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 . . .
Over the last 7 months I've been on a weight loss journey. As every journey is there are ups and downs. I've lost about 37lb and I'm working on more. With my sister getting engaged last week and a wedding to look forward to I have all the more incentive to drop more and get even healthier . . .
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 . . .
Baking is my happy place - I absolutely adore it and if I could do it all day every day, I'd be thrilled. Another thing I absolutely adore is creating recipes - can't find a recipe for what I want to bake (or don't love the ones out there) will find me putting together my own. Succos is the . . .
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 . . .
One of the benefits of being a WAHM mom during the summer, while trying to get healthy, is that I’m able to prepare a hot fresh lunch every day. Ironically it’s also one of the most detrimental things to me watching what I'm eating. I keep telling myself “I’m home, I’ll cook lunch” "I’ll prepare . . .
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 . . .