{Sponsored Post} Soy Vay ShalomLomein Christmas + an Instagram Giveaway!

Hanukkah starts next week, but here in the city, it’s hard even for us Jews to avoid the Christmas cheer. This holiday season, we’re embracing Jewish stereotypes by eating Chinese food and watching movies on Christmas; we’re teaming up with Soy Vay for a #ShalomLomein giveaway, so you can host your very own Jewish Christmas Eve party.

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We love Soy Vay sauces not only because they’re kosher (OU), but because they’re made without preservatives and other gross ingredients that we avoid in our cooking. You can read more about Soy Vay, and how the company started, here.

Follow us and Soy Vay on Instagram and repost our photo to enter our #shalomlomein giveaway!

Ten winners will receive their very own #ShalomLomein party kit, which includes:

  • $50 grocery gift card
  • $25 Netflix gift card
  • Soy Vay product: Veri Veri Teriyaki, Island Teriyaki and Hoisin Garlic
  • Soy Vay recipe cards: Veri Veri Teriyaki Saucy Vegetable Chow Mein, Island Teriyaki Mango Chicken and Hoisin Garlic Beef and Asparagus Stir-fry
  • Decorations for the Christmas Eve parties including paper lanterns, chopsticks, and toys/games (Mahjong and Dreidel)

Winner will be announced December 18.

Plus, share your Christmas eve party with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the #shalomlomein hashtag, to be entered to win the grand prize of $100 gift card for cooking class or personal chef.

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Crispy Potato Roast + a Giveaway!

Happy birthday, baby foodie! Today is Richie’s first birthday. On July second just one year ago (it was Saturday), I was in labor. At 6:49 pm, Riche arrived and screamed his first of many cries. He ate his first meal, and made us all extremely tired and happy. So, in honor of Richie’s birthday, we are doing a giveaway. Instead of Richie getting all the gifts, one of our readers will have the opportunity to receive a wonderful cookbook!

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Kosher by Design Teens and 20somethings + a Giveaway!

We just got a copy of Susie Fishbein’s new cookbook Kosher by Design Teens and 20somethings, a great resource for just-starting-out chefs and a great addition to the Kosher by Design series! This book is obviously targeting a younger generation of cooks, but don’t let that (or the spaghetti squash wearing sunglasses) turn you off.

Whether you’re heading to college, you’re a newlywed in a new kitchen or maybe you are just sick of takeout, this is a great cookbook for you. Not only does it have simple and delicious recipes (David made fun of the number of them I bookmarked for future dinners), but it has great tips and suggestions for a young cook. Hey, we Kosher Foodies are not exactly beginners, but we are 20somethings with full-time jobs who like to sit down to a home-cooked meal after a long day, so these are great recipes for long days like that. The book even guides readers, helping them plan ahead, and use the same ingredients in one week. Thanks, Susie!

But enough of this talk, you can see for yourself! One lucky reader can get a free copy of the book. How’s that, you ask? There are four ways, and you can enter up to four times:

  1. Leave a comment on this post and share with us your favorite weeknight recipe (we’re always looking for new ideas; meat, dairy, pareve, whatever!).
  2. Follow us on Twitter (@kosherfoodies)
  3. Like us on Facebook (facebook.com/kosherfoodies)
  4. Email 5 of your friends and tell them to check us out (and CC kosherfoodies@gmail.com)

And if you don’t win, don’t fret; here’s a message from ArtScroll:

Preorder your copy today at ArtScroll.com – enter the coupon code KBDBLOG at checkout to save 10% and receive free shipping in the continental U.S. Join us online to find more reviews and giveaway contests! Kosher by Design Teens & 20-Somethings: cooking for the next generation is aimed at the young and digital-savvy fast-food generation and those who cook for them. Susie Fishbein is an everyday cook who loves to share her passion for cooking and entertaining with friends and family. Her enthusiasm for food and entertaining led to the creation of her best-selling cookbook, Kosher by Design, published in 2003 by ArtScroll Shaar Press. For more recipes and updates, visit our blog or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

And the Winner is…

Kathleen!

Congratulations! We will contact you privately to send you an extra-special goodie bag.

Kosher Foodies 1st Birthday Giveaway

The Kosher Foodies are turning 1!

Wait, no. The Kosher Foodies is turning one. The Kosher Foodies are a bit older than that…

Well, in celebration of the anniversary of our blog first blog post we will be giving out a special Kosher Foodie gift basket to one lucky winner!

All you have to do is comment on this post; tell us what your favorite recipe is and what you hope to get in your gift basket. It’s really that easy, so leave a comment! Tell your friends! We will announce the winner on the night of our birthday: Tuesday, July 13.

Happy birthday to our blog!

Kosher.com Gourmet Hamentaschen Giveaway!

What is your favorite hamentaschen flavor?

We tried to make them with pumpkin once, but they didn’t turn out as well as we’d hoped. Maybe because the pumpkin butter just wasn’t very good. Apricot is always a favorite, as is chocolate (one Hershey’s kiss in the middle or lots of chips mixed into the dough both work).

What’s your secret ingredient? We put orange juice in the dough. Not much of a secret, but it’s something different than your ordinary cookie.

Comment on this post with a link to Kosher.com for your chance to win a tin of gourmet hamentaschen! Make sure to leave us with your contact information so we can notify you if you win. We’ll be picking the winner at random on Monday, February 15.

Edit: And the winner is: Melissa! Congratulations, and enjoy!