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Cooking Mistake Number One

By Elana Horwich

April 24, 2013 | 9:00 am

I will never forget my summer of grad school at Middlebury College in Vermont.  I was in the Italian School which meant that we had to speak in Italian, dine in Italian, play soccer in... read on

  • Ingredient Number One: Love

    By Elana Horwich

    April 22, 2013 | 9:00 am

    They say in Italy that each sauce or each dish comes out differently depending on who is cooking it. Even with the exact same ingredients and measurements. Just the way someone stirs the sauce and connects with the sauce is enough to create a unique and personal outcome. In other... read on

  • Oy Veh, a Vegan Salad [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    April 18, 2013 | 12:00 pm

    While I am away travelling I want to make sure you all eat!

    The last thing a cook wants to hear when she walks into a party that she has been preparing for for three days is that someone, the party-host’s brother no less, is a vegan. Had I known I would have made some of the... read on

  • Mini “Once You Go Black” Flour-less Chocolate Cakes [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    April 11, 2013 | 12:00 pm

    While I am away travelling I want to make sure you all eat!

    Here's a great recipe, and it's non-dairy, gluten-free, low sugar and pareve.

    “Once You Go Black,” you will never go back to any other chocolate dessert.  They are all about the chocolate, not the sugar, and use... read on

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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 or is it that I have travelled a lot and know what I need? Two years ago I climbed Mount... 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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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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