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Fatoosh Tuesday: Pass(on)over the Leftovers

Preparing a Passover seder for a table of hungry, judgmental Jews isn’t easy. It’s difficult to satisfy your guests when you’re not allowed to include leavened bread, wheat, barley, rye, spelt or oats into your meal. However, with a little bit of online research, I have discovered some incredible looking recipes.

So if you’re like me and following a strict Passover diet this week, feast your eyes on these delicious dishes:

Spiced Apple Cake via

Spiced Apple Cake via Hungry Rabbit

Matzo Chocolate-Mint Ice Cream Cake

Matzo Chocolate-Mint Ice Cream Cake via Martha Stewart

Potato Latkes via

Potato Latkes via Chow

Savory Egg White Matzo Brei with Leeks via

Savory Egg White Matzo Brei with Leeks via Sophistimom

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Fatoosh Tuesday

Within the last few years, food photography has become my guilty pleasure. My obsession can be classified as ‘guilty’ because all of my friends and family make me think I’m crazy for constantly looking at pictures of food. It’s a ‘pleasure’ because instead of ever attempting to cook or bake the food, I just admire the photographs. You don’t gain the lbs from just looking, right?

If I’m not sitting in front my computer doing work or on Facebook and Twitter, it’s safe to assume that I’m staring, or better yet drooling, at food pictures on StumbleUpon and FoodGawker. I guess you could call my recent obsession an addiction to food porn? I bear no shame.

Remember College Humor’s Nickleback parody “Look at this Instagram” where they make fun of our generation’s obssession with Instagram? If you haven’t seen it, I strongly recommend the video because it’s hilarious. Then check out my Instagram account (@Jillym14 all followers welcomed) and you’ll notice that most of my photos are food based. I pretty much fit all of the parody’s stereotypes. Most specifically, I’m that embarassing person in a restaurant who makes everyone wait before devouring their food so that I can photograph the meal from 10 different angles. Every meal has to be picture perfect.

Anyways, because I’m always eager to share food photography with anyone around me, I’ll now share it with you, whoever you are, every Tuesday for Fatoosh Tuesday. I’ll post mouth watering images that come from recipes I’ve discovered and on the occasion, my own heavily filtered Instagram food photos. This is definitely going to become my favorite day of the week.

Now on to the yummy stuff.

Peanut butter treats:

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Peanut Butter Cocoa Krispies Smores Bars by Averie Cooks

Oreo and Peanut Butter Brownie Cakes by Picky Palate

Oreo and Peanut Butter Brownie Cakes by Picky Palate

Better-Than-Crack Brownies by How Sweet It Is

Better-Than-Crack Brownies by How Sweet It Is

Honeyed Apple Peanut Butter Tart by Picky Palate

Honeyed Apple Peanut Butter Tart by Picky Palate

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Here’s To New Beginnings!

First blog entry. Talk about pressure to whip up some quality writing! I started a blog called Marom Aviv one year ago in an effort to inform my friends and family on my whereabouts while abroad in Tel Aviv, Israel. However, the blog failed when I realized that I preferred to be out enjoying every moment of my incredible experience than sitting inside typing everything up. Truthfully, I was far too immersed in the Israeli culture and blogging just didn’t fit into my schedule.

Fast forward to one year later and it’s currently 2:51 p.m. on a Friday and I’m comfortably relaxing in my bed. I’m a second semester senior and I don’t feel guilty about being a bum right now because I’m VERY aware that in three months, I’ll either be searching for a full-time job or (fingers crossed) will be employed. Similarly to my time in Tel Aviv, I’m enjoying every last-minute of my fart too short college career. Anyways, I decided to change my old blog name into something more suitable for my passions for public relations and social media. Marom Aviv Media is a mix of my last name, my true love for all things related to Tel Aviv and the media world that I will soon be entering. Additionally, because I’m addicted to food photography and am passionate about climate change, I plan to include blog posts on these topics. Sorry in advance for all of the random postings but these are my areas of interest.

One piece of advice that I wish I could scream out to all underclassmen is this: declare your major early and take 15-16 credits every semester so that by the time senior year rolls around, you can qualify as a part-time student and only take a couple of classes. As a sophomore, I used my extreme organizational skills to plan out every remaining semester at Syracuse. Somehow, I managed to complete most of my requirements, receive credit abroad and as a result, I’m only enrolled in three courses. If you couldn’t tell, I’m really enjoying my chill semester. On top of all of that, I LOVE my classes. Just ask my parents; I visited home last weekend and I think I spent half our time together blabbing about my courses.

I’m currently taking three Newhouse courses: (1)Race, Gender and the Media, (2) Communications Law for Public Relations and Advertising and (3) Social Media You Need to Know. The latter class is actually the reason I decided to create this blog. Thanks to Dr. William Ward (@DR4WARD) I’m becoming an expert on all major social media platforms. Name a social media website or application and I bet I’m on it. Facebook, Instagram, Google+, LinkedIn, Vine, Klout, HootSuite and the list will grow as the semester unravels. So far, I have learned so much invaluable information and I couldn’t be happier that I am taking these courses right before I enter the real world. I’ve become a social media extraordinaire, a law nerd (I literally enjoy reading the textbook) and I’m more aware than ever before about the importance of gender and racial equality in modern-day media. All I can say is thank you Newhouse for allowing me to take such diverse and valuable courses. I look forward to writing future entries!

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