I love food shopping. Since I am a foodie, food shopping is just as fun or more fun than any other type of shopping. I dedicated this blog post to some of my favorite foods that I have been buying at usually Trader Joes and Whole foods to inspire your next shopping trip. I do want to mention that I do have to food shop, so there would be photos of chicken sausage, shrimp, meatless meatballs, various cheeses and low fat desserts. However, these are my favorites, pre-food shopping. Comment below on what you have been loving and picking up on your trips to the store!
Enjoy your next food shopping trip! xoxox
Volo Coffeehouse, in my opinion brings the laid back European atmosphere to Manayunk. They have wicker chair outside seating and cozy inside seating as well. Offering, La Columbe coffee, Volo coffee house seems to be a fave among the neighborhood. There are pastries, sandwiches, salads, juices and other coffee related drinks too. Volo Coffeehouse is somewhere to hang out!
Besides, being natural, local and organic food, the Couch Tomato has a wide variety of food and it is all good! They have sandwiches, pizzas, salads, desserts, snacks and drinks of all kinds and flavors. The Couch Tomato has curb side pick up, a mobile app, various deals and it is for the whole family!
This place is an Italian lover's dream come true. Starting from the "bread and butter" of the table, which is roasted chic peas, I could not stop eating. The food here is so fresh and flavorful, and being in the piazza (outdoor seating) I thought I was in Italy. Their menu changes frequently and seasonally offering various, charcuterie, salads, pizza, pasta and more.
Since being a Nanny in Manayunk, these are a few of the places that I have discovered that help my foodie dreams become a reality! Any places you recommend I try in Manayunk? Happy Sunday! xoxo
I love to snack. As a working gal, I always keep snacks and water with me because I am always on the go. When I saw this snack box, I knew I had to check it out! Here is what I think of Graze...
The picture above is a somewhat blurry example of what a graze box can contain. This particular box had a nut package, a delicious honey and chocolate oat bar, banana chips with coconut, and crackers with hot pepper jam. In this box, I only liked two out of the four packages. Overall, however, I enjoy most of the snacks. You can go online, and click on the snacks you like and the company will try and send you what you like.
Each box comes with nutrition information and benefits from eating these snacks. I think it is fun and unique and adds to the joy of snacking for me. I do not know how much longer I will be keeping up with the boxes because it is over $20.00 a month and I can also make similar snack packages to take with me. I will keep you updated on any new food boxes I try and if I keep up with graze. Do you like any particular monthly/weekly food box? Let me know in the comment section! Happy Sunday! xoxox
I'm not a fan of strict diets and deprivation. Nor am I a fan of starvation. What I do like is having a healthy lifestyle and that is why I agree with the Weight Watchers philosophy. I recently started Weight Watchers because I knew it had options and does not get rid of the foods you like. I like how I feel about myself, and I generally eat healthy, however I wanted to see what I needed to change to lose some extra pounds. A lot of the things Weight Watchers tells us, I already do, but here are some tips to help you lose weight, or even to join Weight Watchers.
Ten tips to weight loss:
I hope everyone is having a wonderful Passover and Easter! Passover is one of those fun Holidays where you do things a little bit differently. You eat a little bit more, drink a little bit more, sing a little bit more and recline a little bit more. That's not too shabby! For those of you who are interested, Passover celebrates our freedom from evil King Pharoh! We celebrate and remember the story of passover through a Seder and we tell the story as we participate in eating and drinking the symbols of our past. Let us say "Deyenu" and rejoice! Enjoy the photos below!
I hope you enjoyed a look inside my passover seder. What did you do and eat for the holiday? Happy Sunday! xoxo
We all like to eat, right? Well, why not eat in style. I have a down pat routine for weekday lunches that makes me excited to open my lunch box, on my lunch break. Go have a look.
What is your weekday lunch staple? Happy Packing! xoxox
Here are my favorite places to relax, feel at home, and nosh away at Jewish or Jewish Style Food...
Pumpernicks is a deli and restaurant where I feel like I am in my living room. The staff are very friendly and treat you like family no matter if you are a regular or a first-timer. My favorite food items to get are matzah bowl soup, chicken noodle soup, pastrami sandwich, and latkes. I could eat here at least once a week, and every time my troubles are washed, or should I say, eaten away.
Honey's Sit and Eat
Voted "best brunch in the city", Honey's is the place to go in Philadelphia! They have unique eats, such as the vegetarian ruben above, challah french toast, fish tacos, and more. Their menu can be summed up, in my opinion, as Southern Jewish style comfort food. I love Honey's, and the original location is in Northern Liberties, where people of all kinds meet for good home comfort food. Let me tell you, the wait to get in is worth it.
Zahav is for the Israeli food lovers. This place is expensive, but it takes you away on a trip to Israel. Chef Michael Solomonov, who was born in Israel brought his native flavors of his birth pace to Philadelphia. The hummus is out of this world, and their fried cauliflower is addictingly good! Located in old city, Zahav is in a beautiful location. Zahav also means gold, which represents the city of Jerusalem. The restaurant architecture and design also mimics the city walls of Jerusalem. If you have never been to Israel, and you want to, go to Zahav and enjoy a unique cultural experience.
What place will you be trying next? What do you recommend? Happy Sunday xoxo
Happy Chanukah, and happy holidays! Hope everyone had a festive time with family and friends. I have a Chanukah recipe to keep the festivities going! Have you ever wondered how to make the perfect latke? How to get that crispy, crunchy bite? Click the link below, and dance around while you make this recipe!
1 (5 lb) bag Idaho potatoes, scrubbed but unpeeled
2 large onions, cut into quarters
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup matzah meal
2 tsp. coarse salt
freshly ground black pepper to taste
chopped fresh parsley (optional)
oil (for frying, so use your favorite)
apple sauce and/or sour cream for topping and dipping
1. Invite your family and friends over
2. Pour some oil into as many frying pans as you can and heat on medium
3. Shred the onions with a course grater and place them into an enormous bowl
4. Cut the potatoes so they fit inside a food processor then shred away
5. Add the potatoes and onions into a colander or a dish towel to squeeze as much moisture as you can out of them
6. Mix eggs, matzoh meal and salt and pepper in the enormous bowl and then add the potatoes and onions to mix.
7. Let the mixture sit for about ten minuets
8. Begin dropping 1/4 cup deposits of the mixture into the frying pans
9. Once golden brown on one side, flip em'
20. Set the finished latkes on paper towels to drain and serve with apple sauce and Sour cream!
21. Happy tummies and happy guests!
*Recipe source: The Valley Temple Cookbook, Cincinnati Ohio
Some family photos to ooo and awww over:
Go on, bring some Chanukah flavor into your life! What is your favorite holiday food? Happy Sunday! xoxo
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Today's post is about the food I had on Thanksgiving. We (my family) drove eight hours to my aunt and uncle's house in Cincinnati. We see this side of the family only a few times a year and Thanksgiving is the highlight! My cousin Stephen is a chef and he lets me help him cook, so we are never disappointed with the food and we always have a great time crackin' jokes and having quality family time! Here is what I have been up to...
Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! What did you get up to? Happy Sunday! xoxo