Food and Recipes

Israeli Salad with Grilled Peaches
If you know me at all then you know that Israel lives in my heart. I met my husband there. I fell in love with cooking there. I named my children Siona (Zion) and Eden. Our home is filled with artifacts, knickknacks and Judaica all reminding us and calling us [...]
Mon, May 08, 2017, Continue reading at the source
How do you know when you're done? Not done with eating, mind you, but done having kids? I thought I knew. I participated in a week-long Positive Psychology workshop last summer and spent the majority of my time digging deep and reflecting on the fact that I thought I was [...]
Wed, May 03, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Hello and happy Passover! I hope everyone had wonderful Sedarim. We went low-key this year as it's been a tough couple weeks. Unfortunately, my husband lost his beloved father to cancer the week before Passover. He had been sick for only a handful of months and, as cancer tends to [...]
Thu, Apr 13, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Lemon Turmeric Salmon – A Recipe from Chef Uri Jeremias of Uri Buri Restaurant in Acre, Israel. In November of last year I took one of the most amazing trips of my life. We started in Germany, where we saw my husband's musical performed in Munster, then we continued on to [...]
Wed, Apr 12, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Apple Cinnamon Charoset with Cayenne Candied Walnuts - Traditional Passover Recipe with a Twist
Passover Recipe Roundup – 30 recipe ideas to complete your Passover Seder menu on ToriAvey.com Searching for a few new dishes to complete your Passover Seder menu? I've gathered some of my favorite dishes, including entrees, sides and desserts, all in one convenient list. There's a little something for everyone, even [...]
Fri, Apr 07, 2017, Continue reading at the source
2-Ingredient Creamy Vegan Orange Sorbet – Ultra-Simple Healthy and Dairy-Free Passover Dessert #PassOverTheTrop Sponsored by Tropicana Pure Premium Passover is a week long holiday with food restrictions, which can seem daunting to many home cooks. After all, the prospect of seven straight days of matzo doesn't exactly excite one's inner gourmet. Believe [...]
Thu, Apr 06, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I remember sitting at lunch one day at a restaurant on the corner of 3rd and Harper in Los Angeles with my peeps, Keeli and her husband David (hi, Wolkin!) when Keeli ordered a dish I had never heard of before—chilaquiles. When the word left her mouth I was like, [...]
Wed, Apr 05, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Not all quinoa is created equal—at least that's the case when it comes to finding Kosher for Passover quinoa. It was only recently that this healthy rice/noodle alternative became a hit amongst healthy eaters and though it's not as popular as it was a few years ago (every fad must [...]
Thu, Mar 30, 2017, Continue reading at the source
As my previous post mentioned, we are at the home stretch of Passover planning and you know what that means . . . carb-loading!!!! HOLLER!!!! While I'm no athlete, and if I wasn't completely morally opposed to it, I think I'd be an amazing competitive eater. How do I know this? [...]
Fri, Mar 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
How to Cook, Soak and Freeze Red Kidney Beans – Learn how to cook dried red kidney beans to prepare them for use in recipes. Includes storage and freezing techniques. This tutorial will teach you how to cook, soak, prepare and freeze red kidney beans for use in recipes. Red kidney [...]
Wed, Mar 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
How to Make Bath Fizzies – How to Make Homemade Fizzing Bath Bombs Using Only 2 Ingredients, Plus How to Add Scents, Colors and More Sharon Biggs Waller is back to teach us her homemade technique for bath fizzies, which she crafts on her Indiana hobby farm. here. ~ [...]
Tue, Mar 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I'm currently sitting in bed. I'm sitting in bed and I'm trying to take care of myself. It hasn't been easy lately. Every since having our second baby, I feel like I'm in a constant game of catch-up. I know this sounds crazy, but I'm not sure why having the [...]
Mon, Mar 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Broccoli Cheddar Frittata with Smoked Paprika - Delicious Vegetarian Entree for Breakfast, Brunch or Dinner
Broccoli Cheddar Frittata with Smoked Paprika – Delicious Vegetarian Entree for Breakfast, Brunch or Dinner We have been eating more vegetarian meals at home, and we're really enjoying it. When we're crunched for time and want something homemade, we often turn to the frittata as a tasty and easy light dinner. Every [...]
Wed, Mar 08, 2017, Continue reading at the source
How to Soak, Cook and Freeze Dried Black Beans – Learn how to cook dried black beans to prepare them for use in recipes. Includes storage and freezing techniques. I have been trying to do more and more “from scratch” in my kitchen lately. The bulk bins at the health food [...]
Wed, Mar 08, 2017, Continue reading at the source
So if you read my Valentine's Day post, you'll know already that I recently attended an amazing conference centered on the topic of how to help adolescents thrive as they transition into adulthood. You'll also know that the headliner of this conference was Jane Fonda. What you might not know [...]
Sun, Feb 26, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Hello and happy (almost) Purim! Can you believe that it's almost Purim time? I seriously feel like it was JUST yesterday that I was making cheddar Sriracha latkes on The Feed Feed and now I'm making hamantaschen? How can this be? My waist line is not ready for all the [...]
Tue, Feb 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Hello from Dallas, Texas! I'm blogging at you from the BBYO International Conference. Yes, that makes two blog posts from conferences so clearly, I clearly pay close attention to presentations and am not distracted at all when you invite me to a conference. Anyway, It's an honor to be here for [...]
Fri, Feb 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Mushroom Barley Soup with Flanken - Homemade Jewish Deli-Style Beef Soup, Savory and Comforting
Cold Weather Comfort Food Meals – Hearty Recipes to Help Get You Through the Cold, Winter Nights — Mushroom Barley Soup — Greek Yogurt Macaroni and Cheese — Matzo Ball Soup — Savory Grass Fed Pot Roast — Roasted Cauliflower Gratin — Kobete – Sephardic Savory Meat Pie — Jerusalem Artichoke Soup — Cholent — Curried Vegetable Stew — Smoky Lentil Sweet Potato Soup — Braised Lemon Chicken with Dill [...]
Thu, Feb 02, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Remarkable moments, those deeply significant fragments of time that are indelibly imprinted in life's memory book, are few and far between. In November I went on a journey and encountered so many of these moments, one after another, it felt like I was in a waking dream. As I try [...]
Fri, Jan 27, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Morning Lemon Ginger Infusion - Warm Beverage of Ginger, Apple Cider Vinegar, Fresh Lemon Juice and Honey
Lemon Ginger Cider Vinegar Infusion – Warm Healthy Morning Beverage My husband got me started on apple cider vinegar. About four months ago he started drinking warm water with a spoonful of cider vinegar first thing in the morning. He heard about it on Israeli television and urged me to [...]
Mon, Jan 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source