Napoleon Dynamite Purim

Napoleon Dynamite is making its rounds on a second generation, and Napoleon fever hit our house 'real bad.' Since our kids saw the movie in July (and another dozen times since then), they've spouted out random lines pretty much nonstop. There was no question that Purim was going to be all about Napoleon. Shalach Manot … Continue reading Napoleon Dynamite Purim

Whole Wheat Hamentashen

Reposting this from last year because guess what? Hamentashen are back in style again. Whole wheat, margarine-free, easy to form and kid-approved. 'Nuf said. Oh, and try the chocolate filling too. HAMENTASHEN 1/2 cup sugar 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour, plus more for rolling 2 eggs 2/3 cup neutral oil (I use grape seed … Continue reading Whole Wheat Hamentashen

Whole Wheat Hamentashen

Whole wheat, margarine-free, easy to form and kid-approved. 'Nuf said. Oh, and try the chocolate filling too. HAMENTASHEN 1/2 cup sugar 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour, plus more for rolling 2 eggs 2/3 cup neutral oil (I use grape seed oil) 1/2t fresh lemon juice 2T orange juice 1/2 nutmeg 1t vanilla 2t baking … Continue reading Whole Wheat Hamentashen

My Healthy Purim Plan

Purim is just around the corner and rather than throw my hands up and join the junk food feast, I've got a two-part plan. My first plan is to share healthy shalach manos with our neighbors and friends. We've got dried fruit and granola galore (of course!) for adults and families. For all the little … Continue reading My Healthy Purim Plan

Granoladox Cafe

No, I haven't decided to quit my day job. But for one day only, stop by the Granoladox Cafe for some good, healthy eats. We'll be serving...you guessed it--granola. And the best part? Food is free! Chag Purim Sameach!

‘Healthy’ and happy Purim!

Is there a mom out there who doesn't throw her hands up on Purim, acquiescing to a dozen too many requests for junk--per hour? Because if there is, I'd like to meet her. Purim's a blast--my favorite day of the year, in fact--but the nosh really does take a toll. That's why I tried to … Continue reading ‘Healthy’ and happy Purim!