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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

Slice of Life: Bagel Topping Bonanza

June 11, 2014, by

A certain upcoming day for dads is the perfect occasion Dad to go big. Head out to the grocery and make a gourmet feast of bagels and the goodies that go with them. I’m proposing that a fun brunch with fruit, bagels and lots of different types of toppings followed up by an awesome gift

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

Shavuot Delights: Recipes from Dairy Made Easy

May 27, 2014, by

Just in time for shavuot comes the latest in the Made Easy series from authors Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek. Discover easy-to-prep dishes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert. From a 30-Minute Thin Crust Pizza to a Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream, your milchig recipe arsenal just received a welcome boost. Here are a couple of