What Is In Your Pantry. Lauren Chandler?

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Lauren helps individuals and families grow healthier and happier through learning to cook. Often working in conjunction with clients’ health care providers, she offers customized culinary instruction and meal planning services. In addition to running her own small business, Lauren is the Culinary Wellness Expert at Barre3 and develops and teaches culinary classes to future nutritionists and naturopathic physicians at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon.

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From the Jewish Food Hero Kitchen: Vegan Pasta Salad

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Try this satisfying and delicious vegan pasta salad. The dressing is creamy and dairy-free. This is a perfect dish to serve for Shavuot. This salad stays true to the “milk-y” theme of the holiday, albeit from plant-based milks.

The chickpeas, corn and pasta make the salad satiating, while the red and yellow peppers add color and crunch. The olives add a touch of salt to please. The dressing is tomato-based with a small amount of tahini to make it creamy. This salad is healthy, as it is oil-free and mayo-free.

This salad can be made a few hours in advance of your meal or even a day ahead. It can be served cold or at room temperature. Serve as a side dish or as a main dish.

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10 Ways Israel is Eating Healthier in Its 69th Year

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Israel is celebrating her 69th birthday this year. The fledgling pioneer state of Israel’s early years has given way to a sophisticated start-up nation, with a diverse population and a rich culture. Food culture in Israel has developed over the years too, and global trends of healthy eating have made their way there as well. Here are 10 ways Israel is eating healthier today.

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Common Yiddish Words Every Woman Should Memorize

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Yiddish was the daily language of many European Jews for about 1,000 years. On the eve of World War II, there were about 11 million Yiddish speakers, but the decimation of European Jewry in the Holocaust greatly decreased this number, and today there about 1.5 million Yiddish speakers in the world. Despite the small number of speakers, Yiddish words have made their way into other languages, and many Yiddish words and phrases can be found in English and Hebrew.

Yiddish is a truthful language and it captures the depth of emotional experience.

That makes Yiddish the perfect language for women who need precise words to describe their emotional reality. Here are Yiddish words you can use to describe how you feel, what you think and observe. 

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Jewish Quotes on Freedom

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Judaism has its roots in the Exodus from Egypt, when the tribes of Israel became the Jewish nation, a free people. The Exodus is mentioned numerous times in the Bible as a reason that Jews must be extra-careful how they treat others. Throughout Jewish history, Jews have valued freedom – physical, spiritual and emotional. Here are some quotes that reflect that:

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Why I started eating Kitniyot on Passover

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I grew up in an Ashkenazic non-Orthodox home in rural Maine. Passover was a consistent experience during my childhood. We refrained from eating chametz and kitniyot (legumes, rice and other items which Askenazic Jews traditionally don’t eat on Passover). I never questioned our tradition.

As a vegan single woman in my 20s without children, my Passover food focus was potatoes, sweet potatoes, squashes, vegetables and fruits. I did of course eat matzah but even then I limited the amount every day because too much matzah makes me feels constipated during the holiday.

This felt fine to me at the time, as I am a person who loves potatoes, simple foods and rules. For me, Passover is a physical experience and simplifying my diet is a way of experiencing freedom.

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