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Vegan, Raw… or plain “Fresh”? Vegan, Raw… or plain “Fresh”?

People have interesting reactions to the words “vegan” or “raw diet”. They get a tic or a twitch when they hear it. They dismiss it. They object to it. But mostly I detect their disbelief that vegans or raw dieters enjoy great-tasting food. I admit that I had the same reactions to these words in […]

Something good Something good

Currently, until I find out further what’s going on with me, I am still mostly gluten, dairy, egg, and soy free. I don’t feel deprived anymore—no need to feel sorry for me. In fact, I like it. It’s the kind of food that makes me energized and happy. Happy food. I feel better then I […]

Market day (or, how to make dinner in 5 minutes) Market day (or, how to make dinner in 5 minutes)

How does this sound to you: “No need to cook dinner today”? With tons of fruit and veggies, fresh bread, hummus and tahini, olives, honey, fresh tomatoes, corn (and so much more) that I bought at the market today, I don’t have to cook dinner. Hip-hip-hooray. It makes a perfect hot summer day dinner, don’t […]

Breakfast for the whole family in 5 minutes Breakfast for the whole family in 5 minutes

I make fruit salad every morning. Usually, a bowl full of fruit makes my little ones’ bellies full and they don’t need anything else besides drinking a glass of coconut/almond milk (water is good too!) next to it. We used to eat bread, cheese, yogurt, deli meat… I have always restricted boxed cereals, a.k.a. breakfast […]

Homemade corn tortillas and cooking class (gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free) Homemade corn tortillas and cooking class (gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free)

I have recently become gluten-free and dairy-free after I found out I’m sensitive to them. In retrospect I now suspect that some time down the road I developed this sensitivity and it made me get all swollen and puffy in my body and face, gain weight, get rashes, wake up with stiff muscles and neck, […]

Detox: What about the kids? Detox: What about the kids?

A reader recently asked (as well as participants in my new cooking classes) how are the kids doing and what are they eating, since I started with the detox diet and all the changes that followed. “I wonder how it goes with your kids? Do they change their diet too? Do you eat separately and […]