Quick ideas to make your home ready for Rosh Hashanah (and top tips for being a sustainable eco-Jew) – with Liz Rueven of Kosher Like Me



In this episode...

In today’s episode, recorded right before Rosh Hashanah 5782, Karen sits down with Liz Rueven, the food blogger and “eco Jew” behind Kosher Like Me for a chat about how to plan a sustainable Rosh Hashanah – and how to keep those green habits going all year long. Touching on everything from favorite Rosh Hashanah recipes to doable ways to green your life in the coming year to why there are no “shoulds” when it comes to observing the Jewish New Year, Liz proves that sustainability can be easy, joyful, and, above all, Jewish!

You’ll find out:

  • Which foods are symbolic for Rosh Hashanah, and how to incorporate them into your meals
  • Which easy Rosh Hashanah recipes Liz is loving for this year, when the holiday falls early
  • Sustainable ways to decorate your home for Rosh Hashanah
  • Ways to prep for Rosh Hashanah in advance, both spiritually and in the kitchen
  • How to be an eco Jew
  • How Liz’s Jewish identity informs her commitment to sustainability
  • All about setting eco intentions in the kitchen for 5782
  • How we can have a greener/more sustainable Rosh Hashanah – and why we should
  • How to combine your farmer’s market finds with classic family favorites to create the ultimate Rosh Hashanah menu
  • The importance of eating seasonally and locally
  • Why gefilte fish is the Marmite of Jewish food
  • All about Liz’s daughter’s upcoming eco-friendly Jewish wedding (she’s a member of our Brides Club!).


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Episode Guests...

Liz Rueven

Liz Rueven is the founder of Kosher Like Me, where Jewish tradition meets the fresh flavors of local, seasonal produce. When she's not caressing fruits and veggies at her local farmers’ market you’ll likely find her chatting with like-minded eaters, probing the scene in NYC or seeking inspiration in her spice cabinet. Life outside of her blog is all about her family, tasty travel adventures and power walks deep in the Connecticut woods or along the shore.

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