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New Health Foods for Shavuot

Hi there,

A few new health foods have recently been launched for the upcoming Shavuot holiday, which I am happy to share with you along with some recipes. All are kosher, some are for vegans, some are gluten free.

The list of foods described in this article includes:

  • "Rosemary Fish" and "Pizza Mixture" - New Spices by "Neve HaTavlin"

  • Flax Rolls by "Bikkurim Food and Pastry"

  • Pickles, Pickled Vegetables and Organic Salads by Tvuot

  • 100% Buckwheat Flour by Greeny Israel

"Rosemary Fish" and "Pizza Mixture" - New Spices by "Neve HaTavlin"

The "Neve Hatavlin" company, that specializes in the manufacture and marketing of spices and special seasoning mixtures, has two new seasoning mixutres especially for the Shavuot holiday delicacies. The spice mixtures are Sodium Glutamate, food coloring and preservative free.

• "Rosemary Fish" - a blend that includes sweet paprika, salt, cumin, turmeric, garlic, rosemary and canola oil and is suitable for whole fish, fish steak or fillet, for cooking in the oven, pan, multi-chef, grilled or on the barbeque. • "Pizza Mixture" - a blend that includes hyssop, oregano, sugar, turmeric, salt, sweet paprika, garlic powder, cumin, coriander and basil and is suitable for seasoning of tomato sauce for pizza, toast, pies and more. You can also sprinkle it directly over the cheese or sauce.

KOSHER CERTIFICATE: under the supervision of Badatz Beit Yosef.

PRICE: 10 NIS for a weight of 100 grams.

"Rosemary Fish" and "Pizza Mixture" - New Spices by "Neve HaTavlin"

Recipes were provided for each, courtesy of Neve HaTavlin as follows:

Fish Fillet with the "Rosemary Fish" Spice

Ingredients 6 pieces of fish fillet weighing 100 grams each or 3 weighing 200 grams each 6 tablespoons lemon juice 3-4 tablespoons olive oil 1.5 - 2 tablespoons mixture of "Rosemary Fish" spice

Preparation • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees in a normal program (top line and underline) • Brush the fish pieces with lemon juice (no need to soak) • Mix the olive oil and a "Rosemary Fish" spice in a bowl. • Place a layer of aluminum foil and a layer of baking paper on top in the over tray. Place the fish pieces in the tray with the skin down. Brush the fillets with the seasoning mixture. • Grill** for 10-13 minutes (depending on the thickness of the slice)

** Alternatively, yYou can roast the fillets in a suitable skillet (eg, multi-chef), about 3 minutes on each side (depending on the thickness of the slice)

Homemade Pizza Sauce

Ingredients (medium size pizza) 1 can of crushed tomatoes 1 tablespoon tomato concentrate 1 medium onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves 4 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons red wine, half dry 1 tablespoon seasoning "Pizza Mixture"

Preparation • Fry the onion in oil. After about a minute and a half add the garlic. After another minute add all other ingredients - except the cheese. • Cook on medium heat for about 25 minutes.

The sauce can be used for pizza dough, toast, pie, lasagna, pasta and more.

Alternatively, you can sprinkle the "Pizza Mixture" seasoning directly over the cheese or sauce of other dishes and heat for a few more minutes in the oven. Flax Rolls by "Bikkurim Food and Pastry"

The boutique bakery "Bikurim Food and Pastry" produces a variety of special breads, challahs, rolls, cakes and whole grain pastries, from high quality ingredients. The production system is approved by the Ministry of Health and meets the strictest ISO 9001, ISO 22000 and HACCP standards.

Just in time for Shavuot, the company is launching a "Fresh Flax Rolls" packaging that preserves their freshness for a long time.

The rolls are made from golden flax seeds that are ground in the bakery itself, just before baking, in order to preserve their nutritional values. In addition, the baking process combines a unique technology, which enables the preparation of tasty nutritional rolls. Immediately after baking, the rolls are packed in a special sealed package that keeps them fresh for a long time. The company has so far marketed only frozen flax rolls. The new packaging keeps the flax rolls fresh.

The rolls are rich in omega-3, protein and fiber, and contain an extremely low amount of carbohydrates (about 2 grams in a 50-gram roll). They also do not contain sugar or artificial sweeteners. The high content of protein and omega-3 makes the rolls an excellent choice for athletes and vegans. Their low carbohydrate content gives them an advantage for those who are interested in a low-carb diet, including diabetics. The high content of dietary fiber, which provides a sense of satiety helps maintain normal weight.

The special packaging, which preserves the freshness, makes it possible to take the rolls with comfort everywhere.

After opening the package, it is recommended to keep the remaining rolls in the refrigerator or freezer. For those who like a crispy texture, it is recommended to toast the bun.

KOSHER CERTIFICATE: under the supervision of Badatz HaEidah HaCharedit.

PRICE: 18 - 22 NIS for a package of 250 grams, each with 5 rolls.

Flax Rolls by "Bikkurim Food and Pastry"

Pickles, Pickled Vegetables and Organic Salads by "Tvuot"

The Tvuot company, that specializes in organic and natural food products, has launched a series of pickles, pickled vegetables and salads, all of which are organic. The products are great for every meal, and with the arrival of spring and summer are very suitable for entertaining, picnics, BBQs and just as snacks.

The new series includes: • Organic cucumbers in salt - pickled cucumbers in salt, which underwent a short process of natural lactic fermentation, seasoning with dill, garlic and salt water. • Organic cucumbers in vinegar - organic cucumbers in vinegar, dill, salt, sugar, English pepper and bay leaves. Organic beet cubes - beet cubes in sugar, salt and vinegar. • Organic ground beets - ground beets in sugar, vinegar, salt, bay leaves and English pepper. • Organic cabbage - white cabbage pickled in salt. KOSHER CERTIFICATE: under the supervision of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel.

PRICES: Cucumbers in vinegar and salt: 17.90 NIS (for a total weight of 680-670 g). Beets cubes, ground beets and sauerkraut: 13.90 NIS (for a total weight of 700-680 g).

Pickles, Pickled Vegetables and Organic Salads by "Tvuot"

100% Buckwheat Flour by "Greeny Israel"

The organic health food brand GREENY has launched a new product: 100% buckwheat flour, gluten free - since buckwheat is not a grain.

The flour, made by the Austrian company Alpha GH and is distributed by Greeny Israel, is produced by grinding roasted buckwheat seeds. The flour contains 100% natural buckwheat, with no food coloring or flavorings.

Buckwheat is an annual herbaceous plant originating in East Asia whose seeds have been used nourishment for 8,000 years.

Buckwheat flour contains protein (9.8 grams per 100 grams), carbohydrates (71 grams per 100 grams), dietary fiber (3.7 grams per 100 grams) and various vitamins.

Around the world, the use of buckwheat flour is known. In Japan, for example, Soba noodles are prepared from it. In France, the flour is called "Bella Noir" (black flour) and dark crepes are prepared from the. In Ireland, a dark bread is baked from it and in Russia it is used for making Bellini and porridge.

The flour has a deep brown color and nutty flavor. If you prefer a more neutral taste of flour, you should mix it with other flours. The flour is very good in combination with chocolate and fruit and is suitable for making crepes, muffins, pancakes, pies, crackers and breads.

KOSHER CERTIFICATE: under the supervision of the Kashrut Committee of Ukraine and with the approval of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel.

PRICE: 10 NIS for a package weighing 500 grams The flour is offered on sale at 1 + 1 until the end of June 2019.

100% Buckwheat Flour by "Greeny Israel"

Vegetable Pie in a Pan, with Buckwheat Flour, courtesy of Lital Maya Danon, a nutrition workshop instructor

Ingredients: 1 medium potato, grated and squeezed 1 medium zucchini, grated and squeezed 1 large onion, grated and squeezed 1 large cup with chopped herbs (coriander, parsley, dill) 2 tablespoons buckwheat flour 3 - 4 eggs 1 tablespoon flat salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 tablespoon tahini 1 cup grated cheese of your choice (Bulgarian, goat, mozzarella, Tomme) 2 tablespoons refined walnuts oil

Preparation: Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Heat the pan and when hot, add the oil and then the contents of the bowl. Fry for 5-7 minutes on medium heat, with a covered pan. Check periodically. When one side is golden-brown, place a large plate on the pan and turn the skillet over. Return the pan to the fire and slide the pie into the frying pan and fry the other side that has not yet been fried. Continue to fry for 3 more minutes.

It is recommended to serve with tomato salsa, seasoned with salt and a teaspoon of cold pressed walnut oil.

Photograph credit: Lital Maya Danon

Happy Shavuot! Talma

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