Keeping It Kosher

Where OU, triangle K, star K, and mehadrin go to have a good time.

thebooker:

thirteentales said: What is it that makes austraila better for you?

I go to a great university, one of the best in Australia. Our house is bigger. My mum gets a better wage for her job, my dad’s business is going great. There’s so much to do without having to travel too far. And so on.

I liked it in England but things are great here. There’s negatives too but I feel uncomfortable going into it too much here. If anyone else has moved countries, they’ll know how complicated it can be!

So awesome

thebooker:

As promised, here is my feels-themed giveaway! The books/series above all have one thing in common - they made me feel something. That doesn’t necessarily mean I cried but they definitely inspired some kind of emotional response in my robot-like self. They’re also some of my favourite books. Hopefully there’s a decent enough selection for you to choose from.

5 people will be sent a book of their choice from the selection above if they’re randomly selected as winners.

Please read the following:

  • To enter, like and/or reblog this post
  • You may reblog the post as many times as you like but don’t annoy your followers too much with it
  • I would prefer if you were following me, since this giveaway is a ‘thank you’ to my followers
  • This giveaway is international, as I am purchasing books via Book Depository and they have free delivery for the majority of the world. Double check that your country is included here
  • Your inbox MUST be open. I won’t be contacting anyone via fan mail
  • Winners may also choose a sequel to the books pictured above if it’s part of a series
  • Winners may choose which edition of the book they want, so long as it is paperback and under $15 (AU). The only exception is The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, which is over $20 and hardback. I’ll only be buying this for one person (if they want it) so I have enough for the other books, sorry! I just love it so much and want to be able to share it with at least one person, even if it’s expensive
  • One of the books, Alexander Altmann A01567 is only available as a prize for Australians, as it is unavailable on Book Depository. If Aussies would like this book, I will order it for you from Bookworld
  • If you’re not sure which book you’d like, I’d be happy to tell you more about them and help you pick one that suits your tastes
  • No giveaway blogs
  • If you’re uncomfortable giving me your address, don’t be. I won’t be saving it or giving it out elsewhere or anything
  • The giveaway ends August 1st 12PM AEST
  • Winners will be selected using a random number generator and have 48 hours to get back to me. I’m quite lenient on that but I would prefer if people replied ASAP so I can be organised
  • If you have any other questions, feel free to ask me

Good luck and happy reading, word shakers!

thebooker:

As promised, here is my feels-themed giveaway! The books/series above all have one thing in common - they made me feel something. That doesn’t necessarily mean I cried but they definitely inspired some kind of emotional response in my robot-like self. They’re also some of my favourite books. Hopefully there’s a decent enough selection for you to choose from.

5 people will be sent a book of their choice from the selection above if they’re randomly selected as winners.

Please read the following:

  • To enter, like and/or reblog this post
  • You may reblog the post as many times as you like but don’t annoy your followers too much with it
  • I would prefer if you were following me, since this giveaway is a ‘thank you’ to my followers
  • This giveaway is international, as I am purchasing books via Book Depository and they have free delivery for the majority of the world. Double check that your country is included here
  • Your inbox MUST be open. I won’t be contacting anyone via fan mail
  • Winners may also choose a sequel to the books pictured above if it’s part of a series
  • Winners may choose which edition of the book they want, so long as it is paperback and under $15 (AU). The only exception is The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, which is over $20 and hardback. I’ll only be buying this for one person (if they want it) so I have enough for the other books, sorry! I just love it so much and want to be able to share it with at least one person, even if it’s expensive
  • One of the books, Alexander Altmann A01567 is only available as a prize for Australians, as it is unavailable on Book Depository. If Aussies would like this book, I will order it for you from Bookworld
  • If you’re not sure which book you’d like, I’d be happy to tell you more about them and help you pick one that suits your tastes
  • No giveaway blogs
  • If you’re uncomfortable giving me your address, don’t be. I won’t be saving it or giving it out elsewhere or anything
  • The giveaway ends August 1st 12PM AEST
  • Winners will be selected using a random number generator and have 48 hours to get back to me. I’m quite lenient on that but I would prefer if people replied ASAP so I can be organised
  • If you have any other questions, feel free to ask me

Good luck and happy reading, word shakers!

imgonnamakeachange:

imgonnamakeachange:

Alrighty, guys! After the success of the fundraiser/raffle that I did for my surgery, I’m finally able to pay it forward! The Color Me Rad 5k contacted me about wanting to sponsor a giveaway on my blog - so of course I had to say yes! They also let me choose a charity to raise money for, and I chose the Wright Way Rescue, which is the rescue that my boyfriend and I adopted our dog Fozzi from! This is going to be a pretty amazing fundraiser for a pretty amazing cause. I’m hoping to raise at least $5000, if not more! All the proceeds will go directly to the Wright Way Rescue, minus around $800-$1000 to purchase the prizes for the giveaway that the Color Me Rad 5k is not supplying. You can speak to two of my previous giveaway winners here and here, this is not fake or a scam! I always make good on my giveaways! 

Color Me Rad is a 5K that fires off in a blaze of color bombs, color cannons, color mortars, and multi-toned courses that guarantee your outlook will be brighter, your boyfriend will be more affectionate, your boss will finally remember your name, the hair on your head will grow back and the hair on your back will fall out, and your gray outlook will turn green like a spring morning.
Wright-Way Rescue is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Their mission is to reduce the number of homeless pets euthanized in the Midwest each year through an adoption program, community education, promotion of spaying and neutering, and a veterinary medicine program. They continue to save pets from rural animal control facilities where they are at a high risk of euthanasia, and instead offer them a second chance at a loving home in the Chicagoland area. Wright-Way places more dogs in adoptive homes than any other no-kill rescue in the State of Illinois on just 10% of the budget. Wright Way Rescue also suffered a tragedy last October when a school bus crashed into their facilities and destroyed their adoption center. You can read more about the incident here. They have been at a temporary facility ever since and need help rebuilding!
HERE ARE THE OFFICIAL RULES:
  • Must be following me, the Color Me Rad official tumblr, and my yoga blog
  • If you have instagram, follow me at natashaxjade (reblog with your insta username if you do)
  • ONE REBLOG ONLY.  Like do not count either. 
  • TO GET EXTRA ENTRIES, donate! Here is the donation page for the Wright Way Rescue. One dollar equals one extra entry. 
  • I will ship internationally - check the Color Me Rad website to see if there is a race near you! 
  • 6 winners will be chosen! One grand prize winner that will take everything, and 5 other winners who will get a free registration to the Color Me Rad 5k near them!
  • Winner will be chosen using random.org. 

HERE ARE THE PRIZES! 

  • 6 Registrations to the Color Me Rad 5k. One will go to the grand prize winner, and 5 will go to other winners picked at random!
  • Color Me Rad merch! A sweatshirt, t-shirt or tank top, shorts, headband, sunglasses, and color packets!
  • Workout clothes! I will be your personal shopper, head on over to Dick’s Sporting Goods and you tell me your size, favorite colors, favorite brand and I will buy you an outfit! Top, bottom, and sports bra. 
  • Workout equipment (not pictured): 5 lb hand weights, jump rope, yoga block, Nike spots/workout bag, Yurbud Headphones, water bottle from Victoria’s Secret, resistance bands, workout/lifting gloves. 
  • Portioned food containers for meal prep. 
  • 1 pair of Nike Free Runs in your size.
  • Fitbit Flex. 
  • $50 Victoria’s Secret gift card
  • $50 Dick’s Sporting Goods gift card
  • $50 Whole Foods gift card 
  • 4 shirts of your choice from lookhuman.com 
  • 1 Lululemon yoga mat
  • 2 boxes of Quest Bars in whatever flavor you prefer. 
  • Bootcamp plan made by yours truly. 
  • Shirt from the Wright Way Rescue
  • More to be added/freebies to be thrown in!

This ends September 30th! So you have three full months to enter and donate! Go go go! 

we’ve been stuck at $270 for a while. think of the puppies and kitties and donate just $5!

http://www.gofundme.com/azmpq0

health-gasm:

HEALTH-GASM’S B.O.T.M. CONTEST FOR AUGUST!!
BOTM WINNER PROMO’S TO 47,000+ DASHBOARDS EVERY DAY!
So I haven’t done this in a long time! If you don’t know what a BOTM is, it’s where one blog will be featured on my blog for one whole month and being promoted every day to my followers. The last time I did this, the winner gained 1,000 in one week and I didn’t have nearly as many followers as I do now. Read below to see how you can be picked…
Rules:
Reblog this post 
No unhealthy blogs of anykind, You will be automatically disqualified
Must be following me
Be a real health / fitness blog with a real journey that I can read about and that you post about. No blogs that are just weird drones will be chosen. 
Winner Receives:
Multiple promo’s every day (lots of new followers!)
Screenshot of their blog on my blog for the entire month of August
Any theme or blog help
A new friend and anything else he/she wants!
I will be picking the winner, BY RANDOM, on July 30th! (TIP: you can reblog this post as many times as you want, it will give you a higher chance of winning)
Any questions just ask!
Good luck!

health-gasm:

HEALTH-GASM’S B.O.T.M. CONTEST FOR AUGUST!!

BOTM WINNER PROMO’S TO 47,000+ DASHBOARDS EVERY DAY!

So I haven’t done this in a long time! If you don’t know what a BOTM is, it’s where one blog will be featured on my blog for one whole month and being promoted every day to my followers. The last time I did this, the winner gained 1,000 in one week and I didn’t have nearly as many followers as I do now. Read below to see how you can be picked…

Rules:

  1. Reblog this post 
  2. No unhealthy blogs of anykind, You will be automatically disqualified
  3. Must be following me
  4. Be a real health / fitness blog with a real journey that I can read about and that you post about. No blogs that are just weird drones will be chosen. 

Winner Receives:

  1. Multiple promo’s every day (lots of new followers!)
  2. Screenshot of their blog on my blog for the entire month of August
  3. Any theme or blog help
  4. A new friend and anything else he/she wants!

I will be picking the winner, BY RANDOM, on July 30th! (TIP: you can reblog this post as many times as you want, it will give you a higher chance of winning)

Any questions just ask!

Good luck!

thebooker:

As promised, here is my feels-themed giveaway! The books/series above all have one thing in common - they made me feel something. That doesn’t necessarily mean I cried but they definitely inspired some kind of emotional response in my robot-like self. They’re also some of my favourite books. Hopefully there’s a decent enough selection for you to choose from.

5 people will be sent a book of their choice from the selection above if they’re randomly selected as winners.

Please read the following:

  • To enter, like and/or reblog this post
  • You may reblog the post as many times as you like but don’t annoy your followers too much with it
  • I would prefer if you were following me, since this giveaway is a ‘thank you’ to my followers
  • This giveaway is international, as I am purchasing books via Book Depository and they have free delivery for the majority of the world. Double check that your country is included here
  • Your inbox MUST be open. I won’t be contacting anyone via fan mail
  • Winners may also choose a sequel to the books pictured above if it’s part of a series
  • Winners may choose which edition of the book they want, so long as it is paperback and under $15 (AU). The only exception is The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, which is over $20 and hardback. I’ll only be buying this for one person (if they want it) so I have enough for the other books, sorry! I just love it so much and want to be able to share it with at least one person, even if it’s expensive
  • One of the books, Alexander Altmann A01567 is only available as a prize for Australians, as it is unavailable on Book Depository. If Aussies would like this book, I will order it for you from Bookworld
  • If you’re not sure which book you’d like, I’d be happy to tell you more about them and help you pick one that suits your tastes
  • No giveaway blogs
  • If you’re uncomfortable giving me your address, don’t be. I won’t be saving it or giving it out elsewhere or anything
  • The giveaway ends August 1st 12PM AEST
  • Winners will be selected using a random number generator and have 48 hours to get back to me. I’m quite lenient on that but I would prefer if people replied ASAP so I can be organised
  • If you have any other questions, feel free to ask me

Good luck and happy reading, word shakers!

imgonnamakeachange:

imgonnamakeachange:

Alrighty, guys! After the success of the fundraiser/raffle that I did for my surgery, I’m finally able to pay it forward! The Color Me Rad 5k contacted me about wanting to sponsor a giveaway on my blog - so of course I had to say yes! They also let me choose a charity to raise money for, and I chose the Wright Way Rescue, which is the rescue that my boyfriend and I adopted our dog Fozzi from! This is going to be a pretty amazing fundraiser for a pretty amazing cause. I’m hoping to raise at least $5000, if not more! All the proceeds will go directly to the Wright Way Rescue, minus around $800-$1000 to purchase the prizes for the giveaway that the Color Me Rad 5k is not supplying. You can speak to two of my previous giveaway winners here and here, this is not fake or a scam! I always make good on my giveaways! 

Color Me Rad is a 5K that fires off in a blaze of color bombs, color cannons, color mortars, and multi-toned courses that guarantee your outlook will be brighter, your boyfriend will be more affectionate, your boss will finally remember your name, the hair on your head will grow back and the hair on your back will fall out, and your gray outlook will turn green like a spring morning.
Wright-Way Rescue is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Their mission is to reduce the number of homeless pets euthanized in the Midwest each year through an adoption program, community education, promotion of spaying and neutering, and a veterinary medicine program. They continue to save pets from rural animal control facilities where they are at a high risk of euthanasia, and instead offer them a second chance at a loving home in the Chicagoland area. Wright-Way places more dogs in adoptive homes than any other no-kill rescue in the State of Illinois on just 10% of the budget. Wright Way Rescue also suffered a tragedy last October when a school bus crashed into their facilities and destroyed their adoption center. You can read more about the incident here. They have been at a temporary facility ever since and need help rebuilding!
HERE ARE THE OFFICIAL RULES:
  • Must be following me, the Color Me Rad official tumblr, and my yoga blog
  • If you have instagram, follow me at natashaxjade (reblog with your insta username if you do)
  • ONE REBLOG ONLY.  Like do not count either. 
  • TO GET EXTRA ENTRIES, donate! Here is the donation page for the Wright Way Rescue. One dollar equals one extra entry. 
  • I will ship internationally - check the Color Me Rad website to see if there is a race near you! 
  • 6 winners will be chosen! One grand prize winner that will take everything, and 5 other winners who will get a free registration to the Color Me Rad 5k near them!
  • Winner will be chosen using random.org. 

HERE ARE THE PRIZES! 

  • 6 Registrations to the Color Me Rad 5k. One will go to the grand prize winner, and 5 will go to other winners picked at random!
  • Color Me Rad merch! A sweatshirt, t-shirt or tank top, shorts, headband, sunglasses, and color packets!
  • Workout clothes! I will be your personal shopper, head on over to Dick’s Sporting Goods and you tell me your size, favorite colors, favorite brand and I will buy you an outfit! Top, bottom, and sports bra. 
  • Workout equipment (not pictured): 5 lb hand weights, jump rope, yoga block, Nike spots/workout bag, Yurbud Headphones, water bottle from Victoria’s Secret, resistance bands, workout/lifting gloves. 
  • Portioned food containers for meal prep. 
  • 1 pair of Nike Free Runs in your size.
  • Fitbit Flex. 
  • $50 Victoria’s Secret gift card
  • $50 Dick’s Sporting Goods gift card
  • $50 Whole Foods gift card 
  • 4 shirts of your choice from lookhuman.com 
  • 1 Lululemon yoga mat
  • 2 boxes of Quest Bars in whatever flavor you prefer. 
  • Bootcamp plan made by yours truly. 
  • Shirt from the Wright Way Rescue
  • More to be added/freebies to be thrown in!

This ends September 30th! So you have three full months to enter and donate! Go go go! 

We are $5 away from $100!! Donate for more entries, guys! :D

Awesome

imgonnamakeachange:

Alrighty, guys! After the success of the fundraiser/raffle that I did for my surgery, I’m finally able to pay it forward! The Color Me Rad 5k contacted me about wanting to sponsor a giveaway on my blog - so of course I had to say yes! They also let me choose a charity to raise money for, and I chose the Wright Way Rescue, which is the rescue that my boyfriend and I adopted our dog Fozzi from! This is going to be a pretty amazing fundraiser for a pretty amazing cause. I’m hoping to raise at least $5000, if not more! All the proceeds will go directly to the Wright Way Rescue, minus around $800-$1000 to purchase the prizes for the giveaway that the Color Me Rad 5k is not supplying. You can speak to two of my previous giveaway winners here and here, this is not fake or a scam! I always make good on my giveaways! 

Color Me Rad is a 5K that fires off in a blaze of color bombs, color cannons, color mortars, and multi-toned courses that guarantee your outlook will be brighter, your boyfriend will be more affectionate, your boss will finally remember your name, the hair on your head will grow back and the hair on your back will fall out, and your gray outlook will turn green like a spring morning.
Wright-Way Rescue is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Their mission is to reduce the number of homeless pets euthanized in the Midwest each year through an adoption program, community education, promotion of spaying and neutering, and a veterinary medicine program. They continue to save pets from rural animal control facilities where they are at a high risk of euthanasia, and instead offer them a second chance at a loving home in the Chicagoland area. Wright-Way places more dogs in adoptive homes than any other no-kill rescue in the State of Illinois on just 10% of the budget. Wright Way Rescue also suffered a tragedy last October when a school bus crashed into their facilities and destroyed their adoption center. You can read more about the incident here. They have been at a temporary facility ever since and need help rebuilding!
HERE ARE THE OFFICIAL RULES:
  • Must be following me, the Color Me Rad official tumblr, and my yoga blog
  • If you have instagram, follow me at natashaxjade (reblog with your insta username if you do)
  • ONE REBLOG ONLY.  Like do not count either. 
  • TO GET EXTRA ENTRIES, donate! Here is the donation page for the Wright Way Rescue. One dollar equals one extra entry. 
  • Unfortunately, this giveaway is only available to those in the USA, UK and Canada :( Those are the only places where the Color Me Rad 5k takes place! 
  • 6 winners will be chosen! One grand prize winner that will take everything, and 5 other winners who will get a free registration to the Color Me Rad 5k near them!
  • Winner will be chosen using random.org. 

HERE ARE THE PRIZES! 

  • 6 Registrations to the Color Me Rad 5k. One will go to the grand prize winner, and 5 will go to other winners picked at random!
  • Color Me Rad merch! A sweatshirt, t-shirt or tank top, shorts, headband, sunglasses, and color packets!
  • Workout clothes! I will be your personal shopper, head on over to Dick’s Sporting Goods and you tell me your size, favorite colors, favorite brand and I will buy you an outfit! Top, bottom, and sports bra. 
  • Workout equipment (not pictured): 5 lb hand weights, jump rope, yoga block, Nike spots/workout bag, Yurbud Headphones, water bottle from Victoria’s Secret, resistance bands, workout/lifting gloves. 
  • Portioned food containers for meal prep. 
  • 1 pair of Nike Free Runs in your size.
  • Fitbit Flex. 
  • $50 Victoria’s Secret gift card
  • $50 Dick’s Sporting Goods gift card
  • $50 Whole Foods gift card 
  • 4 shirts of your choice from lookhuman.com 
  • 1 Lululemon yoga mat
  • 2 boxes of Quest Bars in whatever flavor you prefer. 
  • Bootcamp plan made by yours truly. 
  • Shirt from the Wright Way Rescue
  • More to be added/freebies to be thrown in!

This ends September 30th! So you have three full months to enter and donate! Go go go! 

Awesome competition

Guiltless Mac N Cheese

Healthy Mac ‘N Cheese

(Dairy)

No, you don’t need to check your glasses prescription; this is a recipe for healthy Mac’ N Cheese.

What’s more, it actually tastes good.

I’m sorry if this recipe goes against your religion, but I had to do it.

I love Mac ‘N Cheese; it’s up there between my family and puppies. It’s way up there with chocolate, ice cream, and snow days.

I’m like most people, when I say that growing up, on days that seemed  longer than 24 hours, when supper came around my mother was too tired to prepare a four course affair. When you are at the age when missing a few teeth is cute and not sad, your mom is like a seasoned chef when she offers to make you Mac ‘N Cheese for dinner.

Now let’s be honest, we’re just friends here, who has the patience to make a roux on a Wednesday night?

Not me, and not my mother, so I got to bounce around the room while she pulled out the cheese powder from the box. A bit of margarine and an exquisite cheese sauce was made.

For fun, I now try to spell a few of the ingredients on the side of that box. It’s a great diet starter, because by the end I kind of lose my appetite.

Now that I am a bit older, and I don’t want to sprinkle death over my pasta, I long for Mac ‘N Cheese. This recipe is my compromise between health and memories, but not taste.

The secret to its success is the Greek yogurt I used in the sauce to make it super creamy. The vegetables give the dish some extra texture and the panko bread crumb topping gives it a punch of flavor.

This recipe is for a crowd, but you can easily make half  if you want to feed four happy costumers. It’s freezer friendly so you can even save some for the next time you can’t be bothered to make a roux, or anything for dinner.

Healthy Mac ‘N Cheese

(Dairy)

Serves: about 8 as a main course/ about 12 as a side

Ingredients:

16 oz. whole wheat pasta

1 cup of fresh spinach (chopped and packed)

1 large red pepper (cut like match sticks)

2 Tbsp olive oil

1 small sweet potato (peeled and diced)

2 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese

1 cup of plain Greek yogurt

5 garlic cloves (minced)

1/4 cup of parmesan cheese

1/3 cup of panko bread crumbs

1 tsp dry cilantro

Directions:

1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

2. Cook you pasta in boiling water until it is al dente or a bit harder then you normally like to eat it.

3. While your pasta cooks, cut your vegetables.

4. Place your spinach leaves and sliced red pepper on the bottom of a strainer.

5. Then place your strainer inside a larger, heat safe bowl.

6. When you pasta is ready pour it through the strainer while it remains in the bowl.

Save the pasta water for later use.

7. Place your pot back on your burner and raise the heat to medium high.

8. Add your oil to the pot.

9. Once your oil is hot, add the pieces of sweet potato.

10. Sauté your sweet potato until it begins to soften.

11. Now add 1/3 cup of pasta water to the pot along

    with your cheddar cheese.

12. Stir, allowing your cheese to melt.

13.Once your cheese has melted, stir in the Greek 

    yogurt.

  1. 14.       Your sauce should start to come together as one smooth and cheesy sauce.

If you feel your sauce is too thick, stir in some more of the pasta’s cooking liquid.

  1. 15.       Pour your pasta, spinach, and peppers into a large baking dish.
  2. 16.       Toss your pasta and vegetables with your cheese sauce. Make sure to mix the pasta thoroughly so that there is an even amount of sauce and vegetables throughout your baking dish.
  3. 17.       In a small bowl combine your garlic, parmesan cheese, panko bread crumbs, and cilantro.
  4. 18.       Generously sprinkle your mixture on top of your Macaroni ‘N Cheese.
  5. 19.       Bake your Macaroni ‘N Cheese on the top shelf of your oven for about 12 minutes or until it’s top turns golden brown.
  6. 20.       Serve immediately.