Happy Healthy Treats

Last night I participated in a Healthy Lifestyle Cooking Class taught by the owner and chef David Intonato of the Purple Elephant in Northport, LI, and special guest RAW chef JP Kahlan from Costa Rica, founder and owner of Naked Foods. (FYI, Purple Elephant...
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Entertaining is my Canvas  

As a frustrated artist, entertaining has become one of my creative outlets.  My dining room table, my dishes and my home are my canvas, and I embrace the opportunity to stretch my imagination and artistic talent with dinner parties. Saturday night was...
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Rosh Hashanah and the Dinner Table

My Rosh Hashanah table is beautifully set With napkins, wine glasses, honey sticks, trying not to forget The apples before we begin our meal Than serving my soup, salad, sides, and sweet roasted chicken and veal My Dinner Table:  A precious and meaningful...
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Fermenting Vegetables for Gut Health  

I am thrilled that my entire household loves Miso Soup-made with fermented soybean paste. Miso is an alkaline food. Alkaline is what I am looking for. Sounds like a battery concept but I’m talking about acid/alkaline balance in food and body. After...
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Crispy Potatoes dressed with Avocado and Garlic Sauce

The Potato Eaters– 1885, is considered by many to be Van Gogh’s first great work of art. At this time of its creation, Van Gogh had only started painting and had not yet mastered the techniques. The lesson here is that you can create even if you...
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Family Activity- FOOD for the Soul

One of my most special get a ways this summer was a visit to the Kripalu Center for Health and Yoga in the Berkshires, MA. Visitors from all over spend days, weeks, even a month at a time studying the art of yoga, self- awareness, meditation, dance, and...
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Quinoa- The grain of golden standards

Did you know: Quinoa was cultivated in the Andes 1000’s of years ago. It’s called the ‘mother of grain’ and the ‘gold of the Incas’. We call quinoa a grain but it is a seed, though it is used in all the same ways as other grains like brown...
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Chickpea Turmeric Soup

My soup came about when I began prepping to sauté my chickpeas. I used the organic ready to eat chickpeas from a can and this time I poured the seaweed juice in my pot instead of discarding the juice as I usually do. I looked in the pot and said to myself,...
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Sweet Challah Recipe

Last week my 11 year old son invited a friend for dinner and sleep over. He showed up with a beautifully shaped, Struessel topped, aromatic challah. There was no way this challah was waiting for dinner time. Slice after slice it was devoured and so the...
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Who knew Joe was sloppy?

There are so many versions to making Sloppy Joe. I leave out the sugar but you can add a ½ cup of brown sugar if you wish. Not necessary! I grew up with great memories of my mother making Sloppy Joe. It was one of our favorite meals. We actually ate...
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