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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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Hidden Veggie Tomato Sauce

It’s that time of year again. Sunday will already be Rosh Chodesh Adar, meaning six weeks until Pesach (Passover). Last year, on Rosh Chodesh Adar Alef, an Israeli neighbor asked me if I had started cleaning for Pesach. After I regained … Continue reading

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“Accidental” Turkey Neck Soup

First, we have a cookie emergency. Now, a turkey neck accident! Saturday morning, while I was taking a container of cake out of the freezer, a package of frozen, raw turkey necks slipped out and crashed to the floor. Normally, if something … Continue reading

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Species of Israel Salad

“A land of wheat and barley, and grapes and figs and pomegranates, a land of oil-olives and (date) honey.” (Deuteronomy 8:8) Everyone in Israel agrees that Tu B’Shvat is a time to eat fruit. What type of fruit varies from … 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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International Ice Cream for Breakfast Day- Feb.4, 2017: Invitation+GF/Vegan Ice Cream Recipe

One snowy, February morning in Rochester, New York, one creative mother humored her children, the two youngest of six, by giving them ice cream for breakfast. The family began eating ice cream for breakfast on the first Saturday in February … Continue reading

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Ratatoille-Inspired Mediterranean Grain Bowl

Mothers need to eat, too. Just because not everyone in my family appreciates roasted eggplant, roasted red peppers, bulgur, chickpeas, scallions, tomatoes, avocado, roasted garlic, and balsamic vinegar shouldn’t mean that I’m stuck eating macaroni and cheese four times every week. Okay, … Continue reading

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Healthier Macaroni and Cheese, 2 Methods

Since macaroni and cheese wins as the most popular meal in my house now, I try to make it as healthy as possible without it being rejected. While I’ve experimented with various add-ins, this is the basic recipe I make … Continue reading

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Beet Bulgur Salad

Success in life is all about balance, right? I was lying in bed with my two-year-old at 6:40 yesterday morning (because she was crying at 6:38), dreaming about salad. After eating too many “Emergency” Cookies this week, all I wanted today was a … Continue reading

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Creamy, Comforting (Curried) Orange Soup

Four of the seven members of my household currently have colds, so the soup series continues. Today, I wanted to make onion soup, but based on the way my sniffling baby has been (not) sleeping, I opted for a blended … Continue reading

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