Rosh Hashanah Menu Planning and the Vegetarian Child

This year, Rosh Hashanah falls on Wednesday night through Friday afternoon, seguing right into the Sabbath.  That means four main meals of the holiday, and two meals for the Sabbath. My teenage daughter and I finally came up with a menu plan for Rosh Hashanah. My daughter doesn’t eat any kind of meat or fish, […]

Rosh Hashanah Tips and Recipes

If you’re celebrating the Jewish new year of Rosh Hashanah, you’ve probably started to plan. Traditional foods for Rosh Hashanah include anything sweet and round. Specific foods include round challahs, apples dipped in honey, fish, the head of a fish or lamb, fish in general, cabbage, carrots, black-eyed peas (apparently common in secular new year’s celebrations), pomegranates, dates, and beets. And I’m sure I’ve forgotten a few.

I’ve collected some links for Rosh Hashanah. Some are from my other website. I’ll be posting a low-oil honeycake recipe on Wednesday.

Quick Update on Bar Mitzvah Planning

Here’s what we did on this extremely hot and humid day. My husband and all of the kids took part. Wrapped candy with printed labels to make them look like Torah scrolls. Unnecessary, but thanks to my daughter they came out perfect and it makes the event a little more special. We’ll pass them out […]

Save Money by Eating Less Meat and More Vegetable Protein

Animal proteins, including eggs, dairy products, meat, fish and poultry, are usually the most expensive part of our food budgets.

Sometimes people think that in order to eat less meat, they need to become vegetarian or make vegetarian meals more often. This is one approach. But you can still choose to include small amounts of meat or other animal protein in most meals. What counts is how much you eat over the course of an average day.

Planning Menus

There are three main methods of meal planning. The methods can apply to the main meal, or to all meals including snacks. The best plan takes into account your schedule, storage space, and cooking style, and is flexible enough to accommodate the unexpected. 1. Daily Plan. This does not mean that you decide what to […]