Month: July 2018

Desserts, Parve, Passover, Shabbos

Recipe: Chocolate Mint Mousse Pie

Chocolate Mint Mousse Pie

In summer, our thoughts turn to lighter, cooler desserts. These just hit the spot so nicely after a great Shabbos meal. My family loved this chocolate mint mousse pie I whipped up Friday morning. The downside? It took up precious space in my fridge. That problem was quickly eliminated as my family devoured the pie …

Food videos, Israeli food, Oddities

WATCH: Or Don’t. Rainbow Hummus??

Rainbow hummus screenshot

This morning my senses were affronted by a Facebook how-to video on making rainbow hummus. It not only required you to wash a blender about a hundred million times, it looked absolutely disgusting—really foul! I like a good plate of chickpea mush as much as the next one, but let’s face it, no reason to …

Easy, Israeli food, Sephardi

RECIPE: Pickled or Preserved Lemons

pickled lemons

Pickled lemons? You’re probably imagining someone taking a bite out of a lemon as if it were an apple. But pickled lemons, also known as “preserved lemons” aren’t at all like, for instance, pickled cucumbers. Pickled lemons are more like a Mediterranean condiment. You use the peel to add brightness and depth of flavor to …

Food Science

Carbs and Fat Together, More Rewarding?

potato chips

A new study out of Yale University tells us that the brain sees the combination of carbs and fats as more rewarding than either of these nutrients taken separately. People are more willing to pay more money for foods that combine the two, for instance, potato chips, than for foods representing only one or the …