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Mama Living Abroad

About me

In a nutshell

The writer, self-taught cook, in a serious relationship with her mixer.

A little more...

Hi, I’m Rachel.

Welcome to my little corner of the internet!

I’m happy you’re here. I am the food blogger behind “Mama Living Abroad.” 

In this space, I am sharing flavorful Israeli and Jewish recipes that I love to make and have my family and friends approve. My blog is 100% Kosher.

Growing up in Israel and spending a lot of time in the family kitchen taught me about Jewish and Israeli food and culture. We gathered at my grandparents’ house every Friday night, where we sat around the big table with good food, great conversation, and wonderful friends and family. But, as much as I enjoyed food, I didn’t cook much.

In 2013, I moved with my husband and two boys to the US. Living away from home with very young kids was not easy. As I was constantly being put out of my comfort zone in everyday life, making food from home gave me a lot of comforts. Having meals with friends and neighbors warmed my heart and eased the transition into a new county. I guess you never realize how strongly tied you are to the culture of your home country until you move abroad. I devoured cookbooks, food magazines and looked up videos. I learned a lot by trial and error. Many of the recipes are my own, and some are inspired by cooks that I admire

Having a blog has been a dream of mine for many years. When the world came to a standstill in early 2020, I found an opportunity to share my love of food. I had little idea that blogging would take off as it did. I’m happy that so many people are engaging with me through the blog, and social media.

When I am not in the kitchen, I enjoy exercising, hiking, dancing, traveling, and reading (mostly cookbooks). 

We live in Seattle NYC Metropolitan Area, and I work on this blog full-time. I have the best job in the world!

I also share about my life on my Instagram @mamalivingabroad. I’d love if you followed me there too!



Fun facts about me...

Pizza is my favorite food! I like it cold.​

I don't start my day without two cups of coffee.

I read cookbooks before I go to sleep.

I hate cutting onions.

My favorite childhood food - biscuits with chocolate.

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If you have a question about a recipe or want to get in touch regarding a potential workshop or partnership, 

please email: [email protected]

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