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.
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)
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 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!
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 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.
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 have … Continue reading The Microbiome Diet