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Don’t Sell These Cakes Short

September 8, 2014, by

Desserts are always a part of the holidays–not that we need them after the soup, fish, salad, sides, main course and challah. Still, dessert is, well, expected. So…cookies? Sure, always good but been there, done that. Sponge cake? Maybe but I’m sort of tired of it. Apple cake? Expected and BORING. Honey cake? Seriously, does

Slice of Life: Layered Salads

September 4, 2014, by

  Summer is over. Ok, not truly officially over but rather in a school has started, pools are closed and High Holiday items are showing up in grocery aisles kind of over. However, the temperature still hasn’t gotten the memo about dropping to a tolerablelevel and I’m still in wanting toeat cool meals without heating

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

Slice of Life: Zucchini

August 25, 2014, by

We must truly be living in an alternative universe this year because I planted (yes I know, I’ve been crowned the queen of all that dies in the garden 20 years running now) seeds for zucchini plants knowing they wouldn’t grow. Somehow despite my neglect, lack of rain, then too much rain, bunnies and a

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