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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

Slice of Life: Gettin’ Figgy With It

July 14, 2014, by

Pick a fruit that gets almost no respect when it comes to the holiday table and you’d be hard pressed to find one less represented than the fig. Seriously, fresh figs are delicious and deserve to be front and center in the “you need to serve something different for the holidays” category. (Ten weeks till

Slice of Life: Sugar Rush

July 10, 2014, by

I’m standing in line at the local farmers market Friday morning trying to get some really fresh veggies and fruits for shabbos and I observed a woman who was obviously a bubbie watching a obviously overtired, overstimulated and downright cranky 2- to 3- year-old. While the child’s parents were debating the merits of green vs.

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,

Slice of Life: What a Melon!

June 16, 2014, by

If my son were a southern belle he’d be having the vapors about now because he just discovered that his favorite fruit, the watermelon, is also a vegetable. Yes, this is the same mench who I’m trying to convince needs to sign up for Jdate, whose culinary light bulb moment when he was 16 was