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Honey Cookies for Rosh HaShanah RECIPE

Bake a batch of honeyed cookies for the Jewish New Year. Symbol of all things sweet and good, honey is part of many Rosh HaShanah recipes. Here at Green Prophet, we use only chemical-free honey. Our popular honey cake  is based on a traditional recipe, and so are these honey cookies. German immigrants brought the […]

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Lamb Kebabs Marinated in Pomegranate Molasses

In the Middle East, grilled meat is king. This recipe calls for marinating lamb cubes overnight in pomegranate molasses, a sweet, thick reduction of pomegranate juice. We have a recipe for it here. Then it takes only 15 minutes to cook. Have ready rice, a variety of salads, hummous to spread on your challah, and […]

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Camels for Milk and Look Who’s Buying

Dubai’s dream of exporting fresh camel milk to the rest of the world will soon become reality. Green Prophet’s been doing alot of yakking about camels lately.  Prepare to hear a lot more as the camel products go commercially global. Camel milk is a healthy alternative to cow milk; Camel milk is for good for […]

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Eat Slower, Enjoy It More, And Eat Less

You eat more under stressful conditions. Did you ever notice that you eat much more popcorn during the tense scenes at the movies? It’s a self-comforting thing to do, a response to stress. Researchers Brian Wasink and Koert van Ittersum at Cornell University recently discovered a parallel in a study done at one of the […]

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Is Organic Food Really Healthier?

A study from Stanford University, California, concludes that organic food is no more nutritious than conventional. But how correct is that? A furor of debate is breaking over a statistical analysis of data on food. Over 200 studies on organic and conventionally raised produce, grains, eggs, milk, poultry and meat were collated by Stanford University’s Center […]

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Tea Extract from Pakistan May Help Treat Breast Cancer

A tea made from a plant found in Pakistan, India, Africa and parts of Europe may help treat breast cancer, study suggests. Following our report on turmeric‘s benefits for natural breast health, science is finding more evidence for Mother Nature’s healing possibilities. According to ScienceDaily.com, “scientists at Aston University and Russells Hall Hospital have discovered […]

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White House Honey Beer Recipes

Drinking beer is definitely more of a Western tradition than one of the East where wine is preferred, but beer has its place where tradition allows. Miriam has covered beer expos in Israel where there is a rise in boutique breweries like the Dancing Camel and a demand for organic beers. My mom always said […]

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Camel milk and diabetes

What’s good for baby camels may be great for diabetic humans. Nomads have always considered camel’s milk a medicine, but only recently has science confirmed it. We’re in agreement – see our 6 green reasons for drinking camel milk. While folks in Dubai enjoy coffee- and chocolate-flavored camel milk drinks, researchers view the thin, bland […]

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Camel Meat Catching on in Canada

Toronto eateries now offer camel burgers and kangaroo kebabs. Emiratis are addicted to Canada’s premier doughnut chain, Tim Horton’s.  So it makes for kharmic culinary balance that Torontonians chomp a North American staple with a crazy MidEast twist: camel burgers. Casbah, a food kiosk in downtown Toronto, serves up camel burgers. “It’s very healthy, and […]

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Pig Abuse Rampant in Kosher Israel

Pig abuse makes the headlines in Israel, a place where pork is strictly off-limits to most people. A few years ago we covered the rampant Swine Flu that prompted Egypt’s cull of 300,000 pigs to “protect” people there against the virus. But the cull was likely just a matter of politics: The issues surrounding the raising […]

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Are Brazilian Blowouts Putting Kinks in Health?

More popular in the US than the Middle East, the Brazilian Blowout craze (with its chemicals) did make the headlines in Dubai. I’ve never understood the desire to chemically straighten one’s hair, perhaps because my wavy locks can go either way, and natural tricks for my hair type work just fine. Even so, many curly-haired […]

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Khat Juice Drug Peddlars Arrested in Israel

The drug du jour in Israel is khat, and the police are clamping down on its regulation. Unlike conventional addictive drugs like marijuana, hashish, and cocaine, there is a Middle Eastern drug that has slipped through the cracks of the authorities. Causing societal havoc in countries like Yemen, khat qat, gat or ghat, is a […]

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Mechouia, Grilled Vegetable Salad RECIPE

Tunisian flavors come together deliciously in a salad of charred, chopped vegetables. Tunisian food features dishes based on simple ingredients dressed in plenty of heat and spice. Mechouia salad is typical of this sunny cuisine, like Shakshukah. Hard-boiled eggs offset chilies and make mechouia a filling vegetarian dish. To capture this salad’s most authentic flavor, […]

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Build a solar cooker and make Sun Soup

With a solar cooker, you can set a pot down outside and come back  later to find lunch ready. We’ve only just begun harnessing the non-stop, 800 trillion-watt light bulbs’ worth of energy that sweeps our planet. The move towards solar energy is growing. In large areas of China, India, Africa, North America and the […]

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Veganism Goes Viral in Israel

It is very unusual to find a dinner or breakfast table in Israel that doesn’t include a smattering of meat and/or dairy products to choose from (depending on whether or not the family keeps kosher), which is why the revelation that tens of thousands of Israelis have embraced veganism in the last year is nothing […]

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Tahini is also a Middle Eastern Pasta Sauce

Try something a little different than plain-old tomato sauce on your pasta. Try tahini! On my first night CouchSurfing in Haifa, Israel, in the cozy apartment of a young married couple, the three of us sat down, along with a local friend, at the table on the balcony to eat dinner – which, surprisingly, the […]

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4 Summer Rose Wines from the Middle East

Rosé wine is gaining global popularity. Did you know that the Middle East with its long history of wine-making is producing some great rosés of its own? The summer heat is upon us and if you’ve been smart you’re perfecting those non-cook recipes to beat the heat. If you like a glass of wine here […]

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Agriculture and Water Connect Israel to Africa

Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Danny Ayalon, landed on Monday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He continued on to Uganda and Kenya, where he will inaugurate two Israeli-cooperation projects in agriculture and health. According to Gil Haskel, Israel’s ambassador to Uganda, the Jewish state is interested in strengthening agricultural cooperation and collaboration with Uganda. Agriculture and water are […]

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World Fitness: How Do You Weigh In?

A team of British researchers devised a calculator that weighs you against the world. Did Olympic fever catch you?  Itching to get sporty and lean?  Before jumping into a new exercise routine, of course respect that classic disclaimer: first consult your doctor, who will check your weight and height and calculate your body mass. Green Prophet’s brought […]