archive for September, 2012
Posted on September 27, 2012
Photo by jwinfred on Flickr
For the most part, I’m a tomboy. I wear gym clothes just about everyday. As I sit here writing this, I’m wearing a pair of ratty old sweat pants and my husband’s frayed t-shirt. I don’t like to wear make up to the grocery store, or anyplace else for that matter.
There is one exception though, where I do go girlie every now and then. Lip gloss. Maybe it’s because it’s moisturizing in the deathly dry climate in ... read more →
Posted on September 21, 2012
After going without food and water for over 24 hours, we like to keep our break fast light and healthy.
Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, is one of the holiest days of the year for Jews. Fasting begins 20 minutes before sundown and ends after nightfall the following day. Jewish fast days not only include abstaining from food, but water as well.
Because the fast is not always easy and can be challenging on the body, we make ... read more →
Posted on September 18, 2012
Paleo Honey Cake made with high protein almond flour for your High Holiday celebrations.
Honey Cake, also known as Lebkuchen, is a traditional Jewish dessert eaten during Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year); my family sometimes serves it during Yom Kippur Break Fast as well since it is a warming, comforting food. Traditionally, we eat honey during the High Holidays as this ritual sets the tone for a sweet new year. It is common to dip apples in honey at the ... read more →
Posted on September 11, 2012
Gluten free dairy free Mint Chip Truffles based on a delightful recipe from Practical Paleo.
Practical Paleo. You may have gotten your hands on a copy of this recently released book which looks bound for the New York Times Bestseller List. I did last week and was mighty pleased. Not only is it a wonderful Paleo cookbook, it is a practical guide to dealing with various health conditions, and more.
Admittedly, I have not read the book cover to cover, I have ... read more →
Posted on September 7, 2012
If your garden is overflowing with fresh basil, I have the perfect recipe for you.
We planted more than ten little basil plants earlier this year and now my garden is overgrown with luscious green goodness. Since I have an entire bed of basil, I am of course, on the lookout for basil recipes.
When I looked back in my files, I found this one by Charlie Palmer. This recipe is not “inspired by” his, it is my version of his. If ... read more →
Posted on September 5, 2012
The little ones savoring their last lazy days of summer.
The boys went back to school a week or so ago, and now that September is upon us, we have resumed our routine in earnest. That means chores, lots of them, and no slacking off whatsoever.
During the summer our life is free form –the entire neighborhood congregates at my house, probably because of the abundance of food. Even teenage boys want their cupcakes. And when it comes to chores, the ... read more →