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10 Fresh, Healthy, Plant-Based Shavuot Menu Ideas

All posts, Jewish Holidays & Community, Main meals, Recipes, Salad Recipes
Shavuot is here! Time for heavy cheesecake, gooey lasagna, and lots of ice cream! Well, not around here… If you are looking for a healthier, plant-based or vegan Shavuot – or just looking for healthier options to add to your traditional foods, I’ve got what you need right here! 7 Layer Salad Vegan 7 Layer Salad for Memorial Day! The 7 layer salad is a classic American dish that happens to be super easy and delicious. In addition to the salad, you must make the coconut bacon to put on top! Using coconut chips and not just plain shredded coconut gives you an even better result. Stick to unsweetened. I like the Prana brand (at your local healthfood store) and…
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Last Second Easy Purim ideas!

Last Second Easy Purim ideas!

All posts, Dessert Recipes, Food, Jewish Holidays & Community, Main meals, Recipes

Purim is the usual type of Jewish holiday… “They tried to kill us. It didn’t work. Let’s eat!” But there are several mitzvot (commandments) and minhagim (customs) very particular to Purim. These make plenty of work for parents and plenty of fun for kids. I’m giving you easy ideas for a few of the requirements and customs: HAMANTASCHEN, MISHLOACH MANOT and your PURIM SEUDAH.

Thanksgiving Made Easy (Vegan, Plant-Based)

Thanksgiving Made Easy (Vegan, Plant-Based)

All posts, Food, Main meals, Recipes, Side Dishes

I’m often better at giving the advice of Keeping It Simple, than actually following it (just ask my Mom!)! I just can’t resist trying new recipes, CONSTANTLY!
However, I recently succeeded, with terrific results. Here’s what happened… and how to keep it simple for a healthy, plant-based Thanksgiving.

Last Minute Yom Kippur Recipes and Tips!

Last Minute Yom Kippur Recipes and Tips!

All posts, Food, Jewish Holidays & Community, Recipes, Soup Recipes

Tomorrow night, Yom Kippur – and a day long fast – begins for many of my readers. What to eat before the fast and what to eat after for “break fast”?
If you don’t yet know what you’re eating before the fast I have the perfect recipe. A split pea lentil soup where all ingredients come from the pantry. Isn’t it exciting to have an easy recipe you can rely on and that you can keep all of the shelf-stable ingredients on hand?

I tried the Impossible Burger!

I tried the Impossible Burger!

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Two weeks ago, when a Washington Jewish Week reporter visited my kosher vegetarian cooking camp, he had just written a story about the Impossible Burger and tried it himself. Of course he had to ask me if I wanted to try it. I told him I honestly wasn’t that interested. I don’t actually miss the taste of a juicy hamburger or have any desire to feel like I’m eating flesh.
Now, I have tried the Impossible Burger and I’m here to tell you about it!

Article in the Washington Jewish Week: Cooking Camp is a tasty way to spend the summer!

Article in the Washington Jewish Week: Cooking Camp is a tasty way to spend the summer!

All posts, Food, Fun with Food!, Published articles and recipes, Recipes, Washington Jewish Week, Workshops

Check out the Washington Jewish Week article about the Healthy Family, Healthy You cooking camp! Pretty exciting for kids to have a Kosher cooking camp and a Vegan/Vegetarian cooking camp opportunity. And a Healthy Cooking Camp? Pretty unheard of!

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