Please Drop Your Weapons

After everything humankind has invented, after everything that was written, after everything that was spoken, researched, discussed, documented, and studied, we are still killing each other. I still can’t find the words for the tragedy; the answer to the simple question of how, after everything we went through as humankind, we get up on one … Read more

The meat replacement market is going down

In the last few years, I have been observing the rise in popularity of the meat replacement market with concern. However, it seems, or at least I hope, that it was more of a passing trend. The meat substitutes market has been declining lately, and I find this fantastic news. I have cooked and taught … Read more

Why can’t you lose weight?

I get many questions from people who are struggling with their weight. It’s a hard subject to write about since I don’t want to judge anyone, and because everyone’s reasons for struggling with weight can be different. Losing weight is not so much about the aesthetics of it since personal tastes, culture, and historical periods … Read more

Cooking is not a hobby, cooking is a life-style

Over the last 10 years, cooking has become a trend, a status symbol and a sign of sophistication in western society. This is a positive trend because it brings people back to their kitchens and drives the market to provide more diverse ingredients and vegetables which eventually promotes more variety in the agricultural system. But … Read more

Why are so many vegan food bloggers starting to eat meat?

Many people have been asking me lately about why so many successful vegan food bloggers have started to develop sickness after so many years of eating a plant-based diet and/or eat meat or other animal products. First of all, who am I to judge anyone for the food choices they make? And honestly I don’t … Read more

Roast parsnip salad with spicy coriander dressing

Serves 4 Preparation time: 20 minutes Wait time: 30 minutes Parsnips are definitely one of my favourite vegetables. I only discovered them when I moved to the Netherlands. If you prepare them in the right manner, their texture and sweet taste will be satisfying and pleasant. You’ll be surprised how well all the different textures … Read more

The medicine of the future is the medicine of the past

We have become so dependent on medicines and other products that come from the pharmaceutical industry. Most human beings have lost all control, ownership and responsibility for their own health. We have forgotten how to examine and evaluate our own health and how to stay in balance. Throughout history, people in many traditional cultures were … Read more

Macrobiotics was there first

When I started to eat in a macrobiotic way 13 years ago my practice was considered weird and esoteric. When people heard that I was eating brown rice, fermented foods and avoiding sugar they looked at me with pity and worry and definitely thought that I had lost my mind. Back then the newspapers, magazines and … Read more

No clue what to cook tonight!

Many people have been telling me lately that they keep repeating the same recipes and getting bored with them, with very few ideas for new ones. This is not surprising considering that we’ve been cooking so intensely for ourselves over the last two years in our own kitchens with so little input and inspiration from … Read more

Moroccan-Israeli couscous with chickpea vegetable stew

North African comfort food Rich, big, satisfying, strengthening and relaxing. This is a dish for people who like real hearty food. I know this one from my childhood in Israel where people who immigrate to Israel from Morocco used to make this delicious chickpea soup next to couscous. This is a dish to become a … Read more

Metal energy – how to eat a strong plant based diet?

The days are getting colder and the flu season is just around the corner. It is the perfect time now to give the body and our immune system a boost of strong energy – metal energy. Metal energy is controlled by the intestines and shows in physical strength, focus, discipline, authority and financial security. When … Read more

No excuse for not cooking

I keep on hearing people saying how they can’t find the time to cook for themselves. If you ask around everyone seems to be very familiar with the various series that are shown on Netflix nowadays. Many of my friends will also try to convince me very eagerly to watch some series that they think … Read more

Just promise me one thing – eat plenty of CARBS!

My precious customers, lovely followers and dear friends, I beg you, go out to the world, conquer it and feel free to do whatever you want, I will be the last one to judge, it is all yours. But please promise to me one single thing and this will be my only request from you. … Read more

Vegan strawberry tart for small celebrations

Small, sweet, friendly It is a Sunday afternoon. Your best friend is coming over. One that you haven’t seen for a while. Here is a reason for something special but that doesn’t demand too much work. Something cute, small, charming and sweet. For a tart of 12 pieces For a 30 cm diameter round cake … Read more

Polenta pizza with zucchini, asparagus and cashew cheese

Corn is a typical fire energy grain and it suits perfectly hot climates and the hot season. It is a fantastic comforting yet light dish to make for your friends or yourself on a hot and steamy spring or summer night. For 4 people Preparation time: 35 minutes Waiting time: 15 minutes For the cashew … Read more

ENERGY has won the most delicious vegan cookbook 2019

I am so proud and excited to tell you that ENERGY has won the price for the most delicious vegan cookbook of 2019. I want to thank each and every one of you for voting and supporting the book! We’ve achieved this together! As promised to you, I will soon start to publish your 10 … Read more

Quarantine thoughts and old photos

And suddenly there was time to pause. In the middle of life. In the middle of the world, it was quiet. I don’t know how I ended up going through all of these old photos. Once there was a time when I was young, or at least younger. Once there was a time that I … Read more

What to eat for a strong immune system?

Many people are very scared and are panicking because of the corona virus nowadays. The question is can we do anything to take better care of ourselves? I’m not a doctor, but I believe that the least you can do in the time ahead is maintain a wholesome diet and lifestyle that supports a strong … Read more

Sweet potato tofu croquettes with shiro miso – mustard dip

Happy to share with you the recipe for the sweet potato-tofu croquettes, one of my favorite recipes from my cookbook ENERGY. These croquettes are quite addicting and before you notice, you can easily eat A LOT of them, so make a big batch. Your guests and family would love it and love you. They are … Read more