This past Sunday afternoon, Savorfull explored the Michigan Jewish Food Festival at Eastern Market in search of local vendors offering healthy snacks. Shed 5 was buzzing with locals eager to find new products to add to their kitchen. The aromas of spices and flavors filled the Detroit air as people rushed in the shed doors.

Our Savorfull team is passionate about free-from foods and products with simple nutrient dense ingredients. Our expectations were met when we saw what the vendors at the Jewish Food Festival had to offer.  Some vendors shared gluten-free, soy-free, vegan, and dairy-free items such as baked goods and granola bars.

We happened to catch one of our Savorfull brands at the Jewish Food Festival- Spice Foods! These dry roasted almonds are packed full of flavor but contain no added oils. With flavors like Argentinian Chimichurri, Ethiopian Berbere, and Levantine Za’atar… these almonds will add some extra spice to your workday.  Not only will they add spice, they provide a healthy source of fats and  protein which can keep you feeling full. Spice Foods almonds are certified kosher, gluten-free, vegan, and all-natural. They are also free-from casein, coconut, corn, dairy, egg, peanut, shellfish, soy, wheat, and sesame. Spice Foods say that it is essential to experience a culture through food. What better way to incorporate new spices into your day than picking up some of these all-natural almonds? Order Spice Foods products at our Savorfull website to see what all the rage is- after all, their vendor table was swarming with locals on Sunday!

The West Bloomfield based restaurant Soul Cafe caught the eyes of Savorfull employees because of their healthy yet trendy food dishes. This kosher restaurant is part of the Friendship Circle’s Soul Projects and offers gourmet Jewish dishes that combine nutritious ingredients in a tasty way. One of their delicious menu items is the Veggie Shakshuka- a dish featuring squash, spinach, feta, nestled egg. Soul Cafe also offers Soulful Frittatas and a Grilled Nectarine Salad. The Savorfull team enjoyed Soul Cafe’s granola bars packed with nutrient-dense ingredients such as oats, cherries, blueberries, chia, maple, dates, pecan, and flax.

The Savorfull team wanted to increase our knowledge of healthy foods after attending the Jewish Food Festival. On Monday, our very own CEO & Nutritionist Stacy Goldberg and her team headed to Temple Beth El to hear Joan Nathan speak about her new cookbook King Solomon’s Table. This cookbook focuses on incorporating traditional Jewish cooking onto the modern day kitchen table. Joan explained that most foods that we consider “modern” truly date back to ancient times. Her recipes use simple, yet wholesome ingredients such as chickpeas, pomegranates, lentils, dates, and sesame… just to name a few! Joan shared with us that she couldn’t possibly find the information for her cookbook over a phone or online. She needed to immerse herself in the Jewish culture for the recipes she was making by traveling to India, France, Italy, Mexico, El Salvador and Israel. Pick up King Solomon’s Table to incorporate traditional cooking into your home while expanding your palette.

Challenge yourself to add a non-traditional recipe to your week or try a new flavor-packed snack. Exploring new foods might sound intimidating at first, but it is worth the investment for your future generation of family recipes! Join us in experiencing other cultures by learning more about authentic recipes to add to your kitchen.