Archive for November, 2012

SIMPLY PROTEIN CHIPS

Certified by the OU, these chips are to die for, simply to die for! Each bag of chips contains 15 grams of protein, 2 grams of sugar, and are gluten free, vegan, and all natural. Total calories per bag is 140. We tasted two different kinds: chili and herb. Both were excellent- crunchy, not too […]

Posted on November 30, 2012 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Health, Kosher Desserts, Kosher New Products, Uncategorized

SIMPLY ADD WATER BREAD MIXES

OU certified,these mixes produce some mighty fine breads. All you do is add water to the packaged mix, bake and enjoy! We sampled the sour dough and found it to be worthy of New Orleans! We tried the rye and wanted to sneak over to a deli display so we could put some meat on […]

Posted on November 29, 2012 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Kosher New Products, Uncategorized

FOUR GREAT TIPS FOR PERFECT LATKES

With Chanukah rapidly arriving, it is never too soon to start perfecting your latkes. From Bon Appetite magazine, comes these four tips to help you in your quest for the perfect latke. PUT THE SQUEEZE ON Place the grated potato mixture into a kitchen towel and AGGRESSIVELY wring all of the liquid out of the […]

Posted on November 28, 2012 at 9:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Holidays, Kosher Kitchen, Uncategorized

CONVERSATION WITH A MASHGIACH

We recently attended an affair out of state. We met the mashgiach for the event and had a conversation with him. We commented on the fact that Vaad of Queens had posted a sign in a kosher store stating that because the salads were prepared in a meat kitchen on meat utensils, the salads (kugels, […]

Posted on November 27, 2012 at 12:03 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher News, Uncategorized

RESTAURANT IN TIBERIAS SELF CERTIFIES AS KOSHER BY CONSCIENCE

Rabbis Threaten Woman Over Lettuce, Kosher Claims Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com On Tuesday In Tiberias, just before Avigail Aharon was about to open her restaurant for the day, two uninvited guests arrived – representatives of Israel’s state-funded haredi-controlled Chief Rabbinate. The rabbis reportedly came to warn Aharon – threaten her, some would say. Why? Because […]

Posted on November 26, 2012 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher Alert, Kosher News, Uncategorized

SQUEEZE BOTTLE TAHINI FROM SHANI

Did you ever sit at your table and say to yourself, “Self, wouldn’t tahina in a squeeze bottle be really super?” No mess. No extra silverware to wash. Plus, it would fit nicely on the door of your fridge. Well, stop dreaming and run to your local kosher emporium and buy a bottle of SHANI’S […]

Posted on November 26, 2012 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Health, Kosher New Products, Kosher News, Uncategorized

OMG!!! IT’S FACON!

Loyal readers know that our total fave in the world of kosher sausage are those sausages made by Jack’s Gourmet. We LOVE the sweet Italian. Cooking their brats in beer makes us feel so indulgent. Actually there is not a sausage they make that we do not like! Now comes FACON. What is it? It […]

Posted on November 23, 2012 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Kosher New Products, Kosher News, Uncategorized

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

We grew up in New England where folks really celebrated Thanksgiving with both religious and secular fervor. Our town was a small town, surrounded by two other even smaller towns. On turkey day, everyone either went to church or synagogue to offer thanks for all the bounty that this country has given us. At one […]

Posted on November 22, 2012 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Holidays, Uncategorized

GUIDE TO FRESH HERBS

FROM PHIL LEMPERT, SUPERMARKET GURU Fresh Herbs 101 Fresh herbs are located in the produce section, and are sold in small bunches (and sometimes in pots), used to add piquant flavor to both sweet and savory dishes. How to Buy: Should have clean, fresh fragrance; no wilting or black spots; intense green color (except sage, […]

Posted on November 21, 2012 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Health, Uncategorized

WINTER SQUASH

FROM PHIL LEMPERT, SUPERMARKET GURU Winter Squash Varieties It’s the season of the squash. Those delicious and delightfully decorative squash varieties that are good for everything from soup to fall centerpieces and more. But for those of us simply heading to the supermarket for our pumpkins, winter squashes and gourds, here are some simple shopping […]

Posted on November 20, 2012 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Health, Uncategorized