So you became a Baal Teshuvah huh? Or perhaps you have just upped your kashrus standards? Maybe you are just going on vacation and want some ‘home cooked food’? Either way this blog is for you!
Keeping kosher is a big deal, but when you are surrounded by others who keep kosher too, its less challenging. The hard part is when you leave the comforts of your kosher kitchen. Some people decide they are totally okay with living off canned tuna for the duration of their travels. Well, that’s just not me, and if you have read this far, I’m betting its not you either. This book is designed to help you beat the odds, and make a kiddish Hashem by keeping kosher, and eating well, wherever you may go.
Its called the “Baal Teshuva’s Cookbook” because we are most often the ones trying to keep kosher, even when our loved ones around us are not. It can seem overwhelming to keep your high kosher standards when those around you are enjoying their BLTs (and not the Bagles, Lox, Teffillin kind). Torah teaches that we must be careful with what we put in our mouths, but we must also be careful with what comes out of our mouths too. Going home, especially after making big changes in religious observance can be a nerve-racking situation. My hope is that through the tips, stories, and of course recipes you will go home that much more prepared and relaxed.
At first glance, this blog may look just like every other food blog. Its broken in to sections: breakfast, snacks, salads, soups & sides, main courses, and desserts. But take another look and you will notice tags on each recipe letting you know what equipment you need to make that dish. Some recipes only need a croc pot, others only need a stove top, others can be made double wrapped in aluminum foil in a less than kosher oven, and some need no heat source at all.
There are also lots of ‘tips & tricks’ to help you make a top notch meal, without all the comforts of your kosher kitchen, while maintaining the highest of kosher standards. So enjoy & bon appetite!