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How Accurate is that Food Label?

May 20, 2015, by

There is hardly a week that passes that my dietitians and I don’t hear about how healthy someone thinks they are eating. After all, they tell us, I am careful to buy products with no harmful ingredients. Or, we hear about how they eat low salt, low sugar, no additives, etc.  The problem is, they

The Jewish Origins of Kentucky Bourbon

May 13, 2015, by

There’s a fine art to creating a liquor brand. It involves convincing people to buy booze with stories crafted around popular notions of heritage and legacy. Today’s drinkers are familiar with the classic formulas: Rum is named for pirates or tropical islands (think Mount Gay or Captain Morgan); scotch brands enshrine beautiful but unpronounceable places

The Challah Mystique

March 9, 2015, by

I certainly didn’t start my weekly tradition of baking challah due to a lack of kosher bakeries in my neighborhood. Living in the Five Towns (Long Island, NY), one could safely say that there are more kosher food establishments than we know what to do with. Despite that, I have not felt the need to purchase and challah

Recipes from Secret Restaurant Recipes

February 5, 2015, by

The recipes below are just some of the incredible delights you’ll discover on the pages of Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek’s Secret Restaurant Recipes, published by Artscroll. Enter to win a copy of the book SMOKED SHORT RIB TACOS Yield 24 mini tacos meat Reserve Cut is kosher’s most pampered experience. Located in Downtown Manhattan,

Tu B’Shevat Recipes

January 29, 2015, by

Eretz cheetah, u’seorah, gefen, u’te’enah, rimon v’eretz zeit shemen u’devash min hatemarim. Eretz Yisrael is a land of seven species: Wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olive oil and sweet dates. Here are some recipes to make your Chag La’Illanot a festive one. Chava Dumas’ Favorite Tu B’shevat Recipes: Olive Salad 4 cups of olives, the

Slice of Life: Nuts by Eileen Goltz

January 22, 2015, by

We watch a lot of basketball and football in our house. Okay, to be truthful, I feed a lot of people who watch football and basketball in our house. There are the usual chips and dips and sandwiches but every now and then, when I’m feeling like I want to get a bit more creative I make candied

To Chilly for Chili?

January 14, 2015, by

This winter, cook up a big pot of warm (and vegan!) chili as a main dish or to accompany any weekday meal. Use ingredients likely find in your home for a quick, nutritious dinner ready in under 30 minutes. Chili features beans—a good source of folic acid, fiber, and iron and can keep you feeling full, longer. They

Slice of Life: Second-to-None Sides

January 7, 2015, by

More often than not the side dish can become the star of the meal. Whether you’re an empty nester or you’ve got your entire family scheduled to arrive in a couple of hours – these simple and scrumptious recipes are sure to be a hit. PASTRAMI BRUSSEL SPROUTS (meat) 6 slices of pastrami 2 lbs. Brussels

Slice of Life: Chicken Salad

December 24, 2014, by

This time of year there is always plenty of food to go around, in fact what kind of party would it be if there weren’t leftovers? Slices of turkey, chicken and even a bit of roast are sure to end up in everyone’s refrigerator. Turning leftovers into “planned-overs” is sort of a specialty of mine,