A healthy diet is so important for your longterm health.  Below and in future posts, I will share some healthy recipes that you can adapt easily to the ingredients you have on hand. Here’s a video with personal attestations of the importance of a wholesome plant-based diet. Some basic ingredients for Indian food are: Cumin seeds Mustard seeds…

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I’m trying random combinations of ingredients to come up with the simplest way to make a hearty vegetable soup for the cold winter days ahead. Here’s an initial try that was quite good, and with the pearled barley was filling. I don’t generally like the texture of frozen vegetables other than peas but in this…

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Adapted from “The Jewish Holiday Kitchen” by Joan Nathan This recipe can be used for Passover by eliminating the chick peas, and not serving over rice — unless you’re Sephardic.  Editor’s note: Julia made this for a recent Middle Eastern food gathering and it was delicious! It’s a different take on tsimmes. Ingredients: 4 large onions…

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From Once Upon A Chef Servings: 6 – 8 (as a side dish) This is very tasty! If you prefer less curry taste, add a LITTLE extra lemon or honey. Ingredients: For the Dressing1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil1 teaspoon lemon zest and 3 tablespoons lemon juice, from one large lemon1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice,…

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This is a tasty salad full of nutritious ingredients, especially the sweet potatoes! Ingredients:  2 lbs sweet potatoes1/2 lb of garbanzo beans (not canned). If you can get the ones with the skin (called kala channa from an Asian store, it is even healthier) 1 red onion cut into fine pieces (optional) Salt to taste 2 tablespoons…

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