“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 …

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 …

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 …

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 lately- …

Time to pair up!

I have enough (too much?) time to wonder why pears don’t enjoy the great PR apples do. Oh wait- before I start persuading you to occasionally switch between the 2, need I remind anyone that I am under no circumstances a registered dietitian or anything of the sort? Pears are in season now , as …

Post workout Ice cream?? totally!

(Not a dietitian, not a health instructor, retired lawyer+health enthusiast here, I do my research before anything I do, because I have a lot of free time, and in my opinion, this is the best way to use it). Want to pack 40 grams of protein in one yummy meal? Have a sweet tooth and …

My 7th veganniversary: am I laying on a bed of roses??

People make life-changing decisions all the time. I’ve read “inspirational quotes” that are adamant that “the hardest part concerning these decisions is getting to the point of making them”-as in being aware of the fact that change is needed and what form that change will take.  Well. I can tell you that in my experience, …

If you don’t have bread, why not have (rice) cakes? (M.Antoinett)

Until a few weeks ago, I never ate rice cakes. They were considered “bad diet food” in my personal food terminology. I do hope you remember I am no RD or Dr or any other (non) possible combinations of these 2 letters. early retired health enthusiast. as I always say- use your brain, it was …

“Oh Don’t worry, it doesn’t taste healthy!”

There you go: You can’t have it both ways, can you? If it’s tasty, it ain’t healthy, and vice versa. This reminds me of a quote attributed to Catherine Deneuve, who said that after a certain age, a woman has to choose between her fanny and her face. (yes, apparently she said “fanny”. I didn’t …