15 Down and Counting!

All this bean counting and portion measuring did bring a fantastic result! Drum roll, please: During the last four weeks my husband has lost 15 lbs. There was no wacky diet to follow and no magic trick, other than the right selection of ingredients, extremely tight portion control, and a 30-minute walk every evening. His…

Planet Earth in All Its Beauty

We have a seven-year old kid at the party, and what a kid! A great chef and food artist Sumith Babu of Keralaslive presents his son who is making a speech in honor of Earth Day, as well as another one of his fantastic creations. As usual, humble Sumith claims that “kiddies enjoy this simple…

An Award, a Tag, a Soup…

Beautiful and so creative Ruchi of https://ruchisvegkitchen.com/ has nominated me for a Blogger Recognition Award. I am awed and humbled by all these honors, and I thank you, dear Ruchi, for thinking of me! Here are the rules: Write a post to accept this nomination. Thank the person who nominated you and mention their blog link….

Salad Out of Nothing

In Odessa, they used to say that a woman can make three things out of nothing: a hat, a salad, and an argument with her husband. My grandmother had a different saying; she taught me that a true Jewish balabusteh (lady of the house) should be able to make six family dinners out of one…