Choosing healthy fats and oils: what you need to know

Coconut oil making

This post has been updated as of December 2017. It had been part 1 of a 3 part series about choosing healthy fats and oils. Each post now stands on its own. What had been part 2 discusses olive oil. What had

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Some oily (and other) tips and great latkas for Chanukah

Gastronomy is at least as important as ritual when it comes to the holidays. We all enjoy the delicious latkas (vegetable pancakes) and sufganiyot (donuts) that are customary Chanukah fare. However, since we still want keep our waistlines and health

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What You Need to Know Before Buying Your Next Bottle of Olive Oil, Olive Oil Fraud, and Israeli Olive Oils

Old olive oil press

This post has been updated as of December 2017. It had been part 2 of a 3 part series about choosing healthy oils. Each post now stands on its own. In what had been the first part, Choosing Healthy Fats and

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Fish heads for Rosh Hashanah? Make super-nutritious fish soup

Drawing of a fish

One of the customs of the first night of Rosh Hashanah is to eat a number of foods that symbolically represent our concerns and hopes for a good judgment for the upcoming year. Among these foods is the head of

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Amazing Pomegranates: Rosh Hashanah Specialty, Nutritional Powerhouse

Painting of Pomegranates by Leah Laker

Rimonim/Pomegranates – Painting by Leah Laker Your lips are like a thread of scarlet, your speech is beautiful. Your cheeks are like a piece of pomegranate from behind your veil.                      

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