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Posted on December 15, 2013
Looking for holiday gifts? Here are 10 healthy ingredients that make great gifts, from sweetly satisfying organic vanilla powder, to coconut butter so good you can eat it straight out of the jar, to gourmet olives that will knock your socks off during cocktail hour. These healthy ingredients are fantastic for everyone from folks following a gluten-free diet, to CrossFit friends that have gone full on Paleo, to that special neighbor who simply likes to cook with real food.
During the ... read more →
Posted on September 10, 2013
Paleo tzimmes –traditional Jewish fare that tastes great and is healthy to boot.
A while back my mother-in-law asked me to create a tzimmes dish for the Jewish holidays; it was a comment from Shari in NC that spurred me towards fulfilling that wonderful request.
I made tzimmes for our Rosh Hashanah dinner a few days ago and my family loved it so much that I’ll be making it again for Yom Kippur.
There are several ways to make tzimmes, though most often ... read more →
Posted on August 29, 2013
Pack this year’s Rosh Hashanah dinner table with Paleo goodness.
Are you wondering what to serve for the Jewish High Holidays? Are you looking for gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free or Paleo options for your Rosh Hashanah meal?
Below is a Paleo Rosh Hashanah menu that will suit a variety of guests with a cornucopia of food allergies and intolerances. And from my experience, Jews seem to have as many, or more digestive issues and food intolerances than most other folks. So if you’re ... read more →
Posted on March 26, 2013
Healthier desserts for your Easter celebration.
Our holiday is Passover, and accordingly, I have a list of Paleo Passover recipes. However, since many of our friends celebrate Easter, I have put together a list of Paleo Easter dessert recipes. Of course, you may wish to be a super duper caveman and simply dine on ham and veggies for your Easter celebration. If that’s your preference, then just navigate away from this post right now.
For those of you looking for something sweet ... read more →
Posted on February 7, 2013
You can ♥ Paleo treats on Valentine’s Day (as well as any other time of the year).
Here are my favorite Paleo Valentine’s Day recipes. I’m not much of a romantic, so I must confess that Valentine’s Day is not my favorite “holiday,” however, there is an upside, and that is chocolate.
The gluten-free, dairy-free Paleo recipes below are full of healthy ingredients such as coconut flour, almond flour, coconut oil, and dark chocolate. So give your loved ones some higher-protein treats ... read more →
Posted on December 28, 2012
New Year’s Eve Finger Foods are gluten-free, healthy, and best of all filling.
According to Wikipedia, an amuse bouche (pronounced aˌmyzˈbuʃ) is a single, bite-sized hors d’œuvre.
Literally, this term means amusement of the mouth. I’m putting together a list of amuse bouche finger foods that will amuse fingers, mouths and guests alike during your New Year’s Eve celebration.
Posted on December 11, 2012
Paleo Christmas Cookies –gluten-free, grain-free, healthy treats for the holidays.
I’ve got the Christmas cookie bug. The gluten-free Christmas cookie bug that is. Because the recipes that I’ve written on this blog for the past year or so have been Paleo (the ones prior to that are merely grain-free), I’ve gone back and retested a number of my classic gluten-free cookie recipes and reworked them so that they are now Paleo cookie recipes. Because I want you and yours to have ... read more →
Posted on October 1, 2012
Photo by RonAlmog on Flickr; we eat in the sukkah during the Feast of Tabernacles.
Sukkot or Sukkos is the Jewish harvest festival. This holiday takes place on the 15th of the month of Tishrei (sometime between late September to late October), and occurs on the full moon (the Jewish calendar is a lunar calendar and many of our holidays start on the full moon).
The word sukkot literally means “booth” or “tabernacle” and the holiday is often referred to as the ... read more →
Posted on January 26, 2012
photo by tess_marie on flickr.com
What is Tu B’shevat you ask? Why it is the holiday of trees established by the Talmudic rabbis sometime between the 3rd to 5th century –the early part of the Middle Ages.
As the daughter of liberal Jewish activists (my parents met at a civil rights meeting in the 1960′s) I’ve always been really into this holiday which is described by wikipedia as follows:
Tu Bishvat is considered by secular Israeli Jews and organizations to be the Jewish ... read more →
Posted on November 27, 2011
Stainless steel snack containers, mulling spices, cookie mix in a jar and a Wally mug; simple, yet useful gifts for the holidays.
Finding the perfect Christmas gifts for friends and loved ones can be a challenge. Especially if you’ve put off your holiday shopping until now.
Because we celebrate Chanukah it seems like we have far less pressure during the holiday season –though that could simply be the mindset I undertake during the holidays when I try to block out everything I ... read more →
Posted on November 18, 2011
Make your Thanksgiving meal one of abundance AND health with these easy nutritious Paleo recipes.
A completely Paleo Thanksgiving menu –all gluten free, grain free and sugar free, including many delicious superfoods. Ten recipes for appetizers, salad, dinner, dessert and more.
For decades my father has said “eat the rainbow,” and Thanksgiving is the perfect time to do just that. Each year, we have a variety of gorgeous, colorful dishes on the table, from the green of kale and brussel sprouts, to ... read more →
Posted on October 25, 2011
If you find the ingredients in Halloween candy a little spooky, you may want to try making treats for your children this holiday. The recipes below for healthier Halloween candy are a great way to please palates in search of sweets this season.
Posted on June 30, 2011
For our July 4th celebration this year I will be serving some of my favorite gluten free recipes (pictured above/listed below). We will have a small gathering at our house with two other families, then we’ll hike up Mount Sanitas to watch the fireworks show.
My younger son is begging us to take him up to the mountains for July 4th. However, my older son has a bunch of baseball practices prior to the All Star District Tournament, and these practices ... read more →
Posted on April 20, 2011
With the release date for my new book Gluten-Free Cupcakes, bearing down on me less than one week from today, I feel as though Passover really snuck up on me this year. I did not post any Passover Menus, though do have ones from years past for those that might be looking for a good kugel recipe or some gluten free Gefilte Fish.
Posted on April 18, 2011
The spring holidays (Easter and Passover) mark my favorite time of year. The ground begins to thaw, buds make their way up through the soil and the ground comes alive again. Year after year, my garden is reborn after a deep sleep –signs of transformation abound. As everything in my yard wakes up, a renewed hope and the promise of abundance emerge as well. This lovely time of transformation is the perfect backdrop for Passover and Easter.
Since Easter is in less than a ... read more →
Posted on March 18, 2011
Image by koshercom on flickr
Mishloach Manot? Shalloch Manos? No, I am not speaking in tongues. I am just speaking in Hebrew. And Yiddish.
Every year to celebrate Purim, we have a little party (with Hamantaschen of course) and give mishloach manot to our friends. Here’s Wikipedia’s official description of this “festive gift basket:”
“Mishloach manot (Hebrew: משלוח מנות, pronounced “mish-LOH-ach mah-NOTE,”, literally, “sending of portions”; also spelled mishloach manos and sometimes shortened to shalach manos), and also called a Purim basket, are ... read more →
Posted on March 16, 2011
Lots going on here with a double header holiday week that includes both St. Patrick’s Day and Purim. All of the festivities are keeping me quite busy. Luckily, I have not attempted to make green Hamantaschen, though if things keep progressing at this rate I just might.
Here are some of my favorite gluten free St. Patrick’s Day recipes. They run the gamut from Peppermint Patties to Irish Soda Bread to a green shake –a little bit of something for everyone.
Posted on February 10, 2011
Here’s some gluten free Valentine’s Day desserts and treats for y’all.
I’m not a big Valentine’s day person, more of the practical type, so I don’t have a lot to say about, well, you know. What I can tell you is that you might fall in love with one of the desserts below. These gluten free recipes are made with wonderfully satisfying ingredients such as anti-oxidant rich dark chocolate, high protein almond flour and fiber rich coconut flour. There really is ... read more →
Posted on February 3, 2011
Here’s a gluten-free Super Bowl recipe roundup for you full of healthy, fun recipes. We are getting ready for a big gluten free Super Bowl party this Sunday as the Packers take on the Steelers. Personally, I could care less who wins (sorry to offend all of you fans), I just want to serve awesome (and healthy) delicious gluten free snacks and make sure that all of my guests leave my house stuffed.
Here are some of the yummy snacks and ... read more →
Posted on December 13, 2010
This year I’m having a DIY Christmas. Not that Christmas is actually my holiday, as I’m Jewish. But that doesn’t mean I can’t give all my friends lovely homemade Christmas gifts. And give all of you guys fun ideas for Christmas gifts for your friends and loved ones.