Friday, December 27, 2013

Apology for any confusion....

...If you get a feed of my blog sent by email, you might have noticed some old posts were labeled as having been posted recently....Apparently it does that if I make any changes to an old post. Anyway, sorry for any confusion that might have caused. I also ended up deleting one post entirely because it was mislabeled as having been posted recently but it was an old petition that no longer exists. Oops! Please bear with me as I work out the kinks. Thanks!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Please excuse my "cyber-dust"....

...I'm working on fixing up this blog to make it more up-to-date, user-friendly and informative for YOU!

Some examples of what I've been working on:

Removing widgets that no longer work and/or are irrelevant.
Adding more relevant, working widgets.
Rearranging widgets in a more sensible order.
Adding labels to all my posts, and a cloud at the top to indicate how many posts have each label.
Adding pictures to all my posts.

Feedback is much welcome! Please tell me what you like about the new Foodiscovery, as well as what you see that you think should be changed. Don't worry about hurting my feelings, as long as the criticism is constructive, because this blog is for YOU and I want you to get the most out of it possible.

Thanks! :)

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Announcement: Calling All Kosher Food Writers!!!!!

Foodiscovery will be hosting a blog carnival for the first time ever!!!!! :) :) :) :) :)

Carnival name: Kosher Cooking Carnival

Carnival organizer: Batya Medad

Edition to be hosted here: Adar 1

Submission deadline: January 29, 2014

How to submit a post: Check this page at the beginning of January (or check back here on Foodiscovery for the announcement that submissions are open for this edition).

More information:

C'mon, show me what you got!!!!!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Meatless Monday? Almost....

If you follow my blog or other food blogs, you've probably heard of Meatless Monday. Quite simply, that just means eating vegetarian one day a week. I don't follow it as a rule; it's just a concept I have in the back of my mind. I wasn't even thinking about it yesterday but there didn't seem to be any meat in any of the food I ate yesterday! Then I realized it was Monday and I was thinking, Hey, I'm actually doing Meatless Monday without realizing it! And then, as I was eating my leftover spaghetti and sauce, the next two forkfuls I picked up had two tiny pieces of leftover meatball in them....Oh well. Lol! :)

Sunday, December 8, 2013

The Ultimate Guide to Eating Paleo

Sorry, folks- I'm not posting often anymore due to certain matters going on in my life but I found this great infographic and just had to share. (No, I'm not doing paleo but I have finally gone off dairy for good. I'm not currently on any diet. I'm just so grateful that thank G-d I have food to eat at all....)

The Ultimate Guide to Eating Paleo
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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Scrumptious spelt pancakes -- parve, dairy-free, egg-free, vegan

This evening I woke up from a looong nap (really needed it), saw a container of syrup on the counter (left out from my parents' dinner), and got the urge to make pancakes. This is what I made:  

2 C spelt flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 bag chai tea (only because we didn't have cinnamon and the original recipe I used calls for cinnamon; an experiment but it worked well)
2 Tbsp oil
2 Tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 c apple juice
chocolate sprinkles (optional) (the only tiny dairy-free chocolate I had available; next time maybe I'll try it with dairy-free chocolate chips or something)
olive oil (for frying), just enough to coat the bottom of the pan (unless you want it really oily)
more maple syrup for topping (optional; these are delicious even without; I like to drench mine in maple syrup but even so there were a few bites it didn't touch.)

They're very filling. According to the original recipe, there's enough for four people. (Or you can save the rest for another meal if no one else wants them....I made myself one medium-sized pancake and left the rest in its mixing bowl -- covered with two plastic bags -- in the fridge.)

Here's the original recipe I used:

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Very quick, simple, healthy, delicious alternative to onion rings! :)

This is literally all I did: I took a tiny onion (without even peeling it first), stuck it in the microwave for two minutes, took it out, pulled off the peel, and microwaved it for another minute. No oil, no seasoning (though feel free to experiment with different seasonings and/or oils), no nonsense. Make a bunch of these and keep them on hand for snacks as a healthy alternative to junk food. I actually had a few as part of my lunch today because I'm really trying to get in lots of veggies whenever possible.

Please be careful not to burn yourself!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Fun Food! :) (And healthy, too! :) )

Cross posted in Kosher Cuisine

This is great if you've eaten a sandwich and aren't quite satisfied but want a little something that's really healthy instead of a second sandwich: Top a slice of whole wheat bread with strips of red and/or yellow pepper. I used both and alternated the colors. Very delicious! :) I thank God that I've got plenty of yummy, healthy food to eat! :) (And chocolate chip cookies, too. Not exactly healthy but very yummy.)