Life

Slice of Life: Applesauce

September 23, 2014, by

In the midst of preparing for yontif there is one food item that (in my opinion) is almost always purchased and rarely homemade. I’m talking about apple sauce. Quite frankly, it’s just sad because the homemade applesauce is easy, easy, super easy to make and the taste is awesome. It’s that wonderful comfort food we

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

Slice of Life: Grin and Pear It

September 17, 2014, by

You know how when you were growing up there was always the popular girl or guy that has the almost-as-popular best friend or side kick? Well, that’s kind of how it is with the apple and the pear. This time of year, most everyone I know is trying their best to incorporate the apple (and

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

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