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How To Be The Hostess with the Mostest

How To Be The Hostess with the Mostest

    Hosting is common in Israel, whether it be young couples, seminary girls, or bochurim, most newcomers are thrown into hosting as soon as they arrive. How is a girl supposed to know the ins and outs of hosting? Here are some ideas to keep in mind next...

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How to get the most out of your leftovers

How to get the most out of your leftovers

    Everyone remembers “leftovers night” growing up and I feel like as we get older we fall into one of two groups, you love them, or you hate them. The thing about leftovers is that they usually don’t fulfill our dream of a fresh, warm dinner that everyone...

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Buying chicken and meat in Israel

Buying chicken and meat in Israel

  For the Live Your BIL meat guide download, click here!   Coming from America, the shopping experience can be a bit confusing when it comes to food- namely chicken and meat. There are so many choices of styles, stores, and hold up... what do those words...

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Chanukah

Chanukah

When it comes to Chanukah in Israel, you can practically feel it in the air. With lit-up Menorah’s everywhere you look and the buses advertising Chag Sameach, it’s nearly impossible to ignore the holiday spirit. You can be sure you’ll be out at a Chanukah party almost...

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Cooking with Israeli Products

Cooking with Israeli Products

We can all admit that there are certain American products that we miss here in Israel. Whether it’s American cheese, Trader Joe’s spices, or just that amazing mascara, everyone’s got items they try to bring in whenever they can. But if you’ve tried to get a package...

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Baking In Israel

Baking In Israel

Baking in Israel! A daunting task before you try it, but you’ll learn quickly! Want to make your famous peanut butter cookies? Looking forward to using Saftas heavenly Babka recipe? You may be a pro baker, but there a few things about baking Israel that may be...

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Guide to Supermarket Shopping in Israel

Guide to Supermarket Shopping in Israel

    When you first arrive in Israel, the supermarket scene can be one of the most intimidating scenes of all. From understanding foreign aisle labels to translating package ingredients word for word, to dealing with staff that was far from the level of...

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Meal Prep

Meal Prep

Do you ever find yourself too busy to eat? Running around with errands or work and you don’t have time to cook? Meal prepping is a fun and healthy way to be proactive in your life! Meal prepping is when you cook and prepare food in advance; each night for the next...

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Menu Planning

Menu Planning

Cooking in a foreign country can be challenging and stressful. Especially when you're not sure if you can get certain ingredients or where to buy them. We have put together two months' worth of dinner ideas to help you live your Best Israel Life. All of these recipes...

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Rosh Hashana Recipes

Rosh Hashana Recipes

  Rosh Hashana is fast approaching which means pomegranate season is around the corner! Luckily for us in Israel, this country is very holiday-oriented and symbolic. Whether you shop for your pomegranates in newly added bins at your local makolet, or from the...

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National Foods

National Foods

The road to understanding a culture is through the stomach. Each culture has its own foods that perfectly embody the people, and Israel is no different. Israelis have a fierce pride in their dishes. Whether you are a tourist wanting to understand the country or an...

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The American’s Guide to Meat Cuts in Israel

The American’s Guide to Meat Cuts in Israel

  For the Live Your BIL meat guide download, click here! Everyone likes a good piece of meat. That becomes a challenge for some newcomers to Israel looking to buy that familiar piece of meat they know from their homes. The meat here is actually butchered...

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