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Slice of Life: Root, Root, Root for the Veggies

November 10, 2014, by

It’s a scientific fact that no matter how much food you make for your large family gatherings (Thanksgiving alert!) you’ll have too much. This anomaly is, of course, directly related to our constant application of the “law of company’s coming” theory. The theory states that no matter what we do, something will burn, we will

Slice of Life: Vive le French Toast

November 6, 2014, by

Jews have a habit of incorporating the foods of the counties they’ve found themselves in to accommodate the laws of kashruth. So it’s not surprising that many of the foods we eat have names associated with a specific country. However, many have absolutely nothing to do with the county tied to their name. Danish don’t

Cashew Crazy

November 5, 2014, by

Great to munch on as a snack, as a crunchy topping in salad, or as a thickening ingredient in recipes, cashews add many nutrients to our daily palate. These little nuts are known for their good and healthy oils and fats that fuel the body with energy and promote healthy skin and hair. They are

Slice of Life: Don’t Sell These Ribs Short

October 29, 2014, by

Like many, my family has cut down on red meat consumption. However, every now and then the need for beef overcomes my self-discipline I give in to my craving and head right for the ribs. No, I’m not talking about putting them in a cholent, but beef ribs as a standalone main course. Typically I

Slice of Life: Meatballs

October 22, 2014, by

I’m not a huge fan of the meatball. Nor is anyone else in my immediate family. But when I got an email from a reader asking for a post-Yom Tov, had way too much meat but it’s still Shabbos so meat needs to be on the menu meatball appetizer, I thought, ok, challenge accepted and

Edible Parsha Project: Sukkot

October 7, 2014, by

Shabbat fun for children is given a fresh and tasty twist with Edible Parsha projects. These easy to create, hands-on treats are based within context of weekly Torah portion for children of all ages and stages. Edible Parsha is a creation by Batya Jacob, director of the International Jewish Resource Center for Inclusion and Special

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

October 7, 2014, by

A traditional food for Simchat Torah, stuffed cabbage provides a hearty and sustaining meal full of nutrients such asvitamin C, cancer-fighting phytochemicals, potassium, and fiber. This dish is a tradition handed down from generation to generation, some saying it is eaten now because the shape resembles a Torah scroll while others argue that the dish

Slice of Life: Challah

October 7, 2014, by

Sometimes, when time is short at the end of the week I buy my challah. Please don’t judge me, I just run out of timeand it’s just, well, easier. Not necessarily tastier than homemade challah, just easier. Fast forward to the holidays and OMG I have to have sooooo many challahs to make and everyone

Kreplach Time

October 1, 2014, by

What’s for lunch? Kreplach are on the menu this Friday. A traditional food before Yom Kippur, kreplach are meat-filled dough dumplings served in soup that can provide the necessary carbohydrates and protein to sustain one throughout the fast. They serve both a physical and a spiritual purpose, symbolizing our hopes that G-d will envelop His

Slice of Life: Fine Wining

September 30, 2014, by

With so many great meals to serve this holiday season it stands to reason that you’re going to want some really special wine to enhance them. We’ve long ago passed the day when Mogen David was the standard for kosher wine. There are dozens of upscale and/or boutique wines that can hold their own against