If these were my grandma’s latkes, they would be cooked in butter, stuffed with raisins, sprinkled with saffron, and actually made out of rice. They would be hard and crunchy and she wouldn’t call them “latkes”, she would call them “tah-diq” (meaning, “bottom of the pot” and referring to the unbearably addictive mold of intentionally …

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3 things that make my life easier: 1. Pre-cooked lentils from Trader Joe’s 2. Having a favorite dressing on hand at all times (mine is the lemon & garlic dressing from Sol Food in San Rafael) 3. Adam Everyone should get an Adam. No really though, everyone should get a favorite dressing that is light …

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Sometimes we need a break from the things we love so that when we come back to them we remember how amazing they make us feel (#soclicheithurts). Since finishing my first year of law school, entering hardcore wedding planning mode, and “enjoying” my bridal diet, I have really neglected my blog. But really, who wants …

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I apologize in advance for ruining your diet. I made these for a “healthy” dessert last night when I was craving something chocolatey. Coconut’s a fruit, right?  Although individually they are not enough to ruin your diet, not being able to control yourself after eating just one might be. Ice cold balls of chewy coconut …

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They were right: it’s a small world, after all (minus all those creepy doll faces with the eyes following you back and forth). Katherine and I met last year at a restaurant in Jerusalem when I was celebrating my 24th birthday. Unfortunately, she was at the other end of the bar, and I didn’t realize …

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My friends introduced me to Lara. Well, to her bars at least. While I was getting stomach aches between classes from my Cliff bars (a personal issue, not trying to defame Cliff bars here), I never could have imagined a health bar with only natural ingredients (a personal preference, this is NOT a Lara Bar …

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Yeah, right. Like I EVER go out anymore. BUT, even for those of us who don’t, some B vitamins and sugar are always well-loved. For those of us who do, there is nothing like this smoothie to clear out that dehydration. On super hot days in Jerusalem, this was my favorite smoothie to sip on while …

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Chag Sameach! Happy Passover! If you’re Ashkenazi, I’m sorry that this recipe will likely make you sad. Cheer up, you can always enjoy it next week when Passover ends. If you’re Sephardic, WAHOO! You’ll LOVE this recipe while you’re missing all your leavened goodies this week. This is kind of like a two-in-one deal. The …

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If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I hate breakfast. I like brunch, and I suppose I like breakfast on the weekend (which truthfully ends up being more like brunch) but getting my act together in the morning is HARD. I’m one of those people that can eat the same thing for breakfast …

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  Quick Trivia: Snatching the record from Israel, Lebanon holds the world record for the largest bowl of hummus. Check out the article and photo here. According to the article, the Lebanese chefs used 8 tons of boiled hummus, 2 tons of tahini, 2 tons of lemon juice and 154 lbs. of olive oil for their dish “Khoo-moos”… …

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