{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

Slow Cooked Veal Roast with Fresh Figs

slow cooker veal roast with fresh figs

I’ve only ever made veal roast in rubut, and while that’s amazing and delicious, I wanted to try something new.

Fig season came to Brooklyn a little late this year, so we had extra time to think up recipes using fresh figs. Fall came a little late, too, and the idea of not turning my oven on was appealing last week while the air conditioning was shut off, but we still had summer temperatures inside my apartment. That’s why when I found this recipe, I turned it into a CrockPot recipe.

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Rubut, or Stuffed Veal Pocket

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I am not a big eater of veal. I never cook it, and hardly ever eat it. But one Friday night, my mom decided she wanted a rubut, so I took on the challenge. Some of you may be thinking “WHAT?” and I”ll explain to you what this crazy dish is. Basically you take a piece of veal and cut a slit in the center so that you can stuff it (we Syrians love stuffing our food!). The veal is stuffed with hashu, a mixture of meat and rice, and cooked with either more hashu around it or some vegetables. Fava beans are classic, and many people make it with mushrooms, but I like to make it with peas. And add some hashu balls in the peas just for some extra meatiness (meat stuffed with meat with some meat around it…a well-rounded meal). Continue reading

Lemony Kale Salad with Almonds, Olives and Pomegranate

lemony kale salad with almonds, olives and pomegranate {the kosher foodies} I wish I had thought of making this for Rosh Hashana this year. I could have replaced the kale with chard for a non-traditional siman. Oh well, maybe next year. For now, I will just have to share with you a delicious kale salad. It has crunch from almonds, a salty tang from green olives and pomegranate, which can do no wrong in my book. Continue reading

Swiss Chard for Rosh HaShanah

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I know we just shared a swiss chard recipe, but being that Rosh HaShanah is right around the corner, I also have to share the traditional seder swiss chard recipe.

It’s pretty easy to make, though washing and chopping all the swiss chard takes some time. Unless you let the supermarket do that for you… Continue reading

Butterscotch Pie

butterscotch pie, by the kosher foodies

This is one of the BEST desserts we have ever made. And stephanie and I make a ton of desserts. Let’s just say at a holiday table with about 10 desserts, this one finished. The pictures are from two different times we baked the pie. So that’s why you’ll see two different pie plates and two different kitchens.  Continue reading

Lamb Stuffed Eggplants

lamb stuffed eggplant, by the kosher foodies

The Jerusalem Cookbook has so many recipes that I need to make! But this is the first one that jumped out at me, and I’m so glad I made it. It’s a simple recipe that can be made in advance, but since it’s lamb and has pine nuts in it (which I usually leave out, as you know), it can be served as a fancy dish or a weeknight make ahead dinner (my favorite).

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Matzah Brei

How are you enjoying your chag? Do you miss bread yet? I think we can all hold out for just a little bit longer. I miss my chametz kitchen-supplies most of all, the rest of it doesn’t bother me. Did you eat breakfast yet? Here’s what I had for breakfast: Matzah (or matzo) brei.

Matzah brei is really ugly, or at least mine is. But it’s a Passover staple, so I have to share it with you anyway.

It’s basically scrambled eggs with matzah in it. You can make it sweet, savory, meat, dairy, whatever.

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