Saturday, August 18, 2018

Food & Wine

Crockpot Spaghetti and Meatballs (Yes, It’s Possible!)


  • 1 (24 oz) jar spaghetti sauce, 24 oz. crushed tomatoes OR 24 oz. tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning or a few teaspoons each of dried oregano and basil
  • 1 1/2 tsp. minced garlic

Providing Shavuot Products to Needy Families Living in Israel

(Courtesy of Yad Ezra V’Shulamit) Every Jewish holiday comes with its traditional dishes and customs. Hot on the heels of Pesach, a holiday that is nothing short of a labor of love, comes Shavuot. Instead of weeks of cleaning and shopping, followed by long sederim and heavy meat meals, Shavuot is a welcome change for

Curry to the Kitchen: A Spice Lover’s Dream Food

Here is something that I bet you have never had before but seriously need to try: curry. Curry is often associated with Indian dishes but it has traveled from country to country for centuries, changing and evolving to please each new cultural palate. Since there are so many different styles of curry, let’s discuss the

GranolaChik Embraces Good Taste and Clean Eating

Aimee Turner knows about the social nature of eating. The Englewood mother of three has always had people popping in and out of her house on Shabbat afternoons, and knows that everyone likes a snack to keep going. However, when her husband was diagnosed with an illness, Turner turned to the food in her house and

The Festival of the First Fruits, the Feast of the First Wines

Shavuos is the holiday on which the Am Yisrael celebrates Matan Torah from God at the foot of Har Sinai. There is a well-known custom of eating dairy meals during this holiday. One of the reasons is that Am Yisrael became obligated then to keep all the laws of kashrus. Since the Torah

That Pizza Tastes Familiar

Living in northern New Jersey, we are surrounded by kosher restaurants, one better than the next, and embodying every possible fare known to mankind. Competitive cuisines pave the way for better food products, service and overall experience.

If you’re looking for casual dairy, many

The Hason Family Bids Farewell to Chickies

Chickies is a household name in Bergen County, largely due to its delicious food and fun atmosphere. Whether it be the Cap’n Munch, the West Englewood Avenue or the Fuggedaboudit, locals all seem to have a favorite Chickies order. For those who may not know, or have wondered about the restaurant’s offerings but never quite made it

Is Trader Joe’s Paying Attention to Its Customers?

(Courtesy of Abeles & Heymann) Abeles & Heymann (A&H), makers of award-winning premium glatt kosher hot dogs and deli meats, is at the center of a social media frenzy that is begging one of the most popular stores in the country to carry their hot dogs. Fans from the Kosher Trader Joe’s Facebook page are making it

Taking a Break From Cabernet: Lighter Wines for Shavuot

Our group of wine tasters took a huge step out of our comfort zone for a recent tasting of Shavuot wines. Five of us brought a favorite and we covered all the bottles and numbered them, and then we scored each of the wines on a 25-point scale, giving a possible five points each for appearance,

Eighth Day Caterers and Teaneck Jewish Center to Hold Simcha Expo on Sunday

Do you have a simcha coming up? Get ideas and vendor contacts while sampling fleishig refreshments from Eighth Day Caterers at The Simcha Expo, taking place at the Teaneck Jewish Center on Sunday, April 22, from 2 to 5 p.m. Fun novelties like ice cream from Eighth Day’s new (pareve) soft-serve ice cream machine, popcorn and

114 Brands – Are They Kosher? The Great Post-Pesach Beer Controversy of 2018

Americans love beer. Beer is the third most popular drink in the world, after tea and coffee. On average, each American consumes 2 and 1/3 gallons of it every month. Religious Jewish men like beer as well, and it seems to be a staple item at Shalom Zachars – the traditional meal where appreciation is expressed to the Creator for

Is the Mediterranean Diet the Secret to Longevity?

We all want to live long and prosperous lives, envisioning our 90-year-old selves exercising in great health and happiness. However, the splash of reality hits us in the face, telling us that nobody holds the magic 8-ball to our futures. There is obviously no way to know today or tomorrow, but perhaps we can do something about it