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For my book launch event, I talked about how, as a community, we can transform each others lives. What if we didn’t have to feel guilty and disgusting after a Shabbat or yuntof (holiday) meal? What if we didn’t put our friends and family in the position of having to make difficult decisions at every meal? What if we didn’t feel like we were set up for failure at every meal? What if we could make hearty, healthy meals where our guests leave full, satisfied, and happy, instead of miserable and hating themselves? We have the power to do that.

I told the attendees that I’ve done that with the heartiest of 6 foot 3 meat eaters and you can too.

I’m eager to hear about how we can work together to support your community.
If you looking for a fundraising event that is also inspirational and educational and supports or transforms the health of your community members, talk to me today (even if you aren’t in the DC area).

Supporting your community in a commitment to a healthy lifestyle is priceless!

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Raising money for a cause, organization or event?

Show your community you care about them at the same time you provide a fun bonding event with real value and healthy support – and raise needed funds with my easy fundraising formula/event plan.

Email me at to start a conversation about your goals and what would be best for your organization. I will then send you more details and my specific recommendations.

Example Workshops:

  • Healthy Cooking demo night
  • 10 tips, tricks and tools to make your kids enjoy eating their fruits and veggies
  • How to get dinner on the table in 15 minutes or less
  • Comprehensive Healthy Shabbaton
  • “Help! My kid is a vegetarian!”
  • Fun/healthy kitchen tools demonstration
  • Healthy Shabbat substitutions
  • Chinese Shabbat in an hour
  • 3 Steps to a Healthy Family and a Healthy You
  • 3 Secrets to Sanity in the Kitchen
  • Fruit Funshops
  • Green Smoothie workshops
  • Simple cooking for college students and new graduates (Everyday dinners, Healthy Snacks and Shabbat/Holidays)
I look forward to hearing from you!

For more options and information you can also go to my workshop page:

Yours in health,

HFHY Front Cover with dash Cookbook Front Cover



Links Fixed-RSVP Today for Book/Healthy Chaggim Event!

Come to the Party and Healthy Holiday Program!
September 20, 2015 7:30-9:00pm, Chabad of Potomac
Get your signed Healthy Family, Healthy You books there! or…
Get your signed Healthy Family, Healthy You books delivered to your door!
(But we’ll miss you terribly at the party!)

HFHY Front Cover with dash Cookbook Front Cover

Healthy menu planning, spiritual and practical preparation for the rest of the Yom Tovim. Walk away with new menus, recipes, and inspiration! Both books, light refreshments, program and take home resources all included in event price. Price: $36. Payment (a check mailed or dropped off by me) confirms your book will be ordered and ready for you at the event! (If you don’t have my address, email (or PM) me To pay by credit card, please click below. Note that the price to pay by credit card ($37.34) includes the $1.34 PayPal fee because a portion of the proceeds will be donated to our host, Chabad of Potomac.

RSVP’s needed by September 9 to guarantee book delivery for event. If you RSVP after that, no worries. Come party, but I might have to drop off or ship your books the following week. You’ll be too busy with Rosh Hashanah after September 9 anyway, so RSVP and put it on your calendar today!

If you can’t make the event but want the books personally signed by moi, click on the 2nd PayPal button below to purchase. I’ll make your order, sign the books and ship them out to you. You can also order (non-signed) copies through Amazon shortly before the book launch party.

ALL are welcome as I know many great, healthy cooks aren’t even parents or aren’t even married!

If you are ready to party and plan healthy chaggim/future gatherings) order below and tell me whom to make the dedication out to. They’ll be signed and ready for you at the event!

Name for book dedication

If you can’t attend the Book Launch Party and Program but want to purchase both books (personally signed by moi), order below!

Name for book dedication:

HFHY Front Cover with dash Cookbook Front Cover

Refreshing 2nd Days’ Salad!

Refreshing 2nd Days’ Salad!

(If you missed my 10 shortcuts for Passover post, click here!)

For many years (pre-kids!) I would host the Friday night meal at the end of Passover. Everyone else was sick of cooking and sick of food. Of course, no one gets sick from food at my house! So I would make a big meal, with lots of friends, and lots of salads!

For those of you unfamiliar, “Second Days” refers to the last two days of Passover that are holiday (yuntov) days where, like the first 2 days, observant Jews don’t drive or use the phone, and are supposed to eat MORE festive meals.

I apologize profusely for not taking pictures of this beautiful and delicious salad. I had about 6 kids running around my house at the time…but you’ll love this healthy second days’ dish anyway! It would also be good for a light lunch during Chol HaMoed.


Avocado Broccoli Tomato Salad

1 ripe avocado

2 Tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon prepared pesto

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 cups steamed broccoli

1 small red pepper, chopped

1 cup grape tomatoes, sliced

In a small bowl, mash the avocado, add the lemon juice, pesto and salt. Mix well.

In a larger bowl, add the broccoli, red pepper and tomatoes. Add the dressing to the salad and mix well.

Optional: This salad is also delicious with the addition of a few noodles (Passover, or regular, when it isn’t Passover).