Shavuot Salad and Vegan Cheesecake

Vegan Cheesecake

This week is the Jewish holiday of Shavuot. Shavuot is a celebration of the spring harvest and the bringing of the first fruits to the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, in ancient times. However, it is more commonly known for it’s focus on dairy foods. An explanation of several reasons for Shavuot’s focus on dairy foods […]

Let’s celebrate Chocolate and Heart-Shaped Produce!

Everyone can find an excuse to celebrate chocolate, right? Why not make it a healthier, vegan chocolate recipe? (Note that if you are looking at this in your email, you may need to “view in browser” for all images to appear) I know many of my readers do not celebrate Valentine’s Day, and I actually […]

What to Eat for Dinner The Day Before Thanksgiving!

You start cooking for Thanksgiving on Wednesday morning…realizing at 4pm that you have no idea what everyone is supposed to eat for dinner that night. So you order pizza. Sound about right?Think about dinner for just a couple minutes on Tuesday (so you can get the groceries when you go shopping for Thanksgiving), and you’ll be all set to eat a healthy, but filling meal Wednesday night. Many people say they’re just not going to eat on Wednesday or only eat salad, etc… that usually just drives them to a mindset of scarcity and straight to eating until they want to throw up on Thanksgiving day! Here are 3 tips and 2 recipes to make for a fun, indulgent, but not gluttonous, holiday.

Mega-Purim Post! Cute Mini Stuff in Mason Jars!

This week we are all about Purim around here! The Healthy Family, Healthy You family is rocking a Healthy Family, Healthy You mishloach manot theme this year! Mini zucchini, mini banana, mini pepper and a tiny bag of chopped nuts from www.minimus.biz (great resource!). We are always adventurous with hamantaschen (and of course we use […]

Unbelievable Brownies! Half Healthy, All Insanely Good!

The truth is, making a cake from scratch isn’t a big deal and doesn’t even take much longer than a cake mix. And brownies? Seriously exactly the same as a mix. The other advantage of making a cake or brownies from scratch, particularly brownies (because they’re always chocolate!), is that you can use cacao powder. That’s like cocoa powder before all the antioxidants are stripped from it. Cacao powder can actually have more antioxidants than blueberries! You know that whole, “But chocolate is good for you…” line we’ve been hearing for a few years. It actually can be true. But no, not a milk chocolate bar. Sorry!