This year – at least so far – I have been unable to find the quinoa flakes that were so helpful last year for my Passover Granola. So what’s a gal to do?! After asking at both of the likely stores nearby (there is one more a bit further away to check), I woke upContinue reading “UPDATE – Kosher L’Pesach Granola with Buckwheat”
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One More Granola Before Pesach….
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!
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 …”
Basil Cloning for Late Bloomers
With cloning, you don’t have to be an avid gardener to have your own fresh basil at any time of the year. Even if you don’t have space for a container garden, it should be possible to grow your own basil plant from a sprig taken from basil you bring home from the store.
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!
Vegan Caramel Sauce
This recipe started out as a way to solve the problem of how to make caramel without butter, ie to make parve or vegan caramel for Vegan Chocolate Matzah Bark. It ended up tasting too good to be just a means to an end.
Taking the Middle Path to Bein Hatlamim Farm (חוות בין התללים)
After our relocation from Jerusalem to Zichron Yaakov we were initially living yet another temporary apartment with limited storage and a weekly box of fruits and vegetables was just too much. At the same time the quality and taste are amazing and we missed the experience of supporting local organic farming.
Practicing Radical Acceptance: 5 Minutes at a Time
Radical Acceptance aims at removing the judgment from things in our lives that are not working, to make it easier to accept painful realities. The bottom line is that only by accepting the reality as it is and not as we wish it to be can we reduce suffering and to find peace.
Meditations on Moving House, Procrastination and Planning for Success
After nearly 3 years and 5 apartments, we have navigated the unknown waters of the local real estate market and found our home here in Zichron Yaakov, Israeli wine country. On Thursday we completed the process (don’t ask) and received the keys. So now the fun really begins. Earlier this year I wrote about ourContinue reading “Meditations on Moving House, Procrastination and Planning for Success”