Articles by Lucia Schnitzer


Chef’s Corner: Shakshuka, an Israeli specialty

May 1 is Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day. Celebrate the occasion by making shakshuka, a dish that closely competes with hummus and falafel as an Israeli staple. Originally introduced to Israel by Libyan and Tunisian Jews in the 1950s, shakshuka has since become a favorite for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Israel is truly a melting…


Chef’s Corner: Happy Campers

It’s hard to believe that we’re talking “camp” again. I haven’t even begun to think about what I’m doing next week, let alone this summer! But like most of us, we just get it done along with all the applications for schools and scholarships, not to mention filing our taxes. Personal assistant, anyone? I love…


Chef’s Corner: Here’s to you!

It’s a new year, which means a new chapter. An opportune time to reflect, and project, what we want different for ourselves in the upcoming year. I had an epiphany this past summer while sitting at the beach and had clarity on what needed to change for me. Being a wife, mother and business owner,…


Happy Hanukkah!

Hanukkah enlightens and revives for me the many faces of miracles that reveal themselves every day: my children, life, health, love and so many more. It’s the gratitude that builds up inside that reflects an everlasting flame that flickers and bursts each time I witness G-d’s grace in my life and in others. The oil…


Chef’s Corner: Ooey Gooey Teiglach

If you’re not familiar with “teiglach” a Rosh Hashanah classic, then I’m happy to share with you this ridiculously delicious confection. “Teig” in Yiddish means dough, and “lach” at the end of the word normally signifies small. Hence teiglach, “little small dough balls,” soaked in sweet honey syrup, mixed with almonds and dried fruits piled…


Chefs Corner: Watermelon Surprise

Summer is here and I want to share this amazing dessert that will leave everyone surprised from the presentation to the very first bite. Watermelon cake is fun, gluten free and easy to make. My kids have a blast making this all year round, especially since it requires minimal cooking and just a few ingredients,…

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