Sunday, August 31, 2014

Eden Teva Sale

Do you ever order from Eden Teva?
I used to, when they had a great sale, but now I don't live in their delivery zone anymore.


Today and tomorrow ONLY, they have a great sale, so I figured I'd let y'all know about it!

For a limited time, the online store is 25% off (yes, that's better than their No VAT sale!)

Let me know if you find this sale worthwhile!

KCC- Kosher Cooking Carnival for Elul

I'm a bit late, but I'm hosting this month's Kosher Cooking Carnival, where we highlight posts from Kosher food-related bloggers from around the world.

I only got a few submissions, so it's going to be a rather short list.

We'd love for this Blog Carnival to grow, so those bloggers out there who want to be included, please join the KCC group on Facebook so you know how to submit your posts in the future!

Wishing everyone an uplifting, fulfilling month of Elul ahead of us.

Here's the Carnival:

Batya tells us about her quest for an inexpensive salad in Jerusalem

Chavivah shares her healthy take on Chocolate pudding 

Pragmatic Attic brings us  Zatilas, a Kurdish filled flat bread 

Doug brings us Four New Beers

I've posted a really colorful, refreshing summer salad

So check 'em out and leave comments for these bloggers, and spread the word about the KCC! 

Shavua Tov!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Shabbat Menu!

My family will be reunited for Shabbat (B'ezrat Hashem)!

My husband and the two boys have been away for about a week and a half.

The girls and I have managed pretty well, but it's been rather quiet around here.

Anyhow, looking forward to a fun, peaceful, meaningful (and probably jet-lagged) Shabbat together this week!

Here's the menu:

Fresh Challot
Vegetable Soup with noodles
Chicken Wings (one pan with honey-teriyaki sauce, one pan with garlic and herbs)
Oven-friend Shnitzel
Potato Kugel
Corn on the Cob
Salad (I'm putting together lettuce, red pepper, avocado, cucumber, mango, sunflower seeds, and dried cranberries)

Dessert will be fruit, marble cake, and assorted cookies

Seudah Shlishit is not yet planned. We'll figure something out!

What are your shabbat plans this week?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Printable Coupon (Israel)

Today's coupon is for Always Infinity feminine hygiene products.

You can print your 30% off coupon from their website.  Click here to go to the Always Israel site and click on קופוני הנחה to get your coupon!

You can also sign up for a free sample, click on הרשמה לקבלת דוגמיות from the Always Israel page. You'll need to give your name, address, email address, and phone number.

Happy Savings!

(And if you happen to be in America, you can order Always Infinity for a great price from Amazon!)

p.s. Share this with your friends, and don't forget to like my Facebook page so you don't miss out on updates!

Ode to my Kindle

I love having Kindles.
 My reading-all-the-time-son loves having a Kindle.
My other son loves having a Kindle.
We really love reading and Kindle has changed our lives...

And I've even downloaded the Kindle e-reader to several other devices that are not Kindles. - Read eBooks using the FREE Kindle Reading App on Most Devices

You see, I pretty much stalk the Kindle store for books that I think I'll like, or that I think my kids will like, or that are relevant to our current learning projects (right now we are focused on art and dance, can you tell it's just the girls at home right now?)... and I snatch things when they are on sale or free.

So, I highly recommend downloading the Kindle app for your tablet or pc or possibly even your phone, and get tons of reading material.

Unless you aren't a book junkie. I AM a book junkie.

I guess if you're not, you can always get the new Amazon Fire TV! (It's even on sale right now for $15 off) But it does say some services are not available outside the US, so if you don't live in the USA, please check carefully before buying.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Pretty Salad!

Pretty Salad! 

I made this bright salad to go with our supper tonight.
We had gotten a whole bunch of really well priced, amazing mangoes this week, and they were calling my name!

All I did was slice cucumbers, red peppers, and mango and toss in a pretty bowl.
I'm offering sunflower seeds as a garnish, as well as balsamic vinegar and olive oil dressing.

And that is it, because it's the height of the season and fresh fruits and vegetables taste pretty amazing right now.

Just wondering if my kids will eat this though! Anyone want to guess how many will agree to eat it?

p.s. here are the rolls I made for tonight, using a slightly modified version of my sandwich bread recipe:

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Menu Plan for the week!

Last week I didn't plan out my menu very well, so my meals were haphazard and all over the place. Not *such* a terrible thing, especially in the summer, as long as everyone was able to eat! So, despite not planning well, we managed!

But I figured I can do better. So here's the plan for this week (no idea if I will actually stick with it) --

Lunches: Sandwiches, Stuffed baked potatoes, pancakes, and salads

Sunday: Embellished Shabbat Leftovers
Monday: Baked Ziti and salad
Tuesday: Sloppy Sams on homemade dinner rolls (using my favorite bread recipe), salad
Wednesday: Quick pizzas, home-fries, carrot sticks
Thursday: Leftovers from the week

Snacks: fruit (I'll have to keep looking for fruit deals!), popcorn, muffins, granola cookies

Do you like to plan your meals for the week?
I'd love to hear your menu!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

BWB End of Season Sale!

Shop the Better World Books End of Summer Sale and save on used books, all with Free Shipping Worldwide!

This sale starts at 3 pm GMT (6pm in Israel!) today, and lasts only 24 hrs!

You'll get 40% off 5 or more used books from the Bargain Bin! For international customers the discount is 20% off any order of 5 or more used Bargain Bin books that ship from BWB.

So go catch some great sale prices!!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Shabbat menu

Just a quick note about what I'm serving this Shabbat. It's Thursday night and I should really get things going!

What are you serving for Shabbat?

I'm showcasing the organic zucchini I got (for cheaper than the regular kishuim at every store I checked), and organic corn on the cob I scored for 6 shekels/kg!


Fresh Challot (if I actually get around to making the dough, otherwise I have a few emergency loaves in the freezer
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Some sort of muffins

Friday night:

Vegetable soup with noodles
Spicy Roast Chicken
Oven-baked Rice
Corn on the Cob
Roasted Zucchini
Roasted Butternut Squash


Black Bean Cholent
Oven fried shnitzel
Corn on the Cob
Potato Kugel from the freezer
Cake (brought by guest)

Seudah Shlisheet:

Cucumber and Carrot sticks
Potato Salad
Pasta Salad
Apple Cake (from the freezer)

And now I must get to work!

You can still catch the BWB clearance sale!

Just a reminder about the Better World Books Clearance Sale!

It's still going on.

Here's what you need to know:

Save 20% when you order 6+ books from the

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Sale section! offers free worldwide shipping, and with 20% off your order, it's DEFINITELY a good time to check if they have the books on YOUR list!

I'm completely addicted and I buy tons of books from them... They keep sending me those huge M-bags full of books!

So, give it a try, and share this discount with all of your friends too!
Let me know what you ended up buying! I love to hear what you're reading!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Recall - Allergen Warning!


Announcement for Nut Allergy Sufferers:

Today, Strauss announced a recall of the chocolate bar "Tortit" produced under the Badatz Megadim label.

The allergy warning "may contain nuts (hazelnuts, walnuts, pecans, pistachios)" was left off the label. The affected product has barcode # 7290106521612, and a best by date of 1/12/14 and 15/9/14 (only those dates).

While the product is being recalled from store shelves to correct the mistake, Strauss said the product is perfectly fine for people without a nut allergy to eat, but warned nut allergy sufferers to avoid the product.

Consumers who purchased this product are asked to call customer service at 1-800-777-777 with questions and to arrange a replacement if necessary.

Please share with your friends who may need to know about this recall!

Kosher Casual deals

For my readers looking to buy some new clothing now that the 9 Days are over. After all, it's time to think about "Back to School" AND the chagim. Both good reasons to buy something new!

Long School Banner

Kosher Casual is STILL offering free shipping for orders over $99!

Don't forget to check their sale section, sometimes you find GREAT deals!

Click here to shop at Kosher Casual! And don't forget to let me know if you found a great deal!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Vegan (Eggless!) Broccoli Kugel

Ok, it's not the most frugal food in the world, but once in a while we eat broccoli kugel. Especially when I can manage to get broccoli for about 12 shekels/bag!

bought this for 12.90
And we love broccoli kugel, which posed a huge problem when we stopped eating egg based foods, since my old recipe was very egg-y. I adapted it, and came up with this vegan version.

Let me know if you give it a try!

(sorry, no pic of the finished product, I ran out of time, I'll try to get one next time I pull out the broccoli!)


4 Tablespoons ground flaxseed
2.5 cups boiling water
1/2 cup corn starch
1 cup flour
salt, pepper, garlic powder/granulated garlic, parsley flakes to taste
1 bag frozen broccoli (800 g), thawed and ideally chopped

Optional topping:
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 tsp salt
dash of pepper

Combine flaxseed and water in mixing bowl and allow to cool. mix in dry ingredients.

Arrange broccoli in a large baking pan. Pour batter over broccoli. Sprinkle topping over it, if desired.
Bake in 200C oven for 45 min - hr or until as done as you like it.


Sunday, August 3, 2014

Free Matmid Club

Planning a trip to Israel?
It really IS a good time to visit and show your solidarity with us! If you are thinking of flying El Al, Israel's airline, you can find out the latest deals and sales right now!

Also right now, you can join El Al's "Matmid" frequent flyer club FOR FREE! Your membership will never expire, so it can't hurt to sign up, right?

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(This usually costs $25)

(If it doesn't automatically show up as "free" please try campaign code AOW24483828 or HAX70711395)

And then you can book your flight to Israel to visit me...

Click here to get to El Al's site!

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