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Why it’s time to stop feeling guilty about eating comfort foods

While I don’t feel that the term guilt ever belongs anywhere in a discussion about food, I also know that many people feel badly when they opt for foods that are less than nutritious. It’s time to stop. While healthy eating is definitely about choosing foods with top notch nutrition, it’s also about pleasure. Though […]

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Raising a fork to the food we love and the people who produce it

    Today is Canada’s Agriculture Day – a day to celebrate Canadian agriculture and food. And celebrate we should as we live in a country where farmers are often the unsung heroes who work very hard to bring us wholesome, nutritious eats. When was the last time you met a farmer – or for […]

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For Chanukah (or Christmas)- Variations Simple and Delicious Dishes Two Ways

It’s that time of year when you’re likely on the hunt for some wonderful gifts: I’m here to help you out. While the internet is an incredible resource for an unlimited number of recipes, having cookbooks, particularly beautiful ones, is still a must for many. Up first, is the eye-catching book Variations Simple and Delicious […]

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Book Review: The Healthy Jewish Kitchen and Potato And Scallion Latkes With Pickled Applesauce

Next Tuesday night marks the beginning of Chanukah, the 8-day festival of lights, which is celebrated by Jews around the world. While it’s usually just the kids who get gifts, here’s a special gift for someone who likes to cook: The Healthy Jewish Kitchen: Fresh Contemporary Recipes for Every Occasion by Paula Shoyer (Sterling Epicure). […]

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is the time of year I like to bake. It’s the Jewish High Holidays which includes Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year along with Sukkoth, a celebration of the harvest. While apple cake is one of my regular offerings, for those who want just fruit and a little sweet nibble following the meal, these […]

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The gifts my mother gave me

As you may have noticed, I have not posted in quite a while. The reason for my absence is that I lost my mother last month. As I write this on Mother’s Day and reflect upon the life of this amazing woman, I wanted to share with you what a profound impact she had on […]

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Why lighten up on Chanukah

Every year at Chanukah when I explain my reasoning as to why Chanukah should be a low-fat festival, everyone always comments that my thinking makes sense. The miracle of Chanukah is that one day’s supply  of oil (back in 165 B.C.) lasted 8 days.  Each night of the 8-day festival an additional candle is lit […]

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