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Prepared or Neurotic?

By Elana Horwich

April 8, 2013 | 9:00 am

Going to India and Thailand means possibilities of all kinds of disease. I need to be prepared.

Is it that I am a highly allergic, food sensitive, obsessively compulsive healthy eater... read on

  • The Cleanest Cocktail [VIDEO]

    By Elana Horwich

    April 4, 2013 | 12:00 pm

     

     
     
     
     
     

    Contrary to popular belief, lemons are actually alkaline, helping to restore your body’s balance to lower levels of acidity. (It is believed in the alternative health world, and now even in some of the western medical world, that disease cannot live... read on

  • THE BEST BRISKET EVER. with potatoes. [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    April 3, 2013 | 12:00 pm

    I don’t compliment myself too easily. In fact I have a complex about not being good enough. I am terrified that everything I do will suck and bring embarrassment to my family and the entire Jewish people at large. A neurotic Jew- that is so cliche, which only makes me feel more... read on

  • Chick-Sa Soup and Matzo Balls [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    March 21, 2013 | 12:23 pm

    The Matzo Ball

    Put a little schmaltz in your balls.

    Those unschooled in Yiddish might suspect that I am suggesting you add a little fire to your life, a spring in your step, a little chutzpah to your decisions. Yes, that too. However, schmaltz is the yiddish word for chicken... read on

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  • Rosemary Almond Cake with Olive Oil and Orange Zest [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    March 19, 2013 | 9:00 am

    For years I had a recurring nightmare that I find myself in the Sienese countryside where Chianti grapes display themselves in Bacchanalian rows, inviting an aimless wanderer, me, in to taste a bite of their intoxicating deep purple fruit.

    With a bunch of grapes ripped off the... read on

  • Moscato Spice Charoset [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    March 18, 2013 | 9:01 am

    Charoset (pronouned cHa-roset, with an almost silent “c” like cHa-nnuka) is the delicious chopped fruit, nut and wine mixture on the Passover seder table that symbolizes the mortar between the bricks that the Jews laid while slaves in Egypt 3,000 years ago. Why the mortar we eat is... read on

  • Vigor Trigger: Asparagus

    By Elana Horwich

    March 15, 2013 | 9:00 am

    Asparagus is in season!

    Wondering why it has a unique affect on your potty? Me too. I don’t know why. But it does:

    • strengthen and stimulate kidney function.
    • have an abundance of Vitamin K which helps your blood to clot normally.
    • offer itself as a natural weight... read on
  • Choosing tomatoes [VIDEO]

    By Elana Horwich

    February 27, 2013 | 10:50 am

     
    To see the health benefits, what I call Vigor Triggers, of tomatoes, click here.

    To see more Meal and a Spiel how-to videos or to take cooking classes with Elana, please visit www.mealandaspiel.com

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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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