I just got back into working out after the pregnancy and today was practically my first run in a year! I am so incredibly proud of myself for having done 10 km, so I have been on a bit of runner’s high all day, except the hour and half I crashed on the couch for a schnooze. To fuel my new cardio crazy body I needed some serious carbs and what better than a bowl of pasta, when in Rome do as the Romans, literally (however on a slightly smaller scale and 3 hours more north). Continue reading
I love the fall and I am getting so excited about all the awesome veggies that come with the change of the season to colder weather; asparagus, squash, kale and lots of comfort food. Soups and pies are at the top of my list for cold weather comfort food. They just feel good, they warm you up on a brisk day, require so little effort, and the best part is that you can stock the freezer up and pop them out whenever you’re short on time or just feeling energy shot. Continue reading
As my son continues his hunger strike, and I continue to wheel things out of the kitchen, trying to cater to everyone’s needs, I can’t help but feel this summer cold creeping up on me and curbing my enthusiasm along with my patience. And I really hate that feeling a little sick can get us in a funky mood so easily. I guess my subconcious is trying to answer this call by spicing things up and giving me a kick where I needed it, all while sweatin’ some germs out with this spicy buffalo cauliflower wrap. It did help me get over a bit of a hump, but I am losing my voice nevertheless (more the reason for ice cream, which I made tonight, but did not measure or take pictures, it was still yummy with banana, peanut butter and chocolate!). All lamentings aside, I have choosen to enjoy the night with this wrap and still be thankful for this day of yoga, cooking and spending time with my son . . . what are you thankful for today?
To counteract some of the holiday foods that pack on the pounds I bring you a lovely Moroccan spiced infused grated cauliflower “cous cous” recipe. This recipe is loaded with flavor, and. . . wait for it. . . is light on all the all the other bad stuff. Not only does this ward of the blubber blues of the holiday season, it’s also like a mini vacay to a sunny, warm, and exotic place. This recipe reminds me of my trip to Marrakech a few years ago, with its winding alley ways filled with spice shops that colored the scenery and the intoxicating fumes of sweet and savory all wrapped into one, cinnamon, raisins, turmeric and cous cous tagines lined up along street vendors carts. And the final touches of tahini and date syrup bring me back to Israel, a place that without tahini, I don’t think could exist. I offer you this recipe as a break to these times of temptation and cold, so dig in and enjoy! Before I leave you to, I just have to share one last amazing bit about it, really the best part yet, it will only you take you 20 to 30 minutes total, and no I’m not kidding!