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Mina Moroccan Tomato Sauce - The Flavors of Morocco in a Jar

Yes, there really is a Mina behind this shakshuka sauce. Mina is from Morocco, and has journeyed the world with her family’s recipes, which were passed down through generations. As a young girl, Mina managed the cooking for ten younger siblings, making her mother's treasured recipes her own. Mina’s cooking talent set her on a journey from Morocco to Paris to New York where for years she served her specialties to private clients . Now, the Mina brand is enjoyed globally. 
Mina’s recipe uses only all natural ingredients…“tomatoes, roasted peppers, onions, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, cilantro, parsley, and a secret blend of 6 Moroccan spices. Simple, savory, and sizzling with flavor,” Our first taste of Mina’s special sauces was this OU certified shakshuka sauce. What a fabulous dish resulted.

Try our recipe for Fabulous Fish Shakshuka
Mina’ is a division of Casablanca Foods. For more information, or to order visit:




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La Tourangelle has been known over the years to offer exceptional oils. With origins in the Loire Valley of France, La Tourangelle is one of these few remaining oil mills keeping this heritage alive in Saumur, France,  and since 2002, in Woodland, California. It is a family-owned company.

Over the years, KosherEye has used La Tourangelle stir-fry oil, wok oil, toasted sesame oil and roasted walnut oil. We enjoy the  extra layer of flavor that the infused oils add to our dishes, and the confidence that the oil complements the food.

Now we are fans of one of their newest products AvoCoco oil. We have been working with it for the past two months, and agree with the buzz --. It is an ideal butter substitute for sautéing, frying, searing and baking. We also like it mixed into salad dressings.

AvoCoco is a healthy parve substitute for butter, due to its high level of unsaturated fats. It is a mix of organic coconut oil, avocado oil and organic sunflower oil. For frying (Yes, we do a lot of that in the south) we find that it has a neutral flavor coupled with a high smoke point. Perfect!
La Tourangelle AvoCoco is kosher certified by the Star-K. Visit the La Tourangelle website for recipes and oil info.

For more information about La Tourangelle Star-K kosher certified oils: Click Here

AvoCoco Vinaigrette

½ cup orange juice concentrate or ¾ cup orange juice
1/2 cup AvoCoco oil
1 Tablespoon honey or brown sugar
½ teaspoon sea salt
1 can mandarin oranges, drained

Combine all ingredients and then add oranges.
Use over green salads, spinach beets
Garnish salad with candied nuts, or roasted walnuts or pecans, chopped apples or feta cheese

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We learned about Buzz + Bloom at the Fancy Food Show. We were initially attracted to this OU kosher certified brand because of their beautiful honey jars, designed to depict “the global, honey-making relationship between the honeybee and the flower”. Whether it is a lychee fruit tree or fresh citrus groves, the company offers a diverse line of honeys, sourced all over the world. The brand has no artificial ingredients, flavors or preservatives, and is gluten-free, fat-free and nut-free.

From the company “Some honeys are overheated, over filtered and over processed, stripping the honey of its natural pollens and nutrients. Buzz + Bloom believes that honey should have natural pollen in it, highlighting the floral essence of the area where the honey originates. That’s why Buzz + Bloom only gently strains its honey, ensuring that it retains its natural pollen and unique taste profile. The honeys are packaged at a lower temperature to help maintain the beneficial enzymes and antioxidants.”

Buzz + Bloom honeys are easily recognizable by their bright blue caps.
The Jewish “honey” season is here –so enjoy dipping, spreading, cooking or spooning this superfood. For more information, click:

3 Honey Tips
Honey does not spoil. If you see crystals form in any honey jar, simply put the honey in the microwave for a few seconds.
Oil a spoon or measuring cup before filling with hone. It will release easily!
If honey has crystallized, put it in the microwave to heat for a few seconds.

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We attend trade shows throughout the year to find the newest in food, wine, housewares and entertaining accessories for feature. As some of you know that before there was a KosherEye, we founded and operated a large party store in Atlanta. So, we consider ourselves tabletop mavens and are always looking for beautiful dinner and servingware.

When Sophistiplate sent us some tableware to try, we knew that this new line was an answer to our search. The patterns are beautiful, stylish, elegant, and DISPOSABLE! We simply love this brand which is headquartered and shipped from Laguna Beach, California. 

A father and son team, Gary and Daniel Seehoff, conceived of Sophistiplate while traveling in Europe. They are both housewares industry veterans, with a passion for innovation and design. Daniel also holds a degree in hospitality and is a professionally trained chef. From Daniel, ”Our goal at Sophistiplate is to elevate disposable tableware to new heights, offering gorgeous items that you can mix and match easily to curate a stunning coordinated table setting”. The tableware had to be convenient, but with the WOW factor. It is!

At this time of year, Jewish homes tend to have more guests than we have dinnerware placesettings, so Sophistiplate is the perfect stand-in for the real thing. Additionally, since many of us do not use our dishwasher on Shabbos or Yom Tov, disposables help with the messy factor we face after each meal. And, yes as we know, there are lots of meals and lots of mess!

We will be setting our table from time to time with the beautiful Sophistiplate tableware, and photographing it to share with our readers.
Visit to see the wide range of tableware, or to order, click: Sophistiplate

  •  Products are designed and manufactured in Italy just outside of Rome
  •  Plates are made from recycled paper and have a special food safe coating
  •  Tableware can be selected from curated sets or from individual pieces
  •  Available pieces are chargers, dinner plates, salad/dessert plates, napkins and flatware

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Orange Guard -- Bye, Bye Bugs!
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Orange Guard is a must for every home. We don’t like bugs. and are wary of the dangerous insecticides which eliminate them. We are always searching for a safe organic method of preventing and eliminating any insect invaders. Enter Orange Guard. It is family friendly, safe for humans and pets, even around food. Its main active ingredient is Limonene, a chemical found in the peels of citrus fruits and other plants. Orange Guard is 100% made from edible plant extracts and water, making it a viable solution to use in your kitchen and around your children and pets.
It is even said to have many uses, including medicinal properties, and has a lovely citrus scent.

Not only does it keep insects out, but it also cleans. We use it on the inside and outside of window sills, in kitchen crevices, door thresholds and just about anywhere that we have ever seen or could see an insect. Simply spray in cracks and crevices around your home to prevent an insect invasion.
Can you tell? We do our utmost to banish bugs from our home!

Orange Guard is available in 32 ounce spray bottles and refill containers.
For more information, visit
To purchase Orange Guard, click here: Orange Guard Home Pest Control



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