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.”

    ©My Name Is Yeh

     

     

  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?

    ©Gluten Free Loving

     

     

  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

Annamie Paul Joins Hillel Ontario

Annamie Paul Joins Hillel Ontario

Last month Hillel Ontario heard from Annamie Paul, leader of the Green Party of Canada. After winning the leadership race back in October of 2020, Annamie became the first Black person and first Jewish woman to lead a federal Canadian political party. Since then, she has been speaking to Canadians all across the country, spreading messages of hope and inspiration, during a time where these moments are a rarity. No matter the political orientation of the Zoom attendees of this fireside chat, everyone walked away with a few life lessons up their sleeve.

Here are some of my biggest takeaways. First, Annamie spoke about following your passion, a message that I know many students needed to hear. When I graduated from grade 12, I was constantly asked where I saw myself in five years, ten years, and sometimes even twenty years. Although I was asked with the best intentions, I’ve always felt overwhelming pressure to envision a clear career path. Annamie dispelled this myth by referencing the enjoyment associated with the process of discovering your passion rather than having a final goal in mind, and Annamie’s enthusiasm for human rights through a policy lens has shaped the course of her life. Second, Annamie spoke about the importance of speaking up in the face of injustice. Whether you consider yourself an advocate or not, Annamie highlighted the need to follow your moral compass, never remaining complicit. Following Annamie’s time as the leader of the Green Party, it is clear that she isn’t afraid to use her voice and position to shine light on racism, antisemitism, and sexism. These are two lessons I think everyone can learn from.

Annamie spoke about growing up in Toronto Centre (the riding where she will be running in the next federal election), her career as an international lawyer, and her decision to enter politics. As someone who doesn’t fit the mold of a traditional politician, Annamie referenced about the challenges that she’s faced as a Black, Jewish woman. Racism, antisemitism, and sexism were all constant throughout her leadership campaign, and her six months leading the Green Party. 

Throughout Annamie’s talk, I learned about the importance of elevating voices that have previously gone unheard. In a predominantly white space, Hillel students and staff need to work hard to ensure that Jews of Colour feel welcomed. 

After 45 minutes, the latter half of which consisted of an insightful Q&A, Annamie mentioned that she would love to be invited back to another Hillel Ontario fireside chat. For now, I’ll take Annamie’s lessons with me while looking forward to hearing about all of her accomplishments in a year from now.

  • Skylar Banks, Guelph Hillel
Collaboration Breeds Diversity and Inclusion

Collaboration Breeds Diversity and Inclusion

Collaborating with other student organizations allows us to diversify the students at our events, build coalitions, establish good rapport with other student groups and broaden the topics of the content that we deliver. 

This past month, we had the privilege of working with the Waterloo and Laurier chapters of Menstruation Redefined, which is committed to helping with the “institutional and social barriers surrounding menstruation that risk the health, well-being, and daily lives of many.” This mission resonated with us at Hillel because we understand the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion for all. These are values that we hold as Jews, and want to embody at Hillel. 

We joined forces to produce a fun evening of trivia and learning. The event allowed us to reach new students, educate others on Jewish practice for those who menstruate, and learn more about Menstruation Redefined’s mission. Collaborative events like this allow us to understand key issues and causes that other student-run campus groups advocate for and to build strong allyships and ensure that we propel Hillel’s values forward, such as inclusion and equity.

Jessica Bloom, HIllel Waterloo Student President
Veronica Grad, Hillel Laurier Student President

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