Last Second Easy Purim ideas!

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.

Your Super Bowl Nachos are here! Vegan, healthier

Who wants a super easy Super Bowl snack that feels quite naughty, but actually isn’t too bad for you, especially compared to the usual fare? I do! (If you received this by email, you’ll see all the photos and images if you view it online). If you keep kosher, this also solves the conundrum about […]

Thanksgiving Made Easy (Vegan, Plant-Based)

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!

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!

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!

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!

Snack Attack! Real Food Summer Snacks! (Vegan)

When pool season started around here, our pool released their new expanded list of snacks. I know you’ll be shocked that they haven’t yet added apples, bananas or baby carrots! Lucky for you, I have ideas you can make and bring yourself-whether you’re at the pool or in your own backyard.

Your Nine Days Vegan/Vegetarian Meal Plan!

This is a great week for simple suppers, especially for those who usually eat meat but are abstaining right now until after Tisha B’av (The Jewish holiday commemorating the destruction of the Temples in Jerusalem.)
Here is your Monday to Wednesday plan, because, let’s be honest, you’re probably ordering pizza Thursday night and eating meat for Shabbat.
If you don’t have my cookbook, and therefore have not tried my Sushi Salad, now is the time! It is super easy and a real crowd pleaser.