Food and Recipes

Recipes for 4th of July – Patriotic Foods for Independence Day Holiday from Tori Avey #redwhiteandblue 4th of July falls on a Tuesday this year, and I'm willing to bet many of you will be celebrating the weekend before. Of course, hosting a weekend-long bash calls for lots and lots of [...]
Sat, Jun 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
All About Fava Beans: How to Cook, Soak, Peel and Freeze - Learn how to cook all varieties of fava beans to prepare them for use in recipes. Includes storage and freezing techniques.
All About Fava Beans: How to Cook, Soak, Peel and Freeze. Learn how to cook all varieties of fava beans to prepare them for use in recipes. Includes storage and freezing techniques. Fava beans are one of the oldest domesticated food legumes. References to favas occur in both the Talmud and [...]
Fri, Jun 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Pistachio Mint Pesto - Flavorful fresh herb pesto sauce with fresh mint, roasted garlic, basil, lemon and parmesan.
Pistachio Mint Pesto – Flavorful fresh herb pesto sauce with fresh mint, roasted garlic, basil, lemon and parmesan. When the season changes and the weather warms, I crave the herby flavor of a freshly made pesto. The farmers markets are teeming with lovely fresh herbs, and pesto can be made a [...]
Sun, Jun 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Oh hey, what's up? I'm just sitting here, editing a post and thinking about the fact that my almost 5 year-old is ‘graduating' preschool this week. And while I'm not crying right NOW, you best believe that this has been hitting me quite intensely for a few weeks now. How [...]
Mon, Jun 12, 2017, Continue reading at the source
You ever wonder how it is you got somewhere? Not like, “I'm at home and now I'm at Target. How did that happen?” Because, really, we all know how that happens. The more appropriate question for Target is, “I went in for toilet paper. How did I end up walking [...]
Mon, May 29, 2017, Continue reading at the source
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
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
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