Author Archives: israelisalad

Poor Man’s Pesto

And the seven years of famine began…and there was great hunger in the land… Over here, we’ve had a few weeks of plenty, also known as carb overload. We’re trying to be done eating chametz in the house by the … Continue reading

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Banana Muffins with the Works

I am typing with a baby on my lap. In fact, most of the 38 posts I have written since I started this blog three months ago I wrote with a baby on my lap. He eats or climbs up … Continue reading

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Savory Challah Kugel

“You’re not allowed to eat the ends of bread loaves!” I hear from the other room. “You’re not allowed to throw out good food. It’s baal tashchit!” another voice responds. “The ends of bread don’t count as food,” the first voice … 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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Peatitim

Update: An incomplete draft without the full recipe was accidentally published yesterday. I have corrected it. Happy Monday! I know, it’s really Wednesday, but with Purim on Sunday, the kids all still on vacation Monday, and Tuesday being “get to … 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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Lite Chocolate Ganache (Parve, Vegan)

When I was a kid, my shul (synagogue) had a sisterhood. The members cooked for congregational Chanukah and Purim parties, organized an annual rummage sale as a fundraiser, and had lots of Sunday morning meetings. My current shul doesn’t have … Continue reading

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Sweet and Sour Flowers

Forget door bells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles. Just give me flowers. It might sound cliche, but they really are one of my favorite things. Since it’s Adar, the happiest month on Hebrew calendar, I’ve been indulging in … Continue reading

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Vegan Burritos with Easy Refried Beans

I grew up in a fiber-rich household. We ate bran muffins, not blueberry; Sorbees, not Skittles; macaroni and baked beans more than macaroni and cheese. At school, I sat across the lunch table from white bread with mayo and American … Continue reading

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French Toast Casserole

I used to make French toast at least once a week. As a meal for two or three people, it’s very fast and easy, and there are always remains of challah and the ends of bread loaves floating around my … Continue reading

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