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馃挋馃挄 #CCTableSelfie I may be slacking in the kitchen #Sorry but the table selfie

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馃挋馃挄 #CCTableSelfie I may be slacking in the kitchen #Sorry but the table selfie game is still strong. Week Lessons. Great things never come from comfort zones. I shared about the importance and knowledge of Egg freezing ( For singles ) on my other account @carbsandcarats ( which you should follow and I鈥檒l be posting giveaways and fun stuff there ) and I was BLOWN away by your incredible heartwarming and informative responses. EGG Freezing is kinda a taboo and uncomfortable topic, and a topic I really really DID NOT want to talk about for several reasons. But then I thought about it long and hard... I have a really large platform, and not everything is about me, and NOT always about MY level of comfort. I have a responsibility to the public to share important information . Knowledge is power. That鈥檚 all. Once people know they can choose to do whatever they wish with that information. I did my job. It was superbly hard and uncomfortable for me. I informed. One thing I always tell myself fear is temporary, regret is forever. In the end we only regret the chances we didn鈥檛 take. I took the chance, spoke about a topic I DID NOT want to. I was embarrassed, I was uncomfortable. BUT WOW!!! YOU all embraced me, helped me, shared your most personal stories with me, and allowed me to share something so important with the world. It is because of you we are changing lives. Thank you all for being on this amazing journey with me, supporting me, and always at my side. 馃А鉂わ笍 So much love and adoration to all of you. Flowers @chanigreenbaumevents Dishes @ikeausa Napkins @fretteofficial Zebra Salt Shaker @godingersilver Tablecloth @blossumbleu #tablescapes #tablesetting #tabledecor #flowers #tablesettings #homedecor #shabbos #shabbatshalom #frette #eggfreezing #tablecloth #jewish #home #kosher
讘职旨专值讗砖执讈讬转 馃寧 This is a week of beginnings. Beautiful beginnings. We begin a n

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讘职旨专值讗砖执讈讬转 馃寧 This is a week of beginnings. Beautiful beginnings. We begin a new cycle of Torah readings, in which we learn about the beginning of the universe, the world, and everything in it. I try to look for purpose and meaning in everything. #FallingForFall 馃崄 It was My fianc茅es (Yaron ) first Shabbos spent at our house 馃檶馃徎. I was SO incredibly grateful setting the table with one extra setting. A setting that truthfully I kind of almost put out of my mind. I dated for so so so many years ... that I was at the point of WHATEVER 馃う馃徏鈥嶁檧锔. I鈥檒l leave it at that for now. I wish you all whatever beautiful beginning you are dreaming of. Magnificent flowers @chanigreenbaumevents Scalloped dishes @godingersilver Chargers @target Napkins & tablecloth @blossumbleu #tablescapes #tablesetting #tabledecor #flowers #rusticdecor #tablecloth #jewish #shabbatshalom #shabbos #kosher #table
馃拲鉂わ笍I am #engaged! I may not show my face on this platform, I connect & share a

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馃拲鉂わ笍I am #engaged ! I may not show my face on this platform, I connect & share a part of my heart and life with you & that鈥檚 worth way more. You bring me into your homes. You share personal stories with me. You laugh with me. You鈥檝e followed my food & lifestyle journey for almost five years. How can I not invite you into my heart and mind on one of most joyous occasions I鈥檝e known?!? I share this as beautiful news, BUT also to give you hope. My age you 馃う馃徏鈥嶁檧锔 ask. A number I frequently ya know 馃ぅ Avoided. A number I was ashamed of being single. Why aren鈥檛 you married? Don鈥檛 you want to have kids? Is no one good enough? You must have commitment issues? What鈥檚 wrong with you? Ya know what ? Nothing is wrong with me. I鈥檓 fabulous. Im a great 馃帲 catch actually. I just haven鈥檛 met the right one. Until now. I鈥檝e suffered MANY pains, rejections, struggles, embarrassments, shattered dreams and daily hurts. Being single in our community at my age isn鈥檛 easy. I鈥檝e had some of the most obscene, painful, and crazy dating stories. I can鈥檛 say I was bitter. Although I was tremendously worried. I felt like I had an invisible sand timer over my head, with the passage of time slipping through my hands and weighing me down. Nevertheless. Every day for the past five years I鈥檝e showed you Sunshine. I鈥檝e worked on myself tirelessly . I鈥檝e strengthened my character. I didn鈥檛 let my circumstance define me. I defined my circumstance. My page is about love, gratitude, inspiration, positivity, giving, humor, food, living the life you love & loving the life you live. If I can teach you one thing: Don鈥檛 let your status hold you back from living the life you dream and love. It鈥檚 not who you are that holds you back, it鈥檚 who you think your not. I鈥檝e traveled. I鈥檝e gone back to school for my masters late in my 20鈥檚. I鈥檝e had jobs that fulfilled | challenged me. I鈥檝e had heartbreaks. I鈥檝e created my own brand. I鈥檝e pushed my comfort zone. I鈥檝e taken Foster Parenting Classes. I lived a fulfilled and happy life despite my circumstance. I wish you all Inner Peace & Happiness. Thank you for being on this journey with me.
馃尣馃 #Sukkah I bring you a real-life secret garden. Don’t look now but your girl C

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馃尣馃 #Sukkah I bring you a real-life secret garden. Don鈥檛 look now but your girl CC has gone all Pocahontas on you and by the time you鈥檙e done reading this you鈥檒l be a #treehugger too. It began with a dream: a tiny little nugget of an idea dancing in my mind鈥檚 eye: an enchanted garden. Could it be done? It鈥檚 Wild. It鈥檚 Woody. It鈥檚 Whimsical. It鈥檚 WONDROUS! @chanigreenbaumevents coaxed the fleeting fantasy from my brain and transformed it into a SPECTACULAR SENSATIONAL SCINTILLATING STORYBOOK SCENE. Straight up magic brought to you by Chani & her elves, who tirelessly worked through the night to construct the vision that was born in my wildest dream. The holiday #sukkot is in itself a joyful and holy day because now is when God himself descends from his kingly domain to reside among us, his people, within our very own self constructed huts. The term 鈥淣oi Sukkah鈥 means the way YOU beautify your sukkah. Sparkle streamers & paper links & school crafts & Jerusalem posters, we each interpret this custom in our OWN way. This year my Noi Sukkah is the tree of life that sustains us and keeps on giving and giving. @chanigreenbaumevents executed every bit of the majesty and exotic beauty that I hoped for in this #treeoflife. Together with her team, we devised a plan that would bring my vision to life: the spicy scent of pine assaulting your senses even before you step inside, you will observe the walls covered in vibrant #boxwood , then draped & pleated in a lusty gray silk lining. This vision exudes class. But not your run of the mill CC class; this is wild and exotic and unexpected. I can鈥檛 thank @godingersilver enough for ALWAYS enhancing my table to another level. Martin always saves the 馃檹馃徎 day. The scalloped white Bone China dishes are so dainty & crush worthy! HELLO those gold Mini leaves 馃槏?!? Furniture @luxeeventrentals let鈥檚 discuss the perfect rustic, elegant and super classy chairs. The console, Bench and the fab wooden corner tables 猸愶笍Crush!!! My friend Barb @blossumbleu ( Tablecloth ) whose been with me from back when i started my table selfies Barb I 馃挀 you. You always pull through even tho I show in the 13th hour. Flatware @myrtleandrum SO MOD and FAB
I wear many hats with this @chefchaya brand I have been blessed to create. Some

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I wear many hats with this @chefchaya brand I have been blessed to create. Sometimes I joke and say I鈥檓 a Jack of all, Master of none 馃槈. When I started this ChefChaya Insta it was really just for fun. I never ever in my wildest dreams imagined it would be where it is today. 67,000 of you !!! That is a WHOLE lot of love 鉂わ笍 ! Thank you. When I started this page I was just a girl who loved carbs and wanted to share my love for good food, and recipes with the world. When people ask me where I see my brand going... I say I follow my brand where it organically flows. When I fight my own flow, sometimes it鈥檚 to much pushback even for me. Like recipe developing, it鈥檚 hard for me. Like writing grammatically correct for magazines, is really hard for me... I write as I speak. Public speaking, is heart thumping painful for me. I hate it. I try things that are uncomfortable to me, because I know that growth happens in the uncomfortable stage. I鈥檝e had my hand in different aspects of 鈥渂logging鈥 鈥渋nfluencing鈥 鈥渇oodie鈥 testing, writing, teaching, consulting, developing, demo鈥檌ng, tasting feeling what feels right for me. Figuring out what I鈥檓 good at. Where my niche is at. Where I can make a difference. Where I can make money. Where I can help brands grow. Where I can make people smile. Influencer. Inspirer. Marketer. Entertainer. 鈥淐hef鈥. Therapist. Media Manager. Photographer. When @thepomegranatemarket hired me three years ago to take photographs of their POM PRIME food weekly ( I was shaking inside ). I was asked if Me and my team can run their social media? I chuckled inside nervously. Me and my team = Me and my cellphone. I knew I crushed it at creating my own brand... but representing and photographing and being the girl behind @thepomegranatemarket the largest Gourmet Kosher Market. 馃ぉOMG?!! I don鈥檛 know. Im no photographer. I take 375 shots of one cookie before I get a semi decent shot. What makes my job ( it鈥檚 not really a job when I love what I do) super fun is the privilege to photograph beautiful mouthwatering food made by my Uber talented friend & 馃挀 Chef @chefisaacb. Pom Cut #SousVide 135 24 hours. Sear off in a screaming hot pan.Serve with Favo Relish
#Sukkah 2016 馃挀 When I posted My Sukkah in 2016 i was glowing inside. I felt lik

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#Sukkah 2016 馃挀 When I posted My Sukkah in 2016 i was glowing inside. I felt like this Sukkah. Bright. Colorful. Proud. Happy. Sharp & bold. I worked so hard putting this beauty together. I鈥檓 no party planner, and ideas don鈥檛 always come easy to me. I鈥檓 up hours and hours looking for inspiration, planning, writing, drawing and then squashing the entire idea and starting 馃う馃徏鈥嶁檧锔 over. I stress easily. I get overwhelmed. I鈥檓 a 馃し馃徏鈥嶁檧锔弍erfectionist. Contrary to what you may think and believe cooking and design doesn鈥檛 come easy to me. It鈥檚 work. I work really hard at it. Really really hard at it. I was SO proud to be able to share my work of art with you. It鈥檚 an expression of self. I like to share things that set me apart. I like to challenge myself and raise my own bar. I like to stay new, fresh and relevant. I love to elevate my Sukkah and tables. And I LOVED to be able to share this with you Until... I got a lot of messages that didn鈥檛 make me feel so good inside. I got loads of beautiful messages and lots of underlying envious 馃檱馃徏鈥嶁檧锔弇essages. Your Sukkah is beautiful BUT. I wish I had the time to make a Sukkah like that. I wish I didn鈥檛 have to hang my children鈥檚 ugly decorations. I wish I was single then I could do what you do. I wish I didn鈥檛 have to use plastic tablecloths but my children make everything dirty. I wish I didn鈥檛 have to work. I wish I didn鈥檛 have to go to my In-laws * The mildest of them 馃棧 Don鈥檛 let someone dim your light because it鈥檚 shining in their eyes. 馃憡馃徎 馃挜 BUT more importantly a lesson for you. DONT judge anyone by the images you see on their Instagram. Remember. We show you the highlights we鈥檇 like to share. Heartache and suffering doesn鈥檛 discriminate. We all have our fair share. Remember, someone is praying for the things you take for granted. Your children. Your in-laws. Your children鈥檚 decorations. Your family,health,job, children, martial status and life. Envy is the art of counting someone else鈥檚 blessings instead of your own. Remember, the grass is NOT greener on my side. The grass is green where YOU water it. My images are beauty. I don鈥檛 post them to instill envy. 馃挀 #paperflowers #tablesetting #tabledecor
馃尶 馃崑 My Families Sukkah 2015. This was the first year I covered our gorgeous tra

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馃尶 馃崑 My Families Sukkah 2015. This was the first year I covered our gorgeous traditional wooden #Sukkah walls. This is 4 different color lining materials I had draped over our wooden Sukkah walls. These wooden walls that hold so many beautiful sentimental memories. Most of my life these walls hung beautiful Judaic posters that curled up at the edges from water that found its way into the edges. Metallic glittery decorations that made our eyes and hearts twinkle for years and years. The childhood decorations we were so proud of, origami flowers we cutout , handmade paper chains that broke at the sight of a rain drop. School projects that accumulated from grade one when we were already in high school. Esrogim we pierced with cloves that left our fingers sore for days. Hanging viles of shiva minim. Ripped, broken and tangled decorations that were so sentimental we couldn鈥檛 part with. Every year some electric flashing decoration that never seemed to work. Or every other grape flashed. Let鈥檚 not forget random birds that already had no feathers. Stay tuned for 2018! Memories. Such wonderful memories. Tablecloth, chairs, votives and inspo from @scooplifestyle and fresh fab flowers @marzanflowers. Dishes @herendusa @saks suc路cah so蜑o藞k盲,藞so蜐ok蓹/Submit a temporary outdoor shelter covered in natural materials, built near a synagogue or house and used especially for meals during the Jewish festival of Succoth. #jewish #tradition #homedecor #outdoor #sukkot #succos #succot #sukkos #kosher #mysukkah #sukkahdecor #sukkahselfie
馃啎 #RoshHashana ( Jewish New Year ) Tomorrow is the blank page of a 365 page book

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馃啎 #RoshHashana ( Jewish New Year ) Tomorrow is the blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good 馃檶馃徎 one. New year. New feels. New chances. Same dreams. Fresh starts. The year is yours. What will you do with it?! Thank 鉂わ笍 you all for being on this wonderful journey of love, food, life, humor, and inspiration with me. May you all have a smile on your face, love in your heart, and peace in your soul. Whimsical & romantic flowers @mimulo Gold Happy Dots Tablecloth @blossumbleu Gold Beads Charger + Honey Bee @godingersilver Pink Dishes @herendusa Majestic Dishes #hutchenreuther #roshhashanah #jewish #tablesetting #tablescapes #tabledecor #herend #herendporcelain #tablecloth #holiday #kosher #tradition #homedecor #candlelight 鉂わ笍馃挀鉂わ笍馃挀馃憫
馃挱 A secret to happiness is letting every situation be what it is, instead of wha

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馃挱 A secret to happiness is letting every situation be what it is, instead of what you think it should be. IR: This Simanim Platter photo i took... which one do you prefer A ( which I planned on seriously editing and cropping out my shoes and the edges of the board.... ) or swipe for B.. ( has a much cooler and super edited affect ) Comment below. SO curious!!! When I looked at A, with my happy monster 馃懝 sneakers and mint 馃崈 leaves falling all over the floor I said. Yep. This is it 馃憣馃徎. It鈥檚 perfectly imperfect. Like me 馃槣. There is a wonderful kind of beauty in imperfection. Imperfection is beauty. Madness is genius. It鈥檚 better to be absolutely ridiculous. Than absolutely boring. Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. All these exotic fruits @thepomegranatemarket #youdoyou #imperfectlyperfect #lifequotes #glutenfree #cleaneating #exoticfruits #rambutan #hornedmelon #dragonfruit #pomegranate #starfruit #jewish #newyear #roshhashana #roshhashanah
#RoshHashana ( #Jewish New year ) 馃Simanim Salad This salad incorporates many si

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#RoshHashana ( #Jewish New year ) 馃Simanim Salad This salad incorporates many significant simanim, foods which we eat on Rosh Hashanah in the hopes of being blessed with a sweet 馃嵂 and 馃檶馃徎fruitful new year. I鈥檓 so SO honored to have the privilege to have worked on this #sponsored post for @OUKosher 馃ぉ . You know the largest kosher certification agency worldwide?! 馃憫 Yeah. Ok. OU kosher... WOW! THE OU!!! Talk about living my best 馃檶馃徎 life?! You get it. Sometimes I like to surprise you all on my feed with something out of my comfort zone #glutenfree I鈥檓 wild like that 馃槈. Its a salad. Not just any salad! ( Also it photographs so beautifully. ) This salad. It鈥檚 delicious. Its super easy. It鈥檚 gorgeous. It鈥檚 no fail. Its interchangeable with any fruits you love. I call it the non committal 馃槈 salad. AND it hits so many delicious flavor profiles and textures. I鈥檇 say that鈥檚 a NEW YEAR 馃挜 win! CC RH Simanim Salad Recipe Spring Mix, Baby Kale, Any Salad Base. Pom Seeds Dates Blood Orange Figs Apples Crunch Factor. Silvered Almonds Or Sesame Seeds CC Red Wine 馃嵎 馃嵂 Vinaigrette 1鈦4 Cup red wine vinegar 1/2 Cup Olive Oil 1 crushed garlic clove 1/4 - 1/3 cup honey 1鈦2 teaspoon kosher salt 1鈦8 teaspoon ground black pepper Add all the ingredients to a plastic container. Cover. Shake shake shake. Store in fridge until ready to serve. Place mixed greens on a large platter as the salad base. Choose your choice of fruits. The great thing about this salad is that it鈥檚 so versatile... Use whatever fruits you love. Be original. Arrange them beautifully. Apples. Dates. Figs. #bloodorange. Sprinkle with Pom seeds. Dress right before serving. #oukosher #cleaneating #glutenfreerecipes #thefeedfeedvegan #glutenfreevegan @oukosher @thefeedfeed.glutenfree @thefeedfeed.vegan @food @foodandwine #foodandwine #food52 #f52lunch #forkyeah #salad #food #buzzfeed #buzzfeast #easyrecipes #foodie
#TieTheKnot 馃槃 Four Strand #challah Cuz You all asked and I’m #challahback at y’

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#TieTheKnot 馃槃 Four Strand #challah Cuz You all asked and I鈥檓 #challahback at y鈥檃ll. I happen to love how round challahs look, that and the fact when I mess up no one is the wiser. Round Challahs hide all my flaws. Not that I have 馃槃 ChefChaya Adapted Rebbetzin Kanievsky Recipe. Ingredients: 3 cups warm water 2 Cups Seltzer 4 tablespoons @redstaryeast dry yeast 1 1/4 cups @dominosugar 1/2 C honey 1 1/4 cups oil 1 1/2 tablespoons salt 5 pounds @kingarthurflour bread flour 1 egg, lightly beaten Directions: To Make the Dough: Place 1 cup warm water, yeast and 2 T sugar in a bowl of electric mixer. Let it sit for about 7 minutes until it becomes bubbly. Add the rest of the water and the seltzer, add oil, honey and salt. Slowly add the flour, one cup at a time. Continue mixing on low, while adding flour, then mix for about 10 minutes on high. Place dough in a large well greased bowl, allow it to Rise for one hour. Take a piece of dough and make a Bracha. Braid the dough and place in greased loaf pans. Let rise for another hour ( I let it rise three hours. Preheat oven 350. Brush with egg and bake for 45 minutes #FoodBlogger #foodie #foodandwine #foodstagram #feedfeed # #eeeeeats #thekitchn #buzzfeed #buzzfeedfood #challahbread #thefeedfeed #vscocam #challah #shabbos #kosher #bread #freshbread #f52grams #shabbos #shabbatshalom #shabbatdinner #foodvideo #foodvideos #foodblogfeed
馃い Goat Cheese + Port Salut Malawach. With Ricotta And Honey 馃嵂 Dipping Sauce. OU

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馃い Goat Cheese + Port Salut Malawach. With Ricotta And Honey 馃嵂 Dipping Sauce. OUTRAGEOUS 馃挴鉂楋笍* Sigh* Drizzled 馃挦 馃嵂 . Ya know. For an EXTRA Sweet New Year. I always love partnering up with #breakstonebutter 鈾ワ笍... because hello BREAKSTONES?!?! That鈥檚 really cool no? I think so! Anyway. The recipe! A HUGE slab of butter ( Swipe so you can see the videos... which I kindly saved as you all were drooling over the stories... understandably 馃槇) Melt butter. Medium heat. Add #malawach Dough. Add Goat cheese & add any melty cheese of choice. Shredded cheese. I used Port Salut from Belgium. Cuz ya know. Im fancy like that ( Lies, 馃檲 It鈥檚 what I had in the fridge ). Add another Malawach on top. Extra carbs is free therapy 馃拋馃徏鈥嶁檧锔. Wait till it gets a nice crispy crunch. Flip it. 鈿狅笍 Careful, Don鈥檛 spritz the butter ( speaking for a friend.. of course ) watch the stunning dough layers pop 馃挜! Smell the butter 馃憙馃徎 wafting.... ok sorry. I got carried away.. Ricotta Honey Sauce 3 TBS Ricotta + 3 TSP HONEY. Mix. Dip the heaven crunchy goodness into this deliciousness. If you like it sweeter add more honey. If you鈥檇 like drizzle honey on top of the Malawach! Make it. Thank me. It鈥檚 decadent. It鈥檚 delicious. It will have you closing your eyes. Rolling backwards. Im serious. That鈥檚 what I did the first time I had it when my friend SAS made it for me. I was like OMG I can鈥檛 even deal with this goodness. #sponsored #BreakstonesButter #EverythingTastesBetterWithButter #roshhashana #huffposttaste #forkyeah #eeeeeats #eat #eat #goatcheese #thefeedfeed #kosher #kosherfood #foodandwine #f52lunch #kosher
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