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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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Meet The Balabusta Next Door – Suri...

 

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No stress in this kitchen.  For Suri Messinger cooking is a time to unwind.

Kimpeturin (women who just gave birth) in one neighborhood in Boro Park look forward to Suri Messinger’s dinners, including her special Eggplant Parmesan.  “It’s very different and always a hit.” A different opportunity for chesed, or perhaps a yom tov meal, might find Suri in the kitchen making pistachio crusted salmon with honey roasted potatoes. Suri is a busy mother, Pre-1A Morah, saleswoman for The Pampered Chef, and the kind of friend we all want to have around when we’re making a simcha.


 

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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Lunchtime Lunacy – LaLaLunchbox Makes School...

 

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They hate tuna fish.  No cold grilled cheese please.  The school says: nothing made with, next to or in the same facility as peanuts or any other tree nuts.  It’s enough to make me nuts!  I hate school lunch.  I don’t have to eat it.  But I do have to make it.  And I found an App to make it easier.  Thanks to Ronnie Fein’s daughter for creating LaLaLunchbox for us.


 

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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Jeff Nathan’s Favorite Foods

 

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Recently, I was asked what my favorite meal to eat is.  And while my companion expected a quick answer, I found that it really took a lot of thought.  There is just so much to choose from!  Three meals a day, weekdays, weekends, Shabbos, holidays, celebrations.  Each time of day, each  occasion has it’s very own specialty that makes my mouth happy.  Add to that the culinary work that I do when I create recipes for Abigael’s or the major food corporations that I consult for, and I’ve got a whole new selection to choose from.

And so, here’s a bit of an insight into the palate pleasing foods that I like to eat.


 

Regular and Gluten Free Panko – A Pantry...

 

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Panko are Japanese bread crumbs.  A long time secret of Japanese  cuisines, panko is now a pantry staple for creating perfect crispiness in any dish.  Panko is a culinary superstar.  The large flaky crumb has a coarser texture than traditional breadcrumbs and delivers a lighter crunchier coating.  Whether frying, baking or broiling, panko has become the bread crumb of choice in my house.


 

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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In the JOK Kitchen with Herbivoracious – Michael...

 

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Herbivoracious is the not only the name of a new cookbook with 150 original Vegetarian recipes, but also a fabulous food blog both by Michael Natkin. Michael became a vegetarian at the age of 18 and taught himself to cook. His ideas of a vegetarian lifestyle is not one that compromises taste. He is inspired by global cuisine and is inventive in the dishes he prepares. Michael is an Ashkenazic Jew and he grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, he is married to a Sephardic woman now and they both identify strongly with the Jewish community. I had the pleasure of meeting Micahel and learning more about him and how we can all benefit from his vegetarian teachings.  Visit his blog, Herbivoracious and Buy the Book.

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The Balabusta Next Door: Meet Marnie

 

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It’s an interesting twist of fate that Marnie cooks mostly Syrian foods nowadays—she wouldn’t have predicted that growing up as an all-American Ashkenazi girl in New Jersey. Her father and extended family were all in the food service business—catering, prepared foods, baked goods, and deli were the backdrop of her life. Though her mother came from American stock, she was a versatile and broad cook. Marnie fondly remembers her mother’s foray into Oriental cooking and the many Sundays she’d return home bearing bags of food to cook and entertain. “As a kid I found my mother’s cooking style motivating and exciting.”

When Marnie married, her kitchen IQ gained a boost under the direction of her Moroccan mother-in-law. Her status as a successful wife and kitchen pro were confirmed when Pesach during her first year of marriage arrived. After preparing and serving alongside her mother-in-law, her husband’s family couldn’t tell who had cooked what—the ultimate compliment.


 

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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Inside the Kitchen at ETC Steakhouse

 

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Chef Seth Warshaw’s food is fueled with the intense desire to discover new flavors and deliver them on the plate. Now, this inspired chef shares his signature dishes with Joy of Kosher readers.