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Cookin' up Candy

Experiment in the kitchen this Passover

04/05/2012
Online Jewish Week Columnist

If you've made it this far: Congratulations. The cleaning, scrubbing, scraping and burning is all over. So with the hard part behind you, take some time this Hol Hamoed to have fun in the kitchen and whip up some delicious, and obviously kosher for Passover, candy!

Candied orange peel and peppermint patties. Photos by Amy Spiro

Hearty Lentil Soup

Fill up and stay warm with this tasty dish.

03/08/2012
Online Jewish Week Columnist

If you (and your teeth) survived the onslaught of sugar that is the holiday of Purim, congratulations! In an effort to stay away from sweets and embrace wholesome, hearty foods, I present one of the most humble of all foods: The lentil. A seemingly quiet, unassuming legume, lentils are super cheap, packed with protein, fiber and vitamins. Oh, and they're tasty.

Hearty Lentil Soup. Photo by Amy Spiro

The Festival of Lite

12/04/2009
Editorial Intern

Chanukah foods don’t exactly bring healthy images to mind. In Israel, this time of year every bakery in town is serving up trays and trays of sufganiyot, doughnuts with your choice of jelly, caramel or even chocolate filling.
But as people worry about their waistlines and calorie counts, indulging in a fried delicacy for eight nights may not be the best idea.

This Chanukah, you can choose healthier baked doughnut “muffins,” left, or the full-fat fried version, above.
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