Moosewood brownies, 2 ways

It's #NationalBrownDay! Because brownies. Below is the real Moosewood Cookbook brownie recipe. They're gooey and taste incredible--like Dunkin Heinz without all the chemicals. I use whole wheat flour, but no matter because there's hardly any flour in them. They're pretty much sugar and chocolate.  They're heavenly. But on any ol' day, I generally steer clear … Continue reading Moosewood brownies, 2 ways

Frozen Passover treats

Do yourself a favor, march over to the dollar store (or if your time is money, go on Amazon), and buy yourself a few packages of popsicle molds for Pesach. Buy a bunch because they break, and use them for the rest of the spring and summer. Fill them with juice and leftover smoothies for … Continue reading Frozen Passover treats

Happy 4th of July

With 4th of July falling on Shabbos this year, it calls for a bit of effort to make the Independence Day feel festive. Try these easy, healthy recipes to add to your Shabbos. Move over Bomb Pops, these red, white & blue Patriotic Pops are just as fun and a whole lot healthier. Ingredients: Red … Continue reading Happy 4th of July

School lunch plan

Not sure what I dread more when a new school year comes around: homework or packing lunches. Both take up time I don't have, and neither seem to do much good for my kids. For the homework, my plan is to pass off the problem to two high school kids--one who I am hiring to … Continue reading School lunch plan

Funky monkey shake

See this face? Two minutes ago he was face down on the sidewalk in a full-out 2-year-old tantrum. The ice cream man rode by on his bike, and mommy said no. Guess I'll wear my World's Worst Mom badge with pride. Believe me, I'm not against ice cream. But I don't think we should eat … Continue reading Funky monkey shake

Patriotic Pops

Move over Bomb Pops, these red, white & blue Patriotic Pops are just as fun and a whole lot healthier. Ingredients: Red Layer: 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries 1/2 cup orange juice 1T honey or maple syrup White Layer: 1 overripe banana 1/4 cup plain yogurt 1/4 cup milk Blue Layer: 1/3 cup frozen … Continue reading Patriotic Pops

Cherry mocha smoothie

They say that chocolate milk is the perfect running recovery drink. I say add a little cherries, coffee and ice and then it's perfect. CHERRY MOCHA SMOOTHIE 1/2 cup of crushed ice 1/2 cup frozen cherries (you could use fresh, if you want to sit there and pit them!) 1 packet of Starbucks Via or … Continue reading Cherry mocha smoothie