You Are What You Eat

You Are What You Eat

Judaism, perhaps more than any other religion, upholds the concept of “you are what you eat”.  Judaic law deals with even the most minute aspects o...

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Stuffed Acorn Squash

Stuffed Acorn Squash

The deep orange and green colors of the acorn squash remind us of the autumn leaves.  This is a great dish to serve at a Thanksgiving dinner, eithe...

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Sniffin' the Snuff

Sniffin' the Snuff

Remember the snuff?  Some older gentleman would walk around the men’s section, late afternoon on Yom Kippur, passing around the snuff. Sometimes on...

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Caviar d' Aubergines

Caviar d' Aubergines

Caviar d’Aubergines, or in simple English, Grilled Eggplant, is a rather uncomplicated and inexpensive dish.  None- the-less, it has received this ...

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Fasting Made Easy

Fasting Made Easy

Yom Kippur is approaching and we are preparing for this wonderous day through a process of spiritual awareness and cleansing.   On Yom Kippur...

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Coconut Polenta

Coconut Polenta

I often get asked, how I come up with new recipes every week.  The answer is that I find inspiration all over the place.  I also think I must dream...

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Rosh Hashanah Carrots

Rosh Hashanah Carrots

I find food anthropology fascinating, this is especially true on holidays where the differences in traditions are the most significant.  While the ...

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Oma's Compote Recipe

Oma's Compote Recipe

My Oma (grandmother) was a very special person. Her birthday and her yahrzeit (anniversary of her death) are both on the same day, the second day o...

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10 Reasons Why I Love  Seaweed

10 Reasons Why I Love Seaweed

Here are 10 reasons that I love seaweed which have nothing to do with health benefits: It comes dried, it doesn’t spoil and it can sit in your pan...

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Cucumber Hiziki Salad

Cucumber Hiziki Salad

I’ve been reading a lot about seaweed and I realize that I want to be eating three portions of it a day. There’s only one small problem. The Taste!...

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