Author Archives: israelisalad

About israelisalad

I'm an American-Israeli mother who loves to make healthy food from fresh ingredients, on a budget and with limited time. My site is full of easy, healthy recipes and insights into life in Israel.

Flowering Har Sinai Fruit Mountains for Shavuot

Sometimes, seeds of ideas are planted years before they come into fruition. I first became interested in fruit art when I was twelve years old. A new mother carved a baby carriage out of a watermelon for her daughter’s baby-naming … Continue reading

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It’s About Time, Part 2, with Rebekah Saltzman

I am sleeping, but my heart is awake. Because someone decided that a good time for a mother-daughter event for elementary school children is from 10:30 PM until 1 AM. We all would have been more awake for the evening … Continue reading

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It’s About Time-Management with Rebekah Saltzman

It’s 9:41 AM. I’ve nursed a baby, changed three diapers, dressed two children, tied another’s ponytail, asked two kids to make sandwiches, got two different kids out of bed, helped my husband find his phone, asked two kids why they … Continue reading

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Surprise Box Challenge 1: Beets and Coconut

What would you do if a bag of beets suddenly appeared on your doorstep? Continue reading

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Surprise Box

For every produce box purchased from the chesed organization Tachlit, a similar one is delivered at half price to a needy family. Continue reading

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Camp Mommy 2018, Week 1 Highlights

Week one highlights. Yes, it’s already been two weeks, but we’ve been so busy living it all that I haven’t had time to write it all up. Let’s start with a riddle. What is in this picture? Read to the … Continue reading

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Camp Mommy 2018, Day 1

I’m back and ready for a fun summer of Kaytanat Ima (Camp Mommy). The blog dropped off last summer when I was super-busy with Kaytanat Ima 2017, and it was hard to get back into it this year when I … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Trees!

Giveret David is shaking a little blue and white box with the letters JNF on the side. “Tzedakah!” We hear stories from her many years spent in Israel, about kibbutz life, halutzim draining the swamps, planting trees, and singing “zoom … Continue reading

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Apples to Apples(auce)

Today, the apples were calling me. It’s not their fault. They didn’t mean to make trouble. As usual, we’ll blame it on the baby. Continue reading

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Heart Health Challenge, Day 4: Fresh Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin is versatile and mixes well with other vegetables and both sweet and savory spices. Perhaps this is how “pumpkin” became a term of endearment, along with “dear,” “sweetheart,” etc. Maybe calling someone pumpkin is like saying, “We complete each other.”  Continue reading

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