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Mingle with Melt!

Party for You & 10 Friends!

Win a party for you and 10 friends with a $500 Mingle With Melt VISA gift card! One reader and the blog that that reader came from (that would be KosherEye), will both win a foodie night IN with friends and use the gift card to buy cooking supplies, food, decor, or whatever you’d like for your party! Three packages of Melt will be included too.

Winner's party photos and original recipes featuring Melt on will be posted on Melt Facebook page and website! The Mingle With Melt contest lasts through October 31st.

melt-logoRich and creamy Melt is a dairy, OU kosher certified butter alternative made of virgin coconut  oil, flax seed oil, palm fruit oil and canola oil. “It provides the good fats your body needs when you take out other fats in your diet. Melt cooks, tops and bakes just like butter, with good-for-you ingredients.”

So, Drizzle, Sauté, Spread and Enter to Win: Read all about Melt buttery spread.

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Bitayavon  Magazine

From Bitayavon Magazine's Fall/Yom Tov Issue, this fabulous Fresh Pear and Goat Cheese Salad recipe by KosherEye – that's us! It is full of yummy ingredients: fresh pears, goat cheese, fresh spinach, toasted pecans, sweet/sour beets good!

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Support Jewish Gene Screen

KosherEye supports the community, and so we encourage you to vote for our dear friend, Randy Gold who has been nominated for Jewish Community Hero of the Year. Because of his personal family tragedy, courageously, Randy along with the help of his wife Caroline, have founded Jewish Gene Screen, an organization to help ensure that other families have healthy children. Read their family story, and then please vote for Randy. The winner will receive $25,000 to support his community project. Go to Jewish Community Heroes to vote.

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Apples, Apples Everywhere!

Here’s a SWEET recipe to help use up all of those leftover Rosh Hashana apples. You won’t be able to resist—Call them Fritters or Donuts, either way, these Apple Fritters are delicious! How perfect for the Sukkah.

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Who Am I? Do You Know My Name?

A KosherEye reader, Nomi, has contacted us in her quest to find the name of a china pattern she absolutely loves. A follower of Susie Fishbeins's Kosher by Design series, she is in love with the china pattern that appears on page 9 of the original Kosher by Design cookbook, and wants to order it but doesn't know the name of the pattern/vendor.

We are always challenged by "the hunt" for anything kosher related and find this challenge fun! So, we are asking our KosherEye Friends to help us in our quest to help Nomi find her dream china pattern.

If you know who "I am or my name", please send the information to ContactUs.


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KosherEye Friend Mindy Cramer recognized the pattern – Wedgwood Royal Lapis – "the china I chose for our wedding 22 years ago." Thanks Mindy, you made someone very happy!

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Send a Rosh Hashanah Card to IDF Soldiers!

Young men and women risk their lives every day, all year long to protect our Jewish homeland. As Jews worldwide start our New Year, we pray for peace and safety for IDF soldiers on duty throughout Israel. Click here to send a FREE Shana Tova card that will be delivered to our soldiers.


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Apples & Honey for Rosh Hashanah

Apples and Honey, are the “must have” pair for the Rosh Hashanah table. No matter the family's level of observance, apples and honey can be found on most holiday tables. There are apples to dip, apple side dishes such as kugels, apple entrees such as chicken with apples, and apple desserts, like apple cake or strudel. But, the perpetual apple question remains: Which apple to use for which culinary purpose? We thank guest columnist, Eileen Goltz for helping us better understand how to cook and bake with apples, the 4,000 year old biblical fruit. Read her SLICE OF LIFE: High Holidays Apples feature.


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Pomegranate Infused Cranberries for Rosh Hashanah

The KosherEye team is always searching for delicious foods, especially those appropriate for the season. One recent find is Ocean Spray Pomegranate juice infused Craisins®OU certified kosher. These are sweet dried cranberries infused with pomegranate juice. They’re naturally fat–free, cholesterol–free, and a good source of fiber. We suggest adding these berries to Yom Tov salads, or using them in this fabulous recipe for Cranberry Rice Apple Stuffing. 


Wild Rice Cranberry Apple Stuffing
A KosherEye Signature Recipe inspired by

This is the most fabulous stuffing recipe we have ever made.  It has lots of steps, but worth it. Most of the recipe can be made ahead and refrigerated.


4 cups water
1 cup wild rice (such as Lundberg’s mixture of brown and wild rice)
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2–pound crusty white bread, cut into 1/2–inch cubes (6 cups)
1 stick (1/2 cup) parve margarine such as Earth Balance, plus 2 tablespoons melted
2 cups diced (1/3 inch) onion
2 cups diced (1/3 inch) celery
2 cups diced (1/3 inch) apple
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh sage or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried, crumbled
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh marjoram or 1/2 teaspoon dried, crumbled
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried, crumbled
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup Pomegranate infused Craisins*
1-cup turkey stockor chicken broth, or veggie broth


Bring water to a boil in a 2–quart heavy saucepan, and then add rice and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Reduce heat to low and cook, covered, until rice is tender and most grains are split open, 1 to 1 1/4 hours (not all liquid will be absorbed).

Drain well in a colander and spread out in a baking pan to cool completely.

Put oven rack in upper third of oven and preheat oven to 350°F.

Spread bread cubes in a shallow baking pan and bake in upper third of oven until dry, about 20 minutes.

Melt 1 stick margarine in a large nonstick skillet over moderate heat, then sauté onion and celery, stirring, until softened, about 8 minutes. Add apple and sauté, stirring, until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in herbs, pepper, and remaining teaspoon salt and simmer, stirring, 2 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and toss with rice, bread, and dried cranberries.

Increase oven temperature to 450°F and grease a shallow 3-quart baking dish (13 by 9 inches).

Spread stuffing evenly in baking dish. Drizzle with stock and melted margarine. Bake, covered tightly with foil, in upper third of oven until heated through, about 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake until top is browned, 10 to 15 minutes more.


Rice can be prepared 2 days ahead, cooled, uncovered, then chilled, covered.

Instead of drying bread cubes in oven, they can be spread in a shallow baking pan and dried, uncovered at room temperature for one day.

This entire stuffing recipe can be assembled (without drizzling with stock and melted margarine) cooled and refrigerated.  When ready to bake, bring to room temperature, drizzle with broth and margarine, and proceed by following cooking directions above.

* If you cannot find infused Craisins, use any sweet dried Cranberries.

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Whole Foods Market and Products from Israel

KosherEye feels compelled to share this statement in support of Whole Foods Market. As we all are aware, false rumors and innuendo may be damaging to a person or even a company. In our own interactions with this company, we have experienced not just a willingness, but a strong commitment to serve the kosher community. Both the ADL and Snopes support this point of view. Our local Briarcliff Whole Foods Market in Atlanta has even hired an on-site Mashgiach (kosher supervisor) to expand and enhance its healthful, kosher selection.

In response to our inquiry, regarding the rumor about Whole Foods boycotting Israeli products, we received the following prompt reply:

Products from Israel at Whole Foods Market

The rumor that Whole Foods Market has boycotted products from Israel or is anti-Israel is absolutely not true

The Anti-Defamation League investigated this false rumor and denounced it: also confirms that this information is false:

We have never boycotted products from Israel or any other country for that matter. Whole Foods Market is discerning when it comes to quality and taste, not country of origin. We are proud to carry great-tasting products that meet our high quality standards from countries around the world, including Israel.

It’s worth noting that at the exact time this rumor began to circulate, some of our buyers were actually on a sourcing trip to Israel!

As a decentralized company, we have 12 different operating regions. Those regions and even individual stores have the leeway to source their own products in addition to what is carried nationally. This is why product availability varies greatly among our stores, including products from Israel that are primarily found in our grocery, wine and Whole Body departments. Some are mainstays and some are offered seasonally, depending on customer demand in each individual community.

Whole Foods Market will certainly continue to offer products from Israel, so we thank our customers for helping us clear up this misinformation.

September 1,2011

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Black Russian Cake Recipe

No one would guess this delicious Black Russian Cake started with a cake mix. The addition of vodka and coffee liqueur give it that extra zing! Try it – it is a moist and delicious cake.

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