Smart Food Shopping

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by Dina Eliash Robinson Part 1 — WHY BOTHER? Why would a society obsessed with youth, beauty and fitness, consume huge quantities of toxic, nutrient-poor foods that hasten aging, spoil looks and promote ill health? … Read More

String Beans & More Summer Soup


Ingredients (Preferably all organic) • ¾ cup chopped red onion • 3 cloves chopped fresh garlic • about 5 cups of string (green) beans • about 2 cups of coarsely shredded kale leaves leaves (hard … Read More

Mating Game of Date Palms


By Catharine L. Kaufman (a.k.a. The Kitchen Shrink) Perhaps this column should be marked PG-13, since much of what’s said about the exotic fruit often called “tree candy,” cannot avoid a slightly suggestive tinge. Starting … Read More

Missing The Pastry Baking Gene? Improvise.

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By Dina Eliash Robinson If you have ever been ridiculed by in-laws at the family Thanksgiving dinner with stories of your pastry baking disasters; or had a cooking class instructor roll his eyes as you … Read More

Apple & Almond-Flour Cake


Ingredients: (Organic preferred. Feel free to adjust ingredients, proportions and measurements to your taste & creativity.) • One box of frozen, Organic Filo Dough (sold at Whole Foods and other health food stores) • 10 … Read More

Tomato: The Legendary Love Apple


Boosts Your Lycopene, Antioxidants, Vitamins & Attractiveness By Dina Eliash Robinson Artists As Gardeners Our famous friends, musicians and travel journalists Joanne (Giovanna) and Tony DiBona, are keeping us supplied with some of the most … Read More

Tasty Treats Play Tricks On Kids

"Illustration from Jolene, Adventures of a Junk Food Queen by Catharine Kaufman"

  By Catharine Kaufman—a.k.a. The Kitchen Shrink Most parents realize sooner or later that while threats and bribes tend merely to strengthen kids’ resolve to hold out for takeout pizza and other fast food, a … Read More