When I went to see my nutritionist last week for my weekly visit she said "OK, let's talk Chanuka" Traditionally we eat lots of fried and dairy foods on Chanuka with donuts being a big one. And fried and donuts and dairy are all not conducive to weight loss. I mean, all in moderation but on . . .
When the holidays roll around and we have to cook lots and lots of meals I like to change up from our standard Sabbat fare of Chicken with some delicious meat. While I want to have a varied menu I also try to streamline my preparation and make the long hard job of standing in the kitchen that much . . .
That time of year has rolled around. With holidays week after week in the month of Tishrei (Sept/October - you can read about how the dates work here) LOTS of cooking happens. Each meal traditionally starts with a blessing on wine, followed by blessing on the special Challa bread. With each . . .
Traditionally in the month of Tishrei we eat lots of sweet foods - at the start of our meal when we eat the Challa Bread, instead of dipping into the traditional salt, we dip in honey. We bake and eat honey cake, among other honey rich foods. There are a couple of sweet Challa Topping variations . . .
Tuesdays and Wednesdays are my most difficult days of the week. My husband goes to school directly from work and doesn't come home from until 8PM. My typical schedule is that when he gets home from work he takes over with the kids and I cook dinner. On the days that he's in school that really . . .
My summer was intended to be relaxing, I work in a school during the year so for the summer I am off work. I'm not sure what I was thinking - I have 5 kids - there is no such thing as relaxing. After a particularly difficult week I was more then ready for some me time when my friend asked me if I . . .