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.

Sweet Seeds

September 18, 2014, by

Pomegranates! A sweet and juicy fruit symbolic of our hopes that this year we will come before the heavenly court with abundant merits, even more abundant than the seeds in a pomegranate! They are a rich source of antioxidants studied for their positive effects in the body in terms of blood vessels, cholesterol, and slowing

Sensational Sweet Potatoes

September 11, 2014, by

Sweet potatoes are some of nature’s finest treats and can accompany your Rosh Hashanah table with style. They contribute as a sweet and nutritious side dish, satisfying as well as bursting with calcium, potassium, and vitamins A and C. Try this version of the traditional sweet potato for this holiday season! Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Ingredients

Refreshing Strawberry Cooler

September 4, 2014, by

Catch the last breeze of summer with this cold and healthy cooler! Strawberries are easily and readily available in the summertime, and contain antioxidants, vitamin C, manganese, and phytochemicals thatare good for body and skin health. With the addition of lemons this drink packs additional vitamin C and potassium, along with apple juice concentrate that

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