Consumer Kosher Articles

Stocking A Kosher “Pantry”

For all intents and purposes, the second wave of Covid-19 has arrived. That being the case, there are two primary reasons to stock up on kosher food in one shopping excursion. First, manufacturer’s supply chains can be negatively affected. By stocking up on kosher food you can become immune to this. Second, to avoid unnecessary […]

Being Kosher And Healthy

According to an ADM report, as 2021 approaches, consumers will be focused on health and wellness, thus putting nutrition at the forefront. OU Kosher has hyper-specialized companies focused on nutrition. When taking a holistic approach towards the foods and beverages we eat, the benefits can be extraordinary. In Covid times, looking to strengthen the immune […]

Hard Seltzer: The New Option In Alcoholic Beverages

Hard seltzer is in vogue and it is easy to see why. This carbonated, flavored, low-alcohol drink is highly delectable. The alcohol contained in hard seltzer is typically made from fermented sugar, but it can also be made from fermented barley malt. Hard seltzers contain 4.5-7% alcohol by volume (ABV). Advantages of hard seltzer over […]

A Kosher Charcuterie Board

Currently, we find ourselves in the thralls of a pandemic. This being the case, time is of the essence. Compartmentalizing chores and responsibilities has become essential. Preparing meals all the time can be arduous. An option is to take advantage of a kosher charcuterie board where in a small amount of time you can tastefully […]

Kosher Plant-Based Foods

Plant-based products are now able to closely mimic the taste and texture of meat and dairy items. However, unlike meat and dairy items, plant-based products are not animal-based, rather they draw their form and taste from fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, oils, whole grains, legumes, or beans. Although “plants” are usually classified as Kosher from the […]

Pumpkins Are All The Rage

Pumpkins and pumpkin flavored products all the rage this time of the year. On shelves in the supermarket, you will find many products made with pumpkin or “Pumpkin (Pie) Spice” (which has no pumpkin in it but is a common ingredient in pumpkin pie and pumpkin spice cake) and others made with pumpkin itself. To […]

Pas Yisroel List For 5781 – 2020

Updated September 21, 2020  –  Tishrei 5781 The Tur (Orach Chaim, Siman 603), based upon the Talmud Yerushalmi, cites the custom for Jews to be stringent during the Aseres Yimei Teshuva to eat exclusively ‘Pas Yisroel’ bread. Even those Jews who generally do not exclusively eat ‘Pas Yisroel’ are encouraged to accept this practice during […]

CSAs: Get The Vegetables At The Farm

Harvest-time is in full-swing at many farms throughout the country. While the term “harvest” is usually associated with farmers, “community supported agriculture” (CSA) brings the consumer and farmer together whereby they both share a stake in the farm. Consumers can purchase a share in a farm (usually) on a quarterly basis and pick up their […]

Enhance Your Spirituality With A Pressure Cooker

If you frequently find yourself rushing erev Shabbos and Yom Tov then the addition of a pressure cooker could be a solution. It takes up little space, yet can prepare involved recipes in a short amount of time. I spoke with Sharon Matten, the author of Shabbos Under Pressure (copyright 2019 and published with Feldheim), which is […]

Air Fryers: Make The Food You Want, Just In A Healthier Way

Air fryers are becoming ever so popular in many households. Sales are on the rise, as they offer a nearly oil-free cooking experience. NPD, a market research firm, released a study that they had conducted from late May 2017 through mid-March 2019 indicating that close to 10 million items were sold, 4 million of which […]