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Hey there. Long time, no see. In case you forgot, my name is Whitney and I blog about kosher food, parenting, and life as a school counselor in Los Angeles. I’d be writing this blog for a little over 2 years when I decided to call it quits this past summer.

The decision to call it quits was a hard one but then, all of a sudden, it wasn’t. I was with my oldest kiddo, Siona, at the beach when the decision hit me. It was a Sunday. It was gorgeous outside and we had decided to haul ourselves to Venice beach for our morning activity. I was roughly 7 months pregnant at the time and tired but feeling good. Siona was playing in the sand and I was messing around on Instagram when I realized, after scrolling through picture after picture of glorious new posts from my fellow food bloggers, that I hadn’t posted anything to the blog in weeks and I was fine with it. Actually, I was more than fine. I was relieved. Finding the time to cook something, take the pictures, edit said pictures, and then write a post was just not happening anymore. My husband was in Miami all last year (He’s back! Hallelujah!) and working full-time while caring for our toddler was just a weeeeeee bit of a time suckage. I had managed to squeeze out a few posts last year but it just got too much. So, cut to that sunny day and my decision was made. I thought I would feel like I was missing something when I gave it up. I kept waiting for that feeling of foodie “FOMO” (Fear Of Missing Out) to come up during the ensuing weeks and it just didn’t. Instead, my focus has been on becoming an expert in my job as a Director of Counseling, of caring for my kids (Oh! I had another baby!) and of spending time with my husband. But, to be honest, another reason I stopped with the blogging was because I needed a break from the blogging world.

I’ve been reading blogs for the last 5 years. The majority of the blogs I read are/were food blogs with the occasional dip into the parent blogging world. However, over the last 2 years, my focus shifted from mostly food blogs to parenting blogs. I wanted to connect with other parents who blogged, especially moms, and I liked reading stories that I felt related to my own experiences. However, during the last year I started noticing a shift in how bloggers were writing and being celebrated as parenting experts. We live in a world where society has given expertise-status to some of these bloggers. Well-intentioned friends and friends of friends have posted pieces by bloggers, bloggers who have absolutely no background in mental health or childhood development, and have shared these pieces on their Facebook profiles as gospel on child-rearing. Their advice is not housed in data or evidence-based and yet, they’re getting book deals and being celebrated as experts in a field that isn’t really theirs. That isn’t to say that they aren’t experts in raising their own children, but that certainly doesn’t mean they should be giving seminars on adolescent development. As someone who does have a background in mental health and childhood development, this was driving me crazy and I needed a break. I also needed to be honest with my own participation in this phenomenon and take a step back from my own contributing behaviors so I wouldn’t be a big a** hypocrite. And so, with that time to reflect, I decided I should take several steps back and reevaluate whether or not this is something I want to pursue.

{Gets off soap box}

And so, I’ve taken a break and it’s been a good one. This isn’t the relaunching of Jewhungry. I still really don’t feel like going through all the hard work it takes to run a food blog. I have no desire to make it my full-time job when I have a full-time job I really love and a full-time family that I really love even more. Instead, I hope to be posting here and there on The Nosher, as long as the lovely Shannon will allow me. But for the time being, I will drop this ramen recipe on ya so head on over to The Nosher to get it cause it’s a good one.

OK, gots to go. Billy on the Street is on.


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Lately, on the Jewhungry Instagram page (@jewhungry)


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and now, back to ramen latkes . . .



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Friends! Hi! How are you? I’m doing well. Just in the midst of finishing up a school year, planning for summer school health class, growing a baby and, of course, EATING! I’m also making new friends. One said new friend is Ari over at ModernTribe. Y’all know about ModernTribe, right? ModernTribe loves bringing meaningful Judaica and Jewish gifts that fit your personal style, help you express your Jewishness your way, and proudly share traditions with friends and loved ones.

I was contacted by Ari to host a giveaway for ModernTribe and was happy to find out that ModernTribe and I have so much in common. Not only are we both from Atlanta but we love being Jewish and especially embrace our kitschy Jewishness with all of our hearts. And so, in celebration of our shared embrace of Jewish kitsch and in prep for Father’s Day, ModernTribe and I wanted to host a giveaway.

Up for grabs? Jews Glasses: A set of four glasses, each featuring a different category of famous Jews: writers, artists, entertainers, and thinkers. Now every “meh” meal with the mishpocheh (family) can be a meeting of the minds (see below for how to enter)!


Jewish Thinkers: Moses Maimonides, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Karl Marx, Hannah Arendt, Baruch Spinoza

Jewish Artists: Lee Krasner, Amedo Modigliani, Marc Chagall, Man Ray, Camille Pissarro

Jewish Writers: Isaac Bashevis Singer, Susan Sontag, Franz Kafka, Allen Ginsberg, Gertrude Stein

Jewish Entertainers: Benny Goodman, Leonard Bernstein, Fanny Brice, Al Jolson, Harry Houdini

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How to enter: Click the following Rafflecopter link: a Rafflecopter giveaway.  There are multiple ways to enter and you can even enter daily.

Good luck!

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Team, I’m teaching health this summer at our school’s summer school. I don’t even know what to do with this new venture. Let’s review my qualifications for a second. OK, I am, actually, the Department Chair for our Health team (which, consists of one devoted and beloved teacher). And sure, I studied early childhood development in social work school. And, yes, ok, I know a few things about mental health being as that I’m the Director of our School Counseling Department. But just because I know some things doesn’t mean I know how to TEACH some things. I can facilitate a workshop on issues of diversity or issues of social emotional health in adolescents like it’s nobody’s business but teaching a State-certified Health curriculum to 13 and 14 year-olds for 4 hours a day is 100% another story. Also, I’d really like to point out that my Head of School (and mentor) will have his son in the class (and so will a few other of my colleagues) so I’m horrified excited to teach them things like, chlamydia, what the scrotum is and the cycle of ovulation. Try not to be jealous.

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BFFS share ice cream

BFFS share ice cream


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. . . or do they?

So I’m a little late on the whole Shavuot-and-cheesecake-thing but who says a quick and easy recipe for cheesecake ice cream can ONLY be posted prior to Shavuot. This is the type of user-friendly recipe that can be, and should be, enjoyed ALL THE TIME. I decided to mix-in candied lemon peel because I’m on a lemon kick these days but you can mix-in anything your little heart desires. Consider the ice cream base your blank canvas. Create!

A few things to note: The ice cream is very creamy due to the inclusion of whipped cream, which I made at home but you could easily substitute with store-bought whipped cream. I liken the texture to gelato than what is traditionally thought of as ‘ice cream’. It’s also not ragingly sweet, which I truly like because it lends itself to the sweetness of whatever mix-in you choose. I have a feeling I’ll be making this A LOT this summer. Enjoy!

P.S. Hi, Julee!

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Lemon Cheesecake Ice Cream w/Candied Lemon Peel (no machine needed!)


  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed coconut milk*
  • 1 (8 ounce) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 teaspoons imitation vanilla extract
  • Juice of 3 lemons
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 5 organic lemons, (look for lemons with thick skins)
  • 3 cups sugar, divided
  • *Regular sweetened condensed milk works too


  1. FOR CANDIED LEMON PEEL: Cut the top and bottom off each lemon. Using a vegetable peeler, peel off pieces of the skin, cutting from top to bottom.
  2. Slice peels into 1/4-inch strips or leave in natural shaped pieces.
  3. Place peels in a sauce pan and cover with water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 1 minute. Drain and repeat two more times.
  4. Mix 2 cups sugar in with 1 cups cold water. Bring to a boil. Add lemon peels and turn heat down to a simmer.
  5. Simmer lemon peels for 1 hour over low heat. Remove from liquid.
  6. Spread remaining sugar evenly on a baking sheet. Roll lemon peels in sugar and place on cooling racks to dry, about 3 to 5 hours.
  7. FOR ICE CREAM: In a large bowl, beat the heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Place in the fridge.
  8. In another bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Slowly add in the sweetened condensed coconut milk, and beat until smooth and creamy. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  9. Gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture.
  10. Stir the hardened candied lemon peels and the lemon juice into the ice cream mixture.
  11. Place the ice cream mixture into a tightly resealable container, top with lemon zest and put it in the freezer overnight.

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