“Oh, it’s OK-It’s only date sugar!”

Every now and then, life presents me with a conflict of sorts. This time, it was my obvious overuse of date syrup. “So sugar is off limits- everybody knows it’s not good for you, so I’ll just top everything with date syrup- if it’s made from dates, and it says “no added sugar”- then I …

Who forgot the red lentils??

“Despite a reputation for being slow, giant tortoises from the Galapagos and Seychelles Islands demonstrate remarkable memory skills over time, according to the results of a new study. The massive reptiles are not only capable of learning new tasks quickly, but can remember their training nearly a decade later, researchers say.“( this excerpt is from “psychology …

About that coconut oil.

So a few weeks ago I did my annual blood works ( please please please consider doing this. super informative and an important tool in the prevention of a vast variety of unwanted things!). I was unpleasantly surprised to find out my cholesterol levels were up this year: last year my LDL levels were 101 …

Park farther, get fitter.

My mother is 78, and hates exercising. At least she is consistent- she never liked working out. even as a teen she did everything in her power to avoid it, and sees no need to change her ways now. She is also a smoker, started at 16, and kept going for 62 years. still enjoys …

Sweet veggies??

#Before you start rolling your eyes and saying: “red peppers aren’t vegetables! they are fruits!” –I know -botanically, peppers, tomatoes, avocados, corn, okra, eggplants, zucchini, and string beans- are all fruits disguised as veggies. (I actually didn’t know that corn and eggplants were fruit. well-if we’re being honest, I didn’t know okra and avocados were …

Why I stopped baking vegan cakes.

I need to be clear here- in case you were thinking- “Hear ye! hear ye! the great baker of the decade stopped baking vegan cakes!” that’s hardly the case, although I did try to make it work. But failed. My cakes always looked sad. no other way to describe them. I’m sure there are tons …

My 6 tips on intermittent fasting: part 2!

*If you happened to miss part 1-containing tips 1-3, no need to get upset, here is the link: My 6 tips for Intermittent fasting: part 1. Before I start I want to remind you all again that I am not a dietitian, health expert, or anything remotely resembling any of the above. also I need to …

“Stone soup” 5 ways!

“Stone Soup is a European folk story in which hungry strangers convince the people of a town to each share a small amount of their food in order to make a meal that everyone enjoys, and exists as a moral regarding the value of sharing. In varying traditions, the stone has been replaced with other common inedible objects, and therefore …

Autumn. cinnamon.

It is supposedly autumn here. It’s just so hot it’s quite idiotic to be celebrating autumn. Because autumn-for me- is a celebration. I can’t stand the heat, the blinding sun, the fatigue and weariness that go hand in hand (in my case?) with this heat. Sure- the abundance of fruit and quick hot shower water …

Instead of Botox (part 2)

First- my usual disclaimer- I am no health registered anything, not a medical specialist, Nor a skin advisor, never worked in Sephora and don’t wear any make up. So why listen to anything I have to say? Well because I have a lot of free time , I am very interested in finding the best …