No More SHOULD’s at my Rosh HaShanah Table
Photo: Liz Rueven

No More SHOULD’s at my Rosh HaShanah Table

When Karen Cinnamon sent me an invitation to chat on her podcast, Your Jewish Life Your Way, I was intrigued and honored. She was primed to talk about eco-friendly and seasonally inspired holiday celebrations as we count down to Rosh HaShanah on Labor Day.

Karen Cinnamon and Liz Rueven Kosher Like Me

She knows my sweet spot.

Karen is a master conversationalist with the best British accent. She’s an internationally renowned Jewish lifestyles brand expert and host. Her intention is to help listeners celebrate living their Jewish and Jew (ish) lives while joyfully understanding traditions and rituals.

I think she’s uplifting and motivating.

We covered lots of  Rosh HaShanah territory in this episode, including:

Seasonal menu ideas like this crisp, symbolic salad 

Rosh HaShanah Salad
Photo: Liz Rueven

How to support local farmers and creatives with table settings choices

Rosh HaShanah table settings
Photo: Liz Rueven

How to start new beginnings both spiritually and through action (YES. We’re talking reducing food waste and composting again:).

How to bake your challah full of blessings

Stuffed Challah Kosher Like Me
Photo: Liz Rueven

How to convert the honey cake naysayers by adding a chocolate glaze

Rosh HaShanah Honey Cake chocolate glaze
Photo: Liz Rueven

…and my favorite moment of inspiration from Karen: NO MORE SHOULD’S. Feel like you SHOULD break out your Mom’s china and sterling? It’s always a great time to set the table beautifully in honor of the holidays.

But do it your way. No more guilt. No more should’s.

Rosh HaShanah Table setting Kosher Like Me
Photo: Liz Rueven

To listen to this convo on the podcast Your Jewish Life Your Way, click here.

And do your self a favor, subscribe to Karen Cinnamon’s podcast. It’s full of down-to-earth suggestions and constructive ideas. In addition, she’s a hoot!

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