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Hey all! How are you? How was your holiday? Did you eat carbs and cheese and sugar with abandonment like I did? Are you now suffering through the withdrawal of aforementioned carbs and cheese and sugar like I am? I have officially gone back to work after a wonderful 3 months of maternity leave (read about this experience in a recent essay I wrote for the Huffington Post HERE) and now begins yet another transition — figuring out how to work full-time and take care of kids/household full-time. Fun times! This results in a lot of sleeping and down time. I’m finding myself with SO MUCH time on my hands. It’s amazing.

Ha!

Just kidding.  It’s currently day four of being back at work as a high school counselor after three months of maternity leave and I am FEELING it. And by “it”, I mean just how much time there ‘isn’t’ in the day. Time and sleep (and coffee) are the hottest commodities in my world right now. I get home at around 4pm every day so the husband and I get roughly 3.5 hours to spend time with the kids, cook dinner, clean dinner and the apartment, bathe kids, read to kids and then put them to bed. The oldest goes to bed at 8pm (on a good day) so this leaves us about 22 minutes of ‘free time’ before I pass out on whatever flat surface is closest. One of the best parts of maternity leave was having time in the day to cook dinner and enjoy it with the family. Now?  Not so much. That said, I do have a few tricks up my sleeve for the dinner time rush. One of which is what we’ve loving dubbed “Mediterranean Night”. This includes sides of hard-boiled eggs, an Israeli salad of cucumbers and tomatoes, some herby basmati rice, humus, tahini and the star? Veggie burekas. The BEST part of burekas, aside being doughy little pockets of heaven, is that I use them as a way to clean my fridge of the veggies and/or herbs that are nearing the end of their freshness. I’ve included my favorite veggie/cheese combination for this recipe but truly, the choice is yours! Simply chop, saute (if you so choose), pair with your favorite cheese (or don’t but why wouldn’t you?), fold them into some puffed pastry dough and within 15 minutes, you’ve got dinner.

Get the FULL recipe over on The Nosher

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Friends! It’s us, the 4 Bloggers who dish, otherwise known as Amy from What Jew Wanna Eat, Liz from Kosher Like Me, Whitney from Jewhungry and Sarah from The Patchke Princess. If you follow any of our blogs, you know that about one and a half years ago, we co-authored a Passover Recipe entitled, “4 Bloggers Dish: Passover; Modern Twists on Traditional Flavors“. We had a ball writing that book and have shared a special connection ever since. We share in our success, both food and non-food related. It’s pretty awesome.

So, to celebrate this holiday season, our second as 4 Bloggers who do, in fact, dish, we decided to get 8 of our favorite latke recipes together to share with you. Check them out below and, if you’re interested, you can also check out our book by clicking on the title listed in the paragraph above. Chappy Chanukah!

 

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Cheesy Breakfast Latkes from Kosher Like Me

 

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 Ramen Latkes from Jewhungry

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 Rainbow Latkes from What Jew Wanna Eat

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Cheese Latkes with Fruity Toppings (Latke Bar!) from The Patchke Princess 

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 Latke Gratin (contributed by Melissa Roberts) – Kosher Like Me

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 Carrot “cake” Latkes with Whipped Cream Cheese Topping by Jewhungry

 

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Kimchi Quesadilla Latkes by What Jew Wanna Eat 

 

 

World’s Best Classic Potato Latkes by The Patchke Princess

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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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