Jewish Journal

Lemon zest vs Lemon juice??

By Elana Horwich

2 weeks ago

Lemon zest, the yellow part of the peel - not the white bitter part - holds the essential oils of the lemon and is thus filled with pure lemon flavor. Lemon... More.

  • Why don’t you need to peel carrots?

    By Elana Horwich

    3 weeks ago

    Because, simply, it’s a pain the butt. Who want’s to peel?! And if you buy organic carrots, you definitely don’t need to. A little dirt is healthy. It’s filled with minerals and probiotics, even. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t rinse your carrots though! Trust me, no one will ever know if the carrots you put in soups, stews or roasted vegetable dishes are peeled or not. They’ll just be happy that you cooked for them.


    Interested in taking a cooking class with Elana? Visit mealandaspiel.com

  • Peanut-Coated Sesame Chicken

    By Elana Horwich

    January 14, 2016 | 11:55 am

    This gluten-free, non-fried chicken will most definitely become a star in your culinary repertoire. 


    • ⅓ cup Hot Pepper Sesame Oil... More.
  • Burrata vs Mozzarella, what’s the difference?

    By Elana Horwich

    January 13, 2016 | 12:00 pm

    Mozzarella and burrata are both semi-soft Italian cheeses made from cow or buffalo milk. Both come from Southern Italy (mozzarella from Naples and... More.

  • 7 Secrets to the Best Latkes?

    By Elana Horwich

    December 10, 2015 | 2:38 pm

    You don't start cooking school called Meal and a Spiel if you can't make a mean latke. It is my pleasure to share my secret, or rather my secrets, with... More.

  • What are the best winter veggies?

    By Elana Horwich

    December 2, 2015 | 11:56 am

    People think that there aren't good veggies in winter. Not true! There are plenty of delicious ways to nourish your body with earthy nutrients this... More.

  • How to avoid the Thanksgiving food coma?

    By Elana Horwich

    November 25, 2015 | 12:03 pm

    Eating less is NOT the answer this chef will give you!

    Try these three tips, and they will totally change your holiday experience.

    1. My secret... More.
  • Paleo Pecan Crust Sunshine Pumpkin Pie

    By Elana Horwich

    November 24, 2015 | 2:47 pm

    Because it tastes like the sunshine.

    Your guests do not want to look at their watches waiting for the right moment to make a polite exit so they can... More.

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Elana Horwich is the founder of Meal and a Spiel, a boutique Beverly Hills cooking school and online recipe resource based on the philosophy that anyone can learn to cook. Her...

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