Confession: Until a couple of months ago I. HATED. SUSHI.
Mom always told me, “Hate is a strong word,” so, sorry Ma, but it’s true. I saw it as slimy and salty (no denying that!) and never understood the appeal of eating something that tastes like the ocean.
Well, I APOLOGIZE sushi lovers. You know what they say when you make ASSumptions right?
And a HUGE assumption I made.
Because here’s the thing — I never even TRIED sushi before declaring it inedible…
(GASP!) Continue reading
There hasn’t been a year in my life that I haven’t made these cookies for Chanukah!
And just because I preach about nutrition (yes, I admit it), there are certain holiday traditions that I just don’t break…no matter the calorie count! After all, tradition makes the holiday season! (In my opinion, at least!)
Don’t let this year’s season be a time of can’t-haves, but a time of can-haves…in moderation. Continue reading
While the main attraction of Thanksgiving should be friends and family gathering with quality time spent together and meaningful conversation, the focus is usually on the MENU!
For me, Thanksgiving is a little different now that I’m a vegetarian.
I no longer focus on the turkey (although it’s always present!)…and I definitely don’t partake in the tofurkey trend…so the SOUP, SALADS, & SIDES have become my BFFs! At any large holiday dinner, my plate often looks like a giant cornucopia of vegetable and grain side dishes. And I LOVE this!
I was recently catching up on my Cooking Light (magazine) reading, and it’s a good thing I did! Their October issue (yes, I’m a little behind!) highlighted favorite recipes and the “2013 Taste Test Awards”…double awesomeness! But what stood out the most from the entire issue is this quote from the editor’s note:
“With recipes, the quality beyond good that we often most value is comfort.”
This is especially poignant because it’s important to recognize one of the key aspects of eating…especially around the holidays…and along with comfort, it’s tradition.
I want to discuss something serious…something very important to me…and something that interests my psychology background. With the holidays season around the corner, and parties abundant, I thought now would be the perfect time to discuss the newest diet on the block: DRUNKOREXIA.
Starving oneself to save calories for alcohol.
Eating less…drinking more. Continue reading
EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it!
ONE NIGHT ONLY!
A once-in-a-lifetime evening for Jews & Friends all over the world! For the first time since 1888, the first day of Chanukah and Thanksgiving coincide! Continue reading
Spaghetti squash is one of my favorite pasta substitutes, but can also be used in a wide variety of recipes (latkes anyone???…check back tomorrow!).
A few birdies told me they’ve had trouble preparing the perfect squash, so here are my step-by-step directions and tips:
**All you need is a medium spaghetti squash, some olive oil, salt & pepper!