Purim Giveaway #3: $30 of Pastured, Kosher Meats from Grow & Behold

Welcome to Day 3 of my Purim Giveaway Week! Are you enjoying all the giveaways? Did you catch Giveaway #1 to KosherWine.com and Giveaway #2 for Shalom Sesame DVDs?

Today’s giveaway is one that I am most excited about. Just a few weeks ago, I was introduced to a truly wonderful company. It’s small, it’s ethical, and it’s local – at least it is for my many NY / NJ readers (sadly it’s not local for me, waaaaay out here in Kansas).

The company is called Grow & Behold and it is run by Naftali & Anna Hanau. They sell kosher (O-U), pastured meats, with deliveries (yes, deliveries – as in to your house or shul!) in the New York area, plus Philadelphia and South Jersey. They have even recently implemented a three-day ground service so those of us in the… ehem… hinterland can enjoy slightly more affordable shipping on the highest quality meat.

Okay, but enough about the delivery options. What I really REALLY want to tell you guys about is this AMAZING pastured, kosher meat. (Although Grow & Behold chickens are not certified organic, they are free from hormones and antibiotics.)

Naftali was very kind to send my family an amazingly generous package of chicken. Now you guys know that we tend to save our meat-eating for Shabbat, but when our Grow & Behold box arrived, we knew we couldn’t wait that long! So, we defrosted our chicken in eights and fired up the grill.

Oh, my, YUM.

My husband and I kept saying to each other things like:

“Is it just me? Or is this chicken… actually… sweet?”

“Yeah, I totally know what you mean. It IS sweet.”

“Yes! And it’s definitely more… tender, dontcha think?”

Apparently not spending their lives cooped up in cages the sizes of shoe boxes does something good to these birds. It makes ’em sweet. And tender. (Poor things.)

I will tell you, since you all know I’m a frugal-minded gal, that this chicken IS more expensive than the already expensive, non-pastured chicken you’re probably used to. And if you live out in the boonies, shipping is going to get spendy.

But if “ethical eating” is one of your non-negotiables, then I really think you will be delighted with Grow & Behold. And as I’ve often said, Kosher on a Budget isn’t about saving money on everything. It’s about saving money on some things, so you can afford the rest of the things.

Would you like to win a $30 gift certificate to Grow & Behold* to taste this yumminess for yourself?! (Trust me, you would!)

You have three different ways to enter to win. Be sure to leave separate comments for each answer to increase your chances.

(1) Leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite way to prepare chicken.

(2) “Like” Kosher on a Budget on Facebook (if you haven’t already) and then share this giveaway with your friends (you can just click on the “share” button under this post on the Facebook wall). Be sure to come back and leave a comment telling me you have done so.

(3) Follow Kosher on a Budget on Twitter (if you haven’t already) and then ReTweet this giveaway. Simply copy & paste the following: I just entered to win $30 worth of pastured, kosher meats from Grow & Behold @kosheronabudget. http://bit.ly/gtFsva Be sure to come back and leave a comment telling me you have done so.

** Coupon Code **
If you would like to try Grow & Behold on your own, through April 7, KOAB readers can save 10% on orders over $75 when they use the code KOAB10 at checkout.

Entries on this – and the rest of my Purim giveaways – will end on Sunday, March 13 at midnight. I will announce all the winners on Monday morning!

All winners will be selected randomly. Each person can win only once during the week-long Purim Giveaway.

*Please note that the $30 Gift Certificate does apply to shipping.




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  2. I love making shnizel. My husband taught me to do it Israeli style. I don’t know anyone, Israelis included, that makes it as tasty. It’s all in the spice mix.

  3. I’ve been making chicken this way lately:
    season one side of a boneless skinless chicken breast.
    place it seasoning side down in a hot dry (no oil) skillet
    don’t touch it or move it…for 4 minutes. seriously
    season the other side and flip it over
    leave it for 3 minutes and then
    cook in a 450 degree oven for 10-12 minutes

    no added fat and it is really delicious!

  4. sharing this right now

  5. Kimberly says:

    I like my chicken baked
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  6. Kimberly says:

    I like you on FB
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  9. I love chicken prepared almost any way, but my recent favorite is one that my mom came up with.
    You can use a whole or pieces, leave the skin on to achieve ultimate crispiness, cover with ginger and garlic powders, some white pepper, a bit of OJ, drizzle a bit of honey, a few shakes of tamari sauce and cook uncovered to desired cooked-thoughness.
    I like to cook it over onion slices with Trader Joe’s Harvest Grains on the side. Or with. We’ve cooked it with the harvest grains in the pan and that’s delicious too but a little greasy.

  10. Yum! A simple roast chicken goes over very well with my family — a little olive oil, herbs, salt & pepper, and a lemon in the cavity. If I want to use up some pantry items, I’ll mix Russian dressing, onion soup mix, and whole berry cranberry sauce, pour over cut up chicken, and bake it.

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  12. Mom in NJ says:

    My favorite way to prepare chicken is to sprinkle it with onion powder, garlic powder and paprika, then broil it. Yum!

  13. My favorite way to prepare chicken: rosemary, time, lemon, paprika, onion garlic and olive oil, cooked in orange juice!

  14. I love roasting a whole chicken – it is my favorite Shabbat meal! I play with my recipes, throwing a little of this in, tweaking that. It comes out great every time.

  15. I like KOAB on Facebook and shared this post.

  16. I just tweeted about the contest!

  17. Gina Jacobs says:

    Grilled! YUM!

  18. Omg, all these posts are making me really hungry. My favorite chicken is a spice rub and grilled. YUM. I would love to try this chicken. I checked out their website and its just so great what these guys are doing.

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  21. Chicken with poultry seasoning and brown rice, yum!

  22. Chavelamomela says:

    Love a yummy roasted chicken. Roast it breast-side down, turn halfway (more moist breast). Stuff whole chicken with lemon & onion slices, and fresh herbs (rosemary is my favorite).

  23. Chavelamomela says:

    Like you on FB!

  24. I enjoy honey-mustard chicken.

  25. Hannah Rivkah says:

    Cast iron dutch oven with lemon juice (from fresh lemons), throw the lemon rinds in the pan, with cut-up potatoes and plenty of olive oil. Add kalamata olives. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Put a lid on it, put it in the oven and about 1 hour later -perfect!

  26. Hannah Rivkah says:

    Oh–and I have been waiting for this post. Too bad they are SOOO far from KC.

  27. I’ve “liked” you on FB

  28. My favorite is à la Sicilienne: pieces browned in olive and then cooked slowly with scallions and tarragon.

  29. Now liked on facebook.

  30. And tweeted.

  31. 40 clove garlic chicken.
    or with lemon and capers – like we had on Shabbat!

  32. One of our favorite ways to prepare chicken is the Tangy Citrus Chicken from the first Kosher By Design book. It is always a big hit. It seems like a lot of ingredients, but so long as you have the lemonade concentrate, it is a cinch.

  33. And I “like” you on facebook too. 🙂

  34. Nothing tops chicken on the grill. I sometimes put some fresh herbs under the skin before grilling. But it’s good without anything added, too.

  35. marinate chicken wings in BBQ sauce mixed with duck sauce. Then BBQ them on the BBQ. They are soooooo good and easy! Hope to win!

  36. Laura Lee says:

    If I’m going for easy, it’s a bought marinade and grilled. If I’m taking more time I have a great recipe for quick chicken mole where the sauce (and chicken) is soo good, especially for dipping challah. I also make a braised chicken called Indian shabbat chicken from the 20+ year old cookbook New Kosher Cuisine. These other recipes sound so good!!

  37. Laura Lee says:

    And I liked on FB

  38. Onion Chicken is my total favorite.

  39. I DO like you on FB… going to share right now

  40. BBQ all the way!

  41. Try this: 1 T chilli powder and 1 T brown sugar and 2 T OIL rub on chickens and bake

  42. We are FB friends

  43. And I follow on twitter

  44. Yummm! I like my chicken Moroccan:
    Brown chicken bottoms in a pan+oil.
    Soften onions till brown/golden, garlic, ginger, cumin, cinnamon, coriander, a hint of cayenne, chopped tomatoes, chickpeas and a bit of water….put chicken back in pot and cook till tender. Optional, add a bit of cracked bulgur for texture/thickness.

  45. I like to grill chicken

  46. I “like” you on Facebook too

  47. “Bread” the chicken with Manischewitz Potato Roasters seasoning mix–better on chicken than their Chicken Roasters!

    I think I have to bookmark this post… enough recipes for a year of Shabbatot!

  48. shared on facebook tonight

  49. and also tweeted via @CarolineEr

  50. michelle rosborough says:

    On the grill