching Epicure &...

 

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Rella Kaplowitz is the blogger behind PennyPinchingEpicure.com.  He philosophy is about budget cooking and just happen to be gluten free as required by her personal allergies.   We love that many of her recipes have dollar amounts at the bottom so that you can really see how to cook on a budget.   Rella shares easy recipes for everyone.

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Blogger Spotlight – Trini Gourmet (Sarina)

 

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Allow me to introduce Sarina, form Trinigourmet.com.  Sarina comes to us all the way from Trinidad via the Jewish Jamaican community and her blog all about Caribbean food is fully kosher.  When I first found Trini Gourmet I couldn’t believe there was a Jewish, kosher person from Trinidad writing about food, it is such a pleasure to get to know our new friend Sarina.  Make sure to leave any questions for her in the comments below.

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Blogger Spotlight: The Itsy Bitsy Balebusta ...

 

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We recently met Victoria, the Itsy Bitsy Balebusta on Twitter, her joy and passion for food came across immediately.  Her tag line, adventures learning how to make a home and take life with a grain of salt (& a bit of chocolate too!) and her sharing her love and memories of her grandmother is inspiring.  Victoria lives in Montreal.  It is so wonderful to welcome her to the JoyofKosher Kitchen where we get to find out more about this young up and comer.

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Blogger Spotlight – More Quiche Please (Tali...

 

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Tali Simon is a regular contributor to JoyofKosher with gorgeous photographs and tasty recipes.  She is a vegetarian from birth who lives in Israel.  She writes for many print publications including Bina Magazine.  It has been so much fun getting to know Tali through her writing and recipes and we are so glad to have her as part of our community. We can tell you she is a perfectionist so that means her recipes are spot on perfect, give them a try.  Today we chat with Tali to find out a bit more behind the recipes.

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Blogger Spotlight – Food Wanderings (Shulie...

 

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This week we talk with Shulie Madnick from the blog, FoodWanderings.blogspot.com.  Shulie was born and raised in Israel by Indian parents, both greatly influence her cooking style.  Shulie currently lives in Washington, DC where she is a recipe developer, food writer and photographer and a cooking instructor.

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Blogger Spotlight: Lil Miss Cakes (Melissa Kaye...

 

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The blogger spotlight is posted every Friday and gives us a little peek into the person behind the blog.  We are grateful to learn about all the wonderful bloggers out there and hope they continue to help us grow this kosher food community.

Today we shine our spotlight on Melissa Kaye Apter from LilMissCakes.com.  Melissa has become a favorite guest blogger of ours with her ever popular Peanut Butter and Jelly Hamantashen and Passover Chocolate Chip Cookies.  She has been baking from a very young age and clearly is also artistically talented (take a look at some of the cakes on her site).  Now it is time to find out more about Melissa.


 

Blogger Spotlight: Baking and Mistaking (Amy Spiro...

 

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Today, our spotlight is on Amy Spiro of BakingandMistaking.com, she loves to bake and doesn’t mind sharing some of her mistakes for all of us to learn from.

Tell us about your blog and how you got started:
Well, my blog is called Baking and Mistaking, and as you can guess it focuses 90% on baking and desserts. I always loved making desserts and cookies and cakes and all sorts of sweet things, and I would constantly take photos of everything I made and send them to friends. One day my friend said “why don’t you just start a blog!” and the rest is history. Now I’ve been blogging for a little over three years, including a 6 month stint in a pastry course at the Jerusalem Culinary Institute!


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