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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.

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,

Chi-this: Chia Seeds are Kosher, Healthy, and Easy!

June 11, 2014, by

Chia seeds are a tiny, nutrient packed boost to add to your veggies, baked goods, cereals, smoothies, and more. We all know Chia seeds are healthy. Do you eat them for their: High amount of fiber? Vitamin content (calcium, phosphorous, and manganese)? Antioxidant and omega-3 properties? Regardless of the reason, we’ll tell you how to

The Culinary Aspect of Shavuot

May 27, 2014, by

Shavuot commemorates the receiving of the Torah at Mount Sinai—one of the biggest events in Jewish history. At this point in our history we received all the customs and laws of the Torah for the first time—including kosher and food guidelines. The first festive meals then were dairy foods since, at first, we were unable