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How to Make Home-Made PESTO!

Ever since returning from Italy, Ilana and I have fallen in love with Pesto! Pesto has many wonderful heath benefits. Basil, the main ingredient, contains flavonoids that protect cells from radiation and oxidative damage. It also contains potent volatile oils that are anti-bacterial and effective at warding off unwanted bacteria, as well as containing anti-inflammatory […]

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Best Way to Defrost Food

The best way to defrost food is in the fridge. It not only keeps the fridge cool, meaning the fridge itself will use less energy to stay cool, but often people leave food out too long with defrosting which causes their food to collect unwanted bacteria. Many other people use their microwave to defrost food. […]

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Save Your Etrog!

With the holiday of Sukkot midway through now is the time to start thinking about what to do with your four species when the holiday is out. I would suggest composting the leaves. I know this is controversial, since they were used for a mitzva, but considering that usually they are thrown onto the ark […]

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Daniella Relishes 'The End Of Food' by Paul Roberts

For those readers about to participate in tonight’s Yom Kippur fast, Green Prophet Daniella Cheslow offers up many reasons why we need to think again about food production in this weeks ‘eco-reads’ review: Paul Roberts may be the only food writer capable of swinging from prehistoric man gathering berries to a doomsday scenario ten years […]

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Honey

It is customary on the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashana, this past Tuesday and Wednesday) to have apples with honey to bring a sweet new year. In honor of this custom I would like to list several benefits of this wonderous sweetener. Being green is about being healthy to the world around you, as well […]

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Deliver

Considering the rising price of gasoline it is probably cheaper to get your groceries delivered than to take your car to the supermarket. Yes, the delivery van will be doing the driving for you, so why bother? Well, they deliver multiple deliveries for the same amount of gas that you would use to go and […]

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Eilat Fish Cages: Out of frying pan, into Ashdod harbor

The Israel Union for Environmental Defense (IUED) reported that yesterday (September 14) the Israeli government approved plans to place fish cages in the Ashdod harbor.  This marine agriculture initiative was removed from the Eilat harbor after a controversy over whether they were harming the coral reefs in the Bay of Eilat/Aqaba.  Without getting into the […]

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Have a Healthy Ramadan: Greening Your Fast

We’re now just over a week into Ramadan, and hopefully those of you that are fasting have settled into a comfortable routine.  For any of you that may still be trying to find your way, though, we thought we’d do a bit of research into the best ways to keep your eating healthy and earth-friendly […]

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Become An Artist

There are so many wonderful things that you can do with odd household throw-aways. Be creative and think outside the box, or INSIDE the box in some cases… Cereal boxes can make stylish and colorful bookmarks. Use empty tissue boxes to store extra plastic bags. Ever find that your chips get crushed? Pop them into […]

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Cook in bulk

If you cook in bulk you will be making efficient use of your oven’s energy. Cook meals in large quantities, and set aside extra portions for another day. Professional chefs will tell you that for them cooking a meal for 6 and 60 takes almost the same prep-work. When you’re done portion and freeze it. […]

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Are Microwave Ovens Health Hazards?

Microwave ovens are an important cooking and food heating tool in many modern homes, especially here in Israel. Many people may not be aware, however, just how dangerous these gadgets are to human health. Recently, much attention has been given to microwaves, or “micro-gals” (as they are called by Israelis) in that they produce similar […]

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Good Ol' Home Cooking…

Packaged food is becoming more and more predominant in our society. The busier we get the more we look for instant solutions. The problem is that pre-cooked/store bought foods are not only less healthy for you than home cookin’ but it’s bad for the whole planet as well. Eat one more meal in. Take the […]

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Wine Cubes for keeping bits of old wine

I love cooking with wine… and sometimes I add some to my cooking too. Cooking with alcohol, especially wine, can release elements in food that would otherwise not come out, specifically tomatoes and meats. If you have a little bit of wine left over in a bottle but cannot finish it, instead of letting it […]

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Pack Your Lunch

Most aluminum foil is thrown out after on use. It’s a shame since it can be reused again and again without losing quality. Other alternatives are to use waxed paper, which can then be composted. Or tupperware, which is ideal or reusing.

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Swimming in Salad

Did you know that the bagged salad bought in the supermarket tends to contain high levels of chlorine… often higher than in the average swimming pool? It’s easy, and much healthier, to bag your own! Just like with aromatics, after washing and then spinning it dry, roll up your lettuce in paper towels and then […]