Sabrina Perl is a weight loss coach and personal trainer who helps Israeli women who are struggling to find time to take care of themselves. She supports women to eat healthier and move their bodies more.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I grew up on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York City. I currently live in Modi’in with my husband and 2 boys (ages 8 and 5).
When I want to relax I go on long walks with my ipod. My favorite music at the moment is by Ellie Goulding, Taylor Swift, and Katy Perry. But I am typically a classic rock kinda girl usually listening to the Beatles, Beach Boys, and some Billy Joel… I admit I have eclectic taste…
I am currently re-reading The Greatest Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick (I love British history).
My favorite meal is chicken marbella (recipe from The Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook) with simple steamed haricot vert and wild rice. It’s been my favorite meal since I was a small child and when I want some homey comfort food, that’s usually what I make. A simple rib-steak grilled medium-rare with perfectly grilled vegetables comes in second.
How do you typically feel, emotionally, when you open your kitchen pantry?
Pretty happy! I like knowing it’s stocked with healthy foods that nourish the bodies of my loved ones.
What’s your process for organizing your food pantry?
Honestly, it’s not much of a process… It’s more like “it goes wherever it fits”…
What’s inside your pantry right now?
I have different nuts, which I always like to keep on hand, from shuk in Jerusalem. Aside from that, I keep:
GG Scandinavian Bran Crisps that I order from the USA regularly
Osem mini rice cakes (I think they are called פריכונים) in my pantry.
What’s inside your healthiest item you keep in stock?
I don’t really believe that one item alone can be “healthiest.” I really believe that to be the healthiest you can be, you have to have a very balanced and diverse diet. I suppose, if I have to pick one product, it would be my Bob’s Red Mill chia seeds.
What about your guilty pleasure that you always have on hand?
Chocolate. I love chocolate. My favorite is Holy Cocoa bars. Even their 100% bar doesn’t taste bitter!
Compared to your mother, how is your pantry the same or different than what you grew up with?
My pantry has a few more superfoods than my mother’s, but we both really have the same food philosophy and eat pretty Mediterranean style, with some extra chocolate on the side!
If you could change anything about how your pantry is now, what would it be?
I would love to have pretty rectangular canisters for everything, so it’s all nice and neat. I hope to do that someday in the near future, but finding the time is always the problem lol.
Your turn: What item from Sabrina’s pantry appeals to you the most?