When you make home-made challah for Shabbat or festivals, you gain a three-fold blessing in your own home: sanctifying the everyday with the special experience of challah baking, bringing the aroma of this timeless Jewish ritual into your kitchen, and of course sharing a taste of the ‘world to come’ with our loved ones.
As an alternative piecrust for vegetable pies/quiches, I have been experimenting with gluten-free, vegan and lower-carb substitutions for the traditional wheat-based crust. In the past, I have used shredded potatoes seasoned with onion or shallot and garlic for a Passover-friendly pie crust, and so I thought I would try using different vegetables for a lower-carb alternative crust.
Black-eyed peas for New Years are a multicultural phenomenon, eaten to usher in the new year, as a symbol of luck, prosperity, and/or in association with other milestone events, including Emancipation of African-American slaves in January 1963. There is no reason to wait for the holidays to make this delicious black-eyed pea salad as an easy summer salad or nutritious add-on for your Buddha bowls.
The back story: Last month we started to receive weekly produce boxes from the organic farm that delivers to our neighborhood here in Zichron Yaakov. We do go through a surprising amount of fresh fruits and vegetables and so I was hopeful that the organic produce boxes would work out - I really love the … Continue reading Leek-Mushroom vs. Spinach-Feta (Pie)
For my family, focusing on soup during Passover has been an effective way to increase consumption of Prebiotics. The first clue that I was onto something good was my husband’s reaction on the last day of the holiday that Passover could not be almost over because he wasn't sick of the food yet.
From the vantage point of having lived 60 years on this planet, having lived in London as a young diplomat, and having studied the history of England and Great Britain, I did not need to watch Oprah’s interview with Harry and Meghan to understand that systemic racism is alive and well in the UK and supported – implicitly or explicitly – by the Royal Family.
We have found a better way forward for our son Aaron (27, ASD) to live independently from us, in a supportive community offering meaningful employment and social engagement.
More than twenty years ago we found a home where we could raise our children, cultivate our garden, and open our doors to our community, friends and family to share in our simchas (celebrations) and support us in our sadnesses - the stuff of life.
Like it nor not, Bibi finds himself in similar circumstances in Jerusalem in 2020, as Erap did in 2001 as a sitting President of the Philippines under indictment for corruption and bribery. Both Bibi and Erap faced the prospect of serious criminal charges for bribery and corruption, both sought legislative immunity and/or protection and took other steps, directly and indirectly to suppress key evidence needed by the prosecution and to counter public unrest.
American Tossed Salad may include lettuces, carrots, cucumbers and red peppers; the possibilities are limited only by your imagination Salad is an amazing source of the Prebiotics that your body needs every day. This is an easy recipe that anyone should be able to make at home and that will be a colorful and delicious … Continue reading Tossed Salad (American Salad)
Yes, we are in our fifth apartment after our second move to Zichron Yaacov. Our first landing here in October 2018 was like a warm bath, and we had looked forward to returning after our sojourn in Jerusalem. Yes, now that we are here and looking in earnest, the market has turned. Earlier predictions of … Continue reading Meditations on Moving House, Finding Community & the Sellers Market
This is soup is creamy and delicious without dairy. You have to taste it to believe how good it is.
This recipe is a modified version Gil Marks' (z"l) Egyptian Potato Soup from his amazing Jewish vegetarian cookbook Olive Trees and Honey (2005). Leek-Potato Soup has become an annual Passover tradition for my family.
This soup is excellent whenever the weather makes the idea of a cold soup appealing, and perfect on a hot summer day when you can’t stand the idea of actually turning on the oven. It is also great for entertaining – all of the work can be done ahead, leaving you free to enjoy your guests.
This soup got its name when we served it to an unexpected dinner guest on a Friday evening who thought that he was eating chicken soup (it tastes very similar to a traditional chicken soup, although it is completely vegetarian). We joked that it was a soup that makes even the chicken happy!