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 …”

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!

Gluten Free (GF) Granola

Back in the day, we used to eat granola in the morning with milk or yogurt for breakfast, as a snack throughout the day, and in the evening to top fruit or ice cream. I am not sure why we stopped making it (and eating it), however of the blue last week my husband asked if I would make him some granola. Now we are off and running again.

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)”

“Happy Chicken” Soup

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! 

A Soup Theory of Passover

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.

Pinto Beans & What to Do With Them

Pinto Beans and other legumes are an excellent source of Prebiotics needed by your body to support a healthy Microbiome. This means that they are an excellent source of fiber and plant protein, and may have a number of other health benefits.

The Microbiome Diet

This entry provides a brief overview of the Microbiome and why the Microbiome Diet is important, including Microbiome ABCs. This is a favorite topic of mine; I have been a student of the microbiome and the potential for development of practical tools to advance human health for some time. More to the point, I haveContinue reading “The Microbiome Diet”