Articles of Interest

Belly Dancing Skeletons and Spinal Health

Belly Dancing Skeletons & Spinal Health Belly Dance – with its undulations, vibrations, syncopations, isolations, improvisations, and choreographic creations – is a form uniquely suited to stimulate the inner organs…

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Love to your Liver

  Do you remember the episode of “I Love Lucy” where Lucy and Ethyl take a job in a chocolate factory? (I posted it below.) Their task was to wrap…

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Pumpkin Chili

Recipe courtesy of Saladmaster Foodture plant-based cooking school in Windsor CA  

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Rhythm Study

One of the features of Middle-Eastern music that make it so fun to dance to is the variety of rhythms used. Here is a primer of some of the most…

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The Precocious Apricot

HISTORY OF THE APRICOT       The apricot was cultivated in China and Central Asia as early as 2000 BC. It migrated with traders traveling the Silk Road, with Chinese merchants…

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Lemon Honey Pistachio Cardamom Cake

This tasty variation of a Middle Eastern classic cake comes from the Moosewood Restaurant New Classics cookbook. I’ve been making this for friends and bringing it to potlucks for years,…

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Saliha’s Tadka Salad

Saliha’s Tadka Salad This recipe is adapted from Tadka Asian Coleslaw on www.salihacooks.com. Be sure to check out Saliha’s beautiful book KHAZANA, inspired by Indo-Persian heritage and the ancient cookery…

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The Fabled Fig

Figs tell a complex and symbolic story in culinary history. Native to the Mediterranean and western Asia, the edible fig may be one of the first plants humans cultivated. Archeologists…

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Lebanese Spiced Pancakes

This uniquely delicious pancake recipe features tumeric and anise, spices used in a popular Lebanese sweet bread. Find the recipe's source at www.tasteofbeirut.com

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