Matzoh Pies… yes, I did say Matzoh Pies. Yesterday’s kugel is today’s pie according to well, me and probably Janna Gur author of “The Book of New Israeli Food” and the chef behind this immaculate Passover masterpiece.
It is possible that I tend to appreciate food more than others but I was taken aback by the beauty of this Mina del Pesach (Passover Matzoh Pie). Though this Passover Matzoh Pie is a variation of a Shepard’s Pie, it obviously took time to mold each piece of Matzoh to appear as if it were an actual pie. A work of genius, I’m telling you!
Findings from a study published last week in the Archives of Internal Medicine concluded that regularly eating red meat increases the odds of premature death. Pork, too, was lumped into the red meat category, unfortunately for me.
Fiber is the word we hear everyday, a word that was never once spoken aloud in my family until recently. Dietary fiber is considered one of the most important ways to maintain good health. Fiber discussions are everywhere and that leads to fiber guilt. Now when friends get together, we’ ll often check the fiber content of the muffins before choosing one. (We don’t always choose the one with the most fiber, but we feel obligated to check.)
We know, we know, already: We need to cut down on fat and empty calories, exercise regularly, and reduce portion size. For our health, we need to proactively manage our weight and our lifestyle. There are no shortcuts! But give us just a hint of an easy answer and we’ll take it—give us some low-calorie sweeteners, diet soda, the cellulite removal creams. Tell us the bare minimum of crunches we must do, or an easier, modified version that will at least help reduce our gut, and that our strolls in the grocery store can count as a day’s allotment of exercise.
Please check out my blog and the update on my sister. We were afraid she had a heart attack at the very young age of 49 ... It has been a scary few days. Read several entries of my blog to follow the progression of her.
i am trying my best to lose the weight i gained while i was pregnant. my baby is now over a year old and i still have a lot of the weight from her. i am having a hard time sticking to a diet due to not finding the right recipes that are good and everyone likes in the family. if you have any good and healthy recipes that you and your family have tried could you please pass them my way so i can start feeding me and my family healthier. Thank you so much.
A wonderful weekend I had with my new (old) girlfriends. We had an awesome time eating mostly with a lot of delicious wine, chatter and laughter. Come and check out the multitude of pics I have uploaded.
What do you do to eat healthy when you're pressed for time?
Me? I'm guilty of getting into food ruts-- cooking and eating the
same go-to items for days or weeks on end. It used to be baby carrots
and hummus, then wilted spinach with salsa, then veggie burgers, and
now I'm on to steamed or sauteed veggies, particularly broccoli and
carrots. While it may sound really boring (and believe me, it can
be!), I try to make veggies the base of my meals, and change up the
dishes to keep myself entertained.
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