Why I discontinued the raw journey.

First- I want to say that this is MY experience- and there is a good chance that you won’t/don’t feel the same -and that’s great- because if everybody thought and acted the same- I believe it would be quite boring. Then why write this in the first place? Because I think since I am a …

The tahini trick .

Tahini is the ultimate vegan staple. Why? because it is super nutritious, wholesome, a great source of copper (essential for iron absorption) and fiber (2 grams in 1 tbsp) and protein too (3 grams in 1 tbsp!), tasty and versatile: tahini can go savory and go sweet just as well. *unless you are allergic to …

The processed snacks dilemma: to keep or not to keep?

When I was a young mother, I remember experienced mothers talking about how you should never prevent your children from having snacks -and since these were the happy oblivious 90’s- they meant processed snacks, not almonds and carob chocolate organic what not’s-I mean the hardcore toffee -chocolates -chips-marshmallows-popsicles made of nothing but white sugar_artificial colors: …

My 10 day raw vegan experience.

*disclaimer: I am not a certified anything, not a dietitian, not a therapist, nor intend to give any valid legal advice. do your own research on anything anyone tells you-my own advice included.consult with whoever you need-want to before embarking on any new dietary journey. this is your health we are discussing, nothing more important …

Never get bored with salads!

There’s this stigma running around for thousands of years, tying between salads and dieting women. “oh me? I’ll have the salad!” (then most movies-books- TV series depict said woman looking sadly at her plate and -if given the opportunity- helping herself to her companion’s plate.) We all understand the “subtle ” subtext: Salad is not …

How I handled the parsley situation.

Ok , I hear you- you’re thinking- this early retirement thing is getting to her, there is no such thing as a “parsley situation”. Well- If you’ve ever grown parsley from seeds- you know there most definitely is a thing called a “parsley situation”. Here you are, chirping and hopping in your garden wearing a …

Getting to know your Bran new friend.

Bran?? you kidding me? Isn’t that for , like, 70+ yer old people? in a small box next to prunes? and multivitamin pills? Well- if that is the case, then it is one more example as to why you do get wiser as you get older. (more mature, OK). Because- the fact is that bran …

When life gives you organic lemons-make “cheese” cake with them!

If there’s one thing everyone agrees on it’s that lemons are good for you. I mean- you can squeeze them over fresh salads. you can squeeze them over boiled or pan fried veggies. you can squeeze them into sauces (my simplest most effective salad dressing includes half a lemon, a drizzle of olive oil, salt(pink …

How I became an optimistic pessimist.

“An oxymoron (usual plural oxymorons, more rarely oxymora) is a rhetorical device that uses an ostensible self-contradiction to illustrate a rhetorical point or to reveal a paradox.” (Wikipedia) After many years of focusing on developing expectations- followed by an equal amount of years sent dealing with the disappointments – I believe I found the middle road: I simply have no expectations. Actually- that’s not …

What about those avocados?

  I always thought avocados were for those skinny people that need nutrient and fat dense foods, because they don’t get enough calories.  Well- I happen to find calories wherever I go, no problem there, thank you very much.  This is why I was never a big advocate for avocados. But-  I changed my mind …