Category: Good for You

Good for You, Israeli food, LCHF, Rosh Hashana, Sephardi

Moroccan Fish

Moroccan fish

When Rosh Hashana nears, a cook’s fancy turns lightly to fish. After all, it’s one of the symbolic foods we eat at holiday time. One extremely addictive way to prepare and eat fish is that ubiquitous dish served in Moroccan Jewish homes every Friday night. They call it simply “fish” and everyone else calls it …

Good for You, Healthy, Israeli food, Parve, Sephardi

RECIPE: The Best Tehina

Hummus bi tehini Tehina is in the center of a well of hummus

For some people, hummus is da bomb. But in our home, Shabbos is not Shabbos without my special tehina sauce. Which is funny, because I’m Ashkenazi, and tehina is most definitely a Sephardic treat. Somehow, I’ve hit on the perfect rendition that even Sephardi Shabbos guests pronounce the best tehina they’ve ever tasted. It makes …

Desserts, Good for You

RECIPE: Green Tea Butter Cookies for Heart Health!

green tea butter cookies

So okay, we’re not really saying that eating cookies is good for your heart. But a new study tells us that green tea can prevent artherosclerosis which can lead to heart attacks and strokes. And cookies are one way to incorporate more green tea into your diet, right? Well, that’s my story and I’m sticking …

Ashkenazi, Easy, Good for You, Healthy, LCHF, Parve

RECIPE: Cauliflower Kugel for Dummies

Cauliflower kugel

Remember that series of books? Windows for Dummies, and etc.? Someone needs to do that for cooking, especially since we just came out of Shabbos followed by a two-day holiday. Cooking for 3 days?? On top of work and caring for children????? Yikes. So yeah. We need a break from all that cooking. We’re BURNT. …

Good for You, Healthy, LCHF, Main courses, Parve

Parve Crustless Zucchini Quiche

Crustless zucchini quiche with coconut milk

Many of us are trying to cut carbs from our diets, and so a crustless quiche is a very attractive addition to our kitchen repertoire. For those of us who observe the Jewish dietary laws, this particular quiche is a boon for being parve, or a neutral dish that can be eaten with dairy or …

Good for You, Healthy, Israeli food, Main courses

Make That Burger Rare, Please

Sliced steak, medium rare, fanned out on white plate with a pile of chopped parsley, as garnish

Israel is gearing up for a country-wide barbecue, come this Thursday, Israel’s 70th Independence Day. The truth is, Israelis like to barbecue any time, but Independence Day absolutely demands getting out the grill. A new article from Israel21C tells us that we should avoid cooking our burgers and steaks well done, as it can lead …

Good for You, LCHF, Purim

Cauliflower Tabbouleh: An Old Favorite with a Low Carb Twist

Cauliflower rice tabbouleh, in wooden bowl

A lot of us are doing low carb diets, because, well, they work. It is difficult giving up all those favorite foods. Which is why it’s fun to find a substitute for a beloved Middle Eastern bulgur wheat salad, tabbouleh, made with raw cauliflower “rice.” We had it at our Purim meal: a perfect “nafochu,” …

Ashkenazi, Good for You, Israeli food, Purim, Sephardi

Zesty Purim Chickpeas

Pot of chickpeas in a zesty tomato sauce

Boiled chickpeas seasoned with salt and pepper are traditional in the Ashkenazi kitchen for Purim. This custom reminds us that Esther, forced to live in King Ahashuerus’ palace, according to tradition ate nothing but legumes, in order to remain kosher. Chickpeas are fun to eat plain, but why not try a spicier rendition this year, …