DIY Chickpea flour: is it worth the hassle?

As usual-  A serious question -deserves a serious answer. #1: why bother in the first place?  Chickpea flour- or besan- is the vegan staple for an omelet substitute.(plus a lot of other great dishes too-especially from Indian cuisine). Don’t believe me? check online- you will find tons of great recipes for vegan omelets, basically including …

Now’s the time to appreciate leftovers!

I actually believe it is always a good time to appreciate leftovers, but even if you are not as strict , you probably got the message from the past 3 months.. Learning to use what you have lying around is an essential skill for times when supermarkets are raided, stores are barely open and I …

Simplest method to cut your gardening expenses!

Yes there is a double meaning “hidden” there. mainly because the best way I know to drastically cut on gardening expenses, is, well, to use cuttings and seed packets, instead of buying plants at the nursery. I admit I did purchase a few plants lately, the reason being I wanted to freshen up my garden …

No need to cry over spelt milk.

I am guessing you’ve probably heard that spelt grains are “in” . Spelt is an ancient grain., that has entered the “superfood hall of fame”, thus costs at least double the cost of whole wheat.(actually- more than double-keep reading).   last week I suddenly started wondering if there really is a valid excuse for the massive …

Who’s afraid of baking bread?

So, I began to make a list of the things I love doing. The simplest method I use to decide whether I like doing something is the “time flies” (AKA -“I’m in the zone”) test. In my opinion, anything you do and get so immersed in that you lose track of time is something you …

Feeling down?put your blues to good use!

Apparently many people are experiencing an existential crisis -or mini-crisis- these days. I can’t say I share the emotions since I had an existential mega-crisis a long time ago, and ever since I am not absolutely sure there is necessarily a meaning to all this, but I try to enjoy the journey nonetheless. This does …

5 Environment-friendly gardening tricks for free.

It’s time for some gardening alchemy I think. I am not about to bother you with the hype talk about: “the important lessons we need to learn concerning the horrendous way we’ve been treating our planet before the c. virus, and how we all need to change our ways when this is all over”.  I …

Getting through quarantine.

#1:getting creative in the kitchen. Ok- This is a lettuce wrap (!) with a beet-tahini spread .I had some leftover baked beets that were surprisingly not in demand (simply wash and bake the beets, halfway through you can take them out and peel them, (they peel so easily once baked ), put back in the …

It’s time to free the frugal beast within you!

I read the other day about couples in quarantine fighting about money spending, where one spouse is concerned about being forced out of work, and the other is stress shopping online.   This got me thinking about stress management and the different ways different people express and deal with anxiety.   I don’t stress shop, …