Chocolate Olive Oil Challah with Sea Salt

by Shoshana on April 23, 2014 · 10 comments

I have to admit I really do not mind Passover food. We tend not to eat that many grains regularly so the food we eat during the week of Passover really isn’t that different from the rest of the year. I like the creativity it takes to make desserts taste great without grains and, I […]



Grain-Free Zucchini Bread

by Shoshana on March 25, 2014 · 15 comments

Over the past several months I have been experimenting quite a bit with Paleo and Grain-Free baking. I have ¬†shifted how our family eats so that we eat a minimal amount of packaged, processed and refined foods. (I do all of the shopping and cooking so they just go along). I am always looking for […]



Fig, Olive Oil, and Sea Salt Challah

by Shoshana on January 14, 2014 · 11 comments

This Thursday is Tu B’shevat, the Jewish New Year of the Trees. It is traditional to celebrate Tu B’shevat by planting trees and enjoying the seven species of fruits and grains of the Land of Israel mentioned in the Bible. This year our synagogue has a bunch of fun Tu B’shevat activities planned throughout shabbat, […]



Rainbow Challah

by Shoshana on October 17, 2012 · 24 comments

This week in the weekly cycle of the Torah readings we read the story of Noach. God plans to destroy the earth with a flood and instructs Noah to take his family and a least two of each animal onto the ark to save them. After the flood God designates the rainbow as a symbol […]



Monkey Bread

by Shoshana on May 3, 2010 · 3 comments

Last week I attempted to make gluten-free challah using the brioche recipe from Healthy Bread in 5 Minutes a Day. Being new to gluten-free baking I didn’t realize the difference substituting white rice flour for brown rice flour would have in the end results. I ended up with a huge vat of very sticky dough […]