How To Grill The Perfect Steak [Video]


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Grow and Behold Pastured Meat

This was the most funnest (I don’t care if that’s not really a word) shoot ever!  Why?  For the following 4 reasons:


A Unique Méditerranéen Pizza


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It’s hard to remember when I first heard about Chef Zissie but I think it was on my friends Melinda’s Kitchen-Tested Blog back in December of 2012. But as is my style, when I see a good thing I just don’t forget it.


Watch Our Perfect Pizza Dough Recipe


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You can thank a fellow Joy of Kosher fan for this video. On our YouTube Channel, she posted a comment requesting that we share a video demonstrating pizza dough from scratch.

So even though the request was posted way back in November 2014,  we never forgot.  As soon as the first opportunity presented itself I called in an expert – my friend Chef Zissie of to help me create this video especially for her.


Banana and Peach Matzo Brie Bake Video


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I love talking to foodies. Cause I know you know what it’s like to fall asleep and dream about breakfast. I always have these grand plans to wake up early and make any number of sweet and savory breakfast-like-a-king spreads.


Chocolate Orange Coeur a la Crème Cheesecake...


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Chocolate Coeur a la Crème is one of those simple and delectable recipes I saw Emeril make on his show way back when, and it just stuck with me. That often happens to me (with food). You know, I see it once (I don’t even have to taste it) and I can’t get it out of my mind until I make it mine. Finally the day has come and I am thrilled to share this delicious, perfectly balanced, light, yet indulgent dessert in all its glory with you!


Eggplant Roll Ups Recipe Video


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Yes, the rumor is true. I did eat 6 of these all by my lonesome when testing the recipe. Now in the interest of full disclosure I ate 3 for breakfast (was a late breakfast, more like brunch) and 3 for lunch (was a late lunch, more like linner). And yes you may have heard that I also fried up some extra eggplant to snack on in between. And while some people may be embarrassed to admit this I think it just proves how much of a winner this recipe really is. So hang on to your hats folks and watch me fry and roll and bake your new favorite Passover and year-round brunch, lunch, linner or dinner dish.


Zucchini Noodles Alfredo Recipe Video *Giveaway*


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Pesach or not, I use the Zucchini spaghetti trick whenever I want to indulge in pasta without the guilt. I’m sure I told you (more than) once that I used to travel with my handheld julienne peeler in my purse. It’s that nifty of a tool.


Watch Parsley Crusted Salmon Over Spanish Eggplant


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My cousin’s wedding in Tel Aviv featured the BEST simcha food I have ever enjoyed. It was simple, no fuss, pure deliciousness. The main course featured a choice between 1) melt-in-your-mouth short ribs, over pillowy sweet potato mash, topped with a caramelized onion quarter 2) pargiot stuffed with cinnamon infused ground beef, over a bed of dried fruit and pine nut couscous, finished with tahini and cilantro oil and 3) parsley crusted salmon filets, with tomato chickpea sauce. Most everyone sampled all three options. The evening was a display of simple ingredients cooked simply to perfection. I have since come home and recreated 2 of the 3 dishes the first of which I am sharing with you here today.


VIDEO How To: Hamantaschen


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As the JOK Taster I’ve been cooking up a lot of yummy’ness lately – but this project, well it’s one that I think you’re really gonna enjoy. We’ve made a really fun and quick video to boost your hamantaschen inspiration. If you’ve been having a hard time getting into the baking mood take a minute and watch the video, really it’ll only take you a minute, ok 90 seconds to be exact :) but truly, its worth it. And if you’re already uber excited about spending some quality time in the kitchen for Purim this video will at least bring a smile to your face.


Watch Avocado and Seared Tuna Steak Salad


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Get the full recipe for this salad here.


Watch and Make Your Own Lemon Lovers Hummus


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I have already told you more than once that I’m a sucker for hummus, on EVERYTHING – my eggs, my salads, my burgers, my bagels, my gefilte, my roasted veg and my falafel, of course! Sometimes I schmear it, sometimes I dip it. Sometimes I serve it with tahini and schug, sometimes with za’atar chickpeas, and sometimes with roasted red peppers. But most always I serve it with a dusting of sumac or paprika, a drizzle of olive oil, and a sprinkle of fresh torn parsley or coriander leaves.


Joy of Israel 6 – City of David With Israeli...


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This here is part 1 of the amazing 2-part cooking show we produced with beloved Israeli Master Chef Tom Franz!!!!! (I know that’s lots of exclamation points but I am super-duper excited!!!! Can you tell?!??!?!) In the heart of Biblical Jerusalem, in the gorgeous City of David courtyard, under the shade of olive trees, in front of a live audience, we prepared (as in Tom cooked and I helped) 3 recipes featuring the 7 Super Foods of the Bible aka the Sheva Minim: wheat, barley, figs, dates, pomegranates, grapes (wine), and olives (oil).


Joy of Israel 5 – City of David Tour


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I had lots of trouble writing this intro because my experience at the City of David, Biblical Jerusalem was so extraordinary, so moving, so breathtaking, so meaningful and so emotional. So… instead of continuing to try and put it into words I figured I would just show you. Watch this.


Creamy Baked Ziti Video


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Get the full recipe for my Creamy Baked Ziti here.


Challah Onion Pockets


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You can find the recipe here and make your own onion pockets – or even apple pockets!