Shirit Gold

Shirit is passionate about Judaism, health, and wellness. She is an ingredient analyst for OU Kosher, with a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture and Animal Science and a background working for the Department of Agriculture. She lives, cooks, and writes in Brooklyn, NY with her husband Boruch Chaim Gold.

Corn Connection

August 27, 2014, by

Relax inside or outside with this fresh and easy, colorful summer salad to accompany your guests and the hot weather! It’s quick to throw together—so just sit back and enjoy the last days of summer. Easy Corn Salad Nutritional benefits of Corn: Magnesium Fiber Folate Thiamin Phosphorous Vitamin C Ingredients: 1⁄2 bag frozen corn 1

So-Good Soba

August 20, 2014, by

Bored of the same old pasta for dinner? Pick up a package of these buckwheat noodles and give them a spin! They taste great with an Asian-inspired sauce (recipe below) and are filled to the brim with several healthy properties: Essential amino acids Antioxidants Iron, zinc, and selenium Good source of dietary fiber Soba Supper

Salmon—in a Pineapple Under the Sea

August 13, 2014, by

There’s nothing better in summer weather than freshly-baked salmon with a cool, refreshing pineapple topping. The tantalizing tastes of the cold, tangy fruit blended with the fresh warm salmon is an experience for all the senses. Pineapple has additional health benefits to boot: Manganese: Raw, it provides 128% of the daily value in a one

Tu B’av Treat

August 7, 2014, by

The 15th of Av is a day of rejoicing, as the Talmud says “Israel had no greater holidays than the 15th of Av and Yom Kippur. On these days the daughters of Jerusalem would go out to the vineyards and dance.” It is a day when several events of joy and reconciliation occurred in our

Tofu Temptation

July 31, 2014, by

Right now, between the 1st and 9th of Av, we are careful not to eat meat as it is a period of mourning of the destruction of the Holy Temple. We hope for the coming of Moshiach speedily in our days and the return of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem-for the time when these days

Fresh Summer Fruit

July 23, 2014, by

Fruit is a delicious and natural source of daily nutrients, vitamins, and carbohydrates. Many fruits can be purchased organically and even locally at farmers’ markets or grocery stores, and are less expensive than buying pre-packaged snacks and sweets. Fresh fruit can be kept on-hand for snacking, frozen for smoothies, cut up in salads, or used

Chic Chickpeas

July 16, 2014, by

Chickpeas, garbanzo beans, hummus-call ‘em by any name it’s the same bean. It’s a legume that provides you with essential nutrients like iron, folate, phosphorus, protein, and dietary fiber. They’re a great protein replacement for meat or dairy, can be tossed on a salad, and, believe it or not, when ground they can replace flour

Outstanding Oats

July 9, 2014, by

Hungry kids walk in the door and want a ready-to-go snack? Need a quick and nutritious nosh to take along for a summer road trip? Below is our recipe for homemade granola bars featuring this week’s health ingredient spotlight: oats. All About Oats: Contain soluble fiber that helps counteract and reduce the “bad” or low-density

Berry Power!

June 25, 2014, by

Blueberries are power-packed with phytochemicals, studied for their possible anti-cancer, anti-neurodegenerative, and anti-inflammatory qualities. These little berries contain 14% of the recommended daily value of fiber and almost 25% of the daily value of Vitamin C for a one cup serving. They have the most antioxidants of any fruit. They can be a good health

Flax Effect! Flax Seeds: The New Wonder Food

June 18, 2014, by

What’s all the craze about? These little seeds contain high levels of dietary fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants! Studies have shown that flax seeds can reduce the risks of cancer, cardiovascular, and lung disease. They also add a unique texture and crunch to your breads, salads, desserts, smoothies, and more! Kosher status: Flax seeds,