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Monthly Archives: December 2010

Fear of Flying: Ruminations of a Former World Traveler

27th of December, 2010

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On the eve of our departure to Israel, I am reminded of an email my friend Eve sent a few friends after her flight from Miami to Australia, which I would like to share with you, along with my response: You will enjoy this, I guarantee it! It might also...
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Red Lentil Kabocha Soup Recipe

23rd of December, 2010

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This Kabocha Soup is my daughter Bella’s favorite. I brought her a vat of it when she had her baby. Still she doesn’t seem to tire of it and now enjoys it with her baby. I always notice with pleasure that all kids love it! A snap to make: All...
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Berry Kanten Recipe (Kuzu)

22nd of December, 2010

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Berry Kanten Recipe: Consider kanten the Jell-O of champions: kuzu is the starch of the kuzu plant, is a wonderful thickener and is easy to get in health food stores. Kanten, the dessert made with kuzu, is quick and delicious, and does wonders for upset stomachs. You can eat it...
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Quick Black Bean Chocolate Soup Recipe

16th of December, 2010

Quick Black Bean Chocolate Soup Recipe

Beans and chocolate? I recently teased my friend Sara into identifying the odd ingredient in this soup, which she loved. I enjoyed watching her racking her brains, and didn’t feel any guilt about it: After all, she was working for food, and was kept guessing through a second bowl. PS,...
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Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday December 20th: Healing Foods: Gluten-Free

15th of December, 2010

Want to eat deliciously the super-healthy way? Trying to get your strength back faster and with less medication after a treatment that left you somewhat depleted? So many foods have such great healing powers you will actually have a good time preparing and eating them. No need to cook separately:...
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Muffin Recipes. All Variations Including Vegan

15th of December, 2010

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Cranberry Muffins You say cup cakes, I say muffins! Gosh, I would hate to lose my popularity with the junior cup-cake crowd, but many years of catering kids’ parties and watching their delighted faces as their lick their fingers put my fears at rest. As if that was not enough,...
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Miso Soup with All the Fixin’s Recipe

13th of December, 2010

Miso Soup with All the Fixin's Recipe

Miso Soup Miso soup is a marvel: Quick is not even the word: By the time it comes to a boil, it’s done, a whole pot full of Miso Soup. It’s also an incredibly nutritious and versatile low calorie treat. I am giving you here a basic miso soup recipe,...
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Banish MSG Forever!

13th of December, 2010

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It hadn’t occured to me to include this information, thinking by now it was clear to everyone they should stay away from MSG (no, not Madison Square Garden: I wish; monosodium glutamate) with a vengeance, until my son in law Meir recently reported mysterious and repeated blinding headaches. Concerned, we...
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Noidue Restaurant: Panini, Coffee and Nostalgia a la carte

9th of December, 2010

There are several reasons Noidue Restaurant tugs at my heartstrings. Some questions come up about it quite often:  I thought sharing my thoughts would make me feel somewhat more at peace with seeing a whole chunk of our lives behind us…. Here’s why for my husband and I, going to...
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Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday December 13th: The Natural Dessert Party

8th of December, 2010

Recently my granddaughter described a birthday party she went to, and added it was so annoying to have to wipe off that green and red and blue gook from those cupcake tops: “Bubbie, why do they need that?” Indeed, why? Here is the PC birthday party fare, the delicious, fun,...
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