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Sicilian Eggplant Meat Rollups for the Jewish Holidays

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Sicilian Eggplant Meat Rollups for the Jewish Holidays

No Comments 24 August 2012

Use Eggplants to create Sicilian Eggplant - Chopped Meat Casserole

by Vivien Hidary

Sicilian eggplants are sweeter and creamier than any other variety of eggplant. My friend Vivien, a gourmet cook, makes sure that this stuffed eggplant dish is on most of her Jewish holiday menus because its a family favorite! It can be prepared in advance, frozen, and baked before serving.

How to Create this Kosher Dish:

- Peel and slice about 4 sicilian eggplants and place on a tray sprayed with Pam.

- Brush a little olive oil on top of the slices.

- Bake on  350 degrees for approximately 20 minutes.

- Meanwhile, mix equal parts of chopped meat and cooked rice with allspice and salt to make filling.

- When eggplant is done roll each slice around a small mound of filling.

- Arrange in a roaster or Pyrex in rows. Cover with a mixture of water, salt (or chicken consommé) allspice and a drizzle of oil.

- Bake at 350.Bake covered. .

These eggplants are soft and the perfect comfort food . You can also bake them whole and eat with a spoon! Enjoy!

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Winter Greens and Wild Rice Salad with Grilled Yams and Lime-Ancho Vinaigrette

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Winter Greens and Wild Rice Salad with Grilled Yams and Lime-Ancho Vinaigrette

No Comments 14 August 2012

I made this hearty salad last week as a side dish for a fish dinner, and it was delicious as well as very gourmet! I’m not sure where I bought Salad for Dinner
but the fresh combinations for these terrific salads really inspired me to make this dish. I highly recommend this cookbook!

 I would make this salad again for a Rosh Hashanah or Sukkot lunch. Let me know how you like it! Marlene


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Winter Greens and Wild Rice Salad with Grilled Yams and Lime-Ancho Vinaigrette:

  • 1 3/4 pounds (about 4 thin) dark-fleshed yams, well scrubbed
  • 3/4 cup wild rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for sprinkling
  • 12 cups mixed pepper greens, such as arugula, mizuna, red mustard, and spinach
  • olive oil

Lime- Ancho Vinaigrette:

  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chili powder
  • 1 heaping teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of parsley, chopped
  • whisk all ingredients
  • 12 cups mixed  greens, such as arugula, mizuna, red mustard, and spinach

Peel and cut the sweet potatoes in wedges.  Roast them with fresh chopped garlic, salt pepper and olive oil till tender. Or- you can grill them on a grill pan.

Bring the rice, 3 cups water, and salt to boil in a heavy medium saucepan. Reduce the heat to low and cover and simmer until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed, about 50 minutes. Transfer the rice to a medium bowl and let cool completely.

Add the celery, green onions, 1/4 cup parsley and 3 tablespoons of the vinaigrette to the wild rice while hot and stir well.

In a large bowl, toss the greens with 3 tablespoons of Lime-Ancho Vinaigrette. Divide the greens evenly among four plates. Spoon the wilde rice salad onto the center of each pile of greens, dividing evenly. Arrange the yams over the rice, dividing evenly. Spoon the remaining dressing over the yams. Sprinkle the salds with the remaining parsley and serve.

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Fruity Breakfast Quinoa

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Fruity Breakfast Quinoa

No Comments 15 March 2012

This recipe was given to me by my nutritionist as a Passover alternative to having my morning bowl of hot oatmeal. Quinoa is a highly nutritious grain; It has a delicious flavor, and a light, fluffy texture.  After the seders you will want a light option for breakfast.


Recipe Ingredients

1/2 cup dry quinoa, well rinsed

1  1/2 cups vanilla rice milk

2 tablespoons raisins

1 cup chopped fresh apricots, or dried apricots

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine quinoa and rice milk in a medium saucepan. Bring to a slow simmer, then cover and cook for about 15 minutes until the quinoa is tender. Stir in raisins, apricots, and vanilla, and transfer about 1 & 1/2 cups to a blender and puree. Return pureed mixture to the pan and stir to mix. Serve warm or chilled.

Healthy Details

Per 1/2 cup serving

Calories 106

Fat 1.4

Carbohydrates 21.4

Fiber 1.5

Protein 2.4

Sugar 8.3

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Jeweled Brown Rice Topped With Carmelized Tropical Fruit

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Jeweled Brown Rice Topped With Carmelized Tropical Fruit

No Comments 17 November 2011



This easy, jeweled vegetarian rice dish is a no-fail-no-brainer dish perfect for Thanksgiving or any Jewish holiday menu. If you are having a big Shabbat lunch, its so easy to make the day before, warm and combine nuts and fruit right before serving. The autumn colors in the dried fruits and nuts will make it especially pretty on your Thanksgiving table. This easy  delicious recipe was given to me by a very modest gourmet cook! Enjoy and please let me know how it comes out!!!  Don’t forget to buy a Jewish hostess apron for your  favorite Thanksgiving hostess!!!! Marlene

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Wild and Brown Rice  With Candied  Tropical Fruit


– Wild and/or brown rice

-3 tbsp. Earth balance

– You can choose from any of these fruits: dried figs, dried pineapples, dried papaya, dried cranberries, and dates

– You can choose from any of these nuts: honey roasted nuts peanuts, almonds, walnuts, cashews etc.


– Cook rice according to the directions on the bag.

– Cut all the dried fruit into same size cubes.

– Melt Earth Balance in a pan

– Caramelize the dried fruit till sticky and shiny.

–  Caramelize the honey roasted nuts till they get sticky.

– Mix the fruit and nuts with the rice and serve, or place rice in a bundt pan mold and when cool unmold and place nuts and fruit in the center for a beautiful presentation.

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Spinach, Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

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Spinach, Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

3 Comments 05 November 2011

by Bianca Kaidatzi

“Great recipe for a weeknight dinner!  Just mix all ingredients in a slow cooker in the A.M. and leave for several hours till done.”

Kosher Recipe Ingredients

3 cups water

3 cups chicken stock

1 cup uncooked wild rice, rinsed and drained

2 teaspoons dried thyme, crushed

3 teaspoons ground black pepper

3 cups chopped cooked chicken (about 400gm)

2 cups shredded fresh spinach


In a 4 litre slow cooker, combine the water, chicken soup, uncooked wild rice, thyme and pepper. Cover and cook for 3-4 hours. To serve, stir in chicken and spinach.

6 (12) Servings

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Healthy Brown Rice Sauteed with Spinach and Mushrooms

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Healthy Brown Rice Sauteed with Spinach and Mushrooms

2 Comments 18 October 2011

This is another healthy and easy kosher recipe from the Magen David Yeshivah Chef at Home gourmet kosher cookbook(page 206).  I made it for a Sukkot meal, but of course its great for any Jewish holiday menu, or Shabbat meal. Since I was voted to cook the meal for the second night of Sukkot (always so HARD because everything has to be done from the day before!) I cooked the rice and the mushrooms in advance, and last minute re-sauteed the mushrooms and adding in the fresh baby spinach till it wilted.

I multiplied this recipe by 4 because I was having a lot of company and I also added in a cup of cooked wild rice which was not in the original recipe.

Kosher Ingredients:

  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 1 cup COOKED wild rice according to the instructions on the bag
  • 2 cups Imagine No- Chicken Broth 
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 pound (total) portobella and button mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 bag fresh cleaned baby spinach leaves


  1. Combine washed rice and broth in a saucepan and bring to a boil, stir, reduce heat cover and simmer about 45 minutes till cooked.
  2. In another skillet, saute chopped  onion, mushrooms and garlic till tender. Stir in lemon juice and oregano.
  3. Right before serving, re-heat mushroom mixture and add in spinach until wilted- don’t overcook or you will lose the pretty bright green color of the fresh spinach.
  4. Toss brown rice with cooked wild rice, and mushroom and spinach mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste.



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Healthy Colorful Forbidden Black Rice Salad

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Healthy Colorful Forbidden Black Rice Salad

1 Comment 31 July 2011

Lately black rice has been making huge headlines on the food scene. What IS black rice? Where has it been all these years????
Well, scientists have just discovered that black rice is a treasure trove of nutrition. Hailed for thousands of years in China as a food for the royals, its benefits lay hidden to us common folk  till now.  A spoonful of black rice bran contains more health promoting  antioxidants than are found in a spoonful of blueberries, plus the bran within the rice has less sugar, more fiber and an abundance of vitamin E.
As healthy as brown rice is, however, researchers think black rice may be even healthier. They analyzed samples of black rice bran from rice grown in the southern United States and found it possesses higher level of anthocyanins antioxidants than brown rice bran.
So, of course when my gourmet kosher foodie friend Debbie Gindi told me about this unbelievable recipe that her whole gourmet foodie family wiped out in 10 minutes, then I knew that my Jewish Hostess readers would love it. Here goes!

Healthy Colorful Forbidden Black Rice Salad
  • 2 c black rice(NOT WILD RICE)
  • 3 1/2 c water
  • 1 lb diced roasted sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 c roasted corn kernels(can be frozen type)
  • 1/2 c red peppers,chopped
  • 1/2 c yellow peppers,chopped
  • 6 scallions,chopped(white n light green part only)
  • 1/4 c dried cherries(preferably unsweetened)


  • 1/3 c reduced sodium tamari
  • 1/2 c sesame oil
  • 1 TBSP ume plum vinegar
  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Peel and dice the sweet potatoes. Place in greased tray. Toss with 1 tsp olive oil. Roast in oven for appx 25 minutes.
  3. Put “forbidden” black rice and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat reduce cover and cook 30 minutes.
  4. Whisk tamari,sesame oil and ume vinegar together.
  5. When rice is warm toss all dressing into rice. Add sweet potatoes,peppers,corn,scallion and cherries. Serve room temperature or chilled .

Find more black rice recipes HERE:

Forbidden Rice Pudding With Blueberries from New York Times

Black Rice Pudding from Epicurious

Thai Forbidden Rice Salad from Barefoot Kitchen Witch

Forbidden Rice and Beans from Whole Foods

Learn more:http://www.naturalnews.com/029735_black_rice_antioxidants.html#ixzz1FIA6x0G3

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Pareve Stuffed Grape  with Tamarind Sauce-Meatless Monday Kosher Recipe

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Pareve Stuffed Grape with Tamarind Sauce-Meatless Monday Kosher Recipe

2 Comments 22 May 2011

With all of the dairy dishes that are prepared for the festive holiday of Shavuot, its a good idea to serve some lighter sides like this pareve yebrat, or stuffed grape leaves recipe. Stuffed grape leaves also are frequently called Dolma which is a family of stuffed vegetable dishes in the cuisines of the former Ottoman Empire and surrounding regions such as RussiaIran and the Caucasus and Central and South Asia. Perhaps the best-known is the grape-leaf dolma. Common vegetables to stuff include zucchinieggplanttomato and pepper. The stuffing may or may not include meat. Meat dolma are generally served warm, often with sauce; meatless ones are generally served cold, though meatless dolma are eaten both ways in Iran. Dairy stuffed grape leaves are often eaten with yogurt. (source Wikipedeia)

This recipe is from Nina Cohen, who is famous for her  elegant entertaining and gourmet dishes. She is our very own Jewish Martha Stewart!

Pareve Yebra (Stuffed Grape Leaves Recipe)

  • 2 ½ cups goya white rice rinsed three times
  • ¾ cup pitted prunes
  • ¾ cup California apricots
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 ½ Tbsp kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 6 shallots chopped, about 1 cup
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 16oz jar of grape leaves (available at specialty supermarkets such as Kosher Corner in Brooklyn)

Place prunes and apricots in food processor with steel blade and process until chopped and forms a ball. Boil water and add salt, oil, rice and prune and apricot mixture. Wisk mixture to combine well.

Cover and simmer on low flame for 15 – 20 minutes, or until rice is tender. Mix after 10 minutes while cooking.

While rice is cooking, sauté shallots in olive oil until golden.

Add shallots to cooked rice. Let mixture cool before rolling.

Rinse grape leaves and cut off stems.

Place leaves in a large pot of boiling water and cook for 15 minutes to soften leaves. Drain in colander.

Place leaves vein side up and roll as you would an egg roll. May be frozen at this point. Yield about 50-60 yebra

Place 36 yebra in a 3 quart pyrex    Preheat oven 350


  • 2 Tbsp tamarind -this is traditionally called “ourt”-this sweet and tangy sauce is available at specialty supermarkets such as Kosher Corner and Pomegrante in Brooklyn.
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice,
  • 2 Tbsp dried mint,
  • ¼ cup olive oil,
  • 2 tsp sugar,
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 cup water.

Combine and pour over yebra. Cover and bake about 60 to 75 minutes. Serve hot or cold. Garnish with lemon slices.

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Healthier Brown Rice Krispy Treats

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Healthier Brown Rice Krispy Treats

1 Comment 12 May 2011

When I found this Rice Krispy Treat recipe (or is it Rice Crispy Treat with a “c”?) , I knew I had to try it. I called Omni Health in my neighborhood and they quickly delivered creamy almond butter and crisped brown rice cereal among my veggie burgers, Ezekiel bread, baked potato chips, whole grain pastas, and assorted other brownish ingredients. Trust me, my kids weren’t too thrilled going through the shopping bags, but within 20 minutes I was done concocting these Brown Rice Krispy treats and they discovered that they were pretty good. Within the next couple of hours, the pyrex full of chocolaty  brown rice squares was almost wiped out. Try these as a Shabbat or Shavuot dessert!
  • 1/3 Cup Creamy Almond Butter
  • 1/3 Brown Rice Syrup (or Maple Syrup)
  • 1 tsp. Real Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Cups Crisped Brown Rice from the health food store
  • 7 oz. Good Quality, Dark Chocolate ( I used bittersweet Scharfenberger chocolate- it’s more expensive but you can really taste the difference)
  • 1 Tbsp. Unsalted Butter or Earth Balance margarine

1. Using a double boiler, set a glass bowl over a small pot of simmering water, making sure that the bowl is not touching the water. Put the almond butter, brown rice syrup and vanilla extract in the bowl and stir until everything is evenly mixed.  Pour brown crisped rice into the pot with the syrup. Mix with a spoon.
2. Spray the bottom and sides of a 8×8 glass pan with a light coat of desired neutral tasting oil (coconut, canola, grapeseed etc.). Pour the rice mix in and push it down with the back of a spoon.
4. Add the pieces of chocolate to melt slowly in a clean double boiler, stirring occasionally. When the chocolate is melted, add the butter or Earth Balance margarine and stir. Pour the chocolate on top of the rice crisps and quickly spread it across the top with an offset spatula or back of a spoon in an even layer. Refrigerate for at least a half hour to set and cut them in to squares with a sharp knife. Keep stored in the fridge and try to eat them within two days or freeze in an airtight container.

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Low Fat Rice Pudding

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Low Fat Rice Pudding

2 Comments 02 May 2011

Delicious and  good to the last drop!

No body will ever know that this rice pudding is lowfat.


  • 3/4 cup Carolina rice cooked with 2 cups of water till mushy. (add more water if necessary)
  • 1 quart of “Skim Plus” milk (a thicker version of skim milk)
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • cinnamon stick
  1. Cook  rice with water
  2. pour and mix rice and  all other ingredients into a clean pot
  3. stir often on low flame for an hour till thick
  4. let cool slightly
  5. pour into small cups or decorative bowl and dust with cinnamon.
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Salmon with Sesame, Miso and Ginger Dressing

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Salmon with Sesame, Miso and Ginger Dressing

No Comments 02 October 2010

The holidays are over, but its time to start planning weekday meals.

You can find white miso at your favorite health food store.


1/4 cup white miso (fermented soybean paste)

1/4 cup mirin

2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar

2 to 3 tablespoons soy sauce

2 tablespoons minced green onions

1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger

2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil

4 salmon fillets, 8 ounces each

Salt and freshly ground pepper


Whisk together the miso, mirin, vinegar, soy sauce, green onions, ginger, and sesame oil in a small bowl. Place the salmon in a baking dish, pour the marinade over, and turn to coat. Cover and marinate for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.

Heat grill to high. Remove the fish from the marinade and season with salt and pepper. Grill the salmon, skin side down, with the cover closed, until golden brown and a crust has formed, about 3 to 4 minutes. Turn the salmon over and continue grilling for 3 to 4 minutes for medium doneness.

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Shabbat Dinner Jeweled Rice

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Shabbat Dinner Jeweled Rice

2 Comments 02 September 2010

Every week, when I am making  my Shabbat dinner menu,  I always get the urge to try a new dish. I start rummaging quickly through my cookbooks to find something new and exciting , and this is what I came across for this week- Jeweled Rice. Try it this week instead of plain old white rice- it has the perfect balance between sweet and savory, and will add a burst of color to your meal.

Recipe Courtesy of Yeshivah of Flatbush “Taste” Cookbook


Three 8 ounce boxes wild rice

Three cups uncooked white rice

2 Tablespoons Vegetable oil

1 onion chopped

6 Tablespoons dried apricots, diced

6 Tablespoons Golden Raisins

4 Tablespoons dried cranberries

4 Tablespoons toasted pine nuts

4 Tablespoons toasted slivered almonds

4 Tablespoons shelled pistachios

salt to taste

1. Cook wild rice according to package directions.

2. In a separate pot, cook white rice according to package directions.

3. In another pot, saute onion in oil until golden and set aside.

4. Mix wild and white rice together and then add the sauteed onion.

5. Add half of the dried fruit and nut mixture into the rice and combine. Top the whole dish with the rest of the fruit/nut mixture.

Note: When making this dish in advance for Shabbat, do step five right before serving.

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Stir-Fry Brown Rice by Lisa Bailey

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Stir-Fry Brown Rice by Lisa Bailey

1 Comment 08 June 2010

Don’t know what to do with leftover brown rice?

This healthy version of stir fry is really an interesting mix of different flavors with curry and ginger.


2 tablespoons Canola oil

1 small onion chopped

1 tblspn of chopped ginger

¾ cup green beans, cleaned and cut

½ cup Shredded carrots

1 tablespoons curry powder

3 cups of day old cooked brown rice

1 cup of canned chick peas rinsed and drained

1 cup of grape tomatoes halved

2 tablespoons low sodium soy

Blk pepper to taste

Heat skillet add oil, onion and ginger, cooking until yellow (5-10 min.)

Add green beans and carrots, cooking a few minutes. Stir in curry powder and add in brown rice. Cook for 2 minutes combining with vegetables. Add chickpeas, tomatoes, soy sauce and black pepper. Stir fry for one minute and serve.

Lisa Bailey

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Revised Tasty Black Bean Burgers

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Revised Tasty Black Bean Burgers

2 Comments 20 April 2010

By: Lisa Bailey

Served over a bed of sliced avocado and brown rice, this dish makes a healthy and fat free main course.

They are also pretty  for company  when u make them in a small patty size.

Black Bean burgers

4   cans of black beans, rinsed and drained

4 large scallions chopped

1-2   jalapeno, seeded and chopped

½   teaspoons cumin

1 and ½   cup cooked brown rice (revised)

Salt and pepper

Directions for this Kosher Recipe

In a food processor pulse half the beans with scallions, jalepeno, and cumin.  In a large bowl combine bean puree with rice and remaining beans , season with salt and pepper . Form into patties   small or large (may freeze at this point)

Spray cooking sheet with pam and bake burgers in 450 degree oven 10-12 min (turning once)

Yogurt  Topping (optional)

1 cup plain yogurt

2 tablespoons chopped parsley

1 tablespoon lime juice

Combine all ingredients add salt and pepper to taste and serve with bean burgers

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How was your Day 6 and 7?

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How was your Day 6 and 7?

No Comments 14 April 2010

I’m usually a day behind in sending my Newsletter. Today is actally Day 7!

Wow, already a week! if you had some bumps in road- don’t worry! Everyday is a learning experience. I try hard to send out the answers to your questions as fast as I can. Though I like to fully research the issues properly to give the most accurate answer.

To me, a sugar detox means no white flour, rice or pasta. No artificial sweatners. Extremely limited processed foods such as muffins, bread and pasta. Natural sweeteners used VERY sparingly.
The focus is on whole foods. Foods that are usually in the first isle and last isle at the supermarket.

You may be starting to feel your sugar withdrawals now.  This is when you will be needing your “Detox Buddies” the most!

Let’s talk about these withdrawals.  How and why do they happen? Knowledge is power. This knowledge will help you through your most difficult days.

Here’s the science of it-

(A response to another detoxer who noticed she was getting severe headaches…)

Sugar is highly addictive, just like any other addictive substance, like cocaine, marijuana, caffeine, and tobacco. Your brain is comprised of nerves (neurons) and at the end of those neurons are tiny bulbs called receptors. These receptors take in the chemicals that you intake and that the brain makes. The brain creates appropriate responses to those chemicals. For example, exercising produces endorphins in the brain. As a result, these chemicals cause the person to be more relaxed, happier, and with a lower risk of depression. Different chemicals  cause different changes in the mental and physical state. Here’s a sugar  example-

You eat sugar and the brain recognizes that. Its receptors wake up to receive the sugar. And if there is too much sugar (and too little receptors) the brain won’t let it go to waste! It actually creates new receptors to accommodate all the sugar. Tiny receptors spring up where needed to absorb all the sugar chemicals floating around the brain. So right now, our brains have been accommodating all the sugar that we intake by building all these new receptors.

Here is where headaches and other withdrawal symptoms (like tiredness, nausea, and irritability) come in–
Its a withdrawal symptom. Those receptors in ur brain are used to getting its daily does of sugar. So when you reduce your intake of sugar, after a certain amt of time, the receptors die out. And that’s the pain you are feeling. Its a withdrawal symptom, just like any other addictive substance has. You have built up tolerance to sugar and your brain has become so used to it. So you perceive pain when its not available for the receptors in your brain.
Now that you understand where its coming from- you might need to pop a few advils for a few days to numb the pain but remember—- you only have to go thru this once. Let those receptors die out and never give them enough sugar to rebuild!

If you are having headaches, and other withdrawal symptoms,
eat sugar stabilising foods (like almonds and oatmeal)

To my “Detox Buddies,”
Day 6 and 7 were super. I’m lucky that I’m not going thru these withdrawal symponts this year because I’ve been off high doses of sugar for a while. I did go thru them last April when I did the Detox.
My mind is relaxed, a natural way of eating is setting over me.

Passovers’ meals are behind us- now to get them off my behind! Body is feeling real good, especially since I instructed a Smartbell class. That always does the trick!

Till next time!


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How to Make the Best Organic Baby Food From Scratch

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How to Make the Best Organic Baby Food From Scratch

No Comments 12 April 2010

Now that Passover is behind us, its much easier to focus on the babies in our lives.

Choosing to make homemade baby food is a great way to contribute to a baby’s early health. Starting them off on the right foot nutritionally will help set the stage for healthy eating habits in the future. Use fresh, organic produce where possible, and opt for no salt added, preservative free frozen produce where fresh is not available.

Making homemade baby food will allow parents and caregivers to have complete control over what goes into a baby’s meal, leaving no doubt of all-natural ingredients. Remember that making homemade baby food isn’t only nutritious and delicious for baby, it’s a snap to prepare!

There are countless combinations of fruits and vegetables that can be pureed together to make homemade baby food. Once the baby has shown she is tolerant of a certain food, begin to combine this food with other safe foods and offer new flavour combinations.

  • Potato, pea and leek
  • Avocado and banana
  • Plum and pear
  • Mango and banana
  • Apricot, pear, and apple
  • Apple, kiwi and pear
  • Butternut squash apple
  • Quinoa and banana
  • Fruity brown rice
  • Lentil, carrot and sweet potato

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