Thank You KosherEye
We are delighted to share a Thank You email from one of our readers. We are sharing this because we are thrilled that our story "made a difference" in someone's life.
"I just wanted to write a thank-you for your "A Kosher Chicken in Every Pot" segment. I have been a vegetarian for nearly half a decade and I am looking to go back to eating some meat for health reasons. I knew I wanted organic and humanely produced chicken, so I naturally looked to kosher products.
I really wanted some honest reviews of the kosher meats, which were not from self-promoting companies or frowning PETA supporters. I felt you did an educated report on some major kosher companies and offered a first person perspective on whether they met your standards.
It was a very appreciated article, thank you for helping me choose kosher foods! "
Samantha, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Kosher Turkey Talk
Coming in November. Our 1st annual Kosher Turkey Talk – How to make the PERFECT turkey for Thanksgiving, recipes, questions and more.
Kosherfest 2010 New Product Competition Winners
Kosherfest 2010 will be held October 26th & October 27th, Meadowlands Exposition Center, Secaucus, NJ. The 2010 New Product Competition was held October 13th, in NYC at the JCC. The winners of the competition are:
Best in Show
Mountain Bread Wraps (8 varieties), No Worries Natural Foods
Runner Up Best in Show
Chocolate Macaroons, Lily Bloom's Kitchen
Best New Jam, Preserve or Spread
Healthy Top Whipping Cream, Green Rabbit
Best New Cheese or Dairy Product
Les Petit Fermieres-Reduced Fat Cheddar Sticks, Anderson Int. Foods
Best New Foodservice Product
Manna-Soy gourmet meat alternative, Luck Chen
Best New Kosher Organic Product
Petite Select Shepherd's Pie baby cuisine, Nature's Select Food Group
Best New Packaging/Design
Pop N'B ox Microwave Popcorn, Golden Fluff
Best New Passover Product
Yidels gluten -free chocolate rolls, Cinderella Sweets
Best New Snack Food
Klein's Natural Dried Guava, Klein's Naturals
Best New Health & Wellness
Cacao Powder, Health Matters America
Best New Pasta Rice Bean or Soup
Garden Lites Zucchini Marinara, Classic Cooking
Best New Dessert, Candy, Cookie or Cracker
Chocolate Coconut Macaroons, Lily Bloom's Kitchen
Best New Baked Good, Bread, Grain or Cereal
Mountain Bread wraps, No Worries Natural Foods
Best New Fine Food From Israel
Vegetal Vegetarian Hot Dog in Blanket, Blue & White Foods
Best New Giftware and Novelty Product
Challah Dough Covers, The Kosher Cook
Best New Savory condiment, Spice, Sauce, Oil, Vinegar or Salad Dressing
Zeta Olive Oil with Garlic & Basil, Kedem
Best New Beverage
Elite Watermelon Juice, Elite Natural/Organic Juice USA
Best New Meat, Seafood or Poultry Product
Dr. Praeger's Sensible Foods Lightly Breaded Tilapia, Dr. Praeger's Sensible Foods
Best New Wine, Beer or Spirit
Vodka & Vanilla Liqueur, Kedem
Manischewitz Vegetable Broth
We sampled the 32–ounce carton. All natural, No MSG, Parve, OU Kosher. Tasty broth to use when preparing parve or vegetarian meals and as a substitute for either chicken or beef broth.
Rodelle Vanilla Beans
From the summer Fancy Food Show in New York, we loved the sample of Rodelle Vanilla Beans. Used it to make homemade vanilla ice cream and it was vanilla heaven. We purchased a package of 10 at our local Costco Store - great price and a seasonal item. Try this yummy recipe for Decadent Vanilla Bean Hot Cocoa. Visit the Rodelle website; good information and recipes.
In a pickle as to what to serve in the Sukkah? Well, Fried Pickles, alongside Ranch Dressing dip, help to make us joyful! A celebration of tangy, sweet and salty, Enjoy!
"On the Lamb"
The luscious kosher Strauss - A.D. Rosenblatt lamb is back in stock at Costco.com. After KosherEye featured this delicious lamb in early September, it sold out! However, most cuts are now back in stock including lamb shank, ground lamb, and the special occasion luxury cut – rack of lamb
Keep Kosher, Keep Pesticide Free
According to the TheDailyGreen.com the following foods are:
LOW in pesticide residue: onion, avocado, corn, pineapple, mango, asparagus, peas, kiwi, cabbage (Star-K Red Cabbage Consumer Alert), eggplant, watermelon, broccoli, tomato, and sweet potato.
HIGH in pesticide residue: celery, peaches, strawberries, apples, blueberries, nectarines, potatoes, spinach, kale, cherries, grapes, leafy greens, bell pepper, carrots, and pears.
KosherEye is in the News!
KosherToday Newsletter - September 7, 2010
by Menachem Lubinsky, Editor
New Eyewitness Accounts of Kosher Offerings in Store Launched
Atlanta GA…To discover and share the availability and diversity of kosher certified products carried by Whole Foods Market, Lois Held and Roberta Scher, co-founders of KosherEye.com went on a video shopping tour of the Briarcliff Road Whole Foods in Atlanta. This was not your usual shopping tour. The duo wanted to explore the availability of kosher products in the store, and demonstrate whether the kosher consumer could fill an entire shopping cart with the unique products carried by Whole Foods- not necessarily the typical brands. With the cooperation of the corporate offices of Whole Foods Market, and along with their shopping cart, the pair walked the aisles and recorded their finds on video. The story of their kosher shopping excursion experience appears on their website, KosherEye.com, and the aisle by aisle videos are available for viewing on YouTube.com.
The KosherEye.com website was launched in November 2009. It has grown into a popular destination for the kosher consumer, retailer, manufacturer, chef and foodie seeking to “see all that’s new in kosher” including foods, wines, recipes, cookbooks, culinary gadgets and more. The pair is constantly on the lookout for unique new products for the kosher cook or food professional. They look forward to uncovering additional product introductions and networking with professionals in the industry when they attend KosherFest later this fall.
Apples and Honey for the New Year!
KosherEye "Foodie" Friend, Rabbi Shoshana Ohriner has created this elegant and sweet Apples and Honey Tart recipe to share with KosherEye readers. It features the tastes of Rosh Hashanah – an impressive, yet easy, dessert to serve.
Rabbi Shoshana creates delicious parve dessert recipes that are featured on her popular website, Couldn't Be Parve, and has been featured on KosherEye.com. Read our article and try some of her fabulous desserts – you won't believe they are parve!