Category Archives: Food for Thought

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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Yom Hazikaron

I remember my first trip to Israel, summer 2001. On my program of about 100 girls, there were four Israelis. We were headed up north when Sbarro’s Pizzeria was bombed. The bus turned around to drop off two girls at … Continue reading

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Holocaust Remembrance Day

Sunday night supper: leftover chicken soup. “I just have a quarter of a zucchini peel in my bowl!” my son complains about his second bowl. “That’s what there is,” my husband replies. “It’s Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. Do you know … Continue reading

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Jerusalem Marathon

I am a runner. I am not a distance runner. I didn’t run in the Jerusalem Marathon today. I have never run in a marathon. I sprint. Friends will attest to spotting me running on a regular basis. 200 meter … Continue reading

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Stuffed Stuff

Imagine if Hitler had a Jewish mistress (but he didn’t know it) with a cousin who had saved his life, and one day in 1939 she revealed her identity, and he said, “Really? You’re Jewish? No way! Hey, I like … Continue reading

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Planting and Nourishing: Food for Thought

The kitchen is the heart of most homes, including mine. Each cracker, apple, sandwich, and carrot stick is a blood cell carried in vessels of bags or pockets throughout the day until the food runs out and the someone hungry … Continue reading

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Tu B’Shvat and Groundhog Day, plus Coconut Almond Granola Bars

Last Thursday, kids across America checked if it was sunny enough for the groundhog’s shadow to send him back into hibernation. This week, in Israel, almond blossoms are pulling me out of hibernation. Until we discovered International Ice Cream for Breakfast … Continue reading

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Chanukah- Beyond the Limit

Chanukah is a  time for miracles, for achieving the impossible–or redefining our possibilities. Before Chanukah, I went to a lecture by Rebbetzin Shira  Smiles about holiday. One of the many points she made was that the miraculous nature of Chanukah … Continue reading

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Hanukkah Hacks for the Health-Conscious

No, not another baked latke recipe. I’m traditionalist, and Chanukah is the one time each year I actually fry food in oil. This week, my kids and I fried latkes one night and donuts the next, and the holiday is only … Continue reading

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My Food Philosophy

I know what you’re thinking: Why does the internet need another food blog? Isn’t it full enough with blogs on every type of ethnic, gluten-free, vegan, everything meat, bake-everything-with-butter, chocolate living, clean eating, and any other category of  food you could … Continue reading

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