Zachary’s Passover Menu + Jewish Holiday meal planning tips. 

Zachary’s Passover Menu + Jewish Holiday Meal Planning Tips

Zachary shares his Passover Menu, and Jewish Holiday meal planning tips.  Holidays are a time when we want to eat something special with people who are dear to us. But how often does trying to prepare a great meal result precisely missing the time with family because you are so busy in the kitchen?! Zachary […]

Is Kosher always enough? Q&A with Expert Melissa Hoffman 

Is Kosher always enough? Q&A Melissa Hoffman

When you have always eaten kosher, it might sound odd to ask: is kosher always enough? I recently transitioned from 20 years of veganism to eating a kosher omnivore diet. Previously on this blog, I shared thoughts about eco-kashrut which considered whether simply being certified kosher was really enough in terms of the ethical standards […]

18 Tips from Food Waste Fighting Enthusiast Abbe Stern

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Food waste is one of our most urgent global challenges. At the same time as people suffer due to lack of food, our landfills are filling up with food waste, releasing harmful gasses which contribute to climate change.  According to Change for Climate, “Wasted food that ends up in the garbage, and ultimately the landfill, […]

6 Benefits of Ending My Vegan Diet During Pregnancy

6 Benefits of Ending my Vegan Diet During Pregnancy

Erica decided to move beyond veganism during pregnancy, a time when the body goes through a significant transformation.  I met Erica online when I shared my blog post, Extreme Veganism: Why I started Eating Meat After 20 Years. She responded, “I recently started eating (kosher) meat again after 25 years of strict vegetarianism/borderline vegan”. Her […]

Physical Symptoms that Motivated me to Move Beyond a Pure Vegan Diet

Physical Symptoms that Motivated me to Move Beyond a Pure Vegan Diet

Today, I’m sharing some of the physical symptoms of the pure vegan diet. These unwanted side effects eventually led me to move beyond a pure vegan eating pattern. This blog post is part two of the Becoming Kosher Omnivore series, discussing why and how I have moved away from eating exclusively vegan / plant-based.  If […]

Extreme Veganism: Why I started eating meat after 20 years

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Today, I’m exploring how attitudes of extreme veganism affected my physical and emotional experience of eating a plant-based diet. This blog post is part of the Becoming Kosher Omnivore series, discussing why and how I have moved away from eating exclusively vegan / plant-based.  20 years of veganism  After eating a vegetarian/vegan/plant-based diet for 20 […]

What is The Best Way to Cook Tofu?

What is the best way to cook tofu?

Tofu is one of the most versatile and handy cooking ingredients you could wish for. Made entirely of soy milk, tofu is high in protein, low in fat, and a 100% vegan ingredient that even carnivores will love… When it’s appropriately prepared! Here is your guide to The Best way to Cook Tofu. How to […]

Women and Matza: Food, Work, and Pesach Memories

Women and Matza - Dr. Elizabeth LaCouture

An introductory note from Jewish Food Hero: I am excited to have Dr. Elizabeth LaCouture share a Passover food story from Hong Kong, and reflect on our relationship with making matza. Elizabeth LaCouture is a contributor to Jewish Food Hero’s forthcoming book Women and the Talmud. She is the founding director of the Gender Studies […]

Eco-Kashrut Question: Beit Din in France

Eco-Kosher Questions At Beit Bin

Eco-Kashrut Question:  Beit Din in France is a guest post by Louis Lavis.  A note to the reader: My family and I moved from Cambodia to France this summer. When we arrived, I sent out the Jewish Food Hero newsletter as usual. Louis Lavis, a JFH Community Recipe contributor, replied to welcome me to France […]

Ultimate Pirkei Avot Quotes on Humility, Action, and Relationships

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This is my collection of Ultimate Pirkei Avot Quotes on Humility, Action, and Relationships. Pirkei Avot is one of sixty-three tractates of the Mishnah, a foundational Jewish text which was codified by the 3rd century C.E.. Unlike the other 62 tractates which focus on legal instruction, Pirkei Avot is a collection of ethics and moral […]

Help Yourself to these 9 Plant-based Nutrition Books + Recipes

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I want to share 9 plant-based nutrition books and cookbooks which I love. Transitioning to a new, healthier way of eating is exciting. But it can also feel like a challenge to forego ingredients and products which we are used to cooking with and eating. The books I share here will give you ideas and […]