Tag: Kosher


Homemade Turkey Meatballs For Baby

Our food journey has been really challenging with the nugget. He’s struggled with prolonged vomiting and now has some trauma around eating. Except carbs. He loves his carbs. This summer he was pounding yogurt and milk and eating his weight in puffs, crackers, and all manner of bread products. He was refusing anything else I offered him in the fruit and veg families, with the notable exception of bananas… the great binder of the fruit family. I think you know where this is going… We had so many mornings of horrible crying......

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Homemade Beans & Rice
Family, Food |
August 25, 2016

Homemade Beans & Rice

My little guy is about as brand loyal as one year olds get! When it comes to food, he’s pretty much obsessed with the Plum Organics pouches. And of these pouches, his absolute favorite is the Plum World Baby Mexico pouch. The ingredients are beans and rice with sweet corn, red bell pepper, cilantro and lime. Pretty fancy for baby food, eh? Well at $1.30+ per pouch I thought, maybe I can make a close approximation for the nugget for less per serving. I found these recipes online and thought I could......

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Ethical Jewish Food Movement

Just so happens, that I got a call the other day from a lovely Denver Post reporter about the Jewish ethical food movement. She was looking for a statement from the JCC about why this is important to add to her piece about Rabbi Soloway and his work in Boulder. We talked for… maybe 30-40 minutes. 🙂 We talked about how the ancient Jews agricultural laws guide us today. How we know now that letting land rest between planting helps the output and Judaism guides us in these things. We spoke about......

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A culinary decision

Our wedding is in 18 days. 18 DAYS I SAY! I can’t believe how soon that is. We have planned our wedding relatively fast. One of my brother’s best friends from elementary school used to work for the Knot.com… when I told her we were getting married in 5 1/2 months she was shocked and then proceeded to tell me that the average engagement these days is one year. ONE YEAR! Oy! Anyway, we held our invitations back until we made final decisions on our meal at the wedding. We wanted to......

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Shana Tova u’Mitukah – A Happy and Sweet New Year

Shana tova to my readers! I have so many great blog posts waiting in the queue to finish and I promise I will but thank you for another amazing year with you, my loyal and kinda friends who continue to check this crazy blog! This time last year I was at Mayanot in Israel and exploring the holidays in Jerusalem. I remember the struggle I felt as I was trying to settle into life in Israel and celebrate the holidays away from my family. This year, life is totally different. Oh how......

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Purim Goodies
Judaism |
March 15, 2011

Purim Goodies

The other day I was cruising around the internet, reading some of my friend’s blogs when I stumbled upon a post from my friend Hadassah about food. I like food. I like Kosher food. I especially like baked goods and since Purim is coming up, my mind has been on Hamentashen lately. For those of you who are staring at the computer screen with your head tilted to the side and feeling confused… Purim is a Jewish holiday that celebrates the story in the book of Esther. In short (without all the......

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And so begins the rest
Judaism |
February 22, 2010

And so begins the rest

And I mean that both in this is the “rest” of my blog and on Shabbis, we “rest.” Before I get started, since I tend to explain why certain things are while in the context of the experience, I will indent these informative sections, to make it easier to read. So we left off with the sirens going off and Shabbis starting. What is done, is done at that point and you can’t start cooking anything or put on makeup or clean the house. A sense of calm falls over this small......

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Shabbis in Crown Heights
Judaism |
February 18, 2010

Shabbis in Crown Heights

I attended a Chabad l’chaim a couple weekends ago in Crown Heights. For those of you who don’t know, Crown Heights is the World-Wide Headquarters of the Lubavitcher movement. It is as close as you will get to a shtetl in modern day America. With the main arteries of Kingston and Eastern Parkway, Judaism springs from either side. Most of the row houses shooting off these main roads are adorned with a mezuzah. If not, then they house neighbors who are generally of African-American or Afro-Caribbean decent. If you have never experienced......

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Kosher Candy
Judaism |
December 24, 2009

Kosher Candy

One of my biggest challenges as a person who keeps kosher is finding kosher candy. Seriously! It’s not something you think about. I mean, what are the chances that your chocolate candy bar has bacon in it or cheese and turkey? Okay… I guess I can’t really say that anymore because people are making bacon candy bars… (couldn’t they have found a better picture of bacon? I mean that doesn’t even look good!) But back on track here… the reason we need to look for a hecksher on a candy bar is......

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