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”
Category Archives: Microbiome
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.
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”
Papaya Salad with Tofu
This is a Thai-Style salad that I have adapted from the amazing Thai Vegetarian Cooking (1991) by Vatharin Shumichitr. I can’t claim that it is truly Thai; I did not follow the recipe exactly, both because of the ingredients that I had on hand, and our preferences. It was still delicious!
These beautiful chocolate rolls taste as good – or better – as traditional sweet rolls with healthier substitutions consistent with a Microbiome Diet. After all, it does not matter how healthy something is if no one wants to eat it.
Black-Eyed Pea Salad aka Aaron’s Appetizer
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.
Leek-Mushroom vs. Spinach-Feta (Pie)
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 theContinue reading “Leek-Mushroom vs. Spinach-Feta (Pie)”
Tossed Salad (American Salad)
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 addition to your Microbiome Diet. Ingredients 1/2 head of romaine/red leaf lettuce/oak leaf other lettuce 1 cucumber 1 carrotContinue reading “Tossed Salad (American Salad)”
Egyptian Leek-Potato Soup
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.