It’s almost time to switch from making conventional granola with rolled oats to quinoa for Pesach. This week I am starting to see the early posts of baking, meal plans and questions about Passover recipes. Now that I have replenished our granola supply one more tome, I will also be focusing on Passover!
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Mushroom Barley Soup
A close friend has requested my recipe for Mushroom Barley Soup – the ultimate compliment – so I am sharing it here. After several weeks of beautiful weather with balmy temperatures we are back to wind and rain here in the north of Israel and so a perfect day to make another hardy, winter soup!
Hints for Hamentaschen
Hamentashen are a traditional 3-cornered cookie also known as Oznei Haman (Haman’s Ears in Hebrew), traditionally made with poppy-seed (Mohn) filling. If you don’t care for poppy-seed, you can find them with jams or even chocolate or Nutella. And if you are baking hamantaschen this year, here are a few hints that I hope may be helpful.
Training for Life(2) – Five Questions for Donna Goodwin Osher, Specialist Trainer
Of course fitness is important at every age. As we get older, physical training is very helpful to maintain mobility, improve balance and keep strong. Training helps to retain and increase bone density, which is very important for healthy aging. Core strength training is very important to stabilize and protect the spine, increase agility and make every day movements easierץ
Your 2023 Microbiome Diet Resolution
The New Year is here and so are all the crazy, restricted 30-day diets promising miraculous weight loss and a return to youth. While the details vary, these New Year’s resolutions diets have one thing in common: they all prey on our very human desire to look and feel our best at every age. OfContinue reading “Your 2023 Microbiome Diet Resolution”
Easy Tofu Tips + Everyday Tofu Recipe
If you have wistfully picked up a box of fresh tofu in the supermarket only to put it down again because it would “just sit in your refrigerator,” this is for you.
Getting to No: Thinking (a bit) like a Cat
“No” is one of the most important words in our vocabulary, and we should not be afraid to use it.
If its Sunday …
It’s time to make the granola! Sunday mornings are a great time to replenish our supplies, starting the new week with the slightly sweet nutty scent of fresh granola. I generally make a double recipe, divided between two jars. I have posted this Gluten Free granola recipe before. Granola is delicious morning, noon or nightContinue reading “If its Sunday …”
Vegan Mint Chocolate Ice Cream
For some time I have been trying to ‘crack the code’ on a vegan ice cream including some combination of mint, chocolate and crunch. Until today I was not satisfied with the results; the proportions of the mint to chocolate were off, and there was no crunch. (I had earlier tried to make a classicContinue reading “Vegan Mint Chocolate Ice Cream”
Crunchy Tofu Salad
You don’t have to sauté or marinade tofu to enjoy it. Whenever you find yourself short on time or just don’t want to cook, this is a super easy and delicious way to add healthy protein to a green salad. This is my favorite cold Crunchy Tofu Salad recipe, provided by special request. If youContinue reading “Crunchy Tofu Salad”