8 Foodie Blogs You Have To Follow Now

by | Nov 25, 2017 | Entertainment, Food, Fun, Hillel Ontario | 0 comments

It’s winter, which means we’ll be spending a lot more time indoors. Where better to be than the kitchen! If you are looking to experiment with easy, yet healthy recipes, you should definitely check out these blogs!

  1. What Jew Wanna Eat
    You might have noticed that we love sharing content posted by What Jew Wanna Eat on Instagram. On her Kosher Cooking Blog and Instagram account, Amy Kritzer gives traditional, delicious Jewish recipes a modern twist. Amy’s recipes range from gluten free delights to healthy beverages and comforting classics for Jewish holidays.

    ©What Jew Wanna Eat


  2. The Science of Baking
    Do you prefer baking with visuals? Then this blog is just what you need! Max Gelkopf, a student at Guelph Hillel, started his own baking blog with his father. Every recipe they post is accompanied by supporting photos of each step. This way you can be sure that your cookies turn out exactly how they’re supposed to.

    ©The Science of Baking


  3. Joy of Kosher
    Jamie Geller, the creative head and talented cook behind Joy of Kosher, started out as a “bride who knew nothing”. In order to keep her family happy, she started working on different easy, delicious recipes and collected them all on her website. Now Jamie is famous for her amazing creations, with her own cooking magazine, a TV show, and a section in the New York Times. Follow her on her blog, and learn many of her easy recipes to make your Jewish Mommy proud!

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  4. Jewlish
    Are you obsessed with Tasty videos? Stop what you’re doing and check out Jewlish – the kosher, better version of Tasty. Whether you just want to learn how to make Aroma’s ice coffee on a hot summer day, or you want to impress your date with a fancy, Spanish salmon paella, Jewlish will have the recipe you need.

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  5. My Name Is Yeh
    Last year, Hillel UofT was lucky enough to get a visit from Molly Yeh during the On One Foot campaign. The amazing, talented cook shared some of her recipes and tricks with our students. If you weren’t fortunate enough to join the event, you should definitely check out Molly’s blog! In her words “most of [her] posts include recipes inspired by [her] Jewish and Asian roots and [her] new midwestern surroundings.”

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  6. Gluten Free Loving
    Sushi, coffee, salad, cupcakes, burgers, pasta, noodles, you name it! Guelph Hillel’s own Riley Noik started an Instagram account, capturing her gluten free life and trust us, your mouth is going to be watering when looking at all the delicious dishes Riley gets to enjoy. Who would have thought that living and loving gluten free could be that much fun?

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  7. Cooking With Brian
    Have you ever made Israeli Salad at home? Or Shakshuka? Western Hillel’s Brian Friedman will teach you all the basics you need to know to become a great Israeli chef! Brian doesn’t have his own blog, but he shares his amazing, mouthwatering videos on the Western IOC’s Facebook page. Click here to watch them – trust us, it’s so worth it!

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  8. Gather a Table
    Have you met Dan Hadad, our Interim Director at Hillel York and Innovation Consultant? Turns out, his sister, Sina Mizrahi, has a talent we didn’t know about- cooking! And guess what? She shares her heavenly creations with the world on her blog. Focusing on fresh and healthyfood as a source of wellness, and sustainability”, her blog doesn’t only offer yummy recipes, but also beautiful photography.

    ©Gather A Table

Stronger Together!

Stronger Together!

Over this past Family Day Weekend, I spent a lot of time reflecting both about the challenges we face, but also about the incredible strength and resiliency of this community. Jewish students are often at the forefront of hate and discrimination on campus and online, but we are at our most powerful – and most effective – when we work together as one.

With that in mind, I want to provide several important advocacy updates.

First, I am excited to share that Hillel Ontario has begun convening meetings to coordinate advocacy initiatives amongst Jewish campus organizations across the country. The time has come for Hillel Ontario to lead the way in encouraging cooperation to accomplish the goals we collectively share. Joining us in these monthly discussions are Hillel Montreal, Hillel BC, Hillel Ottawa, CJPAC, Hasbara Fellowships and StandWithUs. We appreciate their willingness to engage with us in these important conversations.

Second, I want to update you on the University of Toronto Students’ Union (UTSU) matter that galvanized much community discussion last week. In addition to endorsing a motion to divest from companies doing business in Israel, the union misrepresented the recently released report of the Antisemitism Working Group and its approach to what does or does not constitute antisemitism. Hillel views these type of divestment motions as part of a wider issue of antisemitism on campus, and we have made that point clearly and consistently to university leadership and members of the Working Group for the better part of the past year.

Late Friday, Working Group members released an important statement, which both criticized the rhetoric of union leaders, and vindicated our belief that hate speech directed at Israel, Israelis or Jews based on actions (real or imagined) of the Israeli government is antisemitism. This is an important moment; one that underscores why our approach to these issues, and the allies we foster across campus are so critical. While we may not be able to stop every divestment motion from passing, we can – and we will continue to – have our voices heard by university leadership to ensure antisemitism remains on the margins. This is precisely what happened last week at the UofT.

Jewish students deserve to study, live and socialize in an environment free from harassment and discrimination. Hillel will continue to condemn antisemitism, defend Israel and our right to self-determination, and build essential relationships on campus to secure the well-being of the students we so proudly serve.

And, we will do so in concert with our allies; because we believe we are stronger together.

Sincerely,

Jay Solomon
Chief Communications & Public Affairs Officer

Nature vs. Nurture, and Nate Deserves Our Anger

Nature vs. Nurture, and Nate Deserves Our Anger

Weekly D’var: Toldot 5782 by Scott Goldstein

[Warning: Ted Lasso show spoiler] I just finished watching the second season of Ted Lasso, and I cannot get the image of the finale out of my head. Haven’t seen it yet? That’s ok, I’ll recap part of this week’s Torah portion as you go catch up and then tie it in at the end for when you get back.

When not detailing the intricate politics of well-digging and water rights, this week’s Torah portion takes some time to highlight our favourite biblical twins – Jacob and Esav (a.k.a. Esau). Some may even refer to this as the first twin study on “Nature vs. Nurture” (shoutout to my psychology peeps) ever recorded. We are presented with brothers that were raised in the same environment but turned out to be polar opposites. I’ll let you read the riveting stories of birthright transactions and elaborate deceptions on your own, but the narrative we are presented with is clear: Jacob is good, and Esav is bad. Here’s the problem I had with this narrative: If Esav was raised in a good environment, but still did bad things, then is the Torah telling us that our destiny is sealed by nature?

I just finished watching Ted Lasso, and I cannot help but think about how loveable Nate (played by Nick Mohammed) is a perfect example of what I think our Torah portion is trying to tell us. Ted Lasso (played masterfully by Jason Sudeikis) created a nurturing environment where Nate could grow from invisible kit manager to assistant coach that everyone loves. Despite all that, it comes down to the decisions Nate made to allow jealousy to influence his actions, leading him to leave Richmond FC and betray his teammates by joining West Ham United.

I think the story we read in the Torah is reminding us that both nature and nurture are really important (just as science does), but our decisions, ultimately, are our own. Whether it’s Esav going down in history as the ultimate example of bad decision-making or Nate likely being the reason we see Ted cry next season, the lesson is clear… be like Jacob because we can make good decisions no matter the circumstances.

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