So much of our lives these days are set around our computer or another digital device. Most of our communication takes place through email, texting and sometimes voice or video calls. As someone who works from a home office, it is nice to have the chance to get out for a night and it always nice to get to see all the bloggers we work with and email with in person once in a while. It is especially great when a bunch of foodies get together for a pot luck style dinner featuring Sabra recipes. With a food demo, a prop swap, Israeli wines and lots of food, we had a great time. Some of you may have followed along on social media with #ShareSabra and here is the full recap, recipes and all!!
You can see even more pictures over on our Facebook page here.
Alessandra from DinnerInVenice.com graciously offered to host the party with me using her home in NYC. She made the whole evening come together easily, I can't thank her enough.
Everyone came and began to schmooze.
Chef Shlomo, personal chef from YourSoulKitchen.com, brought three delicous dishes for us, all made with Sabra salads and also entertained us with a cooking demo.
Here he is finishing up the Lamb and Chard Shakshuka that he demoed, while the rest of us watch and share on instagram.
Then we go to eat!!
Don't forget the wine.
Some of us traded props in our Prop Swap, where we brought dishes and/or napkins that we are sick of using in our food photos and traded them in for someone else's props - we had so much fun.
Say hi to our lucky winners!! Monica was our winner who graciously brought her mom to join our dinner. They are big foodies and big fans, it was so much fun to have them join our party.
Now onto the recipes:
The Spice Merchant's Arancini with Caponata and Lamb Ragout from Alessandra Rovati (DinnerInVenice).
Roasted Chicken Thighs with Grilled Eggplant from Chef Shlomo
Beef Moussaka with Grilled Eggplant from Chef Shlomo
Thanks to Sabra for sponsoring this amazing dinner!!
Photos by Yaron Karl Yaronkarl.com