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  • Cooking with wine: A spirited menu

    By Judy Zeidler

    July 16, 2014 | 11:19 am

    The addition of wine to your favorite recipes can impart wonderful flavor, but too much or the wrong style can potentially ruin a delicious dish. 

    Example: Fish is usually better with the addition of white wine — except when using a pinot noir with a salmon recipe. Red wine can...

  • Recipes: Smoked salmon sandwiches, chocolate paninis and more

    By Judy Zeidler

    June 25, 2014 | 2:53 pm

    Baby boomers have childhood memories of eating all sorts of comfort foods: meatloaf, macaroni and cheese, Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup, french toast and tuna sandwiches.

    Over the years, though, Julia Child and the Food Network did a lot to change these food habits, and...

  • How to Choose an Olive Oil

    By Elana Horwich

    June 24, 2014 | 5:22 pm

    A common question I receive in my cooking classes is which olive oil to choose. This is NOT a no-brainer question.

    I can walk into any market, glance at my choices and in a matter of minutes, make my decision. Minutes, yes minutes. Not seconds. Choosing an olive oil takes some...

  • Recipes: Summer flavors, savory pastries and rich cheese tarts

    By Judy Zeidler

    June 18, 2014 | 2:16 pm

    Let’s have an outdoor summer party! 

    Whether you have a tennis court, a swimming pool or a great lawn for playing croquet, now is the time to invite friends over for a fun-in-the-sun celebration and an alfresco meal. Or you can take your party to the park.

    At our annual summer...

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  • Recipes with Roses for Mother’s Day

    By Elana Horwich

    May 6, 2014 | 9:00 am

    In western culture, roses are viewed as romantic and beautiful . No one thinks to actually eat the roses themselves and hence taste the romance and beauty.

    Roses can be consumed in the form of rose water. In fact, Middle Eastern cuisine has utilized the intoxicating flavor of the...

  • New Israeli cooking app takes off

    April 24, 2014 | 11:23 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    When Cindy Flash wanted to make eggs benedict a few days ago, she turned to a new cooking app developed in Israel, called Look & Cook.

    “It’s a great idea – you set up your tablet in the kitchen and you can see all the...

  • Going green for Passover

    By Judy Zeidler

    April 10, 2014 | 7:34 pm

    The mainstays of a traditional Passover seder, celebrating the Exodus of the Jews from slavery in Egypt, tend to be a carnivore’s dream: gefilte fish, chicken soup with matzah balls, stuffed turkey and lamb shanks.

    Today, though, more and more families are planning a vegetarian...

  • Passover Favorites [Recipes]

    By Elana Horwich

    April 9, 2014 | 9:00 am

    Look no further. All the recipes you need for Passover.

    The Best Brisket Ever. with potatoes It really is the best brisket ever. Cooked in red wine and tomatoes with rosemary, it tastes like Italy but feels like Shabbat. Start a day in advance. And read the spiel of the recipe…it...

  • A reminder: Don’t pass over the post-seder meals

    April 7, 2014 | 2:47 pm

    Planning Passover meals is always a wonderful challenge. For the seders, most of us focus on traditional family recipes because they are tried and proven, and because everyone likes them (and often asks for these favorites dishes).

    But what about the remaining six days of meals?...

  • Cooking with wine for Passover

    By Judy Zeidler

    April 2, 2014 | 2:19 pm

    Wine is an important part of the observance of Passover — at least four cups are poured during the seder service. I’m sure we all have noticed how our wine tastes have changed since childhood, when only the sweet, syrupy wines were available.

    But these days, our family and...

  • Passover: The season of freedom and chocolate

    By Rabbi Debbie Prinz

    April 2, 2014 | 2:11 pm

    Passover’s causes have always included freedom, peoplehood and monotheism, and Passover’s chocolate layers new concerns onto these age-old themes. 

    In the mid-20th century, Bartons Candy bundled kosher-for-Passover treats such as chocolate matzah, matzah balls, and Almond Kisses...

  • Jewish cookbook project wins national prize

    By Kylie Jane Wakefield

    March 28, 2014 | 3:31 pm

    A cookbook that started as a pay-it-forward project has won first place — and a $5,000 prize — in a national contest for one local Jewish women’s group.

    “Try It, You’ll Like It” is a cookbook by the Jewish Women’s Initiative (JWI), a division of Aish Los Angeles, featuring more...

  • Fit OUT not in

    By Tera Greene

    March 2, 2014 | 6:23 am

    I am about to start my fourth week as a student at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.  

    As I learn new ways to fit OUT and go against the "norm" of being sad and sick, I am finding myself becoming more whole through my education - and I am EXCITED!  
    To celebrate, I am...

  • How To Stuff Your Face and Stay Thin Over the Holidays

    By Elana Horwich

    December 18, 2013 | 9:00 am

    Eat only celery! Just kidding. Like that’s an option. People who give that kind of advice clearly could never be good in bed.

    We warm-blooded people are all going to eat a lot…as this is a time to relax, be with loved ones and stuff our happy faces.

    I often talk about how food...

  • Chocolate freedoms of Chanukah and Thanksgiving

    November 26, 2013 | 3:22 pm

    The freedom food of chocolate should star in desserts for Chanukah and Thanksgiving. Puritans seeking asylum in North America and Jews hiding from the Inquisition in New Spain (Mexico) had their first encounters with chocolate in the 17th century. Chocolate paves the religious...

  • Australia’s Jewish cooking club

    October 17, 2013 | 10:46 am

    In the cookbook collection of nearly every Jewish family sits a sincere yet amateur plastic-ring-bound volume of recipes. A group of women known as the Monday Morning Cooking Club has adopted this tried-and-true sisterhood tradition of culinary anthropology and recipe collecting...

  • How To Make The Best Quinoa In Town

    By Elana Horwich

    October 9, 2013 | 9:00 am

    The Basics of Quinoa

    I make the best quinoa in town, and considering I live in the capital of quinoa, Los Angeles, this is quite an accomplishment

    My tricks are:

    1. Make your life easy and buy a rice cooker. (buy here)
    2. Dress the quinoa while it is hot and serve it while...
  • Let them dat (honey) cake

    By Judy Zeidler

    August 28, 2013 | 12:40 pm

    Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is considered a High Holy Day, but it’s also a happy holiday, full of hope and optimism.

    I am always impressed by the fact that food plays such an important part during one of the most sacred of Jewish holidays. The traditional foods — apples,...

  • The Braniac Muffin [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    August 26, 2013 | 9:00 am

    It doesn’t take a brainiac to know that bran is good for you. Bran muffins, on the other hand, are a different story. The problem with most bran muffins is threefold:

    one: The bran used is often harsh and can make you feel flatulent, to use the correct terminology. When consumed...

  • Recipes=Memories

    By Honey Lazar

    July 5, 2013 | 6:51 am

    Photographing for "Loving Aunt Ruth" turned out to be delicious and somewhat fattening.  Well worth the pounds!  Aunt Ruth is a marvelous cook with a recipe collection.  Yes, these are her cards lovingly protected in plastic, because she either cooked for friends, a temple...

  • 4 Best Detoxing Smoothies

    By Sima Cohen

    July 2, 2013 | 6:18 pm

    When summer comes, our bodies naturally crave light cleansing foods such as fruits, vegetables, and drinks. At this time of year, detox is the buzz word! Each of these green smoothie recipes have unique nourishing and cleansing properties. Cleansing is all about giving our bodies a...

  • Daddy Cake

    By Honey Lazar

    June 25, 2013 | 5:56 am

    One of the wonderful things about asking those we love, those who have cooked for us for a recipe, is that it always comes with a story.  

    I asked Aunt Ruth for a cake recipe, and I learned all about how her mother made "Daddy Cake" for her father every week.  His own cake!  She...

  • Loving Aunt Ruth: Recipes for a Life Well-Lived

    By Honey Lazar

    June 18, 2013 | 10:49 am

    Loving Aunt Ruth: Recipes for a Life Well-Lived offers one woman’s ingredients for living a life of caring, authenticity, and love along with great recipes, humor, and Aunt Ruth’s thoughts on Jewish traditions.  The blog introduces the lessons and photographs found in our book...

  • The Stardust Margarita [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    May 9, 2013 | 9:00 am

    It’s a little known fact in the world that I used to work as a bartender. If you want to garner experiences that will shape the unique spiritual being that you are, it is imperative that at least once in your life you work nights for a raging alcoholic boss.

    For me it happened at...

  • BBQ Tofu Salad

    By Arielle Adelman

    April 22, 2013 | 9:50 am

    My meat loving-iron pumping brothers often refer to tofu as “hippie food”. I guess I can’t argue that going to a steakhouse and ordering a bone-in Tofu filet would be rather anti-climactic, however, there are plenty of ways to prepare tofu that are easy, healthy, great tasting, and...

  • The Pretty Protein Shake

    By Arielle Adelman

    April 21, 2013 | 8:35 am

    I used to be so scared of protein shakes. All I knew was that my muscle hungry brothers had a habit of drinking them like a dog lapse up water in the dead of summer, and that just did not seem congruent (or appetizing) with my female mind or body.  I could not understand how they...

  • Spaghetti Squash Reinvented

    By Arielle Adelman

    April 19, 2013 | 1:17 pm

    Based on my not-so-scientific poll, it turns out that spaghetti squash is a very polarizing vegetable; people either really love it or really hate it!  I quickly realized that the people in the “hater” category were (1) expecting it to taste like the gluten-ess Italian dish that...

  • The Trader Joe’s List

    By Arielle Adelman

    April 17, 2013 | 9:34 am

    Trader Joe’s is by far the most fortunate thing to happen to mankind.  This guy, Trader Joe, figured out how to provide us with quality, affordable, innovative, (for the most part) healthy, practical, convenient, and delicious groceries.  After 20 something years, I am still in awe...

  • 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...

  • Rosemary Nutty Popcorn

    By Arielle Adelman

    April 11, 2013 | 9:15 am

    Based on some very unscientific research, I have found that most people struggle with making mindful and healthy decisions concerning afternoon hunger pains. This is the time when people most often visit the vending machine or give into the cupcakes that are in the office kitchen,...

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