{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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Holiday Gift Guide—Kosher Foodies Edition

Not sure what to get your fellow foodie friend for Hanukkah this year? We’re not big on gifts, but if someone wanted to send us something from this list, we wouldn’t complain!

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Here are some of our favorite things in the kitchen these days, along with some things we’ve been eyeing—might have to treat ourselves this holiday season! Continue reading

Doughnuts

It’s a Hanukkah tradition to eat fried foods, you know, to remind us of the oil that lasted eight days instead of only one. Sufganiot, or jelly doughnuts, are one of the foods that you will always see at a Hanukkah party, along with latkes.

I have to admit, I don’t really eat doughnuts, especially ones filled with jelly or cream. It’s not that they aren’t delicious, they are, but only in theory. The ones you can buy at Dunkin Donuts is just not worth it, and the ones that are filled just have way too much filling to be enjoyed. They’re also too big, too sweet, and not fluffy enough. That’s why I decided to take matters into my own hands and make my own doughnuts. They’re just a soft dough that’s cut into bagel-like shaped and fried, how hard can that be? And what better timing to make them than a family Hanukkah party?

No, I didn’t make the traditional Sufganiot. But they’re still fried in oil, so they’re still Hanukkah worthy. Continue reading

Latkes (or Ejjeh Potato)

You didn’t think we’d get through eight days of Hanukkah and not post a holiday recipe for you, did you?

We actually eat ejjeh potato all the time, not only on Hanukkah. It’s a delicious and easy food to make for the beach on a summer Sunday afternoon. They also make great leftovers, so make extra and take some for lunch in a sandwich the next day.

Because latkes are fried, they are a customary Hanukkah food. On these eight days, Jews load up on oily foods to remember the miracle of the oil. These latkes are different than the Ashkenaz version, which you probably see more often. These are more like home fries. They’re soft in the middle and really deliciously crispy on the outside. Continue reading