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Blake Hill Preserves
Taste the Difference
In 2009, Vicky Allard and her husband, Joe Hanglin, founded Blake Hill Preserves. They are third generation English preserve makers, acclaimed for creating award-winning chutneys, jams and marmalades in the Green Mountains of Grafton, Vermont using in season, top quality fruits from local farms. Blake Hill Preserves are made from all-natural, non-GMO ingredients without the use of artificial colorings, preservatives, thickeners or fillers, and now, the Blake Hill Preserves' entire range is OU Kosher certified. The company is one of only a very small number of US-based artisanal preserve makers to receive kosher certification.
Recently, the company was honored with 3 Good Food Awards, including the first ever chutney to win a Good Food Awards from among 1,450 entries in the blind taste tests. Blake Hill Preserves also won two Golds and a Silver for their organic citrus marmalades from over 2,000 entries to the Worldwide Marmalade Awards. Both are record breaking achievements for a US preserves producer. Blake Hill Preserves' chutneys, jams and marmalades are available in over 300 gourmet and specialty food stores including Whole Foods Markets in the North East and Central Market in Texas.
Happily for consumers all over the U.S., the preserves can be purchased online at the website blakehillpreserves.com. Each jar retails between $6.99 and $7.99.
Vicky Allard was kind enough to send KosherEye a selection of her amazing preserves. . . and we report on some of our favorites. (Yes, we are still tasting!)
Raspberry & Hibiscus Jam: Perfectly ripe raspberries and organic hibiscus flower petals combine to create an incredibly fruity and fragrant jam. Finalist in the 2014 GOOD FOOD awards...
We used this as a topping for vanilla ice cream and Greek yogurt, and mixed it with balsamic vinegar and thyme as a dip for rotisserie chicken.
Grapefruit and Lemon Marmalade: Organic grapefruits and lemons are infused with thyme from Blake Hill Preserves' kitchen garden, creating a truly unique, bright and citrusy marmalade. 2014 Silver award marmalade award... This is truly luscious as a topping for toast or English muffins.
Plum & Fennel all Natural Chutney: Inspired by North African cuisine, this is like a richly spiced Moroccan tagine in a jar. Gold winner Good Food awards...
We tried this alongside a brick of cheddar cheese and crackers. Yumm! We plan to serve it alongside lamb chops. Stay tuned.
Orange and 10 Year Single Malt Whisky Infused Marmalade:
2014 Gold Winner – Marmalade awards
Lovely over a flourless dark chocolate cake! Can't wait to try this with baked brie
To learn more about Blake Hill Preserves or to purchase product online, visit Blake Hill Preserves, and also visit Facebook page.
The New York Times' Florence Fabricant hailed Love Beets as "Cute, Sweet and Handy" – and KosherEye agrees!
Since 2010 Love Beets has been defying preconceived notions of boring beets with a line of freshly cooked, super tasty beet juices. Beets are one of the newest 'super foods' to hit the headlines. Packed full of nutrients, they have long been used in folk medicine to treat a variety of ailments including fevers and illnesses relating to digestion and the blood. It turns out that the Ancient Romans got a few things right as the benefits of a beet-filled diet are now scientifically confirmed!
Medical experts claim that beets:
• Lower blood pressure
• High in powerful antioxidants
• Help to prevent some cancers
• Lower cholesterol
• Treat anemia and fatigue
• Support healthy liver function
• Aid tissue growth
• Stabilize blood sugar
• Reduce risk of osteoporosis
The kosher varieties of Love Beets are freshly cooked in their own juices and vacuum-packed for freshness, and are also available as organic. We like their convenience, versatility, and that they can be enjoyed hot or cold in a variety of dishes.
Love Beets are:
• Freshly cooked in their own juices and vacuum-packed
• Ready to eat, nothing added and can be enjoyed hot or cold.
• Available as organic
Check the package for the OU kosher symbol. This year, Love Beets are also certified for Passover use. Look for the OU-P (kosher for Passover) symbol.
KosherEye truly loves beets. We like them in salads topped with simple vinaigrette; mixed with a creamy pickled herring; in our goat cheese topped beet soup; and of course in our traditional borscht with dollops of sour cream. Love Beets makes these beet recipes so convenient. No roasting, no peeling, no boiling! The beets that are ready to love!
Love Beets are available in most supermarkets across the U.S.
For more information visit: Lovebeets.com
Dr. Praeger's Sensible Foods
Lightly Breaded Tilapia Fillets
Dr. Praeger's Sensible Foods believes that a healthy lifestyle includes exercise and sensible eating. Their line of all-natural products, have health benefits and taste great, too. Dr. Praeger's products are all natural, low in cholesterol and sodium, have no preservatives or artificial flavorings and no trans fats. The tilapia fillet, are so convenient and delicious. It is an excellent product for the busy kosher shopper. KosherEye oven- baked the fillets, and in 22 minutes we had a delicious fish dish – added a simple salad and baked potato and voila, dinner! We added a twist of lemon and served with a side of tartar sauce.
Panko Crusted Whole Fillets
No Trans Fat
Low Saturated Fat
Good Source of Fiber
OU kosher certified and OU-P (kosher for Passover) when specially marked
Buy Tilapia fillets and other Dr. Praeger's products here
or at your local supermarket.
Sneaky Pete's is an oat based beverage, which tastes good and provides a refreshing way to easily get the fiber your body needs. The beverages are fruit flavored, heart healthy, oat based, low in calories and all natural. Sneaky Pete's contains 3 grams of dietary oat fiber in each 12 ounce bottle. KosherEye held a taste test with family and friends. Every taster gave these beverages two thumbs up, and wanted more!
How did Sneaky Pete get his nickname?
Legend has it that it all started a couple of generations ago. Pete's grandfather "Pop" would secretly brew his delicious oat based beverages for his family to enjoy. But grandfather was not alone! Little Pete would sneak into the workroom and observe the hidden formulation. One day grandfather caught Pete quietly sliding into the workroom and playfully called him "Sneaky Pete."
As the company says, each bottle of Sneaky Pete's offers OATstanding nutritional value. Scientific studies have concluded that oats contain a special kind of soluble fiber that has been found to be especially effective in lowering cholesterol.
- 12 ounce bottles of fruit juices brewed with oats
- 40 calories per bottle
- OU Kosher, parve
- Apple, Grape, Mango, Peach, Raspberry
Buy here:Sneaky Pete's Oatstanding Beverage, 12 Ounce (Pack of 12),
or find a store in you area.
So convenient and perfect for a side dish, or a quick lunch or snack.
Dr. Praeger's has introduced a line of vegetable pancakes which can be heated in the oven, toaster oven or microwave. We sampled their newest varieties -- Roasted Corn, Zucchini and Carrot, and Root Vegetable -- and enjoyed each. They were delicious and best of all easy to prepare. . . just heat and eat!
For a full dinner entree, we topped our roasted corn cake with faux kosher crab and mango salsa.
These veggie pancakes have wholesome
recognizable ingredients and are:
- Gluten Free (most varieties)
- No Trans Fats
- No Saturated Fats
- OU Kosher, parve
Broccoli, Potato, Sweet Potato and Spinach
New: Roasted Corn, Zucchini and Carrot, and Root Vegetable
Dr. Praeger's products are available at most mainstream supermarkets.
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